5 Favorites For Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) at Texas

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will race under the lights on Saturday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (8:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). The race is the second event of the second round of the playoffs. Currently, eight drivers are still in the hunt for this year’s championship. Right now, Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Elliott Sadler and Brennan Poole hold the top four spots that would advance to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, Matt Tifft, Ryan Reed, Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer are right there vying for those spots…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

The start of the third round begins on Sunday in the First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). While the main focus is on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway, the overall focus is on the Round of 8. Here are the five storylines to watch.

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Larson’s Playoffs Go Up In Smoke, He And Ganassi Teammate Jamie McMurray Eliminated From Playoffs at Kansas

Kansas City, KS – I think most of us automatically assumed that with a 29 point advantage over the playoff bubble, that Kyle Larson would easily have advanced to the third round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Larson, had been very good on 1.5-mile tracks this season, including four runner-up finishes. But, trouble found him early. Larson, hit pit road with just 15 laps left in the first stage as his No. 42 Chevrolet appeared to have lost a cylinder. The team went to work on his Chip…

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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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Playoff Points The Key To Martin Truex Jr’s Success In The Round of 8, Could He Be On Upset Alert?

I know it sounds weird to think about, but don’t expect Martin Truex Jr. to be as dominant in the Round of 8 as he’s been throughout the first 32 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Yes, the driver who’s won a series high seven races isn’t going to be the usual dominating self over the next three weeks. Here’s why. 

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Will We See a New Winner Sunday at Talladega?

If we’re ever going to see someone new as of late reach victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’s going to likely happen in Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). Since the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway back in July, just five total drivers have won the 13 races since.

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) at Charlotte

The opening race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is here. 12 drivers will try to get the first race of the Round of 12 off with a bang. Here are the top five drivers to watch. Listen To Prime Sports Network – Race Review Online Oct. 2 Podcast Here

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