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Wrap-up: Richmond, Iowa

Sunday, September 08, 2013


The Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, hosted the Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night. The Camping World Truck Series ran the Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway on Sunday. The Canadian Tire Series, the ARCA Series and NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico were in action this past weekend. 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials
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Jeff Gordon (24 Chevrolet) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Federated Auto Parts 400 with a track qualifying record lap of 20.674 seconds, 130.599 mph. This is his 73rd pole in 715 NSCS races, third on the all-time list. Gordon has now won at least one pole in 21 consecutive seasons, breaking a record he shared with David Pearson. This is his sixth pole in 42 races at Richmond. He led 49 laps and finished in eighth place. He is currently 11th in the point standings but he did not make the Chase since he doesn’t have a win in 2013. Gordon will be reseeded to 13th place behind the two Chase Wild Card winners.
Did Not Qualify: No. 19 Mike Bliss.
Winner:  Carl Edwards (99 Ford Fusion) won the Federated Auto Parts 400, his 21st victory in 327 NSCS races. This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2013. It is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 19 races at Richmond.
Top Rookie:  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 17 Ford Fusion) started 21st and finished 10th. He was named the "Rookie of the Race". The only other ROTY contender in the event was Danica Patrick (finished 30th). Stenhouse is 20th in the 2013 point standings.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- Brad Keselowski (2 Ford) won the 3M Lap Leader Award for leading the most laps (142 of 400). He started third and finished in 17th place.
- Ryan Newman’s (39 Chevrolet) team won two race awards. He won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver (finished third). Crew Chief Matt Borland won the Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race award for improving lap times 0.203 seconds from first half of the race to the second half.
- Kurt Busch (78 Chevrolet) won the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award given to the driver who records the fastest average speed on restarts and finishes the race on the lead lap. He earned the award for his second place finish.
- Jamie McMurray (No. 1 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 in seventh and finished in fourth place.
- Roush-Yates Engines won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award for building the engine in Edward’s race-winning No. 99.
- Clint Bowyer (55 Toyota) won the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap award. He finished the race in 25th place.
Standings: Carl Edwards leads the point standings by 1 point over Jimmie Johnson after the Richmond race but the standings have been reseeded before the first Chase race, next week, at Chicagoland Speedway.

Top 10 (G/L):
Reseeded Points entering CHASE for Sprint Cup

1. Matt Kenseth 2015 (5 wins, 37 Bonus Points collected in first 26 races)
2. Jimmie Johnson 2012 (4 wins, 31 BP)
3. Kyle Busch 2012 (4 wins, 29 BP)
4. Kevin Harvick 2006 (2 wins, 14 BP)
5. Carl Edwards 2006 (2 wins, 18 BP)
6. Joey Logano 2003 (1 win, 14 BP)
7. Greg Biffle 2003 (1 win, 7 BP)
8. Clint Bowyer 2000 (0 wins)
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000 (0 wins)
10. Kurt Busch 2000 (0 wins)
11. Kasey Kahne 2000 (Wild Card, 2 wins)
12. Martin Truex Jr. 2000 (Wild Card, 1 win)

Missing the CHASE (Points):
13. Jeff Gordon 750
14. Ryan Newman 741
15. Jamie McMurray 721
16. Brad Keselowski 720
17. Paul Menard 698
18. Aric Almirola 664
19. Juan Pablo Montoya 656
20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 644
21. Marcos Ambrose 638
22. Jeff Burton 628
23. Tony Stewart 594
24. Casey Mears 544
25. David Ragan 489

Next: GEICO 400, Sunday, Sept. 15 at Chicagoland Speedway
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Brian Scott (2 Chevrolet Camaro) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 with a lap of 21.717 seconds, 124.327 mph. This is his second pole in 134 NNS races. This is his first pole and 15th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in nine races at Richmond. Coming into this race, Scott had led a total of 38 laps in his career. He led 239 laps in this race and finished in second place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 50 Danny Efland, No. 74 Carl Long, No. 89 Morgan Shepherd, No. 73 Derrike Cope and No. 00 Brett Butler.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his 25th victory in 201 NNS. With the win, Keselowski takes sole possession of eighth on the all-time NNS wins list. This is the No. 22 Ford Mustang driver's fifth NNS victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2013. It is his third victory and seventh top-10 finish in 14 NNS races at Richmond.
Top Rookie: Kyle Larson (32 Chevrolet) is the top rookie finisher. He started 13th and finished fifth. This was ahead of the rest of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- Brian Scott didn’t win the race but his No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro team won all of the contingency awards. Besides winning the Coors Light Pole Award, Scott 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, the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver and he also won the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (239 of 250). Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, builder of the engine in Scott’s car, won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award.
Standings: Sam Hornish Jr. leads the point standings by 10 points over Austin Dillon.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Sam Hornish Jr. 0
2. Austin Dillon 0
3. Regan Smith 1
4. Elliott Sadler -1
5. Justin Allgaier 0
6. Brian Vickers 0
7. Kyle Larson 0
8. Brian Scott 0
9. Trevor Bayne 0
10. Parker Kligerman 0

Next: Dollar General 300, Saturday, Sept. 14 at Chicagoland Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Ross Chastain (19 Ford F-150) won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland with a lap of 22.968 seconds, 137.147 mph. He is the sixth different NCWTS driver under the age of 21 this year to win a Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole joining Ryan Blaney, Jeb Burton, Chase Elliott, Brennan Newberry and Darrell Wallace Jr. This is his first pole in 36 NCWTS races. It is his fifth top-10 start in 2013. He led the most laps (116 of 212) and finished the race in second place. Chastain, who made nine of the 15 races so far this season, is 19th in the point standings.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 36 trucks entered.
Winner: James Buescher (31 Chevrolet Silverado) won the Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland, his sixth victory in 109 NCWTS races. This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2013. This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Iowa.
Top Rookie: Darrell Wallace Jr. (54 Toyota Tundra) started 10th and finished fifth. This was ahead of the rest of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders. 
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display): 
- James Buescher won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver.
- Roush Yates Engines, supplier of the engine in Chastain’s pole-winning No. 19 Ford, won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award.
Standings: Matt Crafton leads the standings by 37 points over James Buescher.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton 0
2. James Buescher 0
3. Ty Dillon 0
4. Jeb Burton 0
5. Timothy Peters 1
6. Miguel Paludo -1
7. Ryan Blaney 0
8. Johnny Sauter 2
9. Darrell Wallace Jr. 0
10. Brendan Gaughan -2

Next: EnjoyIllinois.com 225, Friday, Sept. 13, at Chicagoland Speedway
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

Sept. 7, Prairie Meadows 150 at Iowa Speedway
Winner: Grant Enfinger   -   Pole: Mason Mingus
Points Leader: Frank Kimmel
Next: Sept. 14, Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Sept. 2, Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway
Winner: Dylan Kwasniewski - Pole: Dylan Kwasniewski
Points Leader: Dylan Kwasniewski
Next: Sept. 21, North American Power 100 at New Hampshire Motor 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: Sept. 14, iON Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Sept. 7, Hudco Electric Supply 300 at Barrie Speedway (Ontario)
Winner: Jason Hathaway - Pole: Scott Steckly
Points Leader: D.J. Kennington
Next (season finale): Sept. 21, Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway (Peterborough, Ontario)

NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico
Sept. 8, Puebla 240 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed (Puebla, Mexico)
Winner: Patrick Goeters  -  Pole: Rafael Martinez (Set by owner points; rain)
Points Leader: Homero Richards
Next: Oct. 13, Aguascalientes 240 at Autodromo Internacional de Aquascalientes



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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