Four Chevrolet drivers are among the 12 that remain in contention for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship through five of 10 playoff races. Heading into Round 6, a look at their start/finish in the last race – on the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway oval – and the May 2019 and October 2018 playoff race at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway oval:
Roush Fenway returns to The Sunflower State this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) makes its second trip to Kansas Speedway. Jack Roush has sent nine RFR cars to victory lane at the 1.5-mile track, four of which were Cup victories.
“We've seen that a lot can happen on mile-and-a-half tracks so far this season, so I think we'll be able to take a lot of those learnings and observations and apply them at Kansas this week. Track position is important anywhere, but it's particularly important at Kansas, where restarts are pretty chaotic. We have Prime, Inc on our car this week as part of our Love's Travel Stops program, and I'm confident that we'll be able to get a strong finish for our partners."
Kansas Speedway Preview: The series heads to Kansas Speedway this Sunday for the next cut-off race in the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs that will narrow down the field of contenders from 12 to eight. Hamlin currently sits first in the Playoff point standings and is 56 points above the cut-off line to advance to the Round of 8
Chase Elliott on racing at Kansas: “We are going to head out to Kansas and try to get a win. That’s about all we can do now. We just have to have the mindset to go out there and control what we can control and do everything we can to get a win. I feel as confident going there as I do anywhere. Just going to hope for the best. That’s all we can do.”
The Travis Mills Foundation has been providing support and respite to combat-wounded veterans and their families since 2013. Next month, Bangor Savings Bank will put the foundation on a literal fast track for growth when it gifts its primary Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car sponsorship to the nonprofit for the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Kansas, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 29.0, an average finish of 27.1 and he’s completed 2,360 of 2,409 (98.0 percent) career laps at the 1.5-mile track.