Archive for July 2011
Austin Dillon scored his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory with a pit stop strategy that took two new tires while his competitors picked up four. From there the grandson of Richard Childress scooted around Johnny Sauter with less then 25 laps to go and sailed to the victory.
Greg Pursley is the hottest driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series after a win at his hometrack just outside of Los Angeles. Leading the championship standings, the victory added to his points total as the series heads to the Northwestern United States with stops in Monroe, Wash. (July 9), Portland, Ore. (July 24) and Kalispell, Mont. (Aug. 13).
David Ragan’s atonement for a Daytona 500 miscue couldn’t have come at a better time. In a contract year, with rumors swirling about a possible driver change in the No. 6 Ford and possible dissatisfaction on the part of sponsor UPS (also in a contract year), Ragan bulled his way into the mix for a position in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup while erasing some of the haunting memories from the 500.
Joey Logano took the checkered flag as many of the cars that had led into the final turn—including those of Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola, Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler—wrecked behind him.