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Michigan: Nationwide results

NASCAR Nationwide Series championship leader Regan Smith consolidated his position by winning the Alliance Truck Parts 250 race at Michigan on Saturday.
Regan Smith played a cool race to allow the lead of the Alliance Truck Parts 250 to fall into his lap at the crucial moment, after which he held off a late run from Kyle Larson to claim his third victory in 116 NASCAR Nationwide Series races and his second in 2013 after early victory at Talladega.

Earlier on Saturday, Austin Dillon won a fourth consecutive pole following on from similar success at Charlotte, Dover and Iowa, the first time any driver has achieved this in the Nationwide Series. In doing do, the Richard Childress Racing driver broken his own track record at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway with a time of 37.523s (191.882mph).

Dillon kept the lead through a couple of rapid fire cautions at the start (a spin by Alex Bowman triggering a multi-car incident on lap 1 and Dexter Stacey hitting the wall at the restart on lap 7) with Joey Logano taking up second spot ahead of Trevor Bayne, Sam Hornish Jr. and Paul Menard that lasted through a round of green flag pit stops through to the midpoint at the race, when debris from Justin Allgaier's car brought out a a caution on lap 63.

Thinking that the forecast rain was about to close in and red flag the race, Austin Dillon was alone among the leaders in staying out. Whether the gamble would have paid off would never be known as a rear left puncture at the restart forced him onto pit road for a green flag stop that put him a lap off the lead and left Logano in the lead. Also out of luck was San Hornish Jr., who exited under the next debris caution on lap 79 with a broken oil pump.

Parker Kligerman inherited the lead by staying out when Logano pitted under the next debris caution on lap 98, but when the rain still failed to materialise Kligerman was forced to pit for fuel a dozen laps short of the chequered flag handing the lead to Regan Smith who maintained the advantage all the way to the finish despite a strong run by the young rookie Kyle Larson. Paul Menard got passed the battling pair of Kyle Busch and Trevor Bayne for third place, with Busch uncharacteristically struggling for pace in the #54 on the long straights at Michigan.

Smith's win extends his championship lead over Hornish to a hefty 58 points coming out of Michigan.

Race results

1. Regan Smith JR Motorsports 125 laps 1hrs 49mins 10secs
2. Kyle Larson Turner Scott Motorsports + 0.331s
3. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 1.913s
4. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 4.550s
5. Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing + 4.562s
6. Brad Sweet JR Motorsports + 4.873s
7. Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing + 6.456s
8. Elliott Sadler Joe Gibbs Racing + 6.501s
9. Nelson Piquet Jr Turner Scott Motorsports + 11.131s
10. Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing + 16.384s
11. Joey Logano Penske Racing + 19.884s
12. Justin Allgaier Turner Scott Motorsports + 20.206s
13. Jeremy Clements Clements Racing + 1 Laps
14. Alex Bowman RAB Racing + 1 Laps
15. Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports + 1 Laps
16. Mike Wallace JD Motorsports + 1 Laps
17. Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing + 1 Laps
18. Johanna Long ML Motorsports + 1 Laps
19. Michael Annett Richard Petty Motorsports + 2 Laps
20. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 2 Laps
21. Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports + 2 Laps
22. Blake Koch SR2 Motorsports + 2 Laps
23. Scott Riggs Rick Ware Racing + 2 Laps
24. Reed Sorenson The Motorsports Group + 2 Laps
25. Parker Kligerman Kyle Busch Motorsports + 2 Laps
26. Landon Cassill JD Motorsports + 3 Laps
27. Joey Gase Means Racing + 3 Laps
28. Eric McClure TriStar Motorsports + 5 Laps
29. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 6 Laps
30. Juan Carlos Blum Mike Harmon Racing + 6 Laps
31. Jeffrey Earnhardt Go Green Racing + 40 Laps
32. Sam Hornish Jr Penske Racing + 44 Laps Engine
33. Brian Vickers Joe Gibbs Racing + 45 Laps
34. Ken Butler SR2 Motorsports + 104 Laps Ignition
35. Carl Long Rick Ware Racing + 109 Laps Alternator
36. Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports + 111 Laps Vibration
37. Josh Wise The Motorsports Group + 115 Laps Electrical
38. J.J. Yeley The Motorsports Group + 117 Laps Handling
39. Dexter Stacey KH Motorsports + 119 Laps Accident

Qualifying times

1. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 37.523s (Pole) 191.882mph
2. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 37.762s (+ 0.239s) 190.668mph
3. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 37.831s (+ 0.308s) 190.320mph
4. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 37.833s (+ 0.310s) 190.310mph
5. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 37.849s (+ 0.326s) 190.230mph
6. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 37.972s (+ 0.449s) 189.613mph
7. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 37.977s (+ 0.454s) 189.588mph
8. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 37.997s (+ 0.474s) 189.489mph
9. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 38.058s (+ 0.535s) 189.185mph
10. #22 Joey Logano Ford 38.064s (+ 0.541s) 189.155mph
11. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 38.075s (+ 0.552s) 189.100mph
12. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 38.076s (+ 0.553s) 189.095mph
13. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 38.104s (+ 0.581s) 188.957mph
14. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 38.123s (+ 0.600s) 188.862mph
15. #70 Johanna Long Chevrolet 38.129s (+ 0.606s) 188.833mph
16. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 38.137s (+ 0.614s) 188.793mph
17. #43 Michael Annett Ford 38.138s (+ 0.615s) 188.788mph
18. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 38.166s (+ 0.643s) 188.650mph
19. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 38.184s (+ 0.661s) 188.561mph
20. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38.215s (+ 0.692s) 188.408mph
21. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 38.253s (+ 0.730s) 188.221mph
22. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 38.350s (+ 0.827s) 187.744mph
23. #44 Cole Whitt Toyota 38.522s (+ 0.999s) 186.906mph
24. #40 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 38.576s (+ 1.053s) 186.645mph
25. #24 Blake Koch Toyota 38.676s (+ 1.153s) 186.162mph
26. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 38.732s (+ 1.209s) 185.893mph
27. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 38.740s (+ 1.217s) 185.854mph
28. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 38.794s (+ 1.271s) 185.596mph
29. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 38.980s (+ 1.457s) 184.710mph
30. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 39.040s (+ 1.517s) 184.426mph
31. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 39.170s (+ 1.647s) 183.814mph
32. #46 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 39.279s (+ 1.756s) 183.304mph
33. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 39.319s (+ 1.796s) 183.118mph
34. #23 Scott Riggs Ford 39.386s (+ 1.863s) 182.806mph
35. #00 Ken Butler III Toyota 39.905s (+ 2.382s) 180.429mph
36. #52 Joey Gase Toyota 39.923s (+ 2.400s) 180.347mph
37. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 40.241s (+ 2.718s) 178.922mph
38. #74 Juan Carlos Blum Chevrolet 40.699s (+ 3.176s) 176.909mph
39. #15 Carl Long Ford 40.855s (+ 3.332s) 176.233mph

Practice 1 times

1. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 37.738s (Leader) 190.789mph (38 laps)
2. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 37.758s (-0.020s) 190.688mph (50 laps)
3. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 37.868s (-0.130s) 190.134mph (34 laps)
4. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 37.923s (-0.185s) 189.858mph (42 laps)
5. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 37.931s (-0.193s) 189.818mph (50 laps)
6. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 37.992s (-0.254s) 189.514mph (46 laps)
7. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 38.061s (-0.323s) 189.170mph (56 laps)
8. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 38.095s (-0.357s) 189.001mph (40 laps)
9. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 38.118s (-0.380s) 188.887mph (49 laps)
10. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 38.169s (-0.431s) 188.635mph (52 laps)
11. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38.179s (-0.441s) 188.585mph (42 laps)
12. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 38.197s (-0.459s) 188.496mph (33 laps)
13. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 38.252s (-0.514s) 188.225mph (48 laps)
14. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 38.261s (-0.523s) 188.181mph (44 laps)
15. #43 Michael Annett Ford 38.283s (-0.545s) 188.073mph (38 laps)
16. #70 Johanna Long Chevrolet 38.343s (-0.605s) 187.779mph (41 laps)
17. #22 Joey Logano Ford 38.421s (-0.683s) 187.398mph (37 laps)
18. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 38.429s (-0.691s) 187.359mph (52 laps)
19. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 38.466s (-0.728s) 187.178mph (53 laps)
20. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 38.565s (-0.827s) 186.698mph (52 laps)
21. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 38.627s (-0.889s) 186.398mph (40 laps)
22. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 38.733s (-0.995s) 185.888mph (37 laps)
23. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 38.863s (-1.125s) 185.266mph (32 laps)
24. #44 Cole Whitt Toyota 38.886s (-1.148s) 185.157mph (35 laps)
25. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 38.956s (-1.218s) 184.824mph (14 laps)
26. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 39.061s (-1.323s) 184.327mph (5 laps)
27. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 39.109s (-1.371s) 184.101mph (21 laps)
28. #40 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 39.110s (-1.372s) 184.096mph (34 laps)
29. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 39.133s (-1.395s) 183.988mph (1 laps)
30. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 39.176s (-1.438s) 183.786mph (34 laps)
31. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 39.256s (-1.518s) 183.411mph (35 laps)
32. #46 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 39.381s (-1.643s) 182.829mph (3 laps)
33. #24 Blake Koch Toyota 39.553s (-1.815s) 182.034mph (26 laps)
34. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 39.564s (-1.826s) 181.984mph (32 laps)
35. #23 Scott Riggs Ford 39.756s (-2.018s) 181.105mph (10 laps)
36. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 40.089s (-2.351s) 179.600mph (20 laps)
37. #00 Ken Butler III Toyota 40.530s (-2.792s) 177.646mph (35 laps)
38. #74 Juan Carlos Blum Chevrolet 41.001s (-3.263s) 175.605mph (40 laps)
39. #15 Carl Long Ford 41.170s (-3.432s) 174.885mph (2 laps)

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Regan Smith 495pts (Leader)
2. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 437pts (-58pts)
3. (--) Justin Allgaier 436pts (-59pts)
4. (--) Austin Dillon 428pts (-67pts)
5. (--) Elliott Sadler 424pts (-71pts)
6. (+2) Brian Scott 415pts (-80pts)
7. (+2) Trevor Bayne 407pts (-88pts)
8. (-2) Parker Kligerman 405pts (-90pts)
9. (+1) Kyle Larson # 403pts (-92pts)
10. (-3) Brian Vickers 395pts (-100pts)
11. (--) Alex Bowman # 362pts (-133pts)
12. (--) Mike Bliss 354pts (-141pts)
13. (--) Nelson Piquet Jr. # 336pts (-159pts)
14. (--) Reed Sorenson 304pts (-191pts)
15. (--) Travis Pastrana 293pts (-202pts)
16. (+1) Mike Wallace 250pts (-245pts)
17. (-1) Eric McClure 243pts (-252pts)
18. (+1) Jeremy Clements 228pts (-267pts)
19. (-1) Joe Nemechek 213pts (-282pts)
20. (+2) Blake Koch 195pts (-300pts)
21. (-1) Jeffrey Earnhardt # 192pts (-303pts)
22. (-1) Dexter Stacey # 182pts (-313pts)
23. (+1) Johanna Long 176pts (-319pts)
24. (-1) Hal Martin 163pts (-332pts)
25. (--) Josh Wise 153pts (-342pts)
26. (+5) Chris Buescher 139pts (-356pts)
27. (-1) Jamie Dick 135pts (-360pts)
28. (-1) Kevin Swindell 131pts (-364pts)
29. (-1) Jason White 129pts (-366pts)
30. (--) Juan Carlos Blum # 125pts (-370pts)
31. (+2) Brad Sweet 124pts (-371pts)
32. (-3) Robert Richardson 120pts (-375pts)
33. (-1) Michael Annett 116pts (-379pts)
34. (+1) Joey Gase 87pts (-408pts)
35. (-1) Mike Harmon 86pts (-409pts)
36. (+3) Cole Whitt 85pts (-410pts)
37. (-1) Jeff Green 71pts (-424pts)
38. (+5) Landon Cassill 63pts (-432pts)
39. (-2) Daryl Harr 59pts (-436pts)
40. (-2) Kevin Lepage 58pts (-437pts)
41. (-1) Kenny Wallace 54pts (-441pts)
42. (-1) Danny Efland 54pts (-441pts)
43. (-1) Scott Lagasse Jr. 52pts (-443pts)
44. (--) Harrison Rhodes 39pts (-456pts)
45. (--) Drew Herring 33pts (-462pts)
46. (+5) Carl Long 29pts (-466pts)
47. (-1) Ryan Reed 28pts (-467pts)
48. (-1) Kyle Fowler 28pts (-467pts)
49. (+5) Ken Butler III 28pts (-467pts)
50. (-2) Tony Raines 26pts (-469pts)
51. (-2) Donnie Neuenberger 25pts (-470pts)
52. (-2) Tanner Berryhill 20pts (-475pts)
53. (-1) Chase Miller 20pts (-475pts)
54. (-1) Steve Wallace 19pts (-476pts)
55. (--) Morgan Shepherd 17pts (-478pts)
56. (--) Brad Teague 15pts (-480pts)
57. (--) Tim Andrews 14pts (-481pts)
58. (--) Bobby Gerhart 13pts (-482pts)
59. (--) Max Papis 13pts (-482pts)
60. (+1) Paulie Harraka 9pts (-486pts)

# = Nationwide series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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