CUP, Xfinity races at the Texas Motor Speedway

The Texas Motor Speedway, the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth, was the location for the very first of 3 Round of 8 races for both the Cup and XFINITY Series races. Kyle Larson not just controlled the 334 lap Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500, he likewise scored his 8th win of the season and locked himself into the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. The current outcomes and upcoming scheduled occasions for the NASCAR feeder series are consisted of listed below along with short information on all tracks discussed in this column.

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Sun, Oct 17, Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – 334 laps.
– No practice or certifying. NASCAR’s certifying metric set the beginning lineup for Sunday’s occasion based upon race surfaces, point standings and fastest race laps. This positioned Kyle Larson (#5 Chevrolet Camaro) P1 on the beginning grid. Denny Hamlin (#11 Toyota Camry) finished the front row in the P2 area. #18 Kyle Busch, #12 Ryan Blaney, #22 Joey Logano, #9 Chase Elliott, #2 Brad Keselowski, #19 Martin Truex Jr., #8 Tyler Reddick and #17 Chris Buescher formed the remainder of the top-10 because order. Did not make the 40-car field: Nobody, just 39 entries.

– Polesitter Kyle Larson (#5 Camaro) led a race-high 256 laps and scored his 14th success in 257 NCS races. This is his 8th success and 24th top-10 surface in 2021. It is his very first success and fifth top-10 surface in 15 Texas races. William Byron (second) published his 3rd top-10 surface in 8 races at Fort Worth and his 18th top-10 surface in 2021. Christopher Bell (3rd) published his second top-10 surface in 4 Texas races. Chase Briscoe (15th) was the greatest ending up Sunoco Novice of the Year competitor (ROTY).

– NCS Champion points leader: Kyle Larson by 51 points over Ryan Blaney.
– NCS Playoffs – Round of 8: (G/L)
1. Kyle Larson
2. Ryan Blaney +2
3. Denny Hamlin -1
4. Kyle Busch -1
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5. Chase Elliott +1
6. Brad Keselowski +2
7. Martin Truex Jr. -4
8. Joey Logano -1

– After the next 2 races (Kansas and Martinsville), the bottom 4 will not advance to the NCS Playoffs Champion 4 race that concludes the season at Phoenix Raceway on November 7.
– Next: Sun, Oct 24, Hollywood Gambling Establishment 400 – Kansas Speedway – 267 laps.
– 2021 NCS Routine Season Champ: Kyle Larson

NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)

Sat, Oct 16, Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 – Texas Motor Speedway – 200 laps.
– No practice or certifying sessions. NASCAR’s certifying metric set the beginning lineup for Saturday’s occasion based upon race surfaces, point standings and fastest race laps. This positioned Austin Cindric (#22 Ford Mustang) P1 on the beginning grid. Justin Allgaier (#7 Chevrolet Camaro) finished the front row in the P2 area. #18 Daniel Hemric, #1 Josh Berry, #11 Justin Haley, #19 Brandon Jones, #10 Jeb Burton, #20 Harrison Burton, #98 Riley Herbst and #9 Noah Gragson formed the remainder of the top-10 because order. 41 cars and trucks got in for the 40-car field; #13 Timmy Hill did not make the race.

– Outdoor Camping World Truck Series routine John Hunter Nemechek, driving the #54 Toyota Supra, scored his second success in 56 NXS races. This is his very first success and second top-10 NXS surface in 2021. It is his very first success and fourth top-10 surface in 5 NXS races at Fort Worth. Daniel Hemric (second) published his fourth top-10 surface in 7 Texas races. It is his 19th top-10 surface in 2021. Noah Gragson (3rd) published his 3rd top-10 surface in 7 races at Texas. Sam Mayer (13th) was the greatest finishing ROTY. Polesitter AJ Allmendinger lead 13 laps and ended up in sixth location.

– NXS Champion points leader: AJ Allmendinger by 4 points over Austin Cindric.
– NXS Playoffs – Round of 8: (No modification in standings today)
1. AJ Allmendinger
2. Austin Cindric
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Noah Gragson
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5. Daniel Hemric
6. Justin Haley
7. Harrison Burton
8. Brandon Jones

– After the next 2 races (Kansas and Martinsville), the bottom 4 will not advance to the NXS Playoffs Champion 4 race that concludes the season at Phoenix Raceway on November 6.
– Next: Sat, Oct 23, Kansas Lottery Game 300 – Kansas Speedway – 200 laps.
– 2021 NXS Routine Season Champ: AJ Allmendinger

NASCAR Outdoor Camping World Truck Series (NTS)

– NTS Champion points leader: John Hunter Nemechek by 1 point over Ben Rhodes.
– NTS Playoffs – Round of 8: (G/L)
1. John Hunter Nemechek +1
2. Ben Rhodes -1
3. Matt Crafton +1
4. Sheldon Creed +1
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5. Stewart Friesen -2
6. Chandler Smith +2
7. Carson Hocevar -1
8. Zane Smith -1

– After the next race (Martinsville) the bottom 4 will not advance to the NTS Playoffs Champion 4 race that concludes the season at Phoenix Raceway on November 5.
– Next: Sat, Oct 30, United Rentals 200 – Martinsville Speedway – 200 laps.
– 2021 NTS Routine Season Champ: John Hunter Nemechek

NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series:
Sat, Oct 2, Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 – Salem Speedway – 200 laps.
Winner: Jesse Love – P1: Ty Gibbs – Points Leader: Ty Gibbs
Season Ending: Sat, Oct 23, Reese’s 150 – Kansas Speedway – 100 laps.

ARCA Menards East:
2021 ARCA Menards East Champ: Sammy Smith
2021 Bounty Novice of the Year: Sammy Smith
Next: 2022 Season Opener

ARCA Menards West:
Sat, Oct 9, NAPA Vehicle Components 150 – All American Speedway – 150 laps.
Winner: P.J. Pedroncelli – P1: Dean Thompson – Points Leader: Jesse Love
Season Ending: Sat, Nov 6, Arizona Lottery Game 100 – Phoenix Raceway – 100 laps.

Whelen Modified Trip:
2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Trip Champ: Justin Bonsignore
Next: 2022 Season Opener

Pinty’s Series:
2021 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champ: LP Dumoulin
Next: 2022 Season Opener

Peak Mexico Series:
Sun, Oct 10, Ovalo Aguascalientes Mexico in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Winner: Ruben Garcia Jr. – Points Leader: Ruben Garcia Jr.
Next: Sun, Oct 24, TBA – Super Ovalo Potosino, San Luis Potosi

Track Information

All American Speedway – 0.333-mile oval – Roseville, California
Kansas Speedway – 1.5-mile oval – Kansas City, Kansas
Martinsville Speedway – 0.526-mile oval – Martinsville, Virginia
Ovalo Aguascalientes Mexico – 0.875-mile concrete oval – Aguascalientes, Mexico
Phoenix Raceway – 1-mile tri-oval – Avondale, Arizona
Salem Speedway – 0.555-mile oval – Salem, Indiana
Super Oval Potosino – 0.5-mile oval – San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Talladega Superspeedway – 2.66-mile tri-oval – Talladega, Alabama
Texas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval – Fort Worth, Texas

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.