NASCAR By the Numbers: Total opposites edition (Montreal and Michigan)

This is one of the weekends that the NASCAR schedule perplexes me, the Camping World Truck Series and Cup Series both race at Michigan while the Nationwide series heads north to Montreal to race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Nationwide Series raced at Michigan on June 18, why not have a triple header? Good question … but onto the racing.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200:
A Cup driver won, but the surprise of the race was the outstanding performance of some of the underdogs, Timothy Peters and Miguel Paludo. Points leader Austin Dillon was caught up in a wreck and as a result, Johnny Sauter is back on top.
  1. Johnny Sauter 174972_267883253227701_100000180845886_1271138_6783539_o
  2. James Buescher  -5
  3. Austin Dillon  -8
  4. Timothy Peters  -12
  5. Cole Whitt  -32
  6. Matt Crafton  -44
  7. Ron Hornaday  -46
  8. Joey Coulter  -51
  9. Parker Kligerman  -59
  10. Todd Bodine  -71
  11. David Starr  -86
  12. Brendan Gaughan  -87
  13. Nelson Piquet Jr.  -97
  14. Miguel Paludo  -110
  15. Jason White  -117
Biggest Movers: Ron Hornaday and David Starr +2
Biggest Losses: Austin Dillon –2

Up next: O’Reilly 200 from Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. ET on SPEED

Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:
Again, we had a Cup Series winner in Marcos Ambrose, but the headliners were the successes of Steven Wallace, Justin Allgaier and Jason Leffler, all NNS regulars. After a tough race for the No. 6 team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr., he managed to hold onto the points lead for another week.
  1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  2. Elliott Sadler  -8
  3. Reed Sorenson  -9
  4. Justin Allgaier  -62
  5. Aric Almirola  -64
  6. Jason Leffler  -95
  7. Kenny Wallace  -120
  8. Steven Wallace  -158
  9. Brian Scott  -176
  10. Michael Annett  -185
  11. Mike Bliss  -265
  12. Trevor Bayne  -266
  13. Mike Wallace  -279
  14. Joe Nemechek  -289
  15. Josh Wise  -301
Biggest Mover/Biggest Loss: All changes +/- 1

Up next: Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Sprint Cup Series Michigan 400:
Kyle Busch wins and extends his points lead as well as secures his Chase berth in one sweep.
  1. Kyle Busch 
  2. Jimmie Johnson  -10
  3. Kevin Harvick  -39
  4. Carl Edwards  -39
  5. Matt Kenseth  -40
  6. Jeff Gordon  -60
  7. Ryan Newman  -74
  8. Kurt Busch  -77
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  -99
  10. Tony Stewart  -105
Biggest Losses: Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch -2

Wild Card Chase Battle:
WC 1: Brad Keselowski  2 wins, 12th in points
WC 2: Denny Hamlin 1 win, 14th in points
Battling there way in: Paul Menard (1 win, 18th in points), Clint Bowyer (11th in points) and Greg Biffle (13th in points)
Up next: Irwin Tools Night Race from Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. ET
NASCAR By the Numbers: Total opposites edition (Montreal and Michigan) NASCAR By the Numbers: Total opposites edition (Montreal and Michigan) Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, August 22, 2011 Rating: 5