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Kansas Race Information.



Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points).
Some of the drivers entered include: #00-Cope*, #15-Sorenson, #23-LaJoie, #51-TBA*, #55-Gaulding*, #66-Long*, #83-Moffitt*
Drivers who currently to not drive for a team with a Charter and need to race into the field: #00-Cope, #51-TBA, #55-Gaulding, #66-Long, #83-Moffit.
Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #00-Cope

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega, race 31 of 36 for the season, 5 of 10 in Playoffs, 2 of 3 in Round of 12]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3120
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (1 win) (A), 3101 -19
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 3096 -24
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3089 -31
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3088 -32
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3087 -33
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3076 -44
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3074 -46
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 3067 -53 (7 points behind 8th)
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3066 -54 (-8)
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3052 -68 (-22)
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3045 -75 (-29)
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

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Today, Phoenix Raceway installed one of the highest steel beams as part of the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar along with its partner Okland Construction. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace, longtime Phoenix Raceway season ticket holders and government officials joined Okland Construction team members and Phoenix Raceway staff to celebrate this important milestone in the project. Attendees and workers left their mark on Phoenix Raceway history by signing the steel beam before it was hoisted into the air. The topping out of the $178 million modernization project marks approximately one year until the completion of the upgraded venue.(Phoenix Raceway)

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Roush Fenway Racing carries its ‘Driven for a Cause' platform, in support of breast cancer awareness, into Kansas Speedway this weekend as Trevor Bayne's #6 AdvoCare Ford and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s #17 Fastenal Ford will both sport pink numbers this weekend. In addition to the pink numbers on the AdvoCare and Fastenal Ford Fusions, all Roush Fenway Fords have sported ‘Driven for a Cause' pink ribbon decals on the C-Post during the month of October. Roush Fenway personnel have supported the cause through at track apparel, wearing #DrivenForACause ribbons each weekend.(Roush Fenway Racing)

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Heavy rains overnight and throughout the morning combined with track conditions in the afternoon to wash out Day 3 of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. The 12 participants competing for a spot on the 2018 Rev Racing roster were slated to take laps in the team's NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. The early end to the session, however, did not adversely affect the evaluation process. Drivers took part in media and physical assessment at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona on Monday, and each of them got two sessions in a Late Model Stock Car Tuesday at New Smyrna Speedway.(NASCAR)

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This weekend will be #32-Matt DiBenedetto's 100th race in the top series of NASCAR. DiBenedetto made his first Cup Series start in 2015 and has recorded three top-10's, two of which were this season. His average finish in 2015 was 32nd and he has seen that statistic improve this year with Go Fas Racing where his average finish is 27th - a huge feat for a smaller team. With DiBenedetto re-signed through 2018, the team will continue to grow throughout the offseason and will look to improve their average finish up into the top-25.(Go Fas Racing)

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Talladega Race Information.



Keselowski won the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway for his 3rd win of 2017, 5th win at Talladega and 24th career win. It was his 300th career start. He passed #31-Newman on the final lap to take the win that was riddled with wrecks over the final 20 laps.
Keselowski is now locked into the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 8, along with Truex, Jr.
#31-Newman held on to finish 2nd followed by #6-Bayne, #22-Logano, #43-Almirola, #11-Hamlin, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #5-Kahne, #83-Gaulding (a career best), and #38-Ragan. The "big one" happened with 17 laps to go and invovled 16 cars: #4-Harvick, #38-Ragan, #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #78-Truex, #3-Dillon, #95-McDowell, #20-Kenseth, #10-Patrick, #13-Dillon, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #32-DiBenedetto, #75-Gaughan, #34-Cassill, #17-Stenhouse and #41-Busch. The race had to be red flagged for track cleanup.
There was also a wreck with 11 laps to go involving #4-Harvick, #21-Blaney, #22-Logano, and #75-Gaughan that also required a red flag for track cleanup.
Another wreck with 6 to go caught #19-Suarez, #24-Elliott, and #36-Buescher. A 3rd red flag was needed.
Playoff drivers who did not make it to the end of the race because of accidents included #1-McMurray, #4-Harvick, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #18-Busch, #21-Blaney, #24-Elliott, #48-Johnson, #78-Truex, Jr.
#2-Keselowski won stage 1 and won the race.
#21-Blaney won stage 2 but was caught in a late accident and finished 18th.
#78-Truex Jr. leads the driver points by 19 over #2-Keselowski.
There were 30 lead changes among 16 drivers and 11 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 131.677mph.

2017 MENCS Playoff drivers' finishing positions at Talladega
[by standings before the race (started)]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 23rd (21) Accident
2) #42-Kyle Larson, 13th (12)
3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 20th (22) Accident
4) #24-Chase Elliott, 16th (2) Accident
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 6th (15)
6) #18-Kyle Busch, 27th (16) Accident
7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 24th (8) Accident
8) #1-Jamie McMurray, 37th (17) Accident
9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 14th (19)
10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 1st (6)
11) #21-Ryan Blaney, 18th (9) Accident
12) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26th (5) Accident

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega, race 31 of 36 for the season, 5 of 10 in Playoffs, 2 of 3 in Round of 12]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3120
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (1 win) (A), 3101 -19
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 3096 -24
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3089 -31
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3088 -32
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3087 -33
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3076 -44
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3074 -46
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 3067 -53 (7 points behind 8th)
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3066 -54 (-8)
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3052 -68 (-22)
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3045 -75 (-29)
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Charlotte, race 30 of 36, 4 of 10 in Playoffs]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3106
2) #42-Kyle Larson, 3072 -34
3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3069 -37
4) #24-Chase Elliott, 3059 -47
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3056 -50
6) #18-Kyle Busch, 3055 -51
7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3051 -55
8) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3044 -62
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3043 -63
10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3042 -64
11) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3039 -67
12) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3034 -72
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

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