Kenseth’s Suspension Highlights NASCAR’s Inconsistencies

MS_110115_08By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – The intensity associated with the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format is incredible. With the points tighter than ever and success meaning so much more, the level of competition has reached an unparalleled level.

As a result, the on-track product is changing drastically. On the positive side, the racing in the final ten races is more fierce and competitive than ever before. This benefits the fans who are treated to a thrilling pursuit of the championship where success requires perfection.

The ability of some to rise to the occasion has resulted in controversy. With gameplay factoring into how the drivers compete throughout the playoffs, it has led to moves being made that push the limits of what is considered acceptable. Continue reading “Kenseth’s Suspension Highlights NASCAR’s Inconsistencies”

The Beauty of the Chase

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By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – The new Chase for the Sprint Cup format has produced incredible moments, thrills, and drama in its short existence.

As the 2015 championship battle heats up, more of what fans have grown to love in playoff racing is ahead in the season’s final five races. The extent of the upcoming excitement is unknown. However, following the late-race developments in Kansas – it’s shaping up to be one wild fight for glory.

With the standings extremely close as a result of the points reset following each round, things can change in a heartbeat. While this didn’t play out early in the race at Kansas Speedway, the finish produced an unpredictable moment that will undoubtedly impact the Chase moving forward. Continue reading “The Beauty of the Chase”

Kansas Weekly Racing Schedule

As the championship battle heads down the homestretch, the competition intensifies. With two unpredictable races remaining in the Contender Round and an XFINITY Series title battle that is far from over – the action will be thrilling throughout the weekend at Kansas Speedway. Don’t miss the action with this weekend’s complete schedule. 31KS

Taking Chances: Earnhardt Jr.’s Talladega Victory Influences Late Race Call in Kansas

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.

It was a big week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Junior Nation.

Following his first Talladega Superspeedway victory in over a decade, there was plenty of celebrating by the team and fan base. In addition, the 2014 DAYTONA 500 winner opened a new Whisky River location at Charlotte-Douglas Airport – accomplishing impressive feats in both his racing and business life. Continue reading “Taking Chances: Earnhardt Jr.’s Talladega Victory Influences Late Race Call in Kansas”

Kansas Race Weekend Follows

With so many different social media accounts posting race information each weekend, it’s sometimes difficult to get the most out of your NASCAR social experience. I’ve compiled a list of Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts along with the off-track TV schedule to help you find the best social posts from Kansas Speedway. Be sure to follow these accounts and check-in throughout the weekend in order to stay up to date on everything going down at the track. 10KS

The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

charlotte_nscs_race_field (1)Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle.

Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in the Chase.

During the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, drivers including Earnhardt Jr. dug themselves a bigger hole while Kevin Harvick took the victory and was relieved of the pressure Talladega would bring. Continue reading “The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture”

Race Reaction: Hollywood Casino 400

kansas2_nscs_johnson_garage_100514A lot went down Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. From shocking wrecks which took two champions and a driver having a career year out of the race prematurely to a not-so-surprising finish – there is plenty to discuss following the opening race in the Contender Round. Continue reading “Race Reaction: Hollywood Casino 400”