Nazareth: Post-race notes

Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. scored his third career USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series victory in Sunday's "Nazareth 100" at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, leading the final 42 miles of the 100-mile race in his Team ASE/CarQuest ...

Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. scored his third career USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series victory in Sunday's "Nazareth 100" at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, leading the final 42 miles of the 100-mile race in his Team ASE/CarQuest Beast/Wesmar.

Kahne, a NASCAR Busch Series regular, averaged 95.074 mph and earned $17,100 from the total purse of $90,810.

The Weld Racing Series travels to southern Illinois this weekend for Sunday afternoon's "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Practice starts at 9 am and qualifying begins at 10:30. A 15-mile "qualifying race" starts at noon and the 100-mile feature gets the green flag at 1:30. J.J. Yeley, the Weld Racing Silver Crown point leader, is the defending race winner.

"I only got in about 10 laps before this race," admitted Kahne in victory lane. "My crew did an awesome job to get this car ready. It's definitely an adjustment to come back to these cars (from stock cars) but it's a lot of fun. I got three cars on the start and lapped traffic opened up some holes for me, which let me move to the front."

Series point leader J.J. Yeley finished second after winning the pole position Saturday at a speed of 134.103 mph. Yeley led seven laps of Sunday's race but finished nearly a second behind at the checkered flag.

Rounding out the "top-10" were Tracy Hines, Dave Steele, Aaron Fike, Brian Tyler, Dane Carter, Tyler Walker, Dave Darland and Eric Gordon. Ed Carpenter won Saturday's 10-mile "qualifying race."

Yeley emerged from the race with a 19-point lead over Steele in the new Weld Racing standings going into the August 31 "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.

Teddy Beach brought out the race's final caution flag when he hit the wall in the tunnel turn. He was treated for a bruised knee and released from the track medical facility.

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1. J.J. Yeley 443
2. Dave Steele 424
3. Dave Darland 410
4. Tracy Hines 384
5. Jay Drake 307
6. Brian Tyler 270
7. Paul White 269
8. Tyler Walker 266
9. Jason McCord 210
10. Dane Carter 205

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , Teddy Beach , Dane Carter , Eric Gordon , Paul White , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Ed Carpenter