All-Star Race, others at Texas Motor Speedway

All 3 NASCAR series were active at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The XFINITY Series and Outdoor Camping World Truck Series held their “normal” races on Saturday. On Sunday, the Cup Series included their yearly All-Star Race. No points were granted. Just one chauffeur was smiling at the end of the night. The most recent outcomes and upcoming scheduled occasions for the NASCAR feeder series are likewise consisted of listed below in addition to information on all tracks pointed out in this column.

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Sun, Jun 13, All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway – 100 laps.
– Based upon NASCAR’s eligibility requirements, 17 motorists had actually currently clinched an area in the All-Star Race. A random illustration set the lineup in this order: Kyle Larson (#5 Chevrolet Camaro) on the pole. #18 Kyle Busch, #20 Christopher Bell, #41 Cole Custer and #3 Austin Dillon were the remainder of the top-5.

Prior to the centerpiece, 22 other motorists raced in a 3-Stage All-Star Open. The random illustration for the Open lineup: Tyler Reddick (#8 Chevrolet Camaro) on the pole and Chris Buescher (#17 Ford Mustang) second. Winners of each Phase: 1) #42 Ross Chastain, 2) #8 Tyler Reddick and 3) #10 Aric Almirola advanced to the centerpiece. Matt DiBenedetto, picked by the fan vote, was the last chauffeur proceeding to the 21-car 6-round 100-lap All-Star race. At the end Round 1 and Round 3, the completing order was inverted for the next Round by a random draw from 1st through 8th as much as 1st through 12th.

Round 1: 15 laps. Winner: Kyle Larson. 12-car inversion was selected. Larson began Round 2 in 12th, 12th-placed Ryan Blaney went up front.
Round 2: 15 laps. Winner Ryan Blaney. The whole field was inverted after this section. Aric Almirola transferred to the front to lead Round 3. Blaney dropped to the back.
Round 3: 15 laps, Winner Alex Bowman. 9-car inversion was selected. Bowman began Round 4 in 9th, William Byron moved from 9th to the front. No inversion for Round 4.
Round 4: 15 laps. Winner: William Byron.
Round 5: 30 laps. Winner: Chase Elliott. Lineup was identified by cumulative surface from the very first 4 rounds, with the very best cumulative finisher beginning with the pole. (There was a complex technique to break ties). Under green flag racing, all automobiles got in pit roadway for a necessary four-tire rest stop anytime in the very first 20 laps of this Round. The team with the fastest rest stop, Chase Elliott’s #9 team, took a $100,000 bonus offer.
Round 6: 10 laps. Vehicles lined up according to their completing position from the previous round for the last section. Chase Elliott launched front.
Total winner of the All-Star Race and the $1,000,000 check: Kyle Larson.

No modifications in the standings because the All-Star Race was an exhibit, no-points occasion.
– NCS points leader: Denny Hamlin by 47 points over Kyle Larson.

– TOP-16 NCS Playoff Competitors (G/L):
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Kyle Larson
3. Chase Elliott 1
4. William Byron -1
5. Joey Logano
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. Kyle Busch 1
8. Ryan Blaney -1
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Brad Keselowski
11. Alex Bowman 1
12. Austin Dillon -1
13. Tyler Reddick
14. Chris Buescher
15. Christopher Bell
16. Michael McDowell

– Next: Sun, Jun 20, Ally 400 – Nashville Superspeedway – 300 laps.


Sat, Jun 12, Alsco Uniforms 250 – Texas Motor Speedway – 167 laps (+4 laps OT).
– No practice or certifying. NASCAR’s certifying metric set the beginning lineup for Saturday’s occasion at Fort Worth based upon race surfaces, point standings and fastest race laps. This positioned AJ Allmendinger (#16 Chevrolet Camaro) P1 on the beginning grid. Justin Haley (#11 Chevrolet Camaro) finished the front row in the P2 area. #19 Brandon Jones, #22 Austin Cindric, #18 Daniel Hemric, #1 Michael Annett, #68 Brandon Brown, #10 Jeb Burton, #39 Ryan Sieg and #36 Alex Labbe formed the remainder of the top-10 because order. 42 automobiles got in for the 40-car field: #13 Timmy Hill and #77 Dillon Bassett did not make the race.

– Cup Series routine Kyle Busch, driving the #54 Toyota Supra, scored hi 99th success in 360 NXS races. This is his second success and second top-10 NXS surface in 2021. It is his 10th success and 18th top-10 surface in 24 NXS races at Texas. Justin Allgaier (second) published his 11th top-10 surface in 23 Texas races. It is his 7th top-10 surface in 2021. Austin Cindric (3rd) published his sixth top-10 surface in 8 races at Texas. Jade Buford (16th) was the greatest completing Sunoco Novice of the Year (ROTY) competitor. Polesitter AJ Allmendinger led 8 laps and ended up in sixth location.

– NXS points leader: Austin Cindric by 108 points over AJ Allmendinger.

– TOP-12 NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Cindric
2. AJ Allmendinger
3. Daniel Hemric
4. Harrison Burton
5. Justin Allgaier 2
6. Justin Haley
7. Jeb Burton -2
8. Brandon Jones
9. Noah Gragson 2
10. Michael Annett
11. Jeremy Clements -2
12. Brandon Brown 1

– Next: Sat, Jun 19, Tennessee Lottery Game 250 – Nashville Superspeedway – 188 laps.

NASCAR Outdoor Camping World Truck Series (NTS)

Sat, Jun 12, 220 – Texas Motor Speedway – 134 laps.
– No practice or certifying. NASCAR’s certifying metric set the beginning lineup for this occasion based upon race surfaces, point standings and fastest race laps. This positioned John Hunter Nemechek (#4 Toyota Tundra) P1 on the beginning grid. Ben Rhodes (#99 Toyota Tundra) finished the front row in the P2 area. #42 Carson Hocevar, #38 Todd Gilliland, #16 Austin Hill, #52 Stewart Friesen, #21 Zane Smith, #18 Chandler Smith, #19 Derek Kraus and #51 Drew Dollar formed the remainder of the top-10 because order. Did not make the 40-truck field: Nobody, just 38 entries.

– John Hunter Nemechek scored his 10th success in 114 NTS races. This is his fourth success and 9th top-10 surface in 2021. It is his first success and second top-10 surface in 7 races at Texas. Cup Series routine Chase Elliott (second) published his first top-10 surface in 2 NTS races at Fort Worth. Grant Enfinger (3rd) published his 7th top-10 surface in 9 races at Texas. Chandler Smith (fifth) was the greatest completing ROTY competitor.

– NTS points leader: John Hunter Nemechek by 78 points over Ben Rhodes.

– TOP-10 NTS Playoff Competitors (G/L):
1. John Hunter Nemechek
2. Ben Rhodes
3. Austin Hill
4. Todd Gilliland 1
5. Zane Smith 1
6. Sheldon Creed -2
7. Grant Enfinger 2
8. Matt Crafton -1
9. Stewart Friesen -1
10. Carson Hocevar

– Next: Fri, Jun 18, Rackley Roof 200 – Nashville Superspeedway – 134 laps.

NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series:
Fri, Jun 4, Dawn 150 – Mid-Ohio Sports Automobile Course – 42 laps.
Winner: Ty Gibbs – P1: Corey Heim – Points Leader: Ty Gibbs
Next: Fri, Jun 25, General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 – Pocono Raceway – 80 laps.

ARCA Menards East:
Sat, Jun 12, Southern National 200 – Southern Nat’l Motorsports Park – 200 laps.
Winner: Sammy Smith – P1: Mason Diaz – Points Leader: Sammy Smith
Next: Sat, Jul 24, * Iowa 150 – Iowa Speedway – 150 laps.
* Combination race with ARCA Menards Series

ARCA Menards West:
Sat, Jun 5, General Tire 125 – Sonoma Raceway – 50 laps (+1 laps OT).
Winner: Chase Briscoe – P1: Jake Drew – Points Leader: Todd Souza
Next: Sat, Jul 3, NAPA Vehicle Components 150 – Irwindale Speedway – 150 laps.

Whelen Modified Trip:
Sat. Jun 12, Steel Palace 150 – Oswego Speedway – 150 laps.
Winner: Matt Hirschman – P1: Max McLaughlin – Points Leader: Patrick Emerling
Next: Sat. Jun 19, TBA – Riverhead Raceway – 200 laps.

Pinty’s Series:
Season-opener delayed due to the continuous pandemic. NASCAR’s objective is to run a complete champion season with a minimum of 10 races, possibly beginning in August. An upgraded schedule will be launched when completed.

Peak Mexico Series:
Sun, Might 23 at Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, Mexico.
Winner: Salvador De Alba Jr. – Points Leader: Salvador De Alba Jr.
Next: Sun, Jun 19 at Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera in Queretaro, Mexico.

Track Information

Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera – 0.79-mile oval – Queretaro
Iowa Speedway – 0.875-mile oval – Newton, Iowa
Irwindale Speedway – 0.5-mile oval – Irwindale, California
Mid-Ohio Sports Automobile Course – 2.258-mile 13-turn roadway course – Lexington, Ohio
Nashville Superspeedway – 1.333 mile concrete tri-oval – Lebanon, Tennessee
Oswego Speedway – 0.625-mile oval – Oswego, New York City
Pocono Raceway – 2.5-mile tri-oval – Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Riverhead Raceway – 0.25-mile oval – Riverhead, New York City
Sonoma Raceway – 2.520-mile, 12-turn roadway course – Sonoma, California
Southern National Motorsports Park – 0.4-mile oval – Lucama, North Carolina
Super Ovalo Chiapas – 0.75-mile tri-oval – Tuxtla Gutierrez
Texas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval – Fort Worth, Texas

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.