Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michigan and Mid-Ohio Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Michigan and Mid-Ohio weekend. The Truck and Cup races were at Michigan and the Nationwide was at Mid-Ohio.

Friday was the Truck race at Michigan. Johnny Sauter won with 21 laps led, followed by Matt Crafton with 7 laps led, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Tayler Malsam and Kyle Busch with 14 laps led, Rounding out the top-10 were German Qurioga Timothy Peters, Jeb Burton, Joey Coulter and Joe Nemechek. Darrell Wallace, Jr. led 48 laps and finished 11th.Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney led 10 laps and finished 21st after he got 3 laps down somehow.

Saturday was the Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio, so it was a road race. Rookie Chris Buescher won with 25 led followed by Regan Smith, Brian Scott with 39 laps led, rookie Chase Elliot and Alex Tagliani. Rounding out the top-10 were Justin Marks, Elliott Sadler, rookie Dylan Kwansniewski, Trevor Bayne with 9 laps led and rookie Dakoda Armstrong. Brendan Gaughan led 5 laps and finished 20th. Pole-sitter Sam Hornish, Jr. led 12 laps and was relegated to 30 with engine trouble.

Sunday was the Cup race at Michigan. Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon won with 68 laps led, followed by Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano with 86 laps led, Paul Menard and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with 4 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski with 2 laps led. Jimmie Johnson with 21 laps led and Greg Biffle. Ryan Newman led 14 laps before he finished 11th. Kasey Kahne was 16th with 2 laps led. Kurt Busch led 3 laps before he finished in 31st 3 laps down. Ryan Blaney practiced and qualified Trevor Bayne's car, as he'll drive it next year, when Trevor goes full-time in the 6, if things go as planned. Trevor was in Ohio for the Nationwide race, which is why they needed Ryan to do what he did.

Stay tuned to see my take on the Bristol night races. I can probably watch the Cup race, since it's on a channel we get.

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