By NSCHoF (Knoxville, IA) -- CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana was named the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted Indiana Sprintweek and the Perris Oval Nationals amongst his wins this season. Leary earned seven of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received five first-place ballots, while Kyle Cummins received one.Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are defending Non-wing Driver of the Year and Western World winner, Tyler Courtney, Knoxville Corn Belt Nationals winner Brady Bacon, MSCS champion Kyle Cummins and Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals winner, Kevin Thomas Jr. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are Justin Grant, Chris Windom, Damion Gardner, Thomas Meseraull and Chase Stockon.The Reinbold Racing/Underwood Motorsports #19AZ team with CJ Leary at the wheel, earned the 2019 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award for the first time.Tyler Courtney (his second) and Kyle Cummins will share the “Wild Card Award” for their exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2019. The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa.