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The win was by no means a fluke, because as the race progressed, Brad Keselowski's car identified itself as the clear class of the field. He took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution for rain.
Ty Dillon crossed the finish line 5.736 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski to win Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Busch ran third, followed by reigning series champion James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
It was just the second win of Truex's career, his first since Dover in 2007. It put Michael Waltrip Racing in Victory Lane for the second year in a row after Clint Bowyer won here last season.
It was A.J. Allmendinger's first start in a Nationwide Series race since 2008. But he's no stranger to victory lane at the 4-mile Road America road course, having won there in the now-defunct Champ Car World Series in 2006.
Chad Little and four other Western United States racing icons were inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on Thursday evening.
The win secured Greg Biffle a berth in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and moved him up a spot to eighth in the standings.
Regan Smith, the Nationwide points leader, held off the fast-closing Kyle Larson to win by 0.330 seconds or about five car lengths. Smith was aided by Greg Ives from Bark River, Mich. who made the crucial calls in the middle of the race. It was Smith's second victory of the year, both times starting from 20th after poor qualifying attempts.
It wasn't a track record but it was more than fastest enough to push aside Kurt Busch (201.879 mph) and Kasey Kahne (201.213 mph), his two closest competitors. It was the 12th career pole for Carl Edwards in his 316 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Jimmie Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400, beating Greg Biffle to the finish line by 1.208 seconds.
The victory was the fourth in the last five Nationwide races at Iowa Speedway for Bayne's crew chief Mike Kelley, who guided Ricky Stenhouse to three straight wins here in 2011 and 2012.
The series’ inaugural visit to I-44 Speedway in Lebanon looked to be in the hands of either one of the Gene Price Motorsports entries of polesitter Cameron Hayley or Greg Pursley, who swapped the lead six times through the first 147 laps of the race. But when Michael Self got the No. 21 Golden Gate Meat/iON Chevrolet under them in Turn 4 to make it three-wide on Lap 148, Hayley and Pursley skidded up the track and Self powered to the lead.
A late caution pushed the scheduled 150-lap event to 159 laps. On each restart, however, Michael Self was able to power away, leaving Dylan Kwasniewski and early race-leader Brett Moffitt to battle for second. Kwasniewski wound up claiming the runner-up spot over Moffitt. As the top finishing East driver, Kwasniewski was credited with a win in the series standings.
How does one cap being named to the NASCAR Next 9 promotional program? If you're Jeb Burton you go out and win the Camping World Truck Series stop at Texas Motor Speedway!!!
Tony Stewart, whose struggles this year have been well-documented, was happy to take the win, no matter how it came his way.
Joey Logano trailed race leader Kyle Busch by five seconds with 40 laps left, but a two-tire under the fifth and final caution got Logano out front for a restart with 34 laps left, while a four-tire choice on the same pit stop buried Kyle Busch in traffic and changed the course of the race.
The victory was owner/driver Kyle Busch's second of the season, his second win in a row, his third at Dover and the 32nd of his career.
Spokane's Braeden Havens will be able to take part in the high-stakes G.E.T. Rich 212 event. The NASCAR and late model veteran heads to Big Sky country with momentum on his side as each 2013 start has netted top finishes with a third-place run coming at Spokane County Raceway on May 18
Jimmie Johnson chasing more NASCAR history as the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Seris and Camping World Truck Series will all be in action this weekend.
Michael Self recorded his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory in his last 13 races and his second victory in as many seasons on the road course at Brainerd International Raceway.
Kyle Busch beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .939 seconds to claim a record seventh NNS victory at Charlotte, breaking a tie with Mark Martin for supremacy at the speedway. In winning for the sixth time in nine starts this season, Busch extended his record for all-time NNS wins to 57.
Speeding away from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne after a restart on Lap 81 of 90, Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-star exhibition race for a record fourth time, beating charging Joey Logano to the stripe by 1.722 seconds.
Kyle Busch, who owns his own truck, charged from the back of the field after a pit road penalty to win in the series for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire. The victory was Busch’s fifth at Charlotte and the 31st of his career in 107 starts.
Mat Kenseth took the lead from JGR teammate Kyle Busch on Lap 355 of 367 and pulled away to win by 3.155 seconds over Hamlin, as Busch faded to sixth.
The victory was Kyle Busch's fifth in eight NNS starts this season. Busch, who led 107 of 147 laps, extended his career win record in the series to 56. Busch scored a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0, his 16th perfect rating since NASCAR started keeping the statistic in 2005.
David Gilliland pushed David Ragan, his teammate, to the lead on the final circuit in a green-white checkered-flag finish that took Sunday's Aaron's 499 four laps past its scheduled distance of 188 laps. Gilliland came home second, followed by pole sitter Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip and series leader Jimmie Johnson.
Although Derek Thorn paced the entire event, he faced continual challenges from Cameron Hayley, who started from the pole position. Thorn wrestled the lead from Hayley at the drop of the initial green and then held him off following numerous restarts.
This was the same Regan Smith who was deprived of victory in a race he thought he had won at Talladega in 2008, when NASCAR demoted him to the 18th position for passing Tony Stewart below the yellow boundary line as the cars approached the checkered flag.
A boot to the groin is rarely well-received in a sporting event, especially when it’s perceived to be intentional. After the conclusion of a Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway Friday, driver Brian Scott approached Nelson Piquet Jr. in the pits to exchange unpleasantries over a collision the two were involved in.
Kevin Harvick beat Clint Bowyer to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his second at Richmond and the 20th of his career.