Dodge Weekend Racing Wrap
September 26th, 2010
September 26th, 2010
LINK: Dodge Weekend Racing Wrap at Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep NewsMatt Hagan drove the DieHard Dodge Charger into second place in the Funny Car Countdown to the Championship standings by shutting down points leader John Force and the Castrol High Mileage Ford Mustang at today’s NHRA O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. Hagen’s final-round run of 4.155 seconds at 294.63 mph brought him within 25 points of Force who ran 4.491 seconds at 203.74 mph.
Allen Johnson and his Mopar Avenger were eliminated in the second round of the Pro Stock competition after setting a track record in the first round. Johnson, who has dropped from second to fourth in the points standings, is digging his way back from an alcohol-related disqualification last weekend.
In NASCAR competition, Justin Allgaier was the top Dodge finisher at Saturday’s Nationwide Series Dover 200: his No. 12 Verizon Wireless Charger was ninth across the line. Nationwide points leader Brad Keselowski in the No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge was 17th but, with just seven races remaining, it’s looking like his 300-plus-point lead will see him through to the end of the season. Allgaier is fourth in the points race. The No. 81 MacDonald Motorsports Dodge driven by Michael McDowell was 28th and the last Dodge to cross the finish line. Derrick Cope in the No. 73 RagingBid.com Dodge had completed just 108 laps when he was forced out by an accident. Both K-Automotive Motorsports Dodges, Brian Keselowski’s No. 26 and Dennis Setzer’s No. 92, had to drop out early with mechanical problems.
In the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kurt Busch and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge overcame a penalty for speeding on pit row to finish fourth in today’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Busch moved up to fourth in the standings, just 49 points behind leader Denny Hamlin. Brad Keselowski’s No. 12 Penske Racing Charger came in 22nd. None of the other Dodges qualifying for the racing were running at the end. Electrical problems forced the No. 77 Mobil 1 car driven by Sam Hornish Jr. off the track after 349 laps. Both Whitney Motorsports Dodges DNF’d: Michael McDowell’s No. 46 dropped out with brake problems after 71 laps and J.J. Yeley’s No. 81 car developed transmission problems and called it a day after 43 laps.
Jason White, driver of the No. 23 GunBroker.com/Mule Deer Foundation Dodge and currently tenth in the Camping World Truck Series standings, finished 14th in the Smith’s Food & Drug Stores 350 in Las Vegas. The only other Dodge in the event, Clay Greenfield’s No. 46 Team Gill Racing truck, crossed the finish line in 23rd place.