George Cunningham Award

National Motorsports Press Association

George Cunningham Award

Recognizes excellence in writing. The award is based on total points earned in the various print categories (Spot News, Race Coverage, Columns and Feature). Since 2005, the award has been presented in two divisions: Daily/Internet and Non-Daily.

YEAR RECIPIENT PUBLICATION DIVISION
2019 Dustin Long NBCSports.com
Matt Crossman NASCAR.com
Mike Adaskaveg Speedway Illustrated
2018 Ryan McGee ESPN.com
2017 Kelly Crandall Racer.com
2016 Kelly Crandall PopularSpeed.com
2015 Ryan McGee ESPN the Magazine
2014 Ryan McGee ESPN the Magazine
2013 Bob Pockrass SportingNews.com
2012 Ryan McGee ESPN the Magazine
2011 Dustin Long Virginian Pilot/SI.com
2010 Ryan McGee ESPN the Magazine Daily & Internet
Ryan McGee ESPN the Magazine Non-Dailey
2009 Nate Ryan USA Today Daily & Internet
Bob Pockrass NASCAR Scene Non-Dailey
2008 David Poole Charlotte Observer Daily & Internet
Mike Hembree NASCAR Scene Non-Dailey
2007 Monte Dutton Gaston Gazette Daily & Internet
Mike Hembree NASCAR Scene Non-Dailey
2006 David Poole Charlotte Observer Daily & Internet
Kenny Bruce NASCAR Scene Non-Dailey
2005 David Poole Charlotte Observer Daily & Internet
Nate Ryan Richmond Times Dispatch Daily & Internet
Matt Crossman Sporting News Non-Dailey
2004 Al Thomy Speedway Scene
2003 Kenny Bruce NASCAR Scene
2002 Mike Hembree Greenville News
2001 David Poole Charlotte Observer
2000 Kenny Bruce Kingsports News
Jeff Owens Winston Cup Scene
1999 Jim McLaurin The State
1998 Dick Berggren Speedway Illustrated
1997 Tom Jensen Winston Cup Scene
1996 Deb Williams Winston Cup Scene
1995 Mike Hembree Greenville News
1994 Thomas Pope Fayetteville Observer
1993 Jim McLaurin The State
1992 Mike Hembree Greenville News
1991 Bob Myers Circle Track Magazine
1990 Deb Williams Winston Cup Scene
1989 Steve Waid Winston Cup Scene
1988 Benny Phillips High Point Enterprise
1987 Tom Higgins Charlotte Observer
1986 Ray Cooper Greensboro News