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Davenport On Hot Streak, NASCAR Playoffs To Start; Motorsports News And Notes

Davenport Takes World 100 At Eldora

Jonathan Davenport would have probably rolled his eyes had you told him earlier in the summer that he would capture the 47th Annual World 100. After struggles through the first half of 2017 Davenport has captured two huge wins over the last week. The Georgia native won the Hillbilly 100 on September 4th and then led all 100-laps Saturday winning the World 100 for the second time in three years. Saturday’s win buttoned up a great weekend for Davenport at the Rossburg, Ohio dirt oval. Davenport was the weekends overall fast qualifier and finished second in Thursday’s Twin 25 feature.

NASCAR Playoffs Set

As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way to Chicago Sunday, the 16-driver playoff field is set. Martin Truex Jr, wrapped up the regular season sitting atop the point standings thanks to 4 wins. Truex Jr. also has 18 stage wins and heads into Chicago 20 points ahead of Kyle Larson. Like Truex Jr., Larson also has 4 wins after visiting victory lane Saturday night at Richmond. Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray got in without a win.

Seeding and points entering Chicago:

1. Martin Truex Jr.: 2,053 points
2. Kyle Larson: 2,033 points
3. Kyle Busch: 2,029 points
4. Brad Keselowski: 2,019 points
5. Jimmie Johnson: 2,017 points
6. Kevin Harvick: 2,015 points
7. Denny Hamlin: 2,013 points
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2,010 points
9. Ryan Blaney: 2,008 points
10. Chase Elliott: 2,006 points
11. Ryan Newman: 2,005 points
12. Kurt Busch: 2,005 points
13. Kasey Kahne: 2,005 points
14. Austin Dillon: 2,005 points
15. Matt Kenseth: 2,005 points
16. Jamie McMurray: 2,003 points

Big Shows Remain

As the racing season winds down some tracks still have some big shows planned. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be back in Ohio on the following dates:
September 23: Eldora Speedway
October 7: Wayne County Speedway
October 13: Mansfield Motor Speedway
October 14: Eldora Speedway
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Portsmouth Raceway Park on October 20th and 21st for the 37th Annual Dirt Track World Championship.
A number of local tracks will also be concluding their respective seasons with their annual Cavalcade events over the next few weeks. Get out and support your local short track!
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