Monday, May 23, 2011

NASCAR By the Numbers: Charlotte and Iowa recap

Wow, did you see the All-Star Race? Yes, that's a non-points event, but it bears repeating how exciting it was. Now onto the points racing this weekend was the Camping World Truck Series from Charlotte and the Nationwide Series was in Iowa ... who gained and who lost ground in the title hunt? Let's take a look.

Camping World Truck Series:


For the first time ever, a rookie is leading the NCWTS points standing after reigning points leader Matt Crafton got caught up in a wreck and finished in 26th.

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1. Cole Whitt
2. Johnny Sauter  -1
3. Ron Hornaday Jr.  -3
4. Matt Crafton  -17
5. Austin Dillion  -20
6. Timothy Peters  -35
7. James Buescher  -58
8. Clay Rogers  -65
9. Parker Kligerman  -65
10. Max Papis  -68
11. Todd Bodine  -78
12. Brendan Gaughan  -82
13. Ricky Carmichael  -82
14. David Starr  -82
15. Justin Marks  -83

Biggest Movers: James Buescher and Justin Marks +5, Parker Kligerman +4
Biggest Losses: Matt Crafton, Max Papis and David Starr -3

Up Next: O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 from Kansas Speedway, Saturday, June 4, at 2 pm ET on SPEED

Nationwide Series:


Elliott Sadler holds onto the points lead after a 5th place finish in Iowa. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the race and gained one position in the points standings.

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1. Elliott Sadler
2. Reed Sorenson  -7
3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  -8
4. Justin Allgaier  -20
5. Jason Leffler  -43
6. Aric Almirola  -52
7. Kenny Wallace  -63
8. Steven Wallace  -103
9. Brian Scott  -115
10. Josh Wise  -129
11. Michael Annett  -138
12. Joe Nemechek  -139
13. Mike Bliss  -151
14. Trevor Bayne  -158
15. Jeremy Clements  -161

Biggest Movers: Michael Annett +2
Biggest Losses: Trevor Bayne -3 (did not compete due to continued illness) Jason Leffler -2

Up Next: Charlotte Motor Speedway's Top Gear 300, Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 pm ET on ABC

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Amanda takes NASCAR seriously and is willing to pass up other activities to watch the boys have at it. NASCAR By the Numbers and In the Rearview Mirror (looking back at NASCAR's history) are Amanda's two main focuses with Skirts and Scuffs, but as an Associate Editor her duties are limitless. Amanda also frequently writes the post-race recaps for Skirts and Scuffs. Feel free to contact Amanda via Twitter.

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