NASCAR: Kyle Busch collects 100th win on Saturday in New Hampshire

17 07 2011

Kyle Busch tied the all-time Nationwide Series win record at 49 and notched his 100th career major NASCAR win in Saturday afternoon’s New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Driving a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 26-year-old Las Vegas native led the last 33 of the 206 laps in winning the season’s fifth overtime race.

Fellow Cup stars Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne finished second and third, then full-time Nationwide drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola, Kenny Wallace and Michael Annett. Pole-winner Brad Keselowski–he tries to run every race in both series–was eighth. Nationwide regulars Steven Wallace and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top 10.

Busch has 14 wins this season: three in Cup, six in Nationwide and five in the Camping World Truck Series. His lifetime totals show 22 in Cup, 49 in Nationwide and 39 in the Truck Series. Only legendary Cup stars Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (106) reached triple-digits wins in major NASCAR races. The late Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip each had 97, Martin has 96, Jeff Gordon has 89, Bobby Allison 86, and Cale Yarborough 83.

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NASCAR Headlines – June 6 2011

5 06 2011

Bowyer wins Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway
Kansas City Star
Clint Bowyer erased the demons of runner-up finishes in NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at his home track Saturday with a dominant victory in the Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. “We’ve gotten close here and

Nascar Looking Into Kyle Busch
New York Times
By AP Nascar is looking into reports that Kyle Busch and the 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in an altercation after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway. Busch is on probation after a pit-road confrontation with Kevin

Out of gas: Allgaier wins Nationwide race
Seattle Post Intelligencer
NASCAR drivers bring their cars in for a pit stop during the Inaugural STP 300, a Nationwide series auto race at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, June 4, 2011. Photo: Nam Y. Huh / AP NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler(2) drives during the

Aged chassis has inside track to NASCAR success
The Virginian-Pilot
With NASCAR rules limiting the ingenuity in cars, most of the vehicles feel the same to drivers. That makes Newman’s impartiality for which of the 16 cars his Stewart-Haas team runs understandable. He’s raced this car 5768 miles – more than from New

NASCAR Trucks results
Kansas City Star
Winner’s average speed: 120.691 mph. Time of race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 32 seconds. Margin of victory: 1.695 seconds. Caution flags: 7 for 28 laps. Lead changes: 15 among 10 drivers. Lap leaders: C.Bowyer 1-49; J.Buescher 50; J.Coulter 51;

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2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Official Driver Standings: June 4 2011

5 06 2011

 

 

 

 

RANK +/- DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 WINNINGS
1 Carl Edwards 445 Leader 12 2 1 6 9 4,428,830
2 +3 Kevin Harvick 409 -36 12 0 3 5 7 2,589,180
3 -1 Jimmie Johnson 408 -37 12 0 1 4 7 2,399,540
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 402 -43 12 1 0 2 6 1,722,760
5 -2 Kyle Busch 392 -53 12 0 2 6 7 2,550,350
6 +3 Kurt Busch 377 -68 12 0 0 2 6 2,391,050
7 -1 Matt Kenseth 374 -71 12 1 2 4 5 2,493,740
8 Clint Bowyer 365 -80 12 0 0 2 6 2,311,630
9 +1 Tony Stewart 356 -89 12 0 0 1 4 2,111,780
10 -3 Ryan Newman 353 -92 12 0 0 4 5 1,997,490

via NASCAR.COM.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Frequencies – Nascanner