Austin Dillon takes second truck win of the season
Austin Dillon, driver of the 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for RCR, won Saturday night at Las Vegas. This is the second win for Dillon this year, and his career. Dillon got his very first truck win at Iowa earlier this year. Dillon led 93 of the 146 in the race. Dillon lost the lead from James Buescher, to take it back at lap 112 and lead the last 35 laps.
This is the fourth time this season that RCR has won a NASCAR event with the number 3 this season. The first coming at Daytona where Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Nationwide event in July, the following week, Austin Dillon won his first truck race at Iowa, a few months later, Ty Dillon, Austin’s little brother, won his first NASCAR event at Langley Speedway for a K&N Pro East Series Race, and then Austin won at Las Vegas Saturday to make four.
Dillon is looking forward to the rest of the season, with 4 poles, 2 wins, and sixth in the points Austin Dillon is a pretty good truck driver. Maybe next year he could improve even more. Austin has a bright career in his future.
By Brendan McDowell General Story Reporter
Sylvania 300 Race Recap
Coming into the Sylvania 300, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin led the Chase for the Sprint Cup by 10 points with 6 wins in the Non-chase schedule. This was definite fuel mileage race. From start to finish this race was a very enjoyable race to watch as a spectator. As a Tony Stewart fan however this race was very frustrating at the end. Towards the end there were a lot of yellows.
The first yellow of the race was when Scott Speed was spun out. This caution was a mix between people taking either 2 or 4 tires. Later on in the race Marcus Ambrose and Paul Menard collided and spent the two spinning. All of the cars made it by and the two of them received minor damage to their cars.
Later on in the race Mark Martin blew a tire which caused another caution. On lap 208 Tony Stewart took his last pit stop of the race (this would prove to be a costly and bad move by him). With 67 laps to go Brad Keselowski was going three-wide in the middle and went up into Matt Kenseth and spun him out. Kenseth received damage to the left-rear of his car. He finished in 23rd which dropped him back to 12th in the Chase points. Kurt Busch spun out in turn 1 which caused Kyle Busch to check up. With this happening Jimmie Johnson ran into the back of Kyle Busch and they both spun out. Johnson Finished 25th a lap down. There was a total of five cautions in a total of 20 laps.
Tony Stewart took the lead and stayed out front for most of the remainder of the race. With 2 laps to go, with a comfortable lead, everybody thought Tony Stewart was going to win the race. Coming out of Turn 4 however, Tony Stewart ran out of gas. Clint Bowyer took advantage of that and took the lead. On the last lap he was able to hold Hamlin off for the win. This win moved Bowyer up to 2nd in the points, 35 points behind Hamlin in 1st. Jamie McMurray finished in 3rd place. Also Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 4th, one of his best finishes of the season. Kevin Harvick finished in 5th.
- Riley Roush
July 3rd 2010 Daytona Night Race Recap
What a race! If you didn’t watch this race, you might have just missed the best race of the year. From the Big One to the Great Finish, this was an exciting race. The Top 5 positions included in 5th Jeff Burton, in 4th Dale Jr., in 3rd was Jeff Gordon, in 2nd Kasey Kahne, and the winner was Kevin Harvick. Harvick led the most laps which improved his points lead by a lot more.
The night started out with a rain delay which lasted 90 minutes and the race ended at 12:45 pm Eastern Time. 2nd in points at the time, Kyle Busch on lap 104 made contact with the nose of Juan Pablo Montoya which sent him head-on into the wall. On lap 117 David Ragan got loose and spun out which caused Jamie McMurray (the Daytona 500 Winner) too wreck and end his day. Martin Truex and Kasey Kahne also received minor damage. On lap 148 a 20-car wreck occurred in which many good drivers were included in including Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson and many more. This wreck caused about a 20-minute red flag. Later in the race all the Richard Childress cars were running up front, but on the last lap Clint Bowyer got spun out on the backstretch and Kevin Harvick was able to hold off Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Jr. for the win. This was Childress’ 5th win as an owner at Daytona.
After the race Harvick said of Johnson, “I think until somebody beats him -- until we get to Homestead [the season finale] and that happens, he's still the guy to beat. For us, we've got to keep working hard. We're in a fortunate position with the start to our season, and we've got to keep working on our cars and trying to make things better, and hopefully, when the stress starts with 10 weeks to go, we'll be as ready as we've ever been."
- Riley Roush