Monday, June 27, 2011

NASCAR By the Numbers: Road racing wrap-up

Road racing highlighted the weekend after the Nationwide Series traveled to Road America and Sprint Cup teams went west to Infineon.  The weekend provided plenty of highlights and shakeups in the points, nothing out of the ordinary for road races.


Nationwide Series Bycyrus 200 at Road America:


Nationwide only drivers finally had the spotlight while the Cup drivers opted to stay out in Sonoma and they took the chance to show they can shine on their own. Opportunities were given to new drivers such as Billy Johnson to jump into the seat of Carl Edwards and the road ringers were there as well: Jacques Villeneuve, Max Papis and Ron Fellows to name a few. After Justin Allgaier ran out of gas past the final white flag, teammate Reed Sorenson seized the win and this helps him in the points battle. Read more in the post race recap here: Reed Sorenson wins Bucyrus 200

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  1. Reed Sorenson
  2. Elliott Sadler  -5
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  -7
  4. Justin Allgaier  -34
  5. Jason Leffler  -73
  6. Aric Almirola  -75
  7. Kenny Wallace  -111
  8. Steven Wallace  -134
  9. Brian Scott  -146
  10. Michael Annett  -160
  11. Josh Wise  -175
  12. Mike Bliss  -203
  13. Mike Wallace  -204
  14. Trevor Bayne  -214
  15. Joe Nemechek  -228
Biggest Movers: Reed Sorenson, Mike Bliss, Mike Wallace +2
Biggest Losses: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and Joe Nemechek -2
Up next: July 1 - Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway
7:30 pm on ESPN



Sprint Cup Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway:

Kurt Busch had the car to beat all race but points leader Carl Edwards made a wise move, withdrawing himself from the NNS race to stay in Infineon to focus on setting up the car. Proving to be a wise move, Edwards pulled off a third place finish and again maintains his points lead going into Daytona.
Carl Edwards maintains the lead for another week.
Credit: Karel Zubris for Skirts and Scuffs

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Kevin Harvick  -25
  3. Jimmie Johnson  -33
  4. Kurt Busch  -34
  5. Kyle Busch  -37
  6. Matt Kenseth  -52
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  -65 
  8. Clint Bowyer  -77
  9. Jeff Gordon  -93
  10. Ryan Newman  -98
  11. Denny Hamlin  -110
  12. Tony Stewart  -113
  13. Greg Biffle  -127
  14. Mark Martin  -130
  15. AJ Allmendinger  -140
Biggest Movers: Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon +3
Biggest Losses: Dale Earnhardt Jr. –4, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin –2


Up next: July 2 – Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on TNT at 7:30 pm est..

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