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Wrapup: Eldora & Indianapolis

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

On Wednesday night, the Camping World Truck Series held its Eldora Dirt Derby 150 on the 1/2 mile clay oval (dirt track) in New Weston, Ohio. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) hosted XFINITY and Cup series events this past weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the NXS teams competed in the 100-lap Lilly Diabetes 250. The Cup Series closed out the weekend with the Brickyard 400 at the 2.5 mile rectangular oval in Speedway, Indiana. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Home Tracks and other covered series are also shown below.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Brickyard 400 with a lap of 187.301 mph. This is his 23rd pole in 446 MENCS races. It is his fourth pole and 17th top-10 start in 2017 and his second pole in 13 races at IMS. Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2017 and his eighth in 17 races at IMS. Jamie McMurray (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at IMS and his 16th in 20 races this season. Erik Jones (ninth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Did not qualify: No one. Only 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS) won the Brickyard 400, his 18th victory in 488 MENCS races. This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 14 races at IMS. Brad Keselowski (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at IMS and his 13th top-10 finish in 2017. Ryan Newman (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 17 races at IMS. Daniel Suarez (seventh) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led 87 laps but was involved in a wreck on lap 110 and was credited with a 34th place DNF in the 167-lap event.

Standings: Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 48 points over Kyle Larson.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Kyle Busch
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Chase Elliott
9. Matt Kenseth
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Clint Bowyer
12. Ryan Blaney
13. Joey Logano
14. Kurt Busch
15. Ryan Newman
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Next: Sunday, July 30, Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: Elliott Sadler (No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Lilly Diabetes 250 with a lap of 165.283 mph. This is his 17th pole in 347 NXS races. It is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2017 and first pole in six races at IMS. MENCS regular Erik Jones (second) posted his eighth top-10 NXS start of 2017 and his third in three NXS races at IMS. William Byron (third), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 start at IMS and his 14th in 18 races this season.
Did not qualify: None. Only 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: In his first start at IMS, William Byron (No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro) won the Lilly Diabetes 250, his third victory in 18 NXS races. This is his 12th top-10 finish in 2017. MENCS driver Paul Menard (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in six NXS races at IMS. It is his second top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Joey Logano (third), another Cup driver, posted his fifth top-10 finish in five NXS races at IMS. Byron becomes the youngest series winner at IMS at the age of 19 years, 7 months and 23 days - previous record was held by Ty Dillon who was 22 years old. Pole-sitter Elliott Sadler led 22 laps and finished fourth in the 100-lap race.

Standings: Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 40 points over William Byron.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Elliott Sadler
2. William Byron
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Brennan Poole
5. Daniel Hemric
6. Cole Custer
7. Matt Tifft
8. Ryan Reed
9. Dakoda Armstrong
10. Michael Annett
11. Blake Koch
12. Brendan Gaughan

Next: Saturday, July 29, US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials: Stewart Friesen (No. 52 Halmar International Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Eldora Dirt Derby 150 with a lap of 90.000 mph. This is his first pole in 15 NCWTS races. It is his first top-10 start of 2017. Chase Briscoe (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2017 and his first at Eldora. Kaz Grala (third), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 start at Eldora. It is his fifth in 11 races this season.
Did not qualify: No. 57 Tommy Regan.

Results: Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) won the Eldora Dirt Derby 150, his 14th victory in 395 NCWTS races. This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Eldora. Pole-sitter Stewart Friesen, who led 93 laps and finished the 150-lap event in second place, posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Eldora. It is his first top-10 finish in 2017. Chase Briscoe (finished third) posted his first top-10 finish at Eldora. Grant Enfinger (fourth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender.

Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by seven points over Christopher Bell.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Christopher Bell
3. Chase Briscoe
4. Matt Crafton
5. Grant Enfinger
6. John Hunter Nemechek
7. Ben Rhodes
8. Ryan Truex

Next: Saturday, July 29, Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East: July 15, United Site Services 70 at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Chase Purdy  -Points Leader: Harrison Burton
Next: July 28, Casey's General Store 150 (Combo w/West) at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)

K&N Pro Series-West: June 24, Carneros 200 at Sonoma (CA) Raceway
Winner: Kevin Harvick  -Pole: Will Rodgers   -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: July 28, Casey's General Store 150 (Combo w/East) at Iowa Speedway

Pinty’s Series: July 15, Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto at Honda Indy Toronto in Ontario
Winner: Kevin Lacroix  -Pole: Andrew Ranger  -Points Leader: Kevin Lacroix
Next: July 26, Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 100s at Wyant Group Raceway (0.333-mile oval in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Whelen Modified Tour: July 14, All-Star Shootout (non-points) Winner: Ryan Preece
July 15, Eastern Propane and Oil 100 at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH
Winner: Bobby Santos -Pole: Ryan Preece  -Points Leader: Rowan Pennink
Next: August 4 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)

Peak Mexico Series: July 16 at Autodromo Internacional de Aguascalientes in Mexico
Winner: Abraham Calderon  -Pole: Rogelio Lopez -Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: August 6 at Autodromo Moisés Solana (1.0874-mile road course in Pachuca, Mexico)
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Other Series
ARCA Racing Series: July 21, Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN
Winner: Dalton Sargeant  -Pole: Austin Cindric  -Points Leader: Austin Theriault
Next: July 28, ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, PA)

Southern Modified Racing Series: July 21 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC
Winner: Burt Myers  -Pole: Burt Myers  Points Leader: Brandon Ward
Next: August 26 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)

EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series: July 21, Lincoln Tech 100 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway
Winner: Jon McKennedy   -Pole: Chris Pasteryak  -Points Leader: Jon McKennedy
Next: August 19 at Monadnock Speedway (0.25-mile oval in Winchester, NH)

Anthony Ballantoni

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