Sunday, October 15, 2017

RACE RECAPS- TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY


MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
 
Alabama 500
Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Alabama
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski
Age: 33
Team: No. 2 – Miller Lite Ford
Owner: Team Penske
Crew Chief: Paul Wolfe

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER“This is still sinking in. It is a special place to get to race and a special place when you win here. It was really a collaborative effort with the team and getting a real fast car and making the right moves as a driver and a lot of help from up above with staying out of those wrecks. It really takes all three and we had them all today.”

-       Brad Keselowski
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·         Brad Keselowski won the 49th annual Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.   It was the second of the three races in the Round of 12 of the MENCS playoffs.  It is Keselowski’s 24th win in 300 career MENCS races and his third victory in 31 races this year.  It is also his fifth victory in 18 career MENCS races at Talladega.

·         Keselowski becomes the seventh driver to earn a victory in his 300th career MENCS start.

·         With the victory, Keselowski locks up a spot in the Round of 8 in the MENCS playoffs, joining Martin Truex Jr., who has also secured a spot.

·         Overall, today’s finish marked Keselowski’s 18th top-10 and 13th top-5 in 31 races of 2017.

·         This marked the 16th straight playoff race that was won by a driver who was still alive in the playoffs.  The streak dates back to the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which was won by Kyle Busch.

·         This marked the fifth straight Talladega race and sixth in the last seven that was won by a Ford driver.

·         Ford drivers occupied four of the top-5 spots today. 

·         Ryan Newman (2nd) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 31 MENCS races this year and his seventh in the top-5.  It was his best finish since he won at Phoenix on March 19 of this year.

·         Trevor Bayne (3rd) accounted for his best finish since he also stood third on July 2, 2016 at Daytona.  It marked his fifth top-10 finish in 31 races this year and second top-5.

·         Gray Gaulding (9th) was the highest finishing rookie.

·         For 2017, NASCAR has introduced a new stage format in all three national series where each race is segmented into three stages. In addition to the points awarded at the end of a race (Final Stage), points are also awarded to the top-10 finishers of the first two stages (Stage 1 & Stage 2).
 
·         Brad Keselowski won Stage 1 of today’s race while Ryan Blaney took Stage 2.

·         The following are the playoff standings following the second of three races in the Round of 12.    The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 19.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Martin Truex Jr.*             3120                                               7.    Ryan Blaney                       3076
2.       Brad Keselowski*            3101                                               8.   Jimmie Johnson                 3074
3.       Kyle Larson                         3096                                               9.   Kyle Busch                            3067
4.       Kevin Harvick                     3089                                               10. Matt Kenseth                     3066
5.       Denny Hamlin                    3088                                               11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.          3062
6.       Chase Elliott                       3087                                               12. Jamie McMurray               3045
                                                             
*Advances to Round of 8
 
·         In nine career MENCS starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brad Keselowski has recorded three top-10 finishes and two top-5 showings.  He earned his lone cup championship of his career following the 2012 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
 
 
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
 
·         The NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) was off this week.  They will return to action next Saturday at Kansas.

·         The following are the standings heading into the Round of 8 of the 2017 NXS playoffs, which commences this week in Kansas. The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 18.

Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       William Byron#                  3026                                               5.    Cole Custer#                      3007
2.       Justin Allgaier                    3023                                               6.    Brennan Poole                  3006
3.       Elliott Sadler                       3020                                               7.    Ryan Reed                          3005
4.       Daniel Hemric#                 3009                                               8.   Matt Tifft#                           3004

#Denotes rookie           

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

·         Parker Kligerman won the 12th annual fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.  The race was the third of the 2017 Camping World Truck Series playoffs, and concluded the Round of 8.  It marked Kligerman’s second victory in 68 career NCWTS starts.

·         For Kligerman it was his fifth top-10 finish and first top-5 showing in seven races this year.

·         Christopher Bell (2nd) accounted for his 17th top-10 finish and 13th top-5 showing in 19 NCWTS races this year. 

·         Myatt Snider (3rd) posted his third top-10 finish and first top-5 showing in six NCWTS races this year.

·         Grant Enfinger (4th) was the highest finishing rookie.

·         The following are the playoff standings heading into the Round of 6 in the NCWTS playoffs, which will commence in two weeks at Martinsville.  The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 17.

Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                                    Pts.
1.       Christopher Bell                3047                                               4.    John Hunter Nemechek                3014
2.       Johnny Sauter                   3027                                               5.    Ben Rhodes                                        3013
3.       Matt Crafton                      3014                                               6.    Austin Cindric#                                  3007                              
#Denotes rookie

Sunday, October 8, 2017

RACE RECAPS- CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY


MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
 
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, North Carolina
Sunday, October 8, 2017
 
Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Age: 37
Team: No. 78 – Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota
Owner: Furniture Row Racing
Crew Chief: Cole Pearn
 
IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER“Unbelievable win. Just a total team effort. Every single guy – every guy on this team just did a perfect job today and I can’t be more proud of them and at this time of the year is just when you want it to happen. You dream about days like today. I don’t know if we had the best car, but we damn sure got in victory lane.”
 
·         Martin Truex Jr.
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·         Martin Truex Jr. won the 58th annual Bank of America 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.   It was the first of the three races in the Round of 12 of the MENCS playoffs.  It is Truex’s 13th win in 435 career MENCS races and his series-high sixth victory in 30 races this year.  He now has won two of the four 2017 playoff races, as he also captured the checkered flag in the playoff opener at Chicago (9/17).
 
·         With the victory, Truex locks up a spot in the Round of 8 in the MENCS playoffs.
 
·         Overall, today’s finish marked Truex’s 21st top-10 and 14th top-5 in 30 races of 2017.
 
·         This marked the 15th straight playoff race that was won by a driver who was still alive in the playoffs.  The streak dates back to the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which was won by Kyle Busch. 
 
·         For the third straight week, each of the top five finishers today were playoff drivers.
 
·         Chase Elliott (2nd) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 30 MENCS races this year and his ninth in the top-5.  It tied a career-best finish in the Cup series that he attained five times previously, including three this year.  He now has placed second in two straight races.
 
·         Kevin Harvick (3rd) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 30 races this year.  It was also his 10th top-5 showing.  It was his second third-place finish in the 2017 playoffs (at Chicago, 9/17).
 
·         For the second week in a row, Daniel Suarez (6th) was the highest finishing rookie.
 
·         For 2017, NASCAR has introduced a new stage format in all three national series where each race is segmented into three stages. In addition to the points awarded at the end of a race (Final Stage), points are also awarded to the top-10 finishers of the first two stages (Stage 1 & Stage 2).
 
·         Kevin Harvick won both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of today’s race.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following the first of three races in the Round of 12.    The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 19.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Martin Truex Jr.*             3106                                               7.    Jimmie Johnson                3051
2.       Kyle Larson                         3072                                               8.   Jamie McMurray               3044
3.       Kevin Harvick                     3069                                               9.   Matt Kenseth                     3043
4.       Chase Elliott                       3059                                               10. Brad Keselowski                3042
5.       Denny Hamlin                    3056                                               11. Ryan Blaney                        3039
6.       Kyle Busch                          3055                                               12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.          3034
                                                               
*Advances to Round of 8
 
·         In 12 career MENCS starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. has recorded seven top-10 finishes and three top-5 showings.  He was part of the Championship 4 in the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 when he finished 12th.
 
 
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
 
·         Alex Bowman won the 36th annual Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. It is his first victory in 51 career XFINITY Series starts. 
 
·         The race marked the third of the 2017 XFINITY Series playoffs, and concluded the Round of 12. 
 
·         Sam Hornish Jr (2nd) posted his second top-10 and top-5 finish in five NXS races this year.
 
·         Ryan Blaney (3rd) amassed his ninth top-10 and top-5 showing in 10 NXS races this year.
 
·         Brennan Poole (5th) was the highest finisher among the 12 XFINITY playoff drivers. 
 
·         Five of the top 10 finishers were playoff drivers.
 
·         The following are the standings following the Round of 12 of the 2017 NXS playoffs.  The Round of 8 commences in two weeks at Kansas. The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 18.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       William Byron*#               3026                                               7.    Ryan Reed*                        3005
2.       Justin Allgaier*                  3023                                               8.    Matt Tifft*#                       3004
3.       Elliott Sadler*                    3020                                               9.    Brendan Gaughan           2079
4.       Daniel Hemric*#               3009                                               10. Michael Annett                  2058
5.       Cole Custer*#                   3007                                               11.  Blake Koch                          2055      
6.       Brennan Poole*               3006                                               12.  Jeremy Clements             2052
 
*Advances to Round of 8             #Denotes rookie             
 
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
 
·         The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) was off this week.  It will return to action next weekend at Talladega, which will conclude the Round of 8 in the NCWTS playoffs.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following two of three races in the Round of 8 in the NCWTS playoffs.   Two drivers will be eliminated from the playoffs following the race next week at Talladega.  The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 17.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Christopher Bell*             2152                                               5.    Chase Briscoe#                 2084
2.       Ben Rhodes*                     2105                                               6.    Austin Cindric#                  2082
3.       Matt Crafton                      2101                                               7.    Kaz Grala#                           2074
4.       Johnny Sauter                   2098                                               8.    John Hunter Nemechek 2068
 
*Advances to Round of 6 with victory                     #Denotes rookie


Sunday, October 1, 2017

RACE RECAPS- DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AND LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY


MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
 
Apache Warrior 400 Presented by Lucas Oil
Dover International Speedway – Dover, Delaware
Sunday, October 1, 2017
 
Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Age: 32
Team: No. 18 –M&M’s Caramel Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing
Crew Chief: Adam Stevens
 
IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER“It’s no doubt the moment that you live for. It’s the moment that all these guys live for and what we with do with this M&M’s Caramel team.  This Toyota Camry was not the best there early on, but we made a lot of gains on it and got it where it was really good there at the end and I was making the most out of it there and being able to run the top and get some speed going with some momentum around the top side.”
 
·         Kyle Busch
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·         Kyle Busch won the 48th annual Apache Warrior 400 Presented by Lucas Oil Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Dover International Speedway Sunday afternoon.   It was the final of the three races in the Round of 16 of the MENCS playoffs.  It is Busch’s 42nd win in 455 career MENCS races and his fourth victory in 29 races this year.  He now has won two of the three 2017 playoff races, as he also captured the checkered flag last week at New Hampshire.
 
·         Busch now has won three of the last 14 NASCAR playoffs races, including the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture the Cup title.  It also marked his third victory in 26 MENCS races at Dover.
 
·         Overall, today’s finish marked Busch’s 18th top-10 and 12th top-5 in 29 races of 2017.
 
·         This marked the 14th straight playoff race that was won by a driver who was still alive in the playoffs.  The streak dates back to the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which was won by Kyle Busch. 
 
·         For the second straight week, each of the top five finishers today were playoff drivers.
 
·         Chase Elliott (2nd) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 29 MENCS races this year and his eighth in the top-5.  It tied a career-best finish in the Cup series that he attained four times previously, including twice this year.
 
·         Jimmie Johnson (3rd) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 29 races this year.  It was also his fourth top-5 showing.  It was his best finish since he won at Dover back on June 4 of this year.
 
·         Daniel Suarez (8th) was the highest finishing rookie.
 
·         For 2017, NASCAR has introduced a new stage format in all three national series where each race is segmented into three stages. In addition to the points awarded at the end of a race (Final Stage), points are also awarded to the top-10 finishers of the first two stages (Stage 1 & Stage 2).
 
·         Brad Keselowski won Stage 1 while Kyle Larson claimed Stage 2.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following the Round of 16.  The Round of 12 of the playoffs commences next Sunday in Charlotte.  The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 19.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Martin Truex Jr.*             3059                                               9.    Ryan Blaney*                     3008
2.       Kyle Busch*                        3041                                               10. Chase Elliott*                      3006
3.       Kyle Larson*                      3034                                               11.  Matt Kenseth*                 3005
4.       Brad Keselowski*            3020                                               12. Jamie McMurray*            3003
5.       Jimmie Johnson*             3017                                               13.  Ryan Newman                  2067      
6.       Kevin Harvick*                  3015                                               14.  Austin Dillon                       2065
7.       Denny Hamlin*                 3013                                               15.  Kasey Kahne                      2046       
8.       Ricky Stenhouse Jr.*      3010                                               16.  Kurt Busch                          2044      
 
*Advances to Round of 12
 
·         In 12 career MENCS starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch has recorded one win among five top-10 finishes and two top-5 showings.  He won the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he was part of the Championship 4, taking home the first Cup championship of his career.
 
 
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
 
·         Ryan Blaney won the 32nd annual Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. It is his sixth victory in 60 career XFINITY Series starts.  It was his second win in nine XFINITY Series races this year.  It was his eighth finish in the top-10 and top-5 in his nine 2017 races.
 
·         The race marked the second of the 2017 XFINITY Series playoffs.
 
·         Justin Allgaier (2nd) was the highest finisher among the 12 XFINITY playoff drivers.  It was Allgaier’s 15th top-10 finish and ninth top-5 in 28 races this year. 
 
·         Rookie William Byron (3rd) – also among the 12 playoff drivers - accounted for his 18th top-10 finish and tenth top-5 showing in 28 races this year.
 
·         In fact, five of the top six finishers and nine of the top 11 were playoff drivers.
 
·         The following are the standings following the second of three races in the Round of 12 of the 2017 NXS playoffs.  Four drivers will be eliminated from the playoffs following next weekend’s race in Charlotte. The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 18.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Justin Allgaier                    2107                                               7.    Matt Tifft#                          2067
2.       William Byron#                  2104                                               8.    Ryan Reed                          2055
3.       Elliott Sadler                       2094                                               9.    Brendan Gaughan           2053
4.       Cole Custer#                      2093                                               10. Michael Annett                  2048
5.       Daniel Hemric#                 2090                                               11.  Blake Koch                          2043      
6.       Brennan Poole                  2082                                               12.  Jeremy Clements             2035
 
#Denotes rookie             
 
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
 
·         Ben Rhodes won the 21st annual Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The race was the second of the 2017 Camping World Truck Series playoffs.  It marked Rhodes’ first victory in 45 career NCWTS starts.
 
·         For Rhodes it was his 11th top-10 finish and sixth top-5 showing in 18 races this year.
 
·         With the victory, Rhodes – one of eight drivers in the playoffs – joins Christopher Bell (winner of last week’s race in New Hampshire) in advancing to the Round of 6 in the NCWTS playoffs.
 
·         Christopher Bell (2nd) accounted for his 16th top-10 finish and 12th top-5 showing in 18 NCWTS races this year. 
 
·         Rookie Chase Briscoe (3rd) posted his 11th top-10 finish and seventh top-5 showing in 18 NCWTS races this year.
 
·         Each of the top five finishers and seven of the top eight were playoff drivers.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following the second of three races in the Round of 8 in the NCWTS playoffs.   Two drivers will be eliminated from the playoffs following the race in two weeks at Talladega.  The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 17.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Christopher Bell*             2152                                               5.    Chase Briscoe#                 2084
2.       Ben Rhodes*                     2105                                               6.    Austin Cindric#                  2082
3.       Matt Crafton                      2101                                               7.    Kaz Grala#                           2074
4.       Johnny Sauter                   2098                                               8.    John Hunter Nemechek                2068
 
*Advances to Round of 6 with victory                     #Denotes rookie


Sunday, September 24, 2017

RACE RECAPS- NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
 
ISM Connect 300
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Age: 32
Team: No. 18 –M&M’s Caramel Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing
Crew Chief: Adam Stevens
 
IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER“It was just a great day for our team and for the 18 team.  We were able to execute all day long and we did everything right. We did everything we were supposed to do and that’s where you end up when we’re able to do those things and it was a great race up front too with the 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) there. The 20 (Joey Logano) was there for a little. I think he was a little better on that long run that one time, but overall we had some really good short run speed there at the end. We were able to get out front there and kind of set the field because – set the pace – and that was what we needed to do today.”
 
·         Kyle Busch
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·         Kyle Busch won the 21st annual ISM Connect 300 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.   It was the second of three races in the Round of 16 of the MENCS playoffs.  It is Busch’s 41st win in 454 career MENCS races and his third victory in 28 races this year.
 
·         Busch led 187 of 300 laps today.
 
·         With the win, Busch automatically advances to the Round of 12 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. 
 
·         In addition, Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski also locked up spots in the Round of 12 today based on points.
 
·         It is Busch’s third win in 26 starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
·         Overall, today’s finish marked Busch’s 17th top-10 and 11th top-5 in 28 races of 2017.
 
·         This marked the 13th straight playoff race that was won by a driver who was still alive in the playoffs.  The streak dates back to the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which was won by Kyle Busch. 
 
·         Each of the top five finishers today were playoff drivers.
 
·         Kyle Larson (2nd) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 28 MENCS races this year and his 13th in the top-5.  It was the eighth time this year he finished second. 
 
·         Matt Kenseth (3rd) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 28 races this year.  It was also his eighth top-5 showing.
 
·         Erik Jones (6th) was the highest finishing rookie as well as the highest finishing non-playoff driver.
 
·         For 2017, NASCAR has introduced a new stage format in all three national series where each race is segmented into three stages. In addition to the points awarded at the end of a race (Final Stage), points are also awarded to the top-10 finishers of the first two stages (Stage 1 & Stage 2).
 
·         Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 of Sunday’s race, while Kyle Busch captured Stage 2.  It was Truex’s 19th stage win of the year while it was Busch’s 13th.  They rank 1-2 in stage wins in MENCS this year.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following the second of three races of the Round of 16.  The top 12 drivers following the three races will advance to the Round of 12.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Martin Truex Jr.*             2149                                               9.    Chase Elliott                       2070
2.       Kyle Larson@                     2125                                               10.  Kevin Harvick                     2069
3.       Kyle Busch*                        2119                                               11.  Jamie McMurray              2053
4.       Brad Keselowski@           2106                                               12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.          2044
5.       Denny Hamlin                    2088                                               13.  Austin Dillon                       2044      
6.       Matt Kenseth                    2087                                               14.  Ryan Newman                  2043
7.       Jimmie Johnson                                2076                                               15.  Kurt Busch                          2027      
8.       Ryan Blaney                       2070                                               16.  Kasey Kahne                      2023      
 
*Advances to Round of 12 with win                 @Advances to Round of 12 based on points
 
·         In 12 career MENCS starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch has recorded one win among five top-10 finishes and two top-5 showings.  He won the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he was part of the Championship 4, taking home the first Cup championship of his career.
 
 
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
 
·         Tyler Reddick won the 6th annual VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. It is his first victory in 15 career XFINITY Series starts.  It was his fourth top-10 finish and second top-5 in 15 races this year.
 
·         The race marked the first of the 2017 XFINITY Series playoffs.
 
·         Brennan Poole (2nd) was the highest finisher among the 12 XFINITY playoff drivers.  It was Poole’s 13th top-10 finish and second top-5 in 27 races this year. 
 
·         Justin Allgaier (3rd) – also among the 12 playoff drivers - accounted for his 14th top-10 finish and eighth top-5 showing in 27 races this year.
 
·         Cole Custer (5th) – also in the NXS playoffs - was the highest finishing rookie.
 
·         The following are the standings following the first of three races in the Round of 12 of the 2017 NXS playoffs.  The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 18.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Justin Allgaier                    2057                                               7.    Matt Tifft#                          2036
2.       Cole Custer#                      2057                                               8.    Ryan Reed                          2034
3.       Elliott Sadler                       2055                                               9.    Brendan Gaughan           2026
4.       Daniel Hemric#                 2052                                               10. Blake Koch                           2025
5.       William Byron#                  2051                                               11.  Michael Annett                 2022       
6.       Brennan Poole                  2047                                               12.  Jeremy Clements             2020
 
#Denotes rookie             
 
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
 
·         Christopher Bell won the 20th running of the UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The race was the first of the 2017 Camping World Truck Series playoffs.  It marked Bell’s seventh victory in 47 career NCWTS starts and his fifth win in 17 races this year.
 
·         With the victory, Bell – one of eight drivers in the playoffs – automatically advances to the Round of 6 in the playoffs.
 
·         Ryan Truex (2nd) accounted for his 11th top-10 finish and seventh top-5 showing in 17 NCWTS races this year. 
 
·         Todd Gilliland (3rd) posted his first top-10 finish in four NCWTS races this year.
 
·         Grant Enfinger (4th) was the highest finishing rookie.
 
·         The following are the playoff standings following the first of three races in the Round of 8 in the NCWTS playoffs.   The Playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 17.
 
Name                                    Pts.                                                        Name                                    Pts.
1.       Christopher Bell                *             2100                                               5.    Austin Cindric#                  2043
2.       Johnny Sauter                   2060                                               6.    Kaz Grala#                           2038
3.       Matt Crafton                      2059                                               7.    Chase Briscoe#                 2035
4.       Ben Rhodes                        2050                                               8.    John Hunter Nemechek                2031
 
*Advances to Round of 6 with victory                     #Denotes rookie