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Wrapup: Chicagoland Speedway

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois was the site of all three NASCAR's premier series events. The Camping World Truck Series held their TheHouse.com 225 on Friday night. This was the final regular season event with Christopher Bell ending up with the series lead heading into the NCWTS playoffs. On Saturday, the XFINITY Series, closing out their regular season with TheHouse.com 300, shows William Byron on top of the standings heading into the NXS playoffs. On Sunday afternoon, the Tales of the Turtles 400, the first Cup playoff race, was held at the 1.5-mile track. 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  Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Tales of the Turtles 400 with a lap of 187.963 mph. This is his 26th pole in 453 MENCS races. It is his seventh pole and 23rd top-10 start in 2017 and his first pole in 13 races at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2017 and his sixth in 12 races at Chicagoland. Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Chicagoland and his 22nd in 27 races this season. Daniel Suarez (13th) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.      
Did not qualify: No one. 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota) won the Tales of the Turtles 400, his 12th victory in 432 MENCS races. This is his fifth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2017. It is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 12 races at Chicagoland. Chase Elliott (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Chicagoland. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2017. Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 17 races at Chicagoland. Daniel Suarez (12th) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led a race-high 85 laps and finished the 267-lap race in 15th place.

Standings: Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 27 points over Kyle Larson.

MENCS Round of 16 Chase Field:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Kyle Busch
6. Chase Elliott
7. Denny Hamlin
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Matt Kenseth
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Jamie McMurray
12. Austin Dillon
--After the next two races (Loudon and Dover), the bottom four in point standings will not advance to the Round of 12.
13. Kurt Busch
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
15. Kasey Kahne
16. Ryan Newman

Next: Sunday, Sept. 24, ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: MENCS regular Erik Jones, driving the No. 20 NBA 2K18/GameStop Toyota, won the Coors Light Pole Award for TheHouse.com 300 with a lap of 177.229 mph. This is his 13th pole in 72 NXS races. It is his first pole and 10th top-10 NXS start in 2017 and his first pole in four NXS races at Chicagoland. Cup driver, Daniel Suarez (second), posted his eighth top-10 NXS start of 2017 and his fourth in five NXS races at Chicagoland. Kyle Larson (third), another Cup driver, posted his fourth top-10 NXS start at Chicagoland and his 10th in ten NXS races this season. Cole Custer (fifth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.   
Did not qualify: No one. 40 teams entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: Justin Allgaier (No. 7 BRANDT/Celebrating the Future of AG Chevrolet Camaro) won TheHouse.com 300, his fifth victory in 233 NXS races. This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2017. It is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Chicagoland. Cup series regular Kyle Larson (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven NXS races at Chicagoland. It is his ninth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Elliott Sadler (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at Chicagoland. Daniel Hemric (fourth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender.

Standings: William Byron leads the point standings by 2 points over Justin Allgaier.

NXS Round of 12 Chase Field (Re-seeded Points):
1. William Byron 2025
2. Justin Allgaier 2023
3. Elliott Sadler 2020
4. Daniel Hemric 2009
5. Brennan Poole 2006
6. Ryan Reed 2005
7. Jeremy Clements 2005
8. Cole Custer 2005
--After the next three races (Kentucky, Dover and Charlotte), the bottom four in point standings will not advance to the Round of 8.
9. Blake Koch 2005
10. Matt Tifft 2004
11. Brendan Gaughan 2003
12. Michael Annett 2001

Next: Saturday, Sept. 23, VISITMYRTLEBEACH.COM 300 at Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval in Sparta, KY)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials: Ryan Truex (No. 16 ADVICS/AISIN Toyota Tundra) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland with a lap of 175.982 mph. This is his first pole in 35 NCWTS races. It is his eighth top-10 start in 2017. Chase Briscoe (second), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his 10th top-10 start of 2017. Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 start at Chicagoland. It is his 14th in 16 races this season. Bell also won the ARCA Racing Series race on Thursday night at Chicagoland.  
Did not qualify: No one. 32 trucks entered for the 32-truck field.

Results: Johnny Sauter (No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado) won TheHouse.com 225, his 15th victory in 214 NCWTS races. This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in nine races at Chicagoland. Chase Briscoe (second), the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender, posted his 10th top-10 finish in 2017. Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Chicagoland.

Standings: Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 15 points over Johnny Sauter.

NCWTS Round of 8 Chase Field (Re-seeded Points):
1. Christopher Bell 2040
2. Johnny Sauter 2025
3. John Hunter Nemechek 2014
4. Matt Crafton 2014
5. Chase Briscoe 2009
6. Austin Cindric 2007
--After the next three races (Loudon, Las Vegas, Talladega), the bottom two in point standings will not advance to the Round of 6.
7. Ben Rhodes 2007
8. Kaz Grala 2005

Next: Saturday, Sept. 23, UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East: Sept. 16, JustDrive.com 125 at NJ Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ
Pole: Collin Cabre ... Winner: Will Rodgers ... Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Season Finale: Sept. 29 at Dover Int’l Speedway (1-mile concrete oval in Delaware)

K&N Pro Series-West: Aug. 26, Clint Newell Toyota 150 at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR
Pole: Chris Eggleston ... Winner: Todd Gilliland ... Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: Sept. 30, NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway (0.25-mile oval in Idaho)

Pinty’s Series: Sept. 9, Lucas Oil 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec
Pole: Kevin Lacroix ... Winner: Alex Labbe ... Points Leader: Alex Labbe
Season Finale: Sept. 23, Jukasa 200 at Jukasa Motor Speedway (0.625-mile oval in Hagersville, Ontario
2017 Jostens Rookie of the Year: Adam Martin (clinched on September 3)

Whelen Modified Tour: Sept. 16, Riverhead 200 at Riverhead (NY) Raceway
Pole: Timmy Solomito ... Winner: Timmy Solomito ... Points Leader: Ryan Preece
Next: Sept. 23, F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)

Peak Mexico Series: Sept. 10, Sidral Aga Guadalajara at Triovalo Int'l de Cajititlan in Jalisco
Pole: Abraham Calderon ... Winner: Abraham Calderon ... Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: Oct. 1 at Super Ovalo Chiapas (0.75-mile tri-oval in Tuxtla Gutierrez)
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Other Series
ARCA Racing Series: Sept. 14, Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL
Pole: Brandon Jones ... Winner: Christopher Bell ... Points Leader: Austin Theriault
Next: Sept. 22, Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval in Sparta, KY)

Southern Modified Racing Series: Sept. 16 at Concord (NC) Speedway
Pole: Brandon Ward ... Winner: Brandon Ward ... Points: Jeremy Gerstner
Next: Sept. 30 at Hickory Motor Speedway (0.363-mile oval in Newton, NC)

EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series: Sept. 16 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH
Pole: Richard Savary ... Winner: Chase Dowling ... Points Leader: Woody Pitkat
Season Finale: Oct. 22 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (0.375-mile oval in CT)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.