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Wrapup: Bristol Motor Speedway

Monday, April 24, 2017


The Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) hosted two NASCAR top series events this past weekend. On Saturday, the 0.533-mile concrete oval in Bristol, Tennessee featured the XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. The Monster Energy Food City 500 was rescheduled to Monday afternoon after heavy rain on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series will return to action on Friday, May 12, with the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Home Tracks and other covered series are also shown below.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Qualifying was cancelled due to weather conditions. Lineup set by owners’ points. Kyle Larson (No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS) started first. Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano rounded out the top five starters.
Did Not Qualify: No one, only 39 cars entered for 40 starting spots.

Results: Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS) won the Food City 500, his 82nd victory in 551 MENCS races. This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 2017 and his second victory and 18th top-10 finish in 31 races at BMS. Clint Bowyer (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 23 races at BMS and his fourth top-10 finish in 2017. Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 33 races at BMS. Ty Dillon (15th) was the highest finishing rookie. Pole-sitter Kyle Larson led the most laps (202 laps of 500 run) and finished in sixth place.

Standings: Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 27 points over Chase Elliott.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Kyle Larson
2. Chase Elliott
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Joey Logano
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Kyle Busch
12. Erik Jones
13. Trevor Bayne
14. Ryan Newman
15. Denny Hamlin
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Next: Sunday, April 30, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Int’l Raceway (0.75-mile oval in VA)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: MENCS regular Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 with a lap of 127.988 mph. This is his second pole in 95 NXS races and his first pole and fourth top-10 NXS start in 2017. It is Larson's second pole in eight NXS races at BMS. Cup driver Austin Dillon (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2017 and his eighth in eight NXS races at BMS. Cole Custer (third), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 start at BMS. It is his fifth in seven races this season.
Did Not Qualify: No one, only 40 cars entered for 40 starting spots.

Results: MENCS regular Erik Jones, driving the No. 20 Reser's American Classic Toyota, won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, his eighth victory in 64 NXS races. This is his second victory and fourth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. It is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in five NXS races at BMS. Cup driver Ryan Blaney (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five NXS races at BMS. Cup driver Daniel Suarez (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five NXS races at BMS. Daniel Hemric (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie. Pole-sitter Kyle Larson led a race-high 180 laps and finished the 300-lap event in seventh place.

Standings: Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 16 points over William Byron.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Elliott Sadler
2. William Byron
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Ryan Reed
5. Daniel Hemric
6. Darrell Wallace Jr.
7. Blake Koch
8. Brennan Poole
9. Matt Tifft
10. Michael Annett
11. Dakoda Armstrong
12. Cole Custer

Next: Saturday, April 29, ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int’l Raceway (0.75-mile oval in VA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by four points over Christopher Bell.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Christopher Bell
3. Matt Crafton
4. Timothy Peters
5. Kaz Grala
6. Ben Rhodes
7. Chase Briscoe
8. Grant Enfinger

Next: Friday, May 12, Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Kansas City, KS)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
April 22, Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile concrete oval in TN)
Winner: Harrison Burton     -Pole: Harrison Burton (*)    -Points Leader: Harrison Burton
(*) Not a pole, qualifying rained out, field set by practice speeds
Next: May 6, WhosYourDriver.org (twin 100-lap races) at South Boston Speedway (0.4-mile oval in VA)

K&N Pro Series-West (three race- NAPA 500 Challenge this week)
March 23, NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (0.5-mile oval in Bakersfield, CA)
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Todd Gilliland    -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: March 25,  NAPA Auto Parts Twin 100 at Irwindale Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CA)
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Todd Gilliland    -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: March 25, NAPA Auto Parts T-100 at Irwindale Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CA)
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Todd Gilliland    -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: May 13 at Spokane County Raceway (0.5-mile oval in Airway Heights, WA)

Pinty’s Series
Season-opener:
May 21 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour
April 9, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)
Winner: Rowan Pennink   -Pole: Timmy Solomito  -Points Leader: Timmy Solomito
Next: April 30, NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)

Peak Mexico Series
April 23, Canel’s 200 at Autodromo Potosino (0.5-mile oval in San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
Winner: Rogelio Lopez    -Pole: Hugo Oliveras    -Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: May 14 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed (1.25-mile oval in Puebla, Mexico)
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Other Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
April 8, Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway (0.596-mile oval in Nashville, TN)
Winner: Chad Finley   -Pole: Kyle Weatherman   -Points Leader: Austin Theriault
Next: April 30, Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway (0.555-mile oval in Indiana)

Southern Modified Racing Series
April 14, Keller Williams Realty 125 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Tim Brown   -Pole: Brandon Ward  -Points Leader: Brandon Ward
Next: June 1 at Hickory Motor Speedway (0.363-mile oval in Newton, NC)

EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series
April 22 at Monadnock Speedway (0.25-mile oval in Winchester, NH)
Winner: Ryan Preece   -Pole: Jon McKennedy  -Points Leader: Ryan Preece
Next: May 6 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (0.375-mile oval in CT)
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