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Race Recap

Toyota Scores Wins Across the Country

June 11, 2019, Truex was the highest-finishing camry driver as he crossed the finish line in third placeToyota Scores Wins Across the Country
Toyota Racing had success across the country this week with wins in five states including Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Colorado.
NASCAR
In the rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Martin Truex Jr. was the highest-finishing Camry driver as he crossed the finish line in third place. 
 
Truex was strong throughout the day, finishing in the top 10 at the conclusion of each stage. He was second in the final laps of the race when his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones suffered a flat tire and spun to bring out the caution, giving Truex a shot at the win on the green-white-checkered restart. Truex wasn’t able to jump to the lead, however, and settled for third. 
 
June 10,2019, Truex wasn’t able to jump to the lead, however, and settled for third.
“(Joey Logano) was just really fast. I don’t know if we could have done anything with him,” said Truex. “We were going to need one heck of a push from behind – a shove down the straightaway. I could get a little bit of a run, but never enough to get next to him and clear him getting in the corner. His car was really good. They were really fast obviously qualifying first and then as good as they raced. Hats off to those guys.”
 
Kyle Busch also finished in the top 10, scoring fifth to earn a series-leading ninth top-five finish of the season.
 
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan on Saturday, Brandon

Jones was the highest-finishing Supra driver as he crossed the line in sixth, his best finish since the second race of the season in Atlanta.

 
“We started out not being a top-10 car most of the day, but we continued to work on it,” said Jones. “The biggest issue we fought was just being loose-in all day. We just kept after it and I think this is what the 19 team does really well, just adjust on the car all race. We’re running first-place lap times at the end of these races and just need some track position there at the end.”

JUue 10,2019, The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series took on Texas Motor Speedway and Greg Biffle was victorious in his first truck start since 2004

Christopher Bell led 36 laps (of 125) and won the second stage before having to stop late in the race under green for fuel. He went on to finish 13th.

 

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series took on Texas Motor Speedway and Greg Biffle was victorious in his first truck start since 2004. In a race filled with caution flags and pit strategy, a call by crew chief Rudy Fugle to leave Biffle out on a late-race caution proved to be the winning call as Biffle drove away from the pack in his Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra on the restart.

 

“It means a lot to me that Kyle gave me this opportunity to come

back and drive this truck,” said Biffle. “This Gander Outdoors Truck Series has a lot of competitive trucks, and these guys make the difference. These guys are a great group of guys that Kyle assembled. TRD, this Toyota ran great today. I am just excited to be here.”

This was the sixth win for the No. 51 Toyota Tundra in nine truck races this season, and seventh overall for Toyota.

June 09, 2019, Antron Brown continued his strong mid-season surge with a second consecutive semifinal result at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka
NHRA
Antron Brown continued his strong mid-season surge with a second consecutive semifinal result at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, while J.R. Todd scored his first no. 1 qualifier of the season and 100th overall for Kalitta Motorsports before bowing out in the second round. 

“We’re definitely making gains, but we’ve been so close,” said Brown. “We’re learning as we’re going though. Our Matco Tools Toyota dragster is running really, really good. I’m starting to get back on my game on the starting line, too. The more laps you get, the better you get. With that said, we just need to back it off a little more and you still run good ETs. We’re looking good going into Bristol.”
 
June 08, 2019, Tuerck scored his first win since 2015 as he claimed victory at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey.
FORMULA DRIFT

For the second-consecutive race, the Formula Drift final came down to an all-Toyota battle. This time, Ryan Tuerck got the best of Atlanta winner and fellow Toyota driver Fredric Aasbø. Tuerck scored his first win since 2015 as he claimed victory at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey. 
 
Aasbø took over the points lead with his second-place finish. Tuerck jumped from eighth to third overall with the win.
 

ARCA

Michael Self scored a dominating victory as late race pit strategy worked in his favor and he was able to pass the leader on the final turn. Self started on pole and led the first 40 laps (of 100). After a pit cycle, Self took the lead again on Lap 46 and led until Lap 90 when he stopped for fuel. With only a few laps remaining, the race leader attempted to stretch the fuel mileage to the checkered flag, but came up just short allowing Self to drive by to his third win of the season. Tanner Gray scored his first career ARCA Menards Series top-five finish in his fifth start.

Self continues to lead the point standings while Christian Eckes is fourth after his seventh top-10 finish of the season. 

NKNPSW

Hailie Deegan scored her second win this season, and third NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory of her career, with a late race bump-and-run move at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday. Deegan took the lead on Lap 89 (of 155) and looked to be headed to an easy win, but a late race spin by teammate Brittney Zamora meant a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart, points leader Derek Kraus got to the inside of Deegan and made the pass, but Deegan was not going to be denied as she passed Kraus on the final lap to score the victory. Zamora bounced back to finish fourth, her third-straight top-five finish.

“That was probably the scrappiest race I’ve ever ran,” Deegan said. “In the end, we went out there, ran our hardest race. Everything I’ve been practicing, all the hard racing I’ve been running. Derek (Kraus) ran me hard right there (Turn 2), so I was going to run him hard back (Turn 4). And that’s racing. We were all going for the kill. I got the win and that’s all that matters.”

USAC
Logan Seavey won the week-long Indiana Midget Week on Saturday after the final race at Kokomo Speedway was cancelled due to rain. Seavey won the title on the strength of an opening night win at Montpelier Speedway and four podium finishes in five races. This marks the second-consecutive Indiana Midget Week title for Keith Kunz Motorsports.

Tanner Thorson scored a win at Lincoln Park Speedway in his first starts since suffering injuries due to a non-racing car accident. He finished second in the overall points tally to his teammate Seavey.

 

What’s Next

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series takes the weekend off, but the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series head to Iowa Speedway. The Truck Series will compete on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on FS1 and then the Xfinity Series will close the weekend on Sunday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. EDT on FS1.

 

The NHRA takes on Thunder Valley as they compete at Bristol Dragway with final round coverage on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. EDT on FS1.

 

The ARCA Menards Series will make the short drive from Michigan to Wisconsin and compete at Madison International Speedway on Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m. EDT on MAVTV. 

 

The POWRi series starts its annual Illinois SPEED Week at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday, June 12.