Sat 9/27: Dover Int'l Speedway, Dover 200, 3pm, MRN
Camping World Truck Series:
Sat 9/27: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rhino Linings 350, 9:30pm, MRN
Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 9/28: Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1pm, MRN
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ON TO DOVER
The 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup now moves from New Hampshire to Delaware for Sunday’s Triple-A 400 at Dover International Speedway. It’s the final race in the Challenger Round of this year’s revamped post-season format. Four of the sixteen competitors on the Chase Grid will be dropped from title contention before the series heads to the next round October 5th at Kansas Speedway. The drivers currently occupying positions thirteen through sixteen are Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola. Ryan Newman holds the final provisional spot to transfer into the Contender Round, six points clear of the cutoff … Three of those five drivers are past winners on “The Monster Mile” – Biffle, Busch and Newman. Hamlin finished fifth in this year’s first race there back on June 1st. Almirola placed twelfth … Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have locked themselves into the twelve-man field for the Contender Round with victories in the two opening races of this year’s post-season Chase, Keselowski winning at Chicagoland Speedway and Logano this past weekend in New Hampshire.
43 ENTERED AT DOVER
There are forty-three drivers on the preliminary entry list for Sunday’s third Chase race at Dover led by Jimmie Johnson, who’s won the last two races there. Another victory on Sunday would make him the first driver with three straight Dover wins since Jeff Gordon in 1995 and 1996 … Johnson is the track’s all-time leader in Cup Series victories. He has nine.
► For the second week in a row, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing had the highest finish by a rookie in any of NASCAR’s three top series – placing second (to Joey Logano) in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Loudon, New Hampshire.
► A pair of qualifying records fell at New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the weekend. In the Sprint Cup Series, Brad Keselowski claimed his fifth pole of the season with a hot lap of 140.598 miles per hour around the flat one-mile oval. His time was nearly a half-second faster than Kyle Busch’s old mark that was set earlier this season. Keselowski placed seventh in Sunday’s race. In the Camping World Truck Series, sixteen-year-old Cole Custer topped the speed chart at 131.897 miles per hour. His fast lap was four one-hundredths of a second quicker than Busch’s previous mark that was set in 2011. Custer went on to win Saturday’s race.
Regan Smith (Cato, New York), who drives for Junior Motorsports in the Nationwide Series, is celebrating his 31st birthday today.
ON THIS DATE
September 23rd, 2006: Mike Skinner won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a quick lap of 178.065 miles per hour – a track qualifying record that still stands. Skinner also won the race that year. The Truck Series returns to the Desert Southwest this week for Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350, which can be heard live on the Motor Racing Network starting at 9:30 p.m. (ET).
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Sun 10/5: Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1pm, MRN
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
Sat 10/4: Kansas Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 11/1: Texas Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Challenge, 3pm, PRN
Sat 11/8: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 11/15: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4pm, MRN
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Indy Car Series