Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Kansas Race Info
The final race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs round of 12 is on Sunday, October 22 at Kansas Speedway. Green flag 3:16pm/et.
Kansas Race Information.
Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points).
Some of the drivers entered include: #00-Cope*, #15-Sorenson, #23-LaJoie, #51-TBA*, #55-Gaulding*, #66-Long*, #83-Moffitt*
Drivers who currently to not drive for a team with a Charter and need to race into the field: #00-Cope, #51-TBA, #55-Gaulding, #66-Long, #83-Moffit.
Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #00-Cope
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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega, race 31 of 36 for the season, 5 of 10 in Playoffs, 2 of 3 in Round of 12]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3120
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (1 win) (A), 3101 -19
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 3096 -24
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3089 -31
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3088 -32
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3087 -33
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3076 -44
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3074 -46
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 3067 -53 (7 points behind 8th)
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3066 -54 (-8)
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3052 -68 (-22)
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3045 -75 (-29)
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win
What to Watch For: Kansas
Final Race in Round of 12; Champs on the Bubble; Martin Truex Jr. Dominates 1.5-Mile Tracks; Who's Hot and Who's Not - Kansas (Playoff Driver Edition)
Aspen Dental not expected to return
The dental-care chain signed on to sponsor Stewart-Haas in 2015.
Phoenix camping sold out
Hospitality club Curve also sold out for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Weekend.
Talladega final TV ratings
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at Talladega earned a 2.8 rating for NBC.
Dave Pericak will leave his role as head of Ford Performance after the NASCAR season to move to a role as Ford's engineering director for North American unibody applications – a major role in mainstream passenger-car production. Mark Rushbrook, who has been the lead engineer for global racing programs the past three years under Pericak, will replace him in directing Ford's racing efforts. Motorsport.com first reported the news of Pericak's upcoming departure.
Kansas Weekend Preview
Kyle Busch faces elimination at Kansas; Byron leads XFINITY Series into Round of 8.
Alon Day looking to run another Cup race this year
He won the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship this year and looks to race more in the U.S.
Drivers tackle Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval in Goodyear tire test
Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Daniel Hemric took part in a Goodyear tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Today, Phoenix Raceway installed one of the highest steel beams as part of the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar along with its partner Okland Construction. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace, longtime Phoenix Raceway season ticket holders and government officials joined Okland Construction team members and Phoenix Raceway staff to celebrate this important milestone in the project. Attendees and workers left their mark on Phoenix Raceway history by signing the steel beam before it was hoisted into the air. The topping out of the $178 million modernization project marks approximately one year until the completion of the upgraded venue.(Phoenix Raceway)
Roush Fenway Racing carries its ‘Driven for a Cause' platform, in support of breast cancer awareness, into Kansas Speedway this weekend as Trevor Bayne's #6 AdvoCare Ford and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s #17 Fastenal Ford will both sport pink numbers this weekend. In addition to the pink numbers on the AdvoCare and Fastenal Ford Fusions, all Roush Fenway Fords have sported ‘Driven for a Cause' pink ribbon decals on the C-Post during the month of October. Roush Fenway personnel have supported the cause through at track apparel, wearing #DrivenForACause ribbons each weekend.(Roush Fenway Racing)
Heavy rains overnight and throughout the morning combined with track conditions in the afternoon to wash out Day 3 of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. The 12 participants competing for a spot on the 2018 Rev Racing roster were slated to take laps in the team's NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. The early end to the session, however, did not adversely affect the evaluation process. Drivers took part in media and physical assessment at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona on Monday, and each of them got two sessions in a Late Model Stock Car Tuesday at New Smyrna Speedway.(NASCAR)
NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Kansas
A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway
NASCAR Article / Column / Blog Links
See the latest HUNK of article / blog links from around the world of NASCAR....updated often
This weekend will be #32-Matt DiBenedetto's 100th race in the top series of NASCAR. DiBenedetto made his first Cup Series start in 2015 and has recorded three top-10's, two of which were this season. His average finish in 2015 was 32nd and he has seen that statistic improve this year with Go Fas Racing where his average finish is 27th - a huge feat for a smaller team. With DiBenedetto re-signed through 2018, the team will continue to grow throughout the offseason and will look to improve their average finish up into the top-25.(Go Fas Racing)
NASCAR Related Racing Birthdays
Happy Birthday [10/19]: Tom Wilsey, Mark Dyer, Lisa Price, Brad Daugherty, Leslie Britton, Brian Rose, Greg Cindric
Gaulding back in the #55 at Kansas
Harrah's North Kansas City will provide sponsorship.
Omnicraft returns to the #21
Omnicraft is thefirst new parts brand offered by Ford Motor Company in 50 years. Kansas will be the second time this scheme has run in 2017.
M&Ms Halloween scheme for Kyle Busch at Kansas
Busch is looking to overcome a seven-point deficit to the all-important eighth-place spot in the playoff standings.
Truex, Jr., Pollex win NMPA Spirit Award
The Spirit Award recognizes character and achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Hollywood Casino 400
A look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Kansas
NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine gets on track on day 2
After a day of media training and physical assessment, the 12 drivers participating in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators finally got on track Tuesday.
NASCAR Television Listings
Television listings for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, and Camping World Truck Series
2018 MENCS Team Chart
Silly Season Chart for 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Teams and Drivers..updated often
First 30,000 fans at Texas 500 receive collectible Harvick bobblehead
Harvick is the final driver in the three-race bobblehead collectible series for 2017. He joins fellow Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick (April) and Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal (June).
Martinsville Speedway joins Team Chevy and the American Cancer Society to Paint the Curbs Pink
Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson joined 24 Breast Cancer Survivors to Paint the Curbs Pink and take a few laps to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
NASCAR won't issue any penalties from the Talladega weekend as all cars taken to its North Carolina tech center have passed inspection.
This weekend at Kansas Speedway marks Kasey Kahne's 500th start in the NASCAR Cup Series. Kahne's rookie year in the Cup Series was in 2004, when he won four pole awards and took home Rookie of the Year honors. At the time, the 24-year-old was the youngest rookie of the year since Jeff Gordon won the honor at the age of 22 in 1993.(Hendrick Motorsports)
The Mentholatum Company joins Leavine Family Racing
Jolt cooling eye drops will be featured on the #95 at Martinsville Speedway.
Congrats to Landon & Katie Cassill
Daphne Plum Mayola Cassill was born Monday night. The couple also have a son, Beckham.
Driver appearances and autograph sessions
StarCom Racing to debut at Kansas
The team, lead by NASCAR veteran Derrike Cope, will showcase the StarCom Racing brand on the big stage for the 400 mile event in the #00 Chevrolet. Tony Furr will serve as crew chief.
Pat Green returns to Texas to headline Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show
Green and his legendary Texas country sound hit the stage at 11am/ct for an hour-long concert on the frontstretch.
Cassill will not return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018 UPDATE
The team comments about the team's future, as well as David Ragan's.
Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2017 Alabama 500
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Amy Earnhardt expecting a baby
Dale Jr said Tuesday that the couple has a daughter on the way.
NASCAR expected to mandate standard pit gun
Teams have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into developing specialized pit guns that help gain valuable time for tire changers.
#88 spotter change next season
T.J. Majors will leave Hendrick Motorsports as Kevin Hamlin serves as Alex Bowman's spotter.
Testing at Homestead
Testing will take place Tuesday, October 24 on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval, where one car from most of the major Monster Energy Series teams are slated to participate.
Todd Parrott out at Leavine Family Racing
Jon Leonard will take over as interim crew chief for Michael McDowell and the #95 team.
Bass Pro Shops & 5-Hour Energy to sponsor Truex, Jr for 30 races
Bass Pro will be featured as primary for 16 races, while 5-Hour Energy will be primary in 14.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will return to the #33 in 2018
Circle Sport Racing with TMG made the announcement Sunday morning at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR News Archive
Links to all news posted on the site over the last few years.
21 years of NASCAR News, Schemes & Stats...Click here for links to race results, drivers & owners points standings, starting lineups, practice speeds, entry lists and more...
Sunday, October 22, 2017; Stages at laps: 80/160/267; green flag scheduled 3:16pm/et, TV=NBCSN
41 teams entered.
Friday, October 20, 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
Friday, October 20 at 6:15 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am - 11:50 am/et, TV-NBC Sports App
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs moves to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 22 for the final race in the Round of 12 of the NASCAR playoffs. Scheduled green flag approx. 3:16pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, October 15. Stages at laps: 55/110/188; green flag scheduled for 2:13pm/et; TV=NBC
40 cars entered
#2-Keselowski was fastest at 197.859mph with #41-Busch second.
#5-Kahne was fastest, #88-Earnhardt Jr. was second. No incidents.
Round by round qualifying results.
#88-Earnhardt, Jr wins pole at 190.544mph, #24-Elliott starts 2nd.
#2-Brad Keselowski won at Talladega. #31-Newman finished second.
#78-Martin Truex Jr. leads #2-Keselowski by 19 points.
Official Race Results & Drivers/Owners Points Standings
NASCAR Paint Schemes Chart & Links