Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In a race that was dominated by championship contenders, Erik Jones was the lone non-playoff driver to crack the top 10 at Kansas Speedway. He started sixth and finished inside the top 10 in both stages before ultimately taking the checkered flag in fourth. His eighth top five …

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Pit Road Penalty Dooms Kevin Harvick Again in Kansas

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For the second time in three races, pit road doomed a dominant Kevin Harvick, and ironically, Chase Elliott was able to capitalize in both situations. At Dover International Speedway a couple weeks ago, a lugnut took the valve stem out of one of his tires, forcing an unscheduled pit stop that left him disappointed with …

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John Hunter Nemechek Recovers From Inspection Woes to Win at Kansas

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John Hunter Nemechek scored his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway in just his 15th series start. "Check the first one off."@JHNemechek celebrates his first career win in the @NASCAR_Xfinity Series, coming at @KansasSpeedway. pic.twitter.com/IwXFT9Ja3m — NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 20, 2018 It didn’t come easy …

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Aric Almirola & Kurt Busch Lead Pair of Saturday Kansas Cup Practices

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Kansas Speedway for a pair of practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 on Saturday. Talladega winner Aric Almirola posted a 186.683 mph lap to take the top spot in the first session, narrowly edging Erik Jones, who was one of only two non-playoff drivers to …

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Daniel Hemric Scores Hollywood Casino 300 XFINITY Pole at Kansas Speedway

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Playoff drivers Daniel Hemric and Christopher Bell will lead the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to the green flag in Saturday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 300 at Kansas Speedway. Hemric’s 183.955 mph lap was enough to give him his fourth pole this season in the first race to set the Championship 4. #SoundOn for your #KSL300 pole …

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Joey Logano Takes Hollywood Casino 400 Pole at Kansas Speedway

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Joey Logano will lead the field to the green flag Sunday afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Posting a lap at 191.646 mph, the driver of the No. 22 Ford edged Kevin Harvick to take his first pole of the season. “We made zero changes from the time we unloaded to the …

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Christopher Bell Returns to Site of 1st Career XFINITY Series Victory

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When the NASCAR XFINITY Series hit Kansas Speedway last fall, Christopher Bell was preparing for just his fifth career start in a part-time schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing, but come Saturday, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota will return to the site of his first career win at Kansas Speedway. “To be able to …

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Daniel Hemric, Shane Lee Lead Pair of XFINITY Series Practices From Kansas

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NASCAR XFINITY Series teams took to Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon (Oct. 19) for a pair of 55-minute practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Hollywood Casino 300. Daniel Hemric set the fastest time in the first session on his first lap out on the track at 179.916 mph. The lap was 0.043 seconds faster than second-place driver …

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Spencer Gallagher Retiring From NASCAR Competition at End of 2018

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Spencer Gallagher announced Friday afternoon (Oct. 19) at Kansas Speedway that he will no longer race after the 2018 season comes to a close. “It had been an incredible journey being able to watch this team grow and flourish and become something incredible from very humble beginnings,” Gallagher said. “This is not me stepping back …

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Kyle Larson Penalty Appeal Denied By National Motorsports Appeals Panel

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s appeal of the L1 penalty assessed to Kyle Larson’s No. 42 team earlier this week was denied in an expedited hearing early Friday morning at Kansas Speedway. The ruling means the 10-point penalty that dropped Larson 36 points below the cutoff line to make the Round of 8 stands. Additionally, crew chief …

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