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Erik Jones takes over Truck points lead, Crafton second, Reddick slips to third

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Erik Jones not only won Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250, he also took over the points lead in the Camping World Truck Series.

Two-time defending Truck champ Matt Crafton had a strong run, finishing second, and is now just three points behind Jones in the overall Truck standings.

Former points leader Tyler Reddick had a rough day, finishing 19th, and dropped to third place in the standings, 15 points behind Jones.

Here’s how the points look after Sunday’s race in Canada:

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Erik Jones completes weekend sweep, wins Owens Corning AttiCat 300 Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. – Erik Jones passed Ryan Blaney with 10 laps to go and held on to complete a weekend sweep, winning Sunday’s Owens Corning AttiCat 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Jones won from the pole in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway, and then doubled up in Sunday’s race, which had been postponed by rain from its originally scheduled time on Saturday night.

Just like he did at Iowa, Jones dominated once again, leading a race-high 94 laps of the 200-lap event, earning his second Xfinity win of the season.

It was a year ago at Chicagoland that Jones made his Xfinity Series debut, finishing seventh.

Blaney finished second, followed by pole-sitter Austin Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Chris Buescher.

Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR veteran Matt Kenseth, started on the outside pole and finished a very strong sixth, followed by Daniel Suarez, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr.

MORE: Owens Corning AttiCat 300 race results at Chicagoland

MORE: Chris Buescher remains atop Xfinity standings after Chicagoland

How Erik Jones won: It wasn’t like Jones stole the win away from Ryan Blaney. Jones led nearly half the race, a total of 94 of 200 laps. But it was with 10 laps to go that he made his winning move, getting past Blaney and sailing away to victory. In a sense, Jones completed what he started in last year’s race at Chicagoland, finishing seventh in his Xfinity Series debut.

Others who had a good day: Even though he lost the lead with 10 laps to go, Ryan Blaney still had an outstanding run, finishing second. “We were just too tight to run with the 54 (Erik Jones),” Blaney said. “I hurt us real bad by wrecking my primary yesterday.” Still, Blaney was able to mount a strong run with his back-up car, leading 43 laps. … Ross Kenseth had a very successful Xfinity Series debut, starting on the outside pole and finished sixth. “For a one-off deal like this, I was happy,” Kenseth said. “Hopefully, we can do it again.”

Who had a bad day: Having won at Chicagoland last season, Chase Elliott was hoping for a repeat Sunday. As it turned out, he finished 14th, leaving him winless through the first 14 races this season. It was Elliott’s third-worst finish of the season (worst was 37th at Talladega), but he remains third in the Xfinity Series points standings. … Even though NASCAR officials radioed that pit road was open on Lap 152, the indicator light at the entrance to pit road was still red. A total of 22 cars came onto pit road nevertheless and all were penalized for pitting when pit road was closed by being sent to the rear of the lead lap.

Notable: Richard Childress Racing put all four of its drivers in the top 10: Austin Dillon (third), Brendan Gaughan (fourth), Brian Scott (eighth) and Ty Dillon (ninth). … This was the 14th race of the Xfinity Series season. With next weekend off, the series will then begin a stretch of 16 straight weeks of racing at Daytona on July 4. The series has two consecutive weekends off (Oct. 24 and 31) late in the season before finishing with the final three races of 2015. … Daniel Suarez recovered from the car fire he experienced in Saturday’s ARCA race at Chicagoland to finish seventh. It was a big bounce back after finishing 31st, 18th, 6th, 19th and 20th in the previous five races. … 2014 K&N Pro Series East champ Ben Rhodes made his second career Xfinity Series Sunday, finishing 21st.

Quote of the day: “That’s three wins for me this week. That’s pretty awesome.” – Race winner Erik Jones, who won a Late Model race this past Tuesday at Berlin Raceway in his native Michigan, followed by Friday’s Truck Series win at Iowa and Sunday’s win at Chicagoland.

What’s next: The Xfinity Series is off next weekend before starting a string of 16 consecutive races. The next race on the schedule is the Subway Firecracker 250 on July 4 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Erik Jones up to second in Truck standings, just 16 points behind Matt Crafton

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It was a history-making finish, as Kasey Kahne beat Erik Jones to win Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

But even though Jones finished second by inches, he managed to slightly close Matt Crafton’s points lead in the Camping World Truck Series standings.

Crafton now leads Jones, who moved up from third to second in the rankings, by 16 points.

Tyler Reddick dropped one position from second to third and trails Crafton by 18 points. Johnny Sauter remains in fourth, 35 points back, while John Wes Townley climbed into the top five and now sits in fifth place, 57 points behind Crafton.

Here’s the unofficial driver standings after Friday’s race:

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Erik Jones continues fast weekend, takes Truck pole at Kansas

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Erik Jones set a new track record during Camping World Truck Series qualifying to take the pole for Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. Jones’ speed was 179.396 mph, nearly 2 mph faster than second-fastest Matt Crafton (177.509 mph).

“I just wanted to get a lap in and make sure everything was good, so that was a bonus of it,” Jones told Fox Sports 1. “I’m excited for the race tonight and think we have a truck good enough to win.

“It’s nice to start out front and hopefully we can stay up there and control the race.”

Brandon Jones was third fastest (177.142 mph), followed by Ryan Newman (176.748) and Ben Kennedy (176.269).

BK Racing teammates Austin Theriault and Tyler Reddick were involved in a wreck during the second round of qualifying.

MORE: Two of Brad Keselowski’s Truck drivers involved in qualifying wreck

Here’s the qualifying results:

1 Erik Jones … 179.396 mph

2 Matt Crafton … 177.509

3 Brandon Jones … 177.142

4 Ryan Newman … 176.748

5 Ben Kennedy … 176.269

6 Daniel Hemric … 176.188

7 Johnny Sauter … 176.108

8 Cameron Hayley … 175.564

9 Justin Boston … 175.330

10 Daniel Suarez … 174.402

11 Scott Lagasse Jr. … 172.452

12 Timothy Peters … 172.035

13 Mason Mingus … 174.390

14 Spencer Gallagher … 173.952

15 John Wes Townley … 173.773

16 Ray Black Jr. … 173.477

17 Tyler Young … 172.408

18 Matt Tifft … 171.750

19 Korbin Forrister … 169.988

20 BJ McLeod … 168.797

21 Jennifer Jo Cobb … 167.017

22 Tyler Reddick … 0.000

23 Austin Theriault … 0.000

24 Wendell Chavous … 0.000

25 Tyler Tanner … 168.524

26 Ryan Ellis … 167.968

27 Jordan Anderson … 167.968

28 Travis Kvapil … 167.598

29 Justin Jennings … 163.414

30 Michael Affarano … 160.538

31 Norm Benning … 158.302

32 Caleb Roark … 150.686

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Erik Jones, 18, is fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Kansas

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In only the second Sprint Cup practice of the day – and his career – 18-year-old Erik Jones was the fastest in Friday’s final session at Kansas Speedway.

The Michigan native, who is also making his first appearance at the 1.5-mile track, waited until the session was almost over to clock the fastest speed of the 43 drivers that took the track 191.306 mph.

“There’s been a lot of people that have been involved over the past few weeks to get me ready for this,” Jones told Fox Sports 1. “I think a lot of it was preparing mentally, watching videos, watching tape, talking to Kyle (Busch) and my teammates and just trying to get the best information I could out of everybody.

“It’s pretty cool to be fastest in practice. I know it’s only practice, but it’s still pretty cool. … There’s a lot of great race car drivers. It’s just really an honor to be fastest this practice.”

Earlier in the day in the first practice session, Jones gave a preview of what might be to come, recording the ninth-fastest speed. He also had the best 10-lap average in that session.

Four-time Cup champ Jeff Gordon was second-fastest at 191.184 mph, followed by Joey Logano (190.732), Martin Truex Jr. (190.490) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (190.396).

In a strange oddity, Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were 35th and 38th fastest in practice, but were 1st and 5th in the Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average.

Here’s how the final Sprint Cup practice played out:

1 Erik Jones … 191.306 mph … 26 laps

2 Jeff Gordon … 191.184 … 5 laps

3 Joey Logano … 190.732 … 29 laps

4 Martin Truex Jr. … 190.490 … 9 laps

5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 190.396 … 9 laps

6 Jamie McMurray … 190.141 … 18 laps

7 Jamie Johnson … 190.127 … 9 laps

8 Clint Bowyer … 189.900 … 7 laps

9 Brad Keselowski … 189.853 … 25 laps

10 Aric Almirola … 189.853 … 15 laps

11 Greg Biffle … 189.633 … 17 laps

12 Matt Kenseth … 189.633 … 28 laps

13 Kasey Kahne … 189.454 … 27 laps

14 Austin Dillon … 189.374 … 18 laps

15 Ryan Newman … 189.288 … 8 laps

16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 189.255 … 16 laps

17 Kurt Busch … 189.102 … 27 laps

18 Denny Hamlin … 189.009 … 15 laps

19 David Ragan … 188.679 … 12 laps

20 Ty Dillon … 188.679 … 12 laps

21 Kyle Larson … 188.541 … 10 laps

22 AJ Allmendinger … 188.442 … 21 laps

23 Jeb Burton … 188.311 … 7 laps

24 Paul Menard … 188.278 .. 15 laps

25 Casey Mears … 188.147 … 20 laps

26 Carl Edwards … 187.689 … 29 laps

27 Justin Allgaier … 187.630 … 18 laps

28 Sam Hornish Jr. … 187.448 … 18 laps

29 Danica Patrick … 187.298 … 14 laps

30 Michael McDowell … 186.922 … 9 laps

31 Trevor Bayne … 186.761 … 12 laps

32 Josh Wise … 186.393 … 10 laps

33 David Gilliland … 186.188 .. 19 laps

34 Cole Whitt … 185.599 … 13 laps

35 Kevin Harvick … 185.471 … 33 laps

36 Brett Moffitt … 184.679 … 7 laps

37 Alex Bowman … 184.162 … 17 laps

38 Tony Stewart …. 184.137 … 49 laps

40 Joey Gase … 182.735 … 15 laps

41 Brendan Gaughan … 182.642 … 7 laps

42 Matt DiBenedetto … 182.205 … 10 laps

43 Landon Cassill … 180.240 … 26 laps

44 Michael Annett … 0 mph … 0 laps

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average:

1 Kevin Harvick … 185.058

2 Carl Edwards … 184.161

3 Kasey Kahne … 183.488

4 Erik Jones … 183.459

5 Tony Stewart … 182.528

6 Joey Logano … 182.433

7 Kurt Busch … 182.119

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