The 40 Week Monster Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway started with Gary Griffith capturing the pole and Mike Schrader recording the fastest lap of the race. Sean Beyer gained 5 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Mike Schrader led the most laps with 123, going on to take the win and getting kicked in the Jewels. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 2 cautions with 10 lead changes and there was 1 disqualification with 4 disconnects in a 15 car field ending with Mike Schrader capturing his 2nd win of the season with Kevin Rupert finishing 2nd, Dwayne McArthur 3rd and Brian Glass capturing 4th.
This week the Monster Cup Series is at the Crown Royal 400 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the current points leader Mike Franklin looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?
We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.
In the Cup Series point championship, Mike Schrader in 2nd, Joel Kilburn 3rd and Brian Glass 4th and Kenny Kulikowski 5th place.
The Indy race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.
September 3, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader