NHRA: Final finishing order, results, round-by-round and standings after Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals

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Sunday’s NHRA winners at Joliet: Hector Arana, Allen Johnson, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Tony Schumacher. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

JOLIET, Il. – Here’s the final finishing order, final round results, round-by-round results and updated point standings after Sunday’s Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Sunday was the 13th race of the 2015 season, beginning the second half of the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing national event tour.

The series has next weekend off before beginning its annual “Western Swing” in Denver, Sonoma (Calif.) and Seattle.

FINAL FINISHING ORDER:

TOP FUEL: 1.  Tony Schumacher; 2.  Larry Dixon; 3.  Dave Connolly; 4.  Antron Brown; 5.  Steve Torrence; 6. Pat Dakin; 7.  Doug Kalitta; 8.  J.R. Todd; 9.  Richie Crampton; 10.  Spencer Massey; 11.  Shawn Langdon; 12.  Terry McMillen; 13.  Brittany Force; 14.  Leah Pritchett; 15.  T.J. Zizzo; 16.  Luigi Novelli.

FUNNY CAR: 1.  Tommy Johnson Jr.; 2.  Matt Hagan; 3.  Tim Wilkerson; 4.  Cruz Pedregon; 5.  Jack Beckman; 6. John Force; 7.  Tony Pedregon; 8.  Del Worsham; 9.  Robert Hight; 10.  Alexis DeJoria; 11.  Ron Capps; 12.  John Hale; 13.  Courtney Force; 14.  Bob Bode; 15.  Chad Head; 16.  Brian Stewart.

PRO STOCK: 1.  Allen Johnson; 2.  Larry Morgan; 3.  Greg Anderson; 4.  Erica Enders; 5.  Chris McGaha; 6. Vincent Nobile; 7.  Rodger Brogdon; 8.  Drew Skillman; 9.  Shane Gray; 10.  Jason Line; 11. Jonathan Gray; 12.  Bo Butner; 13.  Dave River; 14.  Kevin Lawrence; 15.  Mark Hogan; 16.  V. Gaines.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE: 1.  Hector Arana Jr; 2.  Matt Smith; 3.  Chaz Kennedy; 4.  Chip Ellis; 5.  Jerry Savoie; 6. Angelle Sampey; 7.  Eddie Krawiec; 8.  Andrew Hines; 9.  Hector Arana; 10.  LE Tonglet; 11.  Karen Stoffer; 12.  Jim Underdahl; 13.  Shawn Gann; 14.  Steve Johnson; 15.  Eddie Reed; 16.  Angie Smith.


FINAL ROUND RESULTS:

TOP FUEL: Tony Schumacher, 3.844 seconds, 320.20 mph  def. Larry Dixon, 3.932 seconds, 298.93 mph.

FUNNY CAR: Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 4.259, 245.27  def. Matt Hagan, Charger, 12.646, 73.08.

PRO STOCK: Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.624, 209.88  def. Larry Morgan, Chevy Camaro, 6.667, 210.18.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE: Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.918, 194.66  def. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.957, 190.24.


FINAL ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS:

TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE — J.R. Todd, 3.738, 326.71 def. Leah Pritchett, broke; Doug Kalitta, 3.784, 316.23 def. Spencer Massey, 3.866, 260.66; Pat Dakin, 10.243, 64.69 def. Brittany Force, foul; Tony Schumacher, 3.787, 324.36 def. T.J. Zizzo, broke; Antron Brown, 3.788, 319.98 def. Luigi Novelli, broke; Steve Torrence, 3.844, 321.42 def. Terry McMillen, 4.377, 196.02; Larry Dixon, 3.810, 325.53 def. Shawn Langdon, 4.192, 303.37; Dave Connolly, 3.810, 322.81 def. Richie Crampton, 3.835, 320.58; QUARTERFINALS — Connolly, 3.843, 323.74 def. Dakin, 3.995, 295.66; Dixon, 3.894, 320.43 def. Torrence, 3.902, 278.92; Schumacher, 5.375, 271.08 def. Todd, 9.982, 76.79; Brown, 3.817, 319.29 def. Kalitta, 4.000, 297.09; SEMIFINALS — Schumacher, 3.846, 320.89 def. Connolly, 3.831, 323.12; Dixon, 3.880, 322.34 def. Brown, 4.121, 226.43; FINAL — Schumacher, 3.844, 320.20 def. Dixon, 3.932, 298.93.

FUNNY CAR: ROUND ONE — Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.421, 241.71 def. Bob Bode, Toyota Camry, 9.222, 53.15; Tony Pedregon, Camry, 4.173, 271.52 def. Chad Head, Camry, 11.352, 63.19; Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 4.102, 308.21 def. Brian Stewart, Mustang, DQ; Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.090, 303.03 def. John Hale, Charger, 5.451, 133.29; Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.056, 302.82 def. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 5.716, 127.88; Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.044, 314.17 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.941, 164.17; Del Worsham, Camry, 4.091, 311.99 def. Robert Hight, Chevrolet Camaro, 4.070, 316.45; John Force, Camaro, 4.107, 316.08 def. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.087, 312.06; QUARTERFINALS — Wilkerson, 4.032, 315.34 def. Worsham, 5.912, 163.43; C. Pedregon, 4.077, 316.30 def. J. Force, 4.142, 310.98; Johnson Jr., 4.068, 305.22 def. Beckman, 4.108, 308.99; Hagan, 4.104, 311.27 def. T. Pedregon, 4.774, 159.70; SEMIFINALS — Johnson Jr., 4.101, 305.08 def. C. Pedregon, 4.116, 299.53; Hagan, 4.127, 281.13 def. Wilkerson, 4.098, 312.57; FINAL — Johnson Jr., 4.259, 245.27 def. Hagan, 12.646, 73.08.

PRO STOCK: ROUND ONE — Larry Morgan, Chevy Camaro, 6.599, 210.28 def. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.610, 210.41; Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.602, 209.82 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.634, 209.56; Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.607, 209.04 def. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 6.624, 209.07; Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.608, 209.65 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.612, 209.17; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.593, 210.01 def. V. Gaines, Dart, 18.683, 40.35; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.575, 210.34 def. Dave River, Chevy Cobalt, 6.707, 205.76; Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.626, 209.14 def. Mark Hogan, Pontiac GXP, 6.813, 203.25; Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.589, 210.31 def. Kevin Lawrence, Cobalt, 6.712, 205.88; QUARTERFINALS — Morgan, 6.608, 209.75 def. Skillman, 6.701, 208.39; Enders, 6.608, 209.82 def. Brogdon, 6.624, 209.52; Johnson, 6.606, 209.62 def. McGaha, 6.596, 210.28; Anderson, 6.604, 209.98 def. Nobile, 6.621, 209.46; SEMIFINALS — Morgan, 6.630, 209.88 def. Enders, 6.625, 209.36; Johnson, 6.605, 209.88 def. Anderson, 6.588, 210.08; FINAL — Johnson, 6.624, 209.88 def. Morgan, 6.667, 210.18.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE: ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.921, 194.07 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.095, 189.66; Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.984, 192.71 def. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.990, 188.33; Chaz Kennedy, Buell, 7.016, 189.50 def. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.973, 191.73; Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.895, 195.82 def. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.984, 191.02; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.925, 190.97 def. Shawn Gann, Buell, 7.040, 190.73; Matt Smith, 7.008, 187.94 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.985, 191.16; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.961, 190.16 def. Eddie Reed, Suzuki, 7.096, 185.36; Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.909, 193.65 def. Angie Smith, 7.165, 186.82; QUARTERFINALS — Kennedy, 6.996, 190.62 def. Hines, 7.052, 190.16; M. Smith, 6.989, 189.36 def. Krawiec, 7.016, 192.14; Ellis, 6.917, 190.57 def. Sampey, 6.966, 191.81; Arana Jr, 6.910, 195.62 def. Savoie, 6.896, 194.46; SEMIFINALS — M. Smith, 6.977, 188.28 def. Ellis, broke; Arana Jr, 6.932, 195.39 def. Kennedy, foul; FINAL — Arana Jr, 6.918, 194.66 def. M. Smith, 6.957, 190.24.


UPDATED POINT STANDINGS:

Top Fuel: 1.  Tony Schumacher, 1,028; 2.  Antron Brown, 1,008; 3.  Larry Dixon, 848; 4.  Doug Kalitta, 844; 5.  Richie Crampton, 796; 6.  Spencer Massey, 752; 7.  Shawn Langdon, 696; 8.  Brittany Force, 681; 9.  J.R. Todd, 651; 10.  Steve Torrence, 609.

Funny Car: 1.  Matt Hagan, 1,024; 2.  Ron Capps, 846; 3.  (tie) Jack Beckman, 835; Del Worsham, 835; 5.  John Force, 801; 6.  Tommy Johnson Jr., 798; 7.  Cruz Pedregon, 728; 8.  Tim Wilkerson, 722; 9.  Robert Hight, 667; 10.  Alexis DeJoria, 658.

Pro Stock: 1.  Greg Anderson, 1,148; 2.  Erica Enders, 1,082; 3.  Jason Line, 934; 4.  Chris McGaha, 891; 5. Allen Johnson, 736; 6.  Drew Skillman, 727; 7.  Larry Morgan, 723; 8.  Vincent Nobile, 649; 9. Shane Gray, 648; 10.  Rodger Brogdon, 632.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1.  Eddie Krawiec, 452; 2.  Hector Arana Jr, 436; 3.  Andrew Hines, 404; 4.  Karen Stoffer, 382; 5. Angelle Sampey, 336; 6.  Hector Arana, 324; 7.  Jim Underdahl, 311; 8.  Matt Smith, 305; 9.  LE Tonglet, 302; 10.  Jerry Savoie, 295.

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Will Power shows Flavor Flav what time it is in IndyCar: ‘This is the highlight of the weekend’

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DETROIT – When Flavor Flav unexpectedly showed up in Team Penske’s pits for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix weekend, Will Power knew what time it was.

So the defending NTT IndyCar Series champion dropped it on the man who made oversized clocks as fashion accessories famous.

And he used the kind of wordplay that was the pride of Public Enemy (the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rap group led by Chuck D with Flavor Flav as loyal sidekick).

“I said to Flavor Flav, ‘You know, people today are going to have to ‘Fight the Power,’ ” Power said with a broad smirk, referencing one of Public Enemy’s most memorable and strident anthems. “And it was true! They had to ‘Fight the Power.’ ”

With a second place in Detroit, the No. 12 Dallara-Chevy driver earned his best finish since last September and impressed a musical hero who apparently attended his first IndyCar race this weekend and promptly fell in love with the sport.

After being interviewed by NBC Sports’ Kevin Lee during the Peacock qualifying broadcast Saturday, Flavor Flav made the rounds. He met with Roger Penske in Team Penske’s at-track headquarters and also ran into Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (who was at the track Saturday).

“I have a great picture of Roger Penske, the governor and Flavor Flav,” Detroit Grand Prix chairman Bud Denker said. “It’s a great one. I’ll cherish that one for a long time. It’s pretty precious.”

With the Detroit GP holding nightly free concerts in Hart Plaza inside the race course, Flav made an impromptu appearance to freestyle at Big Boi’s show Friday before also showing up during Steve Aoki’s Saturday night set.

He then rode with Power and his wife, Liz, in a pickup truck around the 1.645-mile street course during driver introductions Sunday morning.

Flav was wearing a red No. 12 Will Power shirt that the defending series champion believes was purchased at a track merchandise trailer.

“That is the highlight of the weekend,” he said. “Flavor Flav was wearing my shirt, man.”

It was a dream come true for the two-time IndyCar champion and 2018 Indy 500 winner. Power, 42, grew up listening to Public Enemy with his buddies in Toowoomba, Australia, and they went nuts when he posted photos with Flavor Flav to his personal Facebook page.

“My friends are like, ‘Dude, you should just quit racing now. You have made it to the top,’ ” Power said. “We all listened to Public Enemy, and they would never believe that I actually would be hanging out with Flavor Flav. That is nuts. I’ll have to go Vegas to hang out with him. Maybe we’ll do a rap together.”

“Yeeaaah, boy!” third-place finisher Felix Rosenqvist, who apparently gave “It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back” a few spins while growing up in Sweden, chimed in during the postrace news conference.

The only disappointment for Power was coming up 1.1843 seconds short of beating Alex Palou.

Flav had promised to celebrate on the podium if Power had won the race.

“He is the most positive dude you will ever meet,” Power said. “Pretty cool experience. Pretty cool to put it on your personal Facebook.

“All your friends that you went to school with, they’re like, ‘Man this dude is big-time, he’s hanging out with Flavor Flav. ‘I sat next to Ice-T at dinner. I have also had dinner with Slash from Guns N’ Roses. I wish I got videos of those ones as well so I could put it on the personal Facebook

“No one cares about race cars or that I won the Indy 500. It’s like, ‘You had dinner with Slash? You know Flavor Flav?’ Yeah!”

Power already has in mind some future musical guests he’d like to meet, starting with another of Detroit’s own.

“I’m more of a ’90s rap guy, but if I met Eminem, that would also be epic,” Power said. “Ice Cube’s the one, man. If I could meet Ice Cube or Snoop Dogg in Long Beach. Why doesn’t someone bring them to Long Beach? Maybe they should have an Ice Cube day. That would be dope.”