The 40 Week Monster Cup Series Teenage Mutant Turtles at Chicagoland Speedway started with Joel Kilburn #40 Coors Light Chevy capturing the Marc Cohn Pole Award and Kevin Rupert recording the fastest lap of the race. Bobby McCormick #31 gained 11 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Joel Kilburn led the most laps with 114, going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 4 cautions with 7 lead changes and there were 3 disqualifications with 3 disconnects in a 19 car field ending with Joel Kilburn capturing his 2nd win of the season with Kevin Rupert finishing 2nd, Gary Griffith 3rd and Dwayne McArthur capturing 4th.
This week the Monster Cup Series moves to the Coke Zero 400 night race at Daytona Int’l Speedway with the current points leader Mike Schrader 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, Joel Kilburn in 2nd, Kenny Kulikowski 3rd and Mike Franklin 4th and Brian Glass 5th place.
The Daytona race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.
July 2, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader