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Jimmie Johnson’s team won several race awards in the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Besides winning race, Johnson won the $3,400 pole award (191.076 mph), the $5,400 3M Lap Leader Award for leading the most laps (168 of 335) and the $5,000 American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award for recording the fastest average speed on restarts. Hendrick Engines won the $5,000 Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. Johnson is currently the leader in the Chase standings by seven points over Brad Keselowski.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 08:24:00 PM

Kasey Kahne raced to a 12th-place finish in the Geico 500, but missed the Chase by three points. He was one of three Hendrick Motorsports drivers who were eliminated in the Contender round along with Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kahne would actually have needed to finish four positions better than he did in order to displace his teammate Jeff Gordon because the tie-breaker would have been in the No. 24’s favor, but this was one more example of just how close the contests are going to be in the new knockout-style Chase.
Oct 20 - 10:30 AM

Kyle Busch entered the Geico 500 with a 26-point cushion over the elimination bubble and as such was the most likely driver to advance to the Eliminator round on points. He raced conservatively in the back of the pack for most of the race, but was run over from behind on lap 104 when Aric Almirola and JJ Yeley triggered a 10-car accident. Busch finished 40th.

Busch sustained heavy damage, but the team completely remade the car in a mere 45 minutes. Still that was not enough to keep him from falling to ninth in the standings, seven markers behind Jeff Gordon—the last driver to advance based on points.
Oct 19 - 10:36 PM

Landon Cassill earned his first career top-10 in the NASCAR Cup series after finishing fourth in the Geico 500. His previous best result was an 11th, also scored on this track in the spring.

With back-to-back career bests on this track, it is safe to say that Cassill has a knack for plate racing. Unfortunately, that will not be particularly useful knowledge for fantasy players until next February’s Daytona 500.
Oct 19 - 8:33 PM

It was the worst finish of the season for Doug Coby. But in the end, it didn't matter, as the Milford, Connecticut driver lifted the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour trophy for the second time in three seasons Sunday.

The 35-year-old finished 17th and two laps down in the season finale Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The race was won by defending tour champion Ryan Preece. It was Coby and the No. 2 Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance/Fox Shocks Chevrolet team, though, who earned the big trophy on the strength of an outstanding season that included a win and nine top fives in 13 races. Coby, who finished second in points to Preece last year, kicked off 2014 with a win in the non-points UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway. Preece led twice for a race-high 137 laps, including the final 73. A late caution pushed the race to 151 laps. It was Preece's first win at Thompson after four runner-up finishes at the .625-mile banked oval. Earlier in the day, Preece wrapped up the track's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sunoco Modified Division championship.
Oct 19 - 7:59 PM

It was the worst finish of the season for Doug Coby. But in the end, it didn't matter, as the Milford, Connecticut driver lifted the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour trophy for the second time in three seasons Sunday.

The 35-year-old finished 17th and two laps down in the season finale Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The race was won by defending tour champion Ryan Preece. It was Coby and the No. 2 Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance/Fox Shocks Chevrolet team, though, who earned the big trophy on the strength of an outstanding season that included a win and nine top fives in 13 races. Coby, who finished second in points to Preece last year, kicked off 2014 with a win in the non-points UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway. Preece led twice for a race-high 137 laps, including the final 73. A late caution pushed the race to 151 laps. It was Preece's first win at Thompson after four runner-up finishes at the .625-mile banked oval. Earlier in the day, Preece wrapped up the track's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sunoco Modified Division championship.
Oct 19 - 7:57 PM

The semi-final race of the 2014 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series gave fans everything they could have hoped for, drama, lead changes, lots of passing and in the end it was Rubén Rovelo who found his way to Victory Lane.

The driver of the No. 28 G3C Racing Team/Gesti Toyota won the rain-shortened RedCo 240 at the Súper Óvalo Chiapas, completing 182 of the scheduled 200 laps. It was the eighth victory in 127 starts for Rovelo and his second of the season. The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series will conclude its championship season on Nov. 9 in Puebla. Abraham Calderón takes a four-point lead over Ruben García Jr., 1163 to 1159, to the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed. Rovelo is nine points out at 1154 with Ruben Pardo not far behind at 1152.
Oct 19 - 7:42 PM

Ryan Newman’s Chevrolet failed post-race inspection after finishing fifth in the Geico 500. His car’s rear end was too low.

Newman advanced to the Eliminator round by 27 points over Kasey Kahne, so any penalty that might be levied against him would probably be insufficient to drop him out of the top eight.
Oct 19 - 7:29 PM

Last week Matt Kenseth had Brad Keselowski in a headlock after the Bank of America 500 following post-race contact in their cars. This week, he found himself in a position where pushing Keselowski was his best opportunity to advance in the Chase. Kenseth finished second in the Geico 500.

It seems that situations such as these happen nearly every time there is some kind of major drama. Fantasy owners need to realize that just because Kenseth helped Keselowski this week, there are still hard feelings between these two drivers and that could impact race results later in the season.
Oct 19 - 5:58 PM

Brad Keselowski was in a must win situation entering the Geico 500 and he survived two green-white-checkered attempts to take the checkers first and advance to the Eliminator round. He led only 12 laps total.

Keselowski also survived minor crash damage in the early stages of the race. He was an early favorite to advance to the championship race at Homestead, but back-to-back bad finishes at Kansas and Charlotte put that in jeopardy. Now the points reset and he has an equal opportunity to win the Chase as any of the other seven drivers.
Oct 19 - 5:43 PM

Woody Pitkat’s breakout campaign continues in the season finale as he secured the Coors Light Pole Award for the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Without a pole or a race win in his first seven years on the tour, Pitkat now has two of both after Saturday’s top qualifying effort. The Stafford, Connecticut, native posted a fast lap of 18.816 seconds (119.579 mph) to make it 2-for-3 in qualifying at Thompson this year. He also earned the pole for the season-opening Icebreaker on April 6.
Oct 18 - 9:14 PM

Joe Nemechek had his time disallowed by NASCAR because of an oil tank encasement that was improperly sealed. Reed Sorenson was the first driver who failed to make the show, so Nemechek’s disqualification elevates the No. 36 into to the field.

Now that he is in the show, anything can happen and Sorenson has an equal opportunity to finish among the top 20 as another dark horse. He will be one of the best bargains in salary cap games.
Oct 18 - 7:45 PM




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