Kenseth passes out-of-gas Harvick for Loudon win

4Matt Kenseth joined Denny Hamlin on the “win and you advance” list Sunday afternoon, as Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and will advance to round 2 in the “chase for the championship.”

This was Kenseth’s fifth series win and 18th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 36th series career win in 572 races and his second series win in 32 races at “the Magic Mile.”

Last week’s race winner, Denny Hamlin, finished 8.941 seconds behind Kenseth to finish second, and they were followed by Joey Logano finishing third, Greg Biffle fourth and pole-sitter Carl Edwards finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Jimmie Johnson taking sixth-place, Jeff Gordon seventh, Martin Truex Jr. eighth, Kasey Kahne ninth and Ryan Newman brought home 10th-place.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 106.480 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 58 Mins, 51 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 8.941 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 41 laps

Up Next: The AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 4th, with an approximate starting time of 2:50 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 300 Running 27 47 4
2 11 Denny Hamlin 300 Running 21 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano 300 Running 0 41 0
4 16 Greg Biffle 300 Running 12 41 1
5 19 Carl Edwards 300 Running 19 40 1
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 300 Running 0 38 0
7 24 Jeff Gordon 300 Running 0 37 0
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 300 Running 0 36 0
9 5 Kasey Kahne 300 Running 0 35 0
10 31 Ryan Newman 300 Running 0 34 0
11 14 Tony Stewart 300 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 300 Running 4 33 1
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 300 Running 0 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray 300 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 300 Running 0 29 0
16 6 Trevor Bayne 300 Running 0 28 0
17 42 Kyle Larson 300 Running 0 27 0
18 13 Casey Mears 300 Running 0 26 0
19 41 Kurt Busch 299 Running 0 25 0
20 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 299 Running 0 24 0
21 4 Kevin Harvick 299 Running 216 25 2
22 3 Austin Dillon 299 Running 0 22 0
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 299 Running 0 21 0
24 35 Cole Whitt 299 Running 1 21 1
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 299 Running 0 19 0
26 15 Clint Bowyer 299 Running 0 18 0
27 34 Brett Moffitt # 298 Running 0 17 0
28 38 David Gilliland 297 Running 0 16 0
29 46 Michael Annett 297 Running 0 15 0
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 297 Running 0 14 0
31 26 Josh Wise 297 Running 0 13 0
32 98 Ryan Preece 296 Running 0 12 0
33 23 Jeb Burton # 295 Running 0 11 0
34 33 BJ McLeod 293 Running 0 10 0
35 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 292 Running 0 0 0
36 62 Timmy Hill (i) 284 Running 0 0 0
37 18 Kyle Busch 262 Running 0 7 0
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 242 Running 0 0 0
39 51 Justin Allgaier 236 Accident 0 5 0
40 10 Danica Patrick 203 Accident 0 4 0
41 55 David Ragan 203 Accident 0 3 0
42 7 Alex Bowman 117 Accident 0 2 0
43 43 Aric Almirola 35 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 20 Matt Kenseth 2099 Leader 28 5 12 18 2
2 11 Denny Hamlin 2093 -6 28 2 11 15 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 2089 -10 28 2 5 11 2
4 22 Joey Logano 2089 -10 28 3 17 22 0
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 2083 -16 28 4 11 18 0
6 31 Ryan Newman 2074 -25 28 0 5 14 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 2073 -26 25 2 9 15 0
8 2 Brad Keselowski 2072 -27 28 1 6 19 1
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 2071 -28 28 1 7 18 2
10 24 Jeff Gordon 2068 -31 28 0 3 14 1
11 1 Jamie McMurray 2058 -41 28 0 2 7 1
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2057 -42 28 2 12 17 1
13 18 Kyle Busch 2056 -43 17 4 6 10 2
14 27 Paul Menard 2056 -43 28 0 2 4 1
15 4 Kevin Harvick 2034 -65 28 2 18 22 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2018 -81 28 0 2 11 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 732 -1286 28 0 2 7 2
18 43 Aric Almirola 728 -1290 28 0 2 3 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 683 -1335 27 0 1 8 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 675 -1343 28 0 3 4 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 626 -1392 28 0 1 4 2
22 13 Casey Mears 604 -1414 28 0 0 1 3
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 585 -1433 28 0 0 3 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 574 -1444 28 0 0 2 3
25 14 Tony Stewart 563 -1455 28 0 0 2 4
26 55 David Ragan 554 -1464 28 0 1 1 5
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 546 -1472 28 0 0 3 2
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 525 -1493 28 0 1 1 2
29 6 Trevor Bayne 517 -1501 28 0 2 3 0
30 51 Justin Allgaier 465 -1553 28 0 1 4 0
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 430 -35 28 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 419 -46 28 0 0 0 2
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 350 -115 24 0 0 1 0
34 7 Alex Bowman 340 -125 27 0 0 0 4
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 309 -156 25 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 302 -163 28 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 226 -239 21 0 0 1 4
38 26 Jeb Burton # 171 -294 22 0 0 0 3
39 95 Michael McDowell 163 -302 12 0 0 0 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -372 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 48 -417 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -426 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -433 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -439 2 0 0 0 0
45 98 Ryan Preece 12 -453 1 0 0 0 0
46 33 BJ McLeod 10 -455 1 0 0 0 0
47 66 Mike Wallace 8 -457 1 0 0 0 0
48 98 TJ Bell 7 -458 1 0 0 0 0
49 Eddie Macdonald 7 -458 1 0 0 0 0
50 Will Kimmel III 6 -459 1 0 0 0 0
51 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -463 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs 20 5 2099 Leader 28
2 J D Gibbs 11 2 2093 -6 28
3 J D Gibbs 19 2 2089 -10 28
4 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 2089 -10 28
5 Jeff Gordon 48 4 2083 -16 28
6 Richard Childress 31 0 2074 -25 28
7 Gene Haas 41 2 2073 -26 28
8 Roger Penske 2 1 2072 -27 28
9 Barney Visser 78 1 2071 -28 28
10 Rick Hendrick 24 0 2068 -31 28
11 Felix Sabates 1 0 2058 -41 28
12 Rick Hendrick 88 2 2057 -42 28
13 Joe Gibbs 18 4 2056 -43 28
14 Richard Childress 27 0 2056 -43 28
15 Tony Stewart 4 2 2034 -65 28
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2018 -81 28
17 Linda Hendrick 5 0 732 -1367 28
18 Richard Petty 43 0 728 -1371 28
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 711 -1388 28
20 Jack Roush 16 0 675 -1424 28
21 Richard Childress 3 0 626 -1473 28
22 Bob Germain 13 0 604 -1495 28
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 585 -1514 28
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 574 -1525 28
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 563 -1536 28
26 Richard Petty 9 0 546 -1553 28
27 John Henry 17 0 525 -1574 28
28 Michael Waltrip 55 0 520 -1579 28
29 John Henry 6 0 517 -1582 28
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 465 -1634 28
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 430 -1669 28
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 419 -1680 28
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 385 -1714 28
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 385 -1714 28
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 340 -1759 28
36 Joe Falk 33 0 335 -1764 28
37 Ron Devine 83 0 334 -1765 28
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 287 -1812 28
39 Ron Devine 23 0 257 -1842 28
40 Mike Curb 98 0 228 -1871 28
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 224 -1875 28
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -1896 14
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 172 -1927 28
44 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -1936 16
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 94 -2005 28
46 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -2010 5
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -2087 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -2091 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -2093 13
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -2099 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -2099 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1225 Leader
2 Toyota 13 1185 -40
3 Ford 4 1161 -64

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HAMILTON MAKES IT EIGHT – Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

untitled1After passing pole-sitting team mate Nico Rosberg into the first corner, Lewis Hamilton never looked back in Sunday’s 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, easing to victory as Mercedes finished one-two ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Kimi Raikkonen was a distant fourth in the sister Ferrari, just ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Nico Hulkenberg took sixth for Force India, followed by the Lotus duo of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado. The closely-matched Toro Rossos of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz completed the top ten.

It was all action at the start. As Hamilton muscled ahead, Rosberg found himself out of position through the opening turns and instantly dropped to fourth behind Vettel and Bottas.

In the run to first corner behind him, the lightest of brushes between Williams’ Felipe Massa and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo left both men limping back to the pits with punctures. Force India’s Sergio Perez ran off track avoiding Massa and also had to make an early stop.

Despite the early dramas, 19 out of 20 cars finished the race – Sauber’s Felipe Nasr was the sole, late retiree – as Hamilton comfortably took to his eighth victory of the season, his second at Suzuka and his third in Japan.

Japanese Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 53 Leader Running 25
2 6 Nico Roseberg 53 -18.964 Running 18
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 53 -20.850 Running 15
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen 53 -33.768 Running 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 53 -36.746 Running 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg 53 -55.559 Running 8
7 8 Romain Grojean 53 -1:12.298 Running 6
8 13 Pastor Maldonado 53 -1:13.575 Running 4
9 33 Max Verstappen 53 -1:35.315 Running 2
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 52 -1 Lap Running 1
11 14 Fernando Alonso 52 -1 Lap Running 0
12 11 Sergio Perez 52 -1 Lap Running 0
13 26 Daniil Kvyat 52 -1 Lap Running 0
14 9 Marcus Ericsson 52 -1 Lap Running 0
15 3 Daniel Ricciardo 52 -1 Lap Running 0
16 22 Jenson Button 52 -1 Lap Running 0
17 19 Felipe Massa 51 -2 Laps Running 0
18 53 Alexander Rossi 51 -2 Laps Running 0
19 28 Will Stevens 50 -3 Laps Running 0
20 12 Felipe Nasr 49 -4 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 14 of the 2015 season at Japanese Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 8 277 Leader
2 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 3 229 -48
3 5 S. Vettel Ferrari 3 218 -59
4 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 0 119 -158
5 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 0 111 -166
6 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 0 97 -180
7 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 73 -204
8 26 D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 66 -211
9 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Mercedes 0 44 -233
10 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 39 -238
11 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 38 -239
12 33 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 0 32 -245
13 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 17 -260
14 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 0 16 -261
15 55 C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 0 12 -265
16 14 F. Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 11 -266
17 9 M. Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 9 -268
18 22 J. Button McLaren-Honda 0 6 -271
19 98 R. Merhi Manor-Ferrari 0 0 -277
20 28 W. Stevens Manor-Ferrari 0 0 -277
21 53 Alexander Rossi Manor-Ferrari 0 0 -277
22 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Honda 0 0 -277

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 14 of the 2015 season at Japanese Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind
1 Mercedes 11 506 Leader
2 Ferrari 3 337 -169
3 Williams-Mercedes 0 208 -298
4 Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 139 -367
5 Force India-Mercedes 0 77 -429
6 Lotus-Renault 0 60 -446
7 Toro Rosso-Renault 0 44 -462
8 Sauber-Ferrari 0 26 -480
9 McLaren-Honda 0 17 -489
10 Manor-Ferrari 0 0 -506

 

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Blaney, with help from Smith, wins at Kentucky

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After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Saturday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, it was Ryan Blaney keeping Ty Dillon behind him – by 0.519 seconds – to win at Kentucky Speedway.

Blaney, who also led the most laps – 81 out of 201, received his second series victory and eighth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his fourth series career victory in 41 races and his second series victory in five races at Kentucky.

Following Blaney and Dillon to the drop of the checkered flag were Regan Smith finishing third, the reigning series champion Chase Elliott fourth and Brandon Jones finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Brendan Gaughan claiming sixth, the current series points leader, Chris Buescher seventh, Erik Jones eighth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. ninth and Matt Tifft brought home tenth,

With his seventh-place finish, Chris Buescher leaves Kentucky with a 19-point lead over Ty Dillon.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 110.238 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 44 Mins, 06 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.519 Seconds
Lead Changes: 17 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 10 for 55 laps

Up Next: The Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN.

VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 22 Ryan Blaney 201 Running 81 48 5
2 3 Ty Dillon 201 Running 43 43 1
3 7 Regan Smith 201 Running 0 41 0
4 9 Chase Elliott 201 Running 0 40 0
5 33 Brandon Jones (i) 201 Running 16 0 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 201 Running 0 38 0
7 60 Chris Buescher 201 Running 0 37 0
8 54 Erik Jones (i) 201 Running 13 0 0
9 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 201 Running 1 36 1
10 20 Matt Tifft (i) 201 Running 0 0 0
11 1 Elliot Sadler 201 Running 0 33 0
12 39 Ryan Sieg 201 Running 0 32 0
13 2 Brian Scott 201 Running 45 32 1
14 43 Dakoda Armstrong 201 Running 0 30 0
15 28 J.J. Yeley 201 Running 0 29 0
16 14 Cale Conley # 201 Running 0 28 0
17 97 Dylan Kwasniewski 201 Running 0 27 0
18 4 Ross Chastain # 201 Running 0 26 0
19 51 Jeremy Clements 200 Running 0 25 0
20 44 David Starr 199 Running 0 24 0
21 52 Joey Gase 197 Running 0 23 0
22 90 Martin Roy 197 Running 0 22 0
23 18 Daniel Suarez # 197 Running 2 22 1
24 70 Derrike Cope 195 Running 0 20 0
25 16 Ryan Reed 195 Running 0 19 0
26 13 Derek White 194 Running 0 18 0
27 74 Mike Harmon 192 Running 0 17 0
28 98 Ryan Truex 187 Accident 0 16 0
29 24 Eric McClure 174 Accident 0 15 0
30 88 Ben Rhodes 167 Accident 0 14 0
31 25 Dylan Lupton 118 Accident 0 13 0
32 42 Brennan Poole 96 Accident 0 12 0
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 52 Suspension 0 11 0
34 0 Harrison Rhodes 46 Accident 0 10 0
35 26 TJ Bell (i) 27 Rear Gear 0 0 0
36 01 Michael Self 25 Accident 0 8 0
37 17 Ryan Ellis (i) 16 Suspension 0 0 0
38 40 John Jackson 12 Vibration 0 6 0
39 19 Jeff Green 3 Vibration 0 5 0
40 8 Blake Koch 2 Accident 0 4 0

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

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 27 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 982 Leader 27 2 11 17 0
2 3 Ty Dillon 963 -19 27 0 9 20 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 957 -25 27 1 11 21 1
4 7 Regan Smith 935 -47 27 1 8 20 1
5 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 874 -108 27 0 3 11 1
6 1 Elliot Sadler 872 -110 27 0 4 13 1
7 2 Brian Scott 857 -125 27 0 5 16 4
8 18 Daniel Suarez # 852 -130 27 0 6 12 1
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 836 -146 27 0 3 13 3
10 16 Ryan Reed 735 -247 27 1 1 1 1
11 51 Jeremy Clements 666 -316 27 0 1 1 2
12 28 J.J. Yeley 651 -331 27 0 1 1 3
13 4 Ross Chastain # 650 -332 27 0 0 4 4
14 43 Dakoda Armstrong 645 -337 27 0 0 1 2
15 39 Ryan Sieg 643 -339 27 0 0 0 3
16 44 David Starr 585 -397 27 0 0 1 4
17 8 Blake Koch 522 -460 27 0 0 0 5
18 14 Cale Conley # 514 -468 27 0 0 0 6
19 01 Landon Cassill 491 -491 23 0 0 2 4
20 24 Eric McClure 460 -522 27 0 0 0 4
21 52 Joey Gase 443 -539 27 0 1 1 4
22 22 Ryan Blaney 382 -600 11 2 7 8 1
23 42 Brennan Poole 379 -603 15 0 0 2 3
24 0 Harrison Rhodes # 334 -648 22 0 0 1 9
25 70 Derrike Cope 266 -716 22 0 0 0 6
26 74 Mike Harmon 250 -732 22 0 0 0 11
27 97 Peyton Sellers 238 -744 16 0 0 0 5
28 25 Dylan Lupton 178 -804 8 0 0 1 2
29 88 Ben Rhodes 175 -807 8 0 0 2 3
30 54 Boris Said 157 -825 5 0 1 2 0
31 19 Mike Bliss 141 -841 8 0 0 0 1
32 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -854 6 0 0 0 1
33 90 Mario Gosselin 126 -856 8 0 0 0 3
34 97 Josh Reaume # 111 -871 11 0 0 0 6
35 90 Martin Roy 110 -872 6 0 0 0 0
36 40 Derek White 104 -878 11 0 0 0 6
37 90 Jimmy Weller 103 -879 8 0 0 0 2
38 89 Morgan Shepherd 98 -884 16 0 0 0 16
39 40 Carl Long 97 -885 13 0 0 0 11
40 Michael Self 96 -886 6 0 0 0 3
41 10 Jeff Green 95 -887 22 0 0 0 22
42 90 Todd Bodine 80 -902 4 0 0 0 0
43 Dylan Kwasniewski 79 -903 5 0 0 0 1
44 29 Justin Marks 76 -906 3 0 0 1 1
45 55 Jamie Dick 68 -914 5 0 0 0 2
46 55 Brandon Gdovic 63 -919 3 0 0 0 0
47 Kenny Habul 61 -921 3 0 0 0 1
48 66 Benny Gordon 60 -922 5 0 1 1 3
49 26 Kenny Wallace 56 -926 3 0 0 0 1
50 15 Stanton Barrett 53 -929 4 0 0 0 1
51 Andy Lally 52 -930 2 0 0 0 0
52 22 Alex Tagliani 44 -938 1 0 1 1 0
53 Ross Kenseth 39 -943 1 0 0 1 0
54 Tomy Drissi 39 -943 3 0 0 0 1
55 Kevin O’Connell 38 -944 2 0 0 0 1
56 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -944 2 0 0 0 0
57 88 Josh Berry 37 -945 1 0 0 1 0
58 Tim Cowen 33 -949 2 0 0 0 0
59 40 John Jackson 33 -949 5 0 0 0 4
60 15 Carlos Contreras 33 -949 4 0 0 0 3
61 Bobby Gerhart 30 -952 2 0 0 0 1
62 Matt Wallace 30 -952 2 0 0 0 1
63 98 Ryan Truex 29 -953 2 0 0 0 2
64 Hermie Sadler III 27 -955 2 0 0 0 1
65 Lawson Aschenbach 26 -956 1 0 0 0 0
66 26 CJ Faison 25 -957 2 0 0 0 1
67 Parker Kligerman 23 -959 1 0 0 0 0
68 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -959 3 0 0 0 2
69 Brad Teague 18 -964 1 0 0 0 0
70 Johanna Long 17 -965 1 0 0 0 0
71 13 Mark Thompson 17 -965 1 0 0 0 0
72 Anthony Kumpen 16 -966 1 0 0 0 0
73 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 14 -968 2 0 0 0 2
74 Matt Frahm 13 -969 3 0 0 0 2
75 Roger Reuse 13 -969 1 0 0 0 0
76 92 Dextor Bean 13 -969 3 0 0 0 3
77 Bobby Reuse 12 -970 1 0 0 0 0
78 Matt Waltz 11 -971 1 0 0 0 1
79 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -972 1 0 0 0 0

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 27 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Roger Penske 22 6 1052 Leader 27
2 JD Gibbs 54 5 992 -60 27
3 Jack Roush 60 2 982 -70 27
4 Richard Childress 3 0 963 -89 27
5 Richard Childress 33 4 959 -93 27
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 9 1 957 -95 27
7 Joe Gibbs 20 4 935 -117 27
8 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 1 935 -117 27
9 Jack Roush 6 0 874 -178 27
10 Jack Roush 1 0 872 -180 27
11 Rick Hendrick 88 2 863 -189 27
12 Richard Childress 2 0 857 -195 27
13 Joe Gibbs 18 0 852 -200 27
14 Richard Childress 62 0 836 -216 27
15 Harry Scott Jr. 42 0 760 -292 27
16 Jack Roush 16 1 735 -317 27
17 Tony Clements 51 0 666 -386 27
18 Gary Keller 4 0 659 -393 27
19 Gregg Mixon 28 0 651 -401 27
20 Richard Petty 43 0 645 -407 27
21 Rod Sieg 39 0 643 -409 27
22 Tony Townley 25 0 597 -455 27
23 Mark Smith 44 0 585 -467 27
24 Johnny Davis 01 0 554 -498 27
25 Mark Smith 8 0 522 -530 27
26 Mark Smith 14 0 514 -538 27
27 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 459 -593 27
28 Mark Smith 124 0 448 -604 27
29 Jimmy Means 52 0 443 -609 27
30 James Whitener 126 0 414 -638 27
31 Victor Obaika 97 0 404 -648 27
32 Andrea Nemechek 0 0 392 -660 27
33 Derek White 13 0 345 -707 27
34 Fred Biagi 98 0 329 -723 13
35 Rick Ware 15 0 311 -741 27
36 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 290 -762 27
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 283 -769 27
38 Jamie Dick 55 0 259 -793 14
39 Derek White 40 0 162 -890 27
40 Mark Smith 119 0 111 -941 26
41 Morgan Shepherd 89 0 92 -960 20
42 Larry Mostoller 166 0 60 -992 4
43 Roger Penske 12 1 47 -1005 1
44 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 42 -1010 1
45 Denise Mixon 93 0 37 -1015 2
46 Billy Boat 84 0 36 -1016 3
47 Robby Benton 29 0 31 -1021 2
48 William Gerhart 85 0 22 -1030 3
49 Rick Ware 117 0 18 -1034 2
50 Thom Kapusta 156 0 14 -1038 1
51 Bobby Dotter 192 0 13 -1039 5
52 Adrian Berryhill 17 0 0 -1052 2
53 Jimmy Means 179 0 0 -1052 5
53 Michael Affarano 03 0 0 -1052 1
54 Duane Deese 135 0 0 -1052 1
55 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 0 -1052 1
57 Lynn Cockrum 137 0 0 -1052 1

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Austin Dillon wins the 500th all-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event.

5From the pole to victory lane, Austin Dillon wins Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Dillon, who also led the most laps – 80 out of 175, received his first series win and fourth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his seventh series career win in 67 races and his first series win in four races at New Hampshire.

The 2014 series defending champion, Matt Crafton, finished 1.054 seconds behind Dillon for second-place, and they were followed by Johnny Sauter finishing third, Timothy Peters fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, John H. Nemechek finished fifth.

Series ROTY contenders, Daniel Hemric, Erik Jones and Austin Theriault brought home sixth, seventh and eighth respectively, Dalton Sargeant finished ninth and Gray Gaulding claimed 10th-place.

With his seventh-place finish, Erik Jones leaves NHMS with a 7-point lead over Matt Crafton.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 95.084 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 56 Mins, 50 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.054 Seconds
Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps

Up Next: The Rhino Linings 350(k) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, with an approximate starting time of 10:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1

UNOH 175 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 33 Austin Dillon (i) 175 Running 80 0 0
2 88 Matt Crafton 175 Running 0 43 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 175 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Timothy Peters 175 Running 0 40 0
5 8 John Hunter Nemechek 175 Running 0 39 0
6 14 Daniel Hemric # 175 Running 14 39 1
7 4 Erik Jones # 175 Running 5 38 1
8 29 Austin Theriault # 175 Running 9 37 1
9 5 Dalton Sargeant 175 Running 0 35 0
10 54 Gray Gaulding 175 Running 0 34 0
11 51 Kyle Busch (i) 175 Running 67 0 1
12 13 Cameron Hayley # 175 Running 0 32 0
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 175 Running 0 31 0
14 15 Mason Mingus 175 Running 0 30 0
15 19 Tyler Reddick 175 Running 0 29 0
16 02 Tyler Young 174 Running 0 28 0
17 1 Travis Kvapil 170 Running 0 27 0
18 63 Akinori Ogata 170 Running 0 26 0
19 68 Clay Greenfield 170 Running 0 25 0
20 94 Timmy Hill 170 Running 0 24 0
21 45 Ruben Pardo 169 Running 0 23 0
22 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 166 Running 0 22 0
23 11 Ben Kennedy 158 Running 0 21 0
24 00 Cole Custer 144 Accident 0 20 0
25 74 Jordan Anderson 140 Running 0 19 0
26 05 John Wes Townley 135 Accident 0 18 0
27 86 Brandon Brown 132 Running 0 17 0
28 23 Spencer Gallagher # 131 Running 0 16 0
29 08 Korbin Forrester # 22 Brakes 0 15 0
30 50 Tyler Tanner 19 Brakes 0 14 0
31 0 Caleb Roark 12 Electrical 0 13 0
32 36 Justin Jennings 7 Electrical 0 12 0

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

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing
After Race 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Erik Jones # 666 Leader 17 2 9 14 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 659 -7 17 4 10 14 2
3 19 Tyler Reddick 657 -9 17 2 9 13 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter 617 -49 17 0 7 13 0
5 14 Daniel Hemric # 558 -108 17 0 4 11 1
6 17 Timothy Peters 552 -114 17 0 4 10 3
7 13 Cameron Hayley # 549 -117 17 0 3 8 1
8 05 John Wes Townley 518 -148 17 0 1 6 2
9 23 Spencer Gallagher # 504 -162 17 0 1 5 2
10 11 Ben Kennedy 504 -162 17 0 2 5 4
11 07 Ray Black Jr. # 473 -193 17 0 1 1 2
12 02 Tyler Young 460 -206 17 0 0 1 1
13 8 John H. Nemechek # 395 -271 12 1 4 6 2
14 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 365 -301 17 0 0 0 1
15 08 Korbin Forrester # 364 -302 17 0 0 0 6
16 15 Mason Mingus 352 -314 15 0 0 1 7
17 94 Travis Kvapil 334 -332 15 0 0 0 6
18 33 Brandon Jones # 326 -340 11 0 2 4 2
19 6 Norm Benning 307 -359 16 0 0 0 10
20 74 Jordan Anderson 279 -387 12 0 0 0 2
21 54 Justin Boston # 255 -411 9 0 0 4 3
22 00 Cole Custer 245 -421 8 1 1 3 1
23 25 Matt Tifft 245 -421 9 0 0 4 3
24 29 Austin Theriault # 234 -432 7 0 2 4 0
25 36 Justin Jennings 202 -464 13 0 0 0 10
26 1 Ryan Ellis 192 -474 11 0 0 0 6
27 94 Timmy Hill 181 -485 7 0 0 0 1
28 63 Tyler Tanner 174 -492 9 0 0 0 5
29 94 Wendell Chavous 143 -523 7 0 0 0 2
30 75 Caleb Holman 130 -536 6 0 0 0 2
31 8 Joe Nemechek 129 -537 4 0 0 2 0
32 45 BJ McLeod 122 -544 9 0 0 0 9
33 Christopher Bell 114 -552 3 1 2 2 0
34 31 James Buescher 100 -566 3 0 0 2 0
35 7 Gray Gaulding 94 -572 3 0 0 1 0
36 63 Garrett Smithley 84 -582 3 0 0 0 0
37 86 Brandon Brown 81 -585 4 0 0 0 1
38 99 Bryan Silas 73 -593 3 0 0 1 1
39 Dalton Sargeant 69 -597 2 0 0 2 0
40 0 Caleb Roark 66 -600 6 0 0 0 6
41 35 Tommy Regan 55 -611 3 0 0 0 2
42 40 Todd Peck 53 -613 3 0 0 0 2
43 Cody Coughlin 48 -618 2 0 0 0 0
44 Chad Finley 46 -620 2 0 0 0 0
45 Bobby Pierce 43 -623 1 0 1 1 0
46 63 Jake Griffin 35 -631 2 0 0 0 2
47 Ken Schrader 33 -633 1 0 0 0 0
48 Brian Wong 32 -634 1 0 0 0 0
49 50 Cody Ware # 31 -635 2 0 0 0 2
50 JJ Haley 30 -636 1 0 0 0 0
51 1 Donnie Neuenberger 29 -637 2 0 0 0 2
52 Chris Fontaine 28 -638 2 0 0 0 1
53 82 Austin Hill 28 -638 2 0 0 0 1
54 97 Jeese Little 28 -638 2 0 0 0 2
55 Jody Knowles 26 -640 1 0 0 0 0
56 63 Akinori Ogata 26 -640 1 0 0 0 0
57 Kyle Martel 25 -641 1 0 0 0 0
58 68 Clay Greenfield 25 -641 1 0 0 0 0
59 Sean Corr 24 -642 1 0 0 0 0
60 45 Ruben Pardo 23 -643 1 0 0 0 0
61 74 Timothy Viens 21 -645 1 0 0 0 1
62 Cody Erickson 19 -647 1 0 0 0 0
63 Daniel Brown 17 -649 1 0 0 0 0
64 0 Adam Edwards 14 -652 2 0 0 0 2
65 Chad Boat 13 -653 1 0 0 0 1
66 Stewart Hayward 12 -654 1 0 0 0 1

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Kevin Harvick fastest in final Sprint Cup practice

HarvickThe reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 134.577 MPH, was the fastest early Saturday afternoon during the final SYLVANIA 300 practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Kyle Busch was second fastest with a lap speed of 134.150 MPH, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (134.032 MPH) who was third, Jimmie Johnson (133.943) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter Carl Edwards (133.919) was  fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (133.905 MPH) who was sixth fastest, Denny Hamlin (133.896) seventh, Austin Dillon (133.576)  eighth Kurt Busch (133.562) ninth, and Matt Kenseth (133.553) posting 10th.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Kevin Harvick 134.577 28.302 Leader 39
2 18 Kyle Busch 134.150 28.392 -0.090 47
3 2 Brad Keselowski 134.032 28.417 -0.115 51
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 133.943 28.436 -0.134 46
5 19 Carl Edwards 133.919 28.441 -0.139 55
6 5 Kasey Kahne 133.905 28.444 -0.142 35
7 11 Denny Hamlin 133.896 28.446 -0.144 50
8 3 Austin Dillon 133.576 28.514 -0.212 48
9 41 Kurt Busch 133.562 28.517 -0.215 54
10 20 Matt Kenseth 133.553 28.519 -0.217 47
11 22 Joey Logano 133.530 28.524 -0.222 45
12 24 Jeff Gordon 133.520 28.526 -0.224 40
13 42 Kyle Larson 133.352 28.562 -0.260 57
14 1 Jamie McMurray 133.319 28.569 -0.267 46
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 133.259 28.582 -0.280 55
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 133.147 28.606 -0.304 37
17 10 Danica Patrick 133.138 28.608 -0.306 55
18 16 Greg Biffle 133.100 28.616 -0.314 37
19 13 Casey Mears 133.007 28.636 -0.334 35
20 55 David Ragan 132.998 28.638 -0.336 56
21 27 Paul Menard 132.850 28.670 -0.368 45
22 31 Ryan Newman 132.799 28.681 -0.379 41
23 14 Tony Stewart 132.757 28.690 -0.388 53
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 132.743 28.693 -0.391 23
25 43 Aric Almirola 132.397 28.768 -0.466 48
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 132.282 28.793 -0.491 44
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 132.273 28.795 -0.493 42
28 15 Clint Bowyer 132.255 28.799 -0.497 41
29 51 Justin Allgaier 132.186 28.814 -0.512 31
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 131.688 28.923 -0.621 28
31 6 Trevor Bayne 131.433 28.979 -0.677 44
32 35 Cole Whitt 131.189 29.033 -0.731 20
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 131.171 29.037 -0.735 32
34 7 Alex Bowman 131.162 29.039 -0.737 26
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 131.058 29.062 -0.760 50
36 26 Josh Wise 130.981 29.079 -0.777 28
37 98 Ryan Preece 130.716 29.138 -0.836 31
38 38 David Gilliland 130.318 29.227 -0.925 22
39 46 Michael Annett 130.260 29.240 -0.938 41
40 23 Jeb Burton # 129.736 29.358 -1.056 30
41 33 BJ McLeod 128.667 29.602 -1.300 33
42 62 Timmy Hill (i) 126.736 30.053 -1.751 21
43 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 0.000 0.000 28.302 0

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Carl Edwards paces Saturday morning practice

Edwards KylebThe NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning for their second SYLVANIA 300 practice session, and it was the event pole-sitter Carl Edwards  – with a lap speed of 133.516 MPH – showing the quickest way around New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 133.427 MPH was outside pole-sitter Kevin Harvick, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (133.399 MPH) who was third, Joey Logano (132.845) fourth and Kurt Busch (132.803) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (132.752 MPH) who was sixth, Jimmie Johnson (132.748) seventh, Denny Hamlin (132.734) eighth, Matt Kenseth (132.715) ninth and Austin Dillon (132.702) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN later this morning/early afternoon.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind Gap # Laps
1 19 Carl Edwards 133.516 28.527 Leader Leader 27
2 4 Kevin Harvick 133.427 28.546 -0.019 -0.019 27
3 2 Brad Keselowski 133.399 28.552 -0.025 -0.006 44
4 22 Joey Logano 132.845 28.671 -0.144 -0.119 44
5 41 Kurt Busch 132.803 28.680 -0.153 -0.009 58
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 132.752 28.691 -0.164 -0.011 38
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 132.748 28.692 -0.165 -0.001 49
8 11 Denny Hamlin 132.734 28.695 -0.168 -0.003 44
9 20 Matt Kenseth 132.715 28.699 -0.172 -0.004 45
10 3 Austin Dillon 132.702 28.702 -0.175 -0.003 46
11 42 Kyle Larson 132.688 28.705 -0.178 -0.003 42
12 27 Paul Menard 132.683 28.706 -0.179 -0.001 48
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 132.623 28.719 -0.192 -0.013 34
14 24 Jeff Gordon 132.563 28.732 -0.205 -0.013 44
15 55 David Ragan 132.503 28.745 -0.218 -0.013 40
16 31 Ryan Newman 132.448 28.757 -0.230 -0.012 43
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 132.434 28.760 -0.233 -0.003 34
18 18 Kyle Busch 132.429 28.761 -0.234 -0.001 39
19 43 Aric Almirola 132.370 28.774 -0.247 -0.013 37
20 1 Jamie McMurray 132.245 28.801 -0.274 -0.027 40
21 13 Casey Mears 132.232 28.804 -0.277 -0.003 57
22 14 Tony Stewart 132.186 28.814 -0.287 -0.010 53
23 5 Kasey Kahne 132.177 28.816 -0.289 -0.002 31
24 16 Greg Biffle 132.039 28.846 -0.319 -0.030 35
25 10 Danica Patrick 131.875 28.882 -0.355 -0.036 40
26 15 Clint Bowyer 131.678 28.925 -0.398 -0.043 35
27 47 AJ Allmendinger 131.628 28.936 -0.409 -0.011 34
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 131.234 29.023 -0.496 -0.087 37
29 51 Justin Allgaier 131.058 29.062 -0.535 -0.039 29
30 34 Brett Moffitt # 130.747 29.131 -0.604 -0.069 45
31 7 Alex Bowman 130.546 29.176 -0.649 -0.045 26
32 6 Trevor Bayne 130.416 29.205 -0.678 -0.029 40
33 35 Cole Whitt 130.403 29.208 -0.681 -0.003 20
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) 130.296 29.232 -0.705 -0.024 25
35 38 David Gilliland 129.944 29.311 -0.784 -0.079 22
36 46 Michael Annett 129.896 29.322 -0.795 -0.011 30
37 98 Ryan Preece 129.600 29.389 -0.862 -0.067 30
38 26 Josh Wise 129.582 29.393 -0.866 -0.004 26
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 129.450 29.423 -0.896 -0.030 9
40 23 Jeb Burton # 129.441 29.425 -0.898 -0.002 39
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 129.423 29.429 -0.902 -0.004 27
42 33 BJ McLeod 128.359 29.673 -1.146 -0.244 32
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 124.089 30.694 -2.167 -1.021 8

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

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 4 Kevin Harvick 3 12 132.412 Leader Leader
2 2 Brad Keselowski 35 44 132.186 -0.226 -0.226
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 32 41 132.075 -0.337 -0.111
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 29 38 132.048 -0.364 -0.027
5 11 Denny Hamlin 4 13 131.956 -0.456 -0.092
6 22 Joey Logano 31 40 131.944 -0.468 -0.012
7 18 Kyle Busch 25 34 131.943 -0.469 -0.001
8 20 Matt Kenseth 26 35 131.936 -0.476 -0.007
9 41 Kurt Busch 46 55 131.857 -0.555 -0.079
10 3 Austin Dillon 30 39 131.772 -0.640 -0.085
11 55 David Ragan 14 23 131.722 -0.690 -0.050
12 42 Kyle Larson 29 38 131.685 -0.727 -0.037
13 27 Paul Menard 30 39 131.570 -0.842 -0.115
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 4 13 131.558 -0.854 -0.012
15 31 Ryan Newman 5 14 131.552 -0.860 -0.006
16 24 Jeff Gordon 20 29 131.477 -0.935 -0.075
17 13 Casey Mears 45 54 131.229 -1.183 -0.248
18 43 Aric Almirola 3 12 131.188 -1.224 -0.041
19 16 Greg Biffle 25 34 131.126 -1.286 -0.062
20 1 Jamie McMurray 21 30 131.012 -1.400 -0.114
21 10 Danica Patrick 3 12 130.904 -1.508 -0.108
22 14 Tony Stewart 3 12 130.884 -1.528 -0.020
23 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 21 30 130.713 -1.699 -0.171
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 22 31 130.669 -1.74 -0.044
25 5 Kasey Kahne 3 12 130.410 -2.00 -0.259
26 51 Justin Allgaier 3 12 130.317 -2.10 -0.093
27 6 Trevor Bayne 3 12 129.413 -3.00 -0.904
28 40 Landon Cassill (i) 16 25 128.918 -3.49 -0.495
29 34 Brett Moffitt # 3 12 128.751 -3.66 -0.167
30 7 Alex Bowman 2 11 128.717 -3.69 -0.034
31 26 Josh Wise 14 23 127.820 -4.59 -0.897
32 23 Jeb Burton # 26 35 127.435 -4.98 -0.385
33 46 Michael Annett 1 10 126.985 -5.43 -0.450
34 33 BJ McLeod 1 10 124.301 -8.11 -2.684
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

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Rosberg takes Japanese pole after huge Kvyat crash

untitledSaturday’s qualifying session at Suzuka finished in dramatic fashion after Daniil Kvyat crashed his Red Bull at the end of Q3, leaving Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg on pole, less than a tenth of a second up on team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Williams were the Silver Arrows’ biggest rivals, with Valtteri Bottas third and Felipe Massa fifth, split by the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel, whose team mate Kimi Raikkonen was sixth. Daniel Ricciardo was seventh for Red Bull, ahead of Lotus’s Romain Grosjean and Force India’s Sergio Perez.

Kvyat ended up tenth after walking away from the wreckage of his heavily-damaged RB12. The Russian put a wheel on the grass on the run up to the hairpin and lost control before hitting the barriers and barrel rolling to a stop.

Max Verstappen progressed into Q2, but was unable to participate, having stopped his Toro Rosso with a loss of power at the hairpin at the end of Q1.

The Dutchman thus dropped out in the second phase, along with Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg – carrying a three-place grid drop for his collision with Massa in Singapore, Carlos Sainz in the sister Toro Rosso, Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.

Verstappen’s drama prevented several drivers improving on their final Q1 runs and eliminated in the opening phase were McLaren’s Jenson Button, Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson – who survived a spin at Spoon early in the session, team mate Felipe Nasr, and the Marussias of Will Stevens and Alexander Rossi.

Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:33.015 1:32.632 1:32.584 Leader 16
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:32.844 1:32.789 1:32.660 -0.076 15
3 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:34.326 1:33.416 1:33.024 -0.364 11
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:34.431 1:33.844 1:33.245 -0.221 11
5 19 Felipe Massa 1:34.744 1:33.377 1:33.337 -0.092 12
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:34.171 1:33.361 1:33.347 -0.010 10
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:34.399 1:34.153 1:33.497 -0.150 17
8 8 Romain Grojean 1:34.398 1:34.278 1:33.967 -0.470 19
9 11 Sergio Perez 1:35.001 1:34.174 0:00.000 -0.207 16
10 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:34.646 1:34.201 0:00.000 -0.027 15
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg* 1:35.328 1:34.390 Eliminated -0.189 13
12 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:34.873 1:34.453 Eliminated -0.063 15
13 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:34.796 1:34.497 Eliminated -0.044 13
14 14 Fernando Alonso 1:35.467 1:34.785 Eliminated -0.288 8
15 33 Max Verstappen 1:34.522 0:00.000 Eliminated 0.263 7
16 22 Jenson Button 1:35.664 Eliminated -1.142 6
17 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:35.673 Eliminated -0.009 5
18 12 Felipe Nasr 1:35.760 Eliminated -0.087 6
19 28 Will Stevens 1:38.783 Eliminated -3.023 5
20 53 Alexander Rossi 1:47.114 Eliminated -8.331 5
  • – Hulkenberg: 3 Place Grid Penalty 

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Rosberg returns Mercedes to P1 in final Suzuka practice

untitledAfter their surprisingly lacklustre showing in Singapore last weekend, Mercedes were back to something like their best in final practice in Japan on Saturday afternoon, with Nico Rosberg and team mate Lewis Hamilton moving several tenths of a second clear of their rivals.

In what was the first dry session of the weekend, Rosberg lapped the technical Suzuka circuit in 1m 33.995s – 0.297s faster than Hamilton and over half a second clear of Daniel Ricciardo’s best-of-the-rest Red Bull.

The Williams of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were fourth and fifth quickest, just ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen and the other SF15-T of Sebastian Vettel.

After yesterday’s wet weather, the final 60 minutes of practice proved to be predictably action-packed, with every driver well into double figures in the lap count as they sampled Pirelli’s orange-marked hard and the white-marked medium compound tyres for the first time this weekend.

As ever at this challenging circuit, there were several minor off-track moments, with FP2 pacesetter Daniil Kvyat having particular difficulties in his Red Bull, not least at Degner where he tripped through the gravel on the exit of the turn.

Japanese Grand Prix Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:33.995 Leader Leader 19
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:34.292 -0.297 -0.297 20
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:34.497 -0.502 -0.205 22
4 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:34.797 -0.802 -0.300 27
5 19 Felipe Massa 1:34.934 -0.939 -0.137 25
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:35.082 -1.087 -0.148 16
7 33 Max Verstappen 1:35.160 -1.165 -0.078 26
8 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:35.222 -1.227 -0.062 16
9 8 Romain Grojean 1:35.602 -1.607 -0.380 20
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:35.963 -1.968 -0.361 29
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:36.110 -2.115 -0.147 19
12 22 Jenson Button 1:36.174 -2.179 -0.064 15
13 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:36.199 -2.204 -0.025 19
14 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:36.294 -2.299 -0.095 23
15 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:36.307 -2.312 -0.013 21
16 14 Fernando Alonso 1:36.360 -2.365 -0.053 18
17 11 Sergio Perez 1:36.430 -2.435 -0.070 21
18 12 Felipe Nasr 1:36.919 -2.924 -0.489 24
19 28 Will Stevens 1:39.653 -5.658 -2.734 24
20 53 Alexander Rossi 1:39.819 -5.824 -0.166 22

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Carl Edwards wins the pole at NHMS

2Carl Edwards, with a qualifying lap speed of 137.980 MPH, captured the pole early Friday evening for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

This was Edwards’ third series pole and 16th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 16th series career pole in 401 races and his second series pole in 23 races at New Hampshire.

The reigning series champion, Kevin Harvick, will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 137.845 MPH; followed by his fellow Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate, Kurt Busch (137.800 MPH) starting third, Brad Keselowski (137.671) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (137.621) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kyle Larson (137.517 MPH) starting from sixth, Denny Hamlin (137.457) seventh, Joey Logano (137.378) eighth, Ryan Newman (137.022) ninth and Jeff Gordon (136.580) will start 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car field and going home was Travis Kvapil.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice session beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:30 a.m. – 12:2019 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 19 Carl Edwards 27.840 27.792 27.604 Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 27.843 27.664 27.631 -0.027
3 41 Kurt Busch 27.661 27.752 27.640 -0.009
4 2 Brad Keselowski 27.760 27.734 27.666 -0.026
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.938 27.640 27.676 -0.010
6 42 Kyle Larson 27.741 27.641 27.697 -0.021
7 11 Denny Hamlin 28.035 27.748 27.709 -0.012
8 22 Joey Logano 27.955 27.758 27.725 -0.016
9 31 Ryan Newman 27.943 27.777 27.797 -0.072
10 24 Jeff Gordon 27.844 27.741 27.887 -0.090
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 27.967 27.812 27.891 -0.004
12 5 Kasey Kahne 27.847 27.723 27.931 -0.040
13 20 Matt Kenseth 27.828 27.813 Eliminated -0.090
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 27.868 27.837 Eliminated -0.024
15 43 Aric Almirola 27.869 27.863 Eliminated -0.026
16 3 Austin Dillon 27.903 27.900 Eliminated -0.037
17 18 Kyle Busch 28.037 27.922 Eliminated -0.022
18 55 David Ragan 27.896 27.932 Eliminated -0.010
19 13 Casey Mears 28.025 27.943 Eliminated -0.011
20 27 Paul Menard 27.957 27.989 Eliminated -0.046
21 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.003 27.996 Eliminated -0.007
22 10 Danica Patrick 27.884 28.016 Eliminated -0.020
23 1 Jamie McMurray 28.032 28.106 Eliminated -0.090
24 51 Justin Allgaier 27.939 28.144 Eliminated -0.038
25 16 Greg Biffle 28.048 Eliminated -0.109
26 15 Clint Bowyer 28.053 Eliminated -0.005
27 14 Tony Stewart 28.078 Eliminated -0.025
28 35 Cole Whitt 28.087 Eliminated -0.009
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.098 Eliminated -0.011
30 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.120 Eliminated -0.022
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 28.144 Eliminated -0.024
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) 28.188 Eliminated -0.044
33 6 Trevor Bayne 28.209 Eliminated -0.021
34 38 David Gilliland 28.293 Eliminated -0.084
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 28.337 Eliminated -0.044
36 7 Alex Bowman 28.362 Eliminated -0.025
37 98 Ryan Preece 28.399 Eliminated -0.037
38 46 Michael Annett 28.519 Eliminated -0.120
39 33 BJ McLeod 28.740 Eliminated -0.221
40 26 Josh Wise 28.808 Eliminated -0.068
41 23 Jeb Burton # 28.816 Eliminated -0.008
42 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 28.866 Eliminated -0.050
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 29.326 Eliminated -0.460
44 30 Travis Kvapil (i) 28.725 Did Not Qualify 0.601

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Austin Dillon sweeps Truck practice

austin-dillon-texas-1-practice-getty

Once again on Friday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it was Austin Dillon at the top of the speed chart, as he ran a lap speed of 133.166 MPH during the final UNOH 175 practice session.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders, Spencer Gallagher (132.720 MPH) and Cameron Hayley (132.577 MPH) were second and third fastest respectively, Matt Crafton (132.406) fourth and Kyle Busch (132.232) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Johnny Sauter (132.112 MPH) who was sixth, ROTY contender Erik Jones (131.724) seventh, Timothy Peters (131.660) eighth, Cole Custer (131.597) ninth and Dalton Sargeant (131.424) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

The teams return to the track Saturday morning at 10:10 a.m ET on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying, and the current series qualifying track record at NHMS is 131.897 MPH – which was set by Cole Custer last year  (09/20/2014).

The 18th running of the UNOH 175 is set to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

UNOH 175 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 33 Austin Dillon (i) 133.166 26.602 Leader 40
2 23 Spencer Gallagher # 132.720 28.698 -2.096 45
3 13 Cameron Hayley # 132.577 28.729 -2.127 54
4 88 Matt Crafton 132.406 28.766 -2.164 32
5 51 Kyle Busch (i) 132.232 28.804 -2.202 49
6 98 Johnny Sauter 132.112 28.830 -2.228 30
7 4 Erik Jones # 131.724 28.915 -2.313 33
8 17 Timothy Peters 131.660 28.929 -2.327 40
9 00 Cole Custer 131.597 28.943 -2.341 46
10 5 Dalton Sargeant 131.424 28.981 -2.379 35
11 02 Tyler Young 130.977 29.080 -2.478 44
12 11 Ben Kennedy 130.887 29.100 -2.498 39
13 29 Austin Theriault # 130.842 29.110 -2.508 48
14 54 Gray Gaulding 130.725 29.136 -2.534 39
15 14 Daniel Hemric # 130.470 29.193 -2.591 36
16 05 John Wes Townley 130.113 29.273 -2.671 32
17 8 John Hunter Nemechek 129.975 29.304 -2.702 33
18 19 Tyler Reddick 129.772 29.350 -2.748 33
19 07 Ray Black Jr. # 129.670 29.373 -2.771 37
20 15 Mason Mingus 127.958 29.766 -3.164 34
21 86 Brandon Brown 126.816 30.034 -3.432 52
22 45 Ruben Pardo 125.397 30.374 -3.772 27
23 63 Akinori Ogata 124.691 30.546 -3.944 43
24 68 Clay Greenfield 124.397 30.618 -4.016 43
25 50 Tyler Tanner 123.418 30.861 -4.259 28
26 36 Justin Jennings 123.318 30.886 -4.284 6
27 74 Jordan Anderson 122.226 31.162 -4.560 18
28 94 Timmy Hill 120.558 31.593 -4.991 13
29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 120.524 31.602 -5.000 29
30 08 Korbin Forrester # 119.977 31.746 -5.144 12
31 6 Norm Benning 116.456 32.706 -6.104 10
32 44 Josh Reaume (i) 77.721 49.006 -22.404 2
33 0 Caleb Roark 0.000 0.000 26.602 0
34 1 Travis Kvapil 0.000 0.000 26.602 0

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