The same Marcos Ambrose whose unforced error cost him and the No. 47 team a Cup victory at Sonoma in NASCAR’s last visit to a road course put a whooping on the Nationwide Series field Saturday, leading all but 22 laps and proving to be untouchable at the front en route to his third consecutive NNS win in the Zippo 200. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.
Brian Scott took the checkered flag 0.435 seconds ahead of Dennis Setzer to win the rain-delayed AAA Insurance 200 Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Scott and crew chief Jeff Hensley gambled and didn’t pit on the final caution, allowing Scott to jump to the front of the field and hold on to score his first Camping World Truck Series victory in his 39th start. David Starr, Jason White and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top-five finishers.
When the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season began, JR Fitzpatrick planned to run full-time in search of becoming the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year. Last month, all of that changed when TRG Motorsports announced they would run a reduced schedule due to a lack of financial support for the team. At the time, …
Another one bit the dust in the sands out west at Phoenix Saturday night. But as the smoke cleared from the Cup Series’ eighth race of the season, we’re left with plenty of storylines from a weekend’s worth of action at PIR. Mark Martin became one of the oldest drivers ever to win a NASCAR race, scoring his first victory in nearly four years, while points leader Jeff Gordon surrendered nearly half his lead because of a late-race pit-road miscue – garnering him his first finish outside the top 15 all year. Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart’s solid finishes will keep Gordon honest atop the standings heading into this weekend’s restrictor-plate showdown at Talladega.
The 2009 Camping World Truck Series rookie class could be the toughest group in a few years. Four drivers will be competing full time for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors, and two are scheduled to run a handful of races throughout the season. Chase Austin (No. 32 Chevrolet), James Buescher (No. 10 Ford), Tayler Malsam (No. 81 Toyota) and Johnny Sauter (No. 13 Chevrolet) are expected to compete full-time; Ricky Carmichael (No. 4 Chevrolet) is scheduled to run 14 races and JR Fitzpatrick (No. 7 Chevrolet) is expected to run several races.
Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.249 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Bodine overcame an early-race black flag for advancing his position below the double yellow line on his way to victory lane. Terry Cook, rookie JR Fitzpatrick and Ron Hornaday Jr. rounded out the top five.