Ganassi 1-2 Finish at Kentucky, Reddick Earns 1st Career Victory

It was a banner night for Chip Ganassi Racing at the Kentucky Speedway. For the first time ever, Ganassi landed a 1-2 finish in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as Tyler Reddick landed in victory lane for the first time of his NASCAR career. Reddick, inherited the lead on Lap 161 and never looked back in leading the final 39 laps in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and taking his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane at the Northern Kentucky track. 

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5 Favorites For Saturday Night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is ready for their opening playoff race of the 2017 season. Mix that with this being a standalone race at the Kentucky Speedway, we have five very deserving XFINITY Series drivers vying for a statement win in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). Here are the favorites. 

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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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Larson’s Team Penalized With L-1 Penalty at Kentucky, Chad Johnston Fined $75k and Suspended 3 Races

NASCAR handed out an L1-level penalty to the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team of Kyle Larson following Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The penalty was for rear brake cooling assembly that didn’t meet standards, and Larson’s second-place finish was ruled encumbered. In addition, crew chief Chad Johnston was fined $75,000 and suspended for three Monster Energy Series races, and the team was assessed with the loss of 35 driver points and 35 owner points.

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Furniture Row Racing Taking Wins Away From Joe Gibbs Racing, Truex Racking Up Playoff Points

Sparta, KY – At what point does Joe Gibbs Racing kick Furniture Row Racing to the curb? FRR was signed at the start of last season as a satellite team to JGR. But, as JGR struggles to get a grasp of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, FRR isn’t. JGR supplies FRR with engines and chassis. So, if you were JGR and seeing what you’re seeing, when do you think enough is enough? JGR has been shut out of victory lane this season. They have as many wins as…

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Pit Road Speeding Penalty Keeps Kevin Harvick From a Top 5 on Saturday Night in Kentucky

Sparta, KY – Kevin Harvick had a car like his NASCAR XFINITY Series car was earlier in the day at the Kentucky Speedway. Harvick, said his fourth place run in the Alsco 300 at the 1.5-mile track was right where he should have finished. Tonight, his ninth place finish in the Quaker State 400, was not where he should have finished. 

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Kyle Busch Becomes Kentucky Speedway’s All-Time Lap Leader, Finishes 5th

Sparta, KY – Kyle Busch is really starting to get frustrated with how this season is going. It’s been almost one full year since he last visited victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s two weeks away from that anniversary in fact. But, the frustration is growing even more as he’s been so close. 

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