Sunday, October 31, 2021

Martinsville Speedway #NASCAR Masters

Martinsville Speedway #NASCAR Masters

The Best at ‘the Paperclip

Richard Petty: 15 Wins - #NASCAR

 Richard Petty: 15 Wins

'The King' certainly is the king of the 'Paperclip' with an astonishing 15 victories -- tied with North Wilkesboro as his winningest track. He also holds 30 top fives, 37 top 10s and 2,823 laps led at the Virginia track. 





Darrell Waltrip: 11 Wins - #NASCAR


Darrell Waltrip: 11 Wins

The three-time series champion not only finished first many times at Martinsville, but also started in the No. 1 spot a lot with eight Busch Pole Awards. The NASCAR Hall of Famer had an average finish of 10.8, thanks to his 31 top-10 results. 





Jeff Gordon: 9 Wins - #NASCAR

Jeff Gordon: 9 Wins

Gordon's final NASCAR Cup Series win came at the .526-mile track, a win that earned him a spot in the 2015 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The iconic victory served as the perfect bookend to the four-time champ's career.





Jimmie Johnson: 9 Wins - #NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson: 9 Wins

He may be known as 'Seven-Time,'  but he's 'Nine-Time' here. Five of Johnson's nine wins fall in a six-race stretch from 2006-09. The Hendrick Motorsports veteran holds a 9.9 average finish and has just two DNFs in 38 starts. 





Rusty Wallace: 7 Wins - #NASCAR

Rusty Wallace: 7 Wins

Five of Wallace's seven wins here came in just a seven-race span from 1993 to 1996, in which he finished second and third in the two races he did not win. The other two victories came in 1986 and 2004.




Cale Yarborough: 6 Wins - #NASCAR

Cale Yarborough: 6 Wins

Yarborough's final win here (1978) also marked the year of his third consecutive premier series title. He was unstoppable in all of '78 with 10 wins, 23 top fives, 24 top 10s and eight pole awards. 





Dale Earnhardt: 6 Wins - #NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt: 6 Wins

Any all-time best list in NASCAR, and of course the 'Intimidator' will be on it. Martinsville was his fifth-strongest track in terms of wins, yet he only started first once (1989).




Fred Lorenzen: 6 Wins - #NASCAR

Fred Lorenzen: 6 Wins

The 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee was dominant here in the 1960s with five wins over a span of six races. 





Denny Hamlin: 5 Wins - #NASCAR

Denny Hamlin: 5 Wins

The Virginia native is the winningest active driver at Martinsville. It is one of Hamlin's best tracks, with his average start (8.5) and average finish (9.7) in close proximity, not to mention 22 top-10 results in 31 showings.




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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Kyle Petty to Publish Memoir

Kyle Petty to Publish Memoir With St. Martin’s Press

Member of First Family of American Auto Racing Discusses the Sports Origins, Navigating Important Issues of the Day, And What the Future Will Be

Coming in August 2022: “Swerve Or Die:” Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing


Kyle Petty will publish his memoir, SWERVE OR DIE: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing, with St. Martin’s Press on August 9, 2022, co-written with bestselling author Ellis Henican.


Kyle Petty is NASCAR royalty. Son of the legendary “King,” Richard Petty, and grandson of one of the founders of the sport, Lee Petty, he has dedicated his life to the most popular form of American auto racing. St. Martin’s Publishing Group senior editor Michael Homler acquired North American rights from Peter McGuigan at Ultra Literary. The book will be available in hardcover, ebook and audio formats.


A champion on, and off, the track, Kyle Petty presents the most thoughtful insider’s account of NASCAR that has ever been written. Not just a “I raced here, I won there,” SWERVE OR DIE will take a rare deep dive into how the great American racing circuit has become so controversial and how it’s Southern-bred worldview is shaking American life yet again. In the book he presents deeply personal stories from his racing career: what it was like following in the footsteps of his father, the greatest driver the sport has ever known (Richard), his grandfather (Lee), credited as one of the sport’s founders, and also the moment he learned his young son Adam was killed in a crash during a practice run. By taking us through the history of the sport and it’s many dramatic moments, Petty pulls back the curtain of why today’s NASCAR is dealing with many wrenching societal issues and how it will go about handling them.


Petty also lays out his vision for the future of the sport in a quickly changing world. How will it keep its long-time fans while growing their future fan base after seeing the rapid rise of the sport in the early part of the 21st century come to a huge slow down? Could the sport, whose roots started in the dirt tracks of America's hinterlands, become a global leader in “green” vehicles?


#NASCAR's King Richard Petty with Young Kyle Petty
NASCAR's King Richard Petty with Young Kyle Petty



Kyle Petty is a former NASCAR racer and current commentator on NBC Sports. He is the son of 7 time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, the grandson of racer Lee Petty, credited as one of the founding fathers of the sport, and the father of the late racer Adam Petty, tragically killed in a practice crash in May of 2000. Kyle last drove the #45 Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises, where he formerly served as CEO. He is an in-demand public speaker and is active in many charitable causes, including Victory Junction, a camp that serves children with serious medical conditions, founded in honor of his son, Adam. He also leads an annual motorcycle ride, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.


Ellis Henican is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a popular TV pundit and a multi-New York Times bestselling author.


SWERVE OR DIE is available for preorder now: CLICK HERE


Kyle’s story is a uniquely American one about a uniquely American sport. I highly recommend it.
Jay Leno

Kyle has a powerful voice, a bottomless heart and a real gift for bringing people together. His life story is packed with lessons for all of us.
Herschel Walker

I’ll tell you what: Kyle doesn’t believe in keeping secrets.
Richard Petty





source: NASCAR Media

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Derek Kraus: 2021 NCWTS at Martinsville Race Preview

Derek Kraus: 2021 NCWTS at Martinsville Race Preview

October 30, 2021 “United Rentals 200” (Stages 50/100/200 laps = 105.2 miles)

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“Who wants a grandfather clock?"

Derek Kraus: 2021 NCWTS at Martinsville Race Preview


Penultimate race of the season in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Derek Kraus and McAnally-Hilgemann Racing team. It is on the Martinsville Speedway paperclip in the city of the same name in Virginia that the 40 drivers will compete against each other. Because direct confrontation there will be. You can imagine that on this tiny 0.526-mile oval there is little place for 40 trucks!


This will be the 44th race in NCWTS history on this legendary oval. The only one who has been on the Cup Series calendar year after year since the origins of NASCAR. And it's the same since the inception of the Truck Series in 1995. At least one race per season, often two.


Grant Enfinger won the race last year. Derek finishing 10th. In 2019 for his first race at Martinsville he was heading for a great result when he was pushed on the last lap, finishing only 18th.



Once again no practice or qualifying session.. Metric system.. It is from 17th position that he will start this Saturday. Problems should be avoided. As Derek says himself, "Going to Martinsville, we’ve got to just try to stay clean and be there at the end."


It takes a victory to end this difficult sophomore season with a bang!


Derek Kraus: #BrooklynJeansTeam #nascar


Brooklyn Jean Grishaber
It is with the orange and white colors of Incredible Bank that we can easily follow the Toyota Tundra N°19. Kraus and the MHR team are participating in this year’s Honor A Cancer Hero campaign at Martinsville. 

Above the driver's door of the No. 19 Tundra, his name will be replaced this week with #BrooklynJeansTeam - to honor Brooklyn Jean Grishaber. She is from Kimberly, Wisconsin and has been battling leukemia since she was 9 years old. Taylor Haufschildt nominated her and selected Kraus because he is also from Wisconsin and has raced with many teams that support #BrooklynJeansTeam.



We're all with Brooklyn. Never give up. You are a very strong young girl!



GO Derek GO !!


United Rentals 200 #NASCAR #Trucks


Entry list, starting lineup and much more here:


Race live this Saturday on FS1 at 1:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

10 Reasons to Spend Halloween at Martinsville Speedway

10 Reasons to Spend Halloween at Martinsville Speedway


10 Reasons to Spend Halloween at Martinsville Speedway

1. It’s going to be a wicked good time!

Martinsville Speedway be hosting Halloween celebrations all weekend. Join for a Pumpkin Carving Contest, a Halloween Costume Contest and Track-or-Treating both Saturday and Sunday in the Midway! Click Here to view our Halloween celebration activities.



2. It all comes down to Martinsville.

The Short Track will set the Championship 4 across all three national series Oct. 30-31. Get ready for competitive and drama-filled racing all weekend as the drivers fight to lock themselves a spot to race for a Championship. Click Here to Secure your tickets today!



3. Martinsville offers one of the most affordable Pre-Race Experiences in all of NASCAR.

Click Here to s ecure your pass today for your chance to view Q&A’s with drivers such as our reigning Xfinity 500 champion, Chase Elliott, sign the start-finish line and get the best view of driver introductions on Sunday, Oct. 31! Get your Pre-Race Experience while supplies last!



4. Martinsville Speedway’s GEICO Campgrounds offer plenty of family fun!

Be on the lookout for surprise and delights from staff all week long! To learn more about the GEICO Campground experiences – Click Here


5. Join Martinsville Speedway for their FIRST EVER Campground Concert on Friday night!

Featuring two acts from 6 to 9 p.m., we can’t wait to kick off race weekend with all of you. Click Here to view their schedule of events below.


6. As the only racetrack that has been on the NASCAR schedule since 1948, Martinsville Speedway offers plenty of history and tradition.

From their iconic Grandfather Clock trophy to being the shortest track in NASCAR, you can soak in history with some of the best views in NASCAR. Learn more about The Short Track here!


7. The Hot Dog Stand.

You can’t leave the track without getting a famous Martinsville Hot Dog with all the toppings! We'll be cashless all weekend long, Click Here to learn more.



8. Track Laps for Charity returns on Wednesday, Oct. 27!

Take your personal vehicle around the track and get an idea of what the professionals will be experiencing later that week. Register for our Track Laps for Charity today! – Click Here



9. Photo icons will be spread throughout the property all race weekend so your memories can last forever.

Get a photo with the famous Grandfather Clock in Martinsville Speedway’s mock Victory Lane or pose with the NASCAR icon. Get around easy by checking out our maps – Click Here!


10. Thanks to our friends at OnLocation, your travel plans can be a breeze with the option to choose from various travel packages.

It's not too late to lock in your travel packages! Click Here




Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman

Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman

July 27, 1944 – October 24, 2016

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Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman


A beaming face often covered by a cowboy hat, a mustache overhanging a big smile. A firesuit often stained with grease or engine oil. This is how we most often saw Jack Sellers in the West Series paddock.


Jack Sellers left us five years ago. An extraordinary guy, a true enthusiast who has devoted a large part of his life to the West Series. As proof he was driver, crew chief, owner and sometimes even all three at the same time! Almost exclusively within his own Jack Sellers Racing team.


He holds several records in the West Series. Of course, he has never won a race, he has never even made a Top-five. He got 32 top-ten. His best result being the seventh position (6 times) But between 1985 and 2016, in 32 consecutive seasons (a record), he participated in 282 races (another record). He even participated in 304 West Series meetings but was DNQ 22 times.


A real Ironman, especially considering his age. He was already thirty-nine (39) when he raced for the first time in Sonoma, CA in 1985. His last race was just nine days before his death in Roseville, CA.* He was tired but never parted from his smile. He passed away on his ranch in Sacramento.


We will never forget you. We miss you.



Click here to Read NRM’s Post done after Cowboy Jack’s Passing.


*In his last race, nine days before his death, Sellers finished fourteenth out of twenty-three participants. (NASCAR Stars Noah Gragson finished fourth; Todd Gilliland came in eighth and Riley Herbst earned a twelfth place finish.)



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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hollywood Casino 400 Dignitaries

Hollywood Casino 400 Dignitaries

Colonel Kyle J. Wilson (Pace Car); Eric Stonestreet (Grand Marshal); Whiteman Air Force Base B-2 Aircraft (Flyover); Mitchell Tenpenny (Pre-Race Concert)

Colonel Kyle J. Wilson -Distinguished Servicemember Selected for Pace Car Duty #NASCAR


Distinguished Servicemember Selected for Pace Car Duty

Our nation’s finest will drive the pace car for this weekend’s NASCAR races at Kansas Speedway.


United States Air Force Colonel Kyle J. Wilson will pace the field in a Toyota Camry for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.


“The sacrifice and dedication of our men and women in uniform protect the freedoms that allow us to race,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “It’s a high honor to have Col. Wilson and Sgt. King (who drove on Saturday) drive our pace cars this weekend and represent the best of our nation.”


Col. Wilson is the Vice Commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He is responsible for the combat readiness of the Air Force’s only B-2 Spirit base, including development and employment of the B-2 stealth bomber’s combat capability as part of Air Force Global Strike Command. As the installation Vice Commander, he provides logistics support for the 442nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve; 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard; 20th Attack Squadron, Air Combat Command and the 1st Battalion, 135th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard. Moreover, Col. Wilson is a 20-year colon cancer survivor.





Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet Named Grand Marshal


Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet Named Grand Marshal

Kansas Speedway is rolling out the red carpet for a two-time Emmy Award winner and favorite son. The track announced today that Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family fame will serve as the Grand Marshal for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.


“We’re excited to welcome Eric home again,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “He’s an incredible actor who has never lost touch with his Kansas City roots, and we cherish his longtime friendship with Kansas Speedway.”


Stonestreet’s portrayal of Cameron Tucker on the longtime ABC hit series Modern Family earned him two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He’ll delight audiences again soon in the upcoming Fox series Domino Masters alongside a star-studded panel of judges including Danica McKellar, Vernon Davis, and professional domino artist Steve Price. The show features 16 skilled teams competing against each other in ambitious building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur domino topplers.


Shortly after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Stonestreet will give the command to start engines to the talented drivers of the NASCAR Cup Series. Gates open at 11 a.m. Sunday, with a pre-race concert by multiplatinum recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny beginning at 12:15 p.m. 


Whiteman Air Force Base B-2 Aircraft to Perform Flyover #NASCAR



Whiteman Air Force Base B-2 Aircraft to Perform Flyover

Whiteman Air Force Base pilots will fly over the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 in support of community partners in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 24, 2021, at Kansas Speedway.


The event will include a B-2 Spirit aircraft assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, which is set to flyover the track before the race begins, currently scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on race day.


The B-2 is America’s premier strategic stealth bomber and one of the world’s most advanced aircraft. Participating in flyover events provide the training needed for pilots to remain mission ready and showcase the trusted capability of Whiteman AFB Airmen to be prepared anytime, anywhere across the globe.


The U.S. Air Force performs almost 1,000 flyovers each year, to include air shows, sporting and holiday events. Flyovers are fully functional training missions, designed to maintain readiness for Air Force pilots and maintainers; they are conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers and are incorporated into existing flying schedules. 







Country Music Star Mitchell Tenpenny to Perform Pre-Race Concert


Country Music Star Mitchell Tenpenny to Perform Pre-Race Concert

Country music star Mitchell Tenpenny will cross Kansas Speedway off his ‘bucket list’ on Sunday, Oct. 24.


The multiplatinum-selling recording artist, whose hits include “Drunk Me,” “To Us it Did” and current smash “Truth About You,” will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Admission to the concert is free to Hollywood Casino 400 ticket holders and will rev up race fans for the penultimate race in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 8.


This will also mark the first pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway since Casey Donahew performed prior to the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400.


“It’s so good to have live music back at Kansas Speedway, and I know Mitchell Tenpenny will deliver an unforgettable performance our fans will enjoy,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “With our grandstands open to full capacity and the great racing our track consistently delivers, a concert of this caliber just amplifies the quality experience our fans deserve.”


Since the release of his debut single, “Drunk Me,” Mitchell has set new standards for breakout success in country music. The 2X Platinum-certified, No. 1 hit that has amassed over 500 million on-demand streams was taken from his introductory 2018 album, Telling All My Secrets, and earned him the best first week showing for any major label country debut LP. Since that time, the “winning” singer (the New York Times) was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video (“Drunk Me”) at the CMT Music Awards and saw his “Alcohol You Later” and “Anything She Says” singles certified gold.


“I grew up watching NASCAR and got my bucket list opportunity to drive one earlier this year,” shared Mitchell. “I am so stoked for this concert. My fans are NASCAR fans. It will be a great day!”




Friday, October 22, 2021

Exploring the Round of 8 Xfinity Playoff

Exploring the Round of 8 Xfinity Playoff

Drivers at Kansas Speedway

#NASCAR Drivers - Exploring the Round of 8 Xfinity Playoff


This weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway will be the second race of the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. All eight drivers are still fighting for their spot in the Championship 4 Round – with only three chances to do so beginning last weekend at Texas, Kansas this weekend, and Martinsville on Halloween weekend. Currently, there are no drivers locked into the Championship 4 Round so let’s take a look at the driver performances at Kansas Speedway.


Austin Cindric: The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford has made four starts at Kansas Speedway in his Xfinity Series career. His first start was in 2019 and he started fourth and finished 39h due a to a crash on the opening lap of the race. Most recently, the series visited Kansas in 2020 and Cindric started second but finished 28th after being involved in another incident. He has a best finish of runner-up from the spring Kansas race in 2020. He has an average start of 3.3 and an average finish of 23.5.


AJ Allmendinger:  The driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet will visit Kansas Speedway for the second time of his Xfinity Series career and the first time since 2007. He made his first and only start at Kansas in 2007 and started eighth but finished 25th.


Justin Allgaier: The driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet will make his 12th Kansas Speedway start on Saturday. His first start at the track came in 2009 when he started 18th and finished sixth. He has three top fives and eight top 10s in his 11 starts at the track. He has an average start and finish of 10.7. Most recently, he finished 10th in this race last season.


Noah Gragson: The driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet has made three Xfinity Series starts at Kansas Speedway. In those three starts, he has a best finish of 13th from his first start in 2019. Most recently, he started on the pole in 2020 and finished 36th after being involved in an incident. He has an average start of 7.0 and an average finish of 21.3.


Daniel Hemric: The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will make his fifth start at Kansas on Saturday. He has two top fives and three top 10s in his previous four starts and has led 128 total laps. He has an average start of 5.8 and an average finish of 7.3. Most recently, he started third and finished runner-up at this race in 2020.


Harrison Burton: The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has made three Xfinity Series starts at Kansas Speedway. He has one top five and one top 10 in those three starts with a best finish of third in the spring Kansas race in 2020. Most recently, he started 18th in this race in 2020 and finished 11th.


Brandon Jones: The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will make his seventh Xfinity Series start at Kansas on Saturday. His first came in 2016. Kansas has been good to Jones in the past as he has two wins, two top fives and four top 10s. He won this race in 2019 and he won the spring race at Kansas in 2020. Most recently, he started fifth and finished ninth in this race in the 2020 season. He has an average start of 6.7 and an average finish of 11.0. He’s led 20 total laps at Kansas.


Justin Haley:  The driver of the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet will make his fourth start at Kansas this weekend. He has one top five and three top 10s at the track, meaning he has never finished outside of the top-10 in all three of his starts. He has an average start of 11.0 and an average finish of 5.7. His best finish came last season in this race when he started ninth and finished fourth.



Clinch Scenarios: Following the Yellow Brick Road

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs Round of 8 began last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway but with a non-Playoff driver winning the event, all eight drivers in the Playoffs are still fighting for their spot in the Championship 4 Round this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Currently none of the eight drivers have clinched a spot in the final round.


Already Clinched

No drivers have clinched a spot in the 4-driver field of the next round.


Can Clinch Via Points

If a win by a driver who cannot advance to the next round, the following drivers could clinch by being 56 points above the fourth winless driver in the standings. The same points requirements listed below would hold true if a new win comes from AJ Allmendinger, Austin Cindric or Justin Allgaier.


  • • AJ Allmendinger: Could only clinch with help 
  • • Austin Cindric: Could only clinch with help 
  • • Justin Allgaier: Could only clinch with help


If there is a new winner from Noah Gragson or another winless driver lower in the standings but still eligible to advance to the next round, the following drivers could clinch by being 56 points above the third winless driver in the standings.


  • • AJ Allmendinger: Could only clinch with help 
  • • Austin Cindric: Could only clinch with help


Can Clinch Via Win

The following drivers would clinch on their win alone: 

  • AJ Allmendinger
  • Austin Cindric
  • Justin Allgaier
  • Noah Gragson
  • Daniel Hemric
  • Justin Haley
  • Harrison Burton
  • Brandon Jones.



source: NASCAR Media

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Congratulations Keelan - 2021 USPKS Micro Swift National Champion!

Congratulations Keelan - 2021 USPKS Micro Swift National Champion!
Keelan Harvick Won both races AND the
2021 USPKS Micro Swift National Championship!

Kansas Speedway to Fully Open Grandstands

Kansas Speedway to Fully Open Grandstands

Oct. 23-24 NASCAR Weekend

Kansas Speedway to Fully Open Grandstands


When NASCAR returns to Kansas Speedway during the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs Oct. 23-24, there will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed to take in the action from the grandstands. Fans will be treated to three races – the Hollywood Casino 400, NASCAR Cup Series race, on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 23, the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 2 p.m. followed by the Reese’s 150 ARCA Menards Series Championship Race at 6 p.m.



“Fans have expressed their overwhelming desire to get back to the racetrack so we are thrilled to welcome back all of our fans as we celebrate our 20th anniversary season during the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Playoffs weekend,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “We saw some great NASCAR racing throughout our spring race weekend, and we look forward to what’s in store when the NASCAR Playoffs and ARCA Menards Series championship return Oct. 23-24.”


Creating a safe environment for fans, competitors, employees, and the community is the top priority for NASCAR and Kansas Speedway. Both entities will continue to work closely with local and state government and health officials throughout the year on any necessary health and safety protocols and adjustments for the October race weekend. Any updates will be made available at


To purchase tickets for the Hollywood Casino 400 and other speedway events, click here.  Fans can stay connected with Kansas Speedway on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


About Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway is a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest. The track, which opened in 2001, hosts two NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year, along with approximately 200 other event days each year. This includes the annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world which attracts teams both nationally and internationally. The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in 2012, overlooks Turn 2 of the track. Kansas Speedway’s two NASCAR weekends in 2021 will take place May 1-2 and Oct. 23-24. Both will consist of a NASCAR Cup Series race, including the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 24, the second race in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs. Kansas Speedway is owned by NASCAR.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit and, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitter, InstagramYouTube and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’)



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Natalie Decker’s “Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre” Car Wrap Theme

Natalie Decker’s Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre Car Wrap Theme

Decker Will Be Supporting The Release Of The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre By Wrapping The Hood Of Number 23 In Film-Themed Attire.


Rising NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Natalie Decker to support the Filmmakers of The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre with a Special Halloween Treat as she wraps her racecar in Film-Themed Imagery and Fright!


With more and more women breaking barriers in male dominated sports including wrestling, race car driving and football, the filmmakers are proud to support and celebrate women who are shattering ceilings - and perceptions. Natalie Decker is one of those trailblazers. Decker will be supporting the release of the film by wrapping the hood of number 23, her official racecar in film-themed attire.


The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre, directed by Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and starring Randy Couture (The Expendables), DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge), Adrian Pasdar (Near Dark), and Bas Rutten (Sinners and Saints), is available on-demand, on iTunes, & Amazon just in time for the scariest month of the year. The original film was written by former professional wrestlers Mike Carey and Chris Margetis who also play the notorious Manson Brothers.



About the Film:

The film tells the story of wrestling tag team, The Manson Brothers, now in their twilight years, who are relegated to smaller promotions and agree to a midnight cage match on Halloween. What they don’t know is the contest involves being trapped in the arena swarming with infected wrestlers and fans that are changing into blood thirsty zombies. Armed only with their wrestling skills and enchanted lucha libre masks, they must fight for their lives and ensure the virus is contained to prevent an all-out zombie massacre.



About Natalie Decker

Natalie Marie Decker is an American professional stock car racing driver who competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro for Our Motorsports. She has also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series in the past. For more information, please visit




source: Decker PR

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Schedule - NASCAR Series at TMS

Schedule - NASCAR Xfinity Series at TMS

Andy's Frozen Custard 335


The NASCAR Xfinity Series season may be winding down but the intensity is at an all-time high in the Andy's Frozen Custard 335 for drivers who have hopes of winning the Championship.


45 / 90 / 200 Laps = 300 Miles

NASCAR Xfinity Schedule

Saturday, October 16

  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM RV Search Express Lot; 2 PM Moves to South Tunnel  
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM GEICO VIP, WinStar World Casino & Resort Lone Star Circle / WinStar World Casino & Resort Victory Circle Campgrounds Open 
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM GEICO Infield Campground / Big Frig's Burnout Alley Open  
  • 10:00 AM Fan Zone Open (Early Restrooms Open at 9:00 AM at Gate 4)  
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Trams Running for Fan Rides Tram Maps Here 
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Face Painter & Balloon Artist Near Gate 3  
  • 11:00 AM Gates 3, 4, 5, and Half of 6 Opens  
  • 11:00 AM Suites Open  
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Chevy Fan Zone Driver Appearances Near Gate 4  
    • Joe Graf Jr 11:30
    • Landon Cassill 11:45
    • Jeremy Clements 12:00
  • 2:00 PM Andy's Frozen Custard 335 NASCAR Xfinity Series (45 / 90 / 200 Laps = 300 Miles)  
  • 30 Minutes Post-Race SCC Texas Live Auction Concourse: Gate 5, Stand 14 
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM -Wild Asphalt Taco Eating Contest Torchy's Tacos (Infield) 
  • 5:00 PM Dirt Track Gates & Suites Open  
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM JAG Metals Camper Shindig / Entertainment Area Between Lil' Texas Motor Speedway and Lone Star Circle Campground  
  • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Texas Throwback TMS Dirt Track  
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM NASCAR Cup Series Haulers Enter South Tunnel  
  • 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Wild Asphalt Infield Concert w/ Destroyer GEICO Infield Campground


Texas Motor Speedway


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Monday, October 11, 2021

Kyle Larson Wins Battle Royal at Charlotte ROVAL

Kyle Larson Wins Battle Royal at Charlotte ROVAL

Advances in Playoffs


Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 featured a frequent winner, a couple of unlikely heroes and occasional villainy.


Kyle Larson took the checkered flag after 109 laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course to win for the seventh time this season and advance to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.


Larson won for the third time on a road course—the most ever in series history in a single season—in a race that featured the violent renewal of the Bristol-born rivalry between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott.


And Larson’s victory was no stress-free Sunday drive. Car chief Jesse Saunders and hauler driver Steven Legendre changed the battery and alternator belt on Larson’s No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet under caution and kept him on the lead lap at the end of Stage 2, after the voltage dropped and put Larson in danger of elimination from the Playoff.


“It wasn’t looking too good,” Larson said of the electrical problems that beset his car. “Thankfully, everybody on our 5 car did a great job of staying calm. (Crew chief) Cliff (Daniels), as always, did a great job of communicating with me what was going on, getting the battery changed, the alternator—whatever was going on to get our battery running.


“I knew I was going to have some sketchy moments. I had to work my way through traffic, stay calm, and we had some good restarts there at the end… It was just a fun race there and a lot of craziness all day long.”


The victory was Larson’s first at the Charlotte Road Course and the 13th of his career.


Harvick failed to advance from the Round of 12 for the first time since the inception of the elimination format in 2014. His race ended in the SAFER barrier on Lap 99 after he locked up the left front tire on his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and shot straight into the wall.


“I just pushed it in there too hard and I got the tire locked up and I couldn’t stop it,” Harvick said. “I felt like I needed to go get a couple spots back that I had lost, and I got the left front locked up, and I couldn’t get it to turn.”


“Karma,” Elliott’s spotter, Eddie D’Hondt, said on the radio with understandable satisfaction, given that Harvick had spun Elliott into the wall in Turn 8 to jeopardize the reigning Cup champion’s chances of advancing to the next round.



But Elliott did advance after recovering to finish 12th, joining Larson, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. in the Round of 8.


Joining Harvick on the sidelines were Christopher Bell, Alex Bowman and William Byron, who led a race-high 30 laps but lost track position after a bump from race runner-up Tyler Reddick entering the backstretch chicane after a restart on Lap 90.


Byron missed the corner and had to come to a full stop before continuing. Later, he was running third before hitting the wall on the penultimate lap. Needing a victory to advance to the Round of 8, Byron instead finished 11th.


Harvick’s shot into Elliott’s back bumper on Lap 55 appeared to be retaliation for the Sept. 18 Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, where, in Harvick’s view, Elliott cost him a victory by taking his line in the late stages of the race—after Harvick had run Elliott into the outside wall and cut a tire on the No. 9 Chevrolet.



Asked whether his intent was payback for the Bristol race, Harvick said, “Sometimes real life teaches you good lessons.”


Chris Buescher finished third on Sunday—his first top five of the season. Kyle Busch was fourth, followed by Hamlin, Matt DiBenedetto, Logano, Bell, Blaney and Bowman.


Notes: Larson is the first driver since Kasey Kahne in 2006 to win both the Coca-Cola 600 in May and the fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne won both races on the 1.5-mile oval. The ROVAL became the venue for the fall race in 2018… Larson enters the Round of 8 as the No. 1 seed with 4,065 points, 35 more than second-place Hamlin… The victory was Hendrick Motorsports’ 36th at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the oval and ROVAL events and the NASCAR All-Star Race… Team Penske is the last organization with all off its Playoff drivers still eligible for the championship—Keselowski, Logano and Blaney.



NASCAR Cup Series Race – 62nd Annual Bank of America ROVAL 400

Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course

Concord, North Carolina

Sunday, October 10, 2021


  1. (10) Kyle Larson (P), Chevrolet, 109. 
  2. (29) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 109. 
  3. (16) Chris Buescher, Ford, 109. 
  4. (9) Kyle Busch (P), Toyota, 109. 
  5. (1) Denny Hamlin (P), Toyota, 109. 
  6. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 109. 
  7. (3) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 109. 
  8. (4) Christopher Bell (P), Toyota, 109. 
  9. (6) Ryan Blaney (P), Ford, 109. 
  10. (12) Alex Bowman (P), Chevrolet, 109. 
  11. (11) William Byron (P), Chevrolet, 109. 
  12. (8) Chase Elliott (P), Chevrolet, 109. 
  13. (25) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 109. 
  14. (15) Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 109. 
  15. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 109. 
  16. (19) Michael McDowell, Ford, 109. 
  17. (17) Erik Jones, Chevrolet, 109. 
  18. (23) Cole Custer, Ford, 109. 
  19. (31) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 109. 
  20. (2) Brad Keselowski (P), Ford, 109. 
  21. (18) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 109. 
  22. (22) Chase Briscoe #, Ford, 109. 
  23. (27) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 109. 
  24. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, 109. 
  25. (13) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 109. 
  26. (20) Anthony Alfredo #, Ford, 109. 
  27. (36) Joey Hand, Ford, 109. 
  28. (37) Josh Bilicki(i), Ford, 109. 
  29. (5) Martin Truex Jr. (P), Toyota, 109. 
  30. (28) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, 109. 
  31. (35) Scott Heckert, Ford, 109. 
  32. (39) Timmy Hill(i), Toyota, 108. 
  33. (7) Kevin Harvick (P), Ford, Accident, 98. 
  34. (34) Garrett Smithley(i), Chevrolet, 96. 
  35. (26) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, Accident, 93. 
  36. (32) Cody Ware(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 90. 
  37. (38) Justin Haley(i), Chevrolet, Engine, 66. 
  38. (33) AJ Allmendinger(i), Chevrolet, Engine, 57. 
  39. (24) Ryan Newman, Ford, Accident, 19.


Average Speed of Race Winner: 77.783 mph. 

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 15 Mins, 4 Secs.  

Margin of Victory: .782 Seconds.  

Caution Flags: 9 for 18 laps. 

Lead Changes: 15 among 10 drivers. 

Lap Leaders: 

  • D. Hamlin (P) 1-9
  • J. Logano (P) 10-13
  • R. Blaney (P) 14-22;
  • Allmendinger(i) 23-24
  • C. Elliott (P) 25-26;
  • Allmendinger(i) 27-29
  • Kyle Busch (P) 30-51
  • R. Blaney (P) 52
  • W. Byron (P) 53-75
  • Kurt Busch 76
  • C. Buescher 77
  • D. Hamlin (P) 78-80
  • W. Byron (P) 81-87
  • Kurt Busch 88
  • D. Hamlin (P) 89-101
  • K. Larson (P) 102-109

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): 

  • William Byron (P) 2 times for 30 laps
  • Denny Hamlin (P) 3 times for 25 laps
  • Kyle Busch (P) 1 time for 22 laps
  • Ryan Blaney (P) 2 times for 10 laps
  • Kyle Larson (P) 1 time for 8 laps
  • AJ Allmendinger(i) 2 times for 5 laps
  • Joey Logano (P) 1 time for 4 laps
  • Chase Elliott (P) 1 time for 2 laps
  • Kurt Busch 2 times for 2 laps
  • Chris Buescher 1 time for 1 lap

Stage #1 Top Ten: 9,16,12,19,22,1,18,24,34,4  

Stage #2 Top Ten: 18,9,4,12,22,5,2,19,48,24


source: Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service 
Honorary starter, actor Daniel Craig (#NASCAR Cup)
Honorary starter, actor Daniel Craig

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's in front of the 24 of William Byron (#NASCAR Cup)

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's in front of the 24 of William Byron

Chase Elliott, Driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet (#NASCAR Cup)

Chase Elliott, Driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet

Kevin Harvick, Driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford (#NASCAR Cup)

Kevin Harvick, Driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford

Kyle Larson, Driver of the #5 Chevrolet, takes the checkered. (#NASCAR Cup)
Kyle Larson, Driver of the #5 takes the checkered.