2015 ARCA Champion, Grant Enfinger Piloting Cunningham’s No. 22 at DuQuoin Fairgrounds

Grant Enfinger at 9 pm ET on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Photo - ARS

Grant Enfinger at 9 pm ET on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
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Grant Enfinger is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @beberly18 with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Cunningham Motorsports has announced that Grant Enfinger will become the ninth driver to take the reins of their No. 22 Ford, when teams pull into the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 4.  Enfinger, who is the 2015 ARCA Racing Series champion, was the logical choice of co-owners Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer, since Grant is the reigning pole and race winner at the one-mile dirt track in DuQuoin, Illinois. Continue reading

Brett Moffitt Beats Red Horse Teammate to Checkers at Michigan

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In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Brett Moffitt had never led a lap.

But in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Moffitt picked the perfect time to take the point for the first time.

Powering around Red Horse Racing teammate Timothy Peters and five-time series winner William Byron off the second corner of the final lap at the two-mile track, Moffitt held off Peters by 0.098 seconds to win a NASCAR national series race for the first time.
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Kyle Busch Rallies for Second Straight Truck Series Win

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Not even a pit road speeding penalty could keep Kyle Busch from his appointed rounds on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

With drafting help from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik Jones entering turn one, Busch regained the lead from Ryan Blaney on lap 97 of 100 in the Careers for Veterans 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and held on to win by 0.157 seconds.

Blaney held the second spot, and Jones finished third, followed by Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon. Two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton battled a buckling windshield, a penalty for pitting too soon to correct it and a late spin after contact from John Wes Townley’s Chevrolet to finish sixth.

Crafton gained three points on series leader Tyler Reddick, who ran ninth, and now trails by eight. Jones is third in the standings, nine points back.

The victory was Busch’s first at Michigan after four runner-up finishes in the series, and it was his second in two starts since returning from an injury that sidelined the driver of the No. 51 Toyota from all racing activity from February 21 through mid-May.

“First win for me, first win for KBM here,” said Busch, who won for the 44th time in the Truck Series. “I loved racing with those guys up there‚ÄĒJones, Blaney and Dillon. It was pretty hectic on how all that was going to shape up and play out‚Ķ

“Just cool to finally get that monkey off my back here in the Truck Series and notch another race track where I‚Äôve won in all three divisions here at Michigan.”

Under caution on lap 27, Busch earned a speeding penalty while entering pit road and restarted at the back of the field on lap 31. By lap 51, Busch had worked his way back to fifth in the running order, and after an exchange of green-flag pit stops, he regained the lead on lap 69.

“We were trying something new with our tach settings, and it didn‚Äôt really work,” Busch said of the speeding infraction.

Drivers gauge pit road speeds with their tachometers and a series of lights on the dashboard. In essence, Busch was seeing two sets of lights at the same time, calibrated to different settings, and that led directly to the speeding penalty.

Once Busch passed Blaney with fewer than four laps left, Blaney‚ÄĒwithout a teammate to help‚ÄĒwas resigned to a second-place finish.

“When we got the lead (after a lap 95 restart), I knew it was going to be hard to keep him behind us, because he can lay back to the 4 (Jones) and just get a big run and get by you,” Blaney said. “There‚Äôs nothing, as the leader, that you can do about it.

“You‚Äôre wide open. You can break the draft all you want, but when he‚Äôs got a partner, it‚Äôs just like speedway racing‚ÄĒhe can go by you.”

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Careers for Veterans 200

Presented by Cooper Standard and

Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation
Michigan International Speedway

 

1. (10) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 100, $43447.

               2. (12) Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, 100, $36614.

               3. (7) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 100, $26735.

               4. (9) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 100, $20254.

               5. (3) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 100, $15653.

               6. (1) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 100, $19792.

               7. (2) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 100, $16325.

               8. (5) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 100, $16241.

               9. (11) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 100, $16185.

               10. (6) Cameron Hayley #, Toyota, 100, $17107.

               11. (16) Alex Bowman(i), Chevrolet, 100, $13852.

               12. (17) John H. Nemechek #, Chevrolet, 100, $15934.

               13. (23) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 100, $15850.

               14. (19) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 100, $15795.

               15. (13) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 100, $16138.

               16. (14) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, Accident, 99, $15711.

               17. (8) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 99, $15799.

               18. (20) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 98, $15572.

               19. (28) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 98, $15515.

               20. (18) Cody Coughlin, Toyota, 96, $15988.

               21. (15) Chad Finley, Ford, 96, $13210.

               22. (27) Korbin Forrister #, Chevrolet, 95, $15404.

               23. (30) Wendell Chavous #, Chevrolet, 95, $15376.

               24. (22) Mason Mingus, Chevrolet, Accident, 87, $14099.

               25. (4) Ben Kennedy, Toyota, Accident, 82, $14220.

               26. (21) Ray Black Jr. #, Chevrolet, 66, $13042.

               27. (31) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 40, $12987.

               28. (25) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Vibration, 19, $12747.

               29. (32) Tyler Tanner, Chevrolet, Clutch, 16, $12692.

               30. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, Electrical, 15, $12192.

               31. (29) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 12, $10692.

               32. (24) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, Handling, 6, $9692.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  128.94 mph.
Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 33 Mins, 04 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.157 Seconds.
Caution Flags:  6 for 26 laps.
Lead Changes:  15 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders:    0; D. Hemric # 1-4; A. Dillon(i) 5-6; K. Busch(i) 7-26; A. Dillon(i) 27; E. Jones # 28-34; R. Blaney(i) 35; E. Jones # 36-44; J. Sauter 45-68; K. Busch(i) 69-76; R. Blaney(i) 77-81; K. Busch(i) 82-89; A. Dillon(i) 90; K. Busch(i) 91-94; R. Blaney(i) 95-96; K. Busch(i) 97-100.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Busch(i) 5 times for 44 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 24 laps; E. Jones # 2 times for 16 laps; R. Blaney(i) 3 times for 8 laps; A. Dillon(i) 3 times for 4 laps; D. Hemric # 1 time for 4 laps.

Top-Ten in Points: T. Reddick – 514; M. Crafton – 506; E. Jones # – 505; J. Sauter – 461; C. Hayley # – 425; D. Hemric # – 420; T. Peters – 416; J. Townley – 414; S. Gallagher # – 394; B. Kennedy – 381.

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Preview

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Careers for Veterans 200

presented by Cooper Standard and

Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation

The Place: Michigan International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, Aug. 15

The Time: 1 p.m. (ET)

TV: FOX Sports 1, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90

Distance: 200 miles (100 laps)

Big Weekend For Brad Keselowski Racing

It’s a big weekend for Brad Keselowski Racing as its team sponsor hosts Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski‚Äôs Checkered Flag Foundation. Series points leader Tyler Reddick and NASCAR Next alum Ryan Blaney will represent the team in the No. 19 and No. 29 Fords. Reddick claims two wins this season and leads second-place Matt Crafton in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings by 11. Blaney has made two¬†Camping World Truck Series¬†starts this year, finishing seventh at Dover and third at Kentucky. Continue reading

Johnny Sauter Grabs his First 2014 Series’ Win and the Points Lead at Michigan

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ThorSport Racing finishes 1-2 in the Career for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway

For Johnny Sauter this is his first win of the season in the Camping World Truck Series in a tight finish of just 0.433 seconds over his ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton, finishing second.

Pit strategy was the difference between first and second with the race leader Crafton pitting on lap 97 for fuel allowing Sauter to regain the lead on his way to the checkered flag and victory lane. Sauter led 21 laps en route to his tenth career victory in the Camping World Truck Series. He also takes over the points lead from Ryan Blaney. Continue reading