Thursday, December 31, 2015

Homestead Weekend See You Next Year NASCAR

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Homestead weekend. All series raced this time.

Friday was the Truck race. Matt Crafton won from the pole with 93 laps led, followed by rookie John Hunter Nemechek with 24 laps led, Tyler Reddick with 1 lap led, Ben Kennedy and Timothy Peters. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter, rookie Daniel Hemric, rookie Cameron Haley and John Wes Townley.  Christopher Bell led 5 lap and was 25th due running out of gas.  Daniel Suarez led 10 laps before an accident relegated him to 30th.  Rookie Brandon Jones was 31st to an accident on lap 67. Erik Jones was Rookie of the Year and champion. John Hunter Nemechek was Most Popular Driver

Saturday was the Xfinity race. Kyle Larson won with 118 laps led, followed by Austin Dillon with 16 laps led, Erik Jones with 1 lap led, Brian Scott and Ryan Blaney.  Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Regan Smith and rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr.  Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led 64 laps before an accident relegated him to 30th. No one else crashed out. Mike Bliss was 37th due to a vibration after 1 lap led. Chris Buescher was champion. Daniel Suarez was Rookie of the Year. Chase Elliott was the Most Popular Driver.

Sunday was the Cup race. Kyle Busch won the race with 41 laps led, followed by Kevin Harvick with 46 laps led, Brad Keselowski with 86 laps led, Joey Logano with 72 laps led and Kyle Larson with 2 laps led.  Rounding out the top-10 were  Jeff Gordon with 9 laps led, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and pole-sitter Denny Hamlin.  Carl Edwards led 8 laps and was 11th.  Martin Truex, Jr. was 12th after leading 3 laps.  Casey Mears was 42nd after an accident on lap 104. Clint Bowyer was 43rd due to crashing out on lap 45. Kyle Busch was the champion,  Brett Moffitt was Rookie of the Year and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was Most Popular Driver.

I don't have a real theme for the NASCAR offseason, so look for NASCAR-related tidbits and
 some autism related posts.

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