"Austin McDaniel Racing Opener March 10th Hickorkory Motor Speedway" - 3/7/12


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Every year we try to prognosticate a little … taking a look at the up and coming drivers, the veterans, the rookies and more.


This year is no different, as we're ready to take a look at some of the drivers around the Late Model Stock Car division that aren't necessarily the big names yet, but rather are on the verge of becoming one of the top drivers. This list, known as the "Top 12 Rising Stars to Watch", covers any driver that is currently on the rise or one that we think we will be on the rise. The driver can't have won a LMSC Championship, those who have are considered veterans and will be on another list.


Last season many of these drivers made their first real impressions on the Late Model Stock Car world and this season we're expecting them to be one to watch for one reason or another.


Number 8 on the list is:

Austin McDaniel #12 – Hickory Motor Speedway



Austin McDaniel has been making waves around here for the last two seasons from his incredible second half of the season in 2010 in a Limited Late Model to last season making noise in the Late Model Stock Cars. McDaniel isn't done yet either as this season he's ready to ramp it up a little at Hickory Motor Speedway as he chases the track championship and he will certainly be one you'll have to keep an eye on to win it.


Season Opener March 10th at Hickory Motor Speedway.