Hector Manley was nominated for his work with the Wheelchair Foundation and his courage to kayak the Mississippi River as a double-leg amputee.
Sgt. Brendan Marrocco is nominated for his service in the United States Army and for being the first American soldier to survive a quadruple amputation.
Sgt. Jeff Kyle was nominated for his eight-year service with the United States Marine Corps.
Staff Sgt. Ben Parker was nominated after a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis ended his military career early, and for being able to receive a medical clearance to become a pilot.
Margy Bons is nominated for her role in creating the Military Assistance Mission after her oldest son, Michael, was killed in 2005 while serving in Iraq.
Ty leads early session; brother Austin sets pace in final tune-up RELATED: Practice 1 results " Practice 2 results Austin Dillon locked down the top spot on the leaderboard Friday afternoon in final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Dover International Speedway , completing a brotherly sweep of the day's two practices with his brother, Ty. Austin Dillon wheeled the Richard Childress Racing No. 33 Chevrolet to a fast lap of 154.261 mph in the 85-minute session on the 1-mile concrete track. The older Dillon prevailed last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway , registering his second XFINITY victory of the season. Brendan Gaughan , a teammate to both Dillons in the Childress No. 62 Chevy, clinched the second-fastest lap with a speed of 154.195 mph. Rookies Daniel Suarez (153.932) and Darrell Wallace Jr . (153.702) completed the front four in final preparation for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM), with Sprint Cup regular Matt Kenseth closing out the top five. Chris Buescher , the series' points leader, was eighth-fastest in the Roush Fenway Racing No. 60 Ford. Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 10th-fastest lap in the JR Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet. Ty Dillon , who led Friday's opening practice, was 14th-fastest in final practice in the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevy. He enters Saturday's 200 -miler second in the standings, just four points behind Buescher after 11 of 33 races this season. Carl Long , who crashed his No. 13 Dodge late in the opening practice, was back on the track for just three laps in the second session. Long returned after help from the No. 97 team of Peyton Sellers , whose car dropped debris that caused the wreck. Coors Light Pole Qualifying to set the 40-car XFINITY field is scheduled Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). Ty Dillon fast early in Monster Mile practice Ty Dillon soared atop the NASCAR XFINITY Series leaderboard in opening practice Friday morning at Dover International Speedway . Dillon, driving the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet, posted a fast lap of 158.033 mph under overcast skies at the mile-long concrete track. He was a shade faster than 18-year-old Erik Jones , second-fastest at 156.829 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 54 Toyota. Brian Scott , a teammate of Dillon's at RCR, was third-fastest in the No. 2 Chevrolet in preparation for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Sprint Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon completed the top five. XFINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher , driving the Roush Fenway Racing No. 60 Ford, was ninth-fastest of the 40 cars to turn laps in the 55-minute session. Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 10th-fastest lap in the JR Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet. The session was brought to an abrupt end with Carl Long crashed with two minutes left. After hitting a piece of debris, Long's No. 13 crunched into the outside wall in Turn 4 before sliding down the banking and into the inside wall on the frontstretch. NASCAR officials indicated that they would investigate the incident in the XFINITY Series garage. FOX Sports 1 reported that the debris came from the No. 97 Chevrolet of Peyton Sellers . Final XFINITY Series practice is scheduled Friday at 2-3:25 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the 12th of 33 races this season is scheduled Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET (FS1). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Roush Fenway driver conserved fuel for 'Monster Mile' victory Chris Buescher lurked for much of Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway but led when it counted, and eventually moved teammate Darrell Wallace Jr . out of the way and stretched his fuel to take the checkered flag at the Monster Mile. The NASCAR XFINITY Series leader started second behind Wallace Jr. and only led 10 laps as Joe Gibbs Racing 's Matt Kenseth and Erik Jones stayed out front much of the race, with Kenseth finishing second. Sipping fuel, Buescher got his second XFINITY win of the season, as nerve-wracking as the finish was. “It’s just a slow pace there at the end. We’re just saving gas and saving gas, but we made it to the end,” Buescher said after the race. Buescher now has a 15-point lead over Ty Dillon in the points standings. Only after building a nearly 16-second lead on second-place Kenseth did Buescher began his fuel conservation efforts. Wallace started the NASCAR XFINITY Series race as strong as he was in qualifying, leading early for a total of 52 of the day’s 200 laps. After the race he said he felt “jinxed” and was disappointed with a 17th-place finish. Regan Smith finished third in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet; Austin Dillon fourth in the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet; and Kasey Kahne fifth in the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Erik Jones was battling for the lead with Kenseth at the three-quarters mark of the race on his 19 th birthday but finished ninth in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Brian Scott and Jamie Dick collided in a rough wreck on Lap 62. Scott’s No. 2 was sliding down the track after spinning from contact with Ryan Blaney in Turn 1 when his car was pounded by Dick’s No. 55. Both drivers were treated and released from the infield care center after the hard hit. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Rookie edges Custer, Suarez atop Monster Mile leaderboard RELATED: Practice results Erik Jones rose to the top of the leaderboard Thursday afternoon in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Dover International Speedway . Jones, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, turned a fast lap of 155.885 mph around the concrete mile in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 Toyota. He edged NASCAR Next driver Cole Custer , who was second-fastest at 154.819 mph in the JR Motorsports No. 00 Chevrolet. Daniel Suarez , Jones' KBM teammate in the No. 51 Toyota, was third-best at 154.579 mph in the two-hour, 25-minute session -- the lone practice ahead of Friday's Lucas Oil 200 (5:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM). Cameron Hayley and Daniel Hemric , another pair of rookies, completed the top five on the leaderboard. Series points leader and two-time defending champion Matt Crafton was 12th-fastest in the ThorSport Racing No. 88 Toyota. Crafton carries a 16-point lead over Jones into the 200 -miler, the sixth of 23 races this season. NASCAR Next driver Jesse Little briefly held the top spot on the leaderboard in his No. 97 Toyota, but settled for seventh-fastest ahead of his national series debut. Keystone Light Pole Qualifying to set the 32-truck field is scheduled Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
BKR driver wins second race of 2015 RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings DOVER, Del. -- Tyler Reddick had a score to settle with Dover International Speedway , and on Friday he did just that, winning the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his second start at the Monster Mile. Reddick passed Erik Jones on Lap 193 of 200 and finished 1.255 seconds ahead of Daniel Suarez , who drove past third-place finisher Jones in the closing laps to take the runner-up spot. The victory was Reddick's second of the season in the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, and in the driver's view, it atoned for last year's eighth-place finish in which Reddick underestimated the physical toll high-speed racing at Dover can exact. Specifically, his leg fell asleep as the race progressed. "After what happened to myself last year, not knowing a lot about the g-forces in the corners here -- I was kind of green when it came to asphalt racing," Reddick said. "We had a top-five truck last year, and to have something like that impede our progress in what would have been our first top five… to have something like that mess up what could have been potentially a breakout day for us are the things you can't have happen in racing. "I really wanted to come back here and run really strong, just like I want to run strong every given race. But (last year) gave me a little bit of extra fuel for the fire, and I knew I had to run good here -- and we did." Daniel Hemric posted a career-best fourth-place NCWTS finish in his first race at Dover. Series leader Matt Crafton ran fifth but saw his margin narrowed to 11 points by Reddick, who is second after six races. Ben Kennedy came home sixth, followed by Keystone Light Polesitter Ryan Blaney , Brandon Jones , Johnny Sauter and Tyler Young . Suarez, Jones, Kennedy and Blaney, who finished among the top seven, are all NASCAR Next alums. Though Jones lost one position to Reddick in the series standings, he moved closer to Crafton, now trailing the two-time defending champion by 14 points. Sauter is fourth, 40 points behind Crafton, and could be considered the only other driver within realistic striking distance of the leader at this point in the season. Like Jones, Suarez used a two-tire call to gain track position in the late stages of the race but felt race traffic hindered him in the closing laps. "To be honest, I feel like we had a faster truck," said Suarez, a member of the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class, who posted his best finish to date in the series. "Traffic was everything. I was talking with my crew chief Jerry Baxter through the radio during the middle of the race. I told him, 'I don't care about tires, I need the track position.' "For sure the track position was very important. Erik Jones he changed just two tires in the last pit stop and he was able to almost get the win and he was driving away, but traffic was a big problem for him and for me and I feel like for everyone. Traffic was something that was a gamble, but overall I feel like we learned some good stuff for tomorrow (in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race)." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Buescher seals 1-2 Roush sweep in Dover XFINITY qualifying RELATED: Qualifying results Darrell Wallace Jr . sped to the Coors Light Pole Award in Saturday qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway . Wallace drove the Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 Ford to a fast lap of 153.991 mph, securing the top starting spot for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM). The pole position was Wallace's first of the season and second of his XFINITY career -- both coming at the Monster Mile. Series points leader Chris Buescher , Wallace's Roush Fenway teammate, will share the front row after posting the second-fastest lap, 153.886 mph in the No. 60 Ford. Buescher, who also notched the fastest lap in the opening 20-minute round of qualifying, holds a four-point lead in the XFINITY standings over Ty Dillon heading into the 12th of 33 races this season. Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth was third-fastest at 153.715 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota. Rookie Daniel Suarez was fourth-best in another Gibbs entry while Richard Childress Racing 's Brian Scott completed the top five in qualifying on the 1-mile concrete track. Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 14th-fastest lap in Round 2, just missing out on the 12-driver cutoff for the final qualifying round. "Not going fast enough, just as simple as that," Elliott told FOX Sports 1 after his qualifying pass. With 40 cars vying for 40 starting spots, no drivers failed to qualify. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule