Monday, February 29, 2016

Daytona Weekend

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

Friday was the Truck race. Johnny Sauter won with 12 laps led, followed by Ryan Truex with 14 laps led, Parker Kligerman, Brandon Brown and Travis Kvapil with 2 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Tyler Young, rookie Ben Rhodes, Daniel Hemric, Scott Lagasse, Jr. and Matt Crafton with 5 laps led. Timmy Hill was 14th with 1 lap led.  Timothy Peters was 15th with 15 laps led.  Tyler Reddick was 18th with 12 laps led. Pole-sitter rookie Grant Enfinger was 20th with 4 laps led. Chris Fontaine was 22nd due to crashing out on lap 95. Ben Kennedy was 23rd after a wreck on lap 93.  Rookie Cole Custer was 24th after crashing on lap 93. Cameron Hayley led 4 laps before an accident on lap 92 relegated him to 25th. John Wes Townley crashed on lap 92 and was 26th. Austin Theriault led 51 laps before and accident on lap 92 relegated him to 27th. Daniel Suarez was 28th after crashing out on lap 92. Rookie Rico Abreu was 29th after wrecking on lap 92. Rookie Cody Coughlin had an accident on lap 41 and was 31st. Tommy Joe Martins had an accident on lap 11 and was 32nd.
Saturday was the Xfinity race.  Chase Elliott won with 19 laps led, followed by Joey Logano with 40 laps led, Kasey Kahne with 30 laps led, Elliott Sadler with 4 laps led and Austin Dillon with 5 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Darrell Wallace, Jr. rookie Brandon Jones, Daniel Suarez, Blake Koch and Brendan Gaughan with 9 laps led. Aric Almirola led 9 laps before finishing 11th.  Pole-sitter Ty Dillon was 13th with 2 laps led. Joe Nemechek was 19th after leading 2 laps. Martin Roy was 38th after an accident on laps 22. Bobby Gerhart was 39th after crashing out on lap 6. Rookie Ryan Preece was 40th due to a crash after 5 laps.
Sunday was the Cup race. Denny Hamlin won with 95 laps led, followed by Martin Truex, Jr. with 2 laps led, Kyle Busch with 19 laps led, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards. Rounding out the top-10 were Joey Logano, Regan Smith, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon with 1 lap led and  Kurt Busch. Ryan Newman was 11th with 1 lap led. Matt Kenseth led 40 laps before finishing 14th.  Jimmie Johnson was 16th with 18 laps led.   Brad Keselowski was 20th with 1 lap led. Rookie Brian Scott led 1 lap and finished 24th. Michael Annett  was 27th with 1 lap led. David Ragan was 29th after leading 1 lap. Michael Waltrip was 30th with 1 lap led. Bobby Labonte was 31st after leading 1 lap. Danica Patrick was 35th due to an accident after 184 laps. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led  15 laps before an accident  on lap 169relegated him to 36th. Rookie Chase Elliott,  the pole-sitter led 3 laps, but was 37th due to time off track. Rookie Chris Buescher and Matt DiBendetto were 39th and 40, respectively after crashing lap 91.

Come back for my Atlanta post. I now have a part-time job as a food service worker, but I'll work on my blog posts when I have days off or perhaps after work.

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