Friday, May 20, 2022

Entertainment Expectations Sky High For NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend

Entertainment Expectations Sky High For #NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend

 

Beware of large falling objects from the sky during the NASCAR All-Star Race weekend set for May 20-22 at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

While the majority of adrenalin-pumped, all-star daredevils will be on track competing for the $1 million payday in the NASCAR All-Star Race, The “Rocketman” Valencia and Great American High Dive Show will give them a run for their money as the featured entertainment acts for the weekend.

 

“Rocketman” Valencia is a human cannonball who propels out of a giant cannon at more than 55 miles per hour, reaches heights of over 65 feet and travels into a safety net some 165 feet away. He will be front and center Saturday (May 21) and Sunday (May 22) during the Xfinity Series race and NASCAR All-Star Race, respectively, as he will perform in front of the race crowd from the infield scoring pylon.

 

“Rocketman” Valencia will make his Texas Motor Speedway debut at the conclusion of Stage 2 of Saturday’s SRS Distribution 250 Xfinity Series race and once again following the checkered flag. The SRS Distribution 250 begins at 12:30 p.m. CT (TV: FS1).

 

The human cannonball returns the next evening for the NASCAR All-Star Race, where he will perform following the conclusion of Rounds 2, 3 and 4. The NASCAR All-Star Race begins at 7 p.m. (TV: FS1) but on-track action officially opens at 5 p.m. with the Open Race for non-qualifiers to earn a berth in the all-star field.

 

“Rocketman” will have competition for air space from the Great American High Dive Show.

 

This act features a team of Olympic-caliber, national and world champion divers who will perform dramatic human torch fire dives, thrilling high dives from an 80-foot platform mixed with a patriotic All-American show and costumed clown diving act. The high dive act will be located near Gate 3 of the Fan Zone with two performances Saturday (10:15 & 11:30 a.m.) and three Sunday (12:30, 1:45 & 3 p.m.).

 

But wait, there’s more.

 

Country music superstar Blake Shelton will perform a one-hour, pre-race concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the NASCAR All-Star race activities. The concert will take place from the frontstretch stage and free to all in the grandstands.

 

For those wanting to get more intimate with Shelton on stage, Texas Motor Speedway is offering a limited “Track Pass” for just $99 ($79 for season ticket holders) as an add-on option to a race admission ticket. “Track Pass” holders will move from the grandstands to in front of the stage for the concert, driver introductions and also have pre-race pit access included.

 

In addition to the high-flying entertainment music, there is a variety of acts for adults and kids alike ranging from full-armor, medieval fighting to acrobatic dogs. The free entertainment is available all three days as soon as the public gates open. The entertainment will be featured primarily near Gates 3 and 7 of the Fan Zone. Click here for a full public schedule of race weekend events. 

 


 

The entertainment line-up includes:

 

  • Canine Stars - Featured on the hit show “America’s Got Talent” last season, Canine Stars features a world-class team of dog trainers and their adopted dogs from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands and South Korea showcasing their athletic ability and extreme discipline. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Friday (3:30 & 5 p.m.), Saturday (9:30 & 11 a.m.), Sunday (12:15, 2 & 3:30 p.m.).
  • Full Steel Combat – This is not a video game but actual steel-clad, medieval soldiers taking part in a tournament that features individual duels with axes, swords, shields and maces, team combat and a grand melee where it is everyone for themselves. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Saturday (10 & 11:30 a.m.), Sunday (1 & 2:45 p.m.).
  • Tumbleweed Crossing – This is a traveling comedy Wild West gunfight stunt show on the Western town set of Tumbleweed Crossing. Enjoy a 25-minute show featuring stunts, comedy and special effects with an Old West theme. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 3. Performance Times: Saturday (9:45 & 11 a.m.), Sunday (12:45, 2 & 3:15 p.m.).
  • Robert Castillo’s Freestyle BMX team – This group of nationally recognized extreme action sports athletes will amaze with thrilling and entertaining BMX stunts that will amaze you. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Saturday (10 & 11:30 a.m.), Sunday (1 & 2:45 p.m.).
  • Face Painter & Balloon Artist: Kids will love the opportunity to get their faces painted as well as watch a balloon artist create all kinds on fun designs. Location: Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. - Noon), Sunday (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.).
  • Mobile Escape Room Texas – A popular, interactive experience where players use teamwork and communication skills to find clues and solve complex puzzles inside this state-of-the-art, climate-controlled adventure trailer. Location: Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. - Noon), Sunday (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.).
  • Smacking Axes – Another interactive display where fans get the opportunity to throw axes at targets. A Master Axe Smacker will be on hand to help you with proper technique and having fun with this popular entertainment. Location: Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. - Noon), Sunday (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.).

The $1 million-to-win NASCAR All-Star Race is the marquee event of a race weekend (May 20-22) featuring all three of NASCAR’s premier series. The SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be held Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch) and the SRS Distribution 250 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch). The NASCAR Open will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch) and the NASCAR All-Star Race at 7 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch).

 

TICKETS:

Tickets for the May 20-22 NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend, are on sale now at www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/season-tickets.

  

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Racing Wives star Ashley Busch files for divorce from NASCAR racer Kurt Busch

Racing Wives star Ashley Busch files for divorce from NASCAR racer Kurt Busch

Racing Wives star Ashley Busch files for divorce from #NASCAR racer Kurt Busch

 

 

NASCAR racer Kurt Busch and Ashley Busch are getting a divorce, according to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports.

 

In a statement obtained by TMZ, Kurt Busch said, “I am heartbroken to confirm that my wife Ashley and I are working to dissolve our marriage. Divorce is a personal and private matter and I hope our privacy will be respected.”

 

Kurt Busch, from Mooresville, North Carolina, drives for 23XI Racing. According to NASCAR, he has 34 career wins. Virginia-native Ashley Busch, formerly Ashley Van Metre, is a lifelong polo player and was named a global brand ambassador for the U.S. Polo Association in 2017. The two starred together on the 2019 reality TV show Racing Wives.

 

The two met in 2015 and married in 2016. They do not have any children.

 

TMZ reports that Ashley Busch filed for the divorce on May 9 in Florida. In the documents, she says that Kurt “committed a tortious act” and that their marriage is “irretrievably broken.” She says that problems arose in the relationship in April, and Kurt Busch allegedly cut her off from their joint bank accounts and cards.

 

As per the urban dictionary, a ‘tort’ is a wrongful act or conduct that violates someone’s rights and causes them suffering. A person who engages in this destructive behaviour has committed a “tortious act,” for which they may be held legally accountable.

 

Ashley has reportedly accused Kurt of barring access to their joint bank accounts and credit cards last month, as well as asking her to leave the family home starting in early June, according to TMZ.

 

The documents say that the couple had a prenuptial agreement.

 

 

source: My Fox 8

Weekend Race Schedule for Texas Motor Speedway

Weekend Race Schedule for Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Cup (Sunday); Xfinity (Saturday); Trucks (Friday)

 

The NASCAR All-Star Race returns to Texas Motor Speedway. 'The Great American Speedway' is a high-banked superspeedway built by Bruton Smith's Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

 

If you come early on Sunday, you can see Blake Shelton perform prior to the green flag.

 

Thursday, May 19

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST (CAMPER PARTY PAD)
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM 7-ELEVEN OPEN
  • 8:00 AM - MIDNIGHT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT LONESTAR CIRCLE & GEICO VIP CAMPING OPENS
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TMS CREDENTIAL OFFICE OPEN
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM GEICO INFIELD & BIG FRIG BURNOUT ALLEY CAMPING OPENS
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM TMS FIRE RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS IN CAMPGROUNDS
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM NASCAR ALL-STAR BINGO (CAMPER PARTY PAD)

Friday, May 20

  • ALL DAY SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES 50/50 RAFFLE (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)
  • 7:00 AM 7-ELEVEN OPEN (24 HOURS)
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM FREE BREAKFAST BURRITO PROVIDED BY TXARM (CAMPER PARTY PAD)
  • 8:00 AM NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES HAULERS ENTER SOUTH TUNNEL
  • 8:00 AM SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES BILL WALKER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY PREMIER TRUCK GROUP AT BRIDLEWOOD GOLF CLUB
  • 8:00 AM - MIDNIGHT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT LONESTAR CIRCLE & GEICO VIP CAMPING OPENS
  • 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM TMS CREDENTIAL OFFICE OPEN
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM GEICO INFIELD & BIG FRIG BURNOUT ALLEY CAMPING OPENS
  • 10:00 AM NASCAR XFINITY SERIES HAULERS ENTER SOUTH TUNNEL
  • 11:00 AM GARAGE OPENS
  • 2:00 PM FAN ZONE OPENS
  • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM TRACKSIDE LIVE AT GATE 3
  • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM TORCHY'S OPEN IN THE INFIELD
  • 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM AXE THROWING / MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 2:30 PM GATES 3,4,5,6, & SUITES OPEN / BARR TUNNEL / GATE 7 FOR TURN 1 TERRACE ONLY
  • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM TRACK PASS ACCESS (ACCESS AT BARR TUNNEL / SOUTH SCORING TOWER)
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM FACE PAINTER & BALLOON ARTIST ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 3:30 & 5:30 PM CANINE STARS ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES QUALIFYING
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PRACTICE
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM NASCAR XFINITY SERIES QUALIFYING
  • 7:00 PM NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
  • 7:30 PM NCWTS SpeedyCash.com 220 (220.5 Miles)
    • Stages 
      • 35 Laps
      • 70 Laps
      • 147 Laps

Saturday, May 21

  • ALL DAY SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES 50/50 RAFFLE (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)
  • 24 HOURS 7-ELEVEN OPEN
  • 8:00 AM - MIDNIGHT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT LONESTAR CIRCLE & GEICO VIP CAMPING OPENS
  • 8:00 AM GEICO INFIELD & BIG FRIG BURNOUT ALLEY CAMPING OPENS
  • 9:00 AM FAN ZONE OPENS
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00PM AXE THROWING / MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM ON THE FAN ZONE BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00PM TRACKSIDE LIVE AT GATE 3
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00PM FACE PAINTER & BALLOON ARTIST ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM TMS CREDENTIAL OFFICE OPEN
  • 9:15 AM 10:45AM, 4:30 PM BMX STUNT SHOW ON THE FAN ZONE BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 9:15 AM, 11AM, 4PM CANINE STARS ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM TORCHY'S OPEN IN THE INFIELD
  • 9:30 AM GATES 3,4,5,6, & SUITES OPEN / GATE 7 FOR TURN 1 TERRACE ONLY / BARR TUNNEL
  • 9:45 & 11AM TUMBLE WEED CROSSING WESTERN SHOW ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 10:00 AM NASCAR CUP SERIES HAULERS ENTER SOUTH TUNNEL
  • 10 AM & 11:30 AM FULL STEEL COMBAT ON THE FAN ZONE BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TRACK PASS ACCESS (ACCESS AT BARR TUNNEL / SOUTH SCORING TOWER)
  • 10:30 AM GARAGE OPENS
  • 9:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 4:45 PM GREAT AMERICAN HIGH DIVE ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 12:00 PM NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
  • 12:30 PM NXS SRS DISTRIBUTION 250 (250 Miles)
    • STAGES
      • 40 LAPS
      • 80 LAPS
      • 167 LAPS
  • End of Stage 2 HUMAN CANNONBALL (VIEW FROM GRANDSTANDS)
  • At Checkered Flag HUMAN CANNONBALL (VIEW FROM GRANDSTANDS)
  • 15 MINS POST CHECKERED FLAG SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES ALL-STAR LIVE AUCTION AT TRACKSIDE LIVE STAGE
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM TRACK PASS ACCESS (ACCESS AT BARR TUNNEL / SOUTH SCORING TOWER)
  • 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES PRACTICE (TWO GROUPS - OPEN ENTRIES, FOLLOWED BY ALL-STAR ENTRIES)
  • 6:45 PM - 7:05 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES QUALIFYING (OPEN - SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP ALL OPEN ENTRIES)
  • 7:05 PM - 7:30 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES QUALIFYING (ALL-STAR Q1: SINGLE VEHICLE 1 LAP, ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES)
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES QUALIFYING (ALL-STAR Q2: ELIMINATION BRACKET / MANDATORY PIT STOP)
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM JAG METALS CAMPER SHINDIG featuring BRENDYN KYLE, AARON COPELAND & SARAH HOBBS (CAMPER PARTY PAD)
  • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM BACK N BLACK CONCERT IN THE INFIELD (AC/DC COVER BAND)

Sunday, May 22

  • ALL DAY SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES 50/50 RAFFLE (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)
  • 24 HOURS 7-ELEVEN OPEN (CLOSES AT 12PM MONDAY, MAY 23)
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES ALL-STAR LAPS FOR CHARITY PRESENTED BY SWAT ROOFING & CONTRACTING (STAGE IN EXPRESS LOT)
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM TMS CREDENTIAL OFFICE OPEN
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM TORCHY'S OPEN IN THE INFIELD
  • 10:00 AM Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries Church Service (TXARM Tent in Campgrounds)
  • 12:00 PM FAN ZONE OPENS
  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM 7-ELEVEN SUPERCAR UNVIELING featuring NCS DRIVER CHRIS BUESCHER, LIVE DJ, TRACK PASS GIVEAWAYS, & CHANCE TO WIN A MODEL 7-ELEVEN SUPERCAR
  • 12:15 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:15PM BMX STUNT SHOW ON THE FAN ZONE BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 12:15 PM, 2PM, 3:30 PM CANINE STARS ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3PM GREAT AMERICAN HIGH DIVE ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM FACE PAINTER & BALLOON ARTIST ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM AXE THROWING / MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 4 PM TUMBLE WEED CROSSING WESTERN SHOW ON THE FAN ZONE NEAR GATE 3
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00PM TRACKSIDE LIVE AT GATE 3
  • 1:00 PM & 2:45 PM FULL STEEL COMBAT ON THE FAN ZONE BETWEEN GATES 6 & 7
  • 1:30 PM GATES 3,4,5,6, & SUITES OPEN / BARR TUNNEL / GATE 7 FOR TURN 1 TERRACE ONLY
  • 1:30 PM TRACK PASS ACCESS (ACCESS VIA STEPS / BARR TUNNEL / SOUTH SCORING TOWER)
  • 1:30 PM GARAGE OPENS
  • 4:00 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (OPEN)
  • 4:30 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES OPEN RACE
    • STAGES 
      • 20 LAPS
      • 20 LAPS
      • 10 LAPS)
  • 5:30 PM BLAKE SHELTON CONCERT
  • 6:30 PM NASCAR CUP SERIES ALL-STAR DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
  • 7:00 PM NCS ALL-STAR RACE
    • Stages
      • 25 LAPS
      • 25 LAPS
      • 25 LAPS
      • 50 LAPS
  • HUMAN CANNONBALL (VIEW FROM GRANDSTANDS)
    • End of Stage 2
    • End of Stage 3
    • End of Stage 4
  • POST RACE ALL-STAR FIREWORKS
  • POST RACE BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZARRAGA POST RACE CONCERT

 

 

 

source: NASCAR Media

Monday, May 16, 2022

NASCAR and ARCA Race Weekend Recap (Kansas)

NASCAR and ARCA Race Weekend Recap (Kansas)

Winners: Kurt Busch (Cup); Zane Smith (Trucks) and Nick Sanchez 

 

NASCAR Cup

Kurt Busch Charges to Dramatic Win

Kurt Busch Charges to Dramatic Win

 

In an event fraught with pit road mistakes and mechanical issues, Kurt Busch ran an impeccable race.

 

In an intensely competitive run to the finish of Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, Busch nosed past leader Kyle Larson at the finish line on Lap 259 of 267 and completed the pass two corners later off Turn 2, as Larson scraped the outside wall.

 

Seven laps later, Busch’s No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota crossed the finish line 1.413 seconds ahead of Larson to win for the first time at Kansas, the first time this season and the 34th time in his career. Busch has now won NASCAR Cup races for five different car owners and with four different manufacturers.

 

“If I can get one Kyle, I can get both,” said an elated Busch, who passed brother Kyle Busch, the third-place finisher, 11 circuits after a restart on Lap 235.

 

With 21 laps left Busch began his pursuit of Larson, making up ground as traffic became a factor. On Lap 259 Busch pulled even to the inside of Larson, as the drivers raced side-by-side from the backstretch to the finish line, with Busch inches ahead at the stripe.

 

Busch widened his advantage through the first two corners of Lap 260 and cleared the No. 5 Chevrolet as Larson brushed the wall near the exit of Turn 2.

 

“It’s all about teamwork,” Busch said. “I don’t do this alone, and the way that Toyota’s helped us, JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing)… My little brother has been so important, just on the family side of ‘Hey, you’ve got to get through these steps.’

 

“But this is 23XI. This is our first win with the 45 car, and with Jordan Brand on the hood, I felt like I had to play like the GOAT, race like the GOAT. I had to beat the Kyles. I beat both.”

 

Pole: Christopher Bell

Click Here for Race Results

 

Next Race: The Cup Series will return on May 22 for the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. 

 

 

NASCAR Xfinity

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Had an Off-Week.

Next Race: The Xfinity Series will return on May 21 for the SRS Distribution 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. 
 
 

NASCAR Trucks

Zane Smith Cruises to Truck Series Win

Zane Smith Cruises to Truck Series Win

 

Zane Smith put on a dominant display in the Hearth of America 200. Smith outlasted a late challenge from Ty Majeski to capture his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the season and the sixth of his career.

 

“It was really just an unbelievable truck,” Smith said. “So dang cool. That was one of my easier ones I’ve ever had to win, but that late-race restart scared me a little bit.”

 

Pole: John Hunter Nemechek

Click Here for Race Results

 

Next Race: The Truck Series will return on May 20 for the SpeedyCash.com 220 at Texas Motor Speedway. 

 

 

ARCA

Another Win for Nick Sanchez Moves Him into a Tie for the ARCA Points Lead

Another Win for Nick Sanchez Moves Him into a Tie for the ARCA Points Lead

 

Nick Sanchez won the Dutch Boy 150 by holding off a hard charging Rajah Carruth in the final laps. After picking up his first ARCA Menards Series victory at Kansas Speedway last October, Sanchez took advantage of a late-race accident between Corey Heim and Drew Dollar  to collect the third win of his budding career.

 

“I think (Dollar) was just pushing a little too hard there at the bottom and obviously side force here is everything,” Sanchez said. “(Heim) took it off, and they both hit the wall. I saw it coming. (Dollar) started off pretty free, and I was able to stay at the bottom and capitalize on his mistakes.”

 

“It’s all momentum, and your car has to let you keep up momentum as much as possible,” he said.

 

Pole: Corey Heim

Click Here for Race Results

 

Next Race: The ARCA Series will return on 05/27/2022 for the General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

 

 

Superstar Racing Experience

Next Race: The SRX Series will return on 06/18/2022 for the SRX Series Season Opener at Five Flags Speedway.

 

source: NASCAR Media

Sunday, May 15, 2022

NASCAR Cup Series - AdventHealth 400 Fan Guide

#NASCAR Cup Series - AdventHealth 400 Fan Guide

  • Next Race: AdventHealth 400  
  • The Place: Kansas Speedway  
  • The Date: Sunday, May 15  
  • The Time: 3 p.m. ET  
  • The Purse: $7,117,591  
  • TV: FS1, 1:30 p.m. ET  
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio 
  • Distance: 400.5 miles (267 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 80)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 165)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 267)

 
#NASCAR Cup Series - AdventHealth 400 Fan Guide

 

WHAT TIME IS THE RACE?

The 400-mile main event is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 15, and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

CAN I LISTEN ON THE RADIO?

You can tune in on MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90).

CAN I STREAM ONLINE?

Yes. Download the FOX Sports GO app for online coverage.

WHAT CHANNEL IS FS1 AND FS2?

It varies by location, but this link allows viewers to find the channels by entering their zip code and selecting their television provider.

 

source: NASCAR Media

Hendrick Motorsports Looks to Continue 1.5-mile Mastery at Kansas

Hendrick Motorsports Looks to Continue 1.5-mile Mastery at Kansas

Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman earn top-10 starting spots at Kansas

 

Kansas Speedway has been a strong track for the quartet of Hendrick Motorsports drivers in recent years. The 1.5-mile track stands as the next stop on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule as it hosts the 13th race of the season on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

Dating back to 2021, Hendrick Motorsports has won the last four races on 1.5-mile tracks including a 1-2 finish at Kansas last fall. Kyle Larson's October win was the organization's eighth victory at the Sunflower State track, which is the most among all teams. The driver of the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 led nearly half of the laps at this track last year – 262 of a possible of 534 laps.

 

However, crew chief Cliff Daniels isn't resting on last year’s triumph.

 

"We had success there last year, but this weekend is another track we are visiting for the first time with the Next Gen car so there is still a lot to learn," Daniels said. "Kansas is just one of those tracks where you have to respect the track because it can draw you into thinking it’s pretty straightforward, but the lanes can change a lot throughout the race."

 

Larson has four top fives and six top 10s in 14 starts here. NASCAR's reigning Cup Series champion has won four of his last 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks after going winless in his first 71 races on that track length.

 

Chase Elliott also has a win to his name at Kansas with his victory coming in 2018. In fact, this has been one of his best tracks as his 9.8 average finish there is second only to Kevin Harvick among active drivers. That mark also stands as his best 1.5-mile track among active tracks on the Cup circuit. He has six top-five finishes and eight top-10s in 12 starts.

 

Over the last seven races here, the driver of the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, he has five top-five finishes and one finish outside the top six in that stretch. The current Cup Series points leader enters Sunday with a streak of eight straight top-10 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks – his longest streak on that track length.

 

"Each track presents its own set of challenges, but I think our team as a whole has done a good job of adapting and I don’t think that will be any different this weekend," Elliott said.

 

 

Larson, Bowman earn top-10 starting spots at Kansas

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman will be starting inside the top 10 for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.

 

Larson’s final round lap of 178.772 mph in the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 earned him third on the starting grid. The reigning Cup Series champion is the most recent winner at this track and led 262 laps here last year. The Elk Grove, California, native was also third on the 10-lap average board following the group practice session.

 

Bowman’s mark of 177.567 mph earned the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 the eighth spot in the lineup. This is the Tucson, Arizona, native’s sixth top-10 start at Kansas and in the previous five, he earned top-10 finishes.

 

Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2016, Alex Bowman's 9.7 average finish at Kansas is his best mark of any active oval in the Cup Series. Among his two top fives in 13 starts, Bowman was the runner-up finisher in the 2019 spring race. The Tucson, Arizona, native’s five top 10s match his most at any one track (Dover Motor Speedway being the other) in the series and he has four top-10 finishes in his last seven runs there.

 

On top of that, the driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 won earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile track that used the same base rules package being run at Kansas.

 

"Kansas Speedway has always been a place I feel like I run well at," Bowman said. "Getting the win at Las Vegas this season helps our confidence at a similar track. We have to stay focused and take it one race at a time and this week, it is a place that I enjoy racing at."

 

While coming off a heartbreaking result in the closing laps at Darlington Raceway may still sting, William Byron's Kansas numbers show he has a really good chance to bounce right back. The 24-year-old driver has five straight top 10s at the venue, which is his longest such streak in his young Cup career. HIs five top 10s in eight starts are tied for his most at any on track with Martinsville Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

 

Entering this weekend, the driver of the No. 24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is tied for second in the point standings with Ryan Blaney, 65 markers behind his teammate Elliott. Like Bowman, Byron also has a win on a 1.5-mile track in 2022 with his first victory of the year coming at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March.

 

In fact, Byron, Bowman and Elliott are three of the five drivers (Ross Chastain and Martin Truex Jr. are the others) to finish in the top 10 in both 1.5-mile races this season and the Charlotte, North Carolina, native is one of two drivers (Chastain is the other) to finish in the top five in both races.

 

"We’re continuing to build on our intermediate package as the season goes with the Next Gen car," No. 24 crew chief Rudy Fugle. "I think we can really use some of our notes from Vegas for this weekend especially since we will be using the same right side tire we ran there. I also think some of our notes from the fall race at Kansas last season will correlate as well. With its progressive banking and with how sensitive it is to temperature, we'll have to keep up with the track not only throughout the weekend but throughout the race on Sunday to be in contention at the end."

 

FIVE FAST FACTS HEADING INTO KANSAS
(Data courtesy of Racing Insights)

  1. 4: Dating back to last October at Texas Motor Speedway and including last fall's at Kansas (two races won by Larson), Hendrick Motorsports has won the last four races on 1.5-mile tracks. That mark is tied for the longest such streak in Cup Series history, matching Furniture Row Racing's streak in 2017
  2. 5: The amount of top-10 finishes for Bowman at Kansas, which is tied with Dover Motor Speedway for his most at a track in the Cup Series. Five is also the streak of top-10 finishes that Byron has at this venue, dating back to October 2019.
  3. 8: The number of wins Hendrick Motorsports has at Kansas, which is the most among all teams. NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson both won three times at this track. Elliott and Larson each have been victorious once.
  4. 9.75: Elliott's average finish at the Kansas City, Kansas track, which is the second-best mark among active Cup Series drivers. Going by average finish, this is tied as Elliott's third-best oval track.v
  5. 2,535: The number of miles Hendrick Motorsports has led at Kansas in the Cup Series. The organization is 401 miles away from having led 100,000 miles in the sport's top series.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Camping World Truck Series to Race ‘Under the Lights’

Camping World Truck Series to Race ‘Under the Lights’

'Heart Of America 200' at Kansas Speedway

  • Next Race: Heart Of America 200
  • The Place: Kansas Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, May 14
  • The Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • The Purse: $716,932
  • TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 201 miles (134 Laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60) 
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)

 

#NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to Race ‘Under the Lights’

 

 

The 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season has lifted off with a plethora of robust competition producing six different winners in the first seven races. Now the Truck competitors set their sights on Kansas Speedway for the Heart of Americas 200 the eighth race of the season this Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

The 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway has hosted 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, dating back to the inaugural event on July 7, 2001. The first Camping World Truck Series race at Kanas was won by Ricky Hendrick driving a Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.

 

Playoff Bubble: Kansas Speedway the halfway point of regular season

Kansas Speedway marks the eighth race on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and the halfway point of the 16-race regular season. This year has been a feverish pace with four different drivers locking themselves into the postseason by virtue of wins, leaving just six spots left up for grabs.

 

Following Darlington, Zane Smith (Daytona, COTA), Ben Rhodes (Bristol), Chandler Smith (Las Vegas) and John Hunter Nemechek (Darlington) have all earned a spot in the Playoffs with their wins.

 

Heading into Kansas, Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen currently sits fifth in the Playoff outlook, the highest ranked driver without a win this season. Friesen is currently 53 points up on the post season cutline. Kansas has been a bit of a struggle for Friesen in the past. In six starts at Kansas he has just one top-five finish (2018). He finished 14th in this race last season.

 

The other five drivers above the Playoff cutline are Carson Hocevar (+36 points above postseason cutline), Ty Majeski (+33), Christian Eckes (+31), Grant Enfinger (+15) and Matt Crafton (+14).

 

Tanner Gray is the first driver outside the Playoff cutoff, 14 points behind Matt Crafton in the 10th and final postseason transfer position. Ankrum is hoping to make some points up on his competitors this weekend at Kansas, his only career victory came at a similarly shaped 1.5-mile track – Kentucky Speedway. Ankrum has made five starts at Kansas posting a best finish of 11th in 2019.

 

Of the drivers below the Playoff cutline heading into this weekend at Kansas, keep an eye on Tyler Ankrum. The California native scored his only career victory at a similarly shaped 1.5-mile track – Kentucky Speedway. Ankrum has made five starts at Kansas posting a best finish of 11th in 2019

 

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source: NASCAR Media

Friday, May 13, 2022

Weekend Race Schedule for Kansas Speedway

Weekend Race Schedule for Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Cup & Camping World Truck Series Plus ARCA

Kansas Speedway offers single-race tickets as low as $49. They also offers several ticket packages, including their season package, which offers the best pricing and seat locations. View the ticket packages available under the  ‘Tickets’ Tab in their website main navigation. 

 

Tickets are also available by calling 866-460-7223, clicking Tickets above, or visiting their ticket office at 400 Speedway Blvd. Kansas City, KS 66111 Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm CT. 

 

 

Saturday, May 14

  • 9:00 am Parking Lots Open
  • 9:30 am Grandstand Gates, WISE Power Fanwalk* Open
  • 9:45 am - 10:30 am ARCA Menards Series Practice/Qualifying (Dutch Boy 150)
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am StrawBilly Band (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am ARCA Drivers Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am ARCA Drivers Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
  • 12:50 pm Dutch Boy 150 Driver Introductions
  • 1:00 PM Dutch Boy 150 (ARCA Menards Series Race)
  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Jack Wood Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Carson Hocevar Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Christian Eckes Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 4:00 pm - 4:35 pm NASCAR Cup Series Practice
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm StrawBilly Band (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 4:35 pm - 6:00 pm NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
  • 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Dueling Pianos (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 6:30 pm Heart of America 200 Driver Introductions
  • 7:00 PM Heart of America 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) - Fireworks Show to follow

 

Sunday, May 15

  • 9:00 am Parking Lots Open
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am StrawBilly Band (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 10:00 am Grandstand Gates, WISE Power Fanwalk*, Ignition Garage* Open
  • 10:45 am Open Track Crossover Gates for Pre-Race Access*
  • 11:00 am Eva Moore Performing Arts Center (Midway)
  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am Daniel Suarez Q&A (WISE Power Fanwalk Stage)*
  • 11:10 am - 11:25 am Kurt Busch Q&A (Fan Suite)*
  • 11:15 am - 11:30 am Drumline (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 11:15 am Leighs School of Dance (Midway)
  • 11:15 am - 11:30 am Martin Truex Jr. Q&A (Ignition Garage)*
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am Denny Hamlin Q&A (WISE Power Fanwalk Stage)*
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am William Byron Q&A (Ignition Garage)*
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am Christopher Bell Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm Chris Buescher Q&A (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Michael McDowell Q&A (NASCAR Kids Zone)
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Summer Breeze Concert (Pre-Race Stage)
  • 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm Dueling Pianos (Trackside Live Stage)
  • 12:15 pm Kisses Dance Cheer Talent (Midway)
  • 12:30 pm Reign Dance Studio (Midway)
  • 1:10 pm Red Carpet (Pre-Race Access Required*)
  • 1:30 pm AdventHealth 400 Driver Introductions (Pre-Race Stage)
  • 2:00 PM AdventHealth 400 (NASCAR Cup Series Race)

 

 

source: NASCAR Media

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key

Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key Busch

Congratulations Kyle, Samantha, and Brexton

Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key Busch

 

        • Lennix Key Busch
        • May 10, 2022
        • 5:12 am
        • 6 lbs 1 oz 20 in

 

Kyle and his wife Samantha welcomed their second child via surrogate. They named her Lennix Key.

 

On Tuesday, the pair wrote on Instagram, “We're beyond overjoyed that God has blessed us with our beautiful girl. Our tiny little peanut has a head full of crazy hair and a big brother waiting at home who can't wait to meet her!!!”

 

“Thank you everyone who has followed our journey and prayed along side of us. Our hearts are bursting with happiness,” they continued, using the hashtags #ivfjourney and #rainbowbaby.

 

 

Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key Busch
Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key Busch
Welcome to the #NASCAR World Lennix Key Busch

 

 

 

Congrats mom and dad! She is perfect. Uncle Kurt is so excited to meet baby girl. (Kurt Busch)

 

 

 

source: NASCAR Media

Monday, May 9, 2022

NASCAR / ARCA Race Weekend Recap (Darlington / Nashville Fairgrounds)

NASCAR / ARCA Race Weekend Recap (Darlington / Nashville Fairgrounds)

Winners: Joey Logano (Cup); Justin Allgaier (Xfinity); John Hunter Nemechek (Trucks) plus Sammy Smith (ARCA East)

 

NASCAR Cup

Logano Moves Byron Out of Way, Powers to First Win of 2022

Logano Moves Byron Out of Way, Powers to First Win of 2022

 

Executing a decisive bash-and-run on the next-to-last-lap of Sunday‘s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, Joey Logano wrestled the lead from William Byron and ended a NASCAR Cup Series 40-race winless streak dating to March 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track. 

 

After Logano gave Byron‘s Chevrolet a jolt entering Turn 3 on the white-flag lap, Byron shot up the track into the outside wall and fell back to 13th at the finish. 

 

“Yeah, you’re not going to put me in the wall and not get anything back,” Logano said, apparently referring to earlier contact from Byron‘s car. “That’s how that works. Man, super proud of the Shell-Pennzoil team, getting a victory here in Darlington. You know what it’s like — I’ve never won here in a Cup race before.

 

“So proud of this race team. Great execution all day long. I’ll tell you what, the coolest thing is getting this car into Victory Lane. This is the car where it all started for me back in ’95 in a quarter midget. Really, honestly, all the young kids racing out there right now — this could be you.”

 

 

Pole: Joey Logano 

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Next Race: The Cup Series will return on 05/15/2022 for the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway. 

 

NASCAR Xfinity

Justin Allgaier Snaps 34-Race Winless Streak

Justin Allgaier Snaps 34-Race Winless Streak

 

The numbers tell the story of Justin Allgaier’s impressive victory in Saturday’s Mahindra ROXOR 200 at Darlington Raceway. 

 

First and foremost, in defending the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory he claimed last spring at the Lady in Black, Allgaier broke a 34-race drought dating to that 2021 win. 

 

For the second straight race, JR Motorsports posted a 1-2 result, with Noah Gragson trailing Allgaier to the finish line by .259 seconds in a two-lap dash to the end of regulation. 

 

“This team right here — the pit stops today were killing it,” said Allgaier, who had finished a close second to teammate Josh Berry a week ago at Dover. “They were awesome. This Hellman’s Camaro was so fast. Just a testament to the 7 guys, but everybody at JR Motorsports — they’ve been working so hard. It’s showing with our finishes, not just our 7 team, but all of us.

 

“We’ve been doing this way too long, and you know how great it feels to get back to Victory Lane. … And by the way, it was awesome racing my teammates. That was probably the coolest part, racing my teammates all day, so hats off to those guys.”

 

 

Pole: Ty Gibbs

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Next Race: The Xfinity Series will return on 05/21/2022 for the SRS Distribution 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. 

 

 

NASCAR Trucks

John Hunter Nemechek Grabs First Win of 2022

John Hunter Nemechek Grabs First Win of 2022

 

The fastest truck won Friday’s Dead On Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway, but not without much ado between the green flag and the checkers. 

 

Pole winner John Hunter Nemechek fought through 10 cautions, an extra pit stop to tighten a loose wheel and an overtime restart to post his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season, holding off hard-luck Carson Hocevar by 0.552 seconds in the two-lap shootout to the finish. 

 

“Just a huge shoutout to all the guys that work on this No. 4 KBM Toyota Tundra,” Nemechek said after spinning his truck like a dervish in a celebratory burnout on the frontstretch.

 

“I thought we gave it away early, honestly, and we were able to rebound and battle back. I learned a lot tonight. I was finally able to bring home the first win of the year.”

 

 

Pole: John Hunter Nemechek

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Next Race: The Truck Series will return on 05/14/2022 for the Heart Of America 200 at Kansas Speedway. 

 

 

ARCA

Sammy Smith Sings a Winning Tune in Music City 200

Sammy Smith Sings a Winning Tune in Music City 200

 

Sammy Smith is right at home in Music City.

Smith, driving the No. 18 TMC Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, triumphed during Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series East Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway


The victory was his third in four races in East Series competition this season and his second-straight at the historic Nashville oval. It also allowed him strengthen his lead in the East Series standings to nine points ahead of title rival Taylor Gray

 

“We kind of struggled there to get by the 1 car (Finch) early,” Smith explained in Victory Lane. “Just couldn’t get clean air, but once we got out front our car was really good and here we are.”

 

Pole: Jake Finch

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Next Race: The ARCA Series will return on 05/14/2022 for the Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway. 

 

 

Superstar Racing Experience

Next Race: The SRX Series will return on 06/18/2022 for the SRX Series Season Opener at Five Flags Speedway.

 

source: NASCAR Media

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day - #NASCAR Style

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln 

 

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. You are noticed and appreciated. 

 

 

Me & My Boy!




 

 

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