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Wrap-up: Richmond

Sunday, April 27, 2014


 

The Richmond (VA) International Raceway hosted the Nationwide Series ToyotaCare 250 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night. The Camping World Truck Series returns to action with the SFP 250 on Friday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway. The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 was rained out on Friday. The starting lineup was set based upon the first practice speeds. No. 42 Chevrolet SS driver Kyle Larson was the fastest in that session and led the field to the green flag. He will not be credited with winning the pole. Larson was spun out after contact on the first lap, never led a lap but managed to finish on the lead lap in 16th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 77 Dave Blaney and No. 95 Michael McDowell.
Winner:
Joey Logano won the Toyota Owners 400, his fifth victory in 192 NSCS races. This is the No. 22 Ford Fusion driver's second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2014. Logano is the second driver to win two races in the 2014 season and locks in his spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint, barring he doesn't fall out of the top 30 in drivers' points or miss any races. This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Richmond.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Jeff Gordon, #24 173 Laps (25,2,LEADER)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #24
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Brad Keselowski, #2 (2,4,7th)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kyle Larson, #42 (1,16,13th)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18 (19,3,4th)
-Moog Problem Solver of Race: Joey Logano, #22 Crew Chief Todd Gordon 0.048 sec (17,WINNER,6th)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Clint Bowyer, #15 (3,43,21st)

Standings:
Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 5 points over Matt Kenseth.
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Jeff Gordon 0
2. Matt Kenseth 0
3. Carl Edwards 0
4. Kyle Busch 2
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -1
6. Joey Logano 2
7. Brad Keselowski 0
8. Jimmie Johnson -3
9. Ryan Newman 0
10. Brian Vickers 3
11. Greg Biffle 0
12. Austin Dillon -2
13. Kyle Larson 1
14. Denny Hamlin 1
15. Tony Stewart -3
16. Marcos Ambrose 1

Next:
Aaron's 499, Sunday, May 4 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials:
Brian Scott won the Coors Light Pole Award for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 22.120 seconds, 122.061 mph. This is the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro driver's third pole in 150 NNS races. It is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014 and second pole in ten races at Richmond International Raceway. In his last visit to Richmond, Scott started on the pole and led a career-high 239 laps in a dominating performance before finishing second. He led 45 laps in this race and finished in fifth place.
Did Not Qualify:None, only 40 cars entered for the 40 spots.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Chevrolet SS) won the ToyotaCare 250, his 41st victory in 307 NNS races. This is the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro driver's first NNS victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2014. It is his seventh victory and 20th top-10 finish in 25 NNS races at Richmond. This is JR Motorsports' fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2014, tying the organization's best season.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #5 202 Laps (9,WINNER,NE)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #5
-Coors Light Pole Award: Brian Scott, #2 122.061 mph (POLE,5,6th)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Brian Scott, #2
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42 (14,4,NE)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #9 (4,2,1st)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 19 points over Regan Smith.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Chase Elliott 0
2. Regan Smith 0
3. Elliott Sadler 0
4. Ty Dillon 0
5. Trevor Bayne 0
6. Brian Scott 0
7. Brendan Gaughan 0
8. James Buescher 1
9. Dylan Kwasniewski -1
10. Ryan Reed 00

Next: Aaron's 312, Saturday, May 3 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Standings:Timothy Peters leads the standings by 0 points over Johnny Sauter. They are tied at 82 points each but Peters has 2 bonus points to Sauter’s 1.

Next: SFP 250, Friday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway
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Other Racing Series

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
April 27, Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway (Salem, Indiana)
Winner: Grant Enfinger   -   Pole: Justin Boston
Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: May 3, Int'l Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
March 22, Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway (Easley, SC)
Winner: Cole Custer   -   Pole: Nick Drake
Points Leader: Ben Rhodes
Next: May 17, East/West Challenge at Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
March 22, NAPA 150 at Irwindale (CA) Speedway
Winner: Patrick Staropoli   -      Pole: Brandon McReynolds
Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: May 3, KNPSW Stockton at Stockton (CA) 99 Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Next: May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
April 27, Regia 240 at the Autódromo Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico
Winner: Daniel Suarez  -    Pole: Antonio Perez
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: May 11, at Autódromo Potosino in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
April 27, NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway
Winner: Bobby Santos   -   Pole: Tommy Barrett Jr.
Points Leader: Justin Bonsignore
Next: May 23, TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
April 12, Courtyard By Marriott/Pepsi 150 at Langley Speedway (Hampton, VA)
Winner:  George Brunnhoelzl III -   Pole: Ryan Preece
Points Leader: Andy Seuss
Next: April 19, Bunny Hop 150 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. (rain – postponed, Date:TBA)
Next: July 4, NWSMT Caraway at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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