Hollywood Casino 400 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A hard fought afternoon for Ryan Blaney wasn’t enough to advance into the Round of 8, coming up six points shy of beating Kurt Busch in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. After his fuel tank ran dry last Sunday at Talladega, where he finished 29th, Blaney came into Kansas in a must-win situation, as he was 22 points behind the cutoff. Once the 267-lap contest got underway, Blaney’s red No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford Fusion was among the early contenders, including leadingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Although Kevin Harvick had the dominant car in the Hollywood Casino 400, a mistake on pit road cost him the chance at victory. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver won the second stage and was leading until he was busted for speeding on pit road. Harvick had a comfortable lead in his No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion over eventual winner Chase Elliott. On lap 213, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and Elliott both elected to duck onto Kansas Speedway’s pit road. After returning toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Shades of Talladega. Only this time Team Penske—driver Joey Logano in particular—joined the Ford domination party. Saving the fastest lap of the day for the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Logano navigated 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) to claim the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Logano enters the elimination race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 12 with a 39-pointRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The string of bad luck continues for Kyle Larson after wrecking his primary car in practice at Kansas Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid driver is on the receiving end of a L1 Penalty that currently leaves him without his car chief, David Bryant, and 10 crucial points. Larson’s No. 42 McDonald’s Trick. Treat. Win! Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was damaged in a single car incident in the opening practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 after his car broke loose in Turns 1Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Elimination Sunday is upon us again. Last weekend’s visit to the the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway saw an ass kicking by Stewart-Haas Racing and other Playoff drivers foiled by fuel mileage. With the 2.66-mile Alabama behemoth in the rear-view mirror, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west to America’s Heartland to take on the fast 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s running of the Hollywood Casino 400 – the final race of the Round of 12. First joining the circuit as a relatively tame 1.5-mileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Points are excruciating heading into the Round of 12 cutoff race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 team piloted by Kyle Larson is no different as the team announced Thursday they’ll appeal their L1 penalty handed out earlier in the week. NASCAR penalized Larson 10 driver points and Ganassi 10 owner points, fined crew chief Chad Johnston $25,000, and suspended car chief David Bryant due to an infraction found after last Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The infraction in subject wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace will have a new sponsor to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Transportation Impact will adorn the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Transportation Impact joins Click n’ Close, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and World Wide Technology as sponsors of the NASCAR’s Premier Series team. In the debut race for Click n’ Close, the team finished runner-up in the Daytona 500. Across NASCAR’s three NationalRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a stirring duel for the win in the spring 2012 race at Kansas Speedway, the track underwent a massive reconfiguration that was completed by the time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned to the track in October. With the facelift, the track turned from a tame 1.5 miler to a treacherous beast that did its best to chew up and spit out as many race cars as possible in its opening weekend. Mark Martin and Aric Almirola would be the two cars to getRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Sponsorship continues to roll in for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto after he explained Go Fas Racing’s situation just before the race weekend at ISM Raceway. DiBenedetto’s No. 32 Ford Fusion will carry the colors of PlanBSales.com at Kansas Speedway in the Hollywood Casino 400 on October 21. PlanBSales’ new auction website, MotorSportsAuctions.com will also adorn the car. PlanBSales.com has partnered with Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., John Hunter Nemechek, and Landon Huffman in the past. The company, a leader in providingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer You may ask yourself how can a driver fly under the radar in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series elimination race? Chase Elliott found out by never being a factor for the win at Kansas Speedway. Elliott finished inside the top-five after funning just inside the top-10 throughout the Hollywood Casino 400. He avoided trouble, staying ahead of a multi-car pile-up in his No. 24 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet SS. Elliott narrowly missed being clipped by Erik Jones, whose No. 77 5-Hour Energy Toyota CamryRead More