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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Twelve drivers entered Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas still in the running for the championship, but by the time the checkered flag flew, four of them were on the outside looking in as their hopes for a title were erased. Starting the day, Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, William Byron, and Clint Bowyer were the four drivers in the danger zone, sitting 18 points or more below the cut-off line, with all of them in a virtual must-win situation. Among the four, only Elliott wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A Kansas City Miracle bestowed Chase Elliott in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway as a runner-up effort and massive circumstances advanced him into the Round of 8 by just three points. For much of the afternoon, crew chief Alan Gustafson urged the popular racer to win after two gut wrenching Round of 12 races at Dover and Talladega end his races. Elliott said he was trying his best to score his fourth win of the season but it didn’t worked out but understood thatRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As Denny Hamlin was finishing off a dominating day in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Chase Elliott stole perhaps an even bigger prize—a spot in the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Hamlin, who led 153 of 277 laps, crossed the finish line .128 seconds ahead of Elliott in a second overtime to secure his fifth victory of the season, his second at Kansas Speedway and the 36th of his career. But theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Late-race strategy for Michael Annett and crew chief Travis Mack almost earned the JR Motorsports duo another NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. When the caution waved on lap 163 at Kansas Speedway, Mack opted to pit Annett’s No. 1 All State Parts & Service Group Chevrolet Camaro SS for fuel only. While the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Grid driver slipped backward, the strategy worked. A caution 16 laps later put Annett on fresh tires. On the ensuing restart, Annett got caught in the middle with JustinRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service After Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 took a sharp turn with 16 laps left, Brandon Jones sped away on two straight restarts to collect his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a race that ended with Playoff drivers Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick brawling on pit road. Jones stretched his advantage after a restart on Lap 196 of 200, with first Chase Briscoe and then Reddick giving chase. Jones held off both pursuers and crossed the finish line .272 seconds ahead of Reddick, with BriscoeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A “Rumble in the Sunflower State” went down in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway as second-place finisher Tyler Reddick was confronted by a heated Cole Custer. Custer, who finished 11th, said to Reddick that “he can be a dumb fuck” and laid his right hand on Reddick’s left shoulder, the latter didn’t appreciate the action resulting in a throw down between them. Take a look at what happened between @ColeCuster and @TylerReddick on pit road at @kansasspeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Ys8TDtooVn — NASCAR Xfinity (@NASCAR_Xfinity) OctoberRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In Saturday’s time trials for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 elimination race, Hemric covered the 1.5-mile distance in 30.329 seconds (178.047 mph) to earn the topRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer won’t be going anywhere as Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that he’ll be back in the No. 14 Ford Mustang for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. The 10-time Cup Series winner said he’s proud to have a deal put together that’ll keep him around for his upcoming 15th season and fourth at SHR. “I’m proud to be back with Stewart-Haas Racing next year and very happy to announce it the week leading into my home race,” Bowyer said. “This is a team filled withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With Christopher Bell moving to the Cup Series in 2020, Joe Gibbs Racing had a vacancy in their No. 20 entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. On Thursday, the team filled that vacancy by announcing Harrison Burton will take over the ride on a full-time basis next season and contend for Rookie of the Year honors. Burton made his Xfinity Series debut with JGR in April 2019 at Bristol and has driven in five additional races for the team this season, scoring one top-five andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JTG Daugherty Racing announced Wednesday that two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will be joining the No. 37 Chevrolet team in 2020 as a part of a multi-year deal. Stenhouse will be replacing Chris Buescher, who will be driving Stenhouse’s No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, the only full-time team he’s ever raced in his tenured NASCAR career. Team owner Tad Geschickter said he’s looking forward to have a veteran driver like Stenhouse and is expecting both he and Ryan PreeceRead More