NASCAR Kansas race weekend schedule

The schedule is subject to change. All times local Friday, October 18 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. NXS 1st Practice (NBCSN) 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. MENCS 1st Practice (NBCSN) 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. NXS Final Practice (NBCSN) 6:05 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. MENCS Final Practice (NBCSN) 7:49:00 p.m. ARCA Race Green Flag (100 laps, 150 miles) (MAVTV) Saturday, October 19 11:05 a.m. NXS Qualifying (No TV) 12:35 p.m. MENCS Qualifying (NBCSN) 2:11:00 p.m. Xfinity Series Race Green Flag (200 laps, 300 miles) Sunday, October 20 12:50:00 p.m. MENCS…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr gets 2020 NASCAR Cup Series lifeline with JTG – NASCAR

Ricky Stenhouse Jr has secured a NASCAR Cup Series lifeline after signing a multi-year deal to drive for JTG Daugherty Racing, racing alongside team-mate Ryan Preece in 2020. Stenhouse, a two-time Cup race-winner, joins the team after ending a 10-year spell with Roush Fenway Racing. Roush had opted to replace Stenhouse with Chris Buescher (pictured below) in 2020, meaning that Roush and JTG have effectively swapped Cup drivers. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join JTG Daugherty Racing next season,” Stenhouse said. “To be able to see what Tad…

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Former NHRA champ Tanner Gray to run Martinsville Truck race

Gray, 20, a former NHRA Pro Stock champion, will make his debut Truck Series debut next weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway with DGR-Crosley, competing in the team’s No. 15 Toyota. Gray will follow-up his debut by making starts for the team at ISM Raceway near Phoenix and Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway to close out the 2019 season. “I’m excited to make the step up to the Truck Series,” Gray said. “I think it’s going to be challenging, but I’m ready to take the next step with my DGR-Crosley guys. We’ve been…

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NASCAR Talladega flip driver Gaughan wants OK to race from parents – NASCAR

After a huge crash at Talladega, 44-year-old Brendan Gaughan joked that he will need the permission of his parents to race in the NASCAR Cup Series again. With less than 10 laps to go, leaders Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch made contact on the backstretch, sending Busch up the race track into then race leader Gaughan. He then spun down the track and was hit by Kurt Busch, which flipped Gaughan into a single flip and his #62 Beard Motorsport Chevrolet landed on its wheels. Fortunate to have everyone…

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Ryan Newman ‘survived’ Talladega but lost in photo-finish

Newman got a big push from Denny Hamlin on the last lap of Monday’s rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series race which vaulted him into the lead and into position to win his first race of the 2019 season. Coming through the frontstretch tri-oval – the location of the start/finish line at most NASCAR oval tracks – Newman still clung to the lead. Ryan Blaney, however, got help from Aric Almirola and got up alongside Newman on his inside. The two made brief contact and Blaney edged him by 0.007 seconds as…

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Talladega NASCAR: Rain delays rest of race to Monday – NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Talladega has been suspended until Monday afternoon, after rain left the field stranded in the pitlane after 55 of the scheduled 188 laps. Having begun racing at 2pm local time on Sunday afternoon, the 40-strong field for the second race in the ’round of 8′ was able to complete stage one, with Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron scooping the 10 points for victory in the segment. Moments after stage one had ended and preparations began for the start of the second 55-lapper, rain started…

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NASCAR Cup race at Talladega postponed to Monday

Just as the first 55-lap stage came to an end with William Byron as the winner, rain – which had been threatening – began coming down hard.    Read Also: NASCAR immediately put out the red flag and brought cars down pit road, without giving them a chance to pit. The track has no lights so the heavy rain and oncoming darkness forced the postponement of the conclusion of the race until Monday.   The race will resume at 2 p.m. ET Monday with the start of Stage 2. It…

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Harvick set to pass major Earnhardt NASCAR Cup Series milestone – NASCAR

Team owner Richard Childress will drive the pace car at Talladega on Sunday, as Kevin Harvick is set to surpass Dale Earnhardt’s number of starts in the NASCAR Cup Series. Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will mark Harvick’s 677th career start in the series, one more than the total career starts of the driver he replaced at Richard Childress Racing in 2001, the late seven-time champion Earnhardt. Nineteen years after Dale Earnhardt drove it to his final #NASCAR victory, the 2000 No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet is back at @TalladegaSuperS.…

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Kevin Harvick to surpass an Earnhardt milestone at Talladega

Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway will mark Harvick’s 677th career start in the series, one more than the total career starts of the driver he replaced in 2001, the late Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt died in a last-lap wreck in the 2001 Daytona 500, which was his 676th career start. The next week, Richard Childress Racing tapped Harvick to drive Earnhardt’s car – rebranded from No. 3 to No. 29 – for the remainder of the year.  Two weeks later, Harvick secured his first series win, outlasting…

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Dover NASCAR: Kyle Larson ends two-year winless streak – NASCAR

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson ended a 75-race streak dating back to 2017 without a NASCAR Cup race victory by winning at Dover. Larson was the early challenger to Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, who was celebrating his 500th Cup start. Polesitter Hamlin convincingly won the first stage and was dominating the early stages of the second. Larson faded slightly in the middle of the 400-lap contest, with Martin Truex Jr becoming the main challenger to Hamlin, before coming back into the frame towards the end of the second…

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