Kansas Lottery 300 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In spite of surviving the mayhem, Tyler Reddick will leave Kansas Speedway a bit shameful after being denied a possible top-three finish in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. Throughout the 200-lap contest, Reddick had one of his finest races this season, running in the top-five for much of the afternoon and ended up sixth in Stage 1, followed by a stellar fourth in Stage 2. While quiet, his eyes were set on a top-three result, which he hasn’t achieved thus far in the playoffs, and notRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway was the first race of the second round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. All eight playoff contenders qualified inside the top-12 and everything appeared set for a great battle amongst the best drivers in a series with the tagline “Names Are Made Here.” Mayhem broke loose as the field barreled into Turn 2 on the first lap when Justin Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevrolet got loose and made contact with Christopher Bell’s No. 20 Toyota, touchingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Gallagher’s NASCAR driving career will come to an end at the end of 2018 season, with a plan to shift into a managerial role in family-owned GMS Racing. In a Friday news conference at Kansas Speedway, the Xfinity Series winner from Talladega announced that after competing in NASCAR’s national series since 2013, it was time to allow other drivers to shine at GMS, specifically its No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro that will make them championship contenders. “As of right now, we are absolutely intent ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 30th race of the season, and the fourth of the Playoffs. Four full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 13 victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the Kansas Lottery 300. The continued Playoff battle and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 30th race of the season. Coverage for the Kansas Lottery 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Kansas has been on the schedule since the track opened in 2001. It has hostedRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 may have been the opening race in the Round of 8 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff, but the real drama involved two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates outside the championship battle. On Lap 197 of 200 at Kansas Speedway, Christopher Bell caught and passed Erik Jones for the lead, clearing Jones’ No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a slide job and drifting up to the outside wall right in front of his JGR teammate. Under aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer William Byron went from worst to first among those competing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Kansas Speedway. Byron finished fourth, best among the Playoff competitors after fighting his way through the field all day long. Byron battled hard late in the race with his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier for position. Allgaier had the advantage over his young teammate until five laps to go. Byron, who had managed his tires took advantage of Allgaier’s fading tires, leap-frogging him for the fifth position. ContactRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  29 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Kansas Speedway for the Drive for the Cure 300, the 30th race of the season. After the events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Byron leads the points standings with his JR Motorsports teammate Allgaier three-points behind in second. The last time the XfinityRead More

Posted On October 15, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Xfinity

Kyle Busch Wins at Kansas as XFINITY Chasers Have Issues

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s domination of Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway was about the only predictable thing that happened in the first race of the Round of 8 in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. In winning his fourth XFINITY race at the 1.5-mile track, his ninth of the season and the 85th of his career—extending his own series record—Busch led 150 of 200 laps, passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez after a restart with 13 circuits remaining. “ItRead More

Posted On October 15, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Kyle Busch on Pole for XFINITY Race at Kansas

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch turned a lap at 182.100 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to take the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It was the eighth pole of 2016 and 56th of Busch’s XFINITY Series career, but his first at Kansas in 12 starts. Kyle Larson qualified third, spoiling a Joe Gibbs Racing sweep of the top-three starting positions as Erik Jones qualified second with teammate Daniel Suarez fourth. In addition to Busch andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer On April 6, 2013, Erik Jones made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway at the age of 16. Since then, the young driver found at the Snowball Derby by Kyle Busch, and later signed by Busch, has been very successful in NASCAR. In Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Jones will make his 100th career NASCAR start in the No. 20 Reser’s Main Street Bistro Toyota Camry. In 2013 and 2014, Jones was limited to tracks less thanRead More