Lewis Hamilton WINS his first race of the 2016 season with a sensational drive

CjoURj7WEAE30L3The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco started behind the safety car in wet conditions, but was run mainly in glorious sunshine with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton narrowly defeating Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo after an epic battle around the streets of Monte Carlo.

Strategy – and a bungled pit stop from Red Bull – proved decisive. As the early rain eased, polesitter Ricciardo pitted first for intermediate tyres, while Hamilton chose to stay out until conditions improved enough for slick rubber.

Ricciardo had enough time in hand to make a further stop and regain his lead, but when he arrived at his garage, a miscommunication meant Red Bull had no tyres ready for him and the Australian was stationary for a very costly 13.6s. He rejoined just behind the world champion, a position on which he was never able to improve.

Sergio Perez took his sixth career podium with third place, after an inspired decision from Force India to switch him early to the hardest of the dry tyres. That allowed the Mexican to finish just ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Fernando Alonso secured McLaren’s best result of 2016 to date with a distant fifth place, while a very cautious Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg lost sixth place on the final straight to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, with his championship lead over Hamilton reduced by 19 points as a result.

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, McLaren’s Jenson Button and Williams’ Felipe Massa completed the top ten.

With rain heavy ahead of lights-out, racing finally began on lap eight, with Ricciardo making an excellent start to pull clear of the two Mercedes. Behind him, Renault’s Jolyon Palmer was the first victim of the tricky conditions, losing his Renault over the white lines on the start-finish straight, spearing into the wall and coming to a halt in the Ste Devote run-off.

Next to go was Kimi Raikkonen, who slid straight into the barriers coming into the hairpin on lap 11, immediately after the virtual safety car prompted by Palmer’s shunt had been with withdrawn. The Finn broke off his front wing and dragged it under his Ferrari all the way to the chicane before pulling off. In the process he almost forced Haas’s Romain Grosjean into the wall – the stewards will investigate post-race.

Daniil Kvyat’s race started with power issues on his Toro Rosso that put him a lap down before the safety car pulled in, but ended in the wall at Rascasse on Lap 21 after a bungled passing attempt on Renault’s Kevin Magnussen, with whom he had already tangled through the swimming pool section. Again, stewards are investigating. Magnussen retired a few laps later after taking his front wing off against the barriers at Mirabeau.

Max Verstappen went from Spain hero to Monaco zero with his third crash of the weekend, putting his Red Bull into the wall at Massenet on lap 35.

Felipe Nasr retired with smoke inside his Sauber on lap 52, shortly after he and team mate Marcus Ericsson had needlessly collided at Rascasse, the Swede making a late dive for the inside shortly after the Brazilian had been ordered to let him by. Ericsson also ended his race in the pits a few laps later. Stewards are investigating the intra-team incident.

Monaco Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 78 Leader Running 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo 78 -7.252 Running 18
3 11 Sergio Perez 78 -13.825 Running 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 78 -15.846 Running 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso 78 -1:25.076 Running 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg 78 -1:32.999 Running 8
7 6 Nico Roseberg 78 -1:33.290 Running 6
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 77 -1 Lap Running 4
9 22 Jenson Button 77 -1 Lap Running 2
10 19 Felipe Massa 77 -1 Lap Running 1
11 77 Valtteri Bottas 77 -1 Lap Running 0
12 21 Esteban Gutierrez 77 -1 Lap Running 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean 76 -2 Laps Running 0
14 94 Pascal Wehrlein 76 -2 Laps Running 0
15 88 Rio Haryanto 74 -4 Laps Running 0
16 9 Marcus Ericsson 51 -27 Laps Retired 0
17 12 Felipe Nasr 48 -30 Laps Retired 0
18 33 Max Verstappen 34 -44 Laps Retired 0
19 20 Kevin Magnussen 32 -46 Laps Retired 0
20 26 Daniil Kvyat 18 -60 Laps Retired 0
21 7 Kimi Raikkonen 10 -68 Laps Retired 0
22 30 Jolyon Palmer 7 -71 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 6 of the 2016 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 6 Nico Roseberg Mercedes 4 106 Leader Leader
2 44 Lewis Hamiton Mercedes 1 82 -24 -24
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 66 -40 -16
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0 61 -45 -5
5 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0 60 -46 -1
6 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1 38 -68 -22
7 19 Felipe Massa William-Mercedes 0 37 -69 -1
8 77 Valtteri Bottas William-Mercedes 0 29 -77 -8
9 11 Sergio Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 23 -83 -6
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 22 -84 -1
11 8 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 0 22 -84 0
12 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 18 -88 -4
13 55 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 16 -90 -2
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 14 -92 -2
15 20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 0 6 -100 -8
16 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 0 5 -101 -1
17 47 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 0 1 -105 -4
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas-Ferrari 0 0 -106 -1
19 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0 0 -106 0
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -106 0
21 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -106 0
22 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -106 0
23 88 Rio Haryanto MRT-Mercedes 0 0 -106 0

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 6 of the 2016 season at Monaco Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind Gap
1 Mercedes 5 188 Leader Leader
2 Ferrari 0 121 -67 -67
3 Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1 112 -76 -9
4 Williams-Mercedes 0 66 -122 -46
8 Haas-Ferrari 0 37 -151 -29
6 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 30 -158 -7
7 McLaren-Honda 0 24 -164 -6
5 Force India-Mercedes 0 22 -166 -2
9 Renault 0 6 -182 -16
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0 0 -188 -6
11 Manor-Mercedes 0 0 -188 0

 

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Lewis Hamilton on pole position for tomorrow’s Spanish GP, ahead of Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo

CiassH6WkAUJEckHamilton will start Sunday’s Barcelona race from pole position after beating Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by three-tenths of a second in qualifying. Meanwhile, Ferrari were outgunned by Red Bull as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took the row-two grid places.

Kimi Raikkonen was fifth in the leading scarlet car, immediately ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel. Then came Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Force India’s Sergio Perez. Fernando Alonso completed the top ten as McLaren made Q3 for the first time since 2014.

The Q2 phase accounted for Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, McLaren’s Jenson Button, Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat, Haas’s Romain Grosjean, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Gutierrez in the second Haas.

Felipe Massa was the big scalp in Q1, as an apparent timing error from Williams left the Brazilian 18th. Eliminated with him in the opening phase were Renault’s Jolyon Palmer, the Saubers of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, and the Manors of Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto.

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:23.214 1:22.159 1:22.000 Leader 13
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:23.002 1:22.759 1:22.280 -0.280 12
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:23.749 1:23.585 1:22.680 -0.400 12
4 33 Max Verstappen 1:23.578 1:23.178 1:23.087 -0.407 12
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:23.796 1:23.504 1:23.113 -0.026 14
6 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:24.124 1:23.688 1:23.334 -0.221 12
7 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:24.251 1:24.023 1:23.522 -0.188 12
8 11 Sergio Perez 1:24.698 1:24.003 1:23.782 -0.260 16
9 14 Fernando Alonso 1:24.578 1:24.192 1:23.981 -0.199 12
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:24.496 1:23.077 0:00.000 -0.096 11
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:24.463 1:24.203 Eliminated -0.126 13
12 22 Jenson Button 1:24.583 1:24.348 Eliminated -0.145 12
13 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:24.696 1:24.445 Eliminated -0.097 11
14 8 Romain Grojean 1:24.716 1:24.480 Eliminated -0.035 12
15 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:24.669 1:24.625 Eliminated -0.145 12
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:24.406 1:24.778 Eliminated -0.153 12
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:24.903 Eliminated -0.125 6
18 19 Felipe Massa 1:24.941 Eliminated -0.038 4
19 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:25.202 Eliminated -0.261 8
20 12 Felipe Nasr 1:25.579 Eliminated -0.377 8
21 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:25.745 Eliminated -0.166 9
22 88 Rio Haryanto 1:25.939 Eliminated -0.194 9

 

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Rosberg puts Mercedes top in Spanish FP2 as Ferrari stay within reach

CiVoB9cXEAAPEM8Mercedes and Ferrari battled it out for top honours in Friday afternoon’s second practice in Spain, with Nico Rosberg ultimately out-pacing Kimi Raikkonen by a quarter of second. Respective team mates Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were third and fourth fastest.

Local hero Carlos Sainz was the Red Bull stable’s lead driver, the Toro Rosso star taking fifth place ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, whose new Red Bull Racing team mate Max Verstappen finished eighth. The man he replaced – Daniil Kvyat – was 15th in the sister Toro Rosso.

Fernando Alonso made it two Spaniards in the top ten with a highly encouraging seventh place for McLaren, as the Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top ten.

Jolyon Palmer lost significant track time after the left-rear tyre on his Renault deflated ten minutes into the session. Running was red-flagged for eight minutes as marshals cleared debris, but the Briton was later able to resume his programme.

Spanish Grand Prix Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Roseberg 1:23.922 Leader Leader 35
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:24.176 -0.254 -0.254 31
3 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:24.641 -0.719 -0.465 27
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:25.017 -1.095 -0.376 35
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:25.131 -1.209 -0.114 39
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:25.194 -1.272 -0.063 37
7 14 Fernando Alonso 1:25.342 -1.420 -0.148 31
8 33 Max Verstappen 1:25.375 -1.453 -0.033 31
9 11 Sergio Perez 1:25.437 -1.515 -0.062 32
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:25.453 -1.531 -0.016 35
11 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:25.708 -1.786 -0.255 30
12 22 Jenson Button 1:25.893 -1.971 -0.185 20
13 8 Romain Grojean 1:25.899 -1.977 -0.006 33
14 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:26.244 -2.322 -0.345 40
15 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:26.375 -2.453 -0.131 44
16 19 Felipe Massa 1:26.491 -2.569 -0.116 36
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:26.770 -2.848 -0.279 16
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:26.960 -3.038 -0.190 40
19 88 Rio Haryanto 1:27.252 -3.330 -0.292 39
20 12 Felipe Nasr 1:27.812 -3.890 -0.560 40
21 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:28.205 -4.283 -0.393 9
22 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:28.501 -4.579 -0.296 42

 

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Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 in Spanish GP first practice

CiU5B0IWEAA8jbfSebastian Vettel led team mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari made full use of their soft tyres to top the timesheet in first practice at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday morning.

Mercedes, who unlike the Prancing Horse only used Pirelli’s medium compound rubber, were half a second back, with championship leader Nico Rosberg edging Lewis Hamilton in the fight for third.

Max Verstappen, making his debut for Red Bull, was a solid sixth behind new team mate Daniel Ricciardo, while Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat ended up in 12th, four spots and half a second down on the other STR11 of Carlos Sainz.

Esteban Ocon, participating in FP1 in place of Jolyon Palmer, had a disappointing session for Renault, completing just six untimed laps before being halted by a technical issue.

Sergio Perez also experienced mechanical woes, though Force India were able to repair his car and return the Mexican to the track before the end of the session.

While the top quartet were in a league of their own – and the Red Bulls completed a mini-group with Williams’ Valtteri Bottas – it was very close behind, with less than one second covering Sainz in eighth down to Perez in 14th.

That grouping included the second Williams of Felipe Massa, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen, Kvyat and Perez’s team mate Nico Hulkenberg.

While Alonso therefore earned McLaren’s heavily-revised MP4-31 a place in the top 10, team mate Jenson Button was far less happy. He finished 19th – 1.4s down on Alonso – and complained of handling issues during the 90-minute session.

Haas’s Romain Grosjean was also unhappy, labelling his car a ‘disaster’ in low-speed corners. The Frenchman – who along with team mate Esteban Gutierrez did not set a time in the opening half of the session – wound up 16th, with Gutierrez one spot further back.

The session was also notable for a couple of off-track moments in Turn 1 for Hamilton, whose Mercedes is using a new MGU-H after his recent problems, one for Raikkonen, and a spin by Massa in Turn 5.

Spanish Grand Prix First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:23.951 Leader Leader 22
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:24.089 -0.138 -0.138 18
3 6 Nico Roseberg 1:24.454 -0.503 -0.365 34
4 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:24.611 -0.660 -0.157 33
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:25.416 -1.465 -0.805 25
6 33 Max Verstappen 1:25.585 -1.634 -0.169 29
7 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:25.672 -1.721 -0.087 36
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:26.078 -2.127 -0.406 19
9 19 Felipe Massa 1:26.186 -2.235 -0.108 32
10 14 Fernando Alonso 1:26.243 -2.292 -0.057 18
11 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:26.576 -2.625 -0.333 30
12 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:26.583 -2.632 -0.007 21
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:26.938 -2.987 -0.355 27
14 11 Sergio Perez 1:27.064 -3.113 -0.126 9
15 12 Felipe Nasr 1:27.253 -3.302 -0.189 27
16 8 Romain Grojean 1:27.258 -3.307 -0.005 17
17 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:27.283 -3.332 -0.025 18
18 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:27.392 -3.441 -0.109 24
19 22 Jenson Button 1:27.610 -3.659 -0.218 19
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:28.084 -4.133 -0.474 29
21 88 Rio Haryanto 1:29.052 -5.101 -0.968 34
22 45 Esteban Ocon 0:00.000 -1:23.951 -1:29.052 6

 

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Kyle Busch becomes first 3-time winner of 2016 with late rally at Kansas

Ch5saRqWMAAz2UBAfter 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch finally scratched off a victory at a track that has eluded him, as he wins Saturday night’s 2016 NSCS Go Bowling 400.

This was Busch’s third series win and ninth top-10 finish of the season, his 37th series career win in 401 races and his first series win in 19 races at Kansas.

Finishing second, by a 1.112 second margin, was the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, and he was followed by Kurt Busch finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth, and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Austin Dillon taking sixth-place, Ryan Newman seventh, AJ Allmendinger eighth, ROTY candidate Chase Elliott ninth and Brad Keselowski bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Kansas with a 4-point lead over Kyle Busch.

Inspection is clear, 18 and 4 will go back to R&D center.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 141.909 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 49 Mins, 20 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.112 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 30 laps

Up Next: The series heads to the “monster mile” of the Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 on Sunday, May 15th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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Go Bowling 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 69 44 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 267 Running 0 39 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 0 38 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 3 38 1
5 21 Ryan Blaney # 267 Running 0 36 0
6 3 Austin Dillon 267 Running 0 35 0
7 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 34 0
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 267 Running 0 33 0
9 24 Chase Elliott # 267 Running 0 32 0
10 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 3 32 1
11 19 Carl Edwards 267 Running 0 30 0
12 14 Tony Stewart 267 Running 12 30 1
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 267 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 172 29 2
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 267 Running 0 26 0
16 5 Kasey Kahne 267 Running 0 25 0
17 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 24 0
18 43 Aric Almirola 265 Running 0 23 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer 265 Running 0 22 0
20 10 Danica Patrick 265 Running 2 22 1
21 13 Casey Mears 265 Running 0 20 0
22 44 Brian Scott # 265 Running 0 19 0
23 7 Regan Smith 265 Running 1 19 1
24 34 Chris Bueshcher # 265 Running 0 17 0
25 6 Trevor Bayne 264 Running 0 16 0
26 1 Jamie McMurray 264 Running 0 15 0
27 16 Greg Biffle 264 Running 0 14 0
28 95 Michael McDowell 264 Running 0 13 0
29 23 David Ragan 264 Running 1 13 1
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 264 Running 1 12 1
31 38 Landon Cassill 264 Running 0 10 0
32 46 Michael Annett 260 Running 0 9 0
33 55 Reed Sorenson 257 Running 0 8 0
34 32 Joey Gase (i) 257 Running 0 0 0
35 42 Kyle Larson 252 Accident 0 6 0
36 30 Josh Wise 245 Suspension 0 5 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin 240 Accident 0 4 0
38 22 Joey Logano 240 Accident 3 4 1
39 98 Cole Whitt 212 Running 0 2 0
40 27 Paul Menard 129 Engine 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 390 Leader 11 1 5 9 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 386 -4 11 3 9 9 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 367 -23 11 2 5 8 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 353 -37 11 2 5 6 0
5 41 Kurt Busch 350 -40 11 0 3 9 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 332 -58 11 2 3 6 0
7 22 Joey Logano 320 -70 11 0 3 6 2
8 3 Austin Dillon 307 -83 11 0 3 6 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 305 -85 11 0 4 5 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 303 -87 11 0 1 4 0
11 24 Chase Elliott # 303 -87 11 0 3 7 1
12 1 Jamie McMurray 276 -114 11 0 1 2 0
13 11 Denny Hamlin 273 -117 11 1 3 4 2
14 20 Matt Kenseth 269 -121 11 0 1 3 2
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 265 -125 11 0 1 3 0
16 21 Ryan Blaney # 255 -135 11 0 1 4 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 31 Ryan Newman 253 -2 11 0 0 3 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 249 -6 11 0 1 3 1
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 246 -9 11 0 1 2 1
20 6 Trevor Bayne 244 -11 11 0 1 2 0
21 42 Kyle Larson 203 -52 11 0 1 2 2
22 43 Aric Almirola 203 -52 11 0 0 0 2
23 27 Paul Menard 202 -53 11 0 0 1 3
24 16 Greg Biffle 202 -53 11 0 0 0 2
25 10 Danica Patrick 188 -67 11 0 0 0 3
26 15 Clint Bowyer 182 -73 11 0 0 2 1
27 38 Landon Cassill 180 -75 11 0 0 0 0
28 13 Casey Mears 169 -86 11 0 0 0 0
29 44 Brian Scott # 161 -94 11 0 0 0 0
30 7 Regan Smith 146 -109 11 0 0 1 1
31 93 Matt Dibenedetto 140 -115 11 0 0 1 2
32 23 David Ragan 137 -118 11 0 0 0 2
33 59 Michael McDowell 133 -122 10 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 118 -137 11 0 0 0 2
35 46 Michael Annett 99 -156 11 0 0 0 1
36 98 Cole Whitt 88 -167 9 0 0 0 2
37 14 Tony Stewart 87 -168 3 0 0 1 0
38 14 Brian Vickers 86 -169 5 0 0 1 1
39 55 Michael Waltrip 42 -213 2 0 0 0 0
40 30 Josh Wise 39 -216 9 0 0 0 3
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 36 -219 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 34 -221 2 0 0 0 0
43 35 David Gilliland 24 -231 1 0 0 0 0
44 55 Reed Sorenson 19 -371 5 0 0 0 1
45 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -387 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 390 Leader 11
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 3 386 -4 11
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 367 -23 11
4 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 353 -37 11
5 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 350 -40 11
6 Team Penske 2 2 332 -58 11
7 Team Penske 22 0 320 -70 11
8 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 307 -83 11
9 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 305 -85 11
10 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 303 -87 11
11 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 303 -87 11
12 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 276 -114 11
13 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 273 -117 11
14 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 269 -121 11
15 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 265 -125 11
16 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 255 -135 11
17 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 253 -137 11
18 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 249 -141 11
19 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 246 -144 11
20 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 244 -146 11
21 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 239 -151 11
22 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 203 -187 11
23 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 203 -187 11
24 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 202 -188 11
25 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 202 -188 11
26 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 188 -202 11
27 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 182 -208 11
28 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 180 -210 11
29 Germain Racing 13 0 169 -221 11
30 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 161 -229 11
31 BK Racing 83 0 151 -239 11
32 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 146 -244 11
33 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 144 -246 11
34 BK Racing 23 0 137 -253 11
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 118 -272 11
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 99 -291 11
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 91 -299 11
38 Premium Motorsports 98 0 88 -302 11
39 Premium Motorsports 55 0 49 -341 6
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 39 -351 11
41 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -364 1
42 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 24 -366 2
43 BK Racing 93 0 5 -385 2
44 BK Racing 26 0 3 -387 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -390 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 6 464 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 443 -21
3 Ford 2 404 -60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Byron wins first Truck series race thanks to last-lap crash

Ch0w7byUUAAFm6m2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, William Bryon, captured his first career NCWTS victory Friday night as he wins the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

This was Byron’s first series victory and second top-10 finish of the season, his first series career victory in five races and his first series victory in one race at Kansas.

Following Bryon to the drop of the checkered flag were Matt Crafton finishing second, Daniel Hemric third, ROTY contender Christopher Bell fourth and Clinton Bowyer finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Ryan Truex taking sixth-place, ROTY Cole Custer seventh, Timothy Peters eighth, Ben Kennedy ninth and Spencer Gallagher brought home 10th-place.

With his eighth-place finish, Timothy Peters leaves Kansas with a 8-point lead over Daniel Hemric.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 108.511 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 00 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 19 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 11 for 47 laps

Up Next: The Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 13th, with an approximate starting time of 5:50 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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Toyota Tundra 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 9 William Byron # 170 Running 34 36 4
2 88 Matt Crafton 170 Running 57 33 2
3 19 Daniel Hemric 170 Running 0 30 0
4 4 Christopher Bell 170 Running 5 30 1
5 24 Clint Bowyer (i) 170 Running 0 0 0
6 81 Ryan Truex 170 Running 0 27 0
7 00 Cole Custer # 170 Running 0 26 0
8 17 Timothy Peters 170 Running 1 26 1
9 33 Ben Kennedy 170 Running 0 24 0
10 23 Spencer Gallagher 170 Running 0 23 0
11 02 Tyler Young 170 Running 0 22 0
12 86 Brandon Brown 170 Running 0 21 0
13 29 Tyler Reddick 170 Running 56 21 1
14 11 Matt Tifft 170 Running 0 19 0
15 07 BJ McLeod 170 Running 0 0 0
16 21 Johnny Sauter 170 Running 9 18 1
17 71 Mike Bliss 170 Running 0 16 0
18 41 Ben Rhodes # 169 Running 5 16 1
19 13 Cameron Hayley 169 Running 2 15 1
20 50 Travis Kvapil 169 Running 0 13 0
21 49 Timmy Hill 168 Running 0 12 0
22 98 Rico Abreu # 167 Running 0 11 0
23 63 Bobby Pierce 167 Running 0 10 0
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 164 Running 0 9 0
25 22 Austin Self 161 Running 0 8 0
26 05 John Wes Townley 149 Running 1 8 1
27 51 Cody Coughlin 145 Running 0 6 0
28 8 John Hunter Nemechek 141 Running 0 5 0
29 66 Jordan Anderson 82 Accident 0 4 0
30 1 Ryan Ellis (i) 52 Suspension 0 0 0
31 92 Parker Kligerman 48 Accident 0 2 0
32 44 Tommy Joe Martins 26 Suspension 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 17 Timothy Peters 103 Leader 4 0 2 3 0
2 19 Daniel Hemric 95 -8 4 0 2 3 0
3 81 Ryan Truex 93 -10 4 0 1 2 0
4 02 Tyler Young 89 -14 4 0 0 1 0
5 8 John H. Nemechek 88 -15 4 1 2 2 0
6 88 Matt Crafton 88 -15 4 0 1 3 1
7 9 William Byron # 87 -16 4 1 2 2 1
8 23 Spencer Gallagher 85 -18 4 0 0 3 0
Points Outside the Top 8
9 86 Brandon Brown 83 -2 4 0 1 1 0
10 92 Parker Kligerman 82 -3 4 0 1 3 1
11 13 Cameron Hayley 81 -4 4 0 1 2 1
12 41 Ben Rhodes # 77 -8 4 0 0 2 0
13 11 Ben Kennedy 74 -11 4 0 0 1 1
14 4 Christopher Bell # 69 -16 4 0 1 1 1
15 29 Tyler Reddick 69 -16 4 0 0 0 0
16 21 Johnny Sauter 60 -25 4 1 1 1 1
17 98 Rico Abreu # 60 -25 4 0 0 1 1
18 22 Austin Self 57 -28 4 0 0 0 0
19 00 Cole Custer # 55 -30 4 0 0 1 2
20 05 John Wes Townley 53 -32 4 0 0 1 1
21 49 Timmy Hill 53 -32 4 0 0 0 0
22 50 Travis Kvapil 52 -33 3 0 1 1 0
23 33 Grant Enfinger # 42 -43 2 0 1 1 0
24 75 Caleb Holman 24 -61 1 0 0 1 0
25 07 Michel Disdier 22 -63 1 0 0 0 0
26 20 Austin Hill 21 -64 1 0 0 0 0
27 11 Matt Tifft # 19 -66 1 0 0 0 0
28 71 Mike Bliss 19 -66 2 0 0 0 1
29 07 Shane Lee 16 -69 1 0 0 0 0
30 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 13 -72 2 0 0 0 0
31 78 Chris Fontaine 11 -74 1 0 0 0 1
32 1 Bryce Napier 10 -75 1 0 0 0 0
33 63 Bobby Pierce 10 -75 1 0 0 0 0
34 44 Tommy Joe Martins 10 -93 3 0 0 0 2
35 74 Paige Decker 8 -95 1 0 0 0 0
36 18 Cody Coughlin # 8 -95 2 0 0 0 1
37 2 Austin Theriult 8 -95 1 0 0 0 1
38 32 Justin Haley 7 -96 1 0 0 0 1
39 66 Jordan Anderson 7 -96 2 0 0 0 2
40 71 Carlos Contreras 6 -97 1 0 0 0 0
41 10 Claire Decker 6 -97 1 0 0 0 0
42 63 Spencer Boyd 5 -98 1 0 0 0 1
43 33 Kaz Grala 2 -101 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standing
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tom Deloach 17 0 103 Leader 4
2 Brad Keselowski 19 0 95 -8 4
3 Shigeaki Hattori 81 0 93 -10 4
4 Randy Young 02 0 89 -14 4
5 Joe Nemechek 8 1 88 -15 4
6 Rhonda Thorson 88 0 88 -15 4
7 Kyle Busch 9 1 87 -16 4
8 Maurice Gallagher 23 0 85 -18 4
9 Jerry Brown 186 0 83 -20 4
10 Ricky Benton 92 0 82 -21 4
11 Duke Thorson 13 0 81 -22 4
12 Duke Thorson 41 0 77 -26 4
13 Kyle Busch 4 0 69 -34 4
14 Tom Deloach 11 0 69 -34 4
15 Brad Keselowski 29 0 69 -34 4
16 Maurice Gallagher Jr 33 0 68 -35 4
17 Bobby Dotter 07 0 65 -38 4
18 Maurice Gallagher Jr 21 1 60 -43 4
19 Mike Curb 98 0 60 -43 4
20 Maurice Gallagher Jr 124 0 58 -45 2
21 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 00 0 55 -48 4
22 Tony Townley 05 0 53 -50 4
23 Jay Robinson 49 0 53 -50 4
24 Mark Beaver 50 0 42 -61 4
25 Kyle Busch 18 1 39 -64 2
26 Tim Self 22 0 39 -64 4
27 Michael Mittler 63 0 30 -73 4
28 Craig Martins 144 0 28 -75 4
29 Kyle Busch 51 0 28 -75 4
30 Carlos Contreas 171 0 25 -78 4
31 Bob Newberry 14 0 24 -79 2
32 Charles Henderson 175 0 24 -79 1
33 Tracy Lowe 1 0 23 -80 4
34 Beverly Mittler 136 0 21 -82 1
35 Bryan Hill 20 0 21 -82 1
36 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 0 19 -84 4
37 Todd Braun 132 0 18 -85 2
38 BJ McLeod 78 0 11 -92 2
39 Mike Harmon 74 0 8 -95 4
40 Brad Keselowski 2 0 8 -95 1
41 Jeff Bolen 266 0 7 -96 4
42 Carlos Lira 259 0 0 -103 2
43 Carlos Lira 258 0 0 -103 1
44 Norm Benning 6 0 0 -103 4
45 Clay Greenfield 68 0 0 -103 1
46 John Corr 143 0 0 -103 1
47 Jim Rosenblum 28 0 0 -103 1

 

2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 2 137 Leader
2 Chevrolet 2 131 -6
3 Ford 0 114 -23
4 Ram 0 8 -129

 

Race Awards
Keystone Light Pole Award John Wes Townley, #05 177.253
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race William Byron, #9
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Triad Racing Technologies (TRT), #88
Sunoco Rookie of the Race William Byron, #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Truex Jr wins the pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway

Early Friday evening at Kansas Speedway in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Martin Truex Jr. – with a qualifying lap speed of 190.921 MPH – captured the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400.

This was Truex’s first series pole and sixth top-10 start of the season, his eighth series career pole in 380 races and his first series pole in 16 races at Kansas.

Matt Kenseth, with a qualifying lap speed of 190.564 MPH, will start second on the outside pole, and he’ll be followed by Denny Hamlin (190.402 MPH) starting third, Kurt Busch (190.134) fourth and Brad Keselowski (189.907) starts fifth.

Defending series champion, Kyle Busch (189.873 MPH) will start from sixth, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney (189.673) starts seventh, Ryan Newman (189.553) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (189.261) ninth and Trevor Bayne (188.627) rounds out the top-10 starting positions.

With only 40 drivers attempting to fill the 40-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 6th annual Go Bowling 400 is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night on FOX Sports 1.

Go Bowling 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.451 28.433 28.284 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth 28.416 28.315 28.337 -0.053
3 11 Denny Hamlin 28.646 28.399 28.361 -0.024
4 41 Kurt Busch 28.518 28.423 28.401 -0.040
5 2 Brad Keselowski 28.692 28.547 28.435 -0.034
6 18 Kyle Busch 28.581 28.514 28.440 -0.005
7 21 Ryan Blaney # 28.734 28.485 28.470 -0.030
8 31 Ryan Newman 28.653 28.549 28.488 -0.018
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.626 28.506 28.532 -0.044
10 6 Trevor Bayne 28.675 28.548 28.628 -0.096
11 27 Paul Menard 28.766 28.558 28.706 -0.078
12 19 Carl Edwards 28.569 28.510 28.730 -0.024
13 24 Chase Elliott # 28.764 28.571 Eliminated -0.061
14 22 Joey Logano 28.603 28.574 Eliminated -0.003
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 28.596 28.614 Eliminated -0.040
16 14 Tony Stewart 28.795 28.634 Eliminated -0.020
17 3 Austin Dillon 28.551 28.637 Eliminated -0.003
18 42 Kyle Larson 28.741 28.641 Eliminated -0.004
19 43 Aric Almirola 28.616 28.664 Eliminated -0.023
20 16 Greg Biffle 28.709 28.715 Eliminated -0.051
21 1 Jamie McMurray 28.782 28.739 Eliminated -0.024
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 28.757 28.875 Eliminated -0.136
23 10 Danica Patrick 28.701 28.906 Eliminated -0.031
24 83 Matt Dibenedetto 28.779 28.954 Eliminated -0.048
25 34 Chris Bueshcher # 28.811 Eliminated -0.032
26 4 Kevin Harvick 28.853 Eliminated -0.042
27 5 Kasey Kahne 28.854 Eliminated -0.001
28 44 Brian Scott # 28.866 Eliminated -0.012
26 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.925 Eliminated -0.059
30 95 Michael McDowell 28.927 Eliminated -0.002
31 13 Casey Mears 28.933 Eliminated -0.006
32 7 Regan Smith 28.972 Eliminated -0.039
33 15 Clint Bowyer 28.987 Eliminated -0.015
34 23 David Ragan 29.112 Eliminated -0.125
35 38 Landon Cassill 29.199 Eliminated -0.087
36 30 Josh Wise 29.419 Eliminated -0.220
37 98 Cole Whitt 29.502 Eliminated -0.083
38 32 Joey Gase (i) 29.678 Eliminated -0.176
39 46 Michael Annett 30.263 Eliminated -0.585
40 55 Reed Sorenson 30.426 Eliminated -0.163

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

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