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Wrap-up: Bristol

Sunday, August 25, 2013


The Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, hosted the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 on Wednesday night, the Nationwide Series Food City 250 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup IRWIN Tools Night Race on Saturday night. The ARCA Series, the NASCAR Toyota Series (Mexico), the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and K&N Pro Series East were all in action this past weekend. 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials
: Denny Hamlin (11 Toyota) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 53rd Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race with a lap of 14.878 seconds, 128.969 mph. This is his 16th pole in 279 NSCS races. It is his fourth pole and 14th top-10 start in 2013. This is Hamlin's first pole in 16 races at Bristol. He led 23 laps in the race, finished 28th and is 25th in the NSCS point standings.
Did Not Qualify: 19-Mike Bliss.
Winner:  Matt Kenseth (20 Toyota) won the 53rd Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race, his 29th victory in 496 NSCS races. This is his fifth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2013. It is his third victory and 18th top-10 finish in 28 races at Bristol.
Top Rookie:  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17 Ford) started 27th and finished 18th. He was named the "Rookie of the Race". The only other ROTY contender in the event was Danica Patrick (finished 26th). Stenhouse is 23rd in the 2013 point standings.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- Besides winning the race, Matt Kenseth’s team won multiple race awards. He won the 3M Lap Leader Award for leading the most laps (149 of 500). He also won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award.
- Drew Blickensderfer, crew chief for Marcos Ambrose (9 Ford) won the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award that goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.149 seconds). Ambrose started the race in 14th place and finished in eighth. He is 22nd in the point standings.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88 Chevrolet) won the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award given to the driver that records the fastest average speed on restarts and finishes the race on the lead lap. He earned the award for his 10th place finish.
- Carl Edwards (99 Ford) won the Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” award given to the highest eligible driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race. He also won the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap award. He started third, led 119 laps but dropped out with an engine failure. He was credited with a 39th place finish.
Standings: Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 18 points over Clint Bowyer.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Jimmie Johnson 0   - Clinched spot in Chase
2. Clint Bowyer 0 - Clinched spot in Chase
3. Carl Edwards 0
4. Kevin Harvick 0
5. Kyle Busch 0
6. Matt Kenseth 0
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0
8. Kasey Kahne 3
9. Greg Biffle 1
10. Joey Logano 3
Wild Card Standings (five closest to earning a spot):
The top-10 drivers will make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Positions 11 and 12 in the 12-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are Wild Cards, and will go to drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, as long as they are ranked in the top 20 in points.

1. Martin Truex Jr. 1 win, 14th in points
2. Ryan Newman 1 win, 15th in points
3. Tony Stewart 1 win 19th in points
4. Brad Keselowski 0 wins, 11th in points
5. Kurt Busch 0 wins, 12th in points
Next: AdvoCare 500, Sunday, September 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 32nd Annual Food City 250 with a lap of 15.354 seconds, 124.971 mph. This is the No. 54 Toyota driver's 32nd pole in 261 NNS races. This is his sixth NNS pole and 13th top-10 start in 2013. It is Busch's third pole in 19 races at Bristol.
Did Not Qualify: 42-Joey Gase, 86-Kevin Lepage, 17-David Starr, 15-Carl Long, 00-Michael McDowell, 74-Mike Harmon, 90-Martin Roy and 89-Morgan Shepherd.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the 32nd Annual Food City 250, his 60th victory in 261 NNS races. With the win Busch now has 120 NASCAR national series wins - second most all-time behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty with 200. Breakdown of Busch's NASCAR national series wins: 27 NSCS, 60 NNS (series most) and 33 NCWTS. He has set a new track record for the most NASCAR national series wins at the track with 15 (5 NSCS, 6 NNS - series most, 4 NCWTS - series most).
Top Rookie: Kyle Larson (32 Chevrolet) is the top rookie finisher. He started fifth and finished fifth. This was ahead of the rest of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- Nelson Piquet Jr. (30 Chevrolet) wins the Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” award given to the highest driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race. He started fifth and finished 27th (late race accident). He is currently 12th in the point standings.
- Justin Allgaier (31 Chevrolet) won the Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” award given to the highest driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race. He started fourth and finished fourth.
- Austin Dillon (3 Chevrolet) won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver (finished fourth).
- Kyle Busch won the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (228 of 250).
- Joe Gibbs Racing Engines won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. They built the engine in Busch’s race-winning 54 Toyota.
Standings: Sam Hornish Jr. leads the point standings by 6 points over Austin Dillon.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Sam Hornish Jr. 0
2. Austin Dillon 2
3. Elliott Sadler -1
4. Regan Smith -1
5. Justin Allgaier 1
6. Brian Vickers -1
7. Brian Scott 0
8. Kyle Larson 1
9. Trevor Bayne -1
10. Parker Kligerman 0
Next: Great Clips/Grit Chips 300, Saturday, August 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Chase Elliott (94 Chevrolet Silverado) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 16th Annual UNOH 200 with a lap of 15.328 seconds, 125.183 mph. This is his first pole in five NCWTS. This is his fourth top-10 start in 2013. Elliott led 63 laps in the race and finished fifth. He made only five of the 13 races so far this season and is currently 26th place in the point standings.
Did Not Qualify: 84-Mike Harmon and 10-Jennifer Jo Cobb.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the 16th Annual UNOH 200, his 33rd victory in 111 NCWTS races. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's third victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2013. It is his fourth NCWTS victory and sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Bristol. Busch is ineligible for driver points in this series.
Top Rookie: Ryan Blaney (29 Ford F-150) started second and finished third. This was ahead of the rest of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders. 
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display): 
- Timothy Peters (17 Toyota) won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver (started fourth, finished second).
- Joe Gibbs Engines, supplier of the engine in the 17 Toyota, wins the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award.
Standings: Matt Crafton leads the standings by 49 points over James Buescher.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton 0
2. James Buescher 1
3. Jeb Burton -1
4. Ty Dillon 0
5. Timothy Peters 2
6. Miguel Paludo -1
7. Ryan Blaney 1
8. Brendan Gaughan -2
9. Johnny Sauter 1
10. Joey Coulter 1
Next:  Chevy Silverado 250, Sunday, September 1 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Road Course)
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

August 25, Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway
Winner: Kyle Benjamin   -   Pole: Ross Kenseth  -  Points Leader: Frank Kimmel
Next: September 2, Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (one-mile dirt track)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
August 24, Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway
Winner: Dylan Kwasniewski -   Pole: Dylan Kwasniewski  -  Points Leader: Dylan Kwasniewski
Next: September 2, Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
August 24, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Spokane County Raceway
Winner: Greg Pursley   -   Pole: Cameron Hayley  -  Points Leader: Derek Thorn
Next: September 14, iON Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
August 17, Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway (Nova Scotia)
Winner: Jason Hathaway   -   Pole: Scott Steckly  -  Points Leader: Scott Steckly 
Next: September 1, Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Ontario)

NASCAR Toyota Series (Mexico)
August 25, Potosina 200 at Autodromo Potosino (North-Central Mexico)
Winner: Antonio Perez   -   Pole: Antonio Perez  -  Points Leader: Antonio Perez
Next: September 8, Puebla 240 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed (Puebla, Mexico)



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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