Monday, August 15, 2016

Race Recap - Mid-Ohio Challenge


Mid-Ohio Challenge
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Race Winner: Justin Marks
Age: 35
Team: No. 42 – Katerra Chevrolet
Owner: Chip Ganassi
Crew Chief: Mike Shiplett

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 Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series were off this weekend:
  •  Justin Marks won the 4th Annual Mid-Ohio Challenge XFINITY Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon. It was his first victory in 25 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
  • It is Marks’ first victory and first top-10 finish in 2016 through 12 races this season.
  • It is Marks’ first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
  • Erik Jones (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
  • Elliott Sadler (700) leads the XFINITY points standings by 25 points over Daniel Suarez (675).
  • Through 21 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. and Justin Marks are also ineligible because they are not full-time drivers in the XFINITY Series.