I’ll start off with the lowest level in the three major stock car series; Camping World Truck Series. Aric Amirola came out the victor in Saturday’s race at Michigan Motorspeedway. The victory pulled Amirola within 55 points of the leader in the Championship standings. Todd Bodine finished in second place, after leading a race-high 33 laps. That was the story of this race: plenty of lead changes. Kyle Busch finished in third place, but featured a complaint in him. He complained that Bodine put up a block on him and eased up on the restart to close out Busch’s momentum he had. Of course, Busch needs to learn that he’s gotta suck that up. It’s part of racing, and that’s going to happen.
The polesitter, Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress, led 18 laps and finished in fifth place after a stop-and-go penalty he had to serve after the gas tank got stuck on his truck as he pulled out and fell off rolling past the yellow pit box line, which is not allowed and results in a stop-and-go penalty. He also had sand in his eye in the beginning of the race, but when they had a rain delay, he was able to get it taken care of.
Another Saturday race featured the Nationwide Series. Joey Logano became the first Nationwide driver to win three straight races at the same track from the pole position. He was able to hold off Carl Edwards, as Edwards finished in second and Brad Keselowski finished in third. Brendan Gaughan finished in fourth place.
Logano led 103 of the 200 laps, as Reed Sorenson, who finished in fifth place, led 49 laps. Logano and Sorenson dominanted the first half of the race as there were only four cautions in the first 133 laps of the race, and six cautions in the final 67 laps.
Keselowski is leading the points race by 272 points over the second place driver, Carl Edwards. Justin Alligaier moved up to third place as he jumped over Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick — both drivers didn’t compete in Kentucky. Paul Menard finished in 32nd place due to an accident continues to be in sixth place in the standings. Logano remains in seventh place, while Steve Wallace climbed a spot into eighth spot, with Gaughan moving up to number nine. Jason Leffler finished in 33rd place because of an accident fell two spots to tenth.
In the race on Sunday, Denny Hamlin came out the winner at Michigan Motorspeedway. Kasey Kahne finished in second, Kurt Busch, the pole-sitter, finished in third with Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart rounding out the top five. Jimmie Johnson finished in sixth place and Dale Earnhardt Jr finished in seventh place.
Denny Hamlin led 123 laps and has won the last five of ten races. He has already set a career-high in victories in a year and there are still 21 races remaining. Hamlin is in third place in the points standing with Kevin Harvick still leading the way.
The next race will be June 20th at Sonoma. The race will be on TNT on Sunday at 3 pm ET.