Monday, August 15, 2011

NASCAR by the Numbers: Twists and Turns at The Glen

The Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series headed to upstate New York to battle the left and right turns of Watkins Glen International.


NASCAR Nationwide Zippo 200:
Shock alert: A Cup driver won! Kurt Busch, subbing for his recovering teammate Brad Keselowski, came in and dominated the race along with his brother Kyle. The Busch brothers were the only two leaders of the race.


The points battle at this point is a three man show, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Reed Sorenson and Elliott Sadler are all separated by only –24 points but with plenty of races to go in the season.

  1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2011 IS Aug NNS StenhouseVL
  2. Reed Sorenson  -10
  3. Elliott Sadler  -24
  4. Aric Almirola  -70
  5. Justin Allgaier  -80
  6. Jason Leffler  -113
  7. Kenny Wallace  -130
  8. Steven Wallace  -180
  9. Brian Scott  -190
  10. Michael Annett  -193
  11. Trevor Bayne  -269
  12. Mike Bliss  -276
  13. Mike Wallace  -288
  14. Joe Nemechek  -294
  15. Josh Wise  -298
Biggest Mover/Biggest Loss: All gains or losses +/- 1


Up next: NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge from Circuit Gilles Villenueve on Saturday August 20 at 2:30 pm est on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen:
After rain hampered Sunday’s race, racing was held on Monday. After a wreck laden ending, Marcos Ambrose claimed his first career NSCS win and after some wrecks, there were a few shake ups in the points.
  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Carl Edwards  -0 (tied but Busch has more wins)
  3. Jimmie Johnson  -6
  4. Kevin Harvick  -14
  5. Matt Kenseth  -31
  6. Kurt Busch  -40
  7. Jeff Gordon  -50
  8. Ryan Newman  -66
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  -81
  10. Tony Stewart  -93
Biggest Movers: Kyle Busch +2
Biggest Losses: Kurt Busch -2


Wild card chase battle:
  1. Brad Keselowski 2 wins 14 in pts.
  2. Denny Hamlin  1 win 12 in pts
  3. Paul Menard 1 win 15th in pts.
  4. Clint Bowyer 11 in pts.
  5. Greg Biffle 13 in pts.
Up next: Michigan 400 from Michigan International Speedway, Sunday August 21st at 1pm est on ESPN.


NASCAR By the Numbers and In the Rearview Mirror (looking back at NASCAR's history) are Amanda's two weekly columns with Skirts and Scuffs, but as an Associate Editor her duties are limitless. Amanda also strives to provide exclusive interviews for the readers of Skirts and Scuffs. To read her past columns and interviews click here.. Feel free to contact Amanda viaTwitter.

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