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With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Jason and Matt got the winning pick for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race, picking JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith. Smith claimed the victory narrowly over Joey Logano, Brittany’s pick.
Sunday it was a total crap shoot on the track. Wrecks and chaos on the final laps left Michael the big winner and Brittany finished second, despite her pick Jeff Gordon down a lap for most of the race. Jason’s random draw pick of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. almost pulled off the upset and had him feeling good most of the race.
Nationwide Series For The Week
Jason: Regan Smith (1st) – 6 points
Matt: Regan Smith (1st) – 6 points
Brittany: Joey Logano (2nd) – 3 points
Michael: Kurt Busch (4th) – 2 points
Brandon: Sam Hornish, Jr. (25th) – 1 point
Sprint Cup Series For The Week
Michael: Jimmie Johnson (5th) – 5 points
Brittany: Jeff Gordon (11th) – 4 points
Jason: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (13th) – 3 points
Matt: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (17th) – 2 points
Brandon: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (17th) – 2 points
Overall For The Week
Jason: 9 points
Matt: 8 points
Michael: 7 points
Brittany: 7 points
Brandon: 3 points
Camping World Truck Series For The Season
Brittany: 15 points
Matt: 13 point
Michael: 12 points
Brandon: 9 points
Jason: 9 points
Nationwide Series For The Season
Jason: 34 points
Matt: 34 points
Michael: 26 points
Brandon: 22 points
Brittany: 20 points
Sprint Cup Series For The Season
Michael: 43 points
Brittany: 35 points
Matt: 34 points
Brandon: 25 points
Jason: 25 points
Overall For The Season
Michael: 81 points
Matt: 81 points
Brittany: 70 points
Jason: 68 points
Brandon: 56 points
BEST OF MAXIM
Regan Smith was able to claim the Aarons 312 with help from a last lap caution. Smith was in a pack of cars racing to the start finish line when Brian Vickers was sent into the outside wall.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Full results from Aarons 312
As a caution came out; Smith, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano raced to the finish line with Kahne crossing it first. After reviewing video of the...
Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images.
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
TALLADEGA, Ala.–The delicious irony of Regan Smith’s victory in Saturday’s Aaron’s...
The economy has been rough for all team owners, but one is really feeling the pinch and has decided leaving NASCAR altogether is in his best interest. James Finch, car owner of the No.51 Chevrolet told the News Herald on Monday that, “I’m contemplating finishing up this year, and I don’t know if I want a sponsor.” Finch has funded multiple races with his own money, and says...
Joey Logano will run a NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa in June, the night before competing in a Sprint Cup event at Pocono.
The Iowa Speedway says Logano will return to its 0.875-mile track for its Nationwide opener on June 8. Logano beat Kevin Harvick in a K&N Pro Series race at Iowa in 2007 and led the first competitive lap ever run at the track as a 16-year-old in 2006.
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The HQ will just show you the video of the finish first and let you come up with an answer...
Initial crossing of the finish line gave it to Kasey Kahne, but NASCAR ruled that Regan Smith had the lead at the time of the caution from the wreck that happened behind all the leaders...
"I was thinking 'Man, I hope we got it," Smith admitted...
Regan Smith won the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. The race was delayed by three hours due to rain and later cut by ten laps due to concerns about darkness. At the end of the race Smith was declared the winner after a caution came out as the cars approached the start finish line.
Travis Pastrana sat on the pole for the event and led his first Nationwide...
Regan Smith took over the NASCAR Nationwide Series point lead after a thrilling win on Saturday. Smith was declared the winner of the Aarons 312 after NASCAR reviewed its scoring data due to a last lap caution.
Smith entered the race trailing Sam Hornish by one point but leaves for Darlington with a 27 point lead.
Unofficial Point Standings after Talladega
Talladega is known for being a dangerous and exciting track and didn't disappoint fans this past weekend with the Aaron's 312 on Sarturday (Nationwide) and Aaron's 499 on Sunday (Sprint Cup).
While David Ragan won in an exciting finish on Sunday and Regan Smith on Saturday, it will be the crashes that people will be talking about more--like the one that Kyle Busch...
Penalties on the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano remained largely unchanged Tuesday after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrooke upheld fines and point penalties for unapproved rear-end housings on the two Penske Racing cars.
The No. 2 and No. 22 Ford’s of Penske Racing failed pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the NRA 500 run on April 13.
National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook on Tuesday upheld the fines and points penalties against Penske Racing but reduced the suspensions of seven crew members from six to two NASCAR Sprint Cup points races - a stretch including the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18.
The Nos. 2 and 22 Penske Racing teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano...
Welcome to the inaugural season of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge. This will take place all year long and will feature our esteemed panel of experts who will pick a winner in the series running that weekend.
For this weekend the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series venture to the Talladega Superspeedway.
Points will be given based on how close to firs the pick...
Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Following a rule infraction that saw both Penske Racing teams (No. 2 and No. 22) rear-end parts confiscated, both the No. 2 team and No. 22 team faced 50-point penalties, and huge monetary fines as well, but possibly the most damaging part of the sanctions were the fact that both teams would...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was rained out on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, so the starting grid for tomorrow’s scheduled race has been set according to the rule book. By virtue of being the fastest in Friday’s first practice session, Carl Edwards will start on the pole while Marcos Ambrose (3rd) and Joey Logano (4th) will also be among the top-five.