Friday, September 18, 2015 400 at Chicagoland Practice Report

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series had first practice this afternoon. Kevin Harivick backed his words up from yesterday about pounding Joe Gibbs Racing into the ground pacing a lap around the Chicagoland Speedway of 188.317 mph. Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr, and Austin Dillon rounded the Top 5.With weather near some drivers may need to be concerned about the weather and be hoping the rain Stays away. If rain does fall from the skies Ryan Blaney who's had a fast speed would miss the race, Michael McDowell who just seems to keep finding bad luck would also miss along with Travis Kvapil. Highest Chaser was Kevin Harvick while Clint Bowyer was the lowest.

Top 20 Results

1 4 Kevin Harvick  
2 22 Joey Logano  
3 2 Brad Keselowski  
4 78 Martin Truex Jr  
5 3 Austin Dillon  
6 31 Ryan Newman  
7 18 Kyle Busch  
8 5 Kasey Kahne  
9 21 Ryan Blaney  
10 41 Kurt Busch  
11 24 Jeff Gordon  
12 48 Jimmie Johnson  
13 20 Matt Kenseth  
14 1 Jamie McMurray  
15 19 Carl Edwards  
16 47 AJ Allmendinger  
17 27 Paul Menard  
18 16 Greg Biffle  
19 42 Kyle Larson  
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr  


Ray Black Jr. - Diving For A Win (Truck Series Driver Spotlight)

Ray Black Jr is the driver of the number 07 Chevrolet For SS Green Light Racing. He is on the down hill slope of his sophomore season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. So far in 2015 Rays' best finish was 5th in Daytona earlier this year. I had ate lunch with him before this race and I had some amazing chicken tenders from the concession stand inside the Sprint Fan Zone at Daytona. I brag about them a lot because well they were some of the best I had ever had! Back to Ray, I introduced myself and little did I know we'd meet again a few weeks later in Bristol, TN. Ray has only had 2 DNF's (Kansas and Pocono) He spun at Bristol and still rebounded to finish 21st. Rays' worse finish came at Michigan just missing the top 25, still an impressive race! Ray has really impressed me and I'm sure he's impressed many others! As of this writing Ray sits 11th in points in only his second season, first full time. I can say when the SS Green Light Racing team goes to Talladega that team will be Diving into the pool for a W! (Koelle, 2015)
Yes you see that right Ray Black Jr was on the bottom of the 4 wide battle coming to the checkered flag at Daytona earlier this season.


American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway Practice Report

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ran their first and only practice this morning. It could count as qualifying as weather is in the area of the Chicagoland Speedway. Kyle Larson paced the field with a speed of 175.052 mph. Matt Crafton led the Championship Competitors while Erik Jones Finished 8th and Tyler Reddick had the 4th fastest lap. The top 5 was as listed, Kyle Larson, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Tyler Reddick, and Timothy Peters (Making 200th Start).

Top 20 Results

1      00      Kyle Larson
2      88      Matt Crafton
3      98      Johnny Sauter
4      19      Tyler Reddick
5      17      Timothy Peters
6      51      Daniel Suarez
7      13      Cameron Hayley
8        4      Erik Jones
9      11      Ben Kennedy
10    33      Brandon Jones
11      8      John H. Nemechek
12    29      Austin Theriault
13    05      John Wes Townley
14    14      Daniel Hemric
15    97      Jesse Little
16    30      Chad Finley
17    02      Tyler Young
18    54      Matt Tifft
19    16      Chad Boat
20    23      Spencer Gallagher