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Ryan Blaney Wins in Pocono

LONG POND, Pa.–Ryan Blaney took the lead on a Lap 53 restart and held it through the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway.

Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Blaney, 19, beat Miguel Paludo to the finish line by .271 seconds to earn his first victory of the season, his first at Pocono and the second of his career in the Truck Series.

The runner-up finish was a career best for Paludo.

Rookie German Quiroga finished third, followed by Joey Coulter–last year’s Pocono winner–and Ross Chastain, Blaney’s teammate. Ron Hornaday Jr., Darrell Wallace Jr., series leader Matt Crafton, Brendan Gaughan and Brennan Newberry completed the top 10.

Newberry’s top 10 was his first in 21 Truck Series starts.

After a spin by Ricky Ehrgott on the opening lap, the race was caution-free until Lap 42 of a scheduled 50, when NASCAR threw a yellow because of debris on the track.

Todd Bodine, driving in a one-race deal for Turner Motorsports, held the lead at the time, but during a scramble for the lead in Turn 1 after a Lap 47 restart, Bodine spun after contact from James Buescher’s Chevrolet to bring out the third caution.

Contact between the trucks of Ty Dillon and Johnny Sauter, as Dillon moved up the track believing he had a clear lane to the outside, caused the final caution on Lap 50 and extended the race four laps beyond its posted distance.

Blaney took the lead from Quiroga on the final restart and pulled away for the victory.

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NASCAR Cup Series

Jimmie Johnson on Pole at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa.–The clouds rolled in right on cue and Jimmie Johnson rolled out to the grid–late to Friday’s qualifying session at Pocono Raceway.

Inspection issues delayed Johnson’s arrival at the head of the qualifying queue and just may have been a contributing factor in the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet SS winning the pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.

Johnson had drawn the 24th qualifying position but was the 28th driver to make a run during time trials, after his team hastily pushed the car to the front of the grid. The few minutes Johnson gained from the difficulty getting through tech allowed the track to cool that much more–and a cooler track generally translates to higher speed.

The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. In addition to Johnson and Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards (180.180 mph), Ryan Newman (180.004 mph), Kurt Busch (179.695 mph) and Joey Logano (179.601 mph) all broke the previous record of 179.598 mph set by Logano in June 2012.

Johnson didn’t believe that going out four spots later made a difference in his qualifying performance. In his view, any possible advantage would have been offset by the pressure of getting through inspection and beating the five-minute clock to the top of the grid.

“Only four spots, no, it wouldn’t have made a difference,” Johnson said. “We had a left rear toe (tire angle) was off by a thousandth of an inch. The system is pass-fail… a thousandth of an inch. I’m glad we got it sorted out.

“We got on the clock, which is always a scary thing, but we beat the clock.”

Going out eighth on a warmer track, Kyle Busch was the first driver to top 180 mph, posting a lap at 180.639 mph (49.823 seconds). Though he thought Johnson’s late draw in general was more of a factor than the four spots he gained in the order, Busch did insinuate that the 48 team might be gaming the system.

“Probably not the clock that he was on, I don’t think that made much difference, but just the draw that he had, being 20 cars later in general than us, I think that was certainly beneficial to him,” Busch said. “A lot of these other teams figure out how to play by the rules. It seems like there’s one that is sometimes late, quite often more than the rest.

Similarly, Johnson, the series leader, was late at New Hampshire three weeks ago and qualified second, but his time was disallowed because the ride height was deemed too low in post-qualifying inspection. But Johnson said Friday that the inspection issues weren’t by design.

“I wish there was some master plan behind it all–but they’re welcome to try it,” Johnson said. “They’re welcome to experience the stress. My heart was pounding out of my chest, trying to get in the car and beat the clock. I don’t wish that kind of stress on anybody.”

The winner of the June race at the Tricky Triangle, Johnson can become the first driver to sweep both events in the same year twice at the 2.5-mile track. One of six drivers to accomplish the Pocono double, Johnson recorded his first season sweep in 2004.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 25th on Sunday, and Danica Patrick will take the green flag in 34th.

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NASCAR Cup Series

Hello Newman!

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ryan Newman, now a job seeker, couldn’t have added a more important or timely accomplishment to his resume.

Taking advantage of an uncharacteristic glitch on pit road on the part of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 team, Newman grabbed the lead during a long cycle of late green-flag pit stops and held on to win Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The victory was Newman’s first at the Brickyard, at the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in his native state. Newman won for the 17th time in his career and for the first time since April 2012 at Martinsville.

Nearly three weeks ago, Newman learned there wouldn’t be a ride for him next year at Stewart-Haas Racing, with Kevin Harvick scheduled to supplant him on the team and end Newman’s five-year stint with SHR. To a prospective new employer, Newman now can sell himself as the winner of two of the crown jewels of NASCAR racing.

In 2008 he captured the 50th Daytona 500. On Sunday, he added the 20th renewal at the Brickyard to his portfolio.

“Starting on the pole and winning the race — just an awesome day for us,” Newman said after climbing out of his car. “This is a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to push my lips on those bricks.

“I don’t realize it yet. It’s a dream come true. It’ll take a week or so for this to set in.”

In the job search, there’s no doubt the victory will be a benefit.

“Obviously, it helps,” Newman said. “The emotions have been an absolute roller coaster — no doubt. I got fired a couple of weeks ago and come back here and win the pole and win the race, and it’s all because of hard effort. These guys (his team) are behind me, and I’m behind them.”

Johnson ran second, 2.657 seconds back. Kasey Kahne came home third, followed by Tony Stewart — Newman’s team owner — and Matt Kenseth. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kyle Busch completed the top 10.

A slow pit stop on Lap 133, because of a problem with the left rear tire, cost Johnson his edge over Newman. With a quick stop one lap later, Newman was back on track with a five-second advantage over the No. 48 Chevrolet, as the drivers waited for pit stops to cycle through.

Johnson couldn’t make a significant dent in Newman’s margin over the remaining laps.

From the outset, Johnson and Newman were the speed horses in the field, and it seemed inevitable they would settle the issue between them. Johnson spent just over 17 seconds in his pit stall taking four tires on his final stop. Newman’s two-tire stop lasted less than 12 seconds.

“There’s definitely disappointment there,” said Johnson, who has squandered winning opportunities on late-race restarts this year, notably at Dover and Kentucky. “But that’s racing. It happens. I’ve given away a few out there this year, too…

“We win as a team, lose as a team. There’s been some late‑race mistakes on my behalf that have taken race wins away from us. Granted, not a major event like this. But we win as a team, lose as a team. We still ended up second. We have a lot to be proud of over the course of the weekend. We’ll do the best to let it roll off our shoulders by (Monday) afternoon.

Stewart didn’t have a winning car, but he got to enjoy Newman’s victory as a car owner. Both Newman and Stewart both say they remain close friends despite the impending split.

“I can’t wait to give him a hug and congratulate him,” Stewart said after the race. “He did a great job all weekend. It was between him and the 48. That was clear to see. I didn’t know what strategy was going to be at the end. I just kept watching the Jumbotrons coming off (Turn) 4 to see where he was at.”

 

Notes: Johnson expanded his series lead to 75 points over second-place Clint Bowyer, who finished 20th. Carl Edwards, who lost ground on a late restart, came home 13th and is 85 points behind Johnson in third place… Kevin Harvick’s streak of top-10 finishes ended at nine with a 19th-place result… Gordon gained two spots to 10th in points, the last Chase-eligible position, with six races left before the Chase field is set.

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NASCAR Cup Series

Ryan Newman Knocks Jimmie Johnson Off Pole and Sets New Track Record in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana native Ryan Newman saved the best for last Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The last of 45 drivers to make a qualifying run for Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400, Newman stole the pole from Jimmie Johnson with a record-setting lap, touring the iconic 2.5-mile in 47.992 seconds (187.531 mph).

Johnson, who went out early in the session, was .024 seconds slower at 187.438 mph. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, who is seeking a record fifth Brickyard win on Sunday, watched as his time stood up to every other driver’s save Newman’s.

The Coors Light Pole Award was the 50th of Newman’s career — breaking a tie with Bobby Isaac for ninth on the all-time list — his first at Indy and his first since Sept. 23, 2011 at New Hampshire. The pole comes at an opportune time for the driver nicknamed “Rocket Man,” who acknowledged less than three weeks ago that he would lose his ride at Stewart-Haas Racing next year.

Newman and Johnson both broke the previous qualifying record of 186.293 mph set by Casey Mears in 2004, as did the third- through ninth-place starters on the grid: Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon.

“I’ll admit I was emotional, for me, especially, because it was the Brickyard, and I hadn’t won a pole here before, and I’ve won so many poles,” Newman said. “It’s been so long since I’ve won a pole — people ask me if I’ve run out of fuel for the rockets.

“It’s special for me for a lot of reasons, being at home, being in Indiana, being at the Brickyard and being so long not winning a pole. Hopefully, we can turn it into a good day (on Sunday).”

As the pole winner, Newman gets first pick of pits stalls, and that means pit stall No. 1 closest to the exit from pit road — a huge bonus for the top qualifier at Indy.

“It’s really big,” Newman said. “This pit road here can lose you a race pretty quick. The boxes are long, but (pit road is) narrow, so having (that stall) is truly an advantage.”

Newman bettered Johnson’s lap through the first and second corners and held on through Turns 3 and 4 to snag the pole.

“I did miss Turn 2 a little bit on my turning point, and felt like I made that mistake, and then the lap tracker showed that,” acknowledged Johnson, the series points leader. “But Ryan hit all four corners great and got it done. Happy for him. It’s got to be a big day for him, being a hometown boy and all. Very happy for Ryan and very happy for our team.”

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Trucks

Austin Dillon Holds Off Kyle Larson to win Eldora

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

 

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Austin Dillon returned to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the same night NASCAR returned to dirt.

Racing in the series for the first time since winning the 2011 championship, Dillon pulled away during a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Wednesday night’s CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, the first dirt-track race in any of NASCAR’s top three series since Richard Petty triumphed at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 30, 1970.

But the real winners were those who took the leap of faith to stage a mid-week race on dirt, those who came to rural Ohio to see it and those who consumed it through broadcast media.

“It feels amazing,” said Dillon, who started 19th and quickly worked his way forward. “Going into this week, I was just really focused on doing whatever it took to make sure we had a good show for the fans and NASCAR so we could come back again…

“I think it was a success. It was such a great show… This is real racing right here, and that’s all I’ve got to say.”

Before an enthusiastic packed house at the half-mile dirt track owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, Dillon held off Kyle Larson to claim his fifth NCWTS win. Ryan Newman ran third behind Dillon and Larson, followed by Joey Coulter and Brendan Gaughan.

Adroitly using his dirt-track experience to work his way through traffic, Larson charged from his 13th-place starting position to the lead during the first 60-lap segment of the race. On Lap 39, Larson passed Timothy Peters for the top spot and pulled away to a lead of more than three seconds.

On Lap 54, NASCAR called a caution after debris from Scott Bloomquist’s Toyota landed in the racing groove, and that yellow carried over through the end of the first segment.

Larson led the field to green to start the second segment of 50 laps, but on Lap 89 Austin Dillon grabbed the top spot in heavy traffic. The segment ended with Larson in hot pursuit of Dillon but unable to complete the pass.

To Larson, Dillon’s pass in traffic on Lap 89, and a caution a lap later — moments after Larson had regained the top spot—were decisive. Dillon kept the lead for a restart on Lap 97 because Dillon had been in front at the last scoring loop before the yellow.

“I was getting through traffic really good, and I spent a few laps behind that truck — I think it was the 77 (German Quiroga),” Larson said. “I was just getting a little bit impatient, and I got into his left rear with my right front. It kind of jerked the wheel right out of my hand and got me all out of shape.

“Austin was able to scoot by. I got back by right as the yellow came out, and that’s what kind of killed the race for us.”

After pit stops, Dillon and Larson took the green side by side to commence the final 40 laps.

Though a series of five heat races determined the starting order for the main event, Ken Schrader, 58, earned the distinction as the pole winner during time trials that preceded the heats. Benefiting from an early draw, Schrader covered the half-mile distance in 19.709 seconds (91.329 mph) to become the oldest pole winner in any of NASCAR’s top three touring series.

That distinction had belonged to Dick Trickle, who in 1999 won a NASCAR Nationwide Series pole at Dover at age 57.

Schrader won the first heat race from the pole, holding off fast-closing J.R. Heffner, to lock himself into the top starting position for the 150-lap main event. The NASCAR veteran clearly was excited about his effort after the first heat race.

“There’s been more hype for this race — I’m thinking back — since the inaugural Brickyard 400 (in 1994),” Schrader said.

Schrader edged dirt-track ace Jared Landers (90.891 mph) for the top spot in time trials. Landers, who was driving a NASCAR Camping World Truck for the first time, is the current Eldora track record holder in Dirt Late Models, having turned a lap in 14.922 seconds in that classification.

Most emblematic of the occasion, however, wasn’t Schrader starting up front. It was 61-year-old Norm Benning taking the green from the back of the field — and the fight he put up for the privilege of doing so.

Slamming and banging with Clay Greenfield in the final three laps of the last-chance heat, Benning refused to give up the fifth and final transfer spot into the main event. Drivers who already were locked into the race stood and cheered as Benning and Greenfield pounded each other through the final corner, with Benning prevailing.

Afterwards, crew members and fellow drivers alike congratulated the veteran racer. Yes, Benning had just finished fifth in a last-chance qualifier, but the way he did it captured perfectly the mood at NASCAR’s first national series dirt-track race in 43 years.

Note: Eighth-place finisher Matt Crafton expanded his series lead to 48 points over second-place Jeb Burton, who came home 18th after falling victim to a five-car accident on lap 115. James Buescher is third in points, 51 back of Crafton, after a 19th-place run at Eldora.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic presented by CNBC Prime’s The Profit

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, Ohio

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

1. (19) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 153, $28375.

2. (13) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 153, $20250.

3. (10) Ryan Newman(i), Chevrolet, 153, $14400.

4. (11) Joey Coulter, Toyota, 153, $15300.

5. (8) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 153, $12575.

6. (3) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 153, $10450.

7. (17) Darrell Wallace Jr. #, Toyota, 153, $10900.

8. (7) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 153, $9850.

9. (6) Dave Blaney(i), Ford, 153, $7550.

10. (14) Max Gresham, Chevrolet, 153, $11025.

11. (22) Dakoda Armstrong, Chevrolet, 153, $9700.

12. (2) Jared Landers, Chevrolet, 153, $9650.

13. (16) Tracy Hines, Toyota, 153, $9600.

14. (1) Ken Schrader(i), Toyota, 153, $7300.

15. (23) Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 153, $10575.

16. (15) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 153, $9450.

17. (4) Kenny Wallace(i), Toyota, 153, $9400.

18. (5) Jeb Burton #, Chevrolet, 153, $9350.

19. (9) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 153, $10150.

20. (25) German Quiroga #, Toyota, 153, $9725.

21. (12) Miguel Paludo, Chevrolet, 153, $9050.

22. (24) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 152, $9000.

23. (29) Justin Jennings, Ford, 151, $6700.

24. (28) Jason Bowles(i), Chevrolet, 151, $8900.

25. (21) Scott Bloomquist, Toyota, 151, $7750.

26. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 149, $7550.

27. (26) Brennan Newberry #, Chevrolet, 145, $6500.

28. (18) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 137, $6450.

29. (20) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, Accident, 120, $6350.

30. (27) Jeff Babcock, Chevrolet, Engine, 63, $6710.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  67.401 mph.

Time of Race:  1 Hrs, 08 Mins, 06 Secs. Margin of Victory:  1.197 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 30 laps.

Lead Changes:  5 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   K. Schrader(i) 1-15; T. Peters 16-38; K. Larson(i) 39-88; A. Dillon(i) 89-121; K. Larson(i) 122; A. Dillon(i) 123-153.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  A. Dillon(i) 2 times for 64 laps; K. Larson(i) 2 times for 51 laps; T. Peters 1 time for 23 laps; K. Schrader(i) 1 time for 15 laps.

Top 10 in Points: M. Crafton – 393; J. Burton # – 345; J. Buescher – 342; T. Dillon – 337; J. Sauter – 320; T. Peters – 320; B. Gaughan – 319; R. Blaney # – 319; D. Wallace Jr. # – 309; M. Paludo – 308.

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XFINITY

Logano’s “Off Week” Spent in Chicagoland’s Victory Lane

By Jerry Bonkowski

Special to NASCAR Wire Service

JOLIET, Ill. – Some drivers take a vacation on an off week from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, go to the beach, play golf or just take it easy.

Not Joey Logano. Instead of relaxing on the final off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series, he decided to race in Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

It was a wise move on Logano’s part, as he took the lead on the final restart and led the final 15 laps to win his second NNS race of the season. His other win was June 1 at Dover International Speedway.

“I was okay doing nothing on the off-weekend, but you can’t say no to RP (team owner Roger Penske),” Logano said with a laugh.

“At the start of the race, I thought we had a third-place car, but we made some adjustments and got it a lot better,” Logano said.

Race leader Sam Hornish Jr. and Penkse Racing teammate Logano battled hard on the final restart, with Logano finally storming past Hornish coming out of Turn 2 on Lap 186 and never looked back.

“That was a big momentum switch for us after two bad races last weekend at New Hampshire,” Logano said. “We’re looking forward to getting to Indianapolis next weekend, we’ll be running both races and hopefully we can get some momentum from this win going forward there.”

Hornish finished second, followed by Austin Dillon, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers.

“We would have liked to win, but you can’t complain too much with it being a 1-2 Penske finish, it was a really good thing,” Hornish said.

More importantly for Hornish, he regained the lead in the Nationwide Series points standings, passing former leader Regan Smith. Hornish now leads Smith by seven points.

“We’ve gone from being 58 points behind after Michigan to seven ahead,” Hornish said. “What we do now is try to figure out where to go from here.”

Sadler dominated early in the race from the Coors Light Pole, but struggled at the end. Still, finishing fourth was a shot in the arm, especially after being wrecked out late in last Saturday’s NNS race at New Hampshire.

“(We) should have been in victory lane, but I tried to be too greedy and keep my car too low and it bit us there at the end,” Sadler said. “We’ll have to take what it gave us, fourth-place and we’ll go on to Indy.”

The only driver in the top 10 who changed position in the standings was Allgaier, who dropped from fourth to fifth in the standings.

Sixth through 10th in the race were Parker Kligerman, Trevor Bayne, Justin Allgaier, Brad Sweet and Matt Crafton.

When Mike Bliss lost a tire on Lap 171 of the scheduled 200-lap event, all leaders pitted on the next lap, all taking four tires.

Sadler exited the pits in the lead, followed by Hornish, Logano, Dillon and Allgaier. Vickers, however, suffered a slow pit stop and dropped four spots to eighth.

Four laps later, Sadler overdrove a corner and fell from the lead to fourth, followed quickly by a caution on Lap 179 when the motor in Reed Sorenson’s car blew up, spewing oil on the track.

Hornish won the pole in qualifying Sunday morning, his first pole of the season, with Sadler alongside him on the front row. Also of note was Travis Pastrana, who started fifth, his third top-five qualifying effort in his last four starts.

Hornish dominated in the early part of the race until he pitted on Lap 49 after a caution for Harrison Rhodes’ car. Hornish was penalized for entering pit road too fast and, even though he exited in second place, the penalty dropped him back to 20th place on the restart.

But there was some consolation in that Hornish’s teammate, Logano, managed to take the lead shortly after the restart.

Sadler held the lead at the halfway point (100 laps), but a slow pit stop a few laps later seriously cost Sadler and he dropped back to second as Austin Dillon took the lead.

Pastrana’s good start didn’t quite finish that way as he suffered a tire issue on Lap 114 that sent his car careening into the wall, bringing out the fourth caution of the race.

Points leader Regan Smith was involved in a solo spin into the infield grass on Lap 128, bringing out the caution, but his Chevrolet suffered minimal damage. Smith was running 12th at the time.

Kyle Larson did not pit, choosing to stay out on old tires and took the lead on the restart on Lap 134, but quickly paid for that decision, dropping 10 spots to 11th in the next eight laps.

Of the four qualifiers in the Dash 4 Cash race-within-a-race promotion – Michael Annett, Brian Vickers, Brian Scott and Austin Dillon – it was Dillon who captured the $100,000 top prize for the second straight week and heading into the final Dash race Saturday at Indianapolis.

It was the third of four races in the Dash 4 Cash. Elliott Sadler won the first event at Daytona three weeks ago

“We had a good run,” Dillon said, adding with a chuckle. “That check goes to my grandfather (Richard Childress).”

NOTES: The race had an abbreviated start when Joey Gase blew his motor on the first lap, spewing oil all over the track, bringing out the first caution flag of the day. … Austin Dillon is going to be a very busy man in the next week. After racing Sunday, he has upcoming races Wednesday (trucks race at Eldora Speedway), the NNS race at Indianapolis on Saturday and his first Brickyard 400 on Sunday.

1. (7) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 200, $85615.

2. (1) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 200, $67150.

3. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, $53775.

4. (2) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 200, $43775.

5. (6) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 200, $33150.

6. (10) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 200, $28950.

7. (8) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, $27235.

8. (16) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, $26170.

9. (12) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 200, $25050.

10. (4) Matt Crafton(i), Chevrolet, 200, $26050.

11. (9) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, $24125.

12. (22) Kyle Larson #, Chevrolet, 200, $24275.

13. (13) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, $22750.

14. (15) Joey Coulter(i), Toyota, 200, $22225.

15. (17) Dakoda Armstrong(i), Chevrolet, 200, $17150.

16. (18) Michael Annett, Ford, 200, $21750.

17. (21) Nelson Piquet Jr. #, Chevrolet, 200, $21625.

18. (5) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 199, $21950.

19. (14) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 199, $21375.

20. (23) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 199, $21750.

21. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 198, $21300.

22. (35) Chad Hackenbracht(i), Toyota, 197, $20975.

23. (19) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 196, $20825.

24. (34) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 196, $20700.

25. (30) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 196, $21035.

26. (28) Kyle Fowler, Ford, 196, $20425.

27. (29) Blake Koch, Toyota, 195, $20275.

28. (20) Eric McClure, Toyota, 195, $20100.

29. (40) Dexter Stacey #, Ford, 195, $13975.

30. (27) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Engine, 175, $20125.

31. (11) Alex Bowman #, Toyota, 172, $19700.

32. (39) Harrison Rhodes, Ford, Engine, 45, $19580.

33. (37) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, Electrical, 36, $19460.

34. (25) Tanner Berryhill, Toyota, Track Bar, 20, $13340.

35. (38) Carl Long, Ford, Handling, 14, $13214.

36. (31) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Vibration, 13, $12275.

37. (24) Jeff Green, Toyota, Vibration, 11, $12240.

38. (32) Ken Butler, Toyota, Wheel Bearing, 10, $12186.

39. (36) Matt Dibenedetto, Dodge, Electrical, 6, $12070.

40. (26) Joey Gase, Toyota, Engine, 1, $12030.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner: 125.684 mph.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 23 Mins, 13 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.291 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 32 laps.

Lead Changes: 12 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: S. Hornish Jr. 1-48; E. Sadler 49-53; J. Logano(i) 54-56; E. Sadler 57-101; A. Dillon 102; J. Logano(i) 103-107; A. Dillon 108-130; K. Larson # 131-134; J. Logano(i) 135-145; E. Sadler 146-176; J. Logano(i) 177; S. Hornish Jr. 178-185; J. Logano(i) 186-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): E. Sadler 3 times for 81 laps; S. Hornish Jr. 2 times for 56 laps; J. Logano(i) 5 times for 35 laps; A. Dillon 2 times for 24 laps; K. Larson # 1 time for 4 laps.

Top 10 in Points: S. Hornish Jr. – 632; R. Smith – 625; A. Dillon – 624; E. Sadler – 612; J. Allgaier – 610; B. Vickers – 587; K. Larson # – 579; B. Scott – 567; T. Bayne – 563; P. Kligerman – 563.