NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for STP 500

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for STP 500
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
42 0 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Pace Lap Driver change
51 0 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Pace Lap Backup Car
13 0 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Pace Lap Transmission
6 11 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 16
23 54 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 60
78 55 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 60
43 56 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 60
26 57 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 60
55 64 Safety Violation G Pit 65 Repair hood
9 76 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 81
88 95 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 100
32 95 Speeding-Entering pits Y Tail End 100
35 95 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 100
11 165 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Tail End 171
5 165 Speeding-Entering pits G Tail End 171
47 165 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 171
88 166 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 171
38 166 Tire Violation-Removing outside tire acceptable/Rolling a tire(s) beyond the center of pit road Y Tail End 171
47 176 Safety Violation G Pit 178 Check for oil, garage
17 207 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
88 208 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 215
48 208 Tossing or throwing the fuel filler/overflow containers/equipment Y Tail End 215
27 208 Speeding-Entering pits Y Tail End 215
35 208 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 215
51 208 Car/Turck pitting out of the assigned pit box Y 1 Lap 213
27 228 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 238
27 228 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 238
35 229 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 238
35 229 Removing equipment from assigned pit area Y Tail End 238
51 229 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 238
26 231 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 238
9 270 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 284
35 272 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 284
46 288 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 293
98 293 Passing on a start or restart G Pass Thru 298
3 330 Safety Violation G Pit 331 Check for oil, garage
46 356 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
46 356 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End Garage
19 433 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 439
41 434 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 439
88 435 Speeding-Entering pits Y Tail End 439
24 462 Speeding-Entering pits Y Tail End 466
51 495 Safety Violation G Pit 498 Not meeting min speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Denny Hamlin holds off Brad Keselowski to earn fifth career win at Martinsville

CBTCUd4WQAANEBJEarly Sunday evening at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race winner, Brad Keselowski – by 0.186 seconds – to win the STP 500.

Following Hamlin and Keselowski to the drop of the checkered flag were pol-sitter Joey Logano finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and David Ragan finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Martin Truex Jr. bringing home sixth, Danica Patrick seventh, the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick eighth, Jeff Gordon ninth and Jamie McMurray claiming the 10th position.

With his eighth-place finish, Harvick leaves Martinsville with a 24-point lead over Joey Logano.

RACE NOTES
Average Speed: 68.843 MPH
Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 49 Mins, 13 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.186 Seconds
Lead Changes: 31 among 13 drivers
Cautions: 16 for 112 laps

Next Up: The series takes this coming Easter weekend off, and returns to action the following week on Saturday, April 11th, with the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race is scheduled to get under way around 7:50 p.m. (ET) that evening, and television coverage of the event will be provided by FOX.

STP 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin 500 Running 91 47 4
2 2 Brad Keselowski 500 Running 18 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano 500 Running 108 42 1
4 20 Matt Kenseth 500 Running 11 41 1
5 18 David Ragan 500 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 500 Running 23 39 1
7 10 Danica Patrick 500 Running 0 37 0
8 4 Kevin Harvick 500 Running 154 38 2
9 24 Jeff Gordon 500 Running 21 36 1
10 1 Jamie McMurray 500 Running 0 34 0
11 5 Kasey Kahne 500 Running 29 34 1
12 43 Aric Almirola 500 Running 0 32 0
13 15 Clint Bowyer 500 Running 0 31 0
14 41 Kurt Busch 500 Running 21 31 1
16 13 Casey Mears 500 Running 0 29 0
16 42 Regan Smith (i) 500 Running 0 0 0
17 19 Carl Edwards 500 Running 13 28 1
18 6 Trevor Bayne 500 Running 0 26 0
19 16 Greg Biffle 500 Running 0 25 0
20 14 Tony Stewart 500 Running 8 25 1
21 40 Landon Cassill (i) 500 Running 0 0 0
22 35 Cole Whitt 499 Running 0 22 0
23 27 Paul Menard 499 Running 0 21 0
24 34 Chris Buescher (i) 499 Running 0 0 0
25 38 David Gilliland 499 Running 0 19 0
26 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 497 Running 0 0 0
27 31 Ryan Newman 496 Running 2 18 1
28 55 Brett Moffitt # 496 Running 0 16 0
29 26 Jeb Burton # 495 Running 0 15 0
30 98 Josh Wise 495 Running 0 14 0
31 83 Matt Dibenedetto 494 Running 0 13 0
32 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 493 Running 0 12 0
33 33 Alex Kennedy # 492 Running 0 11 0
34 32 Mike Bliss(i) 491 Running 1 0 0
35 48 Jimmie Johnson 468 Running 0 9 0
36 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 453 Running 0 8 0
37 7 Alex Bowman 444 Running 0 7 0
38 25 Chase Elliott (i) 427 Running 0 0 0
39 46 Michael Annett 389 Running 0 5 0
40 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 364 Running 0 4 0
41 3 Austin Dillon 330 Electrical 0 3 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier 328 Running 0 2 0
43 47 AJ Allmendinger 177 Oil Leak 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 6 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 263 Leader 6 2 5 6 0
2 22 Joey Logano 239 -24 6 1 3 6 0
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 231 -32 6 0 1 6 0
4 2 Brad Keselowski 206 -57 6 1 2 5 1
5 5 Kasey Kahne 193 -70 6 0 1 2 0
6 31 Ryan Newman 180 -83 6 0 3 4 0
7 27 Paul Menard 173 -90 6 0 1 1 0
8 11 Denny Hamlin 172 -91 6 1 3 3 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 172 -91 6 0 3 4 1
10 43 Aric Almirola 170 -93 6 0 0 0 0
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 168 -95 6 1 2 3 0
12 20 Matt Kenseth 168 -95 6 0 2 3 0
13 18 David Ragan 163 -100 6 0 1 1 0
14 13 Casey Mears 161 -102 6 0 0 1 0
15 1 Jamie McMurray 154 -109 6 0 1 2 1
16 10 Danica Patrick 148 -115 6 0 0 1 0
17 24 Jeff Gordon 148 -115 6 0 0 3 1
18 19 Carl Edwards 148 -115 6 0 0 0 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer 146 -117 6 0 0 1 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 138 -125 6 0 0 2 1
21 16 Greg Biffle 138 -125 6 0 0 1 0
22 38 David Gilliland 120 -143 6 0 0 0 0
23 3 Austin Dillon 119 -144 6 0 0 0 1
24 42 Kyle Larson 116 -147 5 0 0 2 1
25 41 Kurt Busch 113 -150 3 0 2 2 0
26 6 Trevor Bayne 112 -151 6 0 0 0 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier 104 -159 6 0 0 0 1
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 103 -160 6 0 0 0 1
29 35 Cole Whitt 102 -161 6 0 0 0 1
30 55 Brett Moffitt # 94 -169 5 0 0 1 0
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 92 -171 6 0 0 0 0
32 14 Tony Stewart 87 -176 6 0 0 0 2
33 46 Michael Annett 65 -198 6 0 0 0 0
34 7 Alex Bowman 56 -207 5 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 52 -211 5 0 0 0 0
36 95 Michael McDowell 44 -219 3 0 0 0 0
37 26 Jeb Burton # 43 -220 5 0 0 0 0
38 55 Brian Vickers 32 -231 2 0 0 0 0
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto 24 -239 3 0 0 0 0
40 32 Bobby Labonte 20 -243 1 0 0 0 0
41 55 Michael Waltrip 18 -245 1 0 0 0 0
42 33 Alex Kennedy # 17 -246 2 0 0 0 0
43 44 Reed Sorenson 12 -251 1 0 0 0 0
44 66 Mike Wallace 8 -255 1 0 0 0 0
45 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -261 1 0 0 0 1

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 6 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 263 Leader 6
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 239 -24 6
3 Barney Visser 78 231 -32 6
4 Roger Penske 2 206 -57 6
5 Gene Haas 41 196 -67 6
6 Linda Hendrick 5 193 -70 6
7 Richard Childress 31 180 -83 6
8 Richard Childress 27 173 -90 6
9 J D Gibbs 11 172 -91 6
10 Rick Hendrick 88 172 -91 6
11 Richard Petty 43 170 -93 6
12 Jeff Gordon 48 168 -95 6
13 Joe Gibbs 20 168 -95 6
14 Joe Gibbs 18 162 -101 6
15 Bob Germain 13 161 -102 6
16 Felix Sabates 1 154 -109 6
17 Tony Stewart 10 148 -115 6
18 Rick Hendrick 24 148 -115 6
19 JD Gibbs 19 148 -115 6
20 Rob Kauffman 15 146 -117 6
21 Chip Ganassi 42 144 -119 6
22 Tad Geschickter 47 138 -125 6
23 Jack Roush 16 138 -125 6
24 Michael Waltrip 55 125 -138 6
25 Brad Jenkins 38 120 -143 6
26 Richard Childress 3 119 -144 6
27 John Henry 6 112 -151 6
28 Harry Scott 51 104 -159 6
29 John Henry 17 103 -160 6
30 Jerry Freeze 34 102 -161 6
31 Bob Jenkins 35 102 -161 6
32 Richard Petty 9 92 -171 6
33 Margaret Haas 14 87 -176 6
34 Michael Hillman 40 75 -188 6
35 Joe Falk 33 71 -192 6
36 Ron Devine 23 61 -202 6
37 Archie St Hilaire 32 60 -203 6
38 Tommy Baldwin 7 56 -207 6
39 Mike Curb 98 52 -211 6
40 Harry Scott 46 50 -213 6
41 Ron Devine 83 49 -214 6
42 Bob Leavine 95 44 -219 3
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 43 -220 6
44 Jay Robinson 62 32 -231 6
45 Glen Wood 21 30 -233 2
46 John Cohen 44 12 -251 4
47 Jay Robinson 66 8 -255 4
48 Rick Hendrick 25 6 -257 1
49 Curtis Key 30 2 -261 3
50 Robby Benton 129 0 -263 4

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 6 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 3 267 Leader
2 Ford 2 255 -12
3 Toyota 1 230 -37

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vettel claims shock win for Ferrari in Malaysia as Mercedes pays for strategy mistake

CBQZyzkUsAAiG05Sebastian Vettel scored his and Ferrari’s first win since 2013 on Sunday, as a superb drive for his new team took him to victory in the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Vettel moved into an early lead when his rivals pitted under the safety car, and then never looked back, using a two-stop strategy to beat the three-stopping Mercedes of polesitter Lewis Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg.

Behind the fleet German – who poignantly lapped both Red Bulls four laps from home – polesitter Lewis Hamilton maintained his championship lead but struggled with his Mercedes’ balance on his way to a frustrated second place, 8.5s in arrears and 3.7s ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton had led away but things went awry for Mercedes when Marcus Ericsson spun his Sauber at Turn 1 on the fourth lap, bringing out the safety car. Hamilton and Rosberg both immediately pitted for Pirelli’s hard tyre, but crucially Ferrari kept Vettel out on the mediums on which all of the top 10 qualifiers had started.

As Mercedes thus locked themselves early into a three-stop race, Vettel was able to make use of his Ferrari’s lower tyre degradation to control things and get by with only two stops. Mercedes were thus left on their back foot.

Underlining how strong the red cars were in the very high ambient and track temperatures here, Kimi Rakkonen recovered from a first-lap puncture after a brush with Felipe Nasr, and then two normal pit stops, to take fourth, well ahead of a tense intra-team battle which saw Valtteri Bottas come back from a first-lap clash with Pastor Maldonado to push ahead of Williams team mate Felipe Massa on the 55th of the 56 laps.

Max Verstappen was always in contention for points, and duly took a great seventh place, making him, at 17, the youngest driver ever to score world championship points. He was the last unlapped runner. Making it a grand day for Toro Rosso, team mate Carlos Sainz followed him home in eighth.

It was a bleak day for Red Bull; Daniil Kvyat survived an attack which saw Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg spin him at Turn 2 to take a lowly ninth after a tough battle with team mate Daniel Ricciardo, whose own RB11 suffered front wing damage on the opening lap.

Lotus’s Romain Grosjean was spun by Force India’s Sergio Perez during an overtake attempt midway through the race, but recovered for 11th ahead of a troubled Felipe Nasr who struggled all afternoon with his Sauber and never looked like repeating his brilliant Australian debut.

Perez eventually led Hulkenberg home by just four-tenths of a second, both Force India drivers having been given 10-second penalties for their indiscretions.

Roberto Merhi was the final finisher for Marussia, three laps down, after team mate Will Stevens was unable to start as his car could not be repaired after his fuel system problems on Saturday.

Jenson Button’s McLaren suffered power loss just when – to his surprise – he found himself catching cars in front, while Fernando Alonso’s sister car also experienced a technical problem. Ericsson could not restart after his spin, so was the race’s first retirement.

Vettel’s victory – the first for Ferrari since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, and the German’s first since Brazil in the same year – allowed him to close to within three points of Hamilton in the drivers’ standings. After two rounds Hamilton has 43 points to Vettel’s 40 and Rosberg’s 33.

Malaysia Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 5 Sebastian Vettel 56 Leader Running 25
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 56 -8.569 Running 18
3 6 Nico Roseberg 56 -12.310 Running 15
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen 56 -53.822 Running 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 56 -1:10.409 Running 10
6 19 Felipe Massa 56 -1:13.586 Running 8
7 33 Max Verstappen 56 -1:27.762 Running 6
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 55 -1 Lap Running 4
9 3 Daniel Ricciardo 55 -1 Lap Running 2
10 26 Daniil Kvyat 55 -1 Lap Running 1
11 8 Romain Grojean 55 -1 Lap Running 0
12 12 Felipe Nasr 55 -1 Lap Running 0
13 11 Sergio Perez 55 -1 Lap Running 0
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg 55 -1 Lap Running 0
15 98 Roberto Merhi 53 -3 Laps Running 0
16 13 Pastor Maldonado 52 -4 Laps Retired 0
17 22 Jenson Button 47 -9 Laps Retired 0
18 14 Fernando Alonso 41 -15 Laps Retired 0
19 9 Marcus Ericsson 23 -33 Laps Retired 0
20 28 Will Stevens 0 -56 Laps Did Not Start 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 2 of the 2015 season at Malaysia Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Points Behind
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 43 Leader
2 5 S. Vettel Ferrari 40 -3
3 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 33 -10
4 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 20 -23
5 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 12 -31
6 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 10 -33
7 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 10 -33
8 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 9 -34
9 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 6 -37
10 33 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 6 -37
11 55 C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 6 -37
12 9 M. Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 4 -39
13 26 D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing-Renault 2 -41
14 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 1 -42
15 22 J. Button McLaren-Honda 0 -43
16 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Mercedes 0 -43
17 98 R. Merhi Marussis-Ferrari 0 -43
18 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 0 -43
19 14 F. Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 -43
20 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Honda 0 -43
21 28 W. Stevens Marussis-Ferrari 0 -43

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 2 of the 2015 season at Malaysia Grand Prix
Pos. Team Points Behind Wins
1 Mercedes 76 Leader 1
2 Ferrari 52 -24 1
3 Williams-Mercedes 30 -46 0
4 Sauber-Ferrari 14 -62 0
5 Toro Rosso-Renault 12 -64 0
6 Red Bull Racing-Renault 11 -65 0
7 Force India-Mercedes 7 -69 0
8 McLaren-Honda 0 -76 0
9 Lotus-Renault 0 -76 0
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0 -76 0

 

 

Perfect restart leads Joey Logano to first career Truck win

CBNrrFbUYAAnE23After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish, pole-sitter Joey Logano on Saturday, held off the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton – by 0.431 seconds – to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano, who led the most laps – 150 out of 258, received his first series career victory and gave Brad Keselowski Racing their second victory of the season. And with his victory, Logano also became the 26th driver to win a race in all three of NASCAR’s national series.

Following Logano and Crafton to the drop of the checkered flag were series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones finishing third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Tyler Reddick finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Daniel Suarez claiming sixth, James Buescher seventh, John Wes Townley eighth, Matt Tifft ninth and ROTY contender Justin Boston bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Matt Crafton leaves Martinsville with a two-point lead over Tyler Reddick.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 68.214 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.431 Seconds
Lead Changes: 14 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 61 laps

Next Up: The series takes the month of April off and returns to action on May 8th at Kansas Speedway (Kansas 250 – no entitlement sponsor at this time), with an approximate starting time of 8:50 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

Kroger 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 29 Joey Logano (i) 258 Running 150 0 0
2 88 Matt Crafton 258 Running 100 43 1
3 4 Erik Jones # 258 Running 2 42 1
4 98 Johnny Sauter 258 Running 0 40 0
5 19 Tyler Reddick 258 Running 0 39 0
6 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 258 Running 0 0 0
7 31 James Buescher 258 Running 0 37 0
8 05 John Wes Townley 258 Running 0 36 0
9 25 Matt Tifft 258 Running 0 35 0
10 54 Justin Boston # 258 Running 0 34 0
11 13 Cameron Hayley # 258 Running 0 33 0
12 14 Daniel Hemric # 258 Running 0 32 0
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 258 Running 0 31 0
14 23 Spencer Gallagher # 258 Running 0 30 0
15 33 Brandon Jones # 258 Running 0 29 0
16 00 Cole Custer 258 Running 2 29 1
17 7 Gray Gaulding 257 Running 0 27 0
18 17 Timothy Peters 257 Running 0 26 0
19 11 Ben Kennedy 257 Running 0 25 0
20 02 Tyler Young 257 Running 0 24 0
21 75 Caleb Holman 257 Running 0 23 0
22 15 Mason Mingus 256 Running 4 23 1
23 08 Korbin Forrester # 255 Running 0 21 0
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 250 Running 0 20 0
25 35 Tommy Regan 248 Running 0 19 0
26 63 Jake Griffin 218 Handling 0 18 0
27 50 Cody Ware # 216 Vibration 0 17 0
28 6 Norm Benning 174 Rear Gear 0 16 0
29 8 John Hunter Nemechek # 173 Transmission 0 15 0
30 92 David Gilliland (i) 132 Brakes 0 0 0
31 99 Bryan Silas 120 Overheating 0 13 0
32 1 Travis Kvapil 83 Rear Gear 0 12 0

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

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing 
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 88 Matt Crafton 128 Leader 3 1 2 3 0
2 19 Tyler Reddick 126 -2 3 1 3 3 0
3 4 Erik Jones # 122 -6 3 0 2 3 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter 112 -16 3 0 1 3 0
5 31 James Buescher 100 -28 3 0 0 2 0
6 05 John Wes Townley 90 -38 3 0 0 1 1
7 07 Ray Black Jr. # 89 -39 3 0 1 1 0
8 13 Cameron Hayley # 84 -44 3 0 0 0 1
9 23 Spencer Gallagher # 84 -44 3 0 0 0 0
10 11 Ben Kennedy 83 -45 3 0 1 1 1
11 17 Timothy Peters 81 -47 3 0 0 1 1
12 02 Tyler Young 78 -50 3 0 0 0 0
13 54 Justin Boston # 77 -51 3 0 0 1 1
14 08 Korbin Forrester # 77 -51 3 0 0 0 0
15 14 Daniel Hemric # 75 -53 3 0 0 0 1
16 99 Bryan Silas 73 -55 3 0 0 1 1
17 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 64 -64 3 0 0 0 0
18 25 Matt Tifft 60 -68 2 0 0 1 1
19 6 Norm Benning 59 -69 3 0 0 0 2
20 8 Joe Nemechek 58 -70 2 0 0 1 0
21 75 Caleb Holman 50 -78 2 0 0 0 0
22 94 Travis Kvapil 41 -87 2 0 0 0 1
23 15 Mason Mingus 39 -89 2 0 0 0 1
24 29 Austin Theriault 31 -97 1 0 1 1 0
25 50 Cody Ware # 31 -97 2 0 0 0 2
26 33 Brandon Jones # 29 -99 1 0 0 0 0
27 00 Cole Custer 29 -99 1 0 0 0 0
28 7 Gray Gaulding 27 -101 1 0 0 0 0
29 63 Garrett Smithley 26 -102 1 0 0 0 0
30 74 Jordan Anderson 21 -107 1 0 0 0 0
31 94 Wendell Chavous 20 -108 1 0 0 0 0
32 35 Tommy Regan 19 -109 1 0 0 0 0
33 63 Jake Griffin 18 -110 1 0 0 0 1
34 40 Todd Peck 17 -111 1 0 0 0 1
35 86 Brandon Brown 15 -113 1 0 0 0 1
36 8 John H. Nemechek # 15 -113 1 0 0 0 1
37 1 Donnie Neuenberger 13 -115 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standing 
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Points Behind Attempts
1 Rhonda Thorson 88 128 Leader 3
2 Brad Keselowski 19 126 -2 3
3 Kyle Busch 4 122 -6 3
4 Kyle Busch 51 115 -13 3
5 Mike Curb 98 112 -16 3
6 Brad Keselowski 29 109 -19 3
7 Maurice Gallagher 33 105 -23 3
8 Bob Newberry 31 100 -28 3
9 Tony Townley 05 90 -38 3
10 Bobby Dotter 07 89 -39 3
11 Duke Thorson 13 84 -44 3
12 Maurice Gallagher 23 84 -44 3
13 Tom Deloach 11 83 -45 3
14 Tom Deloach 17 81 -47 3
15 Randy Young 02 78 -50 3
16 Kyle Busch 54 77 -51 3
17 Ken Smith 08 77 -51 3
18 Bob Newberry 14 75 -53 3
19 Chris Baluch 99 73 -55 3
20 Sidney Mauldin 8 73 -55 3
21 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 64 -64 3
22 William Venturini 125 60 -68 2
23 Norm Benning 6 59 -69 3
24 Ricky Benton 92 53 -75 2
25 Charles Henderson 175 50 -78 2
26 Jay Robinson 94 49 -79 3
27 Michael Mittler 63 44 -84 3
28 Tracy Lowe 1 42 -86 3
29 Billy Boat 115 39 -89 3
30 Susan Bates 39 33 -95 1
31 Bob Newberry 20 31 -97 1
32 Kevin Cywinski 35 31 -97 2
33 Mark Beaver 50 31 -97 3
34 Dale Earnhardt 00 29 -99 1
35 Jim Rosenblum 28 28 -100 1
36 Tom Deloach 7 27 -101 1
37 Mike Harmon 74 21 -107 3
38 Michael Peck 40 17 -111 1
39 Jerry Brown 186 15 -113 2
40 Chris Fontaine 184 0 -128 1
41 John Corr 182 0 -128 1
42 Clay Greenfield 68 0 -128 1
43 Charles Buchanan 187 0 -128 1

 

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Points Behind Wins
1 Ford 135 Leader 2
2 Toyota 133 -2 1
3 Chevrolet 120 -15 0
4 Ram 0 -135 0

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Busch fastest in Sprint Cup happy hour at Martinsville

kubu-getty-mville-1-2015During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, it was Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 97.098 MPH – posting the fastest lap of the session.

Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 96.810 MPH, was second fastest and was followed by Jeff Gordon (96.726 MPH) who was third, Denny Hamlin (96.652) fourth and Ryan Newman (96.598) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (96.568) who was sixth, Sunday’s pole-sitter, Joey Logano (96.460) seventh, Kevin Harvick (96.455) eighth, Carl Edwards (96.450) ninth and Greg Biffle (96.371) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

The 66th annual STP 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

STP 500 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 97.098 19.502 Leader 69
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 96.810 19.560 -0.058 62
3 24 Jeff Gordon 96.726 19.577 -0.075 65
4 11 Denny Hamlin 96.652 19.592 -0.090 50
5 31 Ryan Newman 96.598 19.603 -0.101 52
6 5 Kasey Kahne 96.568 19.609 -0.107 71
7 22 Joey Logano 96.460 19.631 -0.129 94
8 4 Kevin Harvick 96.455 19.632 -0.130 81
9 19 Carl Edwards 96.450 19.633 -0.131 62
10 16 Greg Biffle 96.371 19.649 -0.147 44
11 20 Matt Kenseth 96.322 19.659 -0.157 52
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 96.288 19.666 -0.164 39
13 10 Danica Patrick 96.244 19.675 -0.173 50
14 13 Casey Mears 96.239 19.676 -0.174 57
15 2 Brad Keselowski 96.195 19.685 -0.183 65
16 98 Josh Wise 96.117 19.701 -0.199 35
17 47 AJ Allmendinger 96.107 19.703 -0.201 60
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 96.102 19.704 -0.202 67
19 14 Tony Stewart 96.000 19.725 -0.223 65
20 43 Aric Almirola 95.951 19.735 -0.233 56
21 42 Kyle Larson 95.947 19.736 -0.234 67
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 95.932 19.739 -0.237 37
23 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 95.922 19.741 -0.239 39
24 3 Austin Dillon 95.922 19.741 -0.239 53
25 18 David Ragan 95.879 19.750 -0.248 69
26 27 Paul Menard 95.830 19.760 -0.258 72
27 25 Chase Elliott (i) 95.786 19.769 -0.267 60
28 1 Jamie McMurray 95.782 19.770 -0.268 60
29 55 Brett Moffitt # 95.694 19.788 -0.286 74
30 51 Justin Allgaier 95.569 19.814 -0.312 61
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 95.559 19.816 -0.314 41
32 7 Alex Bowman 95.525 19.823 -0.321 42
33 6 Trevor Bayne 95.328 19.864 -0.362 47
34 46 Michael Annett 95.295 19.871 -0.369 56
35 15 Clint Bowyer 95.079 19.916 -0.414 33
36 38 David Gilliland 95.070 19.918 -0.416 53
37 32 Mike Bliss(i) 95.046 19.923 -0.421 46
38 26 Jeb Burton # 94.865 19.961 -0.459 26
39 34 Chris Buescher (i) 94.856 19.963 -0.461 54
40 35 Cole Whitt 94.742 19.987 -0.485 31
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto 94.242 20.093 -0.591 45
42 33 Alex Kennedy # 94.055 20.133 -0.631 41
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 93.943 20.157 -0.655 38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-time Martinsville winner Denny Hamlin fastest in first Saturday practice

denny-hamlin-mville-2015-gettyDenny Hamlin, with a lap speed of 97.113 MPH, was the quickest Saturday morning during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) STP 500 practice session at Martinsville Speedway.

Second quickest with a lap speed of 96.988 MPH was Jimmie Johnson, and he was followed by fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jeff Gordon (96.884 MPH) and Kasey Kahne (96.815) who were third and fourth quickest respectively, and Carl Edwards (96.711) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Paul Menard (96.701 MPH) who was sixth, Ryan Newman (96.681) seventh, Kyle Larson (96.622) eighth, Martin Truex Jr. (96.612) ninth and the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick (96.519) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

Final (“Happy Hour”) practice for Sunday’s race will be this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m (ET – On FOX Sports 2).

The 66th annual STP 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

STP 500 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 97.113 19.499 Leader 53
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 96.988 19.524 -0.025 53
3 24 Jeff Gordon 96.884 19.545 -0.046 64
4 5 Kasey Kahne 96.815 19.559 -0.060 63
5 19 Carl Edwards 96.711 19.580 -0.081 58
6 27 Paul Menard 96.701 19.582 -0.083 54
7 31 Ryan Newman 96.681 19.586 -0.087 47
8 42 Kyle Larson 96.622 19.598 -0.099 58
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 96.612 19.600 -0.101 50
10 4 Kevin Harvick 96.519 19.619 -0.120 51
11 2 Brad Keselowski 96.489 19.625 -0.126 67
12 41 Kurt Busch 96.484 19.626 -0.127 66
13 43 Aric Almirola 96.470 19.629 -0.130 46
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 96.381 19.647 -0.148 37
15 22 Joey Logano 96.347 19.654 -0.155 48
16 20 Matt Kenseth 96.337 19.656 -0.157 44
17 14 Tony Stewart 96.322 19.659 -0.160 67
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 96.176 19.689 -0.190 59
19 98 Josh Wise 96.171 19.690 -0.191 22
20 25 Chase Elliott (i) 96.166 19.691 -0.192 64
21 55 Brett Moffitt # 96.151 19.694 -0.195 73
22 3 Austin Dillon 96.127 19.699 -0.200 63
23 1 Jamie McMurray 96.073 19.710 -0.211 70
24 18 David Ragan 96.044 19.716 -0.217 54
25 51 Justin Allgaier 95.942 19.737 -0.238 40
26 13 Casey Mears 95.908 19.744 -0.245 48
27 15 Clint Bowyer 95.864 19.753 -0.254 43
28 10 Danica Patrick 95.762 19.774 -0.275 62
29 38 David Gilliland 95.704 19.786 -0.287 54
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 95.690 19.789 -0.290 38
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 95.670 19.793 -0.294 31
32 16 Greg Biffle 95.656 19.796 -0.297 43
33 46 Michael Annett 95.617 19.804 -0.305 45
34 26 Jeb Burton # 95.424 19.844 -0.345 41
35 7 Alex Bowman 95.415 19.846 -0.347 46
36 32 Mike Bliss(i) 95.357 19.858 -0.359 14
37 40 Landon Cassill (i) 95.314 19.867 -0.368 39
38 34 Chris Buescher (i) 95.122 19.907 -0.408 45
39 6 Trevor Bayne 95.113 19.909 -0.410 91
40 35 Cole Whitt 95.060 19.920 -0.421 29
41 33 Alex Kennedy # 94.510 20.036 -0.537 43
42 83 Matt Dibenedetto 94.195 20.103 -0.604 24
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 94.064 20.131 -0.632 39

# – Rookie
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Lewis Hamilton claims pole position at the Malaysia GP with Sebastian Vettel in second place

CBLYWTnXIAAyH7rLewis Hamilton claimed his and Mercedes’ second pole of the season after denying Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in a dramatic and rain-hit qualifying session in Malaysia on Saturday evening.

A massive downpour hit mid-way through Q2, causing several delays to the final shootout for pole. When it did get underway, Hamilton hit the front immediately with an imperious lap that would ultimately prove enough to secure pole.

It was mightily close however, as Vettel improved at the close to get within 0.074s of the lead Silver Arrows. His gain was Nico Rosberg’s loss: the German was unable to improve on his own flyer and had to settle for third, alongside Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

The Australian’s team mate Daniil Kvyat was fifth, and will therefore share the third row of the grid with Toro Rosso’s teenage rookie Max Verstappen.

Malaysia Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:39.269 1:41.517 1:49.834 Leader 12
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:39.814 1:39.632 1:49.908 -0.074 12
3 6 Nico Roseberg 1:39.374 1:39.377 1:50.299 -0.391 12
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:40.504 1:41.085 1:51.541 -1.242 15
5 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:40.546 1:41.665 1:51.951 -0.410 15
6 33 Max Verstappen 1:40.793 1:41.430 1:51.981 -0.030 15
7 19 Felipe Massa 1:40.543 1:41.230 1:52.473 -0.492 16
8 8 Romain Grojean 1:40.303 1:41.209 1:52.981 -0.508 17
9 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:40.249 1:40.650 1:53.179 -0.198 13
10 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:40.340 1:41.748 1:53.261 -0.082 17
11 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:40.415 1:42.173 Eliminated 11.088 7
12 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:40.361 1:42.198 Eliminated -0.025 11
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:40.830 1:43.023 Eliminated -0.825 9
14 11 Sergio Perez 1:41.036 1:43.469 Eliminated -0.446 11
15 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:39.814 1:43.701 Eliminated -0.232 9
16 12 Felipe Nasr 1:41.308 Eliminated 2.393 7
17 22 Jenson Button 1:41.636 Eliminated -0.328 8
18 14 Fernando Alonso 1:41.746 Eliminated -0.110 8
19 98 Roberto Merhi 1:46.677 Eliminated -4.931 7
20 28 Will Stevens 0:00.000 Eliminated -1:46.677 0

 

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