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Wrap-up: ISM Raceway

The ISM Raceway in Arizona (formerly Phoenix Raceway) was the site of the final playoff elimination races for all three NASCAR premier series. Only the top four ranked drivers in each series left ISM with a shot at the Championship titles in next weekend's season finales at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway. Friday night the trucks were active in the 150-lap Lucas Oil 150. The XFINITY Series cars took to the 1-mile tri-oval for the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200-lapper on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the Cup drivers closed out the weekend competing in the 312-lap Can-Am 500. Results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below. The NASCAR Peak Mexico Series is the only Home Track yet to finish their 2018 season. The next (and last) race is scheduled for December 2nd in Mexico City.
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Ford) won the Pole Award for the Can-Am 500 with a lap of 139.340 mph. This is his 25th pole in 645 MENCS races. It is his fourth pole and 26th top-10 start in 2018 and his second pole in 32 races at ISM Raceway. Chase Elliott (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2018 and his fifth in six races at ISM. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) scored his second top-10 ISM start and his ninth in 35 races this season. William Byron (19th) was the fastest Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender.
Did not qualify: No one. 39 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.
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Results: Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) won the Can-Am 500, his 51st victory in 497 MENCS races. This is his eighth victory and 27th top-10 finish in 2018 and his second victory and 19th top-10 finish in 27 races at ISM Raceway. Brad Keselowski (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 19 races at ISM and his 19th top-10 finish in 2018. Kyle Larson (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in ten ISM races. William Byron (ninth) was the highest ROTY contender and has clinched the 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
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The four drivers advancing to the MENCS Championship 4 are Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick.
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Finale: Sunday, Nov. 18, Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
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2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: William Byron
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: John Hunter Nemechek (No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro) won the Pole Award for the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 with a lap of 133.482 mph. Making his series debut at ISM Raceway, this is his first pole in 17 NXS races. It is his 12th top-10 start in 2018. Cole Custer (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2018 and his fourth in four races at ISM. Austin Cindric (third), the fastest qualifying ROTY contender, posted his first top-10 start at ISM and his 19th in 32 races this season.
Did Not Qualify: No one. 40 cars entered for 40 spots in lineup.
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Results: Christopher Bell (No. 20 Toyota) won the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, his eighth victory in 40 NXS races. This is his seventh victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2018. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at ISM Raceway. Daniel Hemric (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four ISM races and his 22nd top-10 finish in 2018. Matt Tifft (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at ISM.
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The four drivers advancing to the NXS Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick.
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Finale: Saturday, Nov. 17, Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials: Noah Gragson (No. 18 Toyota Tundra) won the Pole Award for the Lucas Oil 150 with a lap of 136.075 mph. This is his ninth pole in 46 NCWTS races. It is his sixth pole and 18th top-10 start in 2018 and his first pole in three races at ISM Raceway. Justin Haley (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2018 and his second in three races at ISM. Harrison Burton (third) scored his first top-10 ISM start and his fourth in seven races this season. Todd Gilliland (10th) was the fastest qualifying ROTY contender.
Did not qualify: No one. 32 trucks entered for 32 starting spots.
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Results: Brett Moffitt (No. 16 Toyota Tundra) won the Lucas Oil 150, his sixth victory in 35 NCWTS races. This is his fifth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2018. It is his first top-10 finish in his series debut at ISM Raceway. Noah Gragson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at ISM and his 16th top-10 finish in 2018. Harrison Burton (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his series debut at ISM Raceway. Todd Gilliland (17th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of Year contender.
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The four drivers advancing to the NCWTS Championship 4 round are Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt and Noah Gragson.
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Finale: Friday, Nov. 16, Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
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NASCAR Home Tracks
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Finale: Oct. 19, Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway
2018 ARCA Racing Series Champion: Sheldon Creed
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K&N Pro Series-East
Finale: Oct. 5, Crosley 125 at Dover Int'l Speedway
2018 K&N Pro Series-East Champion: Tyler Ankrum
2018 K&N Pro Series-East Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Tyler Ankrum
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K&N Pro Series-West
Finale: Oct. 27, NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA
2018 K&N Pro Series-West Champion: Derek Thorn
2018 K&N Pro Series-West Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Hailie Deegan
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Pinty’s Series
Finale: Sept. 29, Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hamilton, Ontario
2018 Pinty's Series Champion: L.P. Dumoulin
2018 Pinty's Series Jostens Rookie of the Year: Brett Taylor
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Whelen Modified Tour
Finale: Oct. 14, Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park
2018 Whelen Modified Tour Champion: Justin Bonsignore
2018 Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Tommy Catalano
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Peak Mexico Series
Nov. 11 Scotiabank Grand Prix at the Trióvalo Int'l de Cajititlán in Guadalajara
Winner: Salvador De Alba Jr. - Pole: Salvador De Alba Jr. - Points Lead: Ruben Garcia Jr.
Season Finale: Dec. 2 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (1.0-mile oval in Mexico City)

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