Harvick advances in Chase with Dover win Manley removed

Kevin Harvick is going to the 2nd round from the Chase for that Sprint Cup.

“We could type of connect the Hail Mary pass at Talladega to really make it to another bracket after which, affirmed, we visited Martinsville and broke a rear gear within the vehicle and performed from behind and didn’t quite connect around the Hail Mary at Texas,” Keselowski stated. “You don’t wish to live and die with that, and i believe the lesson learned there’s you simply can’t have failures.”

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You cannot. Unless of course won by you. Both Manley and Harvick observed that up-close on Sunday.

2015 may be the second year of NASCAR’s elimination Chase format and it is the second-straight year that the driver has won inside a win-and-in scenario. In 2014’s second round from the Chase, Kaira Keselowski won at Talladega to push away elimination. Even though the moments are dramatic, they are not always the easiest method to be sure that your survival in to the next round. Keselowski themself appeared prescient about Harvick’s first round as he reflected on his 2014 Chase experience prior to the first race at Chicago.

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The very best 12 motorists following the first three races advance. Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer will also be not moving onto the 2nd round. McMurray (who finished third) tied with Dale Earnhardt Junior. (who finished 4th) during the last evolving place within the points standings. Consider Junior had the greatest finish within the first three races, he’s in.

He was very fast within the first couple of races of the Chase too. He was leading as he knocked with Manley at Chicago. The bump brought to some tire rub along with a crash (along with a punch to Johnson’s chest following the race) when Harvick and the team chosen to try to hope the tire rub would disappear instead of pit and repair the problem. The other day at Nh, Harvick was leading with three laps to visit as he went from fuel.

After two issues within the first couple of races from the first round, Harvick was confronted with an easy situation on Sunday. He required to win at Dover to succeed towards the second round from the Chase. He did exactly that, ruling the race and tugging away around the final restart for his third win of the season.

Harvick, the 2014 champion, continues to be incredibly fast lately at Dover. His success in the one-mile track wasn’t any surprise. But individuals fast runs have been foiled by problems. He was among the best cars within this race twelve months ago and experienced a cut valve stem on the tire. Shaun Gordon wound up winning the race.

“I think we’re much better than i was this past year just due to the encounters and stuff that we’ve had,” Harvick stated concerning the pressure to win on Sunday. “I believe whenever we take a look at everything that’s gone on during the last few years, it’s been an enjoyable experience. So, it’s exactly that never quit attitude. That’s what [team co-owner] Tony Stewart stated whenever we visited Homestead this past year. He stated, ‘Whatever you need to do, don’t quit until they throw that checkered flag’”.

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While Harvick managed to get right through to the 2nd round, an enormous title didn’t. Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Manley were built with a driveline problem on Sunday and it was made to mind towards the garage for repairs. What exactly he lost whilst in the garage were massive. He finished 41st and wound up 14th within the Chase standings.

Dale Earnhardt Junior. advances to second Chase round on tiebreaker

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Rather, Junior is moving onto the 2nd round while McMurray is removed from title contention. The 2 tied for that final place within the next round on points. Consider Junior’s third place finish on Sunday was greater than any finish McMurray been on the very first three models from the Chase, the motive force from the No. 88 may be the one that is evolving.

Junior finished twelfth, 25th and third within the first three races from the Chase. McMurray had finishes of 16th, 14th and fourth. McMurray obtained more points within the three races but Earnhardt Junior. began the Chase with six bonuses because of his two regular season wins.

“We did run third and i believe we ought to have run third,” Junior stated. “We’d a high five vehicle. We’d some issues on pit road and we are likely to keep focusing on that. I believe our men are likely to remedy might have that taken care of. Had a few loose wheels and stuff. [Crew chief Greg Ives] is establishing the vehicle very well. We have had great speed at many of these tracks previously several days. We have got to place these races together. We can not have issues.”

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“I did not understand what what exactly appeared as if however they just explained which i needed to beat Jamie or [Kyle Busch],” Junior stated. “We’ve got around him with that last run. With that last restart he was looking to get in to the bottom before [Matt Kenseth] into [turn 3] plus they just type of folded that corner real slow for whatever reason. I drove inside around the outdoors with virtually my only shot to obtain Jamie – can’t really pass here so when a guy will get before you he’s just likely to block you and provide you with dirty air and also you can’t go anywhere even when you are just a little much better than him.

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“And So I just needed to jump available and hopefully it completed the center of the corner and did not push. Also it labored therefore we got around him. He’d have advanced when we had not got that caution since i don’t believe we’re able to have run him lower.”

Junior’s had fast cars with the first three races from the Chase he’s just were built with a couple of pit road miscues. Had the 2 cautions not emerge and Junior was made to pit for that wheel problem, he isn’t within the next round. 

Dale Earnhardt finished Sunday’s race at Dover in third, one place in front of Jamie McMurray. The observing of this place is very important. Had Junior not become by McMurray within the closing laps from the race, he could have been from the Chase’s second round and McMurray could have been in.

The caution that Junior references was when Landon Cassill had an electric train engine trouble with 30 laps to visit. The caution before Cassill’s was for Brett Moffitt’s crash. Within the laps preceding the Moffitt caution, Earnhardt Junior. was worrying of the loose wheel. The caution permitted Junior’s team to alter tires and repair the problem.

Theriault suffers compression fracture at the spine after nasty Truck crash

Theriault, that has two top-five finishes and 4 top 10s in eight Truck begins in 2015, could climb from his truck but sitting on the floor once he did. He was adopted a backboard to some nearby ambulance and moved to some Vegas hospital.

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Theriault’s teammate, Josh Reddick, had hit the wall in front of him. Reddick saved his truck from spinning out so that as he returned lower the track he and Theriault made contact. The contact sent Theriault mind-on in to the wall.

Austin Theriault experienced a compression fracture in the back following a vicious crash throughout Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Vegas.

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Kyle Busch’s leg and feet injuries at Daytona came after he hit into an unguaranteed wall. When Denny Hamlin experienced a compression fracture in the back at Auto Club Speedway in 2013, also, he hit a bare concrete wall. While nobody is stating that SAFER obstacles, the walls which are energy-absorbing with foam in the centre, prevent injuries, it’s incredibly obvious to anybody who follows racing they certainly prevent them.

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Yes, you suspected it too. Theriault’s truck did not hit a wall which was paid by SAFER barrier.

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HScott Motorsports announces Clint Bowyer to join team for 2016

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Clint Bowyer’s temporary Sprint Cup Series home is now publicly known.

HScott Motorsports has a technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing, which gets its equipment from Hendrick Motorsports. Yes, it’s an alliance of an alliance. And the announcement isn’t surprising in the slightest. HScott had been mentioned as Bowyer’s likely one-year destination when rumors started to swirl that he would replace Stewart in 2017.

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“I’ve got the best of the best when you talk about equipment,” Bowyer said Friday. “We’ve got Hendrick engines; we’ve got ties to Stewart-Haas Racing. These are the guys that are winning the races.  I now have that bond, that connection to this kind of equipment.  So, for me as a racecar driver that is huge.  I think there isn’t a downfall. When I look at next season I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.  There is not any pressure.  We are building…you know Harry has got a wonderful organization.  Look he’s spread clear across this sport in so many ways, Xfinity, Cup, his K&N; he is spread so drastically across this sport it’s neat to be a part of that.  I mean I want to do more racing. I’m a race fan if I can’t be a part of it I want to be helping his K&N guys, helping the Xfinity program and being a part of all that.  I’m looking forward to it.”

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“We really haven’t ruled out anything for 2016 or beyond,” Scott said. “So I am not prepared to give you and answer on that because I simply don’t know at this point.”

HScott Motorsports announced that Bowyer would drive for the team in 2016 before he moves to Stewart-Haas Racing to replace Tony Stewart in 2017. Stewart announced his retirement from the Sprint Cup Series on Wednesday.

Bowyer’s current team, Michael Waltrip Racing, is shutting down at the end of the year. 5-Hour Energy, his sponsor since he arrived at MWR in 2012, is going to HScott Motorsports as well.

Team owner Harry Scott was non-committal when asked about his team’s car count in 2016. He’s previously said Annett is coming back in 2016. Allgaier could be the odd man out if the team stays at two cars. If the team expands to three, both Allgaier and Annett could stay.

It’s not crazy to think Bowyer will be getting some added support from Stewart-Haas in 2016. HScott Motorsports currently fields cars for Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett. Both drivers are outside the top 25 in owners’ points.