Why William Byron Needs To Be Put On Notice This Round

The biggest debate for the second round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs which begin this weekend at the Kansas Speedway, is can JR Motorsports put all three of their eligible cars into the final round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway? I feel really good about Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier’s chances, but I’m starting to wonder about William Byron’s. Yes, he has the most playoff points and yes he’s the current points leader by three over Justin Allgaier. Yes, he’s also 19 points ahead of the final cutoff spot. And…

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Kansas Likely To Feature Playoff Winner, Finish In Regulation, See Winner Come From Up Front

Last week I wrote the complete opposite of what I’m about to write about this week. Last week, I wrote how the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway could easily have been won by a non playoff driver and also end in overtime. If not for a late red flag, both could have been true. This week, I’m changing my tune. This week, trends show that the Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Kansas Speedway not only will be won by one of the…

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Bowyer Looking For Win at Hometown Track, Says Win Here Just As Big As Daytona

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). It’s the last race of the second round of the Cup playoffs, meaning this Sunday’s race has a ton of importance on it. But, for one driver, this weekend’s race on the 1.5-mile track is as meaningful as any other on the 36 race schedule. For Clint Bowyer, he’d love nothing more than to win a Cup race at Kansas. The reason? It’s his home track. Bowyer, 38, grew…

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Charlotte “Roval” Test Met With Mixed Reviews, Including Race Distance That May Be Way Too Long

Four drivers took to the new Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” this week as part of a two-day test. NASCAR and Goodyear were both looking for feedback on this test in preparation for next year’s Bank of America 500k. But, the test led to some mixed feedback from the drivers that participated. Kurt Busch was one of the drivers to participate in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. The Daytona 500 champion said that the track to him was definitely needing some changes to the layout and that the slower speeds in the…

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After Kanaan to Foyt, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Signings, What’s Left Of 2018 INDYCAR Silly Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The chairs are quickly being taken away and the music is starting to slow and fade. The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season is almost wrapped up, as within the last week, three more seats have been filled. We now know that Tony Kanaan will drive the famed No. 14 Chevrolet for A.J. Foyt Racing for the 2018 season and beyond. On Wednesday morning, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports revealed their 2018 driver lineup too. James Hinchcliffe and rookie Robert Wickens will drive for SPM in 2018. That means that’s two…

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Team Canada With SPM, Team America With Andretti For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – A good thing is starting to form in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season. All country teams will be on two organizations for next year, as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Wednesday morning that they have hired two Canadian drivers to pilot both of their full-time cars for the 2018 season. James Hinchcliffe returns for a fourth season and beyond, as the Oakville, Ontario native signed a “multi-year” deal to remain with the team. His teammate, will be fellow Toronto native Robert Wickens. The duo marks the first…

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SPM Signs James Hinchcliffe To “Multi-Year” Deal, Robert Wickens As Teammate

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Oakville, Ontario native James Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team in a multi-year extension, and the 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year’s teammate will be countryman and friend Robert Wickens, a native of Guelph. The duo marks the first all-Canadian lineup in North American open-wheel racing since 2004 (Champ Car; Forsythe Racing: Paul Tracy, Patrick Carpentier). “Not only am I really excited to be able to say I’ll be back with SPM for next…

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