Ellis makes hard contact with wall
Ryan Ellis receives heavy damage after making contact with the outside wall at Dover International Speedway.
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.
Harvick reveals 'worst part of (his) job,' more tweets
Editor's note: Every Friday during the season, "Tweets You Might Have Missed" presents eight of the best NASCAR-related tweets from the week. Follow @NASCAR 1. Had a stand off this morning trying to leave. Keelan planted himself in the back of my car... #worstpartofmyjob pic.twitter.com/Mez98xo139 — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) April 21, 2017 2. The guys at @donut_media asked me if I could make a lap doing a burnout.... pic.twitter.com/qzkavFIdVj — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) April 20, 2017 3. Solid back to back dinner outfits. #Lydia pic.twitter.com/FynBEdz7Hv — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) April 17, 2017 4. When you know the code to @BubbaWallace house.... pic.twitter.com/MdYtzL8cE7 — Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) April 20, 2017 5. Why not start the day out with a @NASCARHall vote! Not telling you who to vote for, but would you like a latte? https://t.co/iDLobpMZj3 pic.twitter.com/X3WXlNNbfp — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) April 21, 2017 6. #6 is getting a little weird. It was @hoopgroupclt night tonight. Started season wearing #6. Played our 6th game tonight and were 6-0 now pic.twitter.com/oq6TycGcfC — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) April 20, 2017 7. A happy Easter to all! Hope you're having a great day and if not, here's a funny video from a friend to get you started... Nice work John https://t.co/8QsBQlQtvP — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) April 16, 2017 Pastors prepping for Easter like... pic.twitter.com/OrPIkZa3j0 — John Crist (@johnbcrist) April 15, 2017 8. When people ask me "what's the difference between NASCAR and F1?" https://t.co/okfJEo72nw — landon cassill (@landoncassill) April 16, 2017 PENALTY - Lewis Hamilton hit with a five-second penalty for driving unnecessarily slow in the pit lane, holding Ricciardo up. #BahrainGP #F1 — Nick DeGroot (@ndegroot89) April 16, 2017
No. 22 car fails post-race inspection at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The No. 22 Team Penske Ford of driver Ryan Blaney failed post-race technical inspection following Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The car measured too low in the left front, according to a NASCAR spokesperson. Any penalties arising from the failure will likely be determined and announced Tuesday. Blaney led four times for 61 laps. As a full-time competitor in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Blaney is not awarded points for his results in the XFINITY Series, however the No. 22 team is competing for the owner's title. MORE: Saturday's race results The race winning entry of Erik Jones (Joe Gibbs Racing) passed post-race at-track inspection, as did the entries of Daniel Hemric (Richard Childress Racing) and Justin Allgaier (JR Motorsports). The Hemric and Allgaier entries finished highest among those competing for the XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus and will be taken back to the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina for further evaluation.
Erik Jones sets pace in first Bristol practice
RELATED: Practice 1 results " Best 10-lap times " Buy tickets for Bristol Rookie Erik Jones led the way in a rain-delayed opening practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, powered the Furniture Row No. 77 Toyota to a best lap of 127.843 mph on the .533-mile track. Kyle Busch, a five-time Bristol winner, was second-fastest in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, logging a top lap of 127.090 mph. Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth completed the top five in the 55-minute session, the first tune-up ahead of Monday's Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET Monday, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Jones will start 14th in Monday's 500-lapper after persistent early rain forced the cancellation of Coors Light Pole Qualifying in favor of practice time. Rain also postponed the race from Sunday to Monday. Series points leader Kyle Larson -- seventh best in first practice -- will start first Monday after the weather caused race officials to set the field according to the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book. " See the lineup The inclement conditions forced a shake-up to the day's schedule, scrubbing a planned 85-minute practice that was slated to begin Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET. Chase Elliott brought out the only caution period in the session, losing control of his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet off Turn 4 in a long slide on the track's front straightaway. He managed to avoid contact, keeping his primary car intact, and was 11th on the practice speed chart (126.370 mph). Kasey Kahne (13th, 126.121 mph), a teammate to Elliott at Hendrick Motorsports, slightly scraped the right side of his No. 5 Chevrolet late in the session. Joey Logano (ninth, 126.445 mph) also brushed the outside retaining wall with his Team Penske No. 22 Ford. With uncertain weather forecasts placing a premium on practice time, NASCAR officials opted to defer any time penalties for infractions at the previous race (April 9, Texas). Those practice holds are set to be enforced next weekend at Richmond International Raceway. &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;
Jones captures Bristol win; Hemric earns Dash 4 Cash bonus
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol RELATED: Results " Series standings " Detailed breakdown BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Erik Jones found the ideal way to atone from a mistake in Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it took a bump-and-run for Jones to complete his comeback at the .533-mile short track. Recovering from a Lap 230 pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field, Jones worked his way to the front through a series of quick cautions and muscled Ryan Blaney out of the way to take the lead on Lap 280 of 300. Jones held the top spot the rest of the way, through a caution that slowed the race after William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Brennan Poole and Austin Dillon were involved in a Turn 4 wreck on Lap 291. The race restarted on Lap 298, but Blaney couldn't get to Jones' bumper to return the favor before the checkered flag waved. "It was just hard racing," said Jones, who won his second straight NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season, his second at Bristol and the eighth of his career. "We ended up racing hard and getting by him. To come back from a pit road penalty like that, it's a race I won't forget for a long time -- just an awesome day." Blaney led the field to a restart on Lap 278, but Jones had superior speed on the short runs and quickly pulled up to Blaney's bumper. As they raced hard into Turn 1, Jones applied the bumper of his No. 20 Toyota, sent Blaney's No. 22 Ford up the track and made the decisive pass. "He was so much better than us on the short runs," Blaney said. "He wasn't going to back out, and I wasn't going to back out either. ... I knew I pushed the issue with him. I knew he was close, and I don't blame him for not backing out at that time. "You can't do that, so I took a chance, and we had some contact. Fortunately, we were able to get a restart in fourth (on Lap 298) and get to second and just couldn't quite get close to make a run at him." To Jones, the bump was justified by late-race urgency and the relative speed of his car. "At that point in the race I think there was less than 20 (laps) to go, and you have to do all you can to try to get to the lead," he said. "I knew clean air was important, and we were quite a bit faster than the 22 just to fire off, and I guess just the track cooled down and we got some speed back in the car. "We were able to get around him and get the lead, and from there, I think everyone was stuck on the bottom, and we were able to hold them off." It was a race of radically changing fortunes, and not just for Jones. Polesitter Kyle Larson led 180 laps, but cut a tire after contact with Brandon Jones' Chevrolet on lap 261 -- an incident that started a chain-reaction wreck that eliminated Cole Custer, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Garrett Smithley. Larson compounded his issues with a penalty for a commitment line violation but came from the rear of the field in the final 30 laps to finish seventh. Sunoco rookie Daniel Hemric came from a lap down to win the $100,000 Dash 4 cash bonus after the three other qualifiers for the XFINITY-sponsored prize -- Custer, Allgaier and Brendan Gaughan -- all were involved in accidents. Hemric finished fifth behind Daniel Suarez in third and series leader Elliott Sadler in fourth. Notes: Blaney finished second in the No. 22 Team Penske Mustang for the third time this season. All told, the 22 car has five runner-up results without a win this year. However, the No. 22 was found to be too low in the left front post race. Any potential penalty will be announced early next week … The action-filled race featured nine cautions for 85 laps. </p>
XFINITY race returns to green after rain-related red flag
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol MORE: Weekend schedule " Weather updates from Bristol The XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 went back to green after a lengthy red flag induced by rain at Bristol Motor Speedway. The action was put to a halt on Lap 150 with a yellow flag, followed by a red flag on Lap 162. The time of the red flag officially lasted one hour, 38 minutes and 52 seconds. Prior to this, NASCAR briefly lifted the red flag only to return to red-flag conditions minutes later with more rain hitting the .5333-mile track. As the leaders pitted, Daniel Hemric, Blake Koch, Brandon Jones, Brendan Gaughan and Elliott Sadler stayed out to hold down the top five spots, and lead the field back to green on Lap 168. The event originally got underway at 1:03 p.m. ET with Larson and Austin Dillon starting on the front row after scoring the top-two fastest qualifying lap times Saturday morning. Larson topped Stage 1, which ended under yellow after Ryan Reed brought out the caution in its waning laps after clipping the wall and losing a tire. Reed briefly wheeled his No. 16 Ford to pit road, but ultimately brought it to the garage with heavy damage, done for the day. RELATED: Watch: Reed spins to bring out the yellow at Bristol The XFINITY Series Bristol race marks the second Dash 4 Cash event of 2017. JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer are eligible for the $100,000 bonus after scoring the top-two spots among XFINITY Series regulars at the end of Stage 1 as well as Hemric and Gaughan after finishing first and third (the two highest-placing XFINITY regulars), respectively, in Stage 2. Hemric earned a playoff bonus point with his Stage win, should he qualify for the 12-driver playoff field. Allgaier won the first Dash 4 Cash race at Phoenix Raceway. The final two legs will be at Richmond (April 29) and Dover (June 3). RELATED: Learn more about the Dash 4 Cash program Friday's on-track schedule, too, got a shake-up due to soggy weather with Monster Energy Series qualifying and the second XFINITY Series practice canceled. The weekend's main event, the Monster Energy Series' Food City 500, is slated for Sunday at 2 p.m. ET (FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
With sights set on victory, Hemric's consolation is $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus
RELATED: Race results " How Dash 4 Cash works BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Daniel Hemric didn't have a lot of time to consider winning the $100,000 NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus Saturday. Because for a few moments in the final laps of the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Richard Childress Racing driver was more concerned about a potential win. "In all honesty, in the back of my mind we haven't put ourselves in positon to run for a win this year," Hemric said after his series-best fifth-place finish earned him the D4C bonus. "I felt like we were doing that (today) as the stages went by and as the laps went by. "The Dash 4 Cash is always lingering there but it's not something that crosses your mind." Competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the XFINITY Series, Hemric had finished ninth at Atlanta and seventh at Phoenix before Saturday's top five. After crossing the line ninth Saturday in the opening stage that saw Cole Custer (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Justin Allgaier (JR Motorsports) earn two of the four qualifying berths for the D4C, Hemric and crew chief Danny Stockman opted to stay out under caution for rain as the second stage was nearing completion. Following a 98-minute red-flag period, those in front of him opted to pit, putting Hemric in the lead with just two laps remaining to complete the stage. He held on for the stage win, then pitted for adjustments under the yellow during the stage break, and those changes, he said, "really gave us a shot at the end of the race." "I honestly didn't think everybody would come down in front of us, so obviously we were given a golden ticket there to go try to win some points," he said. Teammate Brendan Gaughan was third in the stage to earn the final qualifying berth for the bonus. But one by one, Gaughan, Custer and Allgaier (who won the D4C bonus at Phoenix earlier this year), fell out of contention in the final stage of the race. Gaughan crashed after contact from Darrell Wallace Jr. on Lap 244; Custer, who had run as high as third, went behind the wall on Lap 261 after contact with Brandon Jones while Allgaier was caught up in an incident with William Byron. "When the 00 (Custer) and the 7 (Allgaier) fell back there and the 62 (Gaughan) had his problems it put us in a really good spot," Hemric said. "At that point, it was being aware the situation I was in but obviously we were running second, third there at times, and had a shot to win the race. "And I can promise you, if you win the race, you'll definitely win the Dash 4 Cash and that's what our ultimate goal was." Hemric closed on race leader Ryan Blaney before a late-race restart saw Erik Jones shoot from fourth place into the lead, bumping Blaney out of the way in the process on the way to the win. "I hate we came up short of that (win) but the 20 (Jones) had an incredible run from his (speeding) penalty to come back and win," Hemric said. "He had a ton of speed. When he and (Blaney) got into it I thought we were going to have an opportunity, or an opportunity to lose it all at the same time when we all stacked up in (Turns) 1 and 2. But luckily it worked out." Blaney, Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler and Hemric completed the top five. The $600,000 bonus that goes to any driver who is the highest finishing eligible Dash 4 Cash driver in all four races, and wins the fourth race outright, is off the table with Hemric’s victory. The two remaining D4C races are scheduled for Richmond (April 29) and Dover (June 3). &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;
Best consecutive 10-lap averages at Bristol
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol PRACTICE 1: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 11 Denny Hamlin 14 23 125.657 2 18 Kyle Busch 48 57 125.429 3 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 125.176 4 5 Kasey Kahne 23 32 125.124 5 20 Matt Kenseth 35 44 124.665 6 1 Jamie McMurray 14 23 124.654 7 77 Erik Jones # 45 54 124.404 8 48 Jimmie Johnson 51 60 124.302 9 24 Chase Elliott 23 32 124.214 10 43 Aric Almirola 33 42 124.097 11 13 Ty Dillon # 44 53 123.905 12 41 Kurt Busch 31 40 123.609 13 27 Paul Menard 50 59 123.296 14 21 Ryan Blaney 32 41 123.296 15 47 AJ Allmendinger 39 48 123.112 16 95 Michael McDowell 12 21 123.081 17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 40 49 122.789 18 2 Brad Keselowski 48 57 122.780 19 19 Daniel Suarez # 49 58 122.162 20 34 Landon Cassill 1 10 122.077 21 3 Austin Dillon 3 12 121.914 22 38 David Ragan 56 65 121.680 23 32 Matt DiBenedetto 4 13 121.450 24 6 Trevor Bayne 1 10 121.416 25 37 Chris Buescher 25 34 121.238 26 72 Cole Whitt 1 10 119.029 27 83 * Corey LaJoie # 2 11 117.957 28 23 Gray Gaulding # 1 10 117.823 PRACTICE 2: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 77 Erik Jones # 24 33 127.178 2 5 Kasey Kahne 48 57 126.863 3 24 Chase Elliott 51 60 126.442 4 27 Paul Menard 5 14 126.388 5 3 Austin Dillon 35 44 126.383 6 19 Daniel Suarez # 2 11 126.356 7 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 126.267 8 47 AJ Allmendinger 1 10 126.152 9 4 Kevin Harvick 15 24 126.085 10 1 Jamie McMurray 2 11 125.815 11 14 Clint Bowyer 39 48 125.793 12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 3 12 125.762 13 48 Jimmie Johnson 44 53 125.577 14 31 Ryan Newman 29 38 125.550 15 20 Matt Kenseth 15 24 125.482 16 11 Denny Hamlin 25 34 125.203 17 43 Aric Almirola 11 20 125.174 18 21 Ryan Blaney 34 43 124.992 19 34 Landon Cassill 42 51 124.484 20 13 Ty Dillon # 21 30 124.419 21 6 Trevor Bayne 25 34 124.364 22 32 Matt DiBenedetto 10 19 124.234 23 72 Cole Whitt 2 11 124.003 24 18 Kyle Busch 35 44 123.805 25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 7 16 123.387 26 37 Chris Buescher 1 10 122.818 27 38 David Ragan 33 42 122.585 28 95 Michael McDowell 37 46 122.137 29 42 Kyle Larson 35 44 121.907 30 15 Reed Sorenson 1 10 121.835 31 83 * Corey LaJoie # 4 13 120.834 32 23 Gray Gaulding # 43 52 120.569 33 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt 2 11 120.387 34 10 Danica Patrick 35 44 118.414 PRACTICE 3: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 5 Kasey Kahne 4 13 127.482 2 14 Clint Bowyer 3 12 127.264 3 22 Joey Logano 3 12 127.253 4 18 Kyle Busch 9 18 127.156 5 77 Erik Jones # 2 11 127.142 6 19 Daniel Suarez # 3 12 126.856 7 48 Jimmie Johnson 2 11 126.847 8 21 Ryan Blaney 4 13 126.654 9 27 Paul Menard 9 18 126.638 10 24 Chase Elliott 39 48 126.538 11 31 Ryan Newman 1 10 126.457 12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 32 41 126.434 13 41 Kurt Busch 8 17 126.167 14 3 Austin Dillon 2 11 126.109 15 20 Matt Kenseth 9 18 126.100 16 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 126.061 17 2 Brad Keselowski 6 15 126.050 18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 17 125.904 19 47 AJ Allmendinger 38 47 125.730 20 13 Ty Dillon # 4 13 125.557 21 6 Trevor Bayne 8 17 125.444 22 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 125.307 23 11 Denny Hamlin 33 42 125.126 24 4 Kevin Harvick 18 27 124.939 25 10 Danica Patrick 38 47 124.743 26 38 David Ragan 41 50 124.571 27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 43 52 124.294 28 43 Aric Almirola 43 52 123.724 29 32 Matt DiBenedetto 39 48 123.505 30 83 * Corey LaJoie # 20 29 121.299 31 34 Landon Cassill 50 59 119.830 * Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart. # Indicates that the driver is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie.
Recap: Jones bumps and runs his way to victory
Eric Jones gets by Ryan Blaney the old fashioned way for a win in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, giving him back-to-back XFINITY Series victories.
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