CaliConnection: How our California NASCAR Drivers Fared at Kansas
Several NASCAR drivers have California connections. Below is a roundup of how each California driver fared this weekend.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2012) – Matt Kenseth won a wild Hollywood Casino 400, beating Martin Truex Jr. to the checkered flag by .495 seconds to claim his third victory of the season, his second 2012 Chase race win, his first at Kansas Speedway and the 24th of his career.
Below is how our California drivers fared this weekend.
No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet
CaliConnection: El Cajon
2nd in points
9th PLACE FINISH: Jimmie Johnson, five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, hit the wall in Turn 4 just after the half-way mark in the 400-mile race. Quick repairs by the team put him back on track; and Johnson managed to bring it home in the ninth position. "I'm definitely proud of this team, and the fact that we never give up."
No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet
8th in points
10th PLACE FINISH: “All in all it was a decent day for us. I thought we could pull off a top five at one point, but we just didn’t.”
No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
10th in points
11th PLACE FINISH: Harvick finished 11 dropping one spot after starting the day in 10th.
No. 38 Long John’s Silver Ford
28th in points
23rd PLACE FINISH: Starting 38, Gilliland was able to move up 15 spots.
No. 13 GEICO Ford
30th in points
37th PLACE FINISH: Starting 28th on the day, Mears was caught up in an accident on lap 29.
No. 51 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet
CaliConnection: Los Gatos
32nd in points
35th PLACE FINISH: Starting 13th, Allmendinger was caught up in a crash on lap 69, ending his day in 35th place.
No. 26 MDS Transport Ford
39th in points
Wise failed to qualify for the event.
No. 95 B&D Electrical Ford
42nd in points
34th PLACE FINISH: Electrical problems put Speed behind the wall on lap 77.
53rd in points
Skinner did not compete in the weekend’s event.
CaliConnection: Long Beach
71st in points
Leffler did not compete in the weekend’s event.
No. 33 Moon Shine Attire Chevrolet
73rd in points
Whitt failed to qualify for the event.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Leaders:
Position, Driver, Points Behind
1, BRAD KESELOWSKI
2, JIMMIE JOHNSON, -7
3, DENNY HAMLIN, -20
4, CLINT BOWYER, -25
5, KASEY KAHNE, -30
6, MARTIN TRUEX, JR., -43
7, TONY STEWART, -47
8, JEFF GORDON, -51
9, MATT KENSETH, -55
10, KEVIN HARVICK, -59
11, GREG BIFFLE, -62
12, DALE EARNHARDT, JR., -122
NEXT NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE: Saturday Oct. 28 @ Martinsville
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