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Championship 4 Clinch Scenarios

The following scenarios are what each driver would need to accomplish at ISM Raceway in order to clinch a Championship 4 spot, regardless of the finish of any other driver. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Busch – Busch can clinch with 53 points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or a win by Martin Truex Jr. or a non-playoff driver), he would clinch with 28 points. With a win, he would clinch. Martin Truex Jr. – Truex would clinch on points with 55 Points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or a win by Kyle Busch or a non-playoff driver), he would clinch with 31 Points. With a win, he would clinch. Kurt Busch – The only guaranteed result that gives Kurt Busch a Championship 4 spot is a win. Busch could also clinch on points, but would need help depending on the winner. Chase Elliott – The only guaranteed result that gives Elliott a Championship 4 spot is a win. Elliott could also clinch on points, but would need help depending on the winner. Aric Almirola ..

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ISM Race Center

Statistics, event schedule and race information for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway. Can-Am 500 Driver Averages Driver Stats Driver Ratings Laps Led Leaders Past Race Winners Past Pole Winners Schedule of Events Track Length: 1 Mile Race Length: 312 Laps (500 Kilometers) First Race: Nov. 6, 1988 – Checker 500 Banking in Turns 1 and 2: 8-9 degrees Banking in Turns 3 and 4: 10-11 degrees Banking in Frontstretch Dogleg: 10-11 degrees Banking in Frontstretch: 9 degrees Banking in Backstretch: 3 degrees Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 143.158 mph (25.147 sec.); Nov. 13, 2015 Race Record: Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 118.132 mph (2:38:28); Nov. 7, 1999 Stage Lengths: Stage 1 ends at Lap 75; Stage 2 ends at Lap 150; Final stage ends at Lap 312 Starting Positions of Race Winners Starting Pos. Races Won 1 5 2 3 3 6 4 1 6 2 7 2 9 2 10 2 11 2 12 1 13 4 14 2 15 3 17 1 18 1 19 2 20 1 21 1 22 1 28 1 Races won from Pole (5 of 44) Driver Year Jeff Gordon ..

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Texas Checkered and Black Flags

AAA Texas 500 Recap and Results Pete Pistone distributes this week’s checkered and black flags following the weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Checkered Flags Kevin Harvick May as well give him the checkered flag because he was going to take it anyway. Harvick was a man on a mission Sunday in Texas leading 177 laps and when the race went into overtime, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was not going to be denied with his power move around Ryan Blaney for the lead and win No. 8 of the season. Ryan Blaney Rocketed to the pole at over 200 mph – maybe the last time we see that number for some time given the new rules for next year that will reduce horsepower – and went on to finish second. Blaney has been very strong down the stretch of the 2018 season. Kyle Larson It is still a mystery how Larson remains winless in 2018 but the Chip Ganassi Racing driver turned in a solid performance in Texas starting 23rd and coming home with a top-five finish. Xfinity Series Race Saturday’s ..

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Harvick Made a Young Fan’s Day

Kevin Harvick had a big day Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the AAA Texas 500 with maximum bonus points and locking into the Championship 4 — but pulling a kid out of the stands and taking a selfie on the track was maybe an even bigger hit with fans. The selfie everyone is talking about!@KevinHarvick snapped this picture with Joel Cram III after grabbing the ud83cudfc1 at @TXMotorSpeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs #4TheCup (ud83dudcf8: @ilovesandwiche) pic.twitter.com/TsEzGsq2dt — NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 5, 2018 The boy’s name is Joel Cram III and Harvick plucked him from the stands after taking the checkered flag and doing a finish-line interview on television. Havick said later he hopes it’s a moment Joel will never forget. Pretty safe bet. pic.twitter.com/PuJrwonjsv — NASCAR#1 (@ilovesandwiche) November 5, 2018  The post Harvick Made a Young Fan’s Day appeared first on MRN - Motor Racing Network.

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ISM (Phoenix) Schedule of Events

All Times Eastern (Local Time 2 Hours Behind) Friday, November 9 Camping World Truck Series First Practice: 10:30 a.m.-11:20 p.m. (FS2) Camping World Truck Series Final Practice: 12:05 p.m.-12:55 p.m. (FS2) Monster Energy Cup Series First Practice: 1:35 p.m.-2:25 p.m. (MRN/NBCSN) Xfinity Series First Practice: 2:35 p.m.-3:25 p.m. (NBCSN) Xfinity Series Final Practice: 4:35 p.m.-5:25 p.m. (NBCSN) Camping World Truck Series Qualifying: 5:35 p.m. (FS1) Monster Energy Cup Series Qualifying: 7:00 p.m. (MRN/NBCSN) Radio Pre-Race: 8:00 p.m. (MRN) TV Pre-Race: 8:00 p.m. (FS1) Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150: 8:30 p.m. (MRN/FS1) Saturday, November 10 Monster Energy Cup Series Second Practice: 11:30 p.m.-12:20 p.m. (MRN/CNBC) Xfinity Series Qualifying: 12:35 p.m. (NBCSN) Monster Energy Cup Series Final Practice: 2:00 p.m-2:50 p.m. (MRN/NBCSN) Radio Pre-Race: 3:00 p.m. (MRN) TV Pre-Race: 3:00 p.m. (NBC) Xfinity Series Whelen Trusted to Perform 200: 3:30 p.m. (MRN/NBC) Sund..

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Harvick Advances With Texas Win

Race Results | Playoff Standings Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick, who led a race-high 177 laps and won both stages, had a great restart in a overtime finish to propel him to his eighth victory of the season. He got by Ryan Blaney on the final restart Sunday to take his 45th career series win. All-Time Race Winners | Texas Race Photos “It’s really just week to week, we don’t try to do anything different,” Harvick said of his team’s approach. “It was a big day for all of us. All around a great day of execution.” See Also: Harvick Made a Young Fan’s Day Blaney, Joey Logano, Erik Jones and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five. “The 4 (Harvick) was head and shoulders above everyone else,” Blaney said. Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Martin Truex Jr. and Austin Dillon completed the first 10 finishers. Texas Race Winners | Stage Points Logano and Harvick are locked into ..

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AAA Texas 500 Results

Fin St Car Driver Make Laps Status Laps Led Points 1 3 4 Kevin Harvick Ford 337 Running 177 60 2 1 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 337 Running 40 51 3 8 22 Joey Logano Ford 337 Running 54 45 4 12 20 Erik Jones Toyota 337 Running 0 45 5 22 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 337 Running 0 32 6 16 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 337 Running 0 34 7 7 41 Kurt Busch Ford 337 Running 0 42 8 4 10 Aric Almirola Ford 337 Running 0 35 9 13 78 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 337 Running 0 42 10 26 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 337 Running 0 27 11 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 337 Running 0 26 12 5 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 337 Running 50 32 13 11 21 Paul Menard Ford 337 Running 0 27 14 18 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 337 Running 3 23 15 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 337 Running 11 22 16 9 24 William Byron Chevrolet 337 Running 0 21 17 10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 337 Running 0 24 18 14 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 335 Running 0 19 19 20 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 335 Running 0 18 20 25 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 335 Running 0 17 21 15 6 Trevor Bayn..

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Almirola Unhappy with Logano

Race Story and Results Aric Almirola was not pleased with the way Joey Logano raced him in the closing laps of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was frustrated with what he felt was an unnecessary battle with Logano, who has already clinched a spot in the Championship 4 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway after his win last week at Martinsville Speedway. Almirola finished eighth on Sunday and is below the cutline to advance with one race remaining in the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. “We were a third place car and that restart there where we finally were in position we fought all day from the back and started at the tail and worked diligently all day to get up to the front and finally got ourselves in position to at least have a shot and race with those guys,” Almirola said of the final restart of the day. “The 22 (Logano) just went down in turn three and put it right on my door and about wrecked us b..

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Truex Jr. Overcomes Issues at Texas

Race Story and Results Martin Truex Jr. had to overcome a number of challenges just to finish ninth in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex Jr. had to start at the rear of the field Sunday when the team changed an engine after qualifying. The Furniture Row Racing driver was able to move up through the field and get inside the top 10. But a series of problems ranging from a loose wheel to a penalty for driving through too many stalls on the pit stop derailed Truex Jr.’s quest to lock himself into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I’m telling you, God is testing us,” said Truex Jr., who is still above the cutline by 25 points heading into the final race of the Round of 8. “There’s no question. Had to start at the back, got to the front, hung around there for a while and then had a loose wheel there again. Just a tough day. Overall, a good day. Luckily we were able to get up front and get some stage points in the first two stages and then we had trouble, but..

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