Aaron’s 312 & Aaron’s 499 Entry List

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NASCAR Natonwide Series
Aaron’s 321
Talladega Superspeedway – 5/3/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Flex Seal 17
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge 11
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 9
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet FW1 25
5 5 Kasey Kehne (i) Chevrolet Great Clips 2
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 10
7 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Ragu 6
8 9 Chase Elliott # Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts 5
9 10 Blake Koch Toyota Supportmilitary.org 38
10 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial 8
11 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 26
12 16 Ryan Reed # Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 15
13 17 Tanner Berryhill # Dodge NationalCashLenders.com 33
14 19 Mike Bliss Toyota TriStar Motorsports 16
15 20 Darrell Wallace Jr (i) Toyota ToyotaCare 7
16 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford Discount Tire 4
17 23 Robert Richardson Jr Chevrolet Corn Board 30
18 25 John Wes Townley (i) Toyota Zaxby’s 56
19 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge JGL Racing 21
20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Chevrolet Rockstar 14
21 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet RSS Racing 20
22 40 Josh Wise(i) Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 28
23 42 Kyle Larson(i) Chevrolet Cartwheel 3
24 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField 18
25 44 David Star Toyota BYF.org / Steely Lumber Company 22
26 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 40
27 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet RepairableVehicles.com 23
28 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet Donate Life 29
29 54 Sam Hornish Jr Toyota Monster Energy 1
30 55 Jamie  Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 31
31 60 Chris Buescher # Ford Roush Performance Parts 19
32 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point 12
33 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet YOUTHEORY 34
34 74 Mike Harmon Dodge TBA 35
35 76 Tommy Joe Martins # Dodge Diamond Gusset Jeans 39
36 84 Chad Boat Chevrolet Billy Boat Performance Exhaust 42
37 85 Bobby Gerhart Chevrolet Lucas Oil 50
38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Chevrolet TBA 24
39 91 Jeff Green (PC) Toyota TriStar Motorsports 51
40 93 Mike Wallace Dodge JGL Racing 27
41 98 David Ragan (i) Ford Carroll Shelby Engine Co 37
42 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem 13

Drivers in Red must qualifying on time
Drivers in Blue have a past champion provisonal available
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points
# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Aaron’s 499
Talladega Superspeedway – 5/4/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald’s 19
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford Miller Lite 7
3 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy Bass Pro Shops 13
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John’s 20
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance / thanksamillionteachers.com 22
6 7 Michael Annett # Chevy Pilot Flying J 34
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt 16
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com Peeker 29
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 9
10 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 23
11 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy Bass Pro Shops 15
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Peak Anitfreeze / Motor Oil 21
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Window Film 12
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Zest 26
15 18 KyleBusch Toyota M&Ms Pretzel 4
16 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota Dollar General 2
17 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 42
18 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 6
19 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota Dr. Pepper 35
20 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy Drive to End Hunger 1
21 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota Scorpyd Crossbows 36
22 27 Paul Menard Chevy Richmond / Menards 18
23 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 10
24 32 Terry Labonte (PC7) Ford C&J Energy Services 37
25 33 Brian Scott (i) Chevy Shore Lodge 40
26 34 David Ragan Ford KFC Go Cup 32
27 35 Eric McClure (i) Ford Hefty Ultimate Reynolds Wrap 44
28 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Golden Corral 33
29 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stops 30
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Hillman Racing 31
31 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy Haas Automation 25
32 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy Target 14
33 43 Aric Almirola Ford Gwaltney 24
34 44 J.J. Yeley (i) Chevy TBA 43
35 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Bush’s Beans 17
36 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy Lowe’s / Valspar Reserve 8
37 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy Brandt Professional Agriculture 28
38 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 11
39 66 Michael Waltrip Toyota Blue / DEF 39
40 77 Dave Blaney Ford TBA 47
41 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row 27
42 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota VooDoo BBQ & Grill 41
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota Royal Teak Collection 48
44 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy National Guard 5
45 95 Michael McDowell Ford Jordon Truck Sales 45
46 98 Josh Wise Chevy Dogecoin/Reddit.com 38
47 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 3

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points
BLUE = Eligible for a Past Champions Provisional
PC1 = is the first past champion eligible, PC2 is the 2nd…and so on if more
# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

 

 

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Santos Wins Stafford NAPA Spring Sizzler 200

Bobby Santos celebrates his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on Sunday at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

Bobby Santos celebrates his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on Sunday at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

No one needed to show Bobby Santos the way to Victory Lane at Stafford Motor Speedway; he’s a frequent visitor.

The Franklin, Mass., driver won the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 on Sunday for his 11th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory with six of those coming at Stafford including three of the last four Spring Sizzlers.

Santos, who started in the eighth position, took the lead from rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. on Lap 115 and battled with Doug Coby, who won the 2006 and 2012 Spring Sizzlers, down the stretch to record the win. Coby looked left, right, over and under for a way around Santos in the closing laps, but had to settle for the runner-up finish.

Rowan Pennink crossed the line third followed by Woody Pitkat in the fourth spot while Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top five. The remainder of the top 10 was five-time Spring Sizzler winner Ted Christopher, Donny Lia, Timmy Solomito, Matt Hirschman and Ron Silk.

Santos, the 2010 Whelen Modified Tour champion, led a group of five drivers with top-10 finishes to own at least one tour title. The others were Coby, Christopher, Lia and Silk.

Barrett claimed his first Whelen Modified Tour pole win on Saturday and finished 11th.

NASCAR Next driver and defending tour champion Ryan Preece was looking for his first Spring Sizzler victory, but engine problems spoiled his day and he settled for a 24th-place finish.

The race had seven lead changes among five drivers which is the most at a Stafford race since having 10 on May 1, 2010.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Stafford for its next event in just under four weeks. The TSI Harley-Davidson 125 is set for Friday, May 23.

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Tommy Barrett, Jr. *, Time: 18.221 Seconds, Speed: 98.787 mph

Time of Race:
1 hrs., 29 mins, 35 secs     Average Speed: 66.977 mph     Margin of Victory: 0.122 Seconds

Caution Flags:
[Beneficiary] Laps 22-25 (Car #38 spinout (Backstretch) [01]); 30-33 (Car #71 accident (Turn 4) [01]); 39-42 (Car #71 spinout (Turn 4) [none]); 45-48 (Cars #38, 77, 99 spinout (Backstretch) [none]); 100-106 (Car #26 spinout (Turn 4) [none]); 152-155 (Car #8 spinout Turn 1 [18]); 161-164 (Car #64 spinout (Turn 1) [16]); 171-179 (Cars #3, 4, 71, 77 accident (Turn 4) (Red Flag 5 mins.) [99]); 181-185 (Cars #58, 22, 18 accident (Turn 4) [33]).  9 for 45 laps.

Lap Leaders:
Woody Pitkat 1-6, Doug Coby 7-9, Woody Pitkat 10-25, Doug Coby 26-42, Tommy Barrett, Jr. * 43-49, Rowan Pennink 50-113, Tommy Barrett, Jr. * 114, Bobby Santos 115-200.

Total Laps Led:
Bobby Santos 86, Rowan Pennink 64, Woody Pitkat 22, Doug Coby 20, Tommy Barrett, Jr. * 8.  7 changes involving 5 drivers.

NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Points – Bonus Points
1 44 Bobby Santos 200 Running 48-5
2 2 Doug Coby 200 Running 43-1
3 93 Rowan Pennink 200 Running 42-1
4 88 Woody Pitkat 200 Running 41-1
5 51 Justin Bonsignore 200 Running 39
6 13 Ted Christopher 200 Running 38
7 4 Donny Lia 200 Running 37
8 75 Timmy Solomito * 200 Running 36
9 52 Matt Hirschman 200 Running 35
10 6 Ron Silk 200 Running 34
11 22 Tommy Barrett, Jr. * 200 Running 34-1
12 07 Patrick Emerling 200 Running 32
13 99 Jamie Tomaino 200 Running 31
14 58 Eric Goodale 198 Running 30
15 33 Wade Cole 198 Running 29
16 64 Ron Yuhas, Jr. 194 Running 28
17 26 Gary McDonald 194 Running 27
18 38 Dave Salzarulo * 194 Running 26
19 71 T.J. Zacharias * 191 Running 25
20 01 Melissa Fifield * 182 Running 24
21 18 Ken Heagy 180 Accident 23
22 3 Jimmy Zacharias * 174 Accident 22
23 77 Gary Putnam 174 Accident 21
24 16 Ryan Preece 170 Engine 20
25 8 Glen Reen 152 Suspension 19
26 48 Keith Rocco 41 Oil Leak 18
27 39 Richie Pallai, Jr. 17 Suspension 17

* – Rookie

Unofficial Driver Standings: Stafford (Top 10)

Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 51 Justin Bonsignore 86 Leader 2 1 2 2
2 2 Doug Coby 84 -2 2 0 2 2
3 88 Woody Pitkat 84 -2 2 0 2 2
4 75 Timmy Solomito * 76 -10 2 0 1 2
5 44 Bobby Santos 74 -12 2 1 1 1
6 13 Ted Christopher 74 -12 2 0 0 2
7 6 Ron Silk 71 -15 2 0 0 2
8 58 Eric Goodale 69 -17 2 0 1 1
9 52 Matt Hirschman 68 -18 2 0 0 1
10 93 Rowan Pennink 66 -20 2 0 1 1

* – Rookie

DANIEL SUÁREZ RETURNED TO WIN AT HOME

untitledThe new Idol of Monterrey is called Daniel Suárez, who did not affect participating in three racing difertentes NASCAR categories the same weekend. What it led to the young regiomonano to withstand this intense activity and close with a heroic vistoria with NASCAR TOYOTA SERIES?

“All of this has been given thanks to the support of team TELCEL, the TELMEX racing team, to all the team that is behind all of us and especially love that my family has given me to move forward. With all this support I only have to give me the most and offer them the best results,”said the young driver who held in front of 15,835 people gathered at the autodromo Monterrey.

Dany, on Board of the #3 car of team TELCEL, completed 155 laps in two hours, 28 minutes 54.477 seconds. For the regio, this is his third victory in the current season and the eighth on their way with the category. It is his second triumph in Monterrey even consecutively.

Monterrey made 1-2 in the hands of Héctor Aguirre (FR Racing Team #05) who went up places to grab second place in the final part of the competition.

Meanwhile, Antonio Pérez, winner of the Pole Position and the fastest in practice, had a very promising start to the lead at least half of the race. However, track contacts and a delay in its second entry to pit rezagaron so the pointer group and it could only take third place in competition.

Note that the TELMEX racing team has entered the Top-3 of competition 10 times. Even the cars of Jimmy Morales (Telmex / Telcel) is only absent from the Top-3 in a career (2009), the rest have been present.

Homero Richards (Axtel #20), remained as one of the protagonists of the race but after the fall of the grid stayed with the fourth place while Luis Felipe Montaño (Aeropostale #87) took over the fifth site.

The 10 first places of the race “Regia 240” Jorge Goeters (Ficrea #4), is completed by Ruben Pardo (Citizen #15), Mario Domínguez (Canel completo 19), Rubén García Jr (HDI Seguros #88) and Patrick Goeters (Ficrea #14).

After the results thrown, Daniel Suárez remains as leader of the Championship with 185 points, chased by Toño Pérez with 171 and Ruben Pardo with 156.

The next race of NASCAR TOYOTA SERIES will take place the next 10 and may 11 to celebrate the 5th date in San Luis Potosí and give you close to the first third of the season.

Once again, OCESA, the main promoter of shows in Latin America, will be in the best skills of Motorsport from Mexico.

RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier:Antonio Pérez     Time: 36.142 Seconds      Speed: 99.607 mph

Time of Race:2 hrs., 28 mins, 54 secs        Average Speed:62.458 mph        Margin of Victory: .854 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 3-5 (Accident Turn 2 involving No. 24, No. 58); 76-82 (No. 7 stalls Turn 2; No. 51 stalls Turn 3); 83-88 (Accident Turn 2 No. 19); 91-94 (Accident Turn 2 involving No. 5, No. 88); 108-112 (Accident Turn 2 No. 51); 124-127 (Turn 2 spin by No. 12); 148-152 (Turn 4 No. 6 stalls).  7 for 34 laps.
Lap Leaders: Patrick Goeters 1-8, Rubén Pardo 9-12, Antonio Pérez 13-18, Rubén Rovelo 19-57, Antonio Pérez 58-64, Rubén Rovelo 65-74, Homero Richards 75-79, Antonio Pérez 80-93, Jorge Goeters 94-96, Rubén Rovelo 97-129, Rogelio López 130-147, Daniel Suárez 148-155.
Total Laps Led: Rubén Rovelo 82, Antonio Pérez 27, Rogelio López 18, Patrick Goeters 8, Daniel Suárez 8, Homero Richards 5, Rubén Pardo 4, Jorge Goeters 3.  11 changes involving 8 drivers.

Next Race: May 11, San Luis Potosi

Unofficial Results For The Regia 240
Pos. Car # Driver Total Laps Points – Bonus Points Status
1 3 Daniel Suárez 155 47-4 Running
2 05 Héctor Aguirre 155 42 Running
3 1 Antonio Pérez 155 42-1 Running
4 20 Homero Richards 155 41-1 Running
5 87 Luis Felipe Montaño 155 39 Running
6 15 Rubén Pardo 155 39-1 Running
7 4 Jorge Goeters 155 38-1 Running
8 19 Mario Domínguez * 155 36 Running
9 88 Rubén Garcia, Jr. 155 35 Running
10 14 Patrick Goeters 155 35 Running
11 8 Freddy Tame, Jr. 155 33 Running
12 2 Abraham Calderón 155 32 Running
13 77 Enrique Contreras, III 155 31 Running
14 00 Rodrigo Marbán 154 30 Running
15 07 Héctor Félix 152 29 Running
16 01 Israel Jaitovich 152 28 Running
17 6 Rogelio López 152 28-1 Running
18 7 Carlos Peralta 150 26 Running
19 51 Carlos Azcarate 150 25 Running
20 24 Rodrigo Peralta 150 24 Running
21 83 Javier Razo 149 23 Running
22 5 José Luis Ramírez 148 22 Running
23 55 Jorge Contreras Sr. 145 21 Running
24 28 Rubén Rovelo 141 22-2 Running
25 11 Hugo Oliveras 131 19 Running
26 30 Víctor Barrales 128 18 Running
27 12 Jim Nides * 119 17 Running
28 58 Jorge Contreras, Jr. 110 16 Running
29 16 Mike Sanchez 99 15 Running
30 69 Javier Fernández 52 14 Running
31 36 Pepe Montaño 49 13 Running
32 22 Santiago Tovar * 45 12 Running
33 18 Rafael Martínez 31 11 Running

* – Rookie

Unofficial Driver Standings: Monterrey (Top 10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 3 Daniel Suárez 185 Leader 4 3 4 4
2 1 Antonio Pérez 171 -14 4 0 4 4
3 15 Rubén Pardo 156 -29 4 0 2 4
4 87 Luis Felipe Montaño 151 -34 4 1 3 3
5 5 José Luis Ramírez 139 -46 4 0 1 3
6 88 Rubén Garcia, Jr. 139 -46 4 0 0 3
7 24 Rodrigo Peralta 136 -49 4 0 1 2
8 20 Homero Richards 136 -49 4 0 1 2
9 2 Abraham Calderón 135 -50 4 0 0 2
10 8 Freddy Tame, Jr. 129 -56 4 0 0 1

 

Two-in-a-row for Hunter-Reay at Barber, Andretti Autosport 1-2 sweep.

BmRED59CYAAJ2GnIndividuals at Barber Motorsports Park certainly have a sense of humor. At the tail end of a 2-hour, 30-minute rain delay to the green flag of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Jimmy Cliff’s “I Can See Clearly Now (the Rain is Gone)” covered the grounds through loud speakers.

Twenty-three Verizon IndyCar Series cars rolled off on rain tires for what was declared a 100-minute timed race, and 69 laps later a soggy but beaming Ryan Hunter-Reay saw Victory Circle for the second consecutive year.

Hunter-Reay, driving the No. 28 DHL car, led Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti across the finish line under caution because of a late-race incident.

“I’ve been anxious (to compete) since we left Long Beach,” said Hunter-Reay, who started from the pole in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13 but was involved in a multi-car incident on Lap 56 of 80 that dropped him to the rear of the field. “With the rain and the wet conditions on how we started out there, it was tough. Then we went to the Firestone reds, and man – on wet surface that was just really tough to keep the car on track. Once we got out front though, we started checking out and it was a dream to drive the DHL car.

“(Long Beach) should have been a great result, but we got it today.”

It was the 12th Indy car victory for Hunter-Reay, who moved 18 points behind championship points leader Will Power heading into the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the reconfigured road course May 10. Hunter-Reay capitalized on a Lap 16 mistake by Power, the pole sitter, whose No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car slid off the wet racing ribbon in Turn 5 when the brakes locked up. Power, also a two-time winner at Barber, quickly recovered but was 4.0830 seconds behind at the completion of the lap.

Hunter-Reay then overtook the No. 17 AFS KV AFS Racing car of Sebastian Saavedra for the lead on a Lap 34 restart, and only had to cleanly get through the final round of pit stops for his ninth win with Andretti Autosport. The last 1-2 finish by Andretti Autosport was at Iowa in June 2013 (James Hinchcliffe and runner-up Hunter-Reay).

“I’m really proud of this whole team,” said Michael Andretti, whose team notched its 49th victory. “Marco did a hell of a job. He drove his way to the front and Ryan drove a perfect race. Feels good after the last one for sure. We were lucky that Will made that mistake, and that gave up the top position. That was really important. Just the way everything fell with the rain and how it dried out. It came to us. It was a great day.”

Marco Andretti, who started ninth in the No. 25 Snapple car, went almost the distance without radio communication with the pit lane crew. He overtook Power for second on the Lap 34 restart and held off repeated challenges by reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon.

“I just put my head down and looked forward; awesome job by Andretti Autosport,” said Andretti, who recorded his first podium finish since Sao Paulo last May and tied his best finish since June 2012 at Iowa Speedway. “The Snapple car didn’t have much for the DHL car so we definitely need to hit the drawing board and see how he kicked my butt today. I didn’t have a radio, so the only way I knew when to pit, I saw, out of the corner of my eye, Ryan stop and thought ‘I guess I’m coming in the next lap.’ It was definitely a blind race, but I just had my head down and tried to hit my marks.”

Dixon was the runner-up in each of the previous four races on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course. Simon Pagenaud, driving the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports car, is the only driver with top-five finishes in all three races, while Power placed fifth and Justin Wilson finished a season-high sixth in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing car.

Hinchcliffe, who started on the front row, placed seventh, followed by Josef Newgarden. Tony Kanaan gained 14 spots relative to his 23rd starting position and Charlie Kimball placed 10th in his backup No. 83 Novo Nordisk Ganassi Racing car following an incident in the morning warm-up.

Unofficial Results
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Pos. Car # Driver Behind Total  Laps Status
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Leader 69 Running
2 25 Marco Andretti 1.0364 69 Running
3 9 Scott Dixon 1.4286 69 Running
4 77 Simon Pagenaud 2.4350 69 Running
5 12 Will Power 3.1559 69 Running
6 19 Justin Wilson 3.7009 69 Running
7 27 James Hinchcliffe 4.6538 69 Running
8 67 Josef Newgarden 5.3417 69 Running
9 10 Tony Kanaan 6.2513 69 Running
10 83 Charlie Kimball 6.8371 69 Running
11 8 Ryan Briscoe 7.6182 69 Running
12 98 Jack Hawksworth 8.5257 69 Running
13 14 Takuma Sato 9.6750 69 Running
14 20 Mike Conway 10.1933 69 Running
15 11 Sebastien Bourdais 11.3198 69 Running
16 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 12.8894 69 Running
17 15 Graham Rahal 13.7182 69 Running
18 17 Sebastion Saavedra 14.0955 69 Running
19 3 Hello Castroneves 16.1476 69 Running
20 16 Oriol Servia -1 Lap 68 Running
21 2 Juan Pablo Montoya -1 Lap 68 Running
22 7 Mikhall Aleshin -6 Laps 63 Contact
23 34 Carlos Munoz -40 Laps 29 Mechanical

 

Championship Points Standings
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind
1 12 Will Power 120 Leader
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 107 -13
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 92 -28
4 9 Scott Dixon 87 -33
5 20 Mike Conway 82 -38
6 25 Marco Andretti 73 -47
7 19 Justin Wilson 67 -53
8 3 Hello Castroneves 66 -54
9 10 Tony Kanaan 62 -58
10 67 Josef Newgarden 58 -62
11 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 56 -64
12 34 Carlos Munoz 55 -65
13 17 Sebastion Saavedra 55 -65
14 7 Mikhall Aleshin 54 -66
15 14 Takuma Sato 53 -67
16 8 Ryan Briscoe 52 -68
17 11 Sebastien Bourdais 48 -72
18 27 James Hinchcliffe 46 -74
19 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 46 -74
20 15 Graham Rahal 46 -74
21 98 Jack Hawksworth 42 -78
22 83 Charlie Kimball 37 -83
23 16 Oriol Servia 36 -84

 

Pérez Earns Pole For Regia 240

Antonio Pérez captured his first pole at the Autódromo Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sunday. He will look to earn his third career win on the one-mile paved oval.

Antonio Pérez captured his first pole at the Autódromo Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sunday. He will look to earn his third career win on the one-mile paved oval.

Team Telmex seems to know something the other teams don’t when it comes to setting up fast cars at the Autódromo Monterrey.

Antonio Pérez topped the field in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Regia 240. The Guadalajara, Mexico, native posted a fast lap of 36.412 seconds (99.607 mph) to earn his first pole position of 2014.It was also Pérez’s 11th career pole and first at the one-mile paved oval track. Pérez topped the charts in Saturday’s final practice session.

Patrick Goeters was second quickest in the qualifying session with a fast-lap of 36.329 seconds (99.094 mph). José Luis Ramírez will start on the second row, behind Telmex teammate Pérez.Rubén Pardo qualified fourth, followed by Rubén Rovelo in fifth. The rest of the top 10 qualifiers included: Jorge Contreras Jr., Rodrigo Peralta, Daniel Suárez, Abraham Calderón and Mario Domínguez.

Jorge Goeters, who holds the record for the most NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series pole awards at the track with three, qualified 12th for the 15th series event in the northern mexican city.

The Regia 240 is scheduled to go green at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET.

NMTS Monterrey Qualifying:

Pos. Car # Driver Speed Time Behind
1 1 Antonio Pérez 99.607 36.142 Leader
2 14 Patrick Goeters 99.094 36.329 0.187
3 5 José Luis Ramírez 99.078 36.335 0.193
4 15 Rubén Pardo 98.839 36.423 0.281
5 28 Rubén Rovelo 98.814 36.432 0.290
6 58 Jorge Contreras, Jr. 98.711 36.470 0.328
7 24 Rodrigo Peralta 98.687 36.479 0.337
8 3 Daniel Suárez 98.202 36.659 0.517
9 2 Abraham Calderón 98.119 36.690 0.548
10 19 Mario Domínguez * 97.981 36.742 0.600
11 20 Homero Richards 97.925 36.763 0.621
12 4 Jorge Goeters 97.89 36.776 0.634
13 88 Rubén Garcia, Jr. 97.813 36.805 0.663
14 8 Freddy Tame, Jr. 97.548 36.905 0.763
15 18 Rafael Martínez 97.495 36.925 0.783
16 36 Pepe Montaño 97.282 37.006 0.864
17 05 Héctor Aguirre 97.234 37.024 0.882
18 6 Rogelio López 96.844 37.173 1.031
19 11 Hugo Oliveras 96.756 37.207 1.065
20 07 Héctor Félix 96.437 37.330 1.188
21 7 Carlos Peralta 96.375 37.354 1.212
22 51 Carlos Azcarate 96.146 37.443 1.301
23 83 Javier Razo 95.605 37.655 1.513
24 87 Luis Felipe Montaño 95.549 37.677 1.535
25 22 Santiago Tovar * 95.422 37.727 1.585
26 16 Mike Sanchez 95.344 37.758 1.616
27 30 Víctor Barrales 94.749 37.995 1.853
28 55 Jorge Contreras Sr. 93.858 38.356 2.214
29 77 Enrique Contreras, III 93.684 38.427 2.285
30 12 Jim Nides * 93.519 38.495 2.353
31 69 Javier Fernández 93.303 38.584 2.442
32 00 Rodrigo Marbán 92.879 38.760 2.618
33 01 Israel Jaitovich 91.624 39.291 3.149

* – Rookie

Three-in-a-Row for Enfinger

xlargeGrant Enfinger of Fairhope became the second driver in the ARCA Racing Series’ 62-season history to win the first three races of the year when he took the checkered flag of the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem Speedway in Salem, Ind., on Sunday afternoon.

By putting Team BCR Racing’s No. 90 Motor Honey-Casite Ford into Victory Lane again, Enfinger joined Ramo Scott as the only drivers to start an ARCA season with three consecutive victories. Scott won the first three races of 1970 on the way to the first of his back-to-back ARCA season championships.

Enfinger has five career ARCA victories – all in his past 10 races. Enfinger won the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15 and the ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway on March 22 to start this season. Enfinger earned his first ARCA victory last year in the ARCA Mobile 200, then won the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway on Sept. 7.

Enfinger, who started from the second position, caught a break in Sunday’s race when the car driven by Ken Schrader, the NASCAR veteran and race leader, cut a tire on the next-to-last lap and hit the wall. Enfinger won the green-white-checkered finish by 0.32 seconds, with Spencer Gallagher taking second and 10-time ARCA season champion Frank Kimmel coming in third.

Thomas “Moose” Praytor of Mobile finished 11th in the race.

Enfinger will try to become the first driver to win the first four events on the ARCA schedule when the circuit visits Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200.

Race Notes:
Menards Pole Award Presented by Ansell: Justin Boston 17.405 (114.795 mph)
Margin of Victory: 0.320
Cautions: 6 for 49 laps
Time of Race: 1:36.60
Average Speed: 69.350
Lap Leaders: Enfinger 1-104, 201-202 (106); Mitchell 105-146 (42); Schrader 147-200 (54)

Federated Auto Parts 200 Results:

Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status
1 90 Grant Enfinger 202 Running
2 23 Spencer Gallagher 202 Running
3 44 Frank Kimmel 202 Running
4 22 Austin Wayne 202 Running
5 77 Tom Hessert 202 Running
6 6 Josh Williams 202 Running
7 98 Mason Mitchell 202 Running
8 52 Ken Schrader 202 Running
9 55 Cody Coughlin 201 Running
10 99 Kyle Weatherman 201 Running
11 2 Thomas Praytor 201 Running
12 17 Kyle Benjamin 201 Running
13 46 Brian Finney 200 Running
14 3 Karl Weber 195 Running
15 25 Justin Boston 177 Running
16 10 Blake Hillard 157 Suspension
17 18 Bill Catania 124 Oil Leak
18 68 Michael Lira 87 Accident
19 11 Ryan Heavner 86 Accident
20 73 Dale Shearer 79 Vibration
21 15 John Wes Townley 77 Accident
22 69 Mark Meunier 10 Brakes
23 48 Darrell Basham 3 Transmission
24 80 Barry Layne 2 Transmission
25 66 Frank Kimmel II 1 Handling
26 97 Tim Viens 1 Electrical
27 06 James Swanson 1 Handling
28 0 Wayne Peterson 1 Handling
29 40 Chris Bailey Jr. 1 Handling

 

Logano Wins in Richmond, filled with Fires and Short-tempers.

BmMf_VnIQAAbOmAJoey Logano took advantage of a three-car duel by sneaking below the trio to take the lead Saturday night, outrunning former champions Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski to win at Richmond International Raceway.

Logano’s first career victory on the 0.75-mile oval came seemingly from nowhere after a restart with nine laps to go. He sat fourth and on the outside with Kenseth leading, Dale Earnhardt Jr. alongside in second and Gordon on the inside in third, in prime position to move underneath the leader and grab the victory.

Instead, when Gordon, Kenseth and Keselowski raced in a triangle jockeying for position, Logano went underneath all three with three laps to go and then held off Gordon for his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.

”That’s the best drive I’ve ever had here. What a crazy finish,” Logano said.

He also joined Kevin Harvick as the only drivers with more than one victory this season.

Kyle Busch, never in contention all night, rose to finish third, followed by Keselowski and Kenseth.

Kenseth and Keselowski had words post-race, with the fuming Keselowski saying Kenseth ran him off the track.

”I had a shot at winning the race and he ran me off the track,” Keselowski said. ”It was just a mind-boggling move to me. … I thought it was uncalled for.”

Gordon said Kenseth was doing what he needed to do to hang on.

”I think Matt did what he thought he had to do to win,” Gordon said. ”He started making his car real wide. He probably didn’t make the guys behind him real happy.”

Kenseth had come from nowhere after lurking in the back of the top 10 all race long, suddenly charging through the field and passing Gordon to grab the lead with 38 laps to go. It was his first lead.

Gordon, who led 173 laps, and teammate Earnhardt both seemed poised to challenge at the end, but after the final restart, Team Penske teammates Logano and Keselowski became the ones to watch.

All night long, their cars had easily been the fastest on fresh rubber.

”All night long, I just had to let the 2 and the 22 go right by me because they were so fast” on fresh tires, Gordon said about Keselowski and Logano.

Signs of the wild ending may have come very early.

Clint Bowyer started third and hoped a return to one of his best tracks would allow him to put last September behind him. That was when Bowyer’s intentional spin late in the last race before the playoffs jumbled the finishing order, and the drivers who made the Chase, leading to a NASCAR investigation.

Instead of a clean run, Bowyer hit rookie pole-sitter Kyle Larson on the opening lap, sending Larson spinning. He also twice pitted under a green flag, right before a caution flag came out, and was battling Danica Patrick for 38th place when a fire in his engine ultimately caused him to park for the night.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 93.369 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 12 Mins, 47 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.946 Seconds
Lead Changes: 20 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 66 laps

Next Up: The teams return to their second superspeedway/restrictor plate race of the season with the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, May 4th. The race has an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage of the event will be provided by FOX beginning with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

Toyota Owners 400 Results:

Pos. Car # Driver # Laps Status Laps Led Points-Bonus Points
1 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 46 47-4
2 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 173 44-2
3 18 KyleBusch 400 Running 0 41
4 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 114 41-1
5 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 35 40-1
6 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 38
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 7 38-1
8 31 Ryan Newman 400 Running 0 36
9 99 Carl Edwards 400 Running 0 35
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 0 34
11 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 23 34-1
12 55 Brian Vickers 400 Running 0 32
13 1 Jamie McMurray 400 Running 0 31
14 5 Kasey Kahne 400 Running 0 30
15 16 Greg Biffle 400 Running 0 29
16 42 Kyle Larson # 400 Running 0 28
17 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 0 27
18 9 Marcos Ambrose 400 Running 0 26
19 13 Casey Mears 400 Running 0 25
20 38 David Gilliland 400 Running 0 24
21 51 Justin Allgaier # 400 Running 0 23
22 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 0 22
23 41 Kurt Busch 400 Running 0 21
24 27 Paul Menard 400 Running 0 20
25 14 Tony Stewart 399 Running 0 19
26 40 Landon Cassill 398 Running 1 0
27 3 Austin Dillon # 398 Running 0 17
28 23 Alex Bowman # 398 Running 0 16
29 35 David Reutimann 397 Running 0 15
30 34 David Ragan 396 Running 0 14
31 83 Ryan Truex # 396 Running 0 13
32 48 Jimmie Johnson 396 Running 0 12
33 7 Michael Annett # 396 Running 0 11
34 10 Danica Patrick 395 Running 0 10
35 33 David Stremme 395 Running 0 9
36 32 Travis Kvapil 394 Running 1 9-1
37 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 391 Running 0 0
38 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 390 Running 0 6
39 98 Josh Wise 390 Running 0 5
40 30 J.J. Yeley(i) 380 Engine 0 0
41 26 Cole Whitt # 367 Running 0 3
42 36 Reed Sorenson 225 Electrical 0 2
43 15 Clint Bowyer 159 Suspension 0 1

# – Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Top 16 Drivers in Points (Unofficial):

Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 24 Jeff Gordon 341 Leader 9 0 4 7 0
2 20 Matt Kenseth 336 -5 9 0 3 7 0
3 99 Carl Edwards 313 -28 9 1 2 5 0
4 18 KyleBusch 310 -31 9 1 3 5 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 309 -32 9 1 5 6 1
6 22 Joey Logano 292 -49 9 2 5 5 1
7 2 Brad Keselowski 287 -54 9 1 4 4 0
8 48 Jimmie Johnson 282 -59 9 0 3 5 0
9 31 Ryan Newman 272 -69 9 0 0 4 0
10 55 Brian Vickers 256 -85 9 0 1 3 0
11 16 Greg Biffle 256 -85 9 0 1 3 0
12 3 Austin Dillon # 252 -89 9 0 0 1 0
13 42 Kyle Larson # 251 -90 9 0 2 4 1
14 11 Denny Hamlin 245 -96 9 0 1 2 0
15 14 Tony Stewart 243 -98 9 0 2 4 0
16 9 Marcos Ambrose 242 -99 9 0 2 2 0
Drivers outside the Top 16 with a win.
20 4 Kevin Harvick 220 -121 9 2 2 3 2
25 41 Kurt Busch 185 -156 9 1 2 2 3

# – Rookie