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Wrap-up: Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, November 03, 2013


The Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas hosted the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 on Friday night, the Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Saturday afternoon and the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 on Sunday.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Time Trials:Carl Edwards (99 Ford) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the AAA Texas 500 with a lap of 196.114 mph. This is his 13th pole in 335 NSCS races. It is his second pole and 18th top-10 start in 2013. It is his first pole in 18 races at Fort Worth. 
Did Not Qualify: None, only 43 teams entered.  
Winner: 
Jimmie Johnson (48 Chevrolet) won the AAA Texas 500, his 66th victory in 433 NSCS races. This is his 24th victory in Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup history. This is his sixth victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 2013 and his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 21 races at Texas.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Jimmie Johnson, #48 255 Laps (3, Winner, 1st)
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Jimmie Johnson, #48
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Jimmie Johnson, #48
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Hendrick Engines, #48
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20 (6, 4, 2nd)
-Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: (Joey Logano) #22 Todd Gordon, .093 secs. (12, 3, 9th)
-Coors Light Pole Award: Carl Edwards, #99 196.114 mph (1, 38-Engine, 11th)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards, #99
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 (9, 16, 20th)


Standings: Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 7 points over Matt Kenseth.
Chase Standings (G/L):
1. Jimmie Johnson 1
2. Matt Kenseth -1
3. Kevin Harvick 1
4. Kyle Busch 1
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2
6. Jeff Gordon -3
7. Clint Bowyer -1
8. Greg Biffle 0
9. Joey Logano 2
10. Kurt Busch -1
11. Carl Edwards -1
12. Ryan Newman 0
13. Kasey Kahne 0

Next:AdvoCare 500(k), Sunday. Nov. 10 at Phoenix International Raceway
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials:
  Alex Bowman (99 Toyota) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge with a lap of 186.194 mph. This is his second pole in 35 NNS races and his 13th top-10 start in 2013. He also won the pole for the spring Texas race.
Did Not Qualify: No. 89 Morgan Shepherd.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, his 26th victory in 203 NNS races. This is his sixth NNS victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2013. This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 14 NNS races at Texas. His previous best finish at Texas was second, twice. This is the 12th win of 2013 by the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford. The record is 13 by the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in 2010.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Denny Hamlin, #20 45 Laps (18, 2, NE)
-Coors Light Pole Award: Alex Bowman, #99 186.194 mph (1, 18, 11th)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Roush-Yates Engines, (Brad Keselowski) #22 (2, Winner, NE)
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Austin Dillon, #3 (5, 5, 1st)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #32 (16, 9, 9th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.


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

Next: ServiceMaster 200, Saturday, Nov. 9 at Phoenix International Raceway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Jeb Burton (4 Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the WinStar World Casino 350 with a lap of 181.129 mph. This is his seventh pole in 25 NCWTS races. It is his 16th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in two races at Texas.
Did Not Qualify:None, only 35 trucks entered.
Winner:Ty Dillon (3 Chevrolet Silverado) won the WinStar World Casino 350, his third victory in 45 NCWTS races. This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2013 and his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Texas. This is the 100th victory for the Richard Childress Racing-owned No. 3 in NASCAR national series history.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Keystone Light Pole Award: Jeb Burton, #4 181.129 mph (1, 26, 5th)
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ty Dillon, #3 (3, Winner, 3rd)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, #3
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr., #54 (17, 7, 6th)


Standings:Matt Crafton leads the standings by 46 points over James Buescher.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton 0
2. James Buescher 0
3. Ty Dillon 0
4. Johnny Sauter 1
5. Jeb Burton -1
6. Darrell Wallace Jr. 2
7. Miguel Paludo 0
8. Ryan Blaney -2
9. Brendan Gaughan 0
10. Timothy Peters 0

Next: Lucas Oil 150, Friday, Nov. 8 at Phoenix International Raceway
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

2013 ARCA Champion: Frank Kimmel
2013 ARCA Rookie of the Year: Justin Boston

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
2013 KNPSE Champion: Dylan Kwasniewski
2013 KNPSE Rookie of the Year:Jesse Little

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West

Oct. 26, NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)
Winner: Greg Pursley   -   Pole: Gray Gaulding
Points Leader: Derek Thorn

2013 KNPSW Rookie of the Year: Dylan Lupton (clinched at Bakersfield)
Next: (season finale) Nov. 9, Casino Arizona 50 at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
2013 CTS Champion: Scott Steckly
2013 CTS Rookie of the Year: Alex Guenette

NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico

Oct. 27, Tuxtla 240 at Autodromo de Chiapas
Winner: Jose Luis Ramirez  -  Pole: Daniel Suarez
Points Leader: Rodrigo Peralta
Next: (season finale) Nov. 10, Mexico Final 200 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico City)


NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
2013 WMT Champion: Ryan Preece
2013 WMT Rookie of the Year: Cole Powell
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Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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