ROSBERG RULES IN AUSTRIA – the German driver claims back-to-back wins at the Red Bull Ring

CIBzc2gWcAAPzOPNico Rosberg produced a flawless display to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday as Mercedes teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton finished second after being hit with an in-race time penalty.

Rosberg took the lead from pole-sitter Hamilton at the first corner and never looked back, losing first place for just two laps through the pit stops.

Hamilton spent much of the race a few seconds behind Rosberg, and his hopes of winning in Austria were ended when he was penalized for crossing the white line at pit exit, resulting in five seconds being added to his final race time.

The start saw Rosberg make a lightning getaway from second place on the grid, moving up the inside of Hamilton to take the lead at the first corner. Hamilton continued to harass his teammate through the first lap, but his charge was soon halted when the safety car was deployed due to a scary accident involving Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.

Austrian Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 6 Nico Roseberg 71 Leader Running 25
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 71 -8.800 Running 18
3 19 Felipe Massa 71 -17.573 Running 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 71 -18.181 Running 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 71 -53.604 Running 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg 71 -1:04.075 Running 8
7 13 Pastor Maldonado 70 -1 Lap Running 6
8 33 Max Verstappen 70 -1 Lap Running 4
9 11 Sergio Perez 70 -1 Lap Running 2
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo 70 -1 Lap Running 1
11 12 Felipe Nasr 70 -1 Lap Running 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat 70 -1 Lap Running 0
13 9 Marcus Ericsson 69 -2 Laps Running 0
14 98 Roberto Merhi 68 -3 Laps Running 0
15 8 Romain Grojean 35 -36 Laps Retired 0
16 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 32 -39 Laps Retired 0
17 22 Jenson Button 10 -61 Laps Retired 0
18 28 Will Stevens 2 -69 Laps Retired 0
19 14 Fernando Alonso 1 -70 Laps Retired 0
20 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1 -70 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 8 of the 2015 season at Austrian Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 4 169 Leader
2 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 3 159 -10
3 5 S. Vettel Ferrari 1 120 -49
4 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 0 72 -97
5 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 0 67 -102
6 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 0 62 -107
7 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 36 -133
8 26 D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 19 -150
9 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 18 -151
10 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Mercedes 0 17 -152
11 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 16 -153
12 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 13 -156
14 33 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 0 12 -157
15 55 C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 0 10 -159
15 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 0 9 -160
16 9 M. Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 5 -164
17 22 J. Button McLaren-Honda 0 4 -165
18 14 F. Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 0 -169
19 98 R. Merhi Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -169
20 28 W. Stevens Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -169
21 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Honda 0 0 -169

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 8 of the 2015 season at Austrian Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind
1 Mercedes 7 328 Leader
2 Ferrari 1 192 -136
3 Williams-Mercedes 0 129 -199
4 Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 55 -273
5 Force India-Mercedes 0 31 -297
6 Lotus-Renault 0 29 -299
7 Sauber-Ferrari 0 21 -307
8 Toro Rosso-Renault 0 19 -309
9 McLaren-Honda 0 4 -324
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0 0 -328

 

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HAMILTON ON POLE – despite spinning off in Q3, the Mercedes driver leads the way in Austria

CH8fcVUUkAEX1abAustria promised an eventful qualifying session and whilst the result wasn’t extraordinary, not many would have predicted the way in which it happened.

Nico Rosberg initially secured pole with his first run, before Hamilton displaced him on his second attempt. As both started their third and final flying lap it looked as though Rosberg would snatch pole as Hamilton went off at Turn 1.

However Rosberg, clearly pushing and slightly up on Hamilton’s time, went off at the penultimate corner, where he beached his Mercedes in the gravel, ensuring Hamilton remained quickest.

Sebastian Vettel will line-up on the second row, just two-tenths shy of Rosberg’s lap time. Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was surprised to finish P17 leaving confusion on his and Ferrari’s faces.

Fresh from his Le Mans victory, Nico Hulkenberg split the Williams pair with Felipe Massa starting fourth and Valtteri Bottas sixth.

Daniil Kvyat was seventh and Max Verstappen eighth, several places ahead of Daniel Ricciardo who could only manage 14th, one place ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Both McLarens will however serve 25-place grid penalty’s – though with them unable to drop that far, drive-through penalty’s will also be served in the opening three laps of the race.

Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:12.218 1:09.062 1:08.455 Leader 30
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:10.976 1:08.634 1:08.655 -0.200 31
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:11.184 1:09.392 1:08.810 -0.155 21
4 19 Felipe Massa 1:11.830 1:09.719 1:09.192 -0.382 27
5 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:11.319 1:09.604 1:09.278 -0.086 22
6 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:11.894 1:09.598 1:09.319 -0.041 26
7 33 Max Verstappen 1:11.307 1:09.631 1:09.612 -0.293 28
8 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:12.092 1:10.187 1:09.694 -0.082 32
9 12 Felipe Nasr 1:12.001 1:09.652 1:09.713 -0.019 29
10 8 Romain Grojean 1:11.821 1:09.920 0:00.000 -0.207 22
11 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:11.661 1:10.374 Eliminated -0.454 22
12 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:12.388 1:10.426 Eliminated -0.052 20
13 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:11.158 1:10.465 Eliminated -0.039 23
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:11.973 1:10.482 Eliminated -0.017 19
15 14 Fernando Alonso 1:12.508 1:10.736 Eliminated -0.254 22
16 11 Sergio Perez 1:12.522 Eliminated -1.786 13
17 22 Jenson Button 1:12.632 Eliminated -0.110 12
18 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:12.867 Eliminated -0.235 10
19 98 Roberto Merhi 1:14.071 Eliminated -1.204 12
20 28 Will Stevens 1:15.368 Eliminated -1.297 11
-Button with 25 place grid penalty and to serve a 10-second stop/go penalty within the first three laps of the race.

-Alonso with 25 place grid penalty and to serve a 10-second stop/go penalty within the first three laps of the race.

-Kvyat With a 10 place grid penalty.

-Ricciardo with a 10 place grid penalty.

 

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Vettel fastest again in rain-hit final Austrian GP practice

CH77wjOWEAArOK4Sebastian Vettel continued his good form during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix by topping the final free practice session on Saturday morning.

Vettel posted a fastest lap of 1:09.994 to finish 0.017 seconds clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton as rain prevented any of the drivers from improving their times in the final 20 minutes of the session.

On the soft tire runs in the first half of the session, Ferrari once again managed to compete closely with Mercedes as Kimi Raikkonen slotted into third place behind Vettel and Hamilton.

However, a red flag period caused by another stoppage for Fernando Alonso meant that no-one was able to complete a qualifying simulation as originally planned.

Austrian Grand Prix Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:09.994 Leader Leader 16
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:10.011 -0.017 -0.017 16
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:10.177 -0.183 -0.166 12
4 11 Sergio Perez 1:10.221 -0.227 -0.044 14
5 6 Nico Roseberg 1:10.332 -0.338 -0.111 23
6 19 Felipe Massa 1:10.408 -0.414 -0.076 18
7 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:10.417 -0.423 -0.009 14
8 33 Max Verstappen 1:10.436 -0.442 -0.019 23
9 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:10.576 -0.582 -0.140 12
10 8 Romain Grojean 1:10.863 -0.869 -0.287 8
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:11.009 -1.015 -0.146 14
12 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:11.058 -1.064 -0.049 22
13 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:11.139 -1.145 -0.081 18
14 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:11.139 -1.145 0.000 14
15 14 Fernando Alonso 1:11.168 -1.174 -0.029 13
16 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:11.819 -1.825 -0.651 10
17 12 Felipe Nasr 1:11.906 -1.912 -0.087 9
18 22 Jenson Button 1:12.616 -2.622 -0.710 16
19 28 Will Stevens 1:13.328 -3.334 -0.712 14
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:13.960 -3.966 -0.632 8

 

 

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Rosberg quickest in opening practice for Austrian GP

CH2nJf8WIAAOaULThe Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton led the way in Friday morning’s opening practice for the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2015, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso lost much of the session to technical problems. Mercedes’ nearest rival was the third-placed Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who finished 0.6s off Rosberg’s benchmark.

Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was fourth, followed by Sauber’s Felipe Nasr, the Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen.

Cool conditions and a rather green track surface combined to make for plenty of off-track moments as the drivers got to grips with the challenging, 4.326-kilometre Spielberg circuit. Rosberg and Hamilton were among those to make mistakes – the Briton at Turn 8 after setting two personal best sector times, and again at Turn 1, where Rosberg later went off.

It was Rosberg who had the upper hand though, edging Hamilton by three tenths over a single lap and also on race pace when the field switched to longer runs in the final part of the session.

Vettel and Alonso, in contrast, were in trouble almost immediately. Alonso had completed just one lap when he lost power at Turn 8 and had to coast back to the pits, where his car remained until the final 15 minutes. McLaren did at least manage to cure some of Alonso’s woes, though he still only completed 10 laps.

Vettel meanwhile lost drive just over 20 minutes into the 90-minute session and despite frantic work from his Ferrari mechanics was unable to add to his tally of four laps.

Austrian Grand Prix First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:10.401 Leader Leader 36
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:10.709 -0.308 -0.308 28
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:11.028 -0.627 -0.319 22
4 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:11.452 -1.051 -0.424 26
5 12 Felipe Nasr 1:11.633 -1.232 -0.181 28
6 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:11.642 -1.241 -0.009 31
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:11.724 -1.323 -0.082 29
8 33 Max Verstappen 1:11.825 -1.424 -0.101 38
9 19 Felipe Massa 1:11.890 -1.489 -0.065 29
10 11 Sergio Perez 1:11.905 -1.504 -0.015 37
11 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:11.948 -1.547 -0.043 32
12 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:12.004 -1.603 -0.056 34
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:12.031 -1.630 -0.027 36
14 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:12.050 -1.649 -0.019 27
15 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:12.159 -1.758 -0.109 30
16 22 Jenson Button 1:12.920 -2.519 -0.761 30
17 14 Fernando Alonso 1:13.272 -2.871 -0.352 10
18 28 Will Stevens 1:13.937 -3.536 -0.665 29
19 98 Roberto Merhi 1:15.459 -5.058 -1.522 11
20 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:15.684 -5.283 -0.225 4

 

 

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Kurt Busch awarded win in rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400

CHfnCMdUAAEN1OMAfter the fourth red flag due to rain, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, was called an official race with 138 laps out of 200 completed, and Kurt Busch in victory lane.

This was Busch’s second series win and seventh top-10 finish of the season, his 27th series career win in 519 races, and his third series win at the track in the “Irish Hills” of Michigan.

Finishing in second was Dale Earnhardt Jr., and he was followed by last week’s Pocono race winner, Martin Truex Jr. finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Joey Logano finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Brad Keselowski taking home sixth, Jamie McMurray seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Trevor Bayne ninth and Clint Bowyer claims 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, lead the most laps (63 out of 138) but suffered a flat tire before the final red flag, and finished in 29th. Harvick now leaves Michigan with a 15-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 116.688 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 55 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 17 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps

Next Up: The series takes Father’s Day Weekend off and returns to action in two-weeks for the first road course of the season with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 28th, at Sonoma Raceway. The race is scheduled to get underway at 3:20 p.m. (ET) and will be on FOX Sports 1

Quicken Loans 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 41 Kurt Busch 138 Running 6 47 4
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 138 Running 1 43 1
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 138 Running 0 41 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 138 Running 3 41 1
5 22 Joey Logano 138 Running 7 40 1
6 2 Brad Keselowski 138 Running 6 39 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 138 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 138 Running 0 36 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne 138 Running 0 35 0
10 15 Clint Bowyer 138 Running 0 34 0
11 11 Denny Hamlin 138 Running 0 33 0
12 19 Carl Edwards 138 Running 41 33 1
13 13 Casey Mears 138 Running 0 31 0
14 33 Ty Dillon (i) 138 Running 0 0 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 138 Running 1 30 1
16 10 Danica Patrick 138 Running 2 29 1
17 42 Kyle Larson 138 Running 7 28 1
18 31 Ryan Newman 138 Running 0 26 0
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 137 Running 0 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon 137 Running 0 24 0
21 24 Jeff Gordon 137 Running 0 23 0
22 43 Aric Almirola 137 Running 0 22 0
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 137 Running 0 21 0
24 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 137 Running 0 19 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 137 Running 0 18 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier 137 Running 0 17 0
28 14 Tony Stewart 137 Running 0 16 0
29 4 Kevin Harvick 137 Running 63 17 2
30 46 Michael Annett 137 Running 0 14 0
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
32 35 Cole Whitt 137 Running 0 12 0
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 137 Running 0 11 0
34 98 Josh Wise 137 Running 1 11 1
35 55 David Ragan 136 Running 0 9 0
36 16 Greg Biffle 136 Running 0 8 0
37 26 Jeb Burton # 136 Running 0 7 0
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 136 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Travis Kvapil (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
41 7 Alex Bowman 84 Running 0 3 0
42 38 David Gilliland 64 Accident 0 2 0
43 18 Kyle Busch 52 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 15 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 576 Leader 15 2 10 13 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 561 -15 15 1 5 14 0
3 22 Joey Logano 520 -56 15 1 8 11 0
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 508 -68 15 1 8 9 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 506 -70 15 4 9 10 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 480 -96 15 1 3 9 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 464 -112 15 0 2 7 1
8 20 Matt Kenseth 456 -120 15 1 5 9 1
9 5 Kasey Kahne 447 -129 15 0 2 5 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 434 -142 15 0 2 8 1
11 41 Kurt Busch 426 -150 12 2 5 7 0
12 27 Paul Menard 421 -155 15 0 2 4 1
13 11 Denny Hamlin 412 -164 15 1 3 6 1
14 19 Carl Edwards 401 -175 15 1 1 2 0
15 43 Aric Almirola 401 -175 15 0 1 1 1
16 31 Ryan Newman 400 -176 15 0 4 8 1
17 15 Clint Bowyer 388 -188 15 0 0 4 0
18 42 Kyle Larson 361 -215 14 0 1 5 2
19 10 Danica Patrick 357 -219 15 0 0 2 0
20 16 Greg Biffle 351 -225 15 0 1 2 0
21 13 Casey Mears 339 -237 15 0 0 1 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 321 -255 15 0 0 2 3
23 3 Austin Dillon 314 -262 15 0 0 1 2
24 55 David Ragan 299 -277 15 0 1 1 1
25 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 273 -303 15 0 0 1 1
26 14 Tony Stewart 269 -307 15 0 0 1 3
27 6 Trevor Bayne 263 -313 15 0 0 1 1
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 262 -314 15 0 1 1 1
29 38 David Gilliland 262 -314 15 0 0 0 1
30 51 Justin Allgaier 251 -325 15 0 0 1 3
31 35 Cole Whitt 239 -337 15 0 0 0 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 215 -361 13 0 0 1 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 195 -381 14 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 176 -400 15 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 155 -421 14 0 0 1 3
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 148 -428 12 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -475 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 85 -491 11 0 0 0 2
39 18 Kyle Busch 78 -498 4 0 0 1 2
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 48 -528 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -538 2 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -544 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -550 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -554 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -568 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -574 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

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Cole Custer takes surprising Truck win at Gateway Motorsports Park

CHb7cAuUAAAFfiCAfter rain delayed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday evening, it was Cole Custer winning his first series career race in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 early Sunday morning.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Spencer Gallagher, finished 0.871 seconds behind Custer for second, and he was followed by Johnny Sauter finishing third, while ROTY contenders, John H. Nemechek and Cameron Hayley finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Timothy Peters finishing sixth, Ben Kennedy seventh, Tyler Reddick eighth, ROTY contender Daniel Hemric ninth and ROTY contender Austin Theriault took home 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Matt Crafton, was involved in a accident late in the race and finished 9-laps down in the 21st position. Crafton now leaves Gateway with a 12-point lead over Tyler Reddick.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 96.970 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 03 Mins, 45 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.871 Seconds
Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps

Next Up: The American Ethanol 250 at Iowa Speedway on Friday, June 19th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provided television coverage of the event.

Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 00 Cole Custer 160 Running 19 47 4
2 23 Spencer Gallagher # 160 Running 0 42 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 160 Running 4 42 1
4 8 John Hunter Nemechek 160 Running 0 40 0
5 13 Cameron Hayley # 160 Running 0 39 0
6 17 Timothy Peters 160 Running 0 38 0
7 11 Ben Kennedy 160 Running 0 37 0
8 19 Tyler Reddick 160 Running 4 37 1
9 14 Daniel Hemric # 160 Running 0 35 0
10 29 Austin Theriault # 160 Running 0 34 0
11 05 John Wes Townley 160 Running 0 33 0
12 33 Brandon Jones # 160 Running 0 32 0
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 160 Running 0 31 0
14 50 Travis Kvapil 160 Running 0 30 0
15 02 Tyler Young 160 Running 0 29 0
16 63 Tyler Tanner 159 Running 0 28 0
17 1 Ryan Ellis (i) 157 Running 0 27 0
18 94 Timmy Hill 157 Running 0 26 0
19 74 Jordan Anderson 156 Running 0 25 0
20 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 156 Running 0 24 0
21 88 Matt Crafton 151 Accident 49 24 1
22 08 Korbin Forrester # 148 Running 0 22 0
23 4 Erik Jones # 145 Electrical 84 23 2
24 45 Tommy Regan 108 Electrical 0 20 0
25 51 Matt Tifft 92 Accident 0 19 0
26 6 Norm Benning 56 Brakes 0 18 0
27 54 Justin Boston # 51 Accident 0 17 0
28 15 Mason Mingus 51 Accident 0 16 0
29 36 Justin Jennings 26 Brakes 0 15 0
30 03 Michael Alfrano (i) 13 Brakes 0 0 0
31 0 Adam Edwards 6 Brakes 0 13 0
32 57 Joey Gattina (i) 0 Engine 0 0 0

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

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing 
After Race 8 at Gateway Motorsports Park
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 88 Matt Crafton 329 Leader 8 3 6 7 1
2 19 Tyler Reddick 317 -12 8 2 5 6 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 299 -30 8 0 4 7 0
4 4 Erik Jones # 396 67 8 0 4 5 1
5 05 John Wes Townley 360 31 8 0 1 3 1
6 13 Cameron Hayley # 254 -75 8 0 2 3 1
7 23 Spencer Gallagher # 251 -78 8 0 1 2 0
8 14 Daniel Hemric # 246 -83 8 0 1 4 1
9 17 Timothy Peters 245 -84 8 0 1 4 3
10 11 Ben Kennedy 238 -91 8 0 1 4 2
11 07 Ray Black Jr. # 228 -101 8 0 1 1 1
12 54 Justin Boston # 222 -107 8 0 0 4 3
13 02 Tyler Young 218 -111 8 0 0 1 1
14 08 Korbin Forrester # 189 -140 8 0 0 0 2
15 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 175 -154 8 0 0 0 1
16 33 Brandon Jones # 164 -165 6 0 0 1 1
17 15 Mason Mingus 154 -175 7 0 0 1 4
18 6 Norm Benning 146 -183 8 0 0 0 7
19 29 Austin Theriault # 134 -195 4 0 2 3 0
20 94 Travis Kvapil 131 -198 6 0 0 0 3
21 25 Matt Tifft 130 -199 5 0 0 2 3
22 8 Joe Nemechek 129 -200 4 0 0 2 0
23 63 Tyler Tanner 121 -208 5 0 0 0 1
24 74 Jordan Anderson 113 -216 5 0 0 0 1
25 00 Cole Custer 109 -220 3 1 1 1 0
26 31 James Buescher 100 -229 3 0 0 2 0
27 1 Ryan Ellis 95 -234 5 0 0 0 2
28 8 John H. Nemechek # 77 -252 3 0 1 1 1
29 94 Timmy Hill 76 -253 3 0 0 0 1
30 99 Bryan Silas 73 -256 3 0 0 1 1
31 75 Caleb Holman 70 -259 3 0 0 0 0
32 94 Wendell Chavous 67 -262 3 0 0 0 1
33 36 Justin Jennings 66 -263 5 0 0 0 5
34 45 BJ McLeod 46 -283 4 0 0 0 4
35 86 Brandon Brown 45 -284 2 0 0 0 1
36 35 Tommy Regan 39 -290 2 0 0 0 1
37 50 Cody Ware # 31 -298 2 0 0 0 2
38 1 Donnie Neuenberger 29 -300 2 0 0 0 2
39 82 Austin Hill 28 -301 2 0 0 0 1
40 7 Gray Gaulding 27 -302 1 0 0 0 0
41 63 Garrett Smithley 26 -303 1 0 0 0 0
42 74 Timothy Viens 21 -308 1 0 0 0 1
43 63 Jake Griffin 18 -311 1 0 0 0 1
44 40 Todd Peck 17 -312 1 0 0 0 1
45 0 Adam Edwards 14 -315 2 0 0 0 2
46 97 Jeese Little 14 -315 1 0 0 0 1
47 0 Caleb Roark 12 -317 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

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Kyle Busch wins Saturday’s Great Clips 250, his first NASCAR win of the 2015 season

CHZ6tfVUEAA9oejAfter being injured in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season opener at Daytona, Kyle Busch made a victorious return in the series. as he wins Saturday’s Great Clips 250 benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

This was Busch’s 71st series career win in 298 races, and his second series win at Michigan International Speedway.

Finishing second (by 0.477 seconds) was the defending series champion, Chase Elliott, and he was followed by Kyle Larson finishing third, points leader Chris Buescher fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kevin Harvick taking sixth, pole-sitter Joey Logano (led the most laps – 54 out 125) seventh, Aric Almirola eighth, Brian Scott ninth and Denny Hamlin bringing home 10th-place.

With his fourth-place finish, Chris Buescher leaves Michigan with a 25-point lead over Austin Dillon – who finished 13th.

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was the highest finishing rookie with his 15th-place finish.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 132.567 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 53 Mins, 09 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.477 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 26 laps

Next Up: The series heads to Chicagoland Speedway for the  Owens Corning AttiCat 300 during Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 20th, with an approximate starting time of 9:50 p.m. (ET). This race will be the final race to be covered by FOX Sports 1 for the season.

Great Clips 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 125 Running 27 0 0
2 9 Chase Elliott 125 Running 5 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson(i) 125 Running 0 0 0
4 60 Chris Buescher 125 Running 23 41 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 125 Running 0 39 0
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
7 22 Joey Logano(i) 125 Running 54 0 0
8 98 Aric Almirola (i) 125 Running 1 0 0
9 2 Brian Scott 125 Running 10 36 1
10 20 Denny Hamlin (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
11 7 Regan Smith 125 Running 0 33 0
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 125 Running 0 32 0
13 3 Ty Dillon 125 Running 0 31 0
14 25 Alex Bowman* (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
15 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 125 Running 0 29 0
16 43 Dakoda Armstrong 125 Running 0 28 0
17 39 Ryan Sieg 125 Running 0 27 0
18 33 Paul Menard (i) 125 Running 5 0 0
19 16 Ryan Reed 124 Running 0 25 0
20 18 Daniel Suarez # 124 Running 0 24 0
21 4 Ross Chastain # 124 Running 0 23 0
22 0 Harrison Rhodes 124 Running 0 22 0
23 24 Eric McClure 124 Running 0 21 0
24 97 Peyton Sellers 123 Running 0 20 0
25 28 J.J. Yeley 122 Running 0 19 0
26 14 Cale Conley # 122 Running 0 18 0
27 52 Joey Gase 122 Running 0 17 0
28 90 Martin Roy 122 Running 0 16 0
29 13 Josh Reaume 121 Running 0 15 0
30 15 Jimmy Weller 120 Running 0 14 0
31 51 Jeremy Clements 111 Accident 0 13 0
32 74 Mike Harmon 107 Running 0 12 0
33 44 David Starr 105 Accident 0 11 0
34 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 105 Accident 0 10 0
35 01 Landon Cassill 79 Running 0 9 0
36 8 Blake Koch 74 Electrical 0 8 0
37 70 Derrike Cope 32 Transmission 0 7 0
38 40 Carl Long 31 Vibration 0 6 0
39 19 Jeff Green 2 Vibration 0 5 0
40 26 CJ Faison 0 Electrical 0 4 0

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

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings 
After Race 13 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 489 Leader 13 2 7 9 0
2 3 Ty Dillon 464 -25 13 0 3 9 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 454 -35 13 0 6 11 1
4 7 Regan Smith 434 -55 13 0 5 9 1
5 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 428 -61 13 0 1 4 0
6 1 Elliot Sadler 414 -75 13 0 1 6 0
7 2 Brian Scott 394 -95 13 0 2 9 3
8 16 Ryan Reed 378 -111 13 1 1 1 0
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 378 -111 13 0 1 6 3
10 18 Daniel Suarez # 369 -120 13 0 1 4 1
11 51 Jeremy Clements 340 -149 13 0 0 1 1
12 44 David Starr 321 -168 13 0 0 1 1
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong 303 -186 13 0 0 0 2
14 28 J.J. Yeley 292 -197 13 0 1 1 3
15 4 Ross Chastain # 287 -202 13 0 0 1 3
16 01 Landon Cassill 279 -210 13 0 0 1 2
17 39 Ryan Sieg 278 -211 13 0 0 0 1
18 8 Blake Koch 239 -250 13 0 0 0 3
19 14 Cale Conley # 230 -259 13 0 0 0 4
20 52 Joey Gase 220 -269 13 0 1 1 0
21 24 Eric McClure 219 -270 13 0 0 0 3
22 42 Brennan Poole 203 -286 8 0 0 1 1
23 0 Harrison Rhodes # 186 -303 12 0 0 0 3
24 97 Peyton Sellers 143 -346 10 0 0 0 2
25 19 Mike Bliss 141 -348 8 0 0 0 1
26 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -361 6 0 0 0 1
27 22 Ryan Blaney 127 -362 4 0 2 3 0
28 90 Mario Gosselin 117 -372 7 0 0 0 2
29 74 Mike Harmon 111 -378 11 0 0 0 7
30 70 Derrike Cope 105 -384 10 0 0 0 3
31 55 Jamie Dick 68 -421 5 0 0 0 2
32 40 Derek White 66 -423 7 0 0 0 3
33 40 Carl Long 61 -428 9 0 0 0 8
34 90 Jimmy Weller 54 -435 4 0 0 0 0
35 54 Boris Said 47 -442 2 0 0 0 0
36 97 Josh Reaume # 42 -447 3 0 0 0 1
37 25 Dylan Lupton 41 -448 2 0 0 0 0
38 90 Todd Bodine 40 -449 2 0 0 0 0
39 10 Jeff Green 40 -449 9 0 0 0 9
40 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -451 2 0 0 0 0
41 88 Ben Rhodes 37 -452 1 0 0 1 0
42 55 Brandon Gdovic 32 -457 2 0 0 0 0
43 26 Kenny Wallace 27 -462 2 0 0 0 1
44 26 CJ Faison 25 -464 2 0 0 0 1
45 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -466 3 0 0 0 2
46 89 Morgan Shepherd 22 -467 4 0 0 0 4
47 15 Stanton Barrett 19 -470 2 0 0 0 1
48 15 Carlos Contreras 18 -471 2 0 0 0 1
49 13 Mark Thompson 17 -472 1 0 0 0 0
50 90 Martin Roy 16 -473 1 0 0 0 0
51 John Jackson 13 -476 1 0 0 0 0
52 29 Justin Marks 10 -479 1 0 0 0 1
53 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -479 1 0 0 0 0
54 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 7 -482 1 0 0 0 1
55 92 Dextor Bean 4 -485 1 0 0 0 1

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