Archive for May 2011
Kevin Harvick, a driver who wasn’t a factor for 600 miles, won the race when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas a half-mile from the finish line after the event went to overtime for the first time in its history.
Subbing for sidelined Trevor Bayne, Kenseth won the 26th Nationwide race of his career. Carl Edwards ran second, followed by Kyle Busch, polesitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Reed Sorenson. Brad Keselowski, Steve Wallace, Brian Scott, Aric Almirola and Elliott Sadler completed the top 10.
With 28 wins, Kyle Busch is tied for second all-time in the truck series with Mike Skinner and Jack Sprague.
As was the case last year, the victory in the Pit Crew Challenge will give Denny Hamlin first choice of pit stalls for Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The no-brainer selection is pit stall No. 1, closest to the exit from pit road.
A two-tire call late in Sunday’s FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway put Matt Kenseth on the front row for a restart on Lap 367 of 400, and that was all he needed to secure his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season and the 20th of his career.
Antron Brown drove his Matco Tools dragster to a 3.856-second run at 318.69 mph to hold off teammate Tony Schumacher and earn his second win of the season, 27th of his career and fourth at Atlanta Dragway (two in Top Fuel, two in Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Kyle Busch continues to have the hot hand no matter the series he's racing in or what track that show is at on any given weekend.
Daryn PIttman picks up 30th career victory in thrilling fashion over Brian Leppo and Jason Sides to net a $8,000 payday.
Despite being winless this season, Larry
Once dominated by the likes of Bob Glidden, Lee Shepherd, Johnson and most recently by the Summit Racing tandem of Anderson and Jason Line, NHRA Pro Stock racing these days is proving to be filled with quite a bit of parity. In five races so far, there have been five different No. 1 qualifiers and four different winners.
The victory was redemption for Smith, who was deprived of an apparent victory at Talladega in 2008 when he was penalized for passing Tony Stewart below the yellow out-of-bounds line that separates the racing surface from the apron.
Kyle Busch is getting closer to Mark Martin's number one all-time ranking for victories on the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Las Vegas netted the win at Darlington Raceway on Friday night to climb within one of the historic mark.
Not only did Joey Saldana put the Kasey Kahne Racing Red Bull Maxim in victory lane, he also increased his lead in the 2011 championship battle to 51 points.
With the victory, longtime Funny Car racer Del Worsham joined Mike Dunn as the only drivers to win this event in both nitro categories. Worsham powered away from Al-Anabi Racing teammate Larry Dixon to take his third win of the season and second in a row. He covered the distance in 3.880 seconds at 318.99 mph while defending world champ Dixon finished in 3.900 at 316.82.
Greg Pursley held off Moses Smith's furious challenge as a pair of green-white-checkered attempts pushed the scheduled 50-lap race to 63 laps.
Schumacher, Force, Tonglet and Humphrey maintain speed during Saturday's qualifying to sit atop the speed charts as Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals looms large.