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Wrapup: Pocono and Fort Worth

Sunday, June 11, 2017


The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series held its WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400 at the 1.5-mile quad-oval Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) Fort Worth on Friday night. Pocono Raceway hosted two NASCAR top series events this past weekend. The 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA featured the NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 on Saturday and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 on Sunday. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Home Tracks and other covered series are also shown below.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Pocono 400 with a lap of 179.151 mph. This is his 21st pole in 440 MENCS races. It is his second pole in 2017 and his third pole in 25 races at Pocono Raceway. Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2017 and his fifth in 23 races at Pocono. Matt Kenseth (third) posted his 11th top-10 start at Pocono and his ninth in 14 races this season. Daniel Suarez (14th) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Did not qualify: No one. Only 39 cars entered for 40 spots in lineup.

Results: Ryan Blaney (No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion) won the Pocono 400, his first victory in 68 MENCS races. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2017 and second top-10 finish in three races at Pocono Raceway. Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 33 races at Pocono and his ninth in 2017. Erik Jones (third) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Pole-sitter, Kyle Busch, led 100 laps and finished the 160-lap event in ninth place.

Standings: Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by one point over Kyle Larson.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Kyle Busch
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Chase Elliott
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Jamie McMurray
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Clint Bowyer
11. Joey Logano
12. Ryan Blaney
13. Matt Kenseth
14. Kurt Busch
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16. Ryan Newman

Next: Sunday, June 18, FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan Int’l Speedway (2-mile oval in Brooklyn, MI)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver, Kyle Benjamin, piloting the No. 20 Hisense Toyota Camry, won the Coors Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono with a lap of 172.844 mph. This is his first pole and second top-10 start in only two career NXS races. Daniel Hemric (second), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his 11th top-10 start of 2017. Cole Custer (third) posted his seventh top-10 start in 12 races this season
Did not qualify: No one. Only 40 entries for 40 starting spots.

Results: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Ford Fusion), driving the No. 22 SKF Ford Mustang, won the Pocono Green 250, his 35th victory in 245 NXS races. This is his first victory and fifth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Justin Allgaier (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Pocono. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2017. Another Cup driver, Kyle Larson (finished third), posted his second top-10 finish in two NXS races at Pocono. Cole Custer (seventh) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Pole-sitter, Kyle Benjamin, led 28 laps and finished the 100-lap event in 16th place.

Standings: Justin Allgaier leads the point standings by one point over Elliott Sadler.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Justin Allgaier
2. Elliott Sadler
3. William Byron
4. Darrell Wallace Jr.
5. Daniel Hemric
6. Ryan Reed
7. Brennan Poole
8. Matt Tifft
9. Cole Custer
10. Michael Annett
11. Blake Koch
12. Dakoda Armstrong

Next: Saturday, June 17, Irish Hills 250 at Michigan Int’l Speedway (2-mile oval in Brooklyn, MI)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials: Noah Gragson (No. 18 Switch Toyota Tundra) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400 with a lap of 185.134 mph. This is his first pole in nine NCWTS races. It is his fifth top-10 start in 2017. Johnny Sauter (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2017 and his 11th in 18 races at TMS. Matt Crafton (third) posted his 15th top-10 start at TMS and his sixth in seven races this season.
Did not qualify: No one. Only 28 entries for the 32 truck field.

Results: Christopher Bell (No. 4 JBL Toyota Tundra) won the WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400, his fourth victory in 37 NCWTS races. This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at TMS. Chase Briscoe (second), the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender, posted his third top-10 finish in 2017. Grant Enfinger (third) posted his first top-10 finish in 2017. Pole-sitter, Noah Gragson, led 13 laps and finished the 167-lap event in seventh place.

Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 40 points over Christopher Bell.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Christopher Bell
3. Matt Crafton
4. Chase Briscoe
5. Ben Rhodes
6. Ryan Truex
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Kaz Grala

Next: Saturday, June 17, Drivin for Linemen at Gateway Motorsports Park (1.25-mile oval in Madison, IL)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
June 3, Memphis 125 at Memphis Int’l Raceway (0.75-mile tri-oval in Millington, TN)
Winner: Harrison Burton   -Pole: Chase Purdy    -Points Leader: Harrison Burton
Next: July 1 at Berlin Raceway (0.438-mile oval in Marne, MI)

K&N Pro Series-West
June 10, Toyota 150 at Colorado National Speedway (0.375-mile oval in Dacono, CO)
Winner: Chris Eggleston  -Pole: Chris Eggleston   -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: June 24, Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course in California)

Pinty’s Series
June 3, Choko/Fast Eddie 250 at Delaware Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Delaware, Ontario)
Winner: Alex Labbe    -Pole: Andrew Ranger   -Points Leader: Kevin Lacroix
Next: June 17, CRS Express 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere (0.25-mile oval in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec)

Whelen Modified Tour
May 13 at City of Hampton 150 at Langley Speedway (0.4-mile oval in Hampton, VA)
Winner: Timmy Solomito  -Pole: Doug Coby    -Points Leader: Timmy Solomito
Next: June 14 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)

Peak Mexico Series
June 4 at Triovalo Internacional de Cajititlan (0.84-miles tri-oval in Jalisco, Mexico)
Winner: Ruben Rovelo   -Pole: Salvador de Alba Jr.   -Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: June 25 at the Autódromo de León (0.75-mile road course in Leon, Mexico)
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Other Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 9, General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible200 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
Winner: Riley Herbst   -Pole:* Brandon Jones   -Points Leader: Austin Theriault
* Not a pole, qualifying ran past allotted time. Lineup set by practice speeds.
Next: June 16, Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway (2-mile oval in Brooklyn, MI)

Southern Modified Racing Series
April 14, Keller Williams Realty 125 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Tim Brown   -Pole: Brandon Ward  -Points Leader: Brandon Ward
Next: July 1 at Hickory Motor Speedway (0.363-mile oval in Newton, NC)

EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series
June 10 at Seekonk Speedway (0.333-mile oval in Massachusetts)
Winner: Tommy Barrett   -Pole: Todd Annarummo  -Points Leader: Jon McKennedy
Next: June 17 at Riverhead Raceway (0.25-mile oval in New York)
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Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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