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Wrap-up

Wrapup: Pocono and Iowa

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

This past weekend, Pocono Raceway, hosted races on Saturday for the ARCA Series and the Camping World Truck Series. On Sunday, the Long Pond, PA Tricky Triangle also featured the Sprint Cup race. The Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA held the K&N Pro Series East-West combination event on Friday and the XFINITY Series race on Saturday. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour (Bowman Gray Stadium, NC) and the Canadian Tire Series (Circuit de Trois-Rivieres) were also active on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Windows 10 400 with a lap of 50.444 seconds, 178.416 mph. This is his 17th pole in 375 NSCS races. It is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2015. His last pole came at Charlotte in October of 2014. This is Busch's second pole in 22 races at Pocono Raceway. His first Pocono pole came in June of 2010. After leading 19 laps in the race, Busch ran out of fuel on the white flag lap (while leading) and settled for a 21st place finish.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 43 cars entered for 43-car field.
Winner: Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry) won the Windows 10 400, his 33rd victory in 565 NSCS races. This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 32 races at Pocono Raceway. Kenseth's previous best Pocono finish was third in June of 2003.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch #18, 178.416 mph (POLE, 21st, 32nd)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kyle Busch #18
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch #18
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch #18 19 Laps
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Joey Logano #22 (3rd, 20th, 2nd)
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Jeff Gordon #24, 15 positions (10th, 3rd, 10th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth #20 (7th, WINNER, 7th)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD) #20
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: Brad Keselowski #2, Paul Wolfe, .674 seconds (9th, 2nd, 6th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Matt DiBenedetto #83 (36th, 29th, 36th)

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 46 points over Joey Logano.

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

Next: Sunday, August 9, Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course in NY)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials:
Daniel Suarez (No. 18 ARRIS Toyota) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the U.S. Cellular 250 with a lap of 23.606 seconds, 133.441 mph. This is his second pole in 21 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. It is his second pole and 15th top-10 start in 2015. This is his first pole in two races at Iowa Speedway. Suarez, who was passed on the first lap and never led a lap, had a tire problem putting him down a lap. He recovered and finished the race in sixth place.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 40 entries for the 40-car field.
Winner: Ryan Blaney (No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang) won the U.S. Cellular 250, his third victory in 37 NXS races. This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Iowa Speedway. He started second in the lineup and led 252 laps of the 260-lap race. Blaney, who made seven of the 19 NXS starts so far this season, gained one spot to sit 24th in the championship standings.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Daniel Suarez #18, 133.441 mph (POLE, 6th, 7th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Daniel Suarez #18
3M Lap Leader: Regan Smith #7, 4 Laps (9th, 2nd, 4th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Ryan Blaney #22 (2nd, WINNER, 24th)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines #22
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Elliott Sadler #1 (15th, 8th, 5th)

Standings: Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 20 points over Chase Elliott.

Top 10 (G/L): (No change in the standings order this week)
1. Chris Buescher
2. Chase Elliott
3. Ty Dillon
4. Regan Smith
5. Elliott Sadler
6. Darrell Wallace Jr.
7. Daniel Suarez
8. Brendan Gaughan
9. Brian Scott
10. Ryan Reed

Next: Saturday, August 8, Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course in NY)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials:
Erik Jones (No. 4 Toyota Tundra) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Pocono Mountains 150 with a lap of 54.151 seconds, 166.202 mph. This is his sixth pole in 29 NCWTS races. It is his fourth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2015 and his first pole in two races at Pocono Raceway. Jones led nine laps and finished the 69-lap race in 10th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 03 Timothy Viens.
Winner: Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch (No. 51 Dollar General Toyota Tundra) won the Pocono Mountains 150, his 43rd victory in 126 NCWTS races. This is his first NCWTS victory of 2015. Busch has now won at least one race in all three of NASCAR's national series for the 10th time in his career. This is his first NCWTS victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway. Busch started second in the lineup and led the most laps (53) in the 69-lap event.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
21 Means 21 Pole Award: Erik Jones #4, 166.202 mph (10th, POLE, 3rd)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch #51 (2nd, WINNER, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines (JGE), #51
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cameron Hayley #13 (16th, 4th, 5th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 11 points over Matt Crafton.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Tyler Reddick +1
2. Matt Crafton -1
3. Erik Jones
4. Johnny Sauter
5. Cameron Hayley +1
6. John Wes Townley -1
7. Daniel Hemric
8. Timothy Peters
9. Spencer Gallagher
10. Ben Kennedy

Next: Saturday, August 15, Careers for Veterans 200 at  Michigan International Speedway (2-mile asphalt oval in Brooklyn, MI)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
August 1, ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangular oval in Long Pond, PA)
Winner: Cole Custer --- Pole: Frank Kimmel --- Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: August 8, Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway (0.438-mile paved oval in Marne, MI)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
July 31, K&N Pro Series Combined  Thanks Kenny 150 at Iowa Speedway (0.875 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)
Winner: Jesse Little *  --- Pole: Rico Abreu ** --- Points Leader: William Byron
* Highest East finisher (2nd) in combined race
** Highest East qualifier (3rd) in combined race
Next: August 7 at Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course in NY)

K&N Pro Series-West
July 31, K&N Pro Series Combined  Thanks Kenny 150 at Iowa Speedway (0.875 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)
Winner: Brandon McReynolds --- Pole: Brandon McReynolds --- Points Leader: Noah Gragson
Next: August 15 at Evergreen Speedway (0.646-mile paved oval in Monroe, WA)

Canadian Tire Series
August 2, Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (1.53-mile street circuit in Quebec)
Winner: Kevin Lacroix --- Pole: Andrew Ranger --- Points Leader: Scott Steckly
Next: August 15 at Riverside International Speedway (0.333-mile asphalt oval in Antigonish, Nova Scotia)

Whelen Modified Tour
July 25, O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Monadnock Speedway (0.25-mile paved oval in Winchester, NH)
Winner: Doug Coby --- Pole: Ryan Preece --- Points Leader: Woody Pitkat
Next: August 7, Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile paved oval in Stafford Springs, CT)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
August 1, Strutmasters.com 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium (0.25-mile asphalt oval in Winston-Salem, NC)
Winner: Danny Bohn --- Pole:  Ryan Preece --- Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: August 19, Bush’s Beans 150 (N/S Combo) at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile concrete oval in Tennessee)

Anthony Ballantoni

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