Busch Feeling Good About Kansas Chances, Why Hamlin, Kenseth Should Be Worried

You would think the Toyota camp would be elated to be going to another 1.5-mile track this weekend. After all, they’ve been down right dominate on intermediate tracks during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Well, some of the Toyota camp is joyful heads to the Kansas Speedway for this weekend’s race, while some are not. If you look at Kyle Busch’s average finishing position on the 1.5-mile track, you’d see it’s 17.74. Immediately, you’re going to think he’s in trouble. With a 29th place finish at Charlotte…

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Christopher Bell To Join Joe Gibbs Racing For 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Friday that Christopher Bell will compete in NASCAR XFINITY Series full-time in 2018. The 22-year-old is currently running full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and remains in contention for this season’s championship. He currently leads the point standings entering this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway with five race wins and seven stage wins providing him a Series high 47 points.

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Joe Gibbs Racing Strong On Friday at Charlotte

Concord, NC – The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the weekend proved to not be very indicative on how the Joe Gibbs Racing cars would perform this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Just one of their four cars were in the top 10 of the speed charts. In fact, they were 4-16-17-21 in the opening practice at the 1.5-mile North Carolina track. But, in qualifying later on in the day, they flipped the script. 

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Hamlin Earns Bank of America 500 Pole (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Kenseth To Start 2nd

Concord, NC – Last week, Toyota put five cars in the top six of the starting lineup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover. This weekend, they will take three of the top four starting spots. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota to the pole for Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver qualified with a speed of 191.598 mph in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying. 

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Friday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice Recap at Kentucky

The opening race of the opening round of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs will begin on Saturday night at the Kentucky Speedway. On Friday, the XFINITY Series drivers took to the 1.5-mile track for the only two practice sessions of the weekend. In the first session, rookie Matt Tifft led the way with a top speed of 180.427 mph in his No. 19 Toyota. Tifft, is among 12 playoff eligible drivers competing for this year’s championship and was quickest out of the gates in practice. 

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) at New Hampshire

The penultimate race of the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is here this weekend with Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earlier this year, Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag first in July’s Cup race at the Magic Mile, as Toyota led 290 of the 301 laps that day. Will we see another Toyota repeat this weekend?

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Kenseth Sweeps Richmond Poles, To Start 1st In Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Richmond, VA – Matt Kenseth needs a win to guaranteed him a spot in this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. So far, this weekend is off to a great start for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Kenseth, was in the top five in each of the two Cup practice sessions from the Richmond Raceawy on Friday. Then, in qualifying, he earned the top spot for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). 

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