Kyle Busch Wins All-Star Race


Motor Racing Network



Kyle Busch took home his first win in the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race in his 12th attempt on Saturday night.

Busch jumped ahead on the restart to kick-off the night’s final stage and was able to drive away to score the $1 million payday.

“We’ve never won at Charlotte in a Cup car and we finally achieved that goal tonight,” Busch said. “I won the All-Star Race. I won a million bucks. There’s reason to celebrate and reason to celebrate big.

“I can’t say enough about this team. I can’t say enough about (crew chief) Adam Stevens and these guys on the pit box. You can rely on them all day long. We weren’t quite the fastest car, but we made the right moves when it mattered most. We made the most out of it tonight and got to Victory Lane. Just so relieved, elated, proud and excited all at the same time.”

Kyle Larson, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five.

“When you’re the second place car, you can’t jump the leader,” Johnson said on the final restart of the night. “But everybody in the second, third, and fourth row is going to jump and do what they can to roll-up on the situation. So, I was really hopeful of old tires and being on the bottom. They’d be able to hold that lane back, especially Kyle (Busch) and how good he is on race starts. And it just didn’t happen.”

Larson was very strong and led 40 laps of the night’s total of 70 when he won the first two stages.

“We had the best car out there, for sure,” Larson said. “In traffic I thought it was really good. I thought we had it most of the race but that’s how racing goes. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. But I think we had a really fast car today. We’ll go onto the 600, that’s a long race, and try it again.”

Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin completed the first 10 finishers.



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The All-Star race may have been a bit of a snoozefest but that didn't matter much for Ron Parlacoski, Jr. who won for the first time in this event. Ron didn't even qualify for the race but he won the Open race and scored 325 points to win the All-Star race. It was the fifth time in league history that the All-Star winner came from the Open race. Ron's picks included three on the marks, race winner Kyle Busch, 4th place Kurt Busch and 6th place Kevin Harvick. He also had 3 one spot finishers and 8 top 10 placings.

Monster Energy All-Star race Top 5 Finishers

1. Ron Parlacoski, Jr.
2. Fred Sanchez
3. Greg Eichele
4. teeder Jenkins
5. Mark Mason

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High Five for Blaney in Xfinity

Motor Racing Network

Ryan Blaney captured his fifth career win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series when he took the checkered flag in Saturday's Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Blaney got by Kevin Harvick on the day’s final restart to drive to his first series win since 2015. It was the first of 2017 for Team Penske. Blaney was the eighth different winner in the series this year.

It wasn’t easy for Blaney by any means. He started at the rear after unapproved adjustments before the race. He’s the first driver to win after going to the rear since Marcos Ambrose was victorious at Montreal in 2011.

“It was really tough,” Blaney said. “We kept having tons and tons of cautions,. We lost the lead on a pit stop when we kind of got blocked in and I wasn’t sure I was going to get a shot at it.

“It worked out where we could put ourselves in position to get the win and we capitalized on it. Everybody did a great job.”

Harvick, Austin Dillon, Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.



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Joe Tenpenny had won his first and only Xfinity race way back in the 2013 season opener at Daytona. His winless streak had stretched 139 races and Joe probably thought he'd never get a second win. Well, this year many long winless streaks have been broken so why not add another one? That's exactly what happened after Joe ended up scoring a total of 223 points and won the Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joe's streak was the second longest in the league but it finally comes to an end at a track that he hasn't won at before in any series.

Hisense 4K TV 300 Top 5 Finishers

1. Joe Tenpenny
2. Joanne Blackman
3. Jakub Smetana
4. Brian Blair
5. Marianne Anderson

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Seventh Charlotte Truck Win for Busch


Motor Racing Network

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch picked up his record seventh victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night going to Victory Lane in the NC Education Lottery 200.

It’s his second consecutive victory in the Truck Series and his 48th career win in 136 career starts.

“It was certainly interesting from my vantage point. We had a really fast Tundra tonight,” Busch said. “The guys at the body shop are really helping us out and building some good speed.

“Anytime you can win here in Charlotte it’s in front of your friends, your family, your fans. Everybody’s worked hard."

Busch started fourth but rocketed to the top spot by Lap 3 after pole sitter Christopher Bell cut down a tire. Busch stayed up front through the conclusion of Stage 1 before falling back in the top five for much of stage 2.

But Busch was in position to make a charge in the closing laps of the second stage, getting a big run on the top-two positions held by Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton and going three-wide down the backstretch to take the top spot.



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Myra Cochran had been trying to win her first Truck series race for over a year now but in her 28th career start, she finally gets to go to victory lane. There's probably no other track that she'd like to get her first win at too then Charlotte Motor Speedway. Charlotte is located in Concord, NC where Myra lives. She probably used some of that hometown experience to score a total of 247 points and win the NC Education Lottery 200.

NC Education Lottery 200 Top 5 Finishers

1. Myra Cochran
2. Dave Smith
3. Bradley Taylor
4. John Boros
5. Janet Sebern

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Lucky Dog Racing's 2017 LROC team



Lucky Dog Racing finished in second place for 2 years in a row to P10 Select. For the 2017 season they are looking to finally get their 5th championship. This year they have another strong team. Randy Cook is the defending LROC champion and he will be leading the charge for the team again.

Joining Randy will be Jose Rodriguez who is no stranger to championships. Jose won the Cup series championship last season and now has titles in all three series. He'd love to add a LROC Championship as well. Lou Demian keeps his LROC streak appearance going to 10 straight years after he won the Xfinity series.

Greg Miller won the Truck series championship but is ineligible to run for Lucky Dog Racing since he is the team owner of Fantasy Sport Site. Nate Bishop represents Lucky Dog Racing for the first time after winning the Yahoo group championship. Ray Perrotta returns for the 2nd time after winning the Streak to the finish title. Jessy Turgeon also returns for a 2nd time after a long 7 year absence. Jessy won the Chaser Eraser last year.

Be sure to cheer on our drivers as Lucky Dog Racing's drive for five continues in 2017!

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2017 Yahoo Top 5 Standings
Updated after Texas
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1. Chuck L. Head 2168
2. #48wins8 2156
3. STP-43 2108
4. Kurtiskraft 2042
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2017
Top 10 Cup Drivers
Pos.
Driver
Points
1 T. Jenkins 342
2 G. Wheat 329
3 T. Oliver 299
4 K. Wolfe 297
5 F. Page 291
6 R. Perrotta 291
7 R. Stone 288
8 J. Turgeon 284
9 S. DiCaprio 279
10 E. Blackman 272
2017
Top 10 Xfinity Drivers
Team
Team
Points
1 A. Allison 345
2 K. Sullivan 322
3 R. Perrotta 316
4 B. Blair 313
5 G. Miller 293
6 K. Wolfe 285
7 M. Minnich 277
8 T. Oliver 272
9 S. Dicaprio 272
10 W. Sebern 271
2017
Top 10 Truck Drivers
Pos.
Driver
Points
1 K. Wolfe 207
2 B. Blair 182
3 M. Anderson 177
4 M. Cochran 169
5 J. Rodriguez 167
6 M. Minnich 167
7 W. Ebach 164
8 R. Cook 161
9 J. Smogolski 159
10 J. Smetana 159
2017
Top 10 LROC Drivers
Pos.
Driver
Points
1 D. Hardison 90
2 C. Hultgren 80
3 D. Smith 80
4 A. Allison 79
5 J. Sebern 79
6 K. Mayotte 77
7 M. Tilghman 75
8 D. Baartman 75
9 J. Reilley 69
10 C. Robnik 69

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