Narain wins NASCAR's 'Most Popular Driver' award

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Miami: Narain Karthikeyan beat veterans and fan favorites like Ron Hornaday and 2010 champion Todd Bodine to win the “Most Popular Driver of 2010” award in a fan poll held on the NASCAR Web site.

In a huge surprise, Karthikeyan, now participating in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series here, and who has run a total of only nine out of the 25 race calendar, garnered the most votes.

Karthikeyan, who drives for Starbeast Motorsports team, said: “Racing in NASCAR has been such a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. From the other drivers to the fans, everyone has been extremely welcoming and supportive.”

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