September 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 PM
By Mark Eddinger
Here is a look at the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after the first two races of the 16-driver Challenger Round. Only Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway is left before the bottom four drivers in the Chase Grid are eliminated without advancing to the 12-driver Contender Round.
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|Chase Standing||Driver||New Hampshire Finish||Points Ahead or Behind Cutoff|
|1||Brad Keselowski||7th||Advanced w/ Chicago Win|
|2||Joey Logano||Winner||Advanced w/ NH win|
|3||Kevin Harvick||3rd||+ 41|
|4||Jimmie Johnson||5th||+ 31|
|5||Dale Earnhardt Jr||9th||+28|
|8||Carl Edwards||17th||+ 8|
|9||Matt Kenseth||21st||+ 8|
|10||AJ Allmendinger||13th||+ 7|
|11||Kasey Kahne||23rd||+ 6|
|12||Ryan Newman||18th||+ 6|
|13||Denny Hamlin||37th||- 6|
|14||Greg Biffle||16th||- 6|
|15||Kurt Busch||36th||- 8|
|16||Aric Almirola||6th||- 10| September 21st, 2014 at 7:12 PM
By Clayton Caldwell
Joey Logano came on strong at the end of the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his fourth race of the 2014 season and the seventh of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Logano's victory advances him to the Contender Round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The win was extra special for the Middletown, Connecticut native.
"Coolest place to win a Cup race is here, I watched my first race here when I was five and had to win one the right way here," Logano said in victory lane."This is my hometown track and it means so much to me."
Finishing in the second spot was rookie Kyle Larson with Kevin Harvick coming home third. Jamie McMurray finished in the fourth spot with Jimmie Johnson coming home fifth. Finishing in the sixth spot was Aric Almirola with Brad Keselowski coming home seventh. Kyle Busch finished in the eighth spot with Dale Earnhardt Jr coming home ninth and Brian Vickers rounded out the top ten.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 21st, 2014 at 12:29 PM
By Mark Eddinger
The problems started on the grid for Nico Rosberg's Mercedes as electronic issues did not allow his car to fire for the formation lap. He officially retired after 13 laps and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton took advantage by winning the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix and in doing so grabbed the Formula One World Championship points lead from Rosberg.
For Hamilton it was his seventh win in the 14 races this season and it was his 29th career win.
There was a spirited battle for the final two podium positions with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing staying ahead of the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.
The Singapore Grand Prix was scheduled for 61 laps but turned to a timed race with a 2-hour limit which officially ended the race after 60 laps.
The Caterham of Kamui Kobayashi also experienced grid drama and his team retired before even turning a lap. Rosberg meanwhile started from pit lane but clearly there was something amiss with the electronics on his car as he struggled to even pass the back marker of Max Chilton's Marussia.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 21st, 2014 at 12:39 AM
By Mark Eddinger
Burt Myers won his second pole of 2014 and 28th of his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour career on Saturday and then followed that up by leading all 150 laps of the Southern National 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina to score his third win of 2014 and 14th of his career.
Myers has now won three of the last four races. His three wins match the most he has scored in a single season with what he did back in 2005 and in 2013.
"I can't believe the run we are having right now," Myers said. "Everybody on all these teams works hard, but I can't be more proud of my guys and I am so happy I can give them another win."
George Brunnhoelzl III finished second and only 0.484 seconds behind Myers. Finishing third was Kyle Ebersole with David Calabrese fourth, and rookie Joe Ryan Osborne fifth. JR Bertuccio finished in sixth, Danny Bohn seventh, Andy Seuss eighth, Jason Myers ninth, and the last lead lap car was rookie Spencer Davis in tenth.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 20th, 2014 at 11:14 PM
By Clayton Caldwell
It came down to a late race restart in the closing laps of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night and Brendan Gaughan passed teammate Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott to win his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It's Gaughan first career Nationwide Series victory on an oval track.
Gaughan's teammate Brian Scott finished in the second position with Ty Dillon coming home third. Chase Elliott finished in the fourth position with Regan Smith coming home in the fifth position. Chirs Buescher finished sixth with Cale Conley finishing in the seventh spot. Michael McDowell came home eighth with Justin Boston coming home ninth and Ross Chastain finished in the tenth position.
Dillon started on the pole and led a good chunk of the race early on in the going. Dillon had the fastest car of the night in the early stages of the race. On lap three Trevor Bayne smacked the wall in is Roush Fenway Racing Ford but would continue. On lap four Harrison Rhodes spun bringing out the races' first caution flag. The race restarted on lap nine with Dillon in front and teammate Brendan Gaughan alongside. On lap 11 Gaughan passed Dillon for the lead and began to pull away from Dillon. By lap 14 Gaughan's lead was just under a second.Read more... Join the Conversation...