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PREVIEW: NASCAR at Kansas; IMSA at Road Atlanta

Saturday, October 17

1. IMSA WeatherTech Series Motul Petit Le Mans, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
• TV: Discovery Velocity at 12:30P to 11:00P
• Road Atlanta is a 2.54 mi road course
• The Petit le Mans race is a ten-hour duration.
• Up to 50% of normal spectator capacity will be allowed. There will be practice and qualifying sessions on Thursday and Friday.
• Last year this race was won by the Whelen Cadillac DPi of Nasr/Derani/Curran. The GTLM class was won by the Risi Ferrari 488 GTE of Calado/Guidi/Serra and the GTD class winner was the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 driven by Auberlen/Foley and Machavern.
• The most recent race this year was the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix at the Charlotte ROVAL. It was won by the No. 7 Acura DPi driven by Ricky Taylor/Alexander Rossi/Helio Castroneves. The Vanthoor/Jaminet/Bamber Porsche 911 RSR-19 won the GTLM class while the Sellers/Snow/Lewis Lamborghini Huracan GT3 won in the GTD class.
• Click Here for the entry list for the WeatherTech Petit Le Mans race.
• Click HERE for the entry list for the Michelin Pilot Challenge Fox Factory 120 race.

2. NASCAR NGROTS Truck Series Clean Harbors 200, Kansas Speedway
• TV: FOX/FSR at 4:00P to 6:00P
• The Kansas speedway is a 1.5-mile asphalt paved oval with progressive 17-20° bankings in the turns.
• Race distance = 134 laps = 201 mi; Stages: 30/30/74 laps
• A limited number of spectator tickets will be sold. No practice or qualifying sessions.
• The only Truck Series race run here last year was held on May 10. Ross Chastain was the race winner by a half-second margin over Ben Rhodes. Todd Gilliland finished in third place ahead of Austin Hill and Brandon Jones.
• The most recent race was the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega (the CTMP event that usually has this race name was cancelled this year). The young Quebecker Raphael Lessard was ahead of Trevor Bayne at the crucial moment on the final lap as all hell broke loose behind then on the white-flag lap – making Lessard the winner over Bayne. Chandler Smith was third, Ben Rhodes was fourth and Codie Rohrbaugh was fifth making this another Talladega race finish with unexpected results.
• This race is the first race in the final three-race playoff round, the ‘Round of 8' The other two races in this round are at Texas and at Martinsville. After the Martinsville race, the bottom four playoff drivers will be eliminated and the remaining four will advance to the championship finale at Phoenix on November 6. Of these four, the highest finisher in the Phoenix finale will be declared the Truck Series champion.
• Click Here for the entry list for this race.
• Click HERE for the starting lineup for this race.

3. NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas Speedway
• TV: TSN3 at 7:00P to 9:00P
• The Kansas speedway is a 1.5-mile asphalt paved oval with progressive 17-20° bankings in the turns.
• Race distance = 200 laps = 300 mi; Stages: 45/45/110 laps
• A limited number of spectator tickets will be sold. No practice or qualifying sessions.
• The only Xfinity Series race held here last year was on October 19. That race was won by Brandon Jones. Tyler Reddick was second ahead of Chase Briscoe, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier.
• Last weeks race was run in the rain at the Charlotte ROVAL resulting in many spins and crashes as cars aquaplaned on the standing water. A.J. Allmendinger won the race after the leader Chase Briscoe spun on the final lap. Noah Gragson was second, Daniel Hemric third, Alex Labbé fourth and Ross Chastain fifth.
• This race is the first race in the final three-race playoff round, the ‘Round of 8' The other two races in this round are at Texas and at Martinsville. After the Martinsville race, the bottom four playoff drivers will be eliminated and the remaining four will advance to the championship finale at Phoenix on November 7. Of these four, the highest finisher in the Phoenix finale will be declared the Xfinity Series champion.
• Click Here for the entry list for this race.
• Click HERE for the starting lineup for this race.

Sunday, October 18

4. NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas Speedway
• TV: NBC/TSN1/4 at 2:30P to 6:00P
• The Kansas speedway is a 1.5-mile asphalt paved oval with progressive 17-20° bankings in the turns.
• Race distance = 267 laps = 400.5 mi; Stages: 80/80/107 laps.
• A limited number of spectator tickets will be sold. No practice or qualifying sessions.
• There were two NASCAR Cup Series races held here at Kansas last year. They were run on May 11 and on October 20. The May race was won by Brad Keselowski over Alex Bowman and Erik Jones. The Hollywood Casino 400 race in October went to Denny Hamlin with Chase Elliott second and Kyle Busch third. Kurt Busch finished fourth in October with William Byron fifth.
• The most recent Cup race this year was run last week on the Charlotte ROVAL. Chase Elliott was the race winner over Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney.
• This race is the first race in the final three-race playoff round, the ‘Round of 8' The other two races in this round are at Texas and at Martinsville. After the Martinsville race, the bottom four playoff drivers will be eliminated and the remaining four will advance to the championship finale at Phoenix on November 7. Of these four, the highest finisher in the Phoenix finale will be declared the NASCAR Cup Series champion.
• Click Here for the entry list for this race.
• Click HERE for the starting lineup for this race.

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