Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Coke Zero 400
Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 88
(July 6, 2015 2:49 AM EDT)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the field to green and he led the field to the checkers after pacing the pack for 97 laps in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
This was Earnhardt’s second restrictor-plate, superspeedway victory in a row. He won the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and also finished third in the Daytona 500. Earnhardt is once again the Pied Piper of plate tracks.
Brunnhoelzl back in Caraway victory lane
George Brunnhoelzl III | J28
(July 5, 2015 3:09 PM EDT)
George Brunnhoelzl III is once again all alone atop the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour career wins list at Caraway Speedway.
With his performance Saturday night Brunnhoelzl took home the checkered flag in the Daggett & Shuler Attorneys at Law Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 for his 12th career victory at the venerable .455-mile oval. That breaks a tie for the track lead he was in with Andy Seuss, who won the tour’s last visit to Caraway in March.
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Rico Abreu captures checkers in Columbus
Rico Abreu | E98
(July 5, 2015 2:50 PM EDT)
In only his seventh start, 23-year-old Rico Abreu from St. Helena, California, earned his first NASCAR win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday night.
With his win in the NAPA 150, Abreu continues his breakout year that saw him with the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals sprint car event, make his first stock car start in February, sign with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks and win his first Coors Light Pole Award in the previous K&N Pro Series East event at Langley Speedway. Abreu captured his second Coors Light Pole Award in a row earlier in the evening at Columbus, but it was the decisive pass for the lead that he made on Lap 115 that ultimately delivered his first victory.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Austin Dillon wins Subway Firecracker 250
Austin Dillon | 3
(July 4, 2015 11:34 PM EDT)
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon won the Subway Firecracker 250 , his fifth victory in 90 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's third NXS victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in six NXS races at Daytona International Speedway.
Abreu earns second consecutive K&N-East pole
Rico Abreu | E98
(July 4, 2015 7:37 PM EDT)
Rico Abreu, the Rutherford, California, native captured the Coors Light Pole Award for the second-consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race when he took top qualifying honors at Columbus Motor Speedway in advance of the NAPA 150.
He turned a fast lap of 14.154 seconds (84.659 mph) around the .333-mile oval to set the series’ track qualifying record. The previous mark of 14.176 (84.565) was established by Max Gresham in 2011. Tonight’s NAPA 150 will be just the seventh series race for Abreu, who came to NASCAR this year from dirt sprint cars. His first pole was earned on June 20 at Virginia’s Langley Speedway.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Seuss captures eighth Caraway Speedway pole
Andy Seuss | J11
(July 4, 2015 7:32 PM EDT)
Andy Seuss continued his dominant ways at Caraway Speedway Saturday evening when he took the Coors Light Pole Award for the Daggett & Shuler Attorneys at Law Rusty Harpe Memorial 150.
Seuss, originally from Hampstead, New Hampshire, posted a fast lap of 16.078 seconds (101.878 mph) around the .455-mile oval. It marked his 12th career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour pole overall, and eighth at Caraway. He won this same event from the pole in wire-to-wire fashion a year ago. A defense of that victory tonight would be a tour record 12th career triumph at Caraway.
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Tagliani takes pole for Ecko Unlimited 100
Alex Tagliani | C18
(July 4, 2015 7:25 PM EDT)
Alex Tagliani, who hails from nearby Lachenaie, Quebec, posted a fast lap of 96.342 seconds (78.956 mph) Saturday at Circuit ICAR to capture his sixth career Canadian Tire Series pole.
It’s Tagliani’s second pole in three visits to the 2.113-mile airport course. He was the inaugural event’s polesitter in 2011. The Circuit ICAR winner in each of the previous three years, Andrew Ranger qualified on the outside pole for the Ecko Unlimited 100. The Roxton Pond, Quebec, native’s fastest lap Saturday was 96.372 seconds (78.932 mph). On Sunday he will look to extend his own series record for consecutive wins at a track.
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Weather cancels Coke Zero 400 qualification
Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 88
(July 4, 2015 5:57 PM EDT)
Thunderstorms and rain forced the cancelation of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The lineup for Sunday night’s race will be set by speed in the first practice session.
This will put Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole with Austin Dillon to his outside. Qualification at Daytona is not terribly important as a contributing factor to the handicap, so this does not alter the odds whatsoever.
Daniel Suarez on pole for Firecracker 250
Daniel Suarez | 718
(July 4, 2015 4:37 PM EDT)
Daniel Suarez won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a lap of 49.929 seconds, 180.256 mph.
This is the No. 18 ARRIS Toyota Camry driver's first pole in 17 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. It is his first 11th top-10 start in 2015. Suarez, from Monterrey, Mexico, has become the second Mexican driver in NASCAR XFINITY Series history to post a Coors Light pole joining Jorge Goeters (Mexico, 2005).
Scott Heckert tops K&N PS-East final practice
Scott Heckert | E34
(July 4, 2015 3:57 PM EDT)
Scott Heckert (No. 34 Project Lifesaver Chevrolet) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the K&N PS-East NASCAR NAPA 150 at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.
He put up a 14.256 second lap in the final practice. No. 5 J.J. Haley, No. 98 Rico Abeu, No. 51 Dalton Sargeant and No. 30 Grant Quinlan are the rest of the top five and No. 47 Mike Senica was the slowest of the 22 cars running in this final session.