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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Camping World Truck Series:
Wed 7/23: Eldora Speedway, CarCash Mudsummer Classic, 8pm, MRN

Nationwide Series:
Sat 7/26: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana 250, 4pm, IMS/PRN

Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 7/27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard, 12 noon, IMS/PRN


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NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)

WEEKEND WINNERS … JEFF GORDON, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and TY DILLON, Nationwide Series …

CROWN ROYAL 400 AT THE BRICKYARD: Jeff Gordon powered past race leader – and teammate – Kasey Kahne coming out of the final restart Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and drove off to his second win of the season and a record fifth victory at the famed “Brickyard.” Gordon, who started second alongside pole sitter Kevin Harvick, led forty laps – including the final seventeen trips around the two-point-five-mile oval. He joins Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Junior and Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as drivers who have now clinched spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with six races remaining in the regular season. Sunday’s victory also extended Chevrolet’s Indy winning streak to twelve years. That run began in 2003 with a win by Harvick, who finished eighth on Sunday. Gordon’s margin of victory was nearly two-and-a-half seconds over Kyle Busch. Denny Hamlin took third place with Matt Kenseth and Logano completing the top five. Ryan Newman finished eleventh in his bid for a second straight Indy win and defending Cup Series champion Johnson could do no better than fourteenth in pursuit of a fifth “Brickyard” victory. He was one of twenty-five drivers running on the lead lap with Gordon at the finish … ROUSH FENWAY RACING announced its 2015 Sprint Cup Series lineup on Sunday and it did not include Carl Edwards, who is widely rumored to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing. Trevor Bayne, Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Junior will carry the Cup Series banner for Roush Racing next season.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
Top 10 Finishers in the Crown Royal 400
DRIVER START LAPS LED
1. Jeff Gordon (2) 40
2. Kyle Busch (12) --
3. Denny Hamlin (27) 18
4. Matt Kenseth (13) --
5. Joey Logano (9) 10
6. Kasey Kahne (10) 70
7. Kyle Larson (R) (15) 5
8. Kevin Harvick (Pole) 12
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (23) --
10. Austin Dillon (R) (17) 1

RACE TO THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
AFTER 20 RACES

1. Brad Keselowski … 3 wins Clinched
2. Jimmie Johnson … 3 wins Clinched
3. Jeff Gordon … 2 wins Clinched
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 2 wins Clinched
5. Carl Edwards … 2 wins Clinched
6. Joey Logano … 2 wins Clinched
7. Kevin Harvick … 2 wins
8. Kyle Busch … 1 win
9. Denny Hamlin … 1 win
10. Aric Almirola … 1 win
11. Kurt Busch … 1 win

WINLESS DRIVERS POINTS
12. Matt Kenseth 661
13. Ryan Newman 606
14. Clint Bowyer 577
15. Kyle Larson (R) 562
16. Austin Dillon (R) 559
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17. Kasey Kahne 555
18. Paul Menard 551
19. Greg Biffle 550
20. Brian Vickers 532

After Race Number-26, the drivers with the most wins will advance to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. If there are not sixteen different race winners, then the point standings will be used to fill the remainder of the sixteen post-season slots.

TY DILLON WINS LILLY DIABETES 250 NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE
With a gas tank nearly empty and a quintet of Sprint Cup Series drivers chasing him to the checkered flag, rookie Ty Dillon kept his Number-3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in front of the field over the final twenty-four laps to notch his first career win Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The five drivers who finished behind Dillon … Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Paul Menard … all entered the weekend thirteenth or better in the Cup Series point standings. But they took a backseat to the R-C-R rookie, whose margin of victory over second-place Busch was eight-tenths of a second. The win also gave Dillon a one hundred thousand-dollar bonus from series sponsor Nationwide in the “Dash For Cash” promotion and automatically qualified him for the final round next weekend at Iowa Speedway – where he’ll join Brian Scott, Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith as the four eligible competitors. Junior Motorsports rookie Chase Elliott finished twelfth and saw his championship lead shrink to just four points over teammate Smith, who came home in tenth place. Harvick started fourth and that’s right where he finished after leading a race-high thirty-three laps.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES
Top 10 Finishers in the Lilly Diabetes 250
DRIVER START LAPS LED
1. Ty Dillon (R) (3) 24
2. Kyle Busch (Pole) 10
3. Matt Kenseth (2) 8
4. Kevin Harvick (4) 33
5. Joey Logano (6) 21
6. Paul Menard (9) --
7. Brian Scott (10) --
8. Kyle Larson (14) --
9. Trevor Bayne (11) --
10. Regan Smith (7) 4

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES
Unofficial Point Standings – After 19 Races
DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER
1. Chase Elliott (R) 678 ----
2. Regan Smith 674 -4
3. Elliott Sadler 667 -11
4. Ty Dillon (R) 663 -15
5. Brian Scott 636 -42
6. Trevor Bayne 631 -47
7. Chris Buescher (R) 556 -122
8. Brendan Gaughan 551 -127
9. James Buescher 515 -163
10. Ryan Reed (R) 509 -169


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sun 8/3: Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12 noon, MRN
Sun 8/10: Watkins Glen, Int'l Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12 noon, MRN
Sun 8/17: Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12 noon, MRN
Sat 8/23: Bristol Motor Speedway, Irwin Tools Night Race 500, 6:30pm, PRN
Sun 8/31: Atlanta Motor Speedway, AdvoCare 300, 6:30pm, PRN
Sat 9/6: Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30pm, MRN
Sun 9/14: Chicagoland Speedway, Geico 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 9/21: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sylvania 300, 1pm, PRN
Sun 9/28: Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/5: Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1pm, MRN
Sat 10/11: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 7pm, PRN
Sun 10/19: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 500, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/26: Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger, 12:30pm, MRN
Sun 11/2: Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500, 2pm, PRN
Sun 11/9: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Sprint Cup 500, 2pm MRN
Sun 11/16: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2pm, MRN


NASCAR Nationwide Series

Sat 8/2: Iowa Speedway, Nationwide 250, 7:30pm, MRN
Sat 8/9: Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45pm, MRN
Sat 8/16: Mid-Ohio, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2pm, MRN
Sat 8/30: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Georgia 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/13: Chicagoland Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/27: Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3pm, MRN
Sat 10/4: Kansas Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 11/1: Texas Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Challenge, 3pm, PRN
Sat 11/8: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 11/15: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4pm, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sat 8/2: Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 125, 12:30pm, MRN
Sat 8/16: Michigan Int'l Speedway, Michigan National Guard 200, 12 noon, MRN
Wed 8/20: Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200, 7:30pm, MRN
Sun 8/31: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, TBD, MRN
Sat 9/27: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Smith's 350, 8pm, MRN
Sat 10/18: Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 10/25: Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1pm, MRN 


Indy Car Series