Monster Energy NASCAR – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:05:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pioneer Records Management to Sponsor Wallace Jr. and No. 43 Team at Martinsville with Iconic Scheme Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:05:15 +0000 Honoring the best driver to ever race at Martinsville Speedway, Pioneer Records Management, a division of Pioneer Technology Group, announced today they will primary sponsor a special Petty Blue No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in celebration of the "The King" Richard Petty and his record 15 wins at the track. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. will race the No. 43 that ruled Martinsville throughout the 1960's and 70's.]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Manufacturer-Best Five Ford Drivers Head To Round of 8 Opener At Martinsville Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:01:31 +0000 The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off Round 3 of the Playoffs this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. There are a manufacturer-best five Ford drivers competing in the Round of 8 on the Cup side while ThorSport’s Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton are in the Truck Series Round of 6. Here’s a look at the Ford picture going into this weekend.]]> 0 Truex Jr. Says Team Needs to be Better in Round of 8 Playoffs Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:00:30 +0000 Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t sugarcoat his feelings about what the team needs to accomplish in the upcoming three-race Round of 8 playoffs at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and ISM Raceway in Phoenix.]]> 0 Roush Fenway Racing Names Veteran Graves as No. 6 Cup Crew Chief in ‘19 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:11:18 +0000 Roush Fenway Racing has announced that veteran crew chief Scott Graves will rejoin the team, leading its No. 6 NASCAR Cup Series team with newcomer driver Ryan Newman in 2019. ]]> 0 The Final Word – Some had to be great at Kansas, while others had to be just good enough Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:52:26 +0000 It might have been Kansas, but the action was a whole lot like a Las Vegas slot machine. Gold bar. Gold bar. Grapes. Dammit! Take Kevin Harvick, for example. He was second best on the opening stage. He was the best in the second stage. He was dominating the third stage, at least until he went speeding on pit road. Dammit!]]> 0 NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Kansas Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:41:04 +0000 1. Kyle Busch: Busch finished 2nd at Kansas and cruised into Round 3 of the NASCAR playoffs. "I basically just had to avoid disaster at Kansas," Busch said. "And that means I just had to keep my mouth shut." Note: The quotes in this article are fictional.]]> 0 CHEVY MENCS AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Transcript: Chase Elliott Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:10:23 +0000 An interview with: CHASE ELLIOTT - THE MODERATOR: We are joined by our race winner, Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Mountain Dew Chevrolet.]]> 0 CHEVY MENCS AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Transcript: Alan Gustafson Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:08:28 +0000 An interview with: ALAN GUSTAFSON - THE MODERATOR: We are now joined by our race winning crew chief, Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 9 Mountain Dew Chevrolet.]]> 0 Truex Jr. Overcomes Early Problems; Advances to Next Playoff Round with 5th-Place Kansas Finish Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:44:30 +0000 After struggling for two-thirds of the race and bouncing in and out of the playoff transfer spot, Martin Truex Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team dug deep to pull off a fifth-place finish and secure enough points to advance to the Round of 8.]]> 0 Toyota MENCS Kansas Post-Race Recap Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:26:14 +0000 Camry driver Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Sunday afternoon’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway.]]> 0 RCR Post Race Report – Hollywood Casino 400 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:33 +0000 Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Team Earn Hard-Fought 11th-Place Finish at Kansas Speedway "I'll be honest. I didn't feel like we had a very good Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 all weekend, so I am proud of this team and our 11th-place finish at Kansas Speedway today."]]> 0 Chase Elliott wheels into Victory Lane at Kansas as the Round of 12 Concludes Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:30:14 +0000 Chase Elliott won the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Elliott is really starting to heat up heading into the Round of 8 next week after scoring his second victory in the Round of 12 and his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win this season.]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (5 Fords Advance to Round of 8) Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:21:14 +0000 RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford Fusion - YOU HIT THE WALL EARLY, HOW MUCH DID THAT IMPACT YOUR DAY? “Obviously it was a mistake I made trying to work hard to catch those guys and I pushed too hard and got in the fence. It is all my fault. Whether it would have worked out for us or not, I don't know. I don't think we had the speed the 9 or 4 had. The 9 was super fast. I don't know. I messed up and cost us a shot. I want to thank Wrangler and Menards and Ford for doing what they do. The whole 12 team deserves better than that. That was unfortunate on my part.”]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 Qualifying Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:26:40 +0000 RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford Fusion - Qualified 4th “I feel pretty good about that. I felt like we made a really good change there for the last round. It felt a lot faster than that actually, I can’t believe it wasn’t faster. I am kind of puzzled. It was a good effort. We had speed all day and we will start second row, not a bad place for what we need to do. Hopefully we can have a good day on Sunday.”]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (Joey Logano Pole Winner Press Conference) Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:25:11 +0000 JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion - TELL US ABOUT STARTING UP FRONT HERE ON SUNDAY: “Yeah, obviously it was a great lap. The car was great from when we unloaded. I was laughing when we came in saying we made good adjustments today and it was a joke because we didn’t change anything from when we unloaded. We were pretty good the first lap on the race track."]]> 0 Toyota MENCS Kansas Post-Qualifying Results Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:49:24 +0000 ERIK JONES, No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - Qualifying Position: 6th - Talk about your qualifying effort today. “It was alright. I think our Craftsman Toyota had pretty good speed, but just not quite enough to get the pole. We’ll keep working on it, but not a bad effort. We’ll start up here in the top six and go from there.”]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 Qualifying (Kevin Harvick Press Conference) Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:45:29 +0000 KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion - TELL US ABOUT YOUR LAP: “It was a good lap. It is a good starting position and I am looking forward to the weekend. We got it off to a good start.”]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (Clint Bowyer Media Availability) Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:11:22 +0000 CLINT BOWYER, No. 14 Dekalb Ford Fusion -- HOW IS YOUR CAR RUNNING AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST CAME TO THE SERIES TO GET USED TO WORKING WITH ALL THE TELEMETRY AND INFORMATION? “I don't think there is any such thing as too much information in today’s day in age. It is crazy how you can dissect every aspect of such a simple thing, a race car going through the corner and on a 1.5 mile track going really fast. I am fortunate enough to have three good teammates and I can look at their throttle trace, steering trace, brake trace and get a good idea of what I need to do different or what I need to do different with the setup to enable me to do that.]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (Aric Almirola & Cole Custer Media Availability) Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:11:28 +0000 Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion, fresh off his win last weekend at Talladega, met with media members ahead of the first practice session this weekend in Kansas with a spot in the third round of the NASCAR playoffs cemented.]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (Ryan Blaney Media Availability) Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:37:48 +0000 Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford, enters the final race of Round 2 of MENCS playoffs 22 points outside of the top-eight and a spot in Round 3. Blaney met with media members Friday morning ahead of the first practice session of the weekend.]]> 0