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Wrap-up

Wrap-up: Dover, Las Vegas

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

This weekend, the three top NASCAR series split events between the Dover (DE) International Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Saturday afternoon, the Camping World Truck Series Rhino Linings 350 was held in Las Vegas. Also on Saturday afternoon, the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware featured the Nationwide Series Dover 200. The third Chase event, the AAA 400, was held on Sunday at Dover. This was the last race in the Challenger Round which shaved the list of 16 Chase eligible drivers down to 12. Those 12 will compete at Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega in the Contender Round with the top eight after ‘Dega moving on to the Eliminator Round. The latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below including the postings of drivers who have already clinched series 2014 Championships and Rookie of the Year titles.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Kevin Harvick won the pole for the AAA 400 with a lap of 22.095 seconds, 162.933 mph. This is the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS driver's 13th pole in 495 NSCS races. This is his seventh pole and 20th top-10 start in 2014. Harvick had six poles combined in his entire career prior to 2014. This is his first pole in 28 races at Dover International Speedway.
Did Not Qualify: None. Only 43 drivers entered for 43 spots.
Winner: Jeff Gordon won the AAA 400, his 92nd victory in 754 NSCS races. This is the No. 24 Chevrolet SS driver's fourth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2014. It is his fifth victory and 25th top-10 finish in 44 races at Dover International Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #4, 223 Laps (POLE, 13th, 3rd)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kevin Harvick, #4
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Brad Keselowski, #2 (4th, 2nd, LEADER)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Hendrick Engines, Jeff Gordon, #24 (6th, WINNER, 5th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20 (14th, 5th, 8th)
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: Ryan Newman, #31 L. Lambert, -.101 seconds (20th, 8th, 9th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18 (2nd, 10th, 6th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42 (7th, 6th, 17th)

Standings: Brad Keselowski leads the championship standings. Points reset to 3000 for all 12 drivers to start Contender Round.

Top 12 – Chase Standings – Contender Round (G/L):
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Joey Logano
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Jimmie Johnson
5. Jeff Gordon +2
6. Kyle Busch -1
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -1
8. Matt Kenseth
9. Ryan Newman +3
10. Carl Edwards -1
11. Denny Hamlin +2
12. Kasey Kahne -1

(Eliminated from Chase after Challenger Round)
13. Denny Hamlin -7

14. Greg Biffle +1
15. Kurt Busch -6
16. Aric Almirola

Next:  Hollywood Casino 400, Sunday, October 5 at Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Dover 200 with a lap of 23.230 seconds, 154.972 mph. This is the No. 22 Ford Mustang driver's 25th pole in 134 NNS races. This is his second pole and seventh top-10 NNS start in 2014. This is his fifth pole in 12 NNS races at Dover International Speedway. Logano led 95 laps in the race and finished in second place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 74 Mike Harmon and No. 29 Milka Duno.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular (No. 18 Toyota) Kyle Busch won the Dover 200, his 68th victory in 291 NNS races. This is the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota driver's fifth NNS victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2014. He is now the all-time Dover wins leader, breaking a tie with Joey Logano. This is his fifth victory and 14th top-10 finish in 19 NNS races at Dover International Speedway. Busch also won this year's spring race at Dover. It is his second Dover sweep (first came in 2010).
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #54, 101 Laps (5th, WINNER, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, #54
Coors Light Pole Award: Joey Logano, #22, 154.972 mph (POLE, 2nd, NE)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Joey Logano, #22
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Chris Buescher, #60 (6th, 4th, 7th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #9 (2nd, 3rd, LEADER)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 26 points over Regan Smith.
Top 10 (G/L): (No change in order this week)
1. Chase Elliott
2. Regan Smith
3. Ty Dillon
4. Brian Scott
5. Elliott Sadler
6. Trevor Bayne
7. Chris Buescher
8. Brendan Gaughan
9. Ryan Reed
10. James Buescher

Next: Kansas Lottery 300, Saturday, October 4 at Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Ryan Blaney won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Rhino Linings 350 with a lap of 30.722 seconds, 175.770 mph. This is the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 driver's fourth pole in 48 NCWTS races. This is his second pole and 13th top-10 start in 2014. This is Blaney's first pole in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Blaney led six laps in the race and finished in sixth place.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 30 trucks entered for 36 truck field.
Winner: Erik Jones won the Rhino Linings 350, his third victory in 14 NCWTS races. This is the No. 51 ToyotaCare/Project Pink Toyota Tundra driver's second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2014. This was his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and he led 19 laps in the event. Jones, who entered nine of the 17 races so far this season, is currently 21st in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award: Ryan Blaney, #29, 175.77 mph (POLE, 6th, 3rd)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Toyota Racing Development, Darrell Wallace Jr. #54 (2nd, 2nd, 4th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Erik Jones, #51 (13th, WINNER, 21st)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ben Kennedy, #31 (9th, 7th, 8th)

Standings: Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 19 points over Johnny Sauter.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton
2. Johnny Sauter
3. Ryan Blaney
4. Darrell Wallace Jr.
5. Joey Coulter +1
6. German Quiroga -1
7. Timothy Peters +1
8. Ben Kennedy -1
9. Jeb Burton
10. Ron Hornaday Jr.

Next: Fred's 250, Saturday, October 18 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
September 19, ZLOOP 150 at Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, KY)
Winner: Brennan Poole  -   Pole: Justin Boston  -   Points Leader: Mason Mitchell
Season Finale: October 3, ARCA 98.9 at Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
2014 NKNPS-East Champion:
Ben Rhodes
2014 NKNPS-East Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Ben Rhodes
Season Finale: September 26, Drive Sober 150 at Dover (DE) International Speedway
Winner: Austin Hill  -   Pole: Jesse Little
Next: 2014 NASCAR Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Dec. 13 in Charlotte, NC.

K&N Pro Series-West
2014 NKNPS-West Sunoco Rookie of the Year:
James Bickford
September 13, EnergySolutions Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, UT)
Winner: David Mayhew   -   Pole: Greg Pursley  -    Points Leader: Greg Pursley
Next: October 11, at All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

Canadian Tire Series
2014 Canadian Tire Series Champion:
L.P. Dumoulin
2014 Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year: Matthew Scannell
Season Finale: September 20, Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway (Fraserville, Ontario)
Winner: J.R. Fitzpatrick  -   Pole: J.R. Fitzpatrick
Next: 2014 NASCAR Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Dec. 13 in Charlotte, NC.

Mexico Toyota Series
September 21, Desafio Race 2 of 5, Potosina 200 at Autódromo Potosino in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Winner: Irwin Vences -  Pole:  Ruben Garcia Jr.   -  Points Leader: Abraham Calderon
Next: October 4, Desafio Race 3 of 5, Aguascalientes 240 at Autodromo Internacional de Aguascalientes

Whelen Modified Tour
September 28, NAPA Fall Final 150 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway
Winner:  Ryan Preece -  Pole: Bobby Santos  -  Points Leader: Doug Coby
Season Finale: October 19, Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
September 27, Zooland 150 at Caraway Speedway (Sophia, NC)
Winner:  George Brunnhoelzl III - Pole: Brian Loftin - Points Leader: Andy Seuss
Next: October 4, Prestoria Farms 150 at Caraway Speedway (Sophia, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni

Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at NBC Sports Edge.