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Wrap-up

Wrapup: Michigan, Fort Worth

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

The NASCAR Sprint Cup (Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400) and XFINITY Series (Menards 250) were featured at the Michigan International Speedway 2-mile oval in Brooklyn, MI this past weekend. On Friday night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series held the Rattlesnake 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Joey Logano (#22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the FireKeepers Casino 400 with a 199.557 mph lap. This is his 16th NSCS career pole. It is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2016 and his second pole in 15 races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2016 and his sixth in 21 races at MIS. Tony Stewart (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at MIS. Ryan Blaney (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 40 entries for the 40 car field.
Winner: Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400, his 15th victory in 271 NSCS races. This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2016. It is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at MIS. Chase Elliott (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at MIS and his 11th top-10 finish in 2016. Kyle Larson (third) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at MIS.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Joey Logano #22, 199.557 mph (POLE, WINNER, 5th)
Mahle Engine Builder: Roush-Yates Engines, Logano's #22
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch #18 (9th, 40th, 9th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Brad Keselowski #2 (15th, 4th, 3rd)
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Jamie McMurray #1, 10 positions (14th, 9th, 14th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson #42 (7th, 3rd, 19th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Denny Hamlin #11 (4th, 33rd, 13th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott #24 (10th, 2nd, 6th)
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Chase Elliott #24, 0.227 seconds

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 30 points over Kurt Busch.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kurt Busch
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Carl Edwards
5. Joey Logano +3
6. Chase Elliott +1
7. Jimmie Johnson -1
8. Martin Truex Jr. +1
9. Kyle Busch -4
10. Matt Kenseth
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
12. Austin Dillon +1
13. Denny Hamlin -1
14. Jamie McMurray
15. Ryan Newman +1
16. Ryan Blaney -1

Next: Sunday, June 26, Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course in California)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials:
Alex Bowman (#88 Vannoy Construction Chevrolet Camaro) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Menards 250 with a lap of 191.586 mph. This is his third NXS career pole in 44 races. It is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in three races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Erik Jones (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2016 and his first at MIS. Elliott Sadler (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at MIS and his eighth in 13 races this season. Bowman led 11 laps and finished the 125-lap race in seventh place.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 40 entries for the 40 car field.
Winner: Daniel Suarez (#19 ARRIS Toyota Camry) won the Menards 250, his first victory in 48 NXS races. This is his 11th top-10 finish in 2016 and first top-10 finish in two races at MIS. Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in nine NXS races at MIS. Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 NXS races at MIS. Suarez, from Monterrey, Mexico, becomes the first Mexican driver to win a NASCAR national series race.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Alex Bowman #88, 191.586 mph (POLE, 7th, 26th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Daniel Suarez #19 (6th, WINNER, LEADER)
Mahle Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines-M. Cronquist, Kyle Busch's #18 (5th, 2nd, NE)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones #20 (2nd, 4th, 4th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Erik Jones
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 18 points over Elliott Sadler.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Daniel Suarez
2. Elliott Sadler
3. Ty Dillon
4. Erik Jones +1
5. Justin Allgaier +2
6. Brandon Jones
7. Brendan Gaughan -3
8. Brennan Poole
9. Darrell Wallace Jr.
10. Ryan Reed
11. Blake Koch
12. Ryan Sieg

Next: Sunday, June 19, American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials:
Johnny Sauter (#21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Rattlesnake 400 with a lap of 180.024 mph. This is his sixth pole in 182 NCWTS races. It is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2016 and his third pole in 16 races at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). German Quiroga (second) posted his second top-10 in six races at TMS. Daniel Hemric (third) posted his third top-10 start at TMS and his fifth in seven races this season. William Byron (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie. Sauter led nine laps and finished the 167-lap race in third place.

Did Not Qualify: #6 Norm Benning and #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb.

Winner: William Byron (#9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra) won the Rattlesnake 400, his second victory in eight NCWTS races. This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2016. Matt Crafton (second) posted his 20th top-10 finish in 31 races at TMS. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016. Johnny Sauter (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 16 races at TMS.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):

Keystone Light Pole Award: Johnny Sauter #21, 180.024 mph (POLE, 3rd, 7th)
Mahle Engine Builder: Triad Racing Technologies, Matt Crafton's #88 (4th, 2nd, LEADER)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: William Byron #9 (6th, WINNER, 3rd)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron

Standings: Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 18 points over Timothy Peters.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton
2. Timothy Peters
3. William Byron +2
4. Daniel Hemric -1
5. John Hunter Nemechek +2
6. Tyler Reddick +2
7. Johnny Sauter +3
8. Spencer Gallagher -4

Next: Saturday, June 18, Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 10, Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval in Brooklyn, MI)
Winner: Brandon Jones  -Pole: (Qualifying issues; set by practice speed) -Points Leader: Chase Briscoe
Next: June 19, Montgomery Ward Father's Day 200 at Madison International Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Oregon, WI)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
May 30, ComServe Memorial Day Classic at Dominion Raceway (0.4-mile oval in Thornburg, VA)

Winner:  Spencer Davis -Pole: Kyle Benjamin -Points Leader: Justin Haley
Next: June 17, Stafford 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)

K&N Pro Series-West
June 11, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Colorado National Speedway (0.375-mile oval in Dacono, CO)
Winner: Chris Eggleston  -Pole: Todd Gilliland  -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: June 25, Chevy's Fresh Mex 200 at Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course in California)

Pinty’s Series
May 22, Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)
Winner: Andrew Ranger   -Pole: Alex Labbe  -Points Leader: Andrew Ranger
Next: June 11, CRS Express 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere (0.25-mile oval in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec)
*** Due to forecast for rain all weekend, the CRS Express 300 was postponed to Friday, June 24

Whelen Modified Tour
June 3, TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)
Winner: Doug Coby  -Pole: Doug Coby -Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: June 15, Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
April 16, Dogwood 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Burt Myers -Pole: Danny Bohn -Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: July 1, Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni

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