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Update:10/22/2017 8:26:59 PM
Truex wins at Kansas; several drivers eliminated
Having already qualified for the Round of 8 in the playoffs, Martin Truex Jr. had nothing to lose in the Hollywood Casino 400.

Truex wins with heavy heart in Kansas elimination race (Oct 22, 2017)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. didn't feel a sense of urgency to win Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte. No, the sense of urgency was much more personal. Truex learned overnight

Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray eliminated from race after massive Lap 198 crash
Matt Kenseth was ruled out of the race after having too many crew members over the wall to fix his car.

Kenseth Disqualified at Kansas
Kenseth: "I really don't have a lot of good things to say at the moment, so I'll probably try not to say much." (Photo: Getty Images) Matt Kenseth's chance to advance in the playoffs ended when NASCAR disqualified him when the team sent too many crew members over the wall to fix

NASCAR crew member dies on eve of Cup race in Kansas City
A member of the Furniture Row Racing crew died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack at a local indoor go-kart track. Jim Watson — the road-crew fabricator for Furniture Row, which owns and operates Martin Truex's No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota and Erik Jones' 5-Hour Energy

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't wait to 'be normal' after retirement
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced earlier this year that he's retiring from racing after the 2017 season. He tells Sunday TODAY's Willie Geist that he's looking forward to spending more time with his family. The two got together at Talladega Superspeedway for this week's Sunday Sitdown, during

Ryan Blaney ready to prove doubters wrong
Ryan Blaney: 'I’ve heard that all week that we don’t really deserve to be here, so that kind of ticked me off a little bit.'

Today’s Cup race at Kansas: Start time, weather, TV/radio info
All the info you need ahead of the second playoff elimination race at Kansas Speedway.

Turners Falls company celebrating first NASCAR championship
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayhew Tools out of Turners Falls in Franklin County celebrated their first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship last weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with now five time champion Doug Coby. John Lawless from Mayhew Tools told 22News that this is a great

NASCAR Mailbag: Should NASCAR change its post-race penalty policies?
The Motorsport.com NASCAR staff answer this week's questions from fans in the NASCAR Mailbag. Do you think burnouts hide violations? Consider the fall Talladega race, Oct., 2011.  Chad Knaus telling Jimmie Johnson emphatically to damage the back end in the burnout.  NASCAR basically buried it, because

Former champions battling to stay alive in Cup playoffs
Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth are battling to move on to the Round of 8.

Stats, results for Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway
Christopher Bell earned his first Xfinity win in his fifth start.

Christopher Bell races to first NASCAR Xfinity Series win
Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contract with four laps left at Kansas Speedway. Bell led for just those four laps, hanging in second place behind Jones for much of the race before sliding

Royals manager Ned Yost told heartwarming story about Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his dad
As the NASCAR Cup Series season winds down, retirement gifts for Dale Earnhardt Jr. continue to pour in. Saturday, Kansas Speedway told Earnhardt it was donating $8,800 in his name to the University of Kansas Health System's pediatric unit. Track president Pat Warren also gave Junior a Kansas City

Kyle Larson posts fastest lap in Saturday morning practice
Playoff contenders Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick are 1-2 on the speed chart.

Camping sold out for Phoenix NASCAR race in November
PHOENIX — Phoenix International Raceway will host the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 next month, but camping is all sold out. According to ESPN, reserved spots in the camping area for the NASCAR event, which is slated for Nov. 10-12, are all bought up. PIR's camping experience is said

Saturday’s NASCAR Cup, Xfinity schedule at Kansas Speedway
Today's Kansas 300 is the opening race of the Round of 8 in the Xfinity Series.

William Byron should be a college freshman. But he's chasing an Xfinity title at Kansas instead
Only 17 months ago, William Byron claimed a watershed victory in the Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway. He survived a crash-filled mad dash down the front stretch on the final lap for the checkered flag May 6, 2016, in winning the Toyota Tundra 250. It was the first NASCAR win of any kind

Ryan: Are Cup teams still working through the stages of calling a race?
Why didn't more teams pit before the end of the second stage at Talladega Superspeedway? Also items on positive reviews and slow cleanups.

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Schedules 2017 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call
CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment, will host its quarterly conference call on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Marcus G. Smith, Chief Executive Officer and President

Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist to feature Dale Earnhardt Jr. interview
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wishes his late father was still around to meet his and wife Amy's first-born, a daughter, who is due in May.

Pressure Is On Johnson
Jimmie Johnson is trying to hold onto the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff spot in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images) Jimmie Johnson is trying to hold onto the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff spot in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400

Inside NASCAR's 2017 Drive for Diversity Combine
NASCAR.com goes behind the scenes at the Drive for Diversity Combine at New Smyrna Speedway.

NASCAR America: Chase Elliott ‘biggest surprise’ of Cup playoffs
Chase Elliott has finished second in three out of five playoff races.

Qualifying results: Truex wins Coors Light Pole at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – You can't blame Martin Truex Jr. for looking ahead. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader didn't need to win the pole position at Kansas Speedway, having already qualified for the NASCAR Playoffs' Round of 8 with a victory two weeks ago at Charlotte. But by posting

Which drivers will survive Kansas after havoc at Talladega jumbled the standings?
Elimination time again, only this time, there's no telling who'll be in and who'll be out. That's because Talladega lived up to its reputation as cursed, or mysterious, or just nearly impossible to finish. By the time Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag, more than half the field was

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN: Daniel Hemric, Daniel Suarez’ racing roots
Daniel Hemric talks about his Xfinity playoff chances and the Charlotte road course test.

Daniel Hemric gets unexpected introduction to Cup car at Charlotte road course test (video)
The Richard Childress Racing driver had a vacation to Mexico cut short by the two-day tire test.

MRN.com Weekend Preview
The second half of NASCAR's post-season schedule kicks off this weekend with an XFINITY-Monster Energy Cup Series doubleheader at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images) The second half of NASCAR's post-season schedule kicks off this weekend with an XFINITY-Monster Energy Cup Series doubleheader

Throwback to Kyle Busch and Joey Logano's head-on collision at Kansas
Throwback to Kyle Busch and Joey Logano's head-on collision at Kansas Just now How Brad Keselowski was able to pass Ryan Newman on that last lap to win Talladega 17 hours ago Chad Knaus was secretly rooting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at Talladega 1 day ago Nemechek and Crafton involved in heavy

Means Motorsports to explore new opportunities for 2018
Jayski.com staff Means Motorsports to explore new opportunities for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Without a commitment from their current driver Joey Gase, the team will be looking to fill that position for the upcoming season starting with the Daytona race. Over the past couple of years Means

Boyd to drive a full season for SS Green Light with the #76; Sponsorship from Grunt Style
Jayski.com staff Concord, NC (October 19, 2017) - Spencer Boyd Racing announced today that a multi-year agreement has been reached with veteran-owned lifestyle brand, Grunt Style. Boyd will drive a full schedule in the No. 76 Chevrolet Camaro for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in

Turn 4: Talladega's toll, playoff hopes and more
ESPN.com Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway on Sunday for the final race in the second round of the playoffs: Turn 1: There were 14 cars running at the finish at Talladega. A joke or an exciting battle

Weekend schedule for NASCAR Cup, Xfinity Series at Kansas Speedway
The Cup Series wraps up the Round of 12 after Sunday's race at Kansas.

Bathurst 1000: Marcos Ambrose moves on from NASCAR, Penske V8 Supercars team
Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose wasn't on the Mountain on Oct. 8 for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 near Sydney. Instead, Ambrose, who drove for the legendary Wood Brothers and Richard Petty Motorsports from 2006-2014, went fishing at his Thousand Lakes

NASCAR America: Under the radar playoff drivers, Talladega’s playoff placement
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's Pete Pistone shares who he thinks Martin Truex Jr. wants to see eliminated from the playoffs.

NASCAR America: Scan All from the Alabama 500 at Talladega
Relive Brad Keselowski's win at Talladega and Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race at the track.

Auto Racing Glance
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles around a 1.5-mile oval), Kansas Speedway; Kansas City, Kan. TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET -- NBCSN (Radio: Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). THIS WEEK: This will be the sixth race of the 10-race NASCAR Cup playoffs

Kevin Harvick hopes to repeat history at Kansas Speedway
Must-win situations can intimidate and terrify the best of athletes. NASCAR's Kevin Harvick thrives when it's winner-take-all. A year ago, Harvick came to Kansas Speedway buried in the 12 th and final playoff spot and needed to win the Hollywood Casino 400 to ensure advancement in the Monster

Toyota's success on NASCAR tracks translates into new car sales
When Toyota steered into NASCAR national-series racing in 2004 by dipping its toes  into the Camping World Truck Series, racing fans didn't surge forward to offer an enthusiastic welcome.          In fact, many were appalled that a car manufacturer based outside United States borders would be allowed

NASCAR video: A.J. Allmendinger could be spoiler at Kansas
Allmendinger is hoping for success at Kansas yet again on Sunday.

2017 playoffs: Breaking down the chances to advance past Kansas
Bob Pockrass NASCAR • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com • 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year • More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Follow on Twitter After a Talladega race that saw most of the NASCAR playoff drivers leave early with wrecked race cars, the contenders know they can't find more

Opinion: Fall Cleaning - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup News
There's a sentiment among some that Talladega should be eliminated from the playoff schedule and moved to the regular season. MRN's Pete Pistone says that's a bad idea. (Photo: Getty Images) As the autumn leaves change color and begin to fall, it's a perfect chance to clean out the old

NASCAR drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Roval tire test
Actress Alyssa Milano got an idea from a friend of a friend on Facebook to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." The hashtag #MeToo was tweeted nearly

NASCAR drivers test the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval to mixed results
With a year to go before the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway transitions to the roval layout -- that's road course oval -- a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday and Wednesday proved that the experiment will be a matter of trial and error. Four drivers representing all three manufacturers