Kansas Speedway Tag

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 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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The underdog story of Ross Chastain and Niece Motorsports continues as they look to rebound at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Just one week after Chastain became the first driver in the history of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series to be disqualified from a race win, his Niece Motorsports team has signed a new sponsor, CarShield. “We are thrilled to have CarShield come on board this weekend at Gateway,” said team owner Al Niece. “Ross and this team are fired up andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in his NASCAR career, Riley Herbst will pull double duty at Michigan International Speedway. Herbst will drive the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old has two ARCA starts at the 2.0-mile track. He finished runner-up after leading seven laps in last year’s ARCA race at Michigan. “I can’t wait to get onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just weeks after earning his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory, Ross Chastain has switched to earn Truck Series points. The change will not automatically lock Chastain into the Truck Series playoffs as he was ineligible for Truck points at Kansas Speedway. It does open the opportunity for the Alva, FL native to compete in the Triple Truck Challenge that starts this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Chastain will drive the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. He enters the SpeedyCash.com 400 asRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  CONCORD, N.C. – For Todd Gilliland, recent results in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series have been a welcome reassurance. The 2019 season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver have had one speed bump after another. Although Gilliland had speed in his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra, mistakes have cost him finishes inside the top-five at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three straight incidents at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway kept the 19-year-oldRead More