NXS: Brandon Jones wins in overtime at Kansas Speedway
Brandon Jones won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in overtime at Kansas Speedway with a last lap pass on Austin Cindric to take the checkered flag.
“We’re never out of this thing that’s what I love about these guys,” Jones said post-race on NBCSN. “We keep our head in the game, we don’t get excited during these races. We continue to make changes. My feedback I think was pretty good. It’s been a long two days’ I feel exhausted and obviously the heat is big here. Looking forward to celebrating with these guys and it feels great to be back in victory lane.
Driver No. 18 broke Cindric’s three race win streak he had going and won his second race of the year. Cindric had previously dominated portions of the race, leading 131 laps and winning the first two stages of the race.
Rounding out the top five were Austin Cindric in second, Harrison Burton in third, Ryan Sieg in fourth and Ross Chastain in fifth.
Harrison Burton, who finished third had taken the lead with ten laps to go and looked like he was in route to victory until the caution came out with just six laps to go.
The leaders would pit except Sieg who stayed out. Cindric would win the race off pit road followed by Harrison Burton and Ross Chastain.
Sieg would stay in control of the lead when the race went back to green until the caution came out when Jesse Little spun in Turn 2, forcing a second attempt at NASCAR overtime.
Brandon Jones would restart seventh at the second attempt at overtime and take the lead, winning for the second time of the year.
Rounding out the top ten were Justin Haley in sixth, Daniel Hemric in seventh, Michael Annett in eighth, Riley Herbst in ninth and Justin Allgaier in tenth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Road America on Saturday, August 8th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.
Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric
Stage 2 Winner: Austin Cindric
Race Winner: Brandon Jones
NXS:Austin Cindric declared Xfinity Series winner at Texas, Kyle Busch disqualified
Kyle Busch, who was originally declared the winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway car failed post-race inspection. Busch’s car failed height measurements for the left rear. Austin Cindric, who crossed the finish line in second would be declared the winner following Busch’s disqualification.
Busch would be scored last in the 37 car field.
Joe Gibbs Racing has until 12 noon on Monday to appeal.
“No matter how it happens, it’s great to win,” Cindric said post-race. “Everyone has to play in the same sandbox.”
With his win on Saturday, Cindric has won three races in a row, with his sweep at last weekends Kentucky doubleheader.
“A win’s a win and it’s good for our team,” Cindric said post-race. “It’s good for momentum and it’s good for points.”
Rounding out the top five were Chase Briscoe in second, Justin Allgaier in third, Harrison Burton in fourth and Michael Annett in fifth.
Chase Briscoe, who finished second currently leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series points standings over race-winner Austin Cindric by 24 points.
Rounding out the top ten were Jeb Burton in sixth, Brandon Jones in seventh, Justin Haley in eighth, Ross Chastain in ninth and Brandon Brown in tenth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Kansas Speedway next Saturday, July 25th in the running of the Kansas Lottery 250. Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.
Stage 1 Winner: Justin Allgaier
Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier
Race Winner: Austin Cindric
Sheldon Creed won Saturday’s rain-shortened NASCAR Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Creed took the lead with 19 laps to go in Stage 2 and would go onto win his third stage victory of the season.
Following the completion of Stage 2, NASCAR brought the teams down pit road due to lightning in the area.
30 minutes after the race was stopped, the race would be called official and Sheldon Creed would be declared winner of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. For Creed, this marks his first NASCAR Truck Series victory.
“This is an odd first win,” Creed said post-race to the media. “I always said I’d be good rather than have luck and everybody else has been, but today I’ll take the luck.”
Creed had two runner-up finishes last year at Eldora and Michigan prior to his first win on Saturday.
Rounding out the top five were Ben Rhodes in second, Matt Crafton in third, Johnny Sauter in fourth and Austin Hill in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Christian Eckes in sixth, Zane Smith in seventh, Derek Kraus in eighth, Tanner Gray in ninth and Todd Gilliand in tenth.
The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series will head into Texas Motor Speedway in the running of the Vankor 350 on Saturday, July 18th at 8 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Zane Smith
Stage 2 Winner: Sheldon Creed
Race Winner: Sheldon Creed
NXS: Chase Briscoe grabs Xfinity Series win at IMS road course
Chase Briscoe won Saturday’s inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series price on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Briscoe survived a four-car battle for the win in the closing laps of Saturday’s race.
Driver No. 98 celebrated his victory on Saturday with his team by climbing the fence next to the yard of bricks, just as his team owner Tony Stewart used to do when he won.
“Everybody knows that I grew up and my hero in racing was Tony Stewart,” Briscoe said post-race. “To get to drive for him and watch him win the brickyard was always his signature thing and I just wanted to do it. Obviously, it is not the same prestige as winning on the oval but you still won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
Briscoe won by outbreaking road course veteran Allmendinger into Turn 1 to take the lead with two laps to go. The top four cars would run two by two through Turns 1 and 2. Briscoe would keep his lead and pull away from Allmendinger and Cindric.
For Briscoe, this marks his fifth win this season in 13 races becoming only the second driver in Xfinity history to win as many races in the same time frame. Sam Are currently holds that record with six wins in the first 13 races of the season.
Rounding out the top five were Justin Haley in second, Noah Gragson in third, AJ Allmendinger in fourth and Austin Cindric in fifth.
Justin Haley’s runner-up finish is his best finish in six road course starts.
Rounding out the top ten were Ross Chastain in sixth, Justin Allgaier in seventh, Alex Labbe in eighth, Michael Annett in ninth and Preston Pardus in tenth.
Justin Allgaier, who finished seventh on Saturday will also be running in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after 7-time Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson texted positive for Covid-19.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, July 9th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on FS1 in the running of the Shady Rays 200.
Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric
Stage 2 Winner: Chase Briscoe
Race Winner: Chase Briscoe
NCS: Kevin Harvick grabs his first win at Pocono Raceway
Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and his first win at the tricky triangle.
Driver No. 4 didn’t do any burnouts or celebrations after his win on Sunday citing empty grandstands and not having his team to celebrate with in victory lane.
“I’m not doing it anymore celebrations with nobody out there to celebrate with,” Harvick said post-race. “Until the fans come back I’m not doing a burnout, I’m not standing on the car, I’m not doing any of that stuff. It doesn’t feel right not having my team in victory lane.
Saturday’s win was Harvick’s 52nd Cup win of his career and now Harvick has officially won at every track on the current NASCAR Cup Series schedule expect for Kentucky Speedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
The start of Saturday’s race was delayed for near an hour to allow track workers to dry Pocono Raceway after rain from the morning. The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race scheduled for Saturday was moved to Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on FS1.
Rounding out the top five were Denny Hamlin in second, Aric Almirola in third, Christopher Bell in fourth and Kyle Busch in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Martin Truex Jr. in sixth, Clint Bowyer in seventh, Michael McDowell in eighth, Brad Keselwoski in ninth and Chris Buescher in tenth.
The second Cup race of the Pocono doubleheader will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern. With the inversion on Sunday, Ryan Preece, who finished 20th on Saturday will start from the pole on Sunday.
Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano
Stage 2 Winner: Aric Almirola
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick