Sunday, September 25, 2016

RACE RECAPS- After New Hampshire, only 2,877.58 #Miles2Miami



Bad Boy Off Road 300
New Hampshire Motor Speedway– Loudon, New Hampshire
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Age: 40
Team: No. 4 – ditech Chevrolet
Owner: Stewart-Haas Racing
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “I just want to thank all our sponsors and everyone at the shop who works on the Stewart-Haas Racing cars. Man, that worked out really good. The car was pretty good on the restarts. Once we got clean air there at the end, it wound up being really good up front. I’m just really proud of our team. They did a great job.”

-       Kevin Harvick

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·         Kevin Harvick won the 20th Annual Bad Boy Off Road 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday afternoon. For Harvick, it is his 34th victory in 566 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
 
·         It is Harvick’s third victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 2016.
 
·         It is Harvick’s second victory and 17th top-10 finish in 232 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
·         With Harvick’s win on Sunday, it is the seventh time in his 16-year career where he has three or more wins.
 
·         Matt Kenseth (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 34 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
·         It is Kenseth’s 13th top-10 finish in 28 races this season.
 
·         Kyle Busch (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
·         It is Kyle Busch’s 12th top-5 and 18th top-10 showing of 2016.
 
·         Brad Keselowski finished fourth on Sunday, giving him his fifth top-10 finish in a row. It is his second top-5 showing in the Chase.
 
·         Kurt Busch (fifth) posted his seventh top-5 and 18th top-10 showing this year.
 
·         In 15 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick has recorded 12 top-10 and seven top-5 finishes. Also, Harvick celebrated his 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400.
 
·         Following Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there are now only 2,877.58 #Miles2Miami. The 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20.
 
·         Below are the current standings in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup following the second race in the Round of 16. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have clinched spots into the Round of 12 following their victories in the Round of 16:




Starting this year, the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below is a Race Recap from Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway:

XFINITY Series

·         Elliott Sadler won the 5th Annual VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. It was his 13th victory in 323 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

·         With the victory, Sadler moves into a tie with Martin Truex Jr. and Darrell Waltrip for 24th on the all-time series wins list.

·         It is Sadler’s third victory and 24th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Sadler’s first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 11 races at Kentucky Speedway.

·         Sadler clinched a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 8 with the win.

·         Sadler leads the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase points standings by eight points over Daniel Suarez.

Camping World Truck Series

·         William Byron won the 19th Annual UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. It is his sixth victory in 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
 
·         It is Byron’s sixth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2016.
 
·         It is Byron’s first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
·         Byron clinched a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase Round of 6 with the win.
 
·         Byron leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase points standings by 16 points over Matt Crafton. 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

RACE RECAPS- After Chicagoland, only 3,194.98 #Miles2Miami


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400
Chicagoland Speedway– Joliet, Illinois
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Age: 36
Team: No. 78 – Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota
Owner: Furniture Row Racing
Crew Chief: Cole Pearn

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “Oh my goodness, I guess the racing gods don’t want us to lead too much. What can I say about everyone at Furniture Row Racing, Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), Bass Pro Shops, Denver Mattresses – just everybody that makes this possible – Sprint, the fans have given us a ton of support, not only over the years but the last two has definitely helped us. This feels good.”

-       Martin Truex Jr.
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·         Martin Truex Jr. won the 16th Annual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday afternoon. For Truex, it is his sixth victory in 396 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

·         It is Truex’s third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Chicagoland Speedway.

·         Truex’s win on Sunday was his first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of his 11-year career.

·         Truex’s win at Chicagoland Speedway, makes him the first driver to advance to the Round of 12 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

·         Joey Logano (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Chicagoland Speedway.

·         It is Logano’s 11th top-5 and 19th top-10 showing in 2016.

·         Chase Elliott (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Chicagoland Speedway.

·         For Elliott, it is his eighth top-5 and 14th top-10 showing through 27 races this year.

·         Elliott was the highest finishing rookie.

·         Ryan Blaney finished fourth on Sunday, giving him his third top-5 and eighth top-10 this season.

·         Brad Keselowski (fifth) posted his fourth straight top-10 finish. It is his 13th top-5 and 18th top-10 in 2016.

·         In 11 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. has three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes, including a second place finish in the 2006 Ford 400. In 2015, Truex was among the Championship 4 drivers who competed for the Sprint Cup Series title in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Also, Martin Truex Jr. celebrated his two XFINITY Series championships at Homestead Miami Speedway (2004, 2005).

·         Following Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway, there are now only 3,194.98 #Miles2Miami. The 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20.

·         Below are the current standings in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup following the first race in the Round of 16. Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 1 point over Brad Keselowski:


Starting this year, the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below is a Race Recap from Friday’s Camping World Truck Series and Saturday’s XFINITY Series races at Chicagoland Speedway:

XFINITY Series

·         Erik Jones won the 16th Annual Drive for Safety 300 XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was his sixth victory in 52 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

·         It is his fourth victory and16th top-10 finish in 2016

·         It is his second victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Chicagoland Speedway.

·         Erik Jones (1st) was the highest finishing rookie.

·         Erik Jones will be seeded first in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

·       Following the XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, the list of 12 drivers who will compete in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase is now set. Those drivers are Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier, Darrell Wallace Jr., Brendan Gaughan, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed, Brandon Jones and Blake Koch.

·         One of those 12 drivers in the XFINITY Series Chase is Blake Koch, who grew up in West Palm Beach, and attended Royal Palm Beach High School as well as Northwood University West Palm Beach.


Camping World Truck Series

·         Kyle Busch won the 8th Annual American Ethanol e15 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway Friday night. It is his 46th victory in 133 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

·         It is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is his fifth victory and sixth top-10 finish in six races at Chicagoland Speedway.

·         William Byron is seeded first in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase.

·         Following the Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, the list of eight drivers who will compete in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase is now set. Those drivers are William Byron, Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek, Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter, Ben Kennedy, Daniel Hemric and Timothy Peters. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

RACE RECAPS- RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY


Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond International Raceway– Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
Age: 35
Team: No. 11 – FedEx Ground Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing
Crew Chief: Michael Wheeler

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “It was great. I’ll tell you our cars were really running well. Wheels (Mike Wheeler, crew chief) and the whole group just gave me a great car. Really got it tuned in there the last half of the race. Just good restarts – finally everything just kind of worked well for us all day. I didn’t think staying out was the right thing to do, but great call there and actually I got this from one of our Toyota guests on his birthday day today.”

-       Denny Hamlin

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·       Denny Hamlin won the 59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night. For Hamlin, it is his 29th victory in 388 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
 
·         With the victory, Hamlin now holds sole possession of 25th on the all-time Sprint Cup Series wins list, surpassing Kurt Busch (26th, 28 wins).
 
·         It is Hamlin’s third victory of the season, making it the fourth time in his career where he has posted three or more wins in a season.
 
·         For Hamlin, it is his 15th top-10 and 10th top-5 finish in 2016.
 
·         It is Hamlin’s third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway.
 
·         Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in six races at Richmond International Raceway.
 
·         It is Larson’s 10th top-10 and seventh top-5 showing this season.
 
·         Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 22 races at Richmond International Raceway.
 
·         It is Truex’s 12th top-10 and fifth top-5 finish through 26 races this season.
 
·         Brad Keselowski finished fourth on Saturday, giving him his third top-10 finish in a row this season.
 
·         Kevin Harvick’s fifth place finish at Richmond International Raceway, gives him 21 top-10 and 13 top-5 showings this year.
 
·         Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott each earned a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, each becoming the first rookie to make the Chase since Denny Hamlin in 2006.
 
·         In 11 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin has recorded seven top-10 finishes, four top-5s and two wins (2009, 2013).  He was part of the Championship 4 who competed in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014. The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20.
 
·      Following the race at Richmond International Speedway on Saturday, the list of drivers who will compete in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is set. Those drivers are Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Jamie McMurray.
 
·         Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon are first time Chase participants.

Starting this year, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below is a Race Recap from Friday’s XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The Camping World Truck Series was off this week:


·         Kyle Busch won the 36th Annual Virgina529 College Savings 250 XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway Friday night. It was his 84th victory in 325 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
 
·         It is Busch’s eighth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2016.
 
·         It is Busch’s sixth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway.
 
·         Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 58 points over Daniel Suarez
 
·       Through 25 races this season in the XFINITY Series, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler have qualified for the 2016 XFINITY Series Chase following their victories. Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have also won an XFINITY Series race this season but are ineligible for the XFINITY Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell and Justin Marks are also ineligible because they are not full-time drivers in the XFINITY Series. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

RACE RECAPS- DARLINGTON RACEWAY AND CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK


SPRINT CUP SERIES

Bojangles’ Southern 500
Darlington Raceway– Darlington, South Carolina
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Age: 36
Team: No. 78 – Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota
Owner: Furniture Row Racing
Crew Chief: Cole Pearn

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “This is just – this is unbelievable. So many people to thank obviously. I’ve always loved this race track. I’ve led a lot of laps here in my career. I feel like just something always happened and just so proud to get to victory lane with this group. The pit crew was flawless tonight. They won us the race.”

-       Martin Truex Jr.

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·       Martin Truex Jr. won the 67th Annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night. For Truex, it is his fifth victory in 394 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

·         It is Truex’s second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Truex’s first multi-win season of his career.

·         It is Truex’s first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 11 races at Darlington Raceway.

·         This is the second time Furniture Row Racing has won the Bojangles' Southern 500 (Regan Smith, 2011).

·         Truex is the 11th different winner in the last 11 races at Darlington.

·         Kevin Harvick (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 20 races at Darlington Raceway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         Kyle Larson (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Darlington Raceway. It is his first back-to-back top-5 finish this season.

·         Denny Hamlin finished fourth on Sunday, giving him nine top-5 showings this season. It is his seventh top-10 finish in a row.

·         Joey Logano (fifth) posted his 17th top-10 and 10th top-5 finish through 25 races this season.

·         Chase Elliott (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.

·       Kevin Harvick (840) leads the 2016 Sprint Cup Series points standing by 43 points over Brad Keselowski (797).  The following are the top-5 drivers in points with one race to go in the regular season:

Driver                                           Wins                           Points
1.    Kevin Harvick                              2                                 840          
2.    Brad Keselowski                         4                                 797                                  
3.    Joey Logano                                1                                 752                            
4.    Carl Edwards                               2                                 746        
5.    Denny Hamlin                             2                                 729                             

·      Twelve drivers have qualified for the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a list which includes Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr., all of who have taken checkered flags this year. 

·         As a result of his victory in the Pennsylvania 400 in Pocono on August 1, Chris Buescher would also qualify so long as he finishes in the top-30 in points after the season’s 26 regular season races. Buescher currently sits in the 30th spot with 358 points, 11 points ahead of David Ragan (347), who is in 31st.  The Chase culminates with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


·         In 11 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. has three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes, including a second place finish in the 2006 Ford 400. In 2015, Truex was among the Championship 4 drivers who competed for the Sprint Cup Series title in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Also, Martin Truex Jr. celebrated his two XFINITY Series championships at Homestead Miami Speedway (2004, 2005).


XFINITY SERIES

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200
Darlington Raceway– Darlington, South Carolina
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Race Winner: Elliott Sadler

Starting this year, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below are Race Recaps from Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway and Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:

·         Elliott Sadler won the 34th Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway Saturday afternoon. It was his 12th victory in 320 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

·         It is Sadler’s second victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Sadler’s first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 13 races at Darlington Raceway.

·         Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 54 points over Daniel Suarez

·       Through 24 races this season in the XFINITY Series, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler have qualified for the 2016 XFINITY Series Chase following their victories. Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have also won an XFINITY Series race this season but are ineligible for the XFINITY Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell and Justin Marks are also ineligible because they are not full-time drivers in the XFINITY Series. 



CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

Chevrolet Silverado 250
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park– Ontario, Canada
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Race Winner: John Hunter Nemechek

·         John Hunter Nemechek won the 4th Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sunday afternoon. It is his third victory in 45 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

·         It is Nemechek’s second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Nemechek’s first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

·         William Byron leads the point standings by 28 points over Daniel Hemric.

·         Through 15 races this season in the Camping World Truck Series, Ben Kennedy, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter have qualified for the 2016 Camping World Truck Series Chase as a result of their victories. Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson have also won a Camping World Truck Series race this season but are ineligible for the Camping World Truck Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Brett Moffitt’s win in the Camping World Truck Series does not make him eligible for the Camping World Truck Series Chase because he does not have full-time status in the Camping World Truck Series.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

RACE RECAPS- MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AND ROAD AMERICA


Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway– Brooklyn, Michigan
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Race Winner: Kyle Larson
Age: 24
Team: No. 42 – Target Chevrolet
Owner: Chip Ganassi Racing
Crew Chief: Chad Johnston

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “I was teared-up that whole last few laps because I could just feel it. It was finally going to be it. This one is for the Clauson family. We really miss Bryan. We love you guys. We’re going to miss him. We parked it for him, so that’s really cool."

-       Kyle Larson

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·       Kyle Larson won the 47th Annual Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday. For Larson, it is his first victory in 99 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

·         It is Larson’s eighth top-10 and fifth top-5 finish in 2016.

·         It is Larson’s third top-10 finish in six races at Michigan International Speedway.

·         Larson is the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

·         With the victory, Larson now clinches a spot in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

·         Chip Ganassi Racing ends a wins drought of 99 races, extending back to Jamie McMurray's win on October 20, 2013 at Talladega.

·         Chase Elliott (second) matched his best career finish, which also occurred at Michigan International Speedway in on June 12, 2016.

·         It is Elliott’s 12th top-10 and seventh top-5 showing this season.

·         Brad Keselowski (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 15 races at Michigan International Speedway.

·         Ryan Blaney finished fourth on Sunday, giving him his ninth top-10 and third top-5 finish through 24 races this season.

·         Kevin Harvick (fifth) posted his 10th top-10 finish in the last 12 races. It is also his third top-5 in the last four races.

·         Kyle Larson’s win on Sunday caps off a race weekend where each series saw a first-time race winner. Brian Moffitt won the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway and Michael McDowell won the XFINITY Series race at Road America.

·       Kevin Harvick (799) leads the 2016 Sprint Cup Series points standing by 25 points over Brad Keselowski (774).  The following are the top-5 drivers in points with two races to go in the regular season:

Driver                                           Wins                           Points

1.    Kevin Harvick                                  2                                 799          

2.    Brad Keselowski                             4                                 774             

3.    Carl Edwards                                  2                                 724 

4.    Kurt Busch                                      1                                 721        
5.    Joey Logano                                   1                                 716                             

·      Twelve drivers have qualified for the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a list which includes Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr., all of who have taken checkered flags this year. 

·         As a result of his victory in the Pennsylvania 400 in Pocono on August 1, Chris Buescher would also qualify so long as he finishes in the top-30 in points after the season’s 26 regular season races. Buescher currently sits in the 30th spot with 334 points, seven points ahead of David Ragan (327), who is in 31st.  The Chase culminates with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

·         In three Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Larson has one top-5 showing, finishing fifth in the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400. Also, Larson won the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Starting this year, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below are Race Recaps from Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Road America and the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway:

XFINITY Series

·         Michael McDowll won the 7th Annual Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville XFINITY Series race at Road America Saturday. It was his first victory in 94 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

·         It is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is his first victory and second top-10 finish in five races at Road America.

·         Richard Childress Racing has won the last three consecutive races at Road America – McDowell (2016), Paul Menard (2015) and Brendan Gaughan (2014).

·         Michael McDowell is the third first-time winner of the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season joining Daniel Suarez (Michigan) and Justin Marks (Mid-Ohio).

·         Michael McDowell is the fourth first-time NASCAR XFINITY Series winner at Road America joining Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), AJ Allmendinger (2013) and Brendan Gaughan (2014). 

·         Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 47 points over Daniel Suarez

·       Through 23 races this season in the XFINITY Series, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler have qualified for the 2016 XFINITY Series Chase following their victories. Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have also won an XFINITY Series race this season but are ineligible for the XFINITY Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell and Justin Marks are also ineligible because they are not full-time drivers in the XFINITY Series.

 Camping World Truck Series

·         Brett Moffitt won the 17th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. It was his first victory in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

·         It is his third top-10 finish in 2016. He finished third (Pocono) and second (Bristol) in the previous two races.

·         It is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.

·         Timothy Peters (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Michigan International Speedway.  It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2016.

·         Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.

·         William Byron leads the point standings by 36 points over Daniel Hemric.

·         Through 14 races this season in the Camping World Truck Series, Ben Kennedy, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter have qualified for the 2016 Camping World Truck Series Chase as a result of their victories. Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson have also won a Camping World Truck Series race this season but are ineligible for the Camping World Truck Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Brett Moffitt’s win in the Camping World Truck Series does not make him eligible for the Camping World Truck Series Chase because he does not have full-time status in the Camping World Truck Series.