The NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series faced off on separate road courses this weekend. On Saturday, the NXS toured the 2,258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio sports car course and Sunday, the Cup teams were active on the 2,520-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway in California. Kyle larson won his 2nd consecutive Cup race in Sunday’s event. The Camping World Truck Series returns on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The latest results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Power Series are also included below, along with details on all of the tracks mentioned in this column.
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sun 6 June Toyota / Save Mart 350 – Sonoma Raceway – 90 laps (+2 laps OT).
– No training or qualification. NASCAR’s qualifying metric established the starting lineup for Sunday’s event at Sonoma Raceway based on the finishes, points standings and fastest race laps. This placed Kyle larson (Chevrolet Camaro n ° 5) P1 on the starting grid. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet Camaro # 9) completed the first row in P2. # 24 Guillaume Byron, # 11 Denny Hamlin, # 18 Kyle Busch, # 3 Austin Dillon, # 48 Alex Bowman, # 4 Kevin Harvick, # 2 Brad Keselowski and # 8 Tyler reddick formed the rest of the top 10 in that order. Did not make the 40-car peloton: Nobody, only 37 entries.
– Kyle larson earned his 9th victory in 239 NCS races. This is his 3rd victory and 11th top-10 in 2021. This is his 1st victory and 2nd top-10 in seven races at Sonoma. Chase Elliott (2nd) notched his 3rd in the top 10 in five races at Sonoma and his 10th in the top 10 in 2021. Martin Truex Jr. (3rd) finished 6th in the top 10 in 15 Sonoma races. Chase Briscoe (17th) was Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) best competitor.
– Candidates for TOP-16 NCS Playoffs (G / L):
1. Denny hamlin
2. Kyle larson
3. Chase Elliott 1
4. Guillaume Byron -1
5. Joey logano
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. Kyle busch 1
8. Ryan blaney -1
9. Kevin harvic
ten. Brad Keselowski
11. Alex Bowman 1
12. Austin dillon -1
13. Tyler reddick
14. Chris Buescher
15. Christophe bell
16. Michael mcdowell
– Next: Sun June 13 “Race of the stars” at Texas Motor Speedway (No points earned. Just for the money and bragging rights.)
NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Sat June 5 B&L Transport 170 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – 75 laps (+3 laps OT).
– No training or qualification. The NASCAR qualifying metric established the starting lineup for Saturday’s event in Mid-Ohio based on the finishes, points standings and fastest race laps. This placed Austin Cindric (Ford Mustang # 22) P1 on the starting grid. Ty gibbs (Toyota Supra # 54) completed the first row in P2. # 20 Harrison burton, # ten Jeb burton, # 7 Justin allgaier, # 68 Brandon Brown, # 19 Brandon jones, # 51 Jeremy Clement, # 98 Riley herbst and # 11 Justin haley formed the rest of the top 10 in that order. 42 cars entered for the 40-car peloton: # 13 David starr and # 77 Dillon bassett did not race.
– AJ Allmendinger (Chevrolet Camaro # 16) earned its 7th victory in 40 NXS races. This is his 2nd and 8th win in the top 10 in 2021 and his 2nd win and 3rd in the top three in three races at Mid-Ohio. Justin haley (2nd) landed his 2nd in the top 10 in two Mid-Ohio races and his 8th in the top 10 in 2021. Ty gibbs (third), the highest ranked ROTY competitor, finished 6th among the top five this season. Polesitter Austin Cindric led a 30-lap record and finished the 78-lap race in 14th place.
– TOP-12 NXS Playoff Candidates (G / L):
1. Austin Cindric
2. AJ Allmendinger 1
3. Daniel Hemric 1
4. Harrison burton -2
5. Jeb burton 1
6. Justin haley 1
7. Justin allgaier -2
8. Brandon jones 3
9. Jeremy Clement -1
ten. Michel annett 2
11. Noah Gragson -2
12. Myatt snider -2
– Next: Sat June 12 Alsco 250 Uniforms – Texas Motor Speedway – 200 laps.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NTS)
– TOP-10 contenders for the ENT playoffs (G / L):
1. John Hunter Nemechek
2. Ben rhodes
3. Austin Hill 1
4. Sheldon’s Creed -1
5. Todd gilliland
6. Zane Smith 2
7. Matt Crafton -1
8. Stewart friesen 1
9. Grant enfinger -2
ten. Carson Hocevar
– Next: Sat June 12 SpeedyCash.com 220 – Texas Motor Speedway – 134 laps.
NASCAR Power Series
ARCA Menards Series:
Fri June 4 Dawn 150 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – 42 laps.
Winner: Ty gibbs -P1: Corey heim – Points manager: Ty gibbs
Next: Fri 25 June General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 – Pocono Raceway – 80 laps.
ARCA Ménards East:
Fri May 14 General tire 125 – Dover International Speedway – 125 laps.
Winner: Ty gibbs -P1: Ty gibbs – Points manager: Sammy smith
Next: Sat June 12 North Carolina 200 – South Motor Sports National Park – 200 laps.
ARCA Ménards West:
Sat June 5 General tire 125 – Sonoma Raceway – 50 laps (+1 OT laps).
Winner: Chase Briscoe -P1: Jake drew – Points manager: Todd Souza
Next: Sat Jul 3 NAPA Auto Parts 150 – Irwindale Speedway – 150 laps.
Modified Whelen Tour:
Sat May 29 Jennerstown salutes 150 – Jennerstown Speedway – 150 laps.
Winner: Justin Bonsignore -P1: Justin Bonsignore – Points manager: Eric goodale
Next: Sat June 12 Steel Palace 150 – Oswego Speedway – 150 laps.
Opening of the season postponed due to the current pandemic. NASCAR’s goal is to lead a full championship season with a minimum of 10 races, potentially starting in August. An updated schedule will be published once finalized.
Mexico Peak Series:
Sunday May 23 in Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, Mexico.
Winner: Salvador De Alba Jr. – Points manager: Salvador De Alba Jr.
Next: Sun June 19 at the Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera in Querétaro, Mexico.
Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera – 0.79 mile Oval – Querétaro
Dover International Speedway – 1 mile concrete oval – Dover, Delaware
Irwindale Speedway – 0.5 Mile Oval – Irwindale, CA
Jennerstown Speedway – 0.522 mile Oval – Jennerstown, PA
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – 2.258-mile 13-turn road course – Lexington, Ohio
Oswego Speedway – 0.625 mile Oval – Oswego, New York
Pocono Raceway – 2.5 mile tri-oval – Long Pond, PA
Sonoma Raceway – 2,520 mile road course, 12 turns – Sonoma, CA
Southern National Motorsports Park – 0.4 mile Oval – Lucama, NC
Super Ovalo Chiapas – 0.75 mile Tri-oval – Tuxtla Gutierrez
Texas Motor Speedway – 1.5 Mile Quad-Oval – Fort Worth, Texas