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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tennessee

Saturday, August 20, 2016

  1. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500.
  2. (25) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 500.
  3. (2) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500.
  4. (13) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 500.
  5. (12) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 500.
  6. (1) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 500.
  7. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500.
  8. (28) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500.
  9. (8) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 500.
  10. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 500.
  11. (11) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500.
  12. (22) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 500.
  13. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 500.
  14. (17) Aric Almirola, Ford, 500.
  15. (6) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 500.
  16. (34) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500.
  17. (18) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 500.
  18. (30) Brian Scott #, Ford, 499.
  19. (26) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 499.
  20. (32) Landon Cassill, Ford, 497.
  21. (37) David Ragan, Toyota, 497.
  22. (29) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 496.
  23. (7) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 496.
  24. (23) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 495.
  25. (21) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 495.
  26. (33) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 491.
  27. (36) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 489.
  28. (15) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 487.
  29. (38) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 479.
  30. (27) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 471.
  31. (31) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 470.
  32. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 458.
  33. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 458.
  34. (35) * Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 442.
  35. (4) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 437.
  36. (40) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 416.
  37. (5) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Accident, 373.
  38. (14) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Accident, 372.
  39. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Accident, 357.
  40. (39) Justin Allgaier(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 354.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  77.968 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 25 Mins, 05 Secs. Margin of Victory:  1.933 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  9 for 106 laps.

Lead Changes:  20 among 8 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Edwards 0; D. Hamlin 1-8; C. Elliott # 9-22; Kyle Busch 23-87; B. Scott # 88-92; R. Newman 93-101; Kyle Busch 102-160; C. Edwards 161-189; Kyle Busch 190-226; C. Edwards 227; Kyle Busch 228-250; C. Edwards 251; Kyle Busch 252-285; K. Harvick 286-309; Kyle Busch 310-347; K. Harvick 348-366; J. Logano 367-403; K. Harvick 404-417; J. Logano 418; D. Hamlin 419-429; K. Harvick 430-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Kyle Busch 6 times for 256 laps; K. Harvick 4 times for 128 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 38 laps; C. Edwards 3 times for 31 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 19 laps; C. Elliott # 1 time for 14 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 9 laps; B. Scott # 1 time for 5 laps.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 762; B. Keselowski – 735; Kurt Busch – 692; C. Edwards – 689; J. Logano – 684; Kyle Busch – 674; D. Hamlin – 659; M. Truex Jr. – 630; J. Johnson – 612; M. Kenseth – 604; A. Dillon – 596; C. Elliott # – 588; J. Mcmurray – 583; R. Newman – 576; T. Bayne – 541; K. Larson – 537.

08/22/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Rain interrupts Bristol race, forces postponement until Sunday

Rain interrupts Bristol race, forces postponement until Sunday

 

Aug. 20, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway teased its race fans with a brief taste of side-by-side action on Saturday night, before persistent

storms halted the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after 48 laps and forced postponement of the finish until Sunday afternoon.

 

The race will resume at 1 p.m. ET Sunday and will be broadcast on CNBC.

 

Carl Edwards led the field to green on Saturday but surrendered the top spot to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin on the opening lap, as Hamlin sped around the outside through the first two corners.

 

Before the first of two heavy storms hit on Lap 38 and forced the cars to pit road, Hamlin, Sunoco Rookie of the Year points leader Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch all had spent time at the front of the field.

 

Busch passed Elliott for the lead on Lap 23, as drivers were able to find speed in both the inside and outside lanes of the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track.

 

After a red-flag period of 1 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds, during which track drying was completed, Busch led the field for 10 more laps under caution, but another hard rain hit the track before the race could restart. That left 452 laps still to be completed when the race resumes on Sunday.

 

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08/21/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Food City 300

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Food City 300

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tennessee

Friday, August 19, 2016

  1. (5) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 308.
  2. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 308.
  3. (7) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 308.
  4. (15) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 308.
  5. (14) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 308.
  6. (12) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 308.
  7. (6) Darrell Wallace Jr, Ford, 308.
  8. (17) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 308.
  9. (4) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 307.
  10. (20) Corey LaJoie, Toyota, 307.
  11. (9) Regan Smith(i), Chevrolet, 306.
  12. (11) Brad Keselowski(i), Ford, 306.
  13. (21) Gray Gaulding, Ford, 303.
  14. (28) Ray Black Jr #, Chevrolet, 302.
  15. (18) Ryan Preece #, Chevrolet, 301.
  16. (30) David Starr, Chevrolet, 301.
  17. (25) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 301.
  18. (29) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 301.
  19. (26) BJ McLeod #, Ford, 300.
  20. (27) Travis Kvapil(i), Ford, 299.
  21. (32) Brandon Gdovic, Chevrolet, 299.
  22. (31) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 299.
  23. (38) Garrett Smithley #, Chevrolet, 299.
  24. (2) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, Accident, 296.
  25. (10) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Accident, 296.
  26. (39) Camden Murphy, Chevrolet, 295.
  27. (19) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 293.
  28. (13) Brennan Poole #, Chevrolet, 291.
  29. (35) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 290.
  30. (3) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 286.
  31. (37) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, 286.
  32. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, Accident, 278.
  33. (1) Erik Jones #, Toyota, Accident, 244.
  34. (36) Hermie Sadler III, Toyota, Fuel Pump, 228.
  35. (22) Ryan Reed, Ford, 226.
  36. (40) Mike Harmon, Dodge, Brakes, 168.
  37. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, Suspension, 165.
  38. (34) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, Engine, 36.
  39. (33) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Handling, 27.
  40. (24) Matt DiBenedetto(i), Toyota, Brakes, 3.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  84.827 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 56 Mins, 07 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.277 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 54 laps.

Lead Changes:  16 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   E. Jones # 1; D. Wallace Jr 2-5; E. Jones # 6-31; K. Larson(i) 32-33; E. Jones # 34; K. Larson(i) 35-77; E. Jones # 78; K. Larson(i) 79-153; E. Jones # 154; K. Larson(i) 155-234; E. Jones # 235; B. Keselowski(i) 236-287; K. Busch(i) 288; B. Keselowski(i) 289; T. Dillon 290; B. Keselowski(i) 291-304; A. Dillon(i) 305-308.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Larson(i) 4 times for 200 laps; B. Keselowski(i) 3 times for 67 laps; E. Jones # 6 times for 31 laps; D. Wallace Jr 1 time for 4 laps; A. Dillon(i) 1 time for 4 laps; K. Busch(i) 1 time for 1 lap; T. Dillon 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 737; D. Suarez – 686; J. Allgaier – 685; T. Dillon – 684; B. Gaughan – 667; E. Jones # – 657; B. Poole # – 631; B. Jones # – 627; D. Wallace Jr – 574; R. Reed – 532.

08/20/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Hamlin wins combustible classic in front of sold-out Watkins Glen

Hamlin wins combustible classic in front of sold-out Watkins Glen

 

August 7, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin, winner of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, entertained a sold-out grandstand with a celebratory burnout that trailed a plume of smoke the entire length of the frontstretch at Watkins Glen International.

 

But Hamlin’s smoke show—with a bad back, no less—paled in comparison to the fireworks that preceded the checkered flag, Hamlin’s first at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course.

 

The race was in doubt until the final corner, with Martin Truex Jr. pressuring Hamlin, who led the final 10 laps after surging past Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch in Turn 1 following a Lap 81 restart.

 

But Truex never got a chance to drag-race Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the finish line. As the cars neared the exit from Turn 7, with Truex running second and Keselowski third, contact from Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford sent Truex’s No. 78 Toyota spinning.

 

Defending race winner Joey Logano took advantage of the melee to finish second ahead of Keselowski and 2014 Watkins Glen winner AJ Allmendinger, who knocked Kyle Larson off the track and into the inside barrier on the way to a fourth-place finish.

 

Tony Stewart recovered from an early mistake—blowing the inner loop and losing 10 positions in the process—to finish fifth. Kyle Busch was sixth and Truex seventh after the last-lap spin.

 

Hamlin won the race in pain, with nerve endings on fire in his back.

 

“I just woke up with back spasms this morning,” he explained. “Just hits me every three or four months or so. I just wake up and can’t move. Really doubted being in the race car today, to be honest with you, but can’t say enough about this whole FedEx Freight Toyota team.

 

“Should’ve won both road courses (Hamlin was second to Stewart at Sonoma), which is something we never would’ve predicted going into the year. Sold out crowd, two years in a row, this is a good time. I’ve finally won at all of the (types of) race tracks, so it’s a great accomplishment for us.”

 

For the second straight year, the Daytona 500 champion also has gone to Victory Lane at the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen road course, with Hamlin joining 2015 winner Logano in that accomplishment. The victory was Hamlin’s second of the season and the 28th of his career, and though Hamlin was in a mood to celebrate, there were plenty of hurt feelings behind him.

 

Keselowski took responsibility for the incident with Truex, who expressed his displeasure by banging fenders with the No. 2 car on the cool-down lap.

 

“I got right up to the bumper of the 78 (Truex) and couldn’t do anything there, and he made a move to get by the 11 (Hamlin) on the inside, and the 11 blocked him,” Keselowski said. “I went high, and the 78 went high and by then I was already deep in the corner and got into him and turned him. That was really unfortunate, and the last thing I wanted to see.

 

“This track here, when you drive into the corner, you commit, and sometimes you don’t know what will happen when you commit. The last thing I wanted to do was turn him. I’m proud of my guys for a really fast race car and it was another crazy Watkins Glen day.”

 

That craziness included eight cautions for 20 laps, four for multicar incidents in the final 38 laps. There were two yellows after Hamlin took the lead on Lap 81, when Kyle Busch and Keselowski ran wide in Turn 1, and Hamlin seized the moment.

 

After the final restart on Lap 87 of 90, Truex stayed close to Hamlin, almost getting to the bumper of the No. 11 in the final corner before the contact from Keselowski turned him. The ensuing chaos allowed Hamlin to cross the finish line 2.065 seconds ahead of Logano for a victory that was nowhere near as comfortable as that margin might seem to indicate.

 

It was an ending befitting a race track accustomed to wild racing.

 

“Typical Watkins Glen,” Logano said. “I mean, it’s just awesome, crazy racing, full contact.  Just insane out there.  So a lot of fun from the driver’s seat and I’m sure the fans loved it as well in front of a sold out grandstand. It was pretty cool when I pulled over for the red flag in front of the grandstands and I could hear just fans screaming and yelling and loving it.  I thought, ‘Man, this is really cool to be in the driver’s seat right now.’ “

 

Notes: With his car obliterated in a four-car wreck on lap 53, Jimmie Johnson finished last (40th) in a Sprint Cup race for the first time in his career. … Danica Patrick led 11 laps on Sunday, a career best for a single Sprint Cup event, exceeding the seven laps she had led on two occasions at Talladega. … The victim of an early accident, Jeff Gordon recovered to finish 14th in relief of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed his fourth straight race because of concussion-like symptoms.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, New York

Sunday, August 07, 2016

 

  1. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 90.
  2. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 90.
  3. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 90.
  4. (9) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 90.
  5. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 90.
  6. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 90.
  7. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 90.
  8. (10) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 90.
  9. (32) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 90.
  10. (4) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 90.
  11. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 90.
  12. (20) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 90.
  13. (16) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 90.
  14. (21) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 90.
  15. (1) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 90.
  16. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 90.
  17. (11) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 90.
  18. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 90.
  19. (19) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 90.
  20. (23) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 90.
  21. (31) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 90.
  22. (33) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 90.
  23. (40) Landon Cassill, Ford, 90.
  24. (37) Boris Said, Ford, 90.
  25. (27) Brian Scott #, Ford, 90.
  26. (39) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 90.
  27. (34) Aric Almirola, Ford, 90.
  28. (22) * Cole Whitt, Toyota, 90.
  29. (2) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 89.
  30. (25) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 89.
  31. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 89.
  32. (15) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Accident, 83.
  33. (26) David Ragan, Toyota, Accident, 83.
  34. (35) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Accident, 83.
  35. (29) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 77.
  36. (36) * Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, Engine, 76.
  37. (38) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 74.
  38. (30) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Accident, 52.
  39. (24) Greg Biffle, Ford, Accident, 52.
  40. (13) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Accident, 52.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  89.513 mph.

Time of Race:  2 Hrs, 27 Mins, 48 Secs. Margin of Victory:  2.065 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 20 laps.

Lead Changes:  9 among 8 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Edwards 1-25; M. Truex Jr. 26; J. Logano 27-33; D. Patrick 34-44; Kyle Busch 45-48; B. Keselowski 49; Kurt Busch 50-52; J. Logano 53; B. Keselowski 54-80; D. Hamlin 81-90.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  B. Keselowski 2 times for 28 laps; C. Edwards 1 time for 25 laps; D. Patrick 1 time for 11 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 10 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 8 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 4 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 3 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: B. Keselowski – 727; K. Harvick – 718; Kurt Busch – 689; Kyle Busch – 670; C. Edwards – 653; J. Logano – 652; D. Hamlin – 620; M. Truex Jr. – 612; M. Kenseth – 600; J. Johnson – 578; R. Newman – 562; C. Elliott # – 561; A. Dillon – 559; J. Mcmurray – 550; K. Larson – 520; T. Bayne – 512.

 

 

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Logano breaks Team Penske drought with XFINITY win at Watkins Glen

Logano breaks Team Penske drought with XFINITY win at Watkins Glen

 

Aug. 6, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

WATKINS GLEN, N. Y. – Joey Logano finally finished what he started.

 

The driver of the No. 12 Ford won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International from the pole, giving Team Penske its first victory in what has been a disappointing season so far.

 

The win in the Zippo 200 was the second straight at the 2.45-mile road course for the 26-year-old driver, who led 67 of 82 laps and drove his car to the limit, keeping teammate Brad Keselowski behind him until a broken track bar mount forced Keselowski’s No. 22 Ford out of the race after 79 laps.

 

Keselowski’s problem gave Logano some breathing room. Though Paul Menard was making up ground in the closing laps, he finished second, 1.517 seconds behind Logano, who collected the 26th victory of his career.

 

The win was the sixth for Team Penske in the Zippo 200. In addition to Logano, Kurt Busch won the event twice, and Ryan Newman and Keselowski once each.

 

“Brad gave me a run for my money, that’s for sure,” Logano said of Saturday’s race. “He was just as fast as me, maybe faster. I never ran so many qualifying laps inside the car. I was running as hard as I possibly could, and I wasn’t sure if my car would last, running that hard, but she held together just long enough.

 

“I couldn’t be more proud to be here in Victory Lane. This is big for Team Penske on the XFINITY side of things. Great to get a win for them.”

 

Logano swept the XFINITY and Sprint Cup weekend at the Glen last year.

 

Kyle Larson ran third on Saturday, followed by Daniel Suarez and Trevor Bayne. Series leader Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Brendan Gaughan, Ryan Reed and Brennan Poole – all XFINITY regulars – completed the top 10.

 

Keselowski finished 24th and understandably had mixed feelings about the outcome.

 

“It looked like a bad weld broke,” he said of the track bar issue. “I don’t know what to say about that. You can’t win races in the garage. Joey and I were both really fast, and if either one of us got in the lead it was obvious we were going to drive away.

 

“That’s something to be really proud of. We had very fast Ford Mustangs today, and congrats to Joey on the win. It’s good for the program to see Team Penske get in Victory Lane today. I wish it could have been us, but I am happy for Joey and all those guys.”

 

The race featured six cautions for 18 laps. The most massive incident was an 11-car pileup in the esses on Lap 18 that eliminated Kyle Busch, who is attempting to win a race on all active XFINITY tracks at which he has competed. Currently, he lacks only Watkins Glen and Pocono to complete the feat.

 

Saturday’s race also had a healthy dose of the bizarre. On Lap 59, Derrike Cope’s No. 70 Chevrolet slowed and came to a stop in the runoff area beside the Inner Loop. After a few seconds, an explosion rocked the car, blowing the hood off its pinions and sending a billow of black smoke skyward. Cope was unhurt in the incident.

 

Tweeting as he watched the broadcast, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrote: “Reminds me of when I used to put M80s in the models I built.”

 

Cope was unhurt in the incident but was baffled as to the cause of the explosion.

 

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Zippo 200 at The Glen

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, New York

Saturday, August 06, 2016

  1. (1) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 82.
  2. (3) Paul Menard(i), Chevrolet, 82.
  3. (4) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 82.
  4. (6) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 82.
  5. (7) Trevor Bayne(i), Ford, 82.
  6. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 82.
  7. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 82.
  8. (12) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 82.
  9. (19) Ryan Reed, Ford, 82.
  10. (16) Brennan Poole #, Chevrolet, 82.
  11. (8) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 82.
  12. (13) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 82.
  13. (22) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 82.
  14. (18) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 82.
  15. (20) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 82.
  16. (17) Scott Heckert, Ford, 82.
  17. (23) Kenny Habul, Chevrolet, 82.
  18. (28) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 81.
  19. (31) Stanton Barrett, Dodge, 81.
  20. (33) Ray Black Jr #, Chevrolet, 81.
  21. (35) Cody Ware #, Chevrolet, 81.
  22. (24) Spencer Gallagher(i), Chevrolet, 81.
  23. (25) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 80.
  24. (2) Brad Keselowski(i), Ford, 79.
  25. (15) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 74.
  26. (39) BJ McLeod #, Ford, 73.
  27. (21) Ryan Preece #, Chevrolet, Suspension, 67.
  28. (36) Nicolas Hammann, Dodge, Oil Leak, 67.
  29. (11) Darrell Wallace Jr, Ford, 63.
  30. (38) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 62.
  31. (40) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, Accident, 53.
  32. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, Transmission, 32.
  33. (30) Jeff Green, Toyota, Fuel Pump, 18.
  34. (26) Todd Bodine, Chevrolet, Accident, 17.
  35. (14) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, Accident, 17.
  36. (29) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, Accident, 17.
  37. (5) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, Accident, 17.
  38. (32) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Transmission, 13.
  39. (27) Garrett Smithley #, Chevrolet, Overheating, 13.
  40. (34) Chris Cook, Dodge, Suspension, 8.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  87.496 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 17 Mins, 46 Secs. Margin of Victory:  1.517 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 18 laps.

Lead Changes:  8 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Logano(i) 1-16; D. Suarez 17-18; T. Dillon 19-23; J. Logano(i) 24-47; K. Larson(i) 48-49; D. Suarez 50; R. Chastain 51-52; D. Suarez 53-55; J. Logano(i) 56-82.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  J. Logano(i) 3 times for 67 laps; D. Suarez 3 times for 6 laps; T. Dillon 1 time for 5 laps; R. Chastain 1 time for 2 laps; K. Larson(i) 1 time for 2 laps.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 668; D. Suarez – 657; T. Dillon – 629; E. Jones # – 613; J. Allgaier – 610; B. Gaughan – 598; B. Poole # – 587; B. Jones # – 573; D. Wallace Jr – 512; R. Reed – 496.

 

08/07/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Logano breaks Team Penske drought with XFINITY win at Watkins Glen

Chris Buescher captures first victory when fog stops race at Pocono

Chris Buescher captures first victory when fog stops race at Pocono

 

Aug. 1, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

LONG POND, Pa. – Chris Buescher sat in his car on pit road, dreaming of the possibilities.

 

NASCAR had just red-flagged Monday’s rain-delayed Pennsylvania 400 when a heavy fog settled over Pocono Raceway after 138 of a scheduled 160 laps, and Buescher was the unlikely race leader.

 

“I’m thinking of every kind of rain dance I can,” Buescher said on his radio.

 

The mental rain dance worked.

 

When NASCAR ended the stoppage by calling the race because of weather, Buescher had his first victory as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and Front Row Motorsports had its first win since David Ragan took the checkered flag at Talladega Superspeedway 118 races ago.

 

Buescher took the top spot by staying out on the track, outlasting faster cars that had pitted behind him. Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Regan Smith, whose team made the same strategic call that propelled Buescher to the unlikely victory.

 

Kevin Harvick ran fourth, followed by Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Tony Stewart.

Even though the early call of the race deprived Stewart of a chance to win, he wished the best for Buescher during the red-flag period.

“He’s a good kid and an XFINITY champion (2015),” Stewart said during the red-flag period. “It doesn’t matter how you get your first win. You just want to get your first win. I hope it works out for him right now.”

 

For Buescher, the long, tense wait for NASCAR to call the event was well worth it.

 

“It was stressful,” said Buescher, who lost a lap because of a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 94 and regained it as the highest-scored lapped car under caution on Lap 109. “I tried not to get my hopes up because I know how these things can play out. Mother Nature can be really nice sometimes and really mean.

 

“If that sun would have come out, it would have changed our whole day.”

With rain in the area, Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon were among six drivers who stayed on the track under caution on Lap 67, and when the race went green on Lap 73, Larson streaked into the lead with Dillon in pursuit.

 

With a strong run off Turn 3, Dillon inched ahead at the start/finish line on Lap 78, but Larson regained the top spot into Turn 1. Three laps later, Dillon moved to the inside of Larson in Turn 3, and their Chevrolets collided side-to-side.

 

Logano, who had given the two frontrunners a wide berth, slipped to the inside and into the lead, passing both cars as they slid wide through the corner.

 

When NASCAR called the fourth caution of the day on Lap 85, Logano stayed out under the yellow and brought the field to green on Lap 92.

 

Logano held the top spot until pole winner Martin Truex Jr. pounded the outside wall for the third time on Lap 100 to bring out the fifth caution. At that point, the field inverted, with Logano and Kevin Harvick pitting from the first and second positions, respectively.

 

That handed the lead back to Larson, who had pitted under yellow on Lap 86, along with Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Dillon.

 

On Lap 106, Logano’s winning chances evaporated when Chase Eliott’s Chevrolet broke loose in the Tunnel Turn (turn 2) and knocked Logano’s No. 22 Ford into the outside wall. Elliott’s car also took extensive damage when it nosed into the inside wall.

 

But Buescher inherited the lead during a cycle of green-flag pit stops that started on Lap 124 and was running up front when NASCAR called the seventh caution on Lap 133 because of lack of visibility.

 

Buescher can earn a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup if he finishes the 26-race regular season in 30th place or higher in the series standings. Buescher currently is six points behind 30th-place Ragan, who now drives for BK Racing.

 

Buescher is the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to win a Sprint Cup race since Logano accomplished the feat in 2009. Coincidentally, Logano’s victory came in a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Pennsylvania 400

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Monday, August 01, 2016

 

  1. (22) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 138.
  2. (7) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 138.
  3. (30) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 138.
  4. (17) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 138.
  5. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 138.
  6. (11) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 138.
  7. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 138.
  8. (2) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 138.
  9. (16) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 138.
  10. (15) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 138.
  11. (18) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 138.
  12. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 138.
  13. (12) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 138.
  14. (13) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 138.
  15. (23) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 138.
  16. (21) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 138.
  17. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 138.
  18. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 138.
  19. (31) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 138.
  20. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 138.
  21. (20) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 138.
  22. (26) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 138.
  23. (29) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 138.
  24. (35) Brian Scott #, Ford, 138.
  25. (25) Greg Biffle, Ford, 138.
  26. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 138.
  27. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 138.
  28. (34) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 138.
  29. (39) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 137.
  30. (32) Landon Cassill, Ford, 137.
  31. (36) * Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 137.
  32. (33) David Ragan, Toyota, 135.
  33. (8) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 134.
  34. (38) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 132.
  35. (3) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 119.
  36. (37) Jeb Burton(i), Ford, 117.
  37. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 115.
  38. (1) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, Accident, 82.
  39. (27) Aric Almirola, Ford, Accident, 66.
  40. (40) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Engine, 29.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  127.581 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 42 Mins, 15 Secs. Margin of Victory:  Caution.

Caution Flags:  7 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes:  19 among 11 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   M. Truex Jr 1-16; B. Keselowski 17-18; G. Biffle 19-32; J. Logano 33-50; K. Harvick 51; J. Logano 52; A. Dillon 53; R. Newman 54; B. Keselowski 55-60; K. Harvick 61-66; K. Larson 67-77; A. Dillon 78; K. Larson 79-80; J. Logano 81-99; K. Larson 100-108; Kyle Busch 109; K. Larson 110-124; A. Dillon 125; A. Allmendinger 126; C. Buescher # 127-138.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  J. Logano 3 times for 38 laps; K. Larson 4 times for 37 laps; M. Truex Jr 1 time for 16 laps; G. Biffle 1 time for 14 laps; C. Buescher # 1 time for 12 laps; B. Keselowski 2 times for 8 laps; K. Harvick 2 times for 7 laps; A. Dillon 3 times for 3 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 1 lap; Kyle Busch 1 time for 1 lap; A. Allmendinger 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 709; B. Keselowski – 687; Kurt Busch – 658; Kyle Busch – 634; C. Edwards – 626; J. Logano – 612; J. Johnson – 577; M. Truex Jr – 577; D. Hamlin – 576; M. Kenseth – 569; A. Dillon – 549; R. Newman – 537; C. Elliott # – 533; J. Mcmurray – 517; K. Larson – 508; K. Kahne – 488.

 

 

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Jones powers past Dillon for third victory of the season

Jones powers past Dillon for third victory of the season

 

July 30, 2016

 

By Brian Eberly

NASCAR Wire Service

NEWTON, Iowa – For 83 laps, it looked like Ty Dillon’s winless drought would finally end. That was until Erik Jones flashed the brilliance that has many predicting big things for the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy.    

 

Jones led a race-high 154 laps in the No. 20 DeWalt Toyota en route to victory lane on Saturday night in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Jones passed Dillon with 15 laps remaining to retake the lead for the final time of the night and beat Dillon’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet to the checkered flag by 3.533 seconds.

 

The NASCAR XFINITY Series victory was the third of the season for Jones and the fifth of his career in his 45th start. Having one of the most impressive Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaigns in recent memory, Jones has 11 top-five and 12 top-10 results in 19 starts this season.

 

“It’s a great day. We had a great car. One that definitely deserved to win the race,” Jones said in victory lane. “The fastest car I feel like won tonight, which is always a good feeling. It was an awesome day for us.

 

“I feel like we deserved to win when we came here earlier this year, we had a really fast car. It was nice to get some redemption for that one.”

 

Jones qualified second but passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez on the first lap. While several teams flew in Sprint Cup pit crews from Pocono, the Joe Gibbs Racing teams did not. Despite dropping spots after pitting, Jones would quickly regain them when the field returned to green.

 

When the caution flew at Lap 150 as Brandon McReynolds made hard contact with the Turn 1 wall, teams hit pit road for fresh tires and fuel. Dillon’s pit crew had the quickest stop to give Dillon the lead for the first time of the night at Lap 152.

 

When the field returned to green, Dillon was able to put some distance between his No. 3 Chevrolet and Jones.  Dillon would lead the next 83 laps before Jones drove to the bottom and made the final pass on Dillon at Lap 235.

 

“I want the win so bad,” said Dillon, whose drought extended to 66 races. “That was all I had. They (Joe Gibbs Racing) are good right now. That was all I had.

 

“I’m proud of my guys. They gave us a great opportunity tonight. My heart’s been broken every race since Indy (site of Dillon’s last win in 2014). I want to get in victory lane again. We’re close; we just have to get a little better.”

 

Brad Keselowski, the only Sprint Cup regular to make the trip from Pocono Raceway, site of this Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race (1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), finished eighth in the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford.

 

Daniel Suarez won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon and ran second to his teammate Jones for the first-half of the race. On the restart for McReynolds’ accident, Suarez was running seventh and when Josh Berry’s No. 88 didn’t go, Suarez’s No. 19 ARRIS Toyota plowed into it, suffering heavy front-end damage. Suarez would remain on track for several laps before hitting pit road. Unable to continue, Suarez finished 30th and lost the lead in the championship standings to Elliott Sadler.

 

By virtue of his third-place finish in the No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet,  Sadler leads Suarez by 14 points.

 

The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action next Saturday at Watkins Glen International for the running of the Zippo 200 at The Glen.

 

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – US Cellular 250

Iowa Speedway

Newton, Iowa

Saturday, July 30, 2016

 

  1. (2) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 250.
  2. (15) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 250.
  3. (4) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250.
  4. (25) Brennan Poole #, Chevrolet, 250.
  5. (3) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 250.
  6. (7) Sam Hornish Jr., Chevrolet, 250.
  7. (11) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250.
  8. (5) Brad Keselowski(i), Ford, 250.
  9. (6) Josh Berry, Chevrolet, 250.
  10. (14) Ryan Reed, Ford, 250.
  11. (8) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 250.
  12. (9) Drew Herring, Toyota, 249.
  13. (13) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 249.
  14. (17) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 249.
  15. (16) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 249.
  16. (19) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 248.
  17. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 248.
  18. (12) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 248.
  19. (26) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 247.
  20. (22) Ray Black Jr. #, Chevrolet, 247.
  21. (28) David Starr, Chevrolet, 247.
  22. (20) Garrett Smithley #, Chevrolet, 245.
  23. (32) BJ McLeod #, Ford, 245.
  24. (30) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 244.
  25. (34) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 242.
  26. (31) Michael Lira, Ford, 239.
  27. (10) Darrell Wallace Jr., Ford, 239.
  28. (37) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 238.
  29. (40) Spencer Boyd(i), Chevrolet, 234.
  30. (1) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, Engine, 174.
  31. (27) Jeff Green, Toyota, Brakes, 152.
  32. (18) Brandon McReynolds, Toyota, Accident, 147.
  33. (35) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, Brakes, 139.
  34. (21) Ryan Preece #, Chevrolet, Accident, 127.
  35. (38) Matt Waltz, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 95.
  36. (36) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Handling, 62.
  37. (29) Timmy Hill(i), Toyota, Engine, 61.
  38. (33) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Electrical, 55.
  39. (24) Mike Bliss(i), Toyota, Vibration, 4.
  40. (39) John Jackson, Chevrolet, Electrical, 2.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  104.401 mph.

Time of Race:  2 Hrs, 05 Mins, 43 Secs. Margin of Victory:  3.533 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 29 laps.

Lead Changes:  7 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders:    0; E. Jones # 1-42; J. Yeley 43-46; E. Jones # 47-116; E. Sadler 117-125; E. Jones # 126-151; T. Dillon 152-234; E. Jones # 235-250.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  E. Jones # 4 times for 154 laps; T. Dillon 1 time for 83 laps; E. Sadler 1 time for 9 laps; J. Yeley 1 time for 4 laps.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 633; D. Suarez – 619; T. Dillon – 598; E. Jones # – 584; J. Allgaier – 576; B. Gaughan – 565; B. Poole # – 556; B. Jones # – 545; D. Wallace Jr. – 500; R. Reed – 464.

 

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Byron breaks rookie record with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Pocono

Byron breaks rookie record with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Pocono

 

July 30, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

LONG POND, Pa. – Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway featured no Sprint Cup drivers in the field.

 

Then again, the race didn’t need any representation from NASCAR’s top division, as dominant as William Byron was.

 

The 18-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., led 44 of 60 laps in the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in a caution-filled event and pulled away to beat runner-up Cameron Haley to the finish line by a comfortable 1.407 seconds. The victory was the fifth in 12th starts this year for the first-year driver, who broke Kurt Busch’s rookie record of four wins in 2000.

 

“That 9 is so fast,” commented Haley. “We need to really go back and look at things, because he’s definitely a step above us. But we worked hard all day, and we were able to come out at least for a second-place finish.

 

“We would have liked to win, but that 9 is pretty fast, so we’ll keep trying.”

 

Byron had his sights set on the rookie record from the outset.

 

“It means a lot,” said Byron, who pitted for fuel for the last time on Lap 25 and spent the rest of the race saving gas. “It was definitely a goal—I can’t lie about that. I knew that was something to beat, and we just show up with so much focus.

 

“We never get off track, I feel like. It’s just a credit to where we are as a race team, the work we’re doing, the work they’re doing in the shop on the trucks, and we’re putting it all together when we get to the race track.”

 

Byron’s wasn’t the only mark set on Saturday. The race produced a record nine cautions for 27 laps, and the spate of yellow flags allowed both Byron and Haley to get 35 laps out of their last tanks of fuel.

 

Christopher Bell, the victim of an early wreck when John Wes Townley knocked his No. 4 Tundra into the outside wall, lost five laps under repairs, but Bell received a series-record five free passes under caution as the highest-scored lapped truck and returned to the lead lap in time for the final restart on Lap 57.

 

Bell rescued an unexpected 10th-place finish.

 

“I was just out there trying to log laps,” Bell said. “And the next thing you know, there was a yellow. Then there was another yellow, and they said, ‘You’re the lucky dog, come on around.’ The last yellow put us on the lead lap, and we were able to capitalize on it.

 

“To come out of here with a top 10 was remarkable for us.”

 

Brett Moffitt ran third in a substitute role for Matt Tifft, who is undergoing treatment after surgery to remove a brain tumor. Timothy Peters came home fourth, followed by Cole Custer.

 

Byron increased his lead in the series standings to 25 points over second-place Matt Crafton, who finished 12th on Saturday. Daniel Hemric, who spun and collected Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Tyler Reddick to cause the fifth caution, is tied with Peters for third in the standings, 37 points behind Byron.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Pocono Mountains 150

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  1. (1) William Byron #, Toyota, 60.
  2. (10) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 60.
  3. (15) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 60.
  4. (7) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 60.
  5. (16) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, 60.
  6. (17) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 60.
  7. (9) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 60.
  8. (11) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 60.
  9. (2) John H Nemechek, Chevrolet, 60.
  10. (5) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 60.
  11. (3) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 60.
  12. (20) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 60.
  13. (8) Cody Coughlin #, Toyota, 60.
  14. (18) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 60.
  15. (12) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 60.
  16. (30) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 60.
  17. (23) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 60.
  18. (22) Reed Sorenson(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  19. (25) Kyle Martel, Chevrolet, 60.
  20. (29) Ryan Ellis(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  21. (26) Todd Peck(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  22. (14) Daniel Hemric, Ford, 60.
  23. (27) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 60.
  24. (19) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 59.
  25. (21) Austin Wayne Self #, Toyota, 56.
  26. (4) Tyler Reddick, Ford, Accident, 28.
  27. (24) Carlos Contreras, Chevrolet, Electrical, 22.
  28. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Brakes, 20.
  29. (13) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, Accident, 16.
  30. (28) Sean Corr, Chevrolet, Brakes, 5.
  31. (6) Austin Hill, Ford, Accident, 1.
  32. (32) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Engine, 0.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  99.174 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 30 Mins, 45 Secs. Margin of Victory:  1.406 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  9 for 27 laps.

Lead Changes:  5 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   W. Byron # 1-10; T. Peters 11; W. Byron # 12-24; T. Peters 25-27; S. Gallagher 28-39; W. Byron # 40-60.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  W. Byron # 3 times for 44 laps; S. Gallagher 1 time for 12 laps; T. Peters 2 times for 4 laps.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 319; M. Crafton – 294; D. Hemric – 282; T. Peters – 282; J. Sauter – 278; C. Bell # – 268; J. Nemechek – 256; C. Hayley – 251; B. Kennedy – 251; T. Reddick – 250.

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NASCAR Announces Race Start Times for 2017 Season

NASCAR Announces Race Start Times for 2017 Season

Seventeen National Series Events Move Closer to Primetime

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 27, 2016) – NASCAR, along with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, today announced 2017 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – based on the previously released schedule dates. Through collaborative efforts with its broadcast partners, race teams and tracks, NASCAR was able to finalize full 2017 start times for all three national series almost six months earlier than in recent seasons.

Seventeen national series events will start closer to primetime, helping to bring NASCAR’s photo finishes and close, side-by-side racing to larger audiences. Seventeen NASCAR Cup Series points races will air on broadcast television next year, including the DAYTONA 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on FOX; and the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Cup Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, on NBC.

“It’s our responsibility, collectively as an industry, to ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing by delivering great racing in a way that best meets the needs of our fans,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Earlier insight on start times benefits not only fans, but also our teams and tracks, as it provides more opportunities to plan travel and to purchase race tickets.”

Since the initial release of the 2017 schedule, NASCAR and its partners have shifted two dates for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America will move to Sunday, August 27, on NBC. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will now take place on Sunday, September 3, airing on FS1 prior to the NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway on NBCSN.

Looking ahead to the 2018 season, the DAYTONA 500 will move to Sunday, February 18, during Presidents Day weekend. NASCAR and its partners are working collaboratively on the remainder of the 2018 schedule, which will be finalized and released at a later date.

In addition to watching the live broadcast, fans can catch all the on-track action by visiting NASCAR.com, downloading the NASCAR Mobile app or live streaming on FOX Sports Go and the NBC Sports app. Fans can also listen to Motor Racing Network (MRN), Performance Racing Network (PRN), IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, throughout the season.

2017 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date Location Network Race Start Radio
2/18 The Unlimited at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

 

8 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM
2/19 DAYTONA 500 Qualifying at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

 

3 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM
2/23 Can-Am Duel at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1 7 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
2/26 DAYTONA 500 at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
3/5 Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX 2:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
3/12 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
3/19 Phoenix International Raceway FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
3/26 Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
4/2 Martinsville Speedway FS1 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
4/9 Texas Motor Speedway FOX 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
4/23 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
4/30 Richmond International Raceway FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/7 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/13 Kansas Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/20 NASCAR All-Star Race at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1 6 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/28 Coca-Cola 600 at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX 6 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
6/4 Dover International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/11 Pocono Raceway FS1 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/18 Michigan International Speedway FS1 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/25 Sonoma Raceway FS1 3 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
7/1 Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway NBC 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
7/8 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
7/16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
7/23 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBC 3 p.m. IMS / SiriusXM
7/30 Pocono Raceway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/6 Watkins Glen International NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/13 Michigan International Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/19 Bristol Motor Speedway NBC 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
9/3 Darlington Raceway NBCSN 6 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/9 Richmond International Raceway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/17 Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
10/1 Dover International Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/7 Charlotte Motor Speedway NBCSN 7 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
10/15 Talladega Superspeedway NBC 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/22 Kansas Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/29 Martinsville Speedway NBCSN 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/5 Texas Motor Speedway NBC 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
11/12 Phoenix International Raceway NBC 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/19 Homestead-Miami Speedway NBC 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule 

Date Location Network Race Start Radio
2/25 Daytona International Speedway FS1 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
3/4 Atlanta Motor Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
3/11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FS1 4 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
3/18 Phoenix International Raceway FOX 4 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
3/25 Auto Club Speedway FS1 4 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
4/8 Texas Motor Speedway FOX 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
4/22 Bristol Motor Speedway FS1 12:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
4/29 Richmond International Raceway FS1 12:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/6 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/27 Charlotte Motor Speedway FS1 1 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
6/3 Dover International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/10 Pocono Raceway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/17 Michigan International Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/24 Iowa Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/30 Daytona International Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
7/7 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
7/15 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 4 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
7/22 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. IMS / SiriusXM
7/29 Iowa Speedway NBC 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/5 Watkins Glen International NBCSN 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/12 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/18 Bristol Motor Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
8/27 Road America NBC 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/2 Darlington Raceway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/8 Richmond International Raceway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/16 Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/23 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
9/30 Dover International Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/6 Charlotte Motor Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
10/21 Kansas Speedway NBC 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway NBCSN 8:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway NBC 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM

 

2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Date Location Network Race Start Radio
2/24 Daytona International Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
3/4 Atlanta Motor Speedway FS1 4:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
4/1 Martinsville Speedway FS1 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/12 Kansas Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
5/19 Charlotte Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/2 Dover International Speedway FS1 5:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/9 Texas Motor Speedway FS1 8 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/17 Gateway Motorsports Park FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
6/23 Iowa Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
7/6 Kentucky Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
7/19 Eldora Speedway FS1 9 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
7/29 Pocono Raceway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/12 Michigan International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
8/16 Bristol Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/3 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park FS1 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/15 Chicagoland Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
9/30 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/14 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
10/28 Martinsville Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/3 Texas Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/10 Phoenix International Raceway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM
11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway FS1 8 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM

 

All times eastern. Subject to change.

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Kyle Larson charges through field to capture Eldora win

Kyle Larson charges through field to capture Eldora win

July 21, 2016

By Chris Knight

NASCAR Wire Service

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Battling back from all kinds of adversity, Kyle Larson sailed away on a late race restart with 16 laps to go to win Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway.

“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” said Larson from Victory Lane. “Thanks to everyone on this GMS Racing team, DC Solar for coming on-board for this, this is very special for them. I knew running a blue No. 24 I had to run hard here at Eldora. Rico (Abreu) does a really good job in a sprint car with that. I had to put on a show.

“We got the flat tire there early, I knew we would get a lucky dog, I just didn’t know if I could get back to the top-three as quick as I did. It just worked out where I got by (Christopher) Bell when he got in the wall and I think Bobby (Pierce) had a gear issue. He was definitely better than I was for sure.

The win didn’t come easy though.

Larson took the lead from last year’s runner-up Bobby Pierce following the second caution on Lap 35 and appeared to be in control of the event, but while leading, Larson spun in Turn 4 on Lap 52 to bring out the fourth caution of the night.

Adding fuel to his fire, Larson was docked one lap by NASCAR for intentionally causing the yellow after spinning and stopping on the race track.

Two cautions later, however, Larson found himself back on the lead lap courtesy of the free pass and his mission to rally from the back to the front began.

Chasing down Pierce for the race lead, Larson took advantage of Pierce’s transmission being stuck in fourth gear to take the lead with 30 laps to go, Pierce attempted to take the lead back three laps later, but slammed the outside Turn 4 wall, ending his night and bringing out the final caution of the event.

Despite a late race charge from Bell on the restart, Larson pulled away as the laps dwindled away and earned a 0.767-second advantage to win his second NCWTS race in his 12th start.

“I guess I didn’t really hold him (Pierce) off, he slid in there and hit the wall and got a flat I think,” Larson said. “I hated that I couldn’t race with him, but I was happy when he was out. I almost gave it away again after that restart. I went to the middle of three and four in third gear and I missed a shift off Turn 4 and Bell got into my back bumper. Thankfully, he wasn’t inside of me, because he would have got the lead there and probably would be standing where I am.”

Bell, last year’s winner, was disappointed with second but knew he gained crucial points towards his championship chase.

“Tony (Stewart, track owner) did an awesome job with the race track tonight,” said Bell. “It was really technical, it was really tough to get around and it was really fun, too. Kyle’s been trying to win this race for a long time and it was cool for him to win tonight. The guys at KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports) worked really hard to put me in this position. I was disappointed we couldn’t repeat.”

Pierce who led a commanding 102 laps finished 25th in likely his final truck race of the season.

“The carburetor was flooded and I couldn’t get off the corner at all. Larson drove a great race,” Pierce said. “When that happened on the restart, I caught him a little bit, he hit the wall and I tried to slide him. I went in there a little too hard, it was super-slick and I got the wall and knocked the right-rear off the rim and that was that.”

Notes: The event was halted for seven minutes, 29 seconds for a nine truck accident in Turn 3 on Lap 38. … The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to competition at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on July 30 for the running of the Pocono Mountains 150. Kyle Busch is the defending champion.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, Ohio

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  1. (7) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 150.
  2. (10) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 150.
  3. (27) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 150.
  4. (11) Jake Griffin, Toyota, 150.
  5. (2) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 150.
  6. (23) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, 150.
  7. (20) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 150.
  8. (15) Daniel Hemric, Ford, 150.
  9. (28) Austin Wayne Self #, Toyota, 150.
  10. (22) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 150.
  11. (17) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 150.
  12. (3) Ken Schrader, Toyota, 150.
  13. (8) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 150.
  14. (18) William Byron #, Toyota, 150.
  15. (4) JR Heffner, Chevrolet, 150.
  16. (25) Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, 148.
  17. (32) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 146.
  18. (29) Wayne Edwards, Chevrolet, 145.
  19. (26) Cody Coughlin #, Toyota, 144.
  20. (24) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 143.
  21. (16) Brady Boswell, Chevrolet, 143.
  22. (14) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 139.
  23. (5) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 136.
  24. (21) John H. Nemechek, Chevrolet, 129.
  25. (1) Bobby Pierce, Chevrolet, Accident, 126.
  26. (30) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 124.
  27. (19) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 116.
  28. (12) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, Accident, 111.
  29. (9) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 107.
  30. (6) Caleb Holman, Chevrolet, Accident, 37.
  31. (13) Justin Shipley, Ford, Overheating, 11.
  32. (31) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, Engine, 5.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  41.971 mph.

Time of Race:  1 Hrs, 47 Mins, 13 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.767 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  9 for 52 laps.

Lead Changes:  3 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   B. Pierce 1-34; K. Larson(i) 35-50; B. Pierce 51-118; K. Larson(i) 119-150.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  B. Pierce 2 times for 102 laps; K. Larson(i) 2 times for 48 laps.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 282; M. Crafton – 273; D. Hemric – 271; J. Sauter – 253; T. Peters – 252; C. Bell # – 245; T. Reddick – 243; J. Nemechek – 232; B. Kennedy – 225; C. Hayley – 220.

07/21/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Kyle Larson charges through field to capture Eldora win

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