Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Iowa +Pocono weekend+ another slice of my life

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Iowa and Pocono races. Trucks and Cup were at Pocono and Nationwide was at Iowa.

Saturday afternoon was the Pocono Truck race. Austin Dillon won, with 23 laps led, followed by Johnny Sauter, Joey Coulter, Clint Bowyer with 10 laps led and Ryan Blaney. Rounding out the top-10 were Erik Jones, Ron Hornaday, Jr. with 2 laps led, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Justin Lofton and Joe Nemechek. Rookie Ben Kennedy led 6 laps before he finished 13th. Matt Crafton led 1 lap and finished 14th.  Pole-sitter Kyle Larson led 21 laps and finished 18th. Tyler Reddick led 1 lap but was 23rd after being parked.

Saturday night was the Iowa Nationwide race. Brad Keselowski won with 146 laps led, followed by Michael McDowell with 1 lap led, pole-sitter Trevor Bayne with 31 laps led, Sam Hornish, Jr. with 65 laps led and rookie Ty Dillon.  Rounding out the top-10 were Regan Smith, Brian Scott, rookie Chase Elliott, rookie Dylan Kwsaniewski and Elliot Sadler with 7 laps led. Trevor Bayne was the Dash 4 Cash winner and is now tied with Brian Scott in points. He's gained ground on the leader -63 to-41. Catching Scott allowed him to gain a spot in the standings as he has 1 more top-5. It's one of their tiebreakers. They use wins, if they can. Then, if they can't use that, they use how many top-5's they have. Elliott Sadler's ahead of Ty Dillon because Sadler has 2 more top-5's, as they have 1 win each and they're also tied in points.

Sunday was the Pocono Cup race. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won with 14 laps led, followed by  Kevin Harvick with 5 laps led, Joey Logano with 30 laps led, Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle with 11 laps led.  Rounding out the top-10 were Jeff Gordon with 63 laps led, Jamie McMurray. Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. Pole-sitter and rookie Kyle Larson was 11th. Kurt Busch was 13th after 32 laps led. David Gilliland finished 17th with 1 lap led. A. J. Allmendinger led 2 laps before an accident relegated him to 34th.  Aric Almirola led 1 lap before he had an accident that relegated him to 35th. Matt Kenseth led 3 laps and was 38th after an accident.

My mom found out what was causing some of her issues and it's fixed now. She just needs to recover in other ways. It hurts for her to reach, so she has to climb the wall as therapy for that.

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