Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell comment on their last lap contact, while others comment on a challenging day in Iowa.
SHOP: Elliott gear RELATED: Race results " Standings " Detailed breakdown MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Polesitter Chase Elliott held off defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter after a restart with 12 laps left and pulled away to win Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway by 1.865 seconds. Elliott grabbed the lead from third-place finisher Christopher Bell on Lap 234, when Bell’s Toyota tangled with Austin Cindric's Ford through Turns 1 and 2. Bell lost the top spot, and Sauter charged past into the second position before NASCAR threw the 10th and final caution of the race. MORE: Bell: It's miserable to lead all day and not win " Bell, Cindric collect The decisive move, however, came after the final restart on Lap 239, when Elliott blocked Sauter's crossover move in Turn 3 and kept the lead. "It was fun today," Elliott said. "I had some help there with Christopher's misfortune. I was trying all I could to get by him. He was doing a really good job of maintaining my bumper, a good job with me hitting him … His bumper was getting progressively more blue (the color of Elliott's car) as the day went. "It was a hard-fought battle, for sure." And then came the battle with Sauter, who said he would have made the same blocking move on the final restart, had the roles been reversed. "Chase did what he needed to do with the old block," Sauter said. "I saw him coming in the mirror with a big run, and I knew I had to block him," Elliott said. "Fortunately, it worked out." Bell led a race-high 96 laps, 90 in the final 110-lap stage. Before that, GMS Racing teammates Elliott and Sauter dominated the action. Elliott, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular getting extra track time in preparation for Sunday's STP 500 (2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), won the first stage. SEE: Every Camping World Truck Series winner of '17 Sauter took the second stage but had to come through the field from 13th following the restart for the third stage after pitting for tires in a contrarian strategy to that of Elliott, who got fresh rubber before the end of Stage 2. Elliott (92 laps), Sauter (62 laps) and Bell were the only drivers to lead the 250 -lap event at the .526-mile track, but the action behind them was ferocious, producing 10 cautions for 63 laps. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gragson recovered from a spin off Chase Briscoe's bumper to finish fourth, one spot behind his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate. Ty Dillon and Brett Moffitt ran fifth and sixth, respectively. WATCH: Gragon reflects on day " Briscoe spins Note: Sauter took over the series lead by four points over Bell, who won the previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta … Elliott and Sauter reversed their positions from the fall race at Martinsville, which Sauter won on the way to his first championship. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers gear up and prepare to take over the booth and pit-road as they have the call for the Pocono Green 250 .
Brandon Jones spun on the final lap of Stage 1 after contact with Ross Chastain in Turn 1 during the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond.
NASCAR.com caught up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the Virginia 529 250 at Richmond Raceway where he expressed the need for this Jr. Motorsports cars to preform better heading into the playoff.
Kyle Busch wins the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second year in a row.
Money raised through innovative partnership benefits paralyzed veterans BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 29, 2015) -- Michigan International Speedway is proud to announce a partnership with Great Clips and Paralyzed Veterans of America to sponsor the June 13 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the track, the Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America. This innovative partnership continues beyond race weekend. From July 1 through August 8, Great Clips patrons throughout Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana will receive a $2 coupon toward a haircut with every $4 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Patrons receive $1 voucher for a haircut with every $2 donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America. While Great Clips has had a presence in NASCAR for years, this marks the first time the organization has sponsored a race at NASCAR's fastest track. As title sponsor, Great Clips will market its brand through television, radio, print and social mediums on a nationwide scale, all while benefiting paralyzed veterans. "It's special to work with two organizations who tirelessly support our nation's precious veterans," speedway President Roger Curtis said. "We're thrilled to help promote Great Clips and the work Paralyzed Veterans of America does by welcoming them by introducing them to the most brand loyal and giving fans in all of sports." Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed veterans of America has ensured veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation, monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation, and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. "We are excited to expand our involvement in motorsports as the beneficiary of the Great Clips 250 ," Paralyzed Veterans National President Al Kovach, Jr. said. "Paralyzed Veterans has a rich history in Motorsports and partnering with Great Clips allows us to continue sharing our mission with so many loyal race fans, donors and veterans. We offer a special thanks to Great Clips Racing and Michigan International Speedway for supporting our ongoing fight for disabled veterans and their families." "Great Clips is proud to contribute our time, talents and resources to a variety of great causes including this partnership with Michigan International Speedway for the Great Clips 250 benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America ," Great Clips Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Analysis Dave Randall. "We look forward to an exciting weekend of racing. It's gonna be great!" Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,700 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 35,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips system and advanced technical skills. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And it's more convenient than ever with Great Clips' Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com . Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It's the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike. Tickets are on sale at http://www.MISpeedway.com or by phone at 800-354-1010. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Kyle Busch will lead the field to green for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway
No one would blame Cameron Hayley for getting homesick. The 19-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver resides in Sandusky, Ohio where his ThorSport Racing team is based -- 1,891.3 miles away from his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Most of the tracks he races at are even farther away. Distance has not stopped Hayley from chasing his NASCAR dream. Although it's located on the opposite side of Canada, Hayley will have a homecoming of sorts when he performs in front of his fellow countrymen in Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) -- the NCWTS' only road course race of the season. "Not only is this a track I've been to before, it's also in my home country," said Hayley, who ranks sixth in the NCWTS standings on the strength of three top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 14 starts this season. "I just hope that I will have a good run for all of my Canadian fans." An alumnus of the NASCAR Next initiative highlighting the sport's top up-and-coming drivers, Hayley is still searching for his first NASCAR national series win. If he takes the checkered flag on Sunday, he would be the first Canadian to win a NASCAR national series race since Ron Fellows visited Victory Lane in Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2008. Racing in his first full-time NCWTS season, Hayley has gained momentum lately, logging six top-10 finishes in his last eight starts, including a career-best fourth-place showing at Pocono. He made his series debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last season, finishing 11th and believes his prior experience there will help him on Sunday. "We've done really well at tracks that I've been to in the past this year, already," Hayley said. "I've been to Sonoma a couple times and that place was really difficult. You look at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and think, 'it can’t be as difficult as Sonoma ,' but it's a very fast race track, and fast race tracks are not forgiving. It takes a lot of finesse and a lot of guts to go out there and get it done. We are bringing a really good truck, so I think this will be another good race for us to go out and get a solid top five, if not a win."
Darrell Wallace Jr. will lead the start of the Kroger 250