Saturday, November 7, 2015

Brad Keselowski Wins In Texas! Chris Buescher Continues On Road To Champion!

Brad Keselowski won Saturday Afternoon's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway while Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch had dismal endings. Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones, and Ty Dillon.
Chris Buescher increased his lead over Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, and Regan Smith going into the 2 races to go stretch. Last season Chase Elliott Clinched the Title at Phoenix but don't see that happening.


Results

1 22 Brad Keselowski  
2 88 Kevin Harvick 
3 33 Austin Dillon  
4 20 Erik Jones 
5 3 Ty Dillon  
6 18 Daniel Suarez 
7 2 Brian Scott  
8 9 Chase Elliott  
9 7 Regan Smith  
10 1 Elliott Sadler  
11 60 Chris Buescher 
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 
13 39 Ryan Sieg 
14 54 Kyle Busch  
15 16 Ryan Reed  
16 4 Ross Chastain 
17 51 Jeremy Clements 
18 43 Dakoda Armstrong 
19 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 
20 98 Ryan Truex 
21 8 Blake Koch  
22 01 Landon Cassill 
23 28 J.J. Yeley  
24 97 Mason Mingus 
25 44 David Starr  
26 52 Joey Gase  
27 15 Ray Black Jr 
28 24 Eric McClure  
29 90 Martin Roy 
30 70 Derrike Cope 
31 13 Derek White  
32 74 Mike Harmon  
33 42 Kyle Larson  
34 0 Harrison Rhodes 
35 89 Morgan Shepherd  
36 14 Mike Bliss 
37 40 Josh Reaume  
38 26 T.J. Bell  
39 92 Mario Gosselin 
40 19 Jeff Green

Next Weekend

Next Weekend The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Phoenix for the 2nd to last race of 2015. With Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, and Chase Elliott all chasing Chris Buescher for the 2015 Xfinity Series Championship. Brad Keselowski is the defending race winner. What will happen come Saturday.

AJ Allmendinger - Grilling Up Good Finishes

When it comes to AJ Allmendinger you see an great driver overall. That is especially being shown in 2015. After a very successful 2014 with a win at Watkins Glen that landed the 47 team in the Chase. In 2015 the team started off in Daytona with a fresh look on racing. They know that their best oppurtunities come at tracks like Daytona and Talladega where the odds are even no matter who you are. Watkins Glen and Sonoma are also even playing field for drivers like AJ who have a road racing background and at times that shows at tracks like at The Glen where many NASCAR Regulars.
At Daytona the #47 Kroger Chevrolet he started the Budweiser Duels in the 13th Place but a crash relegated AJ to 23rd place finish. AJ would have to start in the 40th place in the Daytona 500. He would work his way up to a 20th place finish which is impressive coming from 40th place.
When the team got to Atlanta with momentum from finishing 20th in the Daytona and that showed with Top 10 finishes coming in the next 2 races at Atlanta and Las Vegas. Phoenix would show that when you race hard and put in hard work you will have good finishes. A 20th at Daytona, 7th at Atlanta, along with a 6th at Las Vegas and a 17th at Phoenix.
The West Coast Swing would look good for AJ and the Team. Fontana came and AJ was looking to get his 5th straight Top 20. With a dueling racing surface and a racecar that wouldn't work with the team and it would put them in the 34th place ending consecutive Top 20's.
From Martinsville to Michigan the team had a best finish of 14th at Kansas. Along with 3 DNF's AJ looked to Sonoma to be the helper and land JTG back into the chase.
When AJ got to Sonoma he landed the 47 on the pole and would have his best shot of making the chase. AJ Had an electrical issue behind the wheel and had to go behind the wall to fix it relegating him to 37th place. The team and AJ knew they still had Watkins Glen.
From Daytona to Watkins Glen the team placed in the Top 15 twice once at Loudon and another at Pocono. Watkins Glen came and this was their best shot . Another pole at Watkins Glen but presure got to AJ and the Car lost power during one of the cautions. This would be the end of AJ Allmendinger's shot at Watkins Glen.
From Michigan to Richmond the team would not finish inside the Top 20 which would ultimately eliminate them from the chase.
Though eliminated from the Chase they would not give up on racing. From Chicago to Martinsville the team would clock 3 Top 25 finishes. Qualifying Last Weekend in the 3rd Position showed that the team should have speed going into Texas and even 2016.
Look For AJ Allmendinger to go to victory lane a few times next season as I will certainly be seeing him in the Top 15 more in the next 3 weeks! (Koelle, 2015)