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Johnny Sauter captured the victory on Saturday afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway after leading 21 of the 100 laps. Sauter captured at least one race win in the past six seasons, which the current all-time record is eight, held by Dennis Setzer. Today was the 10th time of the 2014 season that he has finished a race inside the top-10. Today's race saw the fastest recorded average speed in a NASCAR Camping World Truck series event in the history of the series. The previous record was set in November of 2012 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter will leave the Michigan International Speedway with the points lead.
Sauter's teammate, Matt Crafton, came home with a second-place finish after also having a solid day. Crafton started the event from the 14th position after not having a great qualifying effort. He made his 13th career NASCAR Camping World Truck start at Michigan and earned his fourth top-10 finish there today. He leaves the 2.0-mile oval second in the series points standings. Crafton was 0.433 seconds behind his teammate when the 100-lap event was complete.
Ron Hornaday Jr. brought home his second best finish of the season so far today at the Michigan International Speedway by running up front most of the afternoon. Hornaday wasn't able to lead any laps, but shown that he certainly deserves to race in the series. He started the event from the 17th spot and drove to a third-place finish. Today's finish was his seventh top-10 finish at Michigan.
Kyle Busch, who started the race from 11th, took his No. 51 Toyota to a fifth-place finish after having some struggles throughout the event. Darrell Wallace Jr. also had problems today despite leading the most laps of the afternoon. He came home in the eleventh-position. Travis Kvapil looked to be a threat early on but he lost his engine seven laps into the race. He had to settle for the 26th spot.
The next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck series will be at the Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200. Race can be seen Wednesday live on Fox Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m. Et. The Motor Racing Network will provide the live radio coverage of the race.
Ryan Blaney captured the pole this morning at the Michigan International Speedway by being the only truck to post a time in the final round of qualifying. Blaney posted a fast time of 41.582 seconds, 173.152 mph. The pole will mark the third of his career in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series and will be the seventh time this season that he has started from inside the top-10.
Joey Logano will start the Careers for Veterans 200 from the second starting spot. Because only one truck was able to post a time in the final round, NASCAR determined the rest of the positions by round two times. Logano's fastest lap was 38.370 seconds, 187.647 mph. He will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck series start of the 2014 season.
Timothy Peters, which posted a 38.370 seconds, 187.256 mph. in the second round of qualifying, will roll off in the third spot Saturday afternoon. This will be the seventh time of the year that he has started from inside the top-10. Peters goes into the Michigan International Speedway hoping to improve on his average finish of 13.6. He also goes into the event sitting eighth in the points standings.
Kyle Busch goes into today's race hoping to capture his sixth win of the year. Busch isn't contending for the series driver championship, but is still chasing an owners title. He will start the race from the 11th spot. Johnny Sauter sits second in the points standings and will roll off from the fifth spot. Sauter's fast time was 38.480 seconds. His teammate, Matt Crafton, did not make the final round as he will start from 14th.
There were no on-track incidents during the entire three rounds of qualifying. TJ Bell was the only truck to not post a time in the first round of qualifying. No drivers failed to qualify as only 29 showed up.
Jeff Gordon shattered the previous track record this afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway during qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400. Gordon captured his 76th career pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series after running a fast time of 34.857 seconds, 206.558 mph. He sat in the sixth-position in the first round but was able to lead the final two rounds of qualifying. It was certainly a punching match all afternoon long between drivers gunning for the pole.
Starting inside the second spot on Sunday will be Joey Logano after running a time of 34.887 seconds, 206.381 mph. Logano was certainly one of the top contenders, and also the fan favorite to win the pole, but fell short by just 0.030 seconds. Sunday will mark the 18th time that the 24-year-old has started from inside the top-10 this year. Logano will go into the Pure Michigan 400 hoping to capture his third win of the year.
Carl Edwards, who was fastest in the first of three rounds this afternoon, will start from the third spot. Edwards posted his fast time of 34.932 seconds, 206.115 mph. This will mark the eighth time this season that Edwards has started an event from inside the top-10. The No. 99 team, and the entire Roush-Fenway Racing organization, has been mighty fast this weekend despite not all being there this year.
Several drivers, such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, has been off the pace all day today in Michigan. Both drivers will start the race from positions 25 and 30. Denny Hamlin, which also didn't have a great day, will roll off Sunday from the 24th spot. Martin Truex Jr's sub driver, Matt Crafton, qualified the No. 78 car in the 39th spot. Crafton certainly did not get what he was expecting out of the car.
There was no on-track incidents during the three rounds of qualifying. Because only 43 cars showed up to race, nobody went home following the event.
Brad Keselowski captured the victory Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway after dominating the field by leading a total of a 146 laps. The win didn't come easy for him as he had to hold off Sam Hornish Jr. for most of the night. Keselowski made up one of the two drivers this evening who will run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway. Tonight was Keselowski's 30th win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Coming home in second was Michael McDowell after gaining a ton of positions when the final caution came out late into the race. McDowell was able to atleast lead one lap this evening but fell just shy of the victory by 0.887 seconds. Tonight's second-place finish ties him for his best in the series. This was his seventh top-10 finish after making eight previous starts.
Coming home in third tonight was Trevor Bayne after starting the U.S. Cellular 250 from the pole position. Bayne, however, got shuffled back through the field and drove his way back to salvage a third-place finish. Tonight he earned his fifth top-10 finish out of eight starts at the 0.875-mile oval. He was 0.179 seconds behind the race winner.
Chase Elliott will leave the Iowa Speedway with a two point lead over teammate Regan Smith. Sitting in third rides Elliott Sadler with 12 points behind the leader. Ty Dillon, who was the race highest finishing rookie, leaves in the fourth spot. Rounding out the top-five sits Trevor Bayne with 41 points behind.
The next race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be at Watkins Glen. Race will be televised live at 2:15 p.m. Et, on ABC. The Motor Racing Network will carry the live radio broadcast of the event. Brad Keselowski is the defending race winner.
Trevor Bayne captured the pole this afternoon at the Iowa Speedway after posting a fast time of 23.558 seconds, 133.713 mph. Today's pole marked the seventh of his Nationwide Series career. Saturday will mark the eighth time during this season that he has started from inside the top-10.
Rolling off in the second spot, and had the pole until nearly the last second, will be Brad Keselowski. Keselowski posted a fast time of 23.577 seconds, 133.605 mph. to earn his sixth top-10 start this season. He also will start his fourth race at the Iowa Speedway inside the top 10. He was just 0.019 seconds off of the pole.
Starting in the third spot will be Regan Smith after posting a fast time in the final round of 23.612 seconds, 133.407 mph. This will mark his fourth top-10 start at the Iowa Speedway, and his 13th in 20 attemps. Smith will be the highest Dash 4 Cash driver to start in the race this evening. Smith was 0.054 seconds off of the pole sitters time.
There were no on-track incidents during the two rounds of qualifying. Chris Buescher was the highest rookie in qualifying and will start from the ninth position.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will make its 20th stop on the tour Saturday at the Iowa Speedway for the U.S. Cellular 250. This will be the second of two scheduled events this season for the series at the 0.875-mile oval. Brad Keselowski, which is also entered to drive the No. 22 this weekend, comes into the race as the defending race winner.
A total of 40 drivers are on the entry list, which means none of those will be going home. Some of these drivers include: Josh Berry, Michael McDowell, Brad Keselowski, Carl Long, Kenny Wallace, Chase Pistone, Hal Martin, Matt Frahm, John Jackson, Chad Boat, Josh Reaume, and Morgan Shepered.
Last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one driver of Ty Dillon found his first career win in the series. Dillon started the Lilly Diabetes 250 from the third position and led a total of 47 laps. He has yet to capture a victory at Iowa, but has come close in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Back in May, which he made his first start at Iowa in a Nationwide Series car, Dillon drove to a eighth-place finish. He hopes the track will be nice enough to give him a win and the final Dash 4 Cash prize.
Josh Berry, who is a late model driver and met Nationwide Series team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on IRacing, will be making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Saturday. Berry worked with the team at the Iowa Speedway back in May where he served as a spotter for Regan Smith. He also traveled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend where he got advice from Kevin Harvick. It'll certainly be interesting to see how he will do in his debut.
Trevor Bayne hopes the Iowa Speedway will be kind to him and give him his third career victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The 0.875-mile oval gave the 23-year-old his second career win last year in June. He hopes a solid finish tonight can better his current average finish of 12.7.
You can catch the action this evening at 8:00 p.m. Et, live on ESPN. The Motor Racing Network will carry the live radio broadcast of the race. This event has always put on a great show for the race fans.
Brandon Jones had a great evening at the Iowa Speedway on Friday after capturing his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory. Jones made his 20th career start this evening after qualifying in the eighth position. With twelve races this season already gone by, Jones has earned five top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the series.
Finishing in second was Kenzie Ruston after coming up just shy of the victory this evening. Ruston started the night off from the 16th position and had to make adjustments through the entire event. With the finish she brought home tonight, she earned her seventh top-five, which continues to show her performance behind the wheel. She finished just 0.338 seconds behind the race winner.
Finishing in third was Cole Custer after leading towards the end but couldn't hold off Jones. Custer started the night from the sixth-place position. Tonight's finish gives him his seventh top-five of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series career combined. Custer was 1.926 seconds behind the race winner when the checkered flag flown.
The next race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be at Watkins Glen International on August 8th. The next stop for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will be at Evergreen for the NAPA Auto Parts / Toyota 150 on August 16th. Both races will be on a taped-delay.
Jesse Little captured the pole for tonight's Autolite Iridium XP 150 at the Iowa Speedway after posting a fast time of 23.883 seconds, 131.893 mph. The pole this afternoon will mark the first for Little in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition. Tonight he will try and translate the pole into his second career win in the series.
Starting in the second spot will be Brodie Kostecki after running a time of 23.952 seconds, 131.513 mph. Tonight will be Kostecki's 12th career start in the East division. The second-place starting spot marks the second best qualifying effort for the driver from Australia. He goes into the race Friday evening looking to score his first career series win. He was just 0.069 seconds off of the top spot.
Starting right behind the two front runners in third will be Kyle Benjamin after posting a time of 23.973 seconds, 131.153 mph. Tonight's third-place effort will tie him for his best in three starts in the series. He hopes the Iowa Speedway will be kind to him and give him the win. He was just 0.090 seconds off of the pole sitter.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series will return this weekend as a combination event at the Iowa Speedway on Friday night. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West feature some of the top rising NASCAR stars who might one day make it into the Sprint Cup Series. The defending race winner of this event is Cole Custer.
A total of 44 drivers are featured on the entry list this weekend but only 36 of them will take the green flag. Some of the numerous drivers you will see race include: Cole Custer, Ross Chastain, Brandon McReynolds, David Mayhew, Gray Gaulding, John Wood, Kaz Grala, Brodie Kostecki, John Funkhouser, Eddie MacDonald, Anderson Bowen and numerous other drivers.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has clicked off eight races so far this season in 2014. Seven of those eight races has been one by multiple drivers as David Mayhew has been the only repeat winner. The other drivers who look for their second win include, Cole Custer, Patrick Staropoli, Greg Pursley, Kyle Larson, James Bickford and Chris Eggleston. It'll certainly be interesting to see who will grab the win on Friday.
Daniel Suarez will be the one and only driver in this race who will run double duty. After he is done racing Friday evening, Suarez will fly south to Queretaro, Mexico to run in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series race on Saturday. So far this season, Suarez goes into tonight's race with two previous victories this season.
The next two events for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be on road courses. After the Watkins Glen and Virginia International Raceway events are complete, the series will make it's way back onto the ovals for the rest of the season.
Ben Rhodes has spread the points out in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East by 62 points over Cameron Hayley. Hayley goes into the Iowa Speedway hoping to possibly capture his first win of the 2014 season to tear down some of Rhodes lead. One of the fan favorites, Gray Gaulding, rides third in the series standings. Rounding out the fourth and fifth positions include Jesse Little and Brandon Jones.
Greg Pursley leads the standings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West going into the seasons ninth race of the year. Pursley holds the standings lead by 25 points over Dylan Lupton and hopes to come out with his second victory. Sitting in the third position rides Brandon McReynolds with 35 points behind the leader. David Mayhew and James Bickford round out the fourth and fifth positions.
The race can be seen on a taped-delay at 11:00 a.m. Et. on Fox Sports 1 on the eighth of August. The NASCARHomeTracks.com site will offer live coverage with the race central live and live scoring.
Kyle Busch will start on the pole for Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after posting a fast time of 50.031 seconds, 179.888 mph. While on his run late into the final round, the lap broke the previous track record, which he set there last season. Today's pole marks the fourth of the season for the 29-year-old and hopes to take the No. 54 to a much better finish than Sam Hornish Jr. last weekend. This marks the 12th time this season that Busch will start up inside the top 10.
Rolling off today in the second starting spot will be Busch's teammate of Matt Kenseth. Kenseth posted a fast time of 50.304 seconds, 178.912 mph. around the 2.5-mile track. On Saturday afternoon he'll be chasing for his first win of the 2014 season in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition. He lost the pole by 0.273 seconds. This will be his 12th start of the year in the series.
Starting in third will be Ty Dillon after having a solid weekend so far behind the wheel of his No. 3 Chevrolet. Dillon ran only one lap in the final round to post a fast time of 50.448 seconds, 178.402 mph. He will start from inside the top-10 for his 10th time of the 2014 season and hopes to earn his first career victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Dillon was 0.417 seconds off of the pole sitter's time.
Two drivers of Kevin Lepage and Tommy Joe Martins failed to qualify as 42 drivers showed up to make the race. Martins, unlike Lepage, did not post a time in the first round of qualifying. There was no on-track incidents.
When round two of knockout qualifying was completed, there was some surprises of drivers not making the top-12 cut. Among those were Larson, Reed, Kwasniewski, Ragan, and among numerous others who was fast on Friday in practice that did not advance. These drivers will certainly be fun to watch as they try and score the victory.