October 20th, 2014 at 9:04 PM
By Mark Eddinger
On Sunday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Doug Coby wrapped up the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship for 2014 to go along with his 2012 title. His 17th place finish was the worst of the season for him but he still won the championship by 22 points over Ryan Preece.
Preece, the 2013 champion, wrapped up his season with back-to-back wins as he took the checkered flag in Sunday's Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart. Preece's win total is now up to 11 in his NASACR Whelen Modified Tour career. On Monday, Preece announced that he would leave Flamingo Racing, where he has finished second, first, and second the past three seasons in points, to join TS Haulers Racing. Ron Silk has parted ways with that team following the 2014 season.
For Coby, he scored one win during the 2014 season but his nine top fives were two more than any other driver and helped earn him the championship for the second time in three years.Read more... Join the Conversation...
October 19th, 2014 at 7:34 PM
By Mark Eddinger
NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff format reached the next cutoff and the 2012 champion, Brad Keselowski, had his back against the wall, needing a win to ensure his advancement into the final eight. Keselowski did just that after surviving near disaster early in the race and then holding off the field during a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win the GEICO 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Keselowski joined fellow Contender Round winners Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano along with Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, and Jeff Gordon in the Eliminator Round of the Chase, which will cut the field down from eight to four drivers. The four that advance will race for the championship in the season finale with the highest finisher taking the crown.
Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr did not advance in the Chase.Read more... Join the Conversation...
October 19th, 2014 at 1:52 AM
By Mark Eddinger
It took a green-white-checkered finish, but Red Horse Racing and Timothy Peters was able to hold of the field of trucks in the Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon. The win was the first of the 2014 season for Peters and the eighth of his Truck Series career.
Behind Peters, the field scrambled five-wide through the tri-oval to the finish line on the final lap. Tayler Malsam finished second, Spencer Gallagher third, Tyler Reddick fourth, and Ryan Blaney fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Erik Jones in sixth, Chris Fontaine seventh, John Wes Townley eighth, Darrell Wallace Jr ninth, and Joe Nemechek tenth.
Tyler Reddick started from the pole, but it was Tayler Malsam that took the lead on the opening lap. He led until lap 6 when Ryan Blaney passed him. Malsam went back in front on lap 7, but Blaney took the lead on lap 11. The first caution then flew on lap 12 when Erik Jones and German Quiroga came into contact on the backstretch. Quiroga then got turned down into Mason Mingus, who was turned up the track into the path of Ryan Sieg and Ron Hornaday Jr. Quiroga finished 29th, Mingus 32nd, Sieg 33rd, and Hornaday 34th in the 36 truck field.Read more... Join the Conversation...