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Wrap-up: Charlotte

Monday, May 26, 2014


 

The Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, NC) hosted the Nationwide Series History 300 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. The Camping World Truck Series will return to action on Friday, May 30, with the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover (DE) International Speedway. The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 27.705 seconds, 194.911 mph. This is his 33rd pole in 447 NSCS races. This is the No. 48 Chevrolet SS driver's first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014. It is his fourth pole in 26 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson has twice won from the pole at Charlotte (5/30/04 and 10/17/09).
Did Not Qualify: No. 77 Dave Blaney and No. 44 J.J. Yeley.
Winner:
Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600, his 67th victory in 447 NSCS races. This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2014. With the win, Johnson is virtually locked into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This is his seventh victory and 17th top-10 finish in 26 races at Charlotte. Johnson is now the all-time series points wins leader at Charlotte Motor Speedway, breaking a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip. This is his fourth win in the Coca-Cola 600. Only Darrell Waltrip (five) has more wins in the 600.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Jimmie Johnson, #48 165 Laps (POLE,WINNER,6th)
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Jimmie Johnson, #48
-Coors Light Pole Award: Jimmie Johnson, #48 194.911 mph
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #48
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kevin Harvick, #4 (11,2,12th)
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4
-Moog Problem Solver: Jamie McMurray, #1 Keith Rodden, .278 seconds (26,5,23rd)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Matt Kenseth, #20 (12,3,2nd)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3 (16,32,15th)

Standings:
Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 11 points over Matt Kenseth.
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Jeff Gordon 0
2. Matt Kenseth 0
3. Kyle Busch 0
4. Carl Edwards 1
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -1
6. Jimmie Johnson 1
7. Joey Logano -1
8. Brian Vickers 2
9. Brad Keselowski 2
10. Ryan Newman -2
11. Greg Biffle -2
12. Kevin Harvick 3
13. Kyle Larson 0
14. Denny Hamlin -2
15. Austin Dillon -1
16. Paul Menard 2
Next:
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, Sunday, June 1 at Dover International Speedway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Sprint Cup regular (No. 18 Toyota) Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the History 300 with a lap of 29.493 seconds, 183.094 mph. This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's record-extending 38th pole in 279 NNS races. It is his second pole and seventh top-10 NNS start in 2014. Busch's first Charlotte pole came last October, for a race he won. This is his second pole in 22 NNS races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led 27 laps in the race and finished in third-place.
Did Not Qualify:None, 40 cars entered for 40 spots.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson won the History 300, his second victory in 43 NNS races. This is the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro driver's second NNS victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three NNS races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson led a race-high and career-high 82 laps today. His previous career-high was 54 laps led at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2013.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #54 183.094 mph (POLE,3,NE)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Brad Keselowski, #22 (2,2,NE)
-3M Lap Leader: Kyle Larson, #42 82 Laps (3,WINNER,NE)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #42
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chris Buescher, #60 (13,9,9th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

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

Next: Buckle Up 200, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Dover International Speedway.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Standings:Matt Crafton leads the standings by 11 points over Timothy Peters.

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 24, Armed Forces 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)
Winner: Greg Pursley   -      Pole: Greg Pursley
Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: June 21, Carneros 200 at Sonoma (CA) Raceway.

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 25, Queretana 200km at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera
Winner: Ruben Pardo  -    Pole: Santiago Tovar
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: June 8, NMTS Mexico City at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (Mexico City).

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
May 23, TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway
Winner: postponed   -   Pole: Bobby Santos
(Heavy thunderstorms right after green flag, postponed until May 30)
Points Leader: Justin Bonsignore
Next: May 30, 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.
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Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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