Timmy Hill crashes, collects Hornish
Sam Hornish Jr. suffers right-front damage after Timmy Hill spins in front of him.
Whitt spins, Hill slams Kenseth in the aftermath
After Cole Whitt and Danica Patrick get together, Timmy Hill runs in to Matt Kenseth's rear bumper in the aftermath at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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The Rundown: Dover driver grades
RELATED: Full race results " Series standings " Chase Grid Breaking down the full field for the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway : 1. Martin Truex Jr ., No. 78 Toyota, Furniture Row Racing . Truex dominated the first round of the Chase with two wins and a total of 360 laps led. The 78 team is a serious threat for the championship if its performance (and lack of bad luck/mistakes) continues. Grade: A+ 2. Kyle Busch , No. 18 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Busch earned his third top-10 finish in the Chase with a runner-up effort Sunday. Add in 102 laps led in Dover and the defending Sprint Cup Series champion is doing what's necessary to get back to Homestead. Grade: A 3. Chase Elliott , No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Elliott continues to knock on the door by putting in quiet but solid runs. In a format that has proven consistency can carry a driver through each round, Elliott certainly looks like he can be this year's beneficiary. Grade: A 4. Brad Keselowski , No. 2 Ford, Team Penske . Keselowski started on the pole and led seven laps, but was hardly a factor. Still, he was near the top of the leaderboard at the end, and the 2012 champion is still in Chase contention. Grade: A 5. Matt Kenseth , No. 20 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Unlike last weekend when he finished second, Kenseth put in an unassuming day to grab his third consecutive top-nine finish. He'll move on in the Chase with a chance at that elusive second title. Grade: A- 6. Joey Logano , No. 22 Ford, Team Penske . Logano rounded out the Penske pair with a sixth-place finish after starting fifth. He'll move on to the Round of 12, which he dominated in the Chase last year with three straight victories. Grade: A – 7. Jimmie Johnson , No. 48 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Johnson found himself in contention for a victory for the second time in three Chase races before a mistake on pit road cost him -- again. This time it was by his crew. If Johnson is going to advance into the Round of 8 for the first time, the No. 48 team needs to get buttoned up . Grade: A- 8. Austin Dillon , No. 3 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . Problems for Kyle Larson aided his cause, but Dillon rose to the occasion to advance in the Chase. The No. 3 solidly improved throughout the day and scored its first top 10 in the Chase. Grade: A 9. Denny Hamlin , No. 11 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Hamlin has been only hot or cold at Dover -- with little in between -- and Sunday was just his eighth top-10 finish in 22 starts. Grade: A- 10. Jeff Gordon , No. 88 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . It took Gordon seven starts to earn a top 10 filling for Dale Earnhardt Jr this season. He also led seven laps during a cycle of green flag pit stops. Grade: A- 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr ., No. 17 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing . The good news? Stenhouse steadily climbed the leaderboard on Sunday. The bad news? He hasn't had a top-10 finish since Bristol in August. Grade: B+ 12. Kasey Kahne , No. 5 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Kahne was the worst of the Hendrick cars while finishing outside the top 10 for the first time in five races. Grade: B+ 13. Tony Stewart , No. 14 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . Stewart's late-season slide continued with his seventh consecutive finish outside the top 10 -- as well as his elimination from the Chase in his final season of full-time Sprint Cup driving. Grade: B 14. Carl Edwards , No. 19 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Edwards admittedly struggled in this first round of the Chase (with finishes of 15th, sixth and 14th) and has plenty of work to do if he's going to keep up with his Toyota teammates from here on out. Grade: B 15. Kurt Busch , No. 41 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . An unimpressive first round for Busch, who was the first car two laps down in Dover. Now it's time to improve upon just two top-10 finishes in the last five races. Grade: B 16. Aric Almirola , No. 43 Ford, Richard Petty Motorsports . Through 29 races (30 straight if you go back to last season), Almirola has still not scored a top-10 finish. Grade: B- 17. Ryan Newman , No. 31 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . After fighting for a spot in the Chase, Newman has been a non-story the last three weeks. He was up and down the leaderboard throughout the race, but wound up finishing around where he started (19th). Grade: B- 18. Greg Biffle , No. 16 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing . Green flag pit stops helped Biffle lead seven laps. He ended the day the first car four laps down. Grade: B- 19. AJ Allmendinger , No. 47 Chevrolet, JTG Daugherty Racing . Sunday was Allmendinger's first top-20 finish at Dover since the spring 2012 race. Grade: B- 20. Trevor Bayne , No. 6 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing . Bayne stayed out of trouble and now has two top-20 finishes in four career Dover starts. Grade: B- 21. Brian Scott , No. 44 Ford, Richard Petty Motorsports . Scott earned a career-best Dover finish on Sunday in addition to picking up his first top-25 finish in six races. Grade: B- 22. Paul Menard , No. 27 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . Pairing with crew chief Danny Stockman still has not brought the consistency or improvement Menard and company are looking for. Grade: C 23 . Chris Buescher , No. 34 Ford, Front Row Motorsports . Buescher's best Chase finish wasn't enough to carry the him through to the next round as the Cinderella story came to an end in Dover. Grade: B- 24. Clint Bowyer , No. 15 Chevrolet, HScott Motorsports . Bowyer was oh-so close, but his streak of consecutive 22nd-place finishes ended at four Sunday. Grade: C 25. Kyle Larson , No. 42, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Lightning did not strike twice for Larson at Dover (where he finished second in May), as his Chase came to an end following repeated miscues. A power problem led to a pit road penalty and Larson later hit the wall to end up six laps down. Grade: C 26. Casey Mears , No. 13 Chevrolet, Germain Racing . Mears has little to add to his Dover notebook after duplicating his finish from May. Grade: C 27. Matt DiBenedetto , No. 83 Toyota, BK Racing . DiBenedetto earned his best Dover finish in four starts there. Grade: C 28. Danica Patrick , No. 10 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . Patrick now has finished 25th or worse in four of her nine Dover starts. Grade: C- 29. Landon Cassill , No. 38 Ford, Front Row Motorsports . Cassill is now on a three-race streak of finishing 29th, nice. Grade: C- 30. David Ragan , No. 23 Toyota, BK Racing . Ragan was eight laps back and remains 31st in points. Grade: C- 31. Regan Smith , No. 7 Chevrolet, Tommy Baldwin Racing . Smith was the first car nine laps down. Grade: C- 32. Ty Dillon , No. 95 Chevrolet, Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing . Sunday was Dillon's worst finish in his 10 Sprint Cup starts this season. Grade: C- 33. Michael Annett , No. 46 Chevrolet, HScott Motorsports . Annett has not finished in the top 30 in the last four races. Grade: D 34. Timmy Hill , No. 98 Chevrolet, Premium Motorsports. Hill finished 14 laps off the pace. Grade: D 35. Reed Sorenson , No. 55 Toyota, Premium Motorsports. Sorenson finished where he ran (35.33) throughout the event on Sunday. Grade: D 36. Jeffrey Earnhardt , No. 32 Ford, Go Fas Racing . Earnhardt finished 16 laps off the pace in his second Dover start. Grade: D 37. Kevin Harvick , No. 4 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . Locked into the Round of 12 in the Chase after winning in New Hampshire, Harvick was unaffected by a broken track bar mount that led to him finishing 46 laps down. Grade: F 38. Ryan Blaney , No. 21 Ford, Wood Brothers Racing . Blaney hit the wall hard off Turn 2 when he blew a tire on Lap 106. Grade: F 39. Josh Wise , No. 30 Chevrolet, The Motorsports Group. Wise earned his sixth DNF of the season following a blown engine. Grade: F 40. Jamie McMurray , No. 1 Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. McMurray went from looking like he had a spot in the Round of 12 to missing the cut after his engine expired on Lap 194. Grade: F
First-time winner Clampitt takes New Hampshire
Logan Clampitt (High Performance Motorsports) visited Victory Lane for the first time in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series, holding off championship contenders Ray Alfalla (Slip Angle Motorsports) and PJ Stergios (ineX Racing) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway . Brad Davies came home behind Alfalla and Stergios, with Ryan Lowe rounding out the top five. Clampitt used pit strategy to take the lead after a round of green-flag pit stops late in the race and never looked back. He showed impressive poise for a rookie on a pair of late-race restarts, maintaining the lead as chaos erupted behind him. Stergios started on pole but outside polesitter Nick Ottinger had the fastest car on the first run and moved into the lead on Lap 12. Ottinger began building a gap that grew to nearly 1.5 seconds before the first caution flag flew on Lap 23, drawing the leaders to pit road. The leaders all took four fresh tires and Ottinger won the race off pit road, barely beating Stergios who restarted in second. On the next run, Alfalla moved to second and kept pace with Ottinger as Stergios fell to fourth behind Josh Berry . The four would run in this order until the third caution flew on Lap 52 for Chris Overland's spin. Ottinger once again kept the lead on pit road and looked to run away from the field when the green flag flew. This time, however, Ottinger had company at the front as Alfalla showed he could keep pace as the run wore on. On Lap 92 Alfalla made his move on the bottom and drew alongside Ottinger through Turns 3 and 4 but could not complete the pass as he lost drive off the corner on the flatter bottom groove. For the next nine laps Alfalla hounded the race leader, diving to the inside on multiple occasions without success. Finally, on Lap 101, Alfalla got a strong run off Turn 2 and completed the pass entering Turn 3. The lead awarded Alfalla with an important bonus point, but green flag pit stops loomed. Clampitt pitted a couple laps before the race leaders and the strategy paid off as he inherited the lead with 30 laps to go once the pit cycle completed. Alfalla was closing with his fresher tires, but Timmy Hill 's spin with 18 to go brought the leaders to pit road and set up the dash to the finish. Alfalla maintains the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze championship lead into the series finale thanks to his runner-up finish. He gained one point on Stergios and holds a slim five-point lead. Disaster nearly struck Stergios with 10 laps to go when Mitchell Hunt crashed off Turn 2, slamming into Stergios' door in the process. Somehow, Stergios continued on despite the damage and kept pace well enough to score a strong finish. Jake Stergios appears relatively safe in third place, 104 points back of Alfalla and 22 points ahead of fourth-place driver Overland. Overland is in the middle of a points battle of his own as Dylan Duval (The TEAM) is now only two points behind after Overland's troubles left him in 31st. The battle for the back end of the top five will likely be decided between the two as Kenny Humpe is 27 points back of Duval after experiencing Internet troubles. With only one race remaining, all eyes will be on Alfalla and Stergios as the twosome head to Homestead-Miami Speedway in search of a NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series title title. Stergios is looking for his first championship while Alfalla is hoping to win his third after finishing runner-up the past three seasons. A five-point margin gives Alfalla the advantage, but if Stergios can get out to an early lead the pressure will be squarely on Alfalla. Who will take home the crown? Be sure to tune into iRacing Live in two weeks to see the conclusion of the 2016 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series from Homestead!
GarageCam heats up for the finale in Homestead
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage as teams prepare for the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Stergios earns third NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series Victory at Chicagoland
PJ Stergios (ineX Racing) won his third NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series race of the 2016 season, beating Slip Angle Motorsports' driver Ray Alfalla at Chicagoland Speedway . The two were the class of the field in the series' first race after the summer break, but Stergios pulled-off the victory with better long-run speed and a superior pit strategy. Alfalla settled for second, 2.2 seconds behind the winner after starting from the pole and leading a race-high 90 of 167 laps. Chris Overland was third, more than seven seconds behind Stergios. Taylor Hurst and Justin Bolton rounded out the top five. On the short runs Alfalla was in a class of his own, but the race came down to long-run speed with only one caution being thrown for Timmy Hill ’s (Aftermath) spin entering pit road during the first round of stops. Alfalla, who was the leader at the time of the caution, led the field down pit road but lost the lead to Dylan Duval (The TEAM) on the pit exchange. On the ensuing restart Duval held-off Alfalla for six laps before finally giving way as he simply could not match the speed of two time champion's Ford Fusion. However, as the run wore on Stergios began to reel Alfalla in. By the time green-flag pit stops were imminent, Stergios' Ford was right on Alfalla’s bumper and inherited the lead when Alfalla was the first to pit. Due to pitting a lap sooner than Stergios, Alfalla returned with a sizable margin over his nearest competitor. Stergios almost immediately started cutting into the margin and by the time 25 laps had elapsed in the run he was within striking distance of the lead again. On Lap 98 Stergios made his move to the bottom in Turn Three in an attempt to take the lead but Alfalla hung tough on the outside to keep Stergios at bay. Unable to clear Alfalla, Stergios devised a new plan to take the lead. On this run Stergios pitted a lap before Alfalla; this allowed him to take the lead and build a gap of nearly three seconds. With only one more pit stop needed before the finish, Alfalla was now chasing the lead for the first time all race. On this run Alfalla had more speed and began to reel Stergios in despite a near disaster with Overland that saw Alfalla on the receiving end of an inadvertent tap from behind entering Turn One. The contact sent Alfalla into a slide but he masterfully recovered and continued his pursuit of Stergios. Alfalla was only a couple car lengths behind Stergios when the final pit window opened and once again it was Stergios getting the jump on Alfalla on pit road. By pitting a lap earlier for the second run in a row, Stergios saw his lead grow to over four seconds. Alfalla started to close the gap again but stalled-out midway through the run and was unable to mount a challenge. T he win could prove critical for Stergios' championship hopes as he cut into Alfalla's points lead. Alfalla now leads by just 11 points as the top two continue pulling away from the rest of the field. Kenny Humpe retained third place in the standings but lost ground after a twenty-eighth place finish due to a blend line violation while leaving pit road. Humpe’s poor result allowed Jake Stergios to move into a tie for third in the standings despite finishing P14 in the Windy City. However, Humpe and Jake now sit a distant 85 points behind Alfalla. Overland bookends the top five, jumping in front of Corey Vincent and making for three ineX Racing drivers in the first five positions. Week 10 of the 2016 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze season takes the sim racers to another 1.5-mile track: Kentucky Speedway . While Chicagoland and Kentucky are equal in length, the similarities end there. Kentucky’s surface is very rough, flat, and wide making it a challenge to create an optimal setup. Will Stergios and Alfalla continue to duel for the victory or can Humpe or another driver spoil the party at the front? Be sure and catch all the sim racing action in two weeks on iRacingLive when the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series drivers take on Kentucky!
Results from Indianapolis heat races
Heat 1 Finish Car Driver Team 1 18 Kyle Busch (i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 2 42 Kyle Larson (i) ParkerStore Chevrolet 3 22 Joey Logano (i) Discount Tire Ford 4 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota 5 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 6 98 Jeb Burton Estes Ford 7 33 Brandon Jones # Jeld-Wen/Menards Chevrolet 8 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 9 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 10 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com/SDD Chevrolet 11 44 J.J. Yeley Zachry Toyota 12 14 Jeff Green Toyota 13 0 Garrett Smithley # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 14 01 Ryan Preece # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 15 13 Harrison Rhodes TredWear.com/Masters Properties Toyota 16 25 Stanton Barrett KeensBuildings.com Chevrolet 17 74 Mike Harmon truckersfinalmile.org Dodge 18 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 19 40 Timmy Hill (i) CrashClaimsR.Us/Icard Merrill Dodge 20 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) Toyota * -- Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler are eligible to run for the Dash 4 Cash in the main race. Heat 2 Finish Car Driver Team 1 20 Erik Jones # Hisense USA Toyota 2 88 Kevin Harvick (i) Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 3 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 4 2 Paul Menard (i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 5 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 6 3 Ty Dillon Rheem/Nidec/US Motors Chevrolet 7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 8 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 9 39 Ryan Sieg NiceTargets Chevrolet 10 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Toyota 11 4 Ross Chastain Dream Water Chevrolet 12 07 Ray Black Jr. # Scuba Life Chevrolet 13 46 Brandon Gdovic TCC Culture of Good Chevrolet 14 78 BJ McLeod # Safecraft Safety Equipment Ford 15 93 David Starr Massimo Motors Chevrolet 16 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 17 97 Ryan Ellis VroomBrands Chevrolet 18 70 Derrike Cope E-hydrate/Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet 19 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Chevrolet 20 15 Todd Peck Carport Empire/Lilly Trucking Ford * -- Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier are eligible to run for the Dash 4 Cash in the main race.
Alfalla takes share of championship lead with Auto Club win
Two-time champion Ray Alfalla ( Slip Angle Motorsports ) took his first checkered flag of the 2016 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series in dominating fashion at Auto Club Speedway on March 29. Alfalla started on the outside pole and quickly asserted himself as the driver to beat by taking the lead on the opening lap from pole-sitter Cody Byus ( The TEAM ) and totaled a race-high 66 circuits at the front. PJ Stergios ( Last Row Motorsports ) finished second, five seconds behind Alfalla at the checkers for his fourth top-five finish in as many races. Kenny Humpe was third, his second top-five finish of the season. Allen Boes ( Deadzone ) finished fourth and David Rattler ( LockDown Racing ) played an alternate pit strategy to earn a fifth-place result. "This is one of my favorite tracks, and it feels nice to bring it home with the win," Alfalla said. Two weeks after a caution-free event at Phoenix, the caution flew twice in the first nine laps for a pair of incidents. First, Timmy Hill was sent spinning after contact with Justin Bolton. Hill was able to continue to a mediocre 23rd-place finish. Just a few laps later, Dillon Raffurty veered hard into the outside wall on the restart after experiencing technical difficulties. The crash would collect nearly a dozen cars and end the race for five sim racers, including Raffurty, who was credited with 42nd-place. After the two quick cautions, the rest of the 125-lap race was run caution-free, giving drivers with speed on the long run an advantage while also allowing varying pit strategies to play out. With tire wear once again a huge factor, drivers near the front chose to pit well before fuel became an issue. On the first run Alfalla fired off quickly and built a gap to the rest of the field but slowly began losing his gap as the run wore on. Since Alfalla was on a three-stop strategy, his total time given up was quite minimal and after performing some adjustments to his car, his long run speed improved in later runs. Despite the early troubles on the long run, Alfalla was never seriously challenged on speed the rest of the race. With the race seemingly in hand, other drivers lacking the outright speed to keep up with Alfalla tried a riskier two-stop pit strategy. Rattler and Andrew Fayash were two drivers willing to try the counter-strategy and Rattler in particular found success with it. Although his car was not as fast as the leaders, his long run speed was competitive and one less trip down pit road than the leaders saved him nearly 40 seconds on track. Instead of being stuck mid-pack, Rattler wound up leading 34 laps and was leading as late as Lap 111 before Alfalla overtook him on fresher tires. Though he fell short on picking up his first NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series win, a top five was just what Rattler needed as he moved up to 12th in the series standings. With a quarter of the 2016 season in the books, a quintet of drivers is in position to battle for the series title. PJ Stergios and Alfalla are tied for the points lead, 11 points ahead of Boes. Jake Stergios is another three points adrift, followed by Chris Overland, who sits four markers behind the second Stergios brother. Consistent top-five finishes have separated the front five drivers from the pack. Nick Ottinger, who is sixth in the championship, is 25 points behind fifth and 48 points -- equal to a full race -- behind the leader. In two weeks, the rest of the field will look to close in on the front five as the series heads to Texas Motor Speedway . The fast 1.5-mile track is aero-dependent and notoriously tough to pass on, making qualifying and pit strategy of high importance. Can past champions Humpe and Tyler Hudson spoil the fun of the top five, or will Texas see familiar faces at the front once again? Find out in two weeks' time when the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series takes to the Texas high-banks on iRacingLive!
Results from Dover heat races
Heat 1 Fin Str Car Driver 1 2 7 Justin Allgaier * 2 1 20 Erik Jones * 3 3 88 Alex Bowman 4 6 22 Joey Logano 5 4 2 Paul Menard 6 7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 7 5 48 Brennan Poole 8 8 16 Ryan Reed 9 9 44 JJ Yeley 10 11 11 Blake Koch 11 10 24 Drew Herring 12 14 14 Jeff Green 13 15 90 Mario Gosselin 14 16 0 Garrett Smithley 15 18 97 Alex Guenette 16 12 01 Ryan Preece 17 17 13 Timmy Hill 18 20 70 Derrike Cope 19 13 10 Matt DiBenedetto 20 19 74 Mike Harmon * Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones are Dash 4 Cash-eligible for the main race. Heat 2 Fin Str Car Driver 1 3 3 Ty Dillon * 2 1 19 Daniel Suarez * 3 5 39 Ryan Sieg 4 4 18 Matt Tifft 5 7 33 Brandon Jones 6 6 62 Brendan Gaughan 7 13 43 Jeb Burton 8 10 4 Ross Chastain 9 9 51 Jeremy Clements 10 11 07 Ray Black Jr 11 12 28 Dakoda Armstrong 12 20 15 Travis Kvapil 13 15 25 Ryan Ellis 14 16 52 Joey Gase 15 14 78 BJ McLeod 16 2 1 Elliott Sadler 17 8 42 Justin Marks 18 17 40 Carl Long 19 18 89 Morgan Shepherd 20 19 93 Josh Reaume * Ty Dillon and Daniel Suarez are Dash 4 Cash-eligible for the main race.