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Wrap-up: Daytona

Sunday, July 06, 2014


This past weekend, Daytona International Speedway hosted the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 on Sunday (rain-delayed from Saturday night). The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are also shown below. The Camping World Truck Series will return to action with the American Ethanol 200 on Friday, July 11 at Iowa Speedway (Newton, IA).

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
David Gilliland won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Coke Zero 400 with a lap of 45.153 seconds, 199.322 mph. This is the No. 38 Ford Fusion driver's third pole in 276 NSCS races. It is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014. This is Gilliland's second pole in 13 races at Daytona International Speedway. He led five laps in the race, was caught up in the Lap 97 multi-car wreck and was credited with a 35th place finish (DNF). Gilliland is currently 31st in the point standings.
Did Not Qualify: No 29 Joe Nemechek.
Winner: Aric Almirola won the Coke Zero 400, his first victory in 125 NSCS races. This is the No. 43 Ford Fusion driver's fourth top-10 finish in 2014. It is his first top-10 finish in seven races at Daytona. Almirola is the 43rd driver to drive the famed No. 43 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Prior to this win, the last time the No. 43 car visited Victory Lane at Daytona was 7/4/1984 with NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty behind the wheel. The last time the No. 43 car won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Martinsville Speedway (4/18/1999) with driver John Andretti.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Kurt Busch, #41 36 Laps (40, 3, 24th)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #41
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Michael McDowell, #95 (27, 7, 38th)
Coors Light Pole Award: David Gilliland, #38 199.322 mph (POLE, 35-accident, 31st)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Aric Almirola, #43 (15, WINNER, 21st)
Moog Problem Solver of the Race: Aric Almirola, #43 Crew chief: Trent Owens, 6.068 seconds
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18 (39, 28-accident, 9th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3 (23, 5, 13th)

Standings: Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 27 points over Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Jeff Gordon 0
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1
3. Jimmie Johnson -1
4. Brad Keselowski 0
5. Matt Kenseth 0
6. Joey Logano 1
7. Carl Edwards -1
8. Ryan Newman 0
9. Kyle Busch 1
10. Paul Menard 1
11. Kevin Harvick -2
12. Clint Bowyer 2
13. Austin Dillon 5
14. Denny Hamlin 3
15. Greg Biffle -2
16. Brian Vickers 3

Outside Top 16 but have 1 win in 2014 (G/L):
21. Aric Almirola 2
24. Kurt Busch 2

Next:  Camping World RV Sales 301, Sunday, July 13 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Dakoda Armstrong won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Subway Firecracker 250 with a lap of 46.845 seconds, 192.123 mph. This is the No. 43 Ford Mustang driver's first pole in 23 NNS races. It is his second top-10 start in 2014. Qualifying at Daytona was cancelled with about eight minutes left in the first session when rain started causing a wreck involving the Nos. 10, 14, 19, 23, 29, 46, 55, 91 and 97 cars. Armstrong led one lap and finished in 19th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 91 Benny Gordon, No. 10 Blake Koch, No. 76 Tommy Joe Martins, No. 46 Matt DiBenedetto and No. 85 Bobby Gerhart.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Chevrolet SS) won the Subway Firecracker 250, his eighth victory in 204 NNS races. This is the JR Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 19 NNS races at Daytona International Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Regan Smith, #7 47 Laps (8, 2, LEADER)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #7
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Trevor Bayne, #6 (2, 9, 6th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ryan Sieg, #39 (21, 3, 18th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ryan Reed, #16 (4, 4, 10th)

Standings: Regan Smith leads the point standings by 12 points over Elliott Sadler.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Regan Smith 2
2. Elliott Sadler -1
3. Chase Elliott -1
4. Ty Dillon 0
5. Brian Scott 0
6. Trevor Bayne 0
7. Brendan Gaughan 0
8. James Buescher 0
9. Chris Buescher 0
10. Ryan Reed 1

Next: Sta-Green 200, Saturday, July 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 8 points over Matt Crafton.

Next: American Ethanol 200, Friday, July 11 at Iowa Speedway (Newton, IA)
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Other Racing Series

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
July 6, Herr's Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester (IN) Speedway
Winner: Brandon Jones   -   Pole: Ken Schrader   -   Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: July 19, Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, IL)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
June 21, Visit Hampton 175 at Langley Speedway (Hampton, VA)
Winner: Ben Rhodes   -   Pole: Scott Heckert   -   Points Leader: Ben Rhodes
Next: July 11, Granite State 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
June 21, Carneros 200 at Sonoma (CA) Raceway
Winner: Kyle Larson   -   Pole: Kyle Larson   -    Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: July 12, Inaugural visit to Stateline Speedway (Post Falls, Idaho)

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
July 6, Jiffy Lube 100 at Circuit ICAR  (Mirabel, Quebec)
Winner: Andrew Ranger   -   Pole: Andrew Ranger  -  Points Leader: J.R. Fitzpatrick
Next: July 11, Alberta Has Energy 300 at the Edmonton International Raceway (Wetaskiwin, Alberta)

NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
June 8, NMTS Mexico City at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (Mexico City)
Winner: Daniel Suarez   -   Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: July 19, NMTS Aguascalientes at the Autodromo Internacional de Aquascalientes

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
June 28, Hoosier Tire 200 at Riverhead (NY) Raceway
Winner: Eric Goodale   -   Pole: John Beatty Jr.  -  Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: (Non-points) July 11, Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
(points race) July 12, New Hampshire 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
July 4, Daggett Schuler Attorneys At Law 150 at Caraway Speedway (Sophia, NC)
Winner:  Andy Seuss -   Pole: Andy Seuss  -  Points Leader: Andy Seuss
Next: August 2, Strutmasters.com 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem, NC)



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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