Kansas Speedway Tag

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
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway has garnered rave reviews for its parity and competitiveness. Fords, Chevrolets and Toyotas all led laps and played into the final outcome. Brad Keselowski’s Kansas victory – his third win of the season – means the sport has seen drivers from all three manufacturers hoist trophies in the last three weeks – Chevrolet at Talladega, Toyota at Dover and Ford this past weekend. It was a similar multi-manufacturer displayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A non-factor early, Jimmie Johnson burst on to the scene out of nowhere to earn a top-10 finish at Kansas Speedway. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion leapt into the top-five in the final 30 laps of the Digital Ally 400. Johnson’s No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 avoided disaster as his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott broke loose in front of the field. Johnson took advantage and gained several positions as others slowed to avoid Elliott. He settled into fourth as AlexRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Alex Bowman has brought that saying to life over the past three weeks, scoring runner-up finishes at Talladega, Dover, and once again in Saturday night’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway. While the end result was another second-place finish, Bowman looked to have his best chance to finally break through and score his first win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on the 1.5-mile track just outside of Kansas City. “Not very proud of myself on lane choiceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – At the end of a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway, race winner Brad Keselowski’s first thoughts sped to the truck owner who helped further his career. “I just want to dedicate this win to Mike Mittler,” Keselowski said of the man for whom he drove for two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in 2006. “You know, he helped a lot of guys in their career, and I was one of them. He passedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Last lap frustration was clear from Clint Bowyer, who felt he was denied of scoring a possible runner-up finish in Saturday’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway. As race leader Brad Keselowski took the white flag, and nobody seems to catch him, the battle was now for second as Erik Jones was running in third, battling with Alex Bowman until Jones went with a sharp block on Bowyer, who was charging towards passing both competitor on the high groove. Neither driver wrecked, but Jones’ blockRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pressure in the world of sports is anything but new, but for Bubba Wallace, he’s facing intense pressure that’s already exceeded last season’s rookie campaign heading into the 12th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Wallace currently sits 28th in points, 131 points behind Erik Jones, who holds the 16th and final playoff spot, and just 35 points ahead of 31st place Matt Tifft, the lowest points driver who’s competed in all 11 races. Luck hasn’t been on the Mobile, Alabama native’sRead More