Garcia earns “Crosley 125” victory; Ankrum celebrates NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title
DOVER, Del. (Oct. 6, 2018) – One year ago, Ruben Garcia Jr. left Dover International Speedway feeling that a victory had slipped from his grasp.
After 125 laps on Saturday, Garcia received his redemption as he earned the checkered flag in the “Crosley 125,” the season finale of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Garcia, driving the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota, edged Brandon McReynolds by less than half a second to earn his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory of the season. Garcia won earlier this year at Memphis.
Chase Dowling (holding up musket) with David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager (left, pointing) after his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the inaugural Musket 250 at NHMS on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae
Late race leaders, Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece, wreck in final turn, allowing Dowling to slide by and take an unexpected win in longest Whelen Modified race in series history.
LOUDON, N.H. – After 250 hard fought laps and numerous lead changes, of course the Whelen Modified race came down to the final turn of the final lap to determine a winner in a wild finish to the Musket 250. When the dust had settled, Chase Dowling sped across the Granite Stripe to win the longest race in series history. The pole sitter Dowling takes home $25,000 plus $100 for every lap he led through the afternoon; quite a haul for the young driver who captured his first ever Modified victory. He nearly took home the checkered flag at NHMS in July, losing the summer race by .014 seconds.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Dowling. “This race is a lot different than earlier in the year. You’re leading one moment and then you pit out and you don’t know where you are when you come out; you just had to be patient.”
Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae
Brandon McReynolds reclaimed the lead in the final lap to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125; Ankrum captures series championship.
LOUDON, N.H. – A late caution and green/white/checkered finish gave back to Brandon McReynolds what Derek Kraus almost took away during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“This is a special place for me, but to come and execute means a lot,” said McReynolds. “To have success at a track where my dad has had success is a special feeling.”
CHASE ELLIOTT GIVES CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 SECOND CUP WIN OF 2018
Victory is first Cup Series win for Elliott and 250th Cup Series trophy for Hendrick Motorsports
Chase Elliott earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen International
Elliott and his father Bill become the seventh father-son duo to both record victories at NASCAR’s premier level joining the Earnhardt’s, Jarrett’s, Baker’s, two generations of Petty’s and the Allison’s.
The win is the second of the season for Chevrolet and 18th victory for the brand at The Glen
The win is the 250th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph for car owner Rick Hendrick
The win is the second MENCS victory for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in its debut season as Chevy’s flagship vehicle in Cup Series competition.
Chevy now has 777 all-time MENCS victories.
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Chase Elliott led two different times in his No. 9 Sunenergy1 Camaro ZL1 for 52 of the 90 circuits around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen road course en route to his first career Monster Energy Cup Series victory in the GoBowling at the Glen, the 22nd-race of the 2018 campaign. Elliott’s victory is the second for the Camaro ZL1 in Cup Series competition, ending a 20-race winless streak for the Bowtie Brand. This is the 22-year-old’s first win and first top 10 finish at Watkins Glen International in his 99th career MENCS start.
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion
Finishing Position: 1st
VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – WALK ME THROUGH THE MOVE ON THE 18. “I just didn’t know if I was gonna get there at the end and I felt like that was my best opportunity to do what I had to do to win. I didn’t want to wreck him, but I didn’t want to waste a bunch of time behind him. I just got to thank everybody on this No. 4 Busch Beer/Jimmy John’s Ford for everything that they do – Mobil 1, Haas Automation, Hunt Brother’s, everybody from Stewart-Haas Racing. What a great weekend.”
Tyler Ankrum Charges From Last to First To Win Second Annual Throwback 100
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its second annual King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 featuring the K&N Pro Series East on Saturday, July 14 showcasing the young up-and-coming drivers of NASCAR. The theme of the night was racing history with a showcase of vintage cars and K&N drivers featuring classic paint schemes as they took to the track hoping to write their name in the history books as a NASCAR winner.