Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Kansas Race Info
The final race in the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs Round of 12 is Sunday, October 21 at Kansas Speedway. Green flag: 2:37pm/et.
Joey Logano claims first 2018 pole for Kansas elimination race
Saving the fastest lap of the day for the final round of Friday's knockout qualifying session, Logano navigated 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway at191.646 mph to claim the pole.
Round of 8 clinch scenarios
See what each remaining Playoff driver needs to do at Kansas to advance to the next round.
Saturday Kansas Notebook
Joey Logano's pole run at Kansas defies logic-or does it? As a group, Toyota drivers are searching for a little more speed; Short strokes.
Joey Gase returns to StarCom Racing at Martinsville
Gase's 18th place finish in the No. 00 at Talladega was his best career Cup Series finish yet and matched StarCom's best team finish.
Stanton Barrett looks to run more races next season
He would like to compete at the road courses in Cup and XFINITY as well as other races.
Talladega final TV ratings
NBC earned a 2.2 final rating with 3.51 million viewers for racing at Talladega on Sunday.
Talladega Superspeedway post-race penalties announced; Larson's appeals both denied
Both of Chip Ganassi's appeals of Kyle Larson's penalty from Talladega were denied Friday.
Friday Kansas Notebook
Aric Almirola relishes no-lose proposition at Kansas Speedway; Alex Bowman expresses confidence facing must-win scenario; Spencer Gallagher to step away from driving at season's end.
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2019 MENCS Team Chart
Silly Season Chart for 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Teams and Drivers..updated often
Obaika Racing to enter final three Cup races of the season
The drivers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
Plan B Sales sponsoring DiBenedetto at Kansas Speedway
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Go Fas Racing team will be representing the cause with a unique pink racecar.
Fans invited to watch testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway
The grandstands will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday October 30.
Kansas Speedway Weekend Preview
Blaney and Keselowski's Playoff hopes in danger at Kansas; XFINITY Series Round of 8 begins.
Speedway Christmas returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway
This year's Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive will also feature an infield Christmas village. Additionally, fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday.
Roger Penske to receive Spirit of Competition Award
The Spirit of Competition represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Simeone Foundation.
Bubba Wallace honored on EBONY Power 100 list
The list is to recognize and celebrate the most inspiring and influential leaders of color who are impacting and shaping our world today.
NASCAR National Series News & Notes - Kansas
A look at many news, notes and story lines for all three national NASCAR Series.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Hollywood Casino 400
A look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Kansas.
Coburn Supply Company joins McDowell for Kansas
Coburn Supply Company will be on the No. 34 Ford for the weekend.
Daytona International Speedway to host open house
Fans can check out the amenities with guided tours and the Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 champion's trophy will be on display.
Transportation Impact sponsoring Bubba Wallace at Kansas
TI helps high-volume parcel shippers reduce cost through innovative audit and negotiation services.
Goodyear Fast Facts -- Kansas
Teams in both Cup and Xfinity will run the same tire set-up at Kansas this weekend . . . for the Cup cars, this is the same combination of tires they ran at Kansas this spring.
StarCom Racing and Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support partner at Kansas
Landon Cassill will be back behind the wheel of the #00 Chevrolet.
PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze, BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid to sponsor Clint Bowyer in 2019
The brands will be the primary sponsor for driver Clint Bowyer for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with associate sponsorship at all other races.
VF Workwear joins Team Penske as sponsor of Ryan Blaney
The multi-year deal includes sponsorship this weekend at Kansas and for two races each in 2019 and 2020.
Twelve drivers invited to NASCAR Drive for Diversity combine
The combine will evaluate participants on their driving skill and work ethic on and off the track, as well as their marketing and media skills.
Sunday Talladega Notebook
Fuel shortage deprives Kurt Busch of winning chances at Talladega; Kyle Larson overcomes lack of speed to finish 11th at Talladega; Martin Truex Jr. fights ill-handling car to stay above cut line.
NASCAR statement on not throwing the caution on the last lap: “We were closely monitoring each car involved, and were actively communicating with spotters and safety trucks in Turn 1. All cars were able to either roll off under their own power or signal they were clear. As always, we make every effort to end under green for our fans in the stands and at home, which we did.”
Talladega commercial breakdown
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Talladega to build oversized tunnel in turn three
The new two-lane tunnel will have dimensions capable of allowing vehicles as large as race team haulers and fans' recreational vehicles to enter and exit the track simultaneously with ease.
NASCAR and Talladega Superspeedway enter new partnership with Sugarlands
Sugarlands Shine becomes the "Official Moonshine of NASCAR", will sponsor 2019 Truck Series race at Talladega.
Dover final TV ratings
Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series playoffs at Dover had a 1.2 rating and 2.01 million viewers on NBCSN.
Liberty National extends sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing
They will remain a primary sponsor for select races with Daniel Hemric, and will be an associate sponsor for select races with Austin Dillon.
Truck and XFINITY races at Nashville?
The owner of Bristol Motor Speedway is in preliminary talks about holding two yearly NASCAR races at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
Josh Abbott Band to perform pre-race concert at Texas
Fans of the Josh Abbott Band will have the ability to be stage-side for the concert as well as pre-race driver introductions for the AAA Texas 500 with the purchase of a $79 pre-race pass.
Hermie Sadler driving for Premium Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway
He will be in the No. 7 Chevy with Virginia Lottery sponsorship.
Grand marshals named for Hollywood Casino 400
Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Master Detective Danon Vaughn will sing the national anthem, while the Overland Park Police Honor Guard will present the colors.
Jimmie Johnson getting a new crew chief in 2019
Chad Knaus will move to the No. 24 team of William Byron. Kevin Meendering, currently serving as Elliott Sadler's crew chief in XFINITY, will take over the No. 48 team.
Leavine Family Racing switching to Toyota; hires Matt DiBenedetto
In addition to working with Toyota and TRD, they have entered into a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing, which will provide chassis for the No. 95 Camry.
Hunt Brother Pizza will sponsor Harvick in Cup
Harvick's long-time XFINITY Series sponsor will join the #4 Cup team for a select number of races.
NASCAR to eliminate driver adjustable trackbar next season
Drivers have asked for the change.
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Sunday, October 21, 2018. Stages: 80/160/267. Green flag 2:37pm/et. TV=NBC.
Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch were fastest.
Round-by-round qualifying results.
Joey Logano won the pole, Kevin Harvick will start second.
Aric Almirola and Erik Jones were fastest
Kurt Busch and Erik Jones were fastest.
Sunday, October 14, 2018; Stages end on laps: 55/110/188; green flag scheduled for 2:05pm/et, TV=NBC
Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola were fastest.
Round-by-round results of qualifying.
Kurt Busch won the pole; Clint Bowyer starts second.
Aric Almirola won the race; Clint Bowyer finished second.
Kevin Harvick leads Kyle Busch by 17 points. Almirola and Elliott are locked into the Round of 8.
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