NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150 Notes and Entry List

TrucksExtra! Extra! Pocono Adds Mileage

Fans will be treated to an extended show this year at Pocono Raceway as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 150 miles instead of its previous 125. The extra mileage won’t be too much of an added burden to the drivers’ stamina; three of the last four races have ended with a green/white checkered finish (2010, 2011, 2013).

The longest race at Pocono was in 2010 when Elliott Sadler won a 55 lap, 137.5 mile race. Sadler is one of four different winners in four races at the “Tricky Triangle.”

Five drivers in Saturday’s lineup have logged laps in all four races, but remain winless at Pocono – Norm Benning, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters.

Among drivers winless at Pocono, favorites include…

Matt Crafton: The only driver to start all four races and finish inside the top 10 in each race. He has an average finish of 5.8, the fifth highest among active drivers.

Ron Hornaday: Coming off a season-best second-place finish at Eldora Speedway, Hornaday looks to capitalize on a highest finish of sixth at Pocono last season.

Kyle Larson: Makes his first career-series start and second national series start at Pocono. He has raced the track once in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, finishing fifth.

The possibility of a repeat winner still stands with Joey Coulter and Ryan Blaney entered…

Joey Coulter: Pocono is Coulter’s best track on the circuit. In three starts, he has an average finish of 3.7. He earned his first – and only – series win at Pocono in 2012 and has yet to finish outside the top 10 at the track.

Race / Track Info

  • Race Date:Saturday, August 2, 2014
  • Title Sponsor: Pocono Mountains
  • Start Time: 1:21pm/et
  • 2013 Winner: Ryan Blaney
  • 2013 Pole: Miguel Paludo
  • Track Layout: 2.5 Miles
  • Length: 150 Laps, 60 Miles
  • Banking in Turn 1: 14 degrees Frontstretch: 3,740 feet
  • Banking in Turn: 8 degrees Backstretch: 3,055 feet
  • Banking in Turn 3: 6 degrees Shortstretch: 1,780 feet

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: Fox Sports 1
    Friday, August 1
    Practice: 10:00 AM ET
    Final practice: 11:30 AM ET
    Saturday, August 2
    Qualifying: 10:00 AM ET
    Race: 1:00 PM ET
  • In the Booth: Steve Byrnes, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
  • Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner

Event Schedule

Thursday, July 31
12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NCWTS & ARCA REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, August 1
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
9:30 AM 10:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
12:30 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
2:30 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 2)
5:00 PM NSCS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NSCS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, August 2
7:00 AM NSCS & NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
10:10 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
11:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING-PIT ROAD
11:20 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (60 LAPS,150 MILES) (FoxSports 1)
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

Goodyear Tire Notes

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4548; Right-side — D-4520

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side — 88.31 in. (2,243 mm)

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front — 26 psi; Left Rear — 26 psi; Right Front — 36 psi; Right Rear — 36 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: 18 psi (Truck); Left Rear — 18 psi (Truck); Right Front — 37 psi; Right Rear — 34 psi

Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams have run at Pocono since 2012 . . . the only change is that the recommended air pressure for the left-side tires has been raised by a pound for each series since their last races at the track . . . for 2014, Pocono is the only track on which either of these tire codes are scheduled to be run . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List
5th Annual Pocono Mountains “150” 
Pocono Raceway – 8/2/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 0 Caleb Roark Chevy Driven2Honor.org
2 02 Tyler Young # Chevy Randco/Young’s Building Systems
3 3 Austin Dillon (i) Chevy Yuengling Light Lager
4 05 John Wes Townley Toyota Zaxby’s
5 6 Norm Benning Chevy TBA
6 07 TBA Chevy ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide
7 08 Jimmy Weller III # Chevy TBA
8 8 John Hunter Nemechek Toyota TBD
9 9 Jason White Chevy Autism Speaks
10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevy UTA.org/Driven2Honor
11 13 Jeb Burton Toyota Estes – Carolina Nut
12 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing
13 19 Tyler Reddick # Ford Reese Towpower
14 20 Justin Lofton Chevy NTS Motorsports
15 21 Joey Coulter Chevy Allegiant Travel
16 23 Spencer Gallagher Chevy Allegiant Travel
17 28 Ryan Ellis (i) Chevy FDNY Racing
18 29 Ryan Blaney Ford Cooper Standard
19 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevy Rheem
20 31 Ben Kennedy # Chevy Turner Scott Motorsports
21 32 Kyle Larson(i) Chevy Cartwheel by Target
22 35 Mason Mingus # Toyota Call 811
23 40 Todd Peck Chevy Arthritis Foundation
24 50 TJ Bell Chevy Falle Linemen Organization
25 51 Erik Jones Toyota ToyotaCare
26 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Toyota ToyotaCare
27 59 Kyle Martel Chevy TBA
28 63 Justin Jennings Chevy Mittler Brothers Machine & Tools
29 77 German Quiroga Toyota OtterBox
30 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Rip-It-Menards
31 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota Nextant/Curb Records
32 99 Bryan Silas Chevy TBA

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

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400 in vintage fashion

Btk8ATnCMAA-mn9Twenty-years ago, Jeff Gordon won the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)  Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and on Sunday, Gordon finds himself in victory lane for the twenty-first annual John Wayne Walding (Brickyard) 400.

This was Gordon’s second series win of the 2014 season, his ninetieth series career win and a record fifth series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The trio of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth brought home second third and fourth respectively, and Joey Logano finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Kasey Kahne (led the most laps – 70 out of 160) finishing sixth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson seventh, pole-sitter Kevin Harvick eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ninth and ROTY candidate Austin Dillon claims tenth.

With his victory, Gordon leaves Indy with a 24-point lead over fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Post Race Inspection revealed possible issue w/ rear firewall block-off plates on No. 11 car. Parts confiscated and on way to R&D center for eval.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 150.297 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 39 Mins, 41 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 2.325 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps

Next Up:  The GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 3rd, with an approximate starting time at 1:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by ESPN beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 24 Jeff Gordon 160 Running 40 47 4
2 18 Kyle Busch 160 Running 0 42 0
3 11 Denny Hamlin 160 Running 18 42 1
4 20 Matt Kenseth 160 Running 0 40 0
5 22 Joey Logano 160 Running 10 40 1
6 5 Kasey Kahne 160 Running 70 40 2
7 42 Kyle Larson # 160 Running 5 38 1
8 4 Kevin Harvick 160 Running 12 37 1
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 160 Running 0 35 0
10 3 Austin Dillon # 160 Running 1 35 1
11 31 Ryan Newman 160 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 160 Running 0 32 0
13 16 Greg Biffle 160 Running 0 31 0
14 48 Jimmie Johnson 160 Running 0 30 0
15 99 Carl Edwards 160 Running 0 29 0
16 15 Clint Bowyer 160 Running 3 29 1
17 14 Tony Stewart 160 Running 0 27 0
18 47 AJ Allmendinger 160 Running 0 26 0
19 55 Brian Vickers 160 Running 0 25 0
20 1 Jamie McMurray 160 Running 0 24 0
21 43 Aric Almirola 160 Running 0 23 0
22 9 Marcos Ambrose 160 Running 0 22 0
23 12 Juan Pablo Montoya 160 Running 0 21 0
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 160 Running 0 20 0
25 78 Martin Truex Jr. 160 Running 0 19 0
26 95 Michael McDowell 160 Running 0 18 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier # 159 Running 0 17 0
28 41 Kurt Busch 159 Running 0 16 0
29 98 Josh Wise 159 Running 0 15 0
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 158 Running 0 0 0
31 7 Michael Annett # 158 Running 1 14 1
32 26 Cole Whitt # 158 Running 0 12 0
33 13 Casey Mears 158 Running 0 11 0
34 27 Paul Menard 158 Running 0 10 0
35 34 David Ragan 158 Running 0 9 0
36 38 David Gilliland 157 Running 0 8 0
37 37 Bobby Labonte 157 Running 0 7 0
38 36 Reed Sorenson 156 Running 0 6 0
39 32 Travis Kvapil 156 Running 0 5 0
40 23 Alex Bowman # 156 Running 0 4 0
41 83 Ryan Truex # 149 Running 0 3 0
42 10 Danica Patrick 114 Rear Gear 0 2 0
43 21 Trevor Bayne (i) 96 Accident 0 0 0

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

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Indy Top 16
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 24 Jeff Gordon 717 Leader 20 2 7 14 0
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 693 -24 20 2 9 14 1
3 2 Brad Keselowski 666 -51 20 3 9 10 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 661 -56 20 0 8 13 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 628 -89 20 3 6 12 2
6 18 KyleBusch 609 -108 20 1 6 9 2
7 31 Ryan Newman 606 -111 20 0 2 7 0
8 99 Carl Edwards 603 -114 20 2 4 8 2
9 22 Joey Logano 591 -126 20 2 7 10 4
10 15 Clint Bowyer 577 -140 20 0 2 8 2
11 11 Denny Hamlin 572 -145 19 1 5 8 1
12 4 Kevin Harvick 565 -152 20 2 5 9 2
13 42 Kyle Larson # 562 -155 20 0 4 9 2
14 3 Austin Dillon # 559 -158 20 0 1 3 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 555 -162 20 0 2 8 3
16 27 Paul Menard 551 -166 20 0 3 9 0
Drivers outside the Top 16 with a win.
22 43 Aric Almirola 496 -221 18 1 2 4 3
25 41 Kurt Busch 456 -261 18 1 4 4 5

# – Rookie
Drivers Locked into the Chase and can’t fall out of the Top 30 in Points.

 

 

 

Ricciardo elated with second Formula 1 victory in Hungary

BtkSMrdIcAECvcWDaniel Ricciardo claimed a stunning victory for Red Bull in Hungary on Sunday, passing Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the final four laps as a pre-race downpour and two safety-car periods created wildly differing strategies and led to a breathtaking finish.

It was Alonso who had led in the closing stages, the Spaniard having worked his way to the front after some clever strategy from Ferrari and the gamble to go for Pirelli’s soft tyres on the 38th lap – with Alonso producing a sensational drive to make them last to the end.

Hamilton, meanwhile, had started from the pit lane, survived a spin and brush with the barriers when he was caught out by cold brakes on the opening lap at Turn 2, and was still lurking toward the back of the field – while team mate and polesitter Nico Rosberg led comfortably – when the race turned on lap eight.

UntitledThe big shake-up was the result of Marcus Ericsson spinning his Caterham heavily into the tyre wall exiting Turn 3. The four leaders – Rosberg, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Alonso – were in the final corner and were thus unable to pit as the safety car was deployed, but virtually everyone else did, which changed the order massively.

By the time the lead quartet were able to pit, Ricciardo had emerged in the lead for Red Bull, with Jenson Button in second. McLaren, however, were alone in having gambled on more rain, and while Button – still on the intermediates when the rest of the field had switched to slicks – was therefore able to pass Ricciardo and lead after the restart, his tyres quickly faded and he had to pit again to follow the rest of the field onto slicks. That left Ricciardo back in the lead ahead of Williams’ Felipe Massa and Alonso, who’d survived an off-track moment at Turn 1 on the second lap.

At this stage Jean-Eric Vergne was a terrific fifth for Toro Rosso, holding off Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton, the latter having made up places hand over fist during the confusion.

Untitled2After a long first safety-car period – extended after Romain Grosjean crashed his Lotus exiting Turn 3 during the cautionary period – the second followed shortly after when Sergio Perez crashed his Force India into the pit wall after riding the damp kerb on the exit to the final corner on the 23rd lap.

Ricciardo immediately pitted, which left Alonso in the lead while Vergne continued to hold back Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton. Alonso’s last stop on lap 38 put Hamilton into the lead for a lap before the Briton stopped for a set of medium tyres – intent on going through to the end – which allowed Ricciardo to hit the front once more.

The order changed again, however, when the Australian stopped on lap 54 to change from one set of softs to another. That left Alonso out front and Hamilton second, the Briton quickly closed down by Rosberg, who was on a differing strategy and still had to pit again.

Mercedes therefore asked Hamilton to let Rosberg through, but the Briton declined. Rosberg did stop again, on lap 56, which dropped him down to seventh, more than 20 seconds off the lead fight – a gap he would set about rapidly carving into.

Untitled3Try as he might Hamilton couldn’t quite pass Alonso, and soon he had Ricciardo on much fresher soft rubber breathing down his neck. The Australian made a couple of attempts before finally overtaking Hamilton round the outside of Turn 2, just four laps from the finish. One lap later and he dived down the inside of Alonso at the first corner, and from then on it was plain sailing as the he replayed his success in Canada and scored the second Grand Prix victory of his career.

Hamilton never did find a way past Alonso, but had to change from attack to defence in the final laps as Rosberg closed right at the end. The German attacked at Turn 2 on the final lap, Hamilton having lost momentum while braking behind Alonso at the first corner, but the Briton pushed his team mate very wide and held on, with the trio finishing 1.1s apart.

Rosberg now has 202 points to Hamilton’s 191, after the latter’s extraordinary afternoon of damage limitation.

Untitled4Massa fended off a hungry Kimi Raikkonen for the second half of the race to take fifth, but team mate Bottas had to pit for fresh rubber on the 59th lap and dropped down to eighth, unable to find a way past Vettel.

The world champion was in the middle of the lead fight until he also spun exiting the final turn, tagging the wall but somehow escaping serious damage. The German’s gamble to try and get to the finish without a final stop paid off: he and Bottas were separated by three-tenths of a second at the finish line.

After his moment in the spotlight, Vergne found his Toro Rosso undriveable as the brake temperatures went awry, but finished ninth ahead of Button who pushed him hard before dropping back and fending off Adrian Sutil’s Sauber for the final point.

Kevin Magnussen also started from the pit lane and had a strong race which then got derailed by the second safety car, and he headed home Pastor Maldonado’s Lotus, Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso and the duelling Marussia duo of Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton who were separated by half a second at the flag.

Besides Ericsson, Grosjean and Perez, Nico Hulkenberg’s record of finishing each race this year ended after a collision with his team mate in Turn 13, while Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi and Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez succumbed to mechanical problems.

 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 3 D. Ricciardo 70 Winner Running 25
2 14 F. Alonso 70 -5.2 secs Running 18
3 44 L. Hamiton 70 -5.8 secs Running 15
4 6 N. Roseberg 70 -6.3 secs Running 12
5 19 F. Massa 70 -29.8 secs Running 10
6 7 K. Raikkonen 70 -31.4 secs Running 8
7 1 S. Vettel 70 -40.9 secs Running 6
8 77 V. Bottas 70 -41.3 secs Running 4
9 25 J. Vergne 70 -58.5 secs Running 2
10 22 J. Button 70 -67.2 secs Running 1
11 99 A. Sutil 70 -68.1 secs Running 0
12 20 K. Magnussen 70 -78.4 secs Running 0
13 13 P. Maldonado 70 -84.0 secs Running 0
14 26 D. Kvyat 69 -1 Lap Running 0
15 17 J. Bianchi 69 -1 Lap Running 0
16 4 M. Chilton 69 -1 Lap Running 0
17 21 E. Gutierrez 32 -38 Laps ERS 0
18 10 K. Kobayashi 24 -46 Laps Fuel System 0
19 11 S. Perez 22 -48 Laps Accident 0
20 27 N. Hulkenberg 14 -56 Laps Accident 0
21 8 R. Grojean 10 -60 Laps Accident 0
22 9 M. Ericsson 7 -63 Laps Accident 0

 

Drivers Championship after Hungary
Pos. Car # Driver Team Points Behind
1 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 202 Leader
2 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 191 -11
3 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 131 -71
4 14 F. Alonso Ferrari 115 -87
5 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 95 -107
6 1 S. Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 88 -114
7 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 69 -133
8 22 J. Button McLaren-Mercedes 60 -142
9 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 40 -162
10 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 37 -165
11 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 29 -173
12 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 27 -175
13 25 J. Vergne STR-Renault 11 -191
14 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Renault 8 -194
15 26 D. Kvyat STR-Renault 6 -196
16 17 J. Bianchi Marussis-Ferrari 2 -200
17 99 A. Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 0 -202
18 9 M. Ericsson Caterham-Renault 0 -202
19 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Renault 0 -202
20 21 E. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 0 -202
21 4 M. Chilton Marussis-Ferrari 0 -202
22 10 K. Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0 -202

 

Constructors Championship after Hungary
Pos. Team Points Behind
1 Mercedes 393 Leader
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 219 -174
3 Ferrari 142 -251
4 Williams-Mercedes 135 -258
5 Force India-Mercedes 98 -295
6 McLaren-Mercedes 97 -296
7 STR-Renault 17 -376
8 Lotus-Renault 8 -385
9 Marussia-Ferrari 2 -391
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0 -393
11 Caterham-Renault 0 -393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ty Dillon earns emotional 1st Nationwide win at Indianapolis

BtgfYOHIUAAq5H8NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon, wins his first career NNS race and does it at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday in the Lilly Diabetes 250.

Finishing 0.833 seconds behind Dillon – who also won the $100,000 ‘Dash 4 Cash’ bonus – was pole-sitter Kyle Busch claiming second, followed by Matt Kenseth finishing third, Kevin Harvick fourth and Joey Logano fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Paul Menard taking sixth, Brian Scott seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, Trevor Bayne ninth and Regan Smith bringing home tenth-place.

Series points leader and ROTY candidate, Chase Elliott, finished in 12th and leaves Indy with a 4-pont lead over Regan Smith.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 137.153 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 49 Mins, 22 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.833 Seconds
Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps

Next Up: The U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, August 2nd, with an approximate starting time of 8:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN.

Lilly Diabetes 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 3 Ty Dillon # 100 Running 24 47 4
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) 100 Running 10 0 0
3 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 100 Running 8 0 0
4 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 100 Running 33 0 0
5 22 Joey Logano(i) 100 Running 21 0 0
6 33 Paul Menard (i) 100 Running 0 0 0
7 2 Brian Scott 100 Running 0 37 0
8 42 Kyle Larson(i) 100 Running 0 0 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne 100 Running 0 35 0
10 7 Regan Smith 100 Running 4 35 1
11 60 Chris Buescher # 100 Running 0 33 0
12 9 Chase Elliott # 100 Running 0 32 0
13 98 David Ragan (i) 100 Running 0 0 0
14 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 100 Running 0 30 0
15 11 Elliot Sadler 100 Running 0 29 0
16 01 Landon Cassill 100 Running 0 28 0
17 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 100 Running 0 27 0
18 39 Ryan Sieg # 100 Running 0 26 0
19 62 Brendan Gaughan 99 Running 0 25 0
20 16 Ryan Reed # 99 Running 0 24 0
21 99 James Buescher 99 Running 0 23 0
22 19 Mike Bliss 99 Running 0 22 0
23 93 Mike Harmon 99 Running 0 21 0
24 28 J.J. Yeley 99 Running 0 20 0
25 44 David Starr 99 Running 0 19 0
26 51 Jeremy Clements 99 Running 0 18 0
27 84 Chad Boat # 99 Running 0 17 0
28 25 John Wes Townley (i) 99 Running 0 0 0
29 40 Josh Wise(i) 98 Running 0 0 0
30 17 Tanner Berryhill 98 Running 0 14 0
31 52 Joey Gase 97 Running 0 13 0
32 23 Robert Richardson, Jr 97 Running 0 12 0
33 87 Josh Reaume 97 Running 0 11 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 97 Running 0 10 0
35 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 53 Engine 0 9 0
36 14 Eric McClure 44 Steering 0 8 0
37 72 Carl Long 19 Suspension 0 7 0
38 55 Jamie Dick 14 Clutch 0 6 0
39 46 Matt DiBenedetto 3 Vibration 0 5 0
40 10 Blake Koch 2 Vibration 0 4 0

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

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Unofficial Point Standings after Indy (Top 10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 9 Chase Elliott # 678 Leader 19 3 8 13 0
2 7 Regan Smith 674 -4 19 1 4 16 0
3 11 Elliot Sadler 667 -11 19 1 5 13 0
4 3 Ty Dillon# 663 -15 19 1 2 13 0
5 2 Brian Scott 636 -42 19 0 3 10 1
6 6 Trevor Bayne 631 -47 19 0 3 14 2
7 60 Chris Buescher # 556 -122 18 0 2 7 1
8 62 Brendan Gaughan 551 -127 19 1 1 4 2
9 99 James Buescher 515 -163 19 0 0 1 0
10 16 Ryan Reed # 509 -169 19 0 1 1 2

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

Kevin Harvick wins 4th pole of 2014, sets Brickyard 400 track record

Btfg-OvIAAArK7YKevin Harvick on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole award – with a qualifying lap speed of 188.470mph – to lead the field to the drop of the green flag for Sunday’s John Wayne Walding 400.

Harvick, who broke Ryan Newman’s 2013 qualifying track record of 187.531mph in round 1 of qualifying with a lap speed of 188.889mph, received his fourth series pole of the 2014 season, his tenth series career pole and his second series pole at Indy.

The current series points leader, Jeff Gordon, will sit on the outside pole with a qualifing lap speed of 187.770mph, followed by Brad Keselowski (186.893mph) starting third, Ryan Newman (186.765) fourth and Brian Vickers (186.455) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Tony Stewart (186.193mph) who starts sixth, Kurt Busch (185.943) seventh, Juan Pablo Montoya (185.924) eighth, Joey Logano (185.828) ninth and Kasey Kahne (185.705) starting tenth.

Failing to make the starting lineup were Brett Moffitt, David Stremme and Matt Crafton.

The 21st annual Crown Royal presents, the John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard, is scheduled for an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and ESPN will begin their television coverage at 12:00 p.m. (ET).

Pit Stall Selections:
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John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 4 Kevin Harvick 188.470 47.753 Leader
2 24 Jeff Gordon 187.770 47.931 -0.178
3 2 Brad Keselowski 186.893 48.156 -0.225
4 31 Ryan Newman 186.765 48.189 -0.033
5 55 Brian Vickers 186.455 48.269 -0.080
6 14 Tony Stewart 186.193 48.337 -0.068
7 41 Kurt Busch 185.943 48.402 -0.065
8 12 Juan Pablo Montoya 185.924 48.407 -0.005
9 22 Joey Logano 185.828 48.432 -0.025
10 5 Kasey Kahne 185.705 48.464 -0.032
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 185.468 48.526 -0.062
12 18 Kyle Busch 184.991 48.651 -0.125
Eliminated From Round 2
13 20 Matt Kenseth 185.468 48.526 0.125
14 10 Danica Patrick 185.391 48.546 -0.020
15 42 Kyle Larson # 185.254 48.582 -0.036
16 15 Clint Bowyer 185.128 48.615 -0.033
17 3 Austin Dillon # 185.048 48.636 -0.021
18 99 Carl Edwards 184.991 48.651 -0.015
19 16 Greg Biffle 184.900 48.675 -0.024
20 21 Trevor Bayne (i) 184.869 48.683 -0.008
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 184.740 48.717 -0.034
22 9 Marcos Ambrose 184.426 48.800 -0.083
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 183.887 48.943 -0.143
24 1 Jamie McMurray 183.610 49.017 -0.074
Eliminated From Round 1
25 78 Martin Truex Jr. 184.449 48.794 0.223
26 13 Casey Mears 183.726 48.986 -0.192
27 11 Denny Hamlin 183.692 48.995 -0.009
28 95 Michael McDowell 183.565 49.029 -0.034
29 27 Paul Menard 183.539 49.036 -0.007
30 98 Josh Wise 182.867 49.216 -0.180
31 51 Justin Allgaier # 182.626 49.273 -0.057
32 83 Ryan Truex # 182.574 49.295 -0.022
33 7 Michael Annett # 182.245 49.384 -0.089
34 38 David Gilliland 182.072 49.431 -0.047
35 23 Alex Bowman # 181.866 49.487 -0.056
36 47 AJ Allmendinger 181.815 49.501 -0.014
37 40 Landon Cassill (i) 181.778 49.511 -0.010
38 34 David Ragan 181.609 49.557 -0.046
39 26 Cole Whitt # 181.528 49.579 -0.022
40 32 Travis Kvapil 181.474 49.594 -0.015
41 43 Aric Almirola 180.665 49.816 -0.222
42 36 Reed Sorenson 180.223 49.938 -0.122
43 37 Bobby Labonte 182.534 49.852 0.086

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# – Rookie
Driver in by Owner Points
Driver in by Past Champion

 

 

Kyle Busch on pole for today’s Nationwide race at Indy

Lilly Diabetes 250 - PracticeEarly Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch broke the previous NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) qualifying track record with a lap speed of 179.888mph, to capture the pole for today’s Lilly Diabetes 250.

Busch, who held the previous qualifying track record of 179.644mph – set last year, received his fourth series pole of the 2014 season, his fortieth series career pole and his second series pole at “the Brickyard.”

Matt Kenseth, with a qualifying lap speed of 178.912mph. will start on the outside pole in second, and he will be followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon (178.402mph) starting third, Kevin Harvick (178.359) fourth and ROTY candidate Chase Elliott (177.806) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Joey Logano (177.760mph) starting sixth, Regan Smith (177.183) seventh, ROTY candidate Chris Buescher (177.009) eighth, Paul Menard (176.849) ninth and Brian Scott (176.620) will start tenth.

Failing to make the starting lineup were Kevin Lepage and Tommy Joe Martins.

The 3rd annual Lilly Diabetes 250 is scheduled to get underway around 4:50 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 4:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show

Lilly Diabetes 250 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 179.888 50.031 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 178.912 50.304 -0.273
3 3 Ty Dillon # 178.402 50.448 -0.144
4 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 178.359 50.460 -0.012
5 9 Chase Elliott # 177.806 50.617 -0.157
6 22 Joey Logano(i) 177.760 50.630 -0.013
7 7 Regan Smith 177.183 50.795 -0.165
8 60 Chris Buescher # 177.009 50.845 -0.050
9 33 Paul Menard (i) 176.849 50.891 -0.046
10 2 Brian Scott 176.620 50.957 -0.066
11 6 Trevor Bayne 176.388 51.024 -0.067
12 11 Elliot Sadler 176.367 51.030 -0.006
Eliminated From Round 2
13 16 Ryan Reed # 176.776 50.912 0.118
14 42 Kyle Larson(i) 176.540 50.980 -0.068
15 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 176.540 50.980 0.000
16 98 David Ragan (i) 176.377 51.027 -0.047
17 62 Brendan Gaughan 175.514 51.278 -0.251
18 99 James Buescher 174.832 51.478 -0.200
19 93 Mike Harmon 174.112 51.691 -0.213
20 39 Ryan Sieg # 173.511 51.870 -0.179
21 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 173.070 52.002 -0.132
22 84 Chad Boat # 172.861 52.065 -0.063
23 28 J.J. Yeley 172.642 52.131 -0.066
24 44 David Starr 172.351 52.219 -0.088
Eliminated From Round 1
25 51 Jeremy Clements 172.668 52.123 0.096
26 46 Matt DiBenedetto 172.189 52.268 -0.145
27 40 Josh Wise(i) 172.091 52.298 -0.030
28 14 Eric McClure 171.785 52.391 -0.093
29 19 Mike Bliss 171.766 52.397 -0.006
30 01 Landon Cassill 171.487 52.482 -0.085
31 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 171.285 52.544 -0.062
32 55 Jamie Dick 171.005 52.630 -0.086
33 17 Tanner Berryhill 170.904 52.661 -0.031
34 72 Carl Long 170.258 52.861 -0.200
35 25 John Wes Townley (i) 170.078 52.917 -0.056
36 70 Derrike Cope 170.052 52.925 -0.008
37 87 Josh Reaume 168.970 53.264 -0.339
38 52 Joey Gase 167.504 53.730 -0.466
39 23 Robert Richardson, Jr 166.448 54.071 -0.341
40 10 Blake Koch 169.898 52.973 1.098
DNQ 74 Kevin Lepage 169.795 53.005 -0.032
DNQ 76 Tommy Joe Martins # 0.000 0.000 53.005

Driver in on Owner Points
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# – Rookie