Marcos Ambrose finished eighth in the Geico 500. That was his second consecutive plate track top-10 and it came on the heels of a 10th in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
Kurt Busch’s name did not get called very often during the Geico 500—and as it turned out that was a good thing. He stayed out of trouble and finished seventh.
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.
In only his second start in Joe Falk’s No. 33, Travis Kvapil finished sixth in the Geico 500 after starting seventh.
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.
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 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.
Ryan Newman’s Chevrolet failed post-race inspection after finishing fifth in the Geico 500. His car’s rear end was too low.
Clint Bowyer finished third in the Geico 500. It was his third consecutive top-10 finish on this track.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Crafton finishes 14th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ryan Blaney finishes fifth in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.