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It's Miller Time at Pocono!
by B C,posted Aug 8 2011 10:05AM
Brad Keselowski wins at the Tricky Triangle: an injured #2-Brad Keselowski won the “Good Sam RV Insurance 500” Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway for his 3rd Career win and 2nd win of 2011. On Wednesday, Brad Keselowski broke his left ankle in a practice wreck at Road Atlanta but decided to run at Pocono. A rain storm hit on lap 124 that brought a 1 hour, 40 minute delay of the race. The track was then dried and the race restarted and we finished under green.
The #18 of Kyle Busch finished 2nd followed by #22 Kurt Busch, #48 Jimmie Johnson, #39 Ryan Newman, #24 Jeff Gordon, #99 Carl Edwards, #16 Greg Biffle, #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and last weeks race winner #27 Paul Menard. The pole sitter, #20 Joey Logano, who would had won the race if the rain delay ended the race, had a tire go down late and had to pit, finishing 26th.
Points leader going in to the race, #99 Carl Edwards, finished 7th and his lead drops to 9 points over #48 Jimmie Johnson.
There were 23 lead changes among 10 drivers and 5 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps and a 1:40 red flag for rain.
2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Pocono, race 21 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind 1) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 720
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 711, -9 3) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 709, -11
4) #22-Kurt Busch [1 win], 706, -15 5) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 700, -20
6) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 694, -27 7) #24-Jeff Gordon [2 wins], 668, -52
8) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 658, -62 9) #14-Tony Stewart, 642, -78
10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 641, -79 current wild cards
11) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 wins], 558, -162 [18th in points, 2 wins] 12) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 618, -102 [11th in points, 1 win] others in contension for the wild card
14) #27-Paul Menard [1 win], 587, -133 [14th in points, 1 win] 19) #6-David Ragan [1 win], 556, -164 [19th in points, 1 win]
One race winner is not inside the top-20: #78-Smith is 26th, 74 pts out of 20th
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. wins The Nationwide Series race at Iowa: #6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr won the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway for his second win of the season and the second of his career (His first was at Iowa in May). He was leading the race on the final lap when his engine blew coming off turn 4. #60 Carl Edwards was unable to avoid him and rear ended Ricky Stenhouse, sending him across the finish line. Carl Edwards finished second, followed by #2 Elliott Sadler, #7 Josh Wise, #88 Aric Almirola, #32 Reed Sorenson (who won the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash), #09 Kenny Wallace, #66 Steve Wallace, #18 Michael McDowell, and #33 David Mahew. There were 6 cautions for 38 laps and 14 lead changes among 9 leaders.
Kevin Harvick wins the Camping World Truck Series Race at Pocono: A green-white-checkered finish saw pole-sitter #2 Kevin Harvick, comfortably holding off second-place finisher #18 Kyle Busch to win the Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 at Pocono Raceway. This was Kevin Harvick's first truck start at Pocono; his first 2011 win; 10th overall in the series. Caution came out on lap #48 when the #5 Todd Bodine spun while battling for position to set up the race to the finish. Rounding out the top ten were; #18 Kyle Busch, #31 James Buescher, #13 Johnny Sauter, #3 Austin Dillon, #22 Joey Coulter, #32 Mark Martin, #88 Matt Crafton, #33 Ron Hornaday Jr., #17 Timothy Peters. There were two lead changes among two drivers with 7 caution flags for 22 laps.
Next up for the Sprint Cup Series is a road course race at Watkins Glen International for the “Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen” Sunday at 1pm on ESPN.
The Nationwide Series rolls into Watkins Glen International Saturday afternoon at 2pm for the “Zippo 200 at The Glen” on ESPN.
The Camping World Truck Series races next Saturday August 20th at Michigan International Speedway for the “VFW 200” at 12:30pm on SPEED.
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