Thursday, December 31, 2015

Texas Weekend

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

Friday was the Truck race. Rookie Erik Jones won with 117 laps led, followed by Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney,  pole-sitter Matt Crafton with 27 laps led and Tyler Reddick with 1 lap led.  Rounding out the top-10 were Timothy Peters, rookie Brandon Jones, Christopher Bell, Ben Kennedy and rookie Cameron Haley with 1 lap led.  Rookie John Hunter Nemechek led 1 lap and was 11th.  No one wrecked out.

Saturday was the Xfinity race. Brad Keselowski won with 62 laps led, followed by Kevin Harvick with 24 laps led,  pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 54 laps led, Erik Jones and Ty Dillon. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Daniel Suarez, Brian Scott, Chase Elliott, Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler.  Ryan Sieg was 13th with 1 lap led. Kyle Busch led 6 laps and finished 14th.  Dakoda Armstrong led 3 laps before finishing 18th. Kyle Larson, the only one to crash out, led 50 laps before an accident on lap 178 relegated him to 33rd place.

Sunday was the Cup race. Jimmie Johnson won with 6 laps led, followed by pole-sitter Brad Keselowski with 312 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 11 laps led, Kyle Busch with 1 lap led and Carl Edwards. Rounding out the top-10 were Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kurt Busch, Martin Truex, Jr. with 1 lap led, Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray.  David Gilliland led 1 lap and finished 29th.  JJ Yeley finished 33rd after leading 1 lap. Rookie Matt DiBenedetto led 1 lap before finishing 35th.  Kyle Larson was 37th after crashing out on lap 304. Tony Stewart had an accident on lap 52 and was 42.  Ryan Blaney was 43rd due to a crash on lap 26.

Come back for my Phoenix recap.

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