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NASCAR hands down sanctions to Jake Crum
Crum restricted to tracks of 1.25 miles or less, plus road courses
Ellis upset after wreck with Crum
Ryan Ellis shows his displeasure with Jake Crum after an incident at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.
Nationwide Series qualifying order for Homestead
See the full field for Coors Light Pole Qualifying (Saturday, 1:15 p.m. ET, FS 1) RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Order Car Driver Team 1 12 * Ryan Blaney (i) Discount Tire Ford 2 98 * Corey LaJoie(i) Medallion Financial/Smithfield Ford 3 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Rockstar/AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 4 87 Milka Duno CanTV Toyota 5 46 * Ryan Ellis Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 6 01 Landon Cassill Flex Seal Chevrolet 7 52 Joey Gase FindDieselEngines.com Chevrolet 8 17 * Tanner Berryhill # New Gulf Resources Toyota 9 36 * Ryan Preece Accell Construction/East West Marine Chevrolet 10 70 * Derrike Cope Charlie's Soap Chevrolet 11 39 Ryan Sieg # Huntinator Chevrolet 12 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 13 91 * Jeff Green SupportMilitary.org Toyota 14 72 * John Jackson Crash Claims R Us Chevrolet 15 40 Matt DiBenedetto Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 16 26 * Jake Crum (i) MyFreedomSmokes.com Chevrolet 17 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 18 42 Kyle Larson(i) Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet 19 9 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 20 14 Eric McClure Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 21 43 Dakoda Armstrong # WinField Ford 22 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Hertz Ford 23 16 Ryan Reed # ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes/Lilly Diabetes Ford 24 23 Carlos Contreras Circle K Chevrolet 25 10 * Ross Chastain (i) watermelon.org Toyota 26 60 Chris Buescher # Humalog Ford 27 99 James Buescher Rheem Toyota 28 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 29 20 Matt Kenseth(i) GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota 30 28 JJ Yeley Texas 28 Spirits Stage Dodge 31 55 David Starr Niece Equipment Chevrolet 32 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 33 5 * Josh Berry Ragu Chevrolet 34 25 * John Wes Townley (i) Zaxby's Toyota 35 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 36 93 TJ Bell(i) Dedicated to Electrical Linemen Dodge 37 51 Jeremy Clements All South Electric/Repairable Vehicles Chevrolet 38 90 * Martin Roy Gamache Truck Center Chevrolet 39 74 * Kevin Lepage MHR Dodge 40 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt GCL/Polyglass Chevrolet 41 3 Ty Dillon # WESCO Chevrolet 42 33 * Scott Lagasse Jr . Alert Today Florida/Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet 43 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 44 44 Blake Koch Celsius Flo Fusion Toyota 45 19 Mike Bliss Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Ford EcoBoost 300 entry list
See who will be on track at Homestead in the final Nationwide Series race RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 01 Landon Cassill Johnny Davis Dave Fuge 14 Chevrolet Flex Seal 2 2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Phil Gould 14 Chevrolet Shore Lodge 3 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Danny Stockman Jr 14 Chevrolet WESCO 4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gary Keller Gary Cogswell 14 Chevrolet GCL/Polyglass 5 5 Josh Berry Rick Hendrick Ernie Cope 14 Chevrolet Ragu 6 6 Trevor Bayne Jack Roush Chad Norris 14 Ford AdvoCare 7 7 Regan Smith Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Ryan Pemberton 14 Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 8 9 Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives 14 Chevrolet NAPA AUTO PARTS 9 10 Ross Chastain(i) Mark Smith Bruce Cook 14 Toyota watermelon.org 10 11 Elliott Sadler J D Gibbs Chris Gayle 14 Toyota OneMain Financial 11 12 Ryan Blaney(i) Roger Penske Greg Erwin 14 Ford Discount Tire 12 14 Eric McClure Mark Smith Wes Ward 14 Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 13 16 Ryan Reed Jack Roush Seth Barbour 14 Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 14 17 Tanner Berryhill Adrian Berryhill Daniel Stillman 14 Toyota New Gulf Resources 15 19 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 14 Toyota Tweaker Energy Shot 16 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd 14 Toyota GameStop 17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 14 Ford Hertz 18 23 Robert Richardson Jr Robert Richardson Sr George Church 14 Chevrolet TBD 19 25 John Wes Townley(i) Tony Townley Mike Ford 14 Toyota No. 25 Zaxby's Toyota 20 226 Jake Crum (i) Marc Browning Marc Browning 14 Chevrolet MyFreedomSmokes.com 21 28 J J Yeley James Whitener Steve Plattenberger 13 Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage 22 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Steve Turner Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Rockstar / AccuDoc 23 33 Scott Lagasse Jr Richard Childress Nick Harrison 14 Chevrolet Grainger 24 36 TBA Beth Baldwin Zach McGowan 14 Chevrolet Accell / East West 25 39 Ryan Sieg Rod Sieg Kevin Starland 14 Chevrolet Huntinator 26 40 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Kyle Symington 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 27 42 Kyle Larson(i) Harry Scott Jr Scott Zipadelli 14 Chevrolet Cartwheel by Target 28 43 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Philippe Lopez 14 Ford WinField 29 44 Blake Koch Mark Smith Greg Conner 14 Toyota Celsius Flo Fusion 30 46 Ryan Ellis Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 31 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 14 Chevrolet All South Electric- Repairable Vehicals 32 52 Joey Gase Jimmy Means Tim Brown 14 Chevrolet TBA 33 54 Kyle Busch(i) J D Gibbs Adam Stevens 14 Toyota Monster Energy 34 55 David Starr Jimmy Dick Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet Niece Eqiupment 35 60 Chris Buescher Jack Roush Scott Graves 14 Ford Humalog 36 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Shane Wilson 14 Chevrolet South Point 37 70 Derrike Cope Mary Louise Miller Bobby Burrell 14 Chevrolet Charlie's Soap/YOUTHEORY 38 172 John Jackson James Carter Richard Garcia 14 Chevrolet Crash Claims R US 39 74 Kevin Lepage Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 12 Dodge MHR 40 87 Milka Duno Andrea Nemechek Steven Gray 14 Toyota CAN TV 41 190 Martin Roy Michelle Gosselin Mario Gosselin 14 Chevrolet Gamache Truck Center 42 91 Jeff Green Mark Smith Todd Myers 14 Toyota SupportMilitary.org 43 93 Kevin Swindell Gregg Mixon Ken Evans 13 Dodge JGL Racing 44 98 Corey LaJoie(i) Fred Biagi Jon Hanson 14 Ford Medallion Financial/Smithfield 45 99 James Buescher Robby Benton Matthew Lucas 14 Toyota Rheem MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Single car spins plague first half of Truck race
Several cars hit the wall early including Jake Crum , John Wes Townley and Todd Bodine.
Peters pays a price for starting in the back
After starting in the rear due to unapproved adjustments, Timothy Peters gets caught up in an early wreck with Bryan Silas and Jake Crum .
Alfalla retakes points lead on last-lap pass at Michigan
Ray Alfalla ( Slip Angle Motorsports ) captured his second victory of the 2016 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series by passing Brad Davies off Turn 4 on the final lap at Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday evening. The finish marked the second-straight race that has been decided by a last-lap pass for the lead, although unlike one race earlier at Watkins Glen, there was no contact or controversy after the Michigan thriller. Davies played a good strategy to take the lead during the last round of pit stops and held the top spot for 20 laps due to repeated crashes and yellow flags. Alfalla had the better car and was on fresher tires, but never got a long enough run to challenge for the lead. His chance finally came on the final restart with two laps to the flag. When the green flew, Davies got a good jump on Alfalla, but the two-time series champion had closed up to the leader's bumper as the pair took the white flag. Alfalla was not close enough entering Turn One so instead of charging in over his head he was patient, backed up the corner, and got a great run on exit. Alfalla closed quickly down the backstretch and dove to the bottom entering Turn 3 as Davies protected the top. His fresh tires were too much for Davies as Alfalla passed uncontested off Turn 4 and took the checkered flag .05 of a second in the clear. Logan Clampitt ( High Performance Motorsports ) came home third, combining a solid pit strategy with a fast car and steady driving. Justin Bolton ( The TEAM ) was fourth, ahead of Andrew Fayash in his first top-five result. Alfalla started on pole and had the fastest car for much of the race but only led 46 of 125 laps, largely due to pit strategy. Instead of changing two tires and losing position on a subsequent long run, Alfalla opted for four fresh tires each time down pit road. This decision meant he had to fight through traffic on several occasions, but Alfalla used his experience to cleanly and effectively move through the field. During the middle segment of the race the field strung out and allowed some differing strategies to develop. Some sim racers chose a three-stop strategy in hopes fresh tires would make up for the extra trip down pit road, while others opted for a two-stop strategy. Alfalla chose the two-stop strategy and was helped out by a timely yellow flag on Lap 81 just before he was going to make his final pit stop. All but one car on the three-stop strategy also chose to pit, allowing Alfalla to keep nearly all of his track position, which put himself in prime position to win the race. From there, the race turned into a series of short sprints broken up by frequent caution flags. Seven of the nine cautions flew in the last 45 laps, making track position more important than a typical Michigan race. The win vaulted Alfalla back into the championship lead with three races remaining in the season. He now enjoys a 15-point advantage over PJ Stergios ( ineX Racing Team ) after Stergios struggled to a 14th-place finish at MIS. PJ's brother, Jake , is still hanging onto third, but his margin over Chris Overland shrunk to just four points after a Tuesday's disappointing 31st-place result. Dylan Duval is fifth, but is only seven points clear of Kenny Humpe after finishing 35th at Michigan. Only three weeks remain in the 2016 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze season, and Darlington Raceway looms large as the next race on the schedule. Widely considered to be the toughest oval on the circuit, Darlington requires impeccable car control and patience to succeed. For Alfalla and Stergios, the goal is simple: get out front and stay there, away from potential carnage that can be common farther back in the field. Can Stergios close the gap on Alfalla, or is Alfalla primed to edge closer to his third world championship? Tune-in to iRacing Live in three weeks to catch the sim racing action from The Track Too Tough to Tame!
NASCAR launches youth mobile app as 'Kids Drive NASCAR' week continues
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2016) -- Kids everywhere are going back to school, but not before celebrating the end of summer with NASCAR. All this week, Kids Drive NASCAR is engaging the sport's young fans with news, events and social content geared toward kids leading up to the NASCAR national series races at Michigan International Speedway and Road America . As part of the festivities, NASCAR today announced the launch of the Acceleration Nation app, the first digital experience created just for kids featuring racing-themed games, activities and fun ways to learn more about NASCAR. Parents can download the new app for their children at the App Store and Google Play. "This week is all about the kids and bringing NASCAR's youngest fans even closer to the sport through innovative platforms like NASCAR Acceleration Nation," said Jill Gregory, NASCAR senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "With Kids Drive NASCAR, we've created a fun way to engage children by putting them in the driver's seat for a change." Karsyn Elledge, the host of Nickelodeon's "NASCAR Hammer Down," Monday helped introduce Kids Drive NASCAR during a kids-only press conference streamed on Facebook Live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The launch coincided with an industry announcement that, beginning in 2017, kids ages 12 and younger will be admitted free to all NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Jake Short, the star of Disney XD's Lab Rats: Elite Force, will serve as Honorary Kids Drive NASCAR Ambassador this weekend at Michigan International Speedway . Children attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at MIS, as well as those attending the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America , will be featured guests at driver and crew chief meetings and receive behind-the-scenes garage tours and photos with drivers. NASCAR's social media channels will share Kids Drive NASCAR content throughout the week, including videos and Snapchat takeovers featuring young drivers sharing their off-track experiences, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers with their kids. Fans are also invited to get in on the fun by sharing pictures of their children and families enjoying NASCAR races using #KidsDriveNASCAR. Beginning this week, new NASCAR Acceleration Nation learning materials focused on lessons in aerodynamics and energy are being distributed to more than 10,000 elementary and middle schools across the country. NASCAR teamed with Scholastic to develop the motorsports industry’s first Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in-school education program in 2015. The 6,400-square-foot NASCAR Acceleration Nation live experience will be on display at Michigan International Speedway and will host interactive activities and driver autograph signings for kids throughout the weekend. On Thursday, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy and Michigan International Speedway executives will visit students at Ezra Eby Elementary School in Napoleon, Mich., to talk about NASCAR and STEM. Last fall, the school received a grant from MIS Cares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, for 35 digital tablets for student use across all subjects. For more information about NASCAR Acceleration Nation, visit Accelerationnation.com . The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway for the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and MRN. A double-header on Saturday, Aug. 27 begins with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at MIS (1 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN) followed by the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, MRN).
PJ Stergios wins last-lap thriller at Watkins Glen
PJ Stergios ( ineX Racing ) came out on top at Watkins Glen in one of the most exciting NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series races in recent memory, passing both Michael Conti ( Team Conti ) and Nick Ottinger ( Gale Force Racing ) on the final lap to take his fourth win of the season. Stergios took the white flag in third behind Conti and Ottinger but had fresher tires due to his pit strategy. He quickly closed on Ottinger heading up through the Esses and made his move exiting Turn 4 when Ottinger got loose and lost momentum, allowing Stergios to pass without a fight. With Ottinger out of the way, Stergios set his sights on Conti as the two made their way around Turn 5. Like Ottinger, Conti got loose on exit, but was able to take a defensive line, giving him the preferred line into Turn 6. Conti held the lead through Turn 6 and again took a defensive line entering the final corner, Turn 7. This time, Stergios got into the back of Conti under braking, moving the No. 5 car up the track and into the outside wall, allowing Stergios to move past for the victory. Ottinger was second. Conti had to settle for third after leading 23 laps and coming ever-so close to his first victory of 2016. Jake Stergios came home fourth ahead of Logan Clampitt ( High Performance Motorsports ) and erstwhile championship leader Ray Alfalla (Slip Angle Motorsport s). The thrilling finish was made possible in part by differing pit strategies among the leaders. The Stergios brothers chose to stop twice for tires while Conti, Ottinger, and much of the rest of the field opted for only a single pit stop. Ottinger started on pole but was passed in Turn 1 by PJ Stergios, who then quickly moved away from the field during the opening laps. His gap was short-lived though as Conti had moved up from fourth on the grid to challenge for the race lead. The 2014 series champion looked to have the faster car but Stergios drove mistake-free before relinquishing his lead on Lap 16 to make his first pit stop. Conti was not due to pit until Lap 22, and used the clean track in front of him to maintain his gap to Ottinger, who visited pit road on Lap 24 -- effectively splitting the race in half. After completing their service, the two were once again chasing PJ Stergios, now joined by his brother Jake , who was on the same strategy. Conti quickly closed the gap thanks to his fresh tires -- and some nifty moves in traffic -- to draw alongside PJ Stergios into Turn 6 on Lap 33. Stergios did not put up a fight as he was due to pit. The pass put Conti in the lead with 17 laps remaining; seven seconds clear of Ottinger and nearly 30 ahead of the Stergios duo. With their fresh tires, it was a foregone conclusion that PJ and Jake Stergios would start closing the gap, but time was not on their side. However, the Stergios brothers caught a break with six laps to go when Allen Boes and Clampitt made contact trying to pass in Turn 5. Their battle continued into Turn 6 and when the dust cleared, the brothers were clear of both Boes and Clampitt with nothing but clean air between themselves and Ottinger once The TEAM's Kenny Humpe dropped out with connection issues. With the win, Stergios passed Alfalla in the series points standings and now leads by three points with four races to go. Jake Stergios is third, 67 points back, while Dylan Duval and Chris Overland, are tied for fourth, 24 points behind Jake Stergios. Week 13 sees the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series return to ovals with Michigan International Speedway the next stop on the schedule. The wide, two-mile oval offers room to pass and brings some interesting pit strategy into play should the race go green. With only three points separating the front two in the championship, look for Stergios and Alfalla to be strong once again. Can last year's Michigan winner Humpe spoil the party, or will Stergios and Alfalla be battling for the win once more? Find out in two weeks on iRacingLive when the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series visits MIS.
Jake Owen gets golf critique from Keelan
NASCAR.com's Costner Merrifield and Taylor Starer get you caught up on the latest tweets you might have missed including Keelan Harvick critiquing Jake Owen’s golf skills.