5 Favorites For Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

The first race of the second round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs will take place this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. So far, through three races of this year’s postseason, none of the playoff drivers have reached victory lane. Will that change in Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)? Here are the five drivers to beat. 

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Kansas

The final race of the second round is upon us, as just eight of the current 12 eligible playoff drivers, will be left with championship hopes when the checkered flag flies in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Kansas Speedway. With that being said, here are the top five drivers to beat in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

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Can Ford and Chevrolet Compete With Toyota At Kansas This Weekend

We already know that the Toyota drivers are going to be strong this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. It’s another 1.5-mile track and already the competition is saying that their Toyota counterparts are the ones to obviously beat. Rightfully so too. Toyota drivers have won the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on intermediate tracks and six of the nine overall. Plus, they’ve also dominated the laps led category on them too. On these types of circuits, Toyota drivers have combined to lead 3,036 laps in 2017, compared…

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Blaney Takes Huge Qualifying Penalty, Will Start Last In 40th For Sunday’s Race at Kansas

Kansas City, KS – Heading into this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN), Ryan Blaney had all the confidence in the world. While Blaney didn’t finish where he was hoping for at Talladega last weekend, he still garnered enough stage points, including a stage two win, as he’s ahead of the cutoff line in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. With Sunday’s race at the Kansas Speedway being the cutoff race of the second round, Blaney is in a good position. Blaney, started on the pole and led 83…

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Truex Earns Pole For Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Kansas City, KS – Two weeks ago, Martin Truex Jr. won the opening race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. By virtue of his win at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Truex is automatically into the Round of 8. So, it doesn’t matter what he does in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN), he’s already moving onto the next round. But, Truex is a competitor. He would love nothing less than to keep another major contender from advancing onto the Round of 8. 

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Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

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Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

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