2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Set, Meet The 16 Driver Field

Now that the Federated Auto Parts 400 has concluded, the 26 race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is now over. We shift all of our focus on the 10 race playoffs now as these 16 drivers will compete for the 2017 championship. 

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Kyle Larson Steals Win In Federated Auto Parts 400

Richmond, VA – Kyle Larson had no business winning Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway. Instead, there Larson was celebrating in victory lane at the .75-mile Virginia short track after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale tonight. Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew got his No. 42 Chevrolet off pit road first on the final pit stop of the night under the last caution of the evening and it was the winning move. On the restart, Larson pulled away and won his first…

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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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Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice Report at Richmond

Richmond, VA – It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers at the Richmond Raceway this weekend, with all the preliminary action taking place on Friday. The Cup drivers had two practice sessions early on in the day with setting the field for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) on Friday evening. With that being said, it’s a rare weekend where both practice sessions took place during day time hours and the race being completed under the lights. So, there’s definitely a gap of…

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5 Favorites For Saturday Night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Richmond, VA – The last race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is upon us. The 26th and final race will take place on Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). This is a race for the already playoff bound drivers to pad more playoff points and keep momentum going into the postseason, as well as see the bubble drivers all jockey for position in hopes of landing in victory lane. With that being said, here are the five…

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Harvick Earns Southern 500 Pole (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Darlington

Kevin Harvick captured his fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the season and his third at Darlington Raceway when he traveled around the 1.366-mile oval in 177.730 mph in the last of three qualifying rounds Saturday. Harvick, whose only win in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 came in 2014, will lead the field to the green flag Sunday at 6 p.m. ET (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

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“Kyles” Lead Cup Practices at Darlington, Friday’s Southern 500 Practice Report

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had two practice sessions on Friday to tame the “Tough Tough To Tame” at the Darlington Raceway. In the first practice, Kyle Larson led the way with a speed of 172.786 mph in his No. 42 Chevrolet. It shouldn’t be surprising though, as Larson love to run the high line at most race tracks and with the 1.366-mile South Carolina oval being run up top, Larson was there on top of the leaderboard after the first session. Larson, has made three previous Cup starts…

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