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Wrap-up: Bristol

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee was busy this past week with all three NASCAR top series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (Northern and Southern combined) running events from Wednesday thru Saturday night. The Modifieds ran their Bush’s Beans 150 early Wednesday night but rain hit the track before the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP could be held. The trucks ran their race on Thursday morning. The Nationwide Series Food City 300 was held on schedule Friday night and the Sprint Cup Series finished off the week with the IRWIN Tools Night Race Saturday night. The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the IRWIN Tools Night Race with a lap of 14.607 seconds, 131.362 mph, a new track record, topping Denny Hamlin's previous record (14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph) set in March. This is the No. 4 Chevrolet SS driver's 11th pole in 490 NSCS races. This is his fifth pole and 16th top-10 start in 2014 and his first pole in 28 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick led 75 laps in the race and finished in 11th place.
Did Not Qualify: None, 43 teams entered for 43 spots.
Winner: Joey Logano won the IRWIN Tools Night Race, his sixth victory in 207 NSCS races. This is the No. 22 Ford Fusion driver's third victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2014. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 12 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the first time Ford has swept all three races in a weekend since August 2006 at Bristol. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races. Mark Martin won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Kevin Harvick, #4, 131.362 mph (POLE, 11th, 7th)
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, #4
3M Lap Leader: Jamie McMurray, #1, 148 Laps (18th, 8th, 16th)
Moog Problem Solver of Race: Jamie McMurray, #1 crew chief Keith Rodden, 0.017 seconds
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Roush-Yates Engines, Joey Logano #22 (5th, WINNER, 4th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20 (16th, 3rd, 5th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Denny Hamlin, #11 (13th, 40th-Accident, 20th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42 (40th, 12th, 12th)

Standings: Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 27 points over Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Top 16 – Current seeding of the Chase Contenders (wins, points, points position):
1. Jeff Gordon (3, 845, 1st)
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (3, 818, 2)
3. Brad Keselowski (3, 776, 3)
4. Joey Logano (3, 761, 4)
5. Jimmie Johnson (3, 726, 6)
6. Kevin Harvick (2, 721, 7)
7. Carl Edwards (2, 716, 8)
8. Kyle Busch (1, 629, 17)
9. Denny Hamlin (1, 594, 20)
10. AJ Allmendinger (1, 586, 21)
11. Kurt Busch (1, 582, 22)
12. Aric Almirola (1, 559, 24)
No wins but eligible by point standings:
13. Matt Kenseth, 5th in points
14. Ryan Newman, 9th
15. Clint Bowyer, 10th
16. Greg Biffle, 11th

Next:  Oral-B USA 500, Sunday, August 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, GA)
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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 Food City 300 with a lap of 15.333 seconds, 125.142 mph. This is the No. 54 Toyota driver's 41st pole in 287 NNS races. It is his fifth pole and 15th top-10 NNS start in 2014. This is his fourth pole in 21 NNS races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch led 161 laps of the 300 lap event and finished in second place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 37 Ryan Ellis, No. 13 Carl Long, No. 46 Matt Frahm, No. 70 Derrike Cope and No. 29 Milka Duno.
Winner: Camping World Truck Series regular (No. 29 Ford F-150) Ryan Blaney won the Food City 300, his second victory in 24 NNS races. This is the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang driver's first victory and seventh top-10 NNS finish in 2014. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three NNS races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #54, 161 Laps (POLE, 2nd, NE)
Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #54, 125.142 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, #54
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: James Buescher, #99 (16th, 9th, 10th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #9 (4th, 3rd, LEADER)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 13 points over Regan Smith.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Chase Elliott
2. Regan Smith
3. Ty Dillon +1
4. Elliott Sadler -1
5. Brian Scott
6. Trevor Bayne
7. Chris Buescher
8. Brendan Gaughan
9. Ryan Reed
10. James Buescher

Next: Great Clips 300, Saturday, August 30, at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, GA)
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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 UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP with a lap of 15.392 seconds, 124.662 mph. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's 16th pole in 122 NCWTS races. It is his fourth pole and sixth top-10 NCWTS start in 2014. This is his second pole in nine truck races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch led 81 laps but got into the wall late in the race and finished six laps down in 24th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 03 Michael Affarano.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP, his first victory in 62 NCWTS races. He becomes the 25th driver to win a race in all three of NASCAR's national series. His first Sprint Cup win came at Talladega on April 26, 2009. His first Nationwide Series win came at Nashville Superspeedway on June 7, 2008. Brad and his father Bob Keselowski become the first father/son duo to win races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Keselowski also has two NASCAR Sprint Cup wins (Aug. 2011, March 2012) and one NASCAR Nationwide Series win (Aug. 2008) at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #51, 124.662 mph (POLE, 24th, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Roush Yates Engines, (Brad Keselowski) #19 (4th, WINNER, NE)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr. #54 (8th, 2nd, 5th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Tyler Young, #02 (26th, 18th, 14th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

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

Next: Chevrolet Silverado 250, Sunday, August 31, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (near Bowmanville, Ontario)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
August 24, Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway (Oregon, WI)
Winner: Justin Boston  -   Pole: Mason Mitchell (rain, set by points)   -   Points Leader: Mason Mitchell
Next: September 1, Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East

August 16, Biscuitville 125 at Virginia (Alton) International Raceway
Winner: Scott Heckert  -   Pole: Scott Heckert   -   Points Leader: Ben Rhodes
Next: September 6 at Greenville (SC) Pickens Speedway

K&N Pro Series-West
August 16, NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at Evergreen Speedway (Monroe, WA)
Winner: David Mayhew   -   Pole: Brandon McReynolds  -    Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: August 30, K&N Pro Series West 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)

Canadian Tire Series
August 16, Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway in (Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
Winner: Donald Chisholm   -   Pole: Donald Chisholm  -  Points Leader: L.P. Dumoulin
Next: August 31, Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario

Mexico Toyota Series
August 17, Puebla 240 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed (Puebla, Mexico)
Winner: Irwin Vences  -  Pole:  Irwin Vences   -  Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: September 6, First round of Desafio (5-race playoffs) at El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua, Mexico

Whelen Modified Tour
August 20, Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway (comb. race with Whelen Southern Modified Tour)
Winner: Tommy Barrett Jr. (overall)
Pole: Justin Bonsignore (fastest overall)
Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: September 13 at Riverhead (NY) Raceway

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
August 20, Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway (comb. race with Whelen Modified Tour)
Winner:  JR Bertuccio ( highest NWSMT finish-13th)
Pole: Burt Meyers (fastest NWSMT qualifier)
Points Leader: Andy Seuss
Next: August 30 at Langley (VA) Speedway



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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