Friday, May 13, 2016

Matt Crafton Finally Marks Dover Off His List

Dover - Check!
Matt Crafton landed his first Dover victory of his career. Crafton led 78 laps en route to his first win at the Dover International Speedway and his first win of the 2016 Season. Crafton, a contender for the 2015 championship, is now a lock in the chase for the Championship this year. Daniel Suarez has yet another 2nd place finish with a win somewhere around the corner. Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter, and Cole Custer rounded out the Top 5. Tyler Reddick led 39 laps but finished 7th.

Results

1 88 Matt Crafton
2 51 Daniel Suarez
3 4 Christopher Bell
4 21 Johnny Sauter
5 00 Cole Custer
6 23 Spencer Gallagher
7 29 Tyler Reddick
8 81 Ryan Truex
9 19 Daniel Hemric
10 33 Kaz Grala
11 9 William Byron
12 11 Matt Tifft
13 24 Ben Kennedy
14 17 Timothy Peters
15 8 John Hunter Nemechek
16 49 Nick Drake
17 1 Austin Hill
18 66 Jordan Anderson
19 13 Cameron Hayley
20 71 Brandon Jones
21 02 Tyler Young
22 98 Rico Abreu
23 50 Travis Kvapil
24 44 Tommy Joe Martins
25 07 Cj Faison
26 63 Bobby Pierce
27 92 Parker Kligerman
28 41 Ben Rhodes
29 05 John Wes Townley
30 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb
31 86 Brandon Brown
32 22 Austin Wayne Self

Next Weekend

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will share a night with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as after the Sprint All-Star Open the Truck drivers will take to the surface and have there own all star race with drivers like Brandon Brown, Ryan Truex, Tyler Reddick, and many more. Now with Matt Crafton locked into the chase will another driver step up to the plate? Last year we had a photo finish between Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones where Kahne gained JR Motorsports first NCWTS Win.    

Rain Washes Out NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying, William Byron on Pole

William Byron has been declared the pole winner for this evening's JACOB companies 200 at Dover after Rains fell on the Dover International Speedway earlier. William Byron of course was last weekend's race in Kansas gains his first career pole! Carlos Contreras's truck with Brandon Jones will start 2nd in the race. Surprises that will have to race their way through the field are names like Timothy Peters, Brandon Brown, and a few others who have been front runners this season. Two trucks are heading home and those two are Austin Cindric(#2) and Norm Benning(#6).

Starting Lineup

1 9 William Byron
2 71 Brandon Jones
3 11 Matt Tifft
4 13 Cameron Hayley
5 88 Matt Crafton
6 51 Daniel Suarez
7 00 Cole Custer
8 19 Daniel Hemric
9 4 Christopher Bell
10 41 Ben Rhodes
11 24 Ben Kennedy
12 92 Parker Kligerman
13 98 Rico Abreu
14 49 Nick Drake
15 21 Johnny Sauter
16 29 Tyler Reddick
17 17 Timothy Peters
18 81 Ryan Truex
19 8 John Hunter Nemechek
20 05 John Wes Townley
21 23 Spencer Gallagher
22 33 Kaz Grala
23 86 Brandon Brown
24 66 Jordan Anderson
25 22 Austin Wayne Self
26 1 Austin Hill
27 02 Tyler Young
28 63 Bobby Pierce
29 44 Tommy Joe Martins
30 50 Travis Kvapil
31 07 Cj Faison
32 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb

Harvick 2 for 2 on Rain Pole Wins, Harvick Will Lead Them to Green Sunday

The last time NASCAR visited the Monster Mile Kevin Harvick was the victor. Well Happy Harvick is staying perfect by winning this morning's practice and also winning the Pole for Sunday's race. Harvick had the fastest time in Practice which set him on the pole as rain fell in Dover. This is Harvick's Second pole of the 2016 Season and 2nd Rain Won Pole for Him! Crowd Favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. will lead them to green from the second position. Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, and Jamie McMurray will all start from the rear after having to go to a backup car.

Starting Lineup

1 4 Kevin Harvick
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3 18 Kyle Busch
4 19 Carl Edwards
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6 11 Denny Hamlin
7 78 Martin Truex Jr.
8 31 Ryan Newman
9 41 Kurt Busch
10 20 Matt Kenseth
11 5 Kasey Kahne
12 3 Austin Dillon
13 24 Chase Elliott
14 2 Brad Keselowski
15 43 Aric Almirola
16 16 Greg Biffle
17 44 Brian Scott
18 21 Ryan Blaney
19 27 Paul Menard
20 47 AJ Allmendinger
21 48 Jimmie Johnson
22 22 Joey Logano
23 42 Kyle Larson
24 6 Trevor Bayne
25 13 Casey Mears
26 23 David Ragan
27 95 Michael McDowell
28 83 Matt DiBenedetto
29 34 Chris Buescher
30 15 Clint Bowyer
31 7 Regan Smith
32 38 Landon Cassill
33 98 Cole Whitt
34 46 Michael Annett
35 55 Reed Sorenson
36 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt
37 30 Josh Wise
38 1 Jamie McMurray
39 14 Tony Stewart
40 10 Danica Patrick

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice Report

On Friday The 13th, NASCAR held a practice this morning. A wild one to say the least and with rain possibly looming over the Dover International Speedway today, which it's currently raining, it could mean that this practice we had would set up the starting lineup for Sunday's AAA Drive For Autism 400 which would mean the same guy who won the pole the last time qualifying was rained out would win his 2nd pole of the 2016 Season. That man would be Kevin Harvick. We will just have to see what happens with Mother Nature this afternoon in Dover. Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart, and Jamie McMurray were all three involved in a Friday The 13th Style wreck. As Danica exited turn 4, her car began to not only spin but spew some liquid all over the track with a little bit of fire underneath the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet SS which then caused Tony Stewart to spin hitting the inside wall hard. He walked away on his own power but looked sore. Also involved was Jamie McMurray who was holding his elbow as he got out of the car. It was bruised but he was ok and continued on in a backup car. All 3 will be starting in backup cars.

Practice Results

1 4 Kevin Harvick
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3 18 Kyle Busch
4 19 Carl Edwards
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6 11 Denny Hamlin
7 78 Martin Truex Jr.
8 31 Ryan Newman
9 41 Kurt Busch
10 20 Matt Kenseth
11 5 Kasey Kahne
12 3 Austin Dillon
13 24 Chase Elliott
14 2 Brad Keselowski
15 43 Aric Almirola
16 16 Greg Biffle
17 44 Brian Scott
18 21 Ryan Blaney
19 27 Paul Menard
20 47 AJ Allmendinger
21 48 Jimmie Johnson
22 22 Joey Logano
23 42 Kyle Larson
24 1 Jamie McMurray
25 6 Trevor Bayne
26 13 Casey Mears
27 23 David Ragan
28 95 Michael McDowell
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto
30 34 Chris Buescher
31 10 Danica Patrick
32 15 Clint Bowyer
33 7 Regan Smith
34 14 Tony Stewart
35 38 Landon Cassill
36 98 Cole Whitt
37 46 Michael Annett
38 55 Reed Sorenson
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt
40 30 Josh Wise

Derrike Cope Racing Has Some Cool Sponsors, Literally

If you wanna see a team that has cool sponsors look no further than Derrike Cope Racing. In 2016 Derrike Cope Racing has had a full lineup of different sponsors in the races we have raced. Ice Aid is one sponsor that has been on the car numerous times so far over the 2016 Season including a primary sponsorship at Daytona. Nathalie Bijeau, who represents Ice Aid, is one of the friendliest people you will meet around the garage and she has made me feel so welcome in the Garage. A few weeks ago when we went to the Talladega
Superspeedway, we camped. Well a common issue we have is our Ice melting to quick and we have to buy more and more ice to keep our Beverages cold. Well this past time I grabbed a pack of Ice Aid and put it over our Ice. 24 Hours later we still had Ice and cold drinks which really helped with the high Temps this year at Talladega. Even 48 hours later the water in the cooler was still Ice Cold and it kept our drinks nice and cool. So Derrike Cope Racing has this cool sponsor called Ice Aid.
This weekend at Dover you may see a brand you aren't very familiar with. In fact not many are and well this weekend is there first time they are trying NASCAR Sponsorship. Sponsorship is something we discussed last week Friday on the Frathouse and the fact of how NASCAR Fans are drawn to NASCAR Sponsors for the products they buy at home. Like I am more likely to purchase an Item because it is on the car on Saturday or Sunday. Spand-Ice is a Brand new product that has Hot and cold therapy targeted compression in thermal therapy gear. Patent pending technology proven to relieve back pain, muscle soreness & inflammation which is something I know is a common problem among NASCAR Fans. For a brand new sponsorship lets show them some NASCAR Love!
When it comes to Derrike Cope Racing I think they will have the upper hand when it comes to Summer Races and 95+ degree temps.(Koelle,2016)

You can find out more about these products at their websites listed below!

Ice-Aid - http://www.beerfrost.com/
Spand-Ice - http://spand-ice.com/

The NASCAR News Source Reaches 100,000 Views

Last night The NASCAR News Source reached 100,000 views all time which is an impressive feat. I honestly never thought it would make it past 1,000 yet alone 100,000 and I can't thank everyone enough. You all are truly helping me live my dream as I work to build myself up to the very top. I wanna thank all of the different countries that view my blog also, very neat to see my work get viewed in places like Germany, Poland, Portugal, France, Russia, The U.K, Ireland, Brazil, and many more countries! It's very cool also to meet my viewers at the track and hear how they support my blog from where they are, whether it be Chattanooga, TN or Spain. Again I can't thank everyone enough for all of your endless support and love as we continue on to the next 100,000! Lot's of big things are coming including a name and logo change which will be announced within the next few weeks! Also we welcome the Pinty's Series to the lineup as there season opener is coming up very soon! Again thank you everyone for your endless support and let's shoot for 200,000! (Koelle,2016)