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NASCAR fans declare Fort Kent native Most Popular Driver

KENLY, North Carolina — Austin Theriault returned to his roots, starting the 2016 Accent Imaging Super Late Model 125-lap race as part of the final day of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina on Sunday, Nov. 27. Theriault may have placed second in the race, but racing fans have named the Fort Kent, Maine native as the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Most Popular Driver.

“I’m honored to be voted in as the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Most Popular Driver. I want to thank all of my fans who got their vote in every day because their votes are the reason I won,” Theriault said on Sunday. “Thank you all for your continued support, and I’m looking forward to what 2017 may bring.”

The 22-year-old Theriault chose this race in part because he will not be racing the Snowball Derby the following weekend.

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