Sat 10/4: Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 3pm, MRN
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Sun 10/5: Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1pm, MRN
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LaJOIE ON BOARD FOR FOUR NATIONWIDE RACES
Richard Petty Motorsports development driver Corey LaJoie will compete in four of the remaining five Nationwide Series races this season starting with Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. He’ll drive the Number-98 Ford as part of a joint effort with Biagi-DenBeste Racing. LaJoie, 23, is the son of two-time Nationwide Series champion Randy LaJoie. He’ll also drive the “98” at Charlotte, Texas and in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15th. LaJoie has made one previous Nationwide Series start this season, qualifying twenty-first and finishing sixteenth at Kentucky Speedway in late June.
SPRINT CUP SERIES POWER RANKINGS: With his fourth win of the season last weekend at Dover, Jeff Gordon has jumped from fifth to first in this week’s Motor Racing Network Power Rankings … bumping Brad Keselowski – last week’s leader – down to second place. Joey Logano, Keselowski’s Team Penske teammate, is third in this week’s Rankings with Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson making up the rest of the top five. (For a complete list, visit http://bit.ly/1wV0x5A at MRN.com)
► Kyle Busch drives the Number-54 Monster Energy Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. His crew chief at Joe Gibbs Racing is Adam Stevens.
► Busch (Las Vegas, Nevada) completed a season sweep at Dover International Speedway with his victory last weekend in the Dover 200 … to go with a win in this year’s first trip to “The Monster Mile” on May 31st.
► It was his fifth Nationwide Series victory of the year and the sixty-eighth of his career, adding to his series record.
► Busch (29) also had a successful weekend as a team owner with Erik Jones driving the Number-51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to victory in the Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas.
► Busch was named Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2005, when he posted two wins and finished twentieth in the championship standings.
► In addition to his Nationwide Series schedule, this is now Busch’s tenth full season in the Sprint Cup Series … the seventh with Joe Gibbs Racing.
► Busch entered the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the Number-8 seed and has advanced to the Contender Round of twelve that opens Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway.
The three races in the Contender Round of this year’s post-season Chase will be run on tracks that have already hosted the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. First up is Kansas Speedway, where Jeff Gordon was victorious on May 10th … Then it’s on to Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of Jimmie Johnson’s win in the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend … The round wraps up October 19th with the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, where Denny Hamlin won in early May.
ON THIS DATE
October 1st, 1978: Cale Yarborough won a Cup Series race in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina … his ninth victory of the season that helped pave the way to a third straight NASCAR championship. Yarborough retired in 1988 with eighty-three career wins and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January 2012.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Sat 10/11: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 7pm, PRN
Sun 10/19: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 500, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/26: Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger, 12:30pm, MRN
Sun 11/2: Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500, 2pm, PRN
Sun 11/9: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Sprint Cup 500, 2pm MRN
Sun 11/16: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2pm, MRN
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Indy Car Series