Hey folks! Here's my take on the Chicagoland weekend!
Saturday morning was the Truck race, which was rain delayed from Friday evening. John Hunter Nemechek won with 2 laps led, followed by Tyler Reddick with 1 lap led, Timothy Peters with 41 laps led, Daniel Suarez with 3 laps led and Johnny Sauter. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Erik Jones, pole-sitter Kyle Larson with 41 laps led, rookie Spencer Gallagher, Matt Tift and John Wes Townley. Mason Mingus was 26th after an accident on lap 79.
Saturday night was the Xfinity race. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch won with 102 laps led, Matt Kenseth with 84 laps led, rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 3 laps led, Paul Menard and Ty Dillon. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Daniel Suarez with 2 laps led, Chris Buescher, Elliott Sadler, Regan Smith and Brendan Gaughan. John Wes Townley was 13th with 1 lap led. Rookie Ross Chastain led 1 lap and was 16th. Brian Scott was 17th after leading 7 laps. Ryan Blaney was 35th after an accident on lap 108.
Sunday was the Cup race. Denny Hamlin won with 9 laps led, followed by Carl Edwards with 6 laps led, Kurt Busch with 37 laps led, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth with 1 lap led. Rounding out the top-10 were Joey Logano with 1 lap led, Kyle Larson with 2 laps led, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch with121 laps led and Aric Almirola. Martin Truex, Jr led 39 laps and finished 13th. Jeff Gordon was 14th with 41 laps led. Kevin Harvick, the pole-sitter led 10 laps, but was 42nd after an issue put him in the garage for awhile. No one wrecked out, though.
Come back for my Kentucky and New Hampshire post.