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Wrap-up: Charlotte, Iowa

Sunday, May 18, 2014


 

The Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, NC) hosted the Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 250 on Friday night, the Sprint Showdown (non-points race) on Friday night and the Sprint Cup All-Star Race (non-points race) on Saturday night. The Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa) hosted the Nationwide Series Get to Know Newton 250 on Sunday. The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Sprint Showdown:
Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Showdown, his first victory in annual non-points race that sets the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race field. With the victory, the No. 15 Toyota Camry driver earned a spot in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. AJ Allmendinger finished second in the Sprint Showdown, earning the No. 47 Chevrolet SS driver a spot in the All-Star Race. Josh Wise won the Sprint Fan Vote to transfer into Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. This will be the No. 98 Chevrolet SS driver's first start in the All-Star Race.
Sprint All-Star Race: Jamie McMurray won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, his first victory in the annual non-points race. McMurray’s previous best finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was eighth, in May of 2013. This is the No. 1 Chevrolet SS driver's third top 10 in the all-star race. He led a race-high 31 laps, the first laps he has led in his NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race career. This is the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race victory for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

Standings:
Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 15 points over Matt Kenseth.

Next:Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials:
Camping World Truck Series regular (No. 29 Ford F-150) Ryan Blaney won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Get To Know Newton 250 with a lap of 23.148 seconds, 136.081 mph. This is the No. 22 Ford Mustang driver's first pole in 21 NNS races. It is his fifth top-10 NNS start in 2014. Blaney led 80 laps and finished the race in second place.
Did Not Qualify:None, 40 cars entered for 40 spots.
Winner: Sam Hornish Jr. won the Get to Know Newton 250, his third victory in 101 NNS races. This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Iowa Speedway. Hornish is a part-time driver in the series (only 2 of 10 races so far) and is currently 27th in the 2014 NNS point standings.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Coors Light Pole Award: Ryan Blaney, #22 136.081 mph (POLE,2,NE)
-3M Lap Leader: Sam Hornish Jr. #54 167 Laps (2,WINNER,27th)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, #54
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Trevor Bayne, #6 (16,9,5th)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #9 (6,4,LEADER)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

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

Next: History 300, Saturday, May 24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Sprint Cup regular (No. 18 Toyota Camry) Kyle Busch won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with a track qualifying record lap of 29.384 seconds, 183.773 mph. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's 14th pole in 118 NCWTS races. It is his second pole and third top-10 NCWTS start in 2014 and his third pole in nine NCWTS races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Did Not Qualify:None, only 33 trucks entered for the 36 spots.
Winner:Kyle Busch won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 38th victory in 118 NCWTS races. This is his third victory in three NCWTS starts in 2014, and fourth victory in his last four NCWTS starts dating back to his Homestead-Miami Speedway win in November 2013. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's sixth victory and eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Keystone Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #51 183.773 mph (POLE,WINNER,NE)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #51
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #51
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ben Kennedy, #31 (6,8,6th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings:Matt Crafton leads the standings by 11 points over Timothy Peters.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton 0
2. Timothy Peters 0
3. German Quiroga 1
4. Johnny Sauter 1
5. Ron Hornaday Jr. -2
6. Ben Kennedy 2
7. John Wes Townley 3
8. Jeb Burton -1
9. Ryan Blaney -3
10. Darrell Wallace Jr. -1

Next: Lucas Oil 200, Friday, May 30 at Dover International Speedway.
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Other Racing Series

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
May 18, Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway
Winner: Justin Boston   -   Pole: Mason Mitchell
Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: June 1, Great Railing 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, NJ)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
May 17, Casey's General Stores 150 at Iowa Speedway (East-West combined)
Winner: Ben Rhodes   -   Pole: Brodie Kostecki
Points Leader: Ben Rhodes
Next: May 31, NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem, NC)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
May 17, Casey's General Stores 150 at Iowa Speedway (East-West combined)
Winner: Ben Rhodes   -      Pole: Brodie Kostecki
Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: May 24, Armed Forces 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Next: May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Winner: J.R. Fitzpatrick   -   Pole: Andrew Ranger
Points Leader: J.R. Fitzpatrick
Next: June 14, Budweiser 300 at Autodrome Chaudiére (Vallée-Jonction, Quebec)

NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
May 11, at Autódromo Potosino in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Winner: Rogelio Lopez  -    Pole: Daniel Suarez
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: May 25, NMTS Querétaro at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera

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: July 4, NWSMT Caraway at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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