NSCS: Race Preview Kansas

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head off to the Kansas Speedway for the 13th annual Hollywood Casino 400. Currently 43 drivers are featured on this weekends entry list for the race. No drivers will go home after qualifying today.

Many of the drivers featured this weekend include, Cole Whitt, Timmy Hill, Landon Cassill No. 33, Tony Raines No. 40, Justin Allgaier, and Reed Sorenson.

Storylines

Kyle Busch has a hurdle to get over this weekend at the Kansas Speedway where he has not ran so well. In twelve starts at this track, he has earned only two top-10 finishes. His best finish came back in 2006 where he came home in seventh.

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle are still not out of the Chase just yet. Harvick currently sits 39 points behind leader Matt Kenseth. He comes into Kansas Speedway with no wins, but has captured six top-10 finishes. Jeff Gordon is also 39 points behind from the lead this weekend. Gordon captured the first two wins at the 1.5-mile oval in 2001 and 2002. He has only scored one top-10 in the last four races at this track. Greg Biffle is one of the favorites this weekend as he looks for his third win at Kansas. He has nine top-10s in 14 starts and currently sits sixth in the points standings.

Justin Allgaier will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup start this weekend driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing. His last start did not go so well after being involved in a racing incident early on. He was however, able to come back out onto the track for a 27th place finish at the Chicagoland Speedway.

You can catch this weekend’s race live at 1:00 P.M. Et. On ESPN. The Motor Racing Network will provide live radio coverage of the event. Not near a station? You can listen to MRN live on TuneIn Application, motorracingnetwork.com, and on AudioNow by dialing 1-832-999-1717 on your phone.

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.