Team Interstate: Kenseth in Dead Heat; Wallace Makes History
The track is one of Jimmie’s best statistically and one of Matt’s worst. The strong finish puts Matt and Jimmie tied atop the standings with three races to go.
Kyle Busch looked to have one of the strongest cars for much of Sunday’s race, but an ill-handling car during the long, green-flag run that ended the race spoiled the end, resulting in a 15th-place finish.
Jeff Gordon won the race. Kyle sits fifth in points heading into this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
SPRINT CUP STANDINGS
|7||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||2,238|
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes History
Team Interstate’s Darrell Wallace Jr. won Saturday’s Kroger 200, becoming only the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race and the first since 1963.
“I want to be a role model and inspiration to the younger kids and just change the sport as a whole and for the better, and winning helps everything,” Darrell said. “I think that’ll help kind of pave its own way there and hopefully get my name out there even more. That’s what I’ve been trying to do is to get my name out there to keep pushing (and) striving for kids younger than me to get in the sport.”
- Darrell Wallace Jr. Gives NASCAR A Victory Too (USA Today)
- Driver hopes to pave way for other African-Americans (SportingNews.com)
- Darrell Wallace Jr. Sets NASCAR Milestone (AP/Yahoo)
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Edwards Falls in First Round
Team Interstate’s Mike Edwards scored his 14th pole position of the season in this weekend’s Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, he lost in the first round and now trails Pro Stock leader Jason Line by 80 points heading into the final event of the season.
This week: NASCAR returns to Texas Motor Speedway, while NHRA Mello Yello drag racing takes the weekend off.