This past weekend was full of excitement with the top four NASCAR series’ all taking to the track. From Knoxville to Atlanta to Elko there was plenty to see. Here are my Nascar Notable Notes:
Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series had their debut race at Knoxville and what a night it was! Notably, there were also six drivers who made their Truck debut: Jessica Friesen, Parker Price-Miller, Donny Schatz, Brian Brown, Devon Rouse, and Morgan Alexander. Unfortunately for Schatz and Alexander, they scored DNFs, but Friesen and Price-Miller, even after having problems, finished in the top 30. Rouse managed to finish in the top 20 and Brown scored a top 10, finishing 8th. Also notably, Chris Windom, who filled in for Michael Annett with practically no notice, finished 15th .
Saturday afternoon, the Xfinity Series took to the track at Atlanta, and Kyle Busch was dominant. Notably, Busch swept the stages and captured his 102nd win in the Xfinity Series. But Busch was not the only driver to take notice of. Austin Dillon filled in for Michael Annett with 20 minutes notice. Dillon had never been in the car and didn’t even know who was spotting for him or who the crew chief was. Notably, in these circumstances, Dillon finished 11th. Also notably, Sam Mayer captured his first top ten of the year coming in 9th and Ryan Vargas had a great run, finishing 14th.
But Kyle Busch was not the only person sweeping over the weekend. Saturday night the ARCA Menard Series raced in Elko, and Venturini Motorsports was the winner. Notably, they swept the top three spots with Corey Heim coming in 1st, Jesse Love coming in 2nd, and Gracie Trotter coming in 3rd.
Sunday afternoon there was racing again at Atlanta as the Cup Series took to the track. It was the battle of the Busch’s. Kyle won Stage 1 and Kurt won Stage 2. These brothers fought tooth and nail in the final stage, with big brother Kurt taking the checkered flag. Notably, Kurt did have some help from teammate Ross Chastain who gave the bottom lane to Kurt, causing Kyle to be in dirty air, which was just enough to give Kurt the edge. Shake and Bake!