2014 Aaron's 499

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2014 Aaron's 499
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 10 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway
Date May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)
Location Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 188 laps, 500.08 mi (804.8 km)
Weather Clear blue skies 81 °F (27 °C); wind out of the WSW at 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
Average speed 152.103 mph (244.786 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing
Time 48.293
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 58
Winner
No. 11
Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox & MRN
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds (Television)
Joe Moore and Barney Hall (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Jeff Striegle (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 4.4/9 (Final)
4.0/8 (Overnight)
6.9 Million viewers[10]

The 2014 Aaron's 499 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race run on May 4, 2014, at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 188 laps on the 2.66 mi (4.28 km) tri-oval, it was the tenth race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin won the race, his first points paying win at a restrictor plate track, and joined a list of drivers to win in their 300th start, while Greg Biffle finished second and Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers, and A. J. Allmendinger rounded out the top five.[11] The top rookies of the race were Kyle Larson (9th), Austin Dillon (15th), and Michael Annett (16th). This Was The Last Race For The Sponsor Aaron's

Previous week's race[edit]

Joey Logano came from fourth on the final restart to win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Logano triumphed in a furious battle over the last five laps with Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski to score his fifth career win.[12]

Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose were both fined and placed on probation following their post-race altercation in the garage area in which Ambrose appeared to punch Mears in the face. NASCAR reviewed the fight and found that no punch was actually landed, so no penalty was issued for that part of the incident.[13]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Talladega Superspeedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Talladega Superspeedway, is a four turn tri-oval track that is 2.66 miles (4.28 km) long.[14] The track's turns are banked at 33 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is 18 degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, is at only two degrees.[14] The racetrack has a seating capacity for 80,000 spectators.[15] David Ragan was the defending race winner after winning the event in 2013.

Entry list[edit]

The entry list for the Aaron's 499 was released on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:11 p.m. Eastern time. Forty-seven drivers were entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Trevor Bayne (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Terry Labonte (PC7) Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Brian Scott (i) Circle Sport Chevrolet
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
35 Eric McClure (i) Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Circle Sport Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 J. J. Yeley (i) Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
66 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
77 Dave Blaney Randy Humphrey Racing Ford
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota
87 Joe Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet
99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Martin Truex, Jr. was the fastest in first practice with a time of 47.708 and a speed of 200.721 mph (323.029 km/h). Marcos Ambrose had to go to a backup car after an unusual incident.[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 47.708 200.721
2 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 47.721 200.666
3 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.737 200.599
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Trevor Bayne was the fastest in final practice with a time of 48.117 and a speed of 199.015 mph (320.284 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 48.117 199.015
2 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.129 198.965
3 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.142 198.912
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Three rounds of Knockout Qualifying took place, the first instance that the new qualifying format was used in the Sprint Cup Series on a super speedway. Brian Scott captured his first career pole with a time of 48.293 and a speed of 198.290 mph (319.117 km/h).[17] Paul Menard, A. J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five. The drivers had a wide range of opinions on the new format. "I don't know if anybody can really quite capture how intense that is. I'm telling you, it's just nerve-racking. You're trying to make all the right decisions as well as not wreck. It wasn't too crazy, but it was crazy enough to be fun," said Jeff Gordon.[17] "It's hard because everybody wants to lag and nobody wants to go because the speed is at the back and not the front," said Brad Keselowski.[17] Dale Earnhardt, Jr. did not like the new format at Talladega. "It just wasn't much fun. I'd like to do some heat races or something maybe. That would be a little funner than this."[17] Kasey Kahne and Truex, Jr. started at the rear of the field after failing post-qualifying inspection. Kahne's car was too light and Truex's car failed to meet height requirements. "Basically we had a malfunction with a ballast container," Kahne's crew chief Kenny Francis said in a manufacturer release. "The cap that holds the ballast in came out. It could be mechanical or human error we are not really sure what happened. At the end of the day 25 pounds of ballast came out and we were 25 pounds light at the scales. The time was disallowed and we will have to start at the back."[18] Dave Blaney, Eric McClure, Joe Nemechek and J. J. Yeley failed to qualify for the race.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 33 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.318 48.631 48.293
2 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.297 48.834 48.391
3 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 48.335 48.670 48.436
4 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 48.323 48.695 48.518
5 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.341 48.714 48.520
6 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.360 48.729 48.536
7 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.106 48.856 49.109
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.038 48.771 49.261
9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.136 48.855 49.458
10 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.372 48.688 49.459
11 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.161 48.775 49.492
12 14 Tony Stewart[N 1] Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.048 48.763 50.678
13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 47.936 49.117
14 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 47.925 49.118
15 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 48.298 49.130
16 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 47.839 49.138
17 5 Kasey Kahne[N 2] Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
18 7 Michael Annett (R)[N 1] Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 48.368 49.336
19 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 48.353 49.352
20 18 Kyle Busch[N 3] Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.743 49.478
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 47.901 49.494
22 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.966 49.499
23 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 48.383 50.165
24 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 48.286 50.248
25 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 48.385
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.386
27 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Childress Racing Ford 48.404
28 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 48.411
29 66 Michael Waltrip[N 1] Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 48.411
30 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.420
31 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.421
32 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 48.432
33 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.500
34 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 48.510
35 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.516
36 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.549
37 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 48.602
38 78 Martin Truex, Jr.[N 4] Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 0.000
39 32 Terry Labonte Go FAS Racing Ford 48.672
40 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 48.800
41 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 48.924
42 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 49.138
43 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 49.262
Failed to qualify
44 77 Dave Blaney Randy Humphrey Racing Ford 48.967
45 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 49.221
46 35 Eric McClure Front Row Motorsports Ford 49.268
47 44 J. J. Yeley Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet 49.835
Official qualifying results

Race[edit]

Brian Scott led the field to the green flag at 1:20 p.m. Eastern time. He wouldn't lead a lap at all as his teammate Paul Menard took the lead with the stronger push coming from the inside line.

Leading the bottom line, Danica Patrick took the lead from Menard on lap seven.

Jeff Gordon, who was pushing Patrick on the bottom, jumped to the middle line and assumed the lead on lap nine.

Danica took back the lead on lap ten.

Paul Menard found his way back to the front on lap 13.

Brad Keselowski jumped up to the middle in front of Gordon to take the lead on lap 15, but as he tried to clear Danica, he got turned down into the paved runoff area going into turn 1. He saved it, but the car turned back up onto the track in turn 1 where he was about rammed in the rear by Trevor Bayne and Terry Labonte and cut down his right-front tire driving it through the grass. This would bring out the first caution of the race.[19] “I’m not really sure what happened,’’ Keselowski said. “I made an aggressive move to take the lead and next thing I know I was spinning. Obviously, there was some kind of contact but I don’t know what happened.’’[19] “Danica made a mistake early,’’ Gordon said. “I don’t think that was an aggressive move. I think it was just a mistake that got (Keselowski) turned. She just misjudged him.’’[19] Landon Cassill stayed out to lead a lap before giving it back to Paul Menard.

The race restarted on lap 18.

Matt Kenseth took the lead on lap 21 riding the push from the high line.

Joey Logano used the inside line to take the lead on lap 22.

Denny Hamlin in the middle line took the lead on lap 33.

Carl Edwards used a push from the inside line to take the lead on lap 36.

Joey Logano, riding the bottom, took back the lead on lap 39.

Jimmie Johnson got a push from the middle line to take the lead on lap 42.

Logano took back the lead on lap 43.

Debris in turn 1 brought out the second caution of the race on lap 50. David Gilliland opted to stay out to lead a lap before handing over to Kyle Busch.

The race restarted on lap 55. Joey Logano jumped to the bottom line in front of Kyle to take back the lead.

Greg Biffle rode the bottom to take the lead on lap 56.

Jimmie Johnson used the middle line to retake the lead on lap 60.

Biffle was pushed back to the lead on lap 61.

Greg hit pit road on lap 95 to make his scheduled stop and handed the lead to teammate Carl Edwards.

Edwards made his stop on lap 96. Michael McDowell took the lead exiting pit road. He was not up to speed when Greg Biffle zipped right by him on the backstretch to take back the lead on lap 97.

The third caution flew on lap 106 after the cover to one of the backstretch caution lights was blown off. David Ragan stayed out to lead a lap before handing the lead to both Casey Mears and Dale Earnhardt, Jr..

The race restarted on lap 111.

Trevor Bayne used a push from the top line to pull alongside Earnhardt, Jr. before taking the lead on lap 114.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. eventually moved back to the head of the field on lap 120.

Despite being six laps down, Brad Keselowski pulled the middle line up to the front to help another driver challenge Dale for the lead. Unfortunately, coming through turn 4, Keselowski got loose and spun out in front of the field and collected eleven other cars, including points leader Jeff Gordon, defending race winner David Ragan and pole sitter Brian Scott, in the Big One on lap 137.[19] “I was trying to get to the front and trying to stay up there and trying ot get my lap back,’’ Keselowski said. “For some reason, the car took off on me and spun out. I feel bad that we tore up a bunch of cars. Certainly I wanted to get my laps back and have a shot to win at the end. The only way I was going to do that was by being really aggressive at the front of the field.’’[19] “He was driving really, really, really aggressively to get back up there,’’ Kenseth said of Keselowski. “I didn’t realize he was that many laps down. I don’t know what his strategy was but just lost control of his car in front of the field and when that happens it always collects a bunch of them."[19] Asked if he was bitter with the way Keselowski was racing, Kenseth said, “If it was the other way around and it was anybody else except for him, we’d all be getting lectured.’’[19] “I don’t know what he was doing,’’ Gordon said. “Obviously thinking that was going to be the way to get his lap back. All that it did was get a bunch of other cars wrecked.’’[19] Marcos Ambrose took over the lead by beating Dale off pit road.

The race restarted with 45 laps to go. Greg Biffle got a good push on the outside line and dropped down in front of Ambrose to take back the lead.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dropped to the bottom line to take back the lead with 42 laps to go.

The fifth caution of the race flew with 38 laps to go after David Gilliland's engine blew up going down the backstretch (recently named Alabama Gang Superstretch). Greg Biffle opted not to pit to assume the lead.

The race restarted with 32 laps to go.

Brian Vickers jumped from the middle to the inside line to take the lead with 28 laps to go.

Denny Hamlin, leading the middle line, took the lead with 24 laps to go.

Vickers and Hamlin swapped the lead back and forth for five laps until Kevin Harvick jumped to the head of the table with 20 laps to go.

Jimmie Johnson got loose in turn 3, overcorrected, hit Joey Logano and started an eight car crash. David Ragan, who made it through the first big wreck with no damage, was boxed in by Logano and Kurt Busch. This brought out the sixth caution of the race.

The race restarted with eight laps to go.

Denny Hamlin took back the lead with six laps to go and the seventh caution of the race flew that same lap. Carl Edwards was riding the third line from the bottom when he got loose and spun in turn 1. He was signaling the drivers behind him he might have had a left-rear tire going flat. He was hit driver side by Ryan Newman who, despite hitting him at high speed, suffered virtually no damage from the collision.

The race restarted with two laps to go.

As the field was coming to the white flag, Alex Bowman got hit from behind by Ryan Newman and turned down into Jimmie Johnson. He then turned head on into the wall just in front of the start/finish line.[20] Also, Justin Allgaier got turned by Cole Whitt and slid through a small section of the infield grass that destroyed the nose of his car.[20] A big piece of it detached from the car and landed in the middle of the track just a few feet from the start/finish line.[20] With the field halfway down the backstretch, the caution was thrown and Denny Hamlin scored the victory.[20] “We really just want to win races regardless of the implications this means for the Chase,” Hamlin said. “It feels food to be back in Victory Lane. I’m just proud of our day today. We’ve come a long way. We couldn’t finish 22nd at the superspeedway races for a long time. It feels good to come to this type of racetrack and know you can win.”[20] "It's frustrating because the simple fact is that we both felt we had the opportunity to pounce," Clint Bowyer said of the finish he’d hoped for teaming up with Biffle to catch the leader. "But NASCAR did the right thing. You can't put people in danger."[20]

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 34 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 47
2 35 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 44
3 27 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 188 41
4 18 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 188 41
5 3 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 188 39
6 2 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 39
7 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 188 38
8 42 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 36
9 29 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 188 35
10 25 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 34
11 41 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 188 0
12 19 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 33
13 15 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 188 31
14 4 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 188 31
15 5 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 29
16 17 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 188 28
17 43 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 188 27
18 6 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 27
19 26 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 188 26
20 36 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 188 24
21 31 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 188 23
22 7 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 188 23
23 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 22
24 37 32 Terry Labonte Go FAS Racing Ford 188 20
25 28 66 Michael Waltrip Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 188 19
26 30 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 19
27 38 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 188 17
28 33 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 187 16
29 32 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 187 15
30 10 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 182 15
31 24 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 182 13
32 16 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 174 13
33 9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 174 11
34 22 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 174 11
35 39 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 174 10
36 14 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 174 9
37 21 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 171 8
38 13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 160 7
39 11 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 156 6
40 40 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 150 5
41 23 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 136 0
42 1 33 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 136 0
43 12 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 136 1

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Larry McReynolds
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Matt Yocum
Steve Byrnes
Krista Voda
Jeff Hammond

Radio[edit]

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Barney Hall
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Backstretch: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Jeff Striegle
Winston Kelly
Steve Post
Alex Hayden
Woody Cain

Standings after the race[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Driver started at the rear of the field, after making unapproved adjustments.
  2. ^ Kasey Kahne started at the rear of the field, after his car was found to be underweight in post-qualifying inspection.
  3. ^ Kyle Busch started at the rear of the field, after an engine change post-qualifying.
  4. ^ Martin Truex, Jr. started at the rear of the field, after his car did not meet height requirements.

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Pistone, Pete (April 26, 2014). "Logano Wins Richmond Battle". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Long, Dustin (April 29, 2014). "NASCAR Penalizes Ambrose, Mears". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
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  15. ^ Utter, Jim (November 27, 2013). "Talladega Superspeedway to reduce seating to 80,000". ThatsRacin.com. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ambrose to backup car after unusual incident". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d Long, Dustin (May 3, 2014). "First Pole for Scott". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
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