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Saturday 10/20, Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 2:30pm, MRN
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Sunday 10/21, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:30pm, MRN
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NASCAR News (courtesy of John Saunders, Jr., MRN Radio)
THE THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1 – Chip Ganassi Racing will appeal the penalty NASCAR issued to Kyle Larson on Wednesday. NASCAR has an expedited appeals process due to playoff implications. Larson, currently in 11th, was penalized 10 points.
2 – Fans will get a glimpse at the new 2019 rules package during a Goodyear tire test at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Oct. 30th. Grandstands will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm as select MENCS drivers will be testing Goodyear tires using a 2019 rules package that will apply to tracks with similar dimensions to AMS.
3 – Recently retried Cup driver Kasey Kahne will get behind the wheel of a sprint car this weekend at Rico Abreu Racing 25th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing. Kahne will drive the No. 14 sprinter owned by two-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers this weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.
The Hollywood Casino 400
· In 1996, after exploring several locations for a new track in the Midwest, Kansas City was chosen to be the next fully operational NASCAR facility.
· Construction on the 1,200 acre, 1.5 mile track began in 1999. Completion of the track was estimated to happen in 2000, but after several delays, paving of the track started in 2000 and finished in 2001.
· Jeff Gordon won Kansas Speedway’s inaugural Cup race, which ran on September 30, 2001.
· After the 2012 STP 400, Kansas Speedway underwent a massive renovation project which included a repaving of the track’s surface, a reconfiguration of the oval, and the construction of a new infield road course.
· The Hollywood Casino overlooking Turn 2 opened on February 3rd, 2012.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
PLAYOFF PICTURE ROUND OF 12
After Talladega (Position Change +/-)
1. Aric Almirola #10 Stewart-Haas Racing +8
2. Chase Elliott #9 Hendrick Motorspts -1
3. Kevin Harvick #4 Stewart-Haas Racing -1
4. Kyle Busch #18 Joe Gibbs Racing -1
5. Joey Logano #22 Team Penske ----
6. Kurt Busch #41 Stewart-Haas Racing ----
7. Clint Bowyer #14 Stewart-Haas Racing +3
8. M. Truex Jr. #78 F. Row Racing -4
9. Brad Keselowski #2 Team Penske -2
10. Ryan Blaney #12 Team Penske -2
11. Kyle Larson #42 Chip Ganassi Racing -1
12. A. Bowman #88 Hendrick Motorspts ----
Next race is Sunday at Kansas, the Hollywood Casino 400. The final race in the Round of 12.
With their wins this round, Chase Elliot & Aric Almirola have secured spots in the next round.
Sunday 10/28 Martinsville Speedway First Data 500 1:30pm MRN
Sunday 11/4 Texas Motor Speedway AAA Texas 500 2pm PRN
Sunday 11/11 ISM Raceway Can-Am 500 1:30pm MRN
Sunday 11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford EcoBoost 400 1pm MRN
Saturday 11/3 Texas Motor Speedway O'Reily 300 8pm PRN
Saturday 11/10 ISM Raceway Ticket Galaxy 200 3pm MRN
Saturday 11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford EcoBoost 300 3pm MRN
Saturday 10/27 Martinsville Speedway Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented by Alpha Energy Solutions 12:30pm MRN
Indy Car Series