All three NASCAR premier series teams were featured at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend. On Saturday the XFINITY Series’ 200-lap My Bariatric Solutions 300 went into overtime (1 lap) and was followed by the Truck Series Vankor 350 167-lapper. The Cup drivers competed for 334 laps in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday. The latest results and upcoming scheduled events for NASCAR feeder series are included below as well as details on all tracks mentioned in this column.
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sun, Jul 19, O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 - Texas Motor Speedway - 334 laps
- Qualifying lineup for this event was set based on a combination of manager points and a random drawing. P1 went to Aric Almirola (#10 Ford Mustang) with #12 Ryan Blaney sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #1 Kurt Busch, #18 Kyle Busch, #4 Kevin Harvick, #2 Brad Keselowski, ##11 Denny Hamlin, #9 Chase Elliott, #22 Joey Logano and #19 Martin Truex Jr. made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 40 cars entered for 40-car lineup.
- Austin Dillon (#3 Chevrolet Camaro) scored his 3rd victory in 247 NCS races. This is his 1st victory and 5th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 1st victory and 2nd top-10 finish in 15 races at Texas. Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender Tyler Reddick (2nd), who was making his 1st series start at Fort Worth, posted his 6th top-10 finish in 2020. Joey Logano (3rd) earned his 13th top-10 finish in 24 Texas races. Pole-sitter Aric Almirola led 35 laps and finished in 10th place. Kevin Harvick (finished 5th) leads the point standings by 91 points over Ryan Blaney (finished 7th). Next on the NCS schedule: Thu, Jul 23, Super Start Batteries 400 - Kansas Speedway - 267 laps.
TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Ryan Blaney +1
3. Brad Keselowski -1
4. Joey Logano +1
5. Chase Elliott -1
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Aric Almirola
9. Kurt Busch +1
10. Kyle Busch +1
11. Alex Bowman -2
12. Matt DiBenedetto
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Austin Dillon +2
15. Jimmie Johnson
16. William Byron -2
NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Sat, Jul 18, My Bariatric Solutions 300 - Texas Motor Speedway - 200 laps (+1 OT)
- Qualifying lineup for this event was set based on a random drawing. P1 went to Michael Annett (#1 Chevrolet Camaro) with #8 Jeb Burton sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #22 Austin Cindric, #7 Justin Allgaier, No. 18 Riley Herbst, #19 Brandon Jones, #20 Harrison Burton, #10 Ross Chastain, #9 Noah Gragson and #21 Anthony Alfredo made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 37 cars entered for 40-car lineup.
- Austin Cindric (#22 Mustang) scored his 5th victory in 83 NXS races. This is his 3rd victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2020 and 1st victory and 4th top-10 finish in five Texas races. Chase Briscoe (2nd) posted his 2nd top-10 finish in four races at Texas. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2020. Justin Allgaier (3rd) earned his 10th top-10 finish in 20 races at Texas. Pole-sitter Michael Annett finished 5th. Harrison Burton (4th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Chase Briscoe leads the point standings by 24 points over Austin Cindric. Next on the NXS schedule: Sat, Jul 25, Kansas Lottery 250 - Kansas Speedway - 167 laps.
TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Chase Briscoe
2. Austin Cindric +1
3. Noah Gragson -1
4. Ross Chastain
5. Justin Haley
6. Justin Allgaier +1
7. Harrison Burton -1
8. Michael Annett
9. Brandon Jones
10. Riley Herbst
11. Ryan Sieg
12. Brandon Brown
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)
Sat, Jul 18, Vankor 350 - Texas Motor Speedway - 167 laps
- Qualifying lineup for this event was set based on a combination of manager points and a random drawing. P1 went to Sheldon Creed (#2 Chevrolet Silverado) with #98 Grant Enfinger sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #16 Austin Hill, #51 Kyle Busch, #38 Todd Gilliland, #21 Zane Smith, #18 Christian Eckes, #23 Brett Moffitt, #26 Tyler Ankrum and #99 Ben Rhodes made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 36 trucks entered for the 40-truck lineup.
- Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, driving his #51 Toyota Tundra, scored his 59th victory in 155 GOT races. This is his 3rd victory and 4th top-10 GOT finish in 2020. It is his 5th victory and 10th top-10 finish in 14 GOT races at Texas Motor Speedway. Christian Eckes (2nd), making his series debut at Texas, posted his 4th top-10 finish in 2020. Matt Crafton (3rd) earned his 28th top-10 finish in 39 races at Texas. Pole-sitter Sheldon Creed led seven laps and finished in 16th place. Austin Hill (credited with a 30th place DNF; Engine failure on lap 107) leads the the point standings by 22 points over Ben Rhodes (finished 9th). Next up for the GOT: Fri, Jul 24, Kansas 200 - Kansas Speedway - 134 laps.
TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Ben Rhodes +1
3. Sheldon Creed -1
4. Christian Eckes
5. Zane Smith +1
6. Brett Moffitt +2
7. Grant Enfinger -2
8. Tyler Ankrum +1
9. Todd Gilliland -2
10. Matt Crafton +2
NASCAR Feeder Series
ARCA Menards Series: Sat, Jul 18, Shore Lunch 150 - Iowa Speedway - 150 laps
Winner: Ty Gibbs - P1: Chandler Smith - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Fri, Jul 24, Dawn 150 - Kansas Speedway - 100 laps
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.
Peak Mexico Series: Thu, Jul 9, at Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera - 150 laps
Winner: Ruben Rovelo - P1: Ruben Rovelo - Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: Thu, Jul 30, at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed
Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera - 0.79-mile oval - Queretaro, Mexico
Autodromo Miguel E. Abed - 1.25-mile oval - Puebla, Mexico
Iowa Speedway - 0.875-mile oval - Newton, Iowa
Irwindale Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Irwindale, California
Kansas Speedway - 1.5-mile oval - Kansas City, Kansas
Lucas Oil Raceway - 0.686-mile oval - Brownsburg, Indiana
Texas Motor Speedway - 1.5-mile quad-oval - Fort Worth, Texas
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Toledo, Ohio
White Mountain Motorsports Park - 0.25 mile oval - North Woodstock, New Hampshire