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Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne head to NHMS with NASCAR futures uncertain

Veteran NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth will climb inside his car with defined objectives for Sunday's Cup series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Winning and advancing to the second round of the playoffs top the agenda for Kenseth. Auditioning for a new ride in 2018 is a low priority. "I have been

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

New Hampshire Fantasy Racing Preview

Driver Averages | Laps Led Leaders| Driver Ratings| Loop Data | Past Winners| Past Pole Winners | Tire Notes Detailed driver notes and statistics to help set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday's ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Who's HOT at New Hampshire Matt Kenseth has posted a

MRN.COM - 2017-09-21 21:00:00

JR Motorsports juggernaut dominates Xfinity playoff conversation

JR Motorsports was a favorite to win the Xfinity Series title when the season started. It still is. In the Camping World Truck Series, it was Johnny Sauter and Christopher Bell who were expected to shine. They have. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson didn't have bad days at Chicagoland, but it wasn't a

ESPN - 2017-09-20 22:00:00

NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- New Hampshire and Kentucky

Next Race: ISM Connect 300 The Place: New Hampshire Motor Speedway The Date: Sunday, Sept. 24 The Time: 2 p.m. ET TV: NBCSN, 1:30 p.m. ET Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 317.4 miles (300 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 75), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on lap 300) NAS

ESPN - 2017-09-20 14:57:44

Toyota MENCS Chicagoland Post-Race Report

Toyota Post-Race RecapMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)Chicagoland SpeedwayRace 27 of 36 - 400.5 miles, 267 lapsSeptember 17, 2017 TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS 1st, MARTIN TRUEX JR. 2nd, Chase Elliott* 3rd, Kevin Harvick* 4th, DENNY HAMLIN 5th, Kyle Larson* 9th, MATT KENSETH 12th, DANIEL

SPEEDWAYMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 11:39:51

Not all chalk, but Cup playoffs opener looked a lot like regular season

JOLIET, Ill. -- The biggest surprise of the opening race of the NASCAR playoffs was that no one had all that surprising of a day Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick finished second and third behind winner Martin Truex Jr., maybe running a little better than some predicted

ESPN - 2017-09-18 16:00:00

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR playoff opener again; Matt Kenseth ninth

JOLIET, Ill. - The mistakes made by five of the 16 NASCAR title contenders in the playoff opener Sunday were a bit of a surprise. The outcome? Not so much. Truex recovered from two errors in a way the others couldn't, and he showed the same speed at Chicagoland Speedway that he had in becoming the r

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 01:07:49

Chase Elliott wins Stage 2 as loose wheel puts Kyle Busch behind

The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports pit crew offered an assist for Elliott to capture his third stage win of 2017. He led 36 laps and established a .706-second lead over Kevin Harvick at the line. "It's still early, so we'll see," Elliott said. "That was a good pit stop by the guys. Hopefully, we'll be

MSN.COM - 2017-09-17 21:36:39

Photos: NASCAR Tales of the Turtles 400

Matt Kenseth, the 2003 champion from Cambridge, Wis., talks with a crew member before the race. Kim Kemperman / For the Journal Sentinel Kyle Busch leads Chase Elliott. Busch was out front for a race-high 85 laps but had problems in the pits and finished 16th. Elliott ended up second. Getty Images

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Tales of the Turtles 400

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Chicago Chase Elliott............................. 129.1 Jimmie Johnson........................ 114.7 Kyle Busch............................... 106.0 Matt Kenseth............................ 102.3 Brad Keselowski......................... 99.7 Kevin Harvick..............

ESPN - 2017-09-17 06:10:52

Sweet Sixteen: Making case for NASCAR playoff drivers

Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports The race is on to see who among the 16 playoff drivers will win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sixteen drivers will continue the quest for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in a 10-race series that is sch

MSN.COM - 2017-09-17 02:33:27

Matt Kenseth set for NASCAR's playoff to get started t Chicagoland Speedway

The regular season is now complete in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series after last Saturday night's race at Richmond Raceway and now the first round of the playoffs kicks off with Sunday's Tale of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois. Sixteen drivers have made it to the first round

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-16 12:43:54

Playoff predictions: NASCAR.com staff make postseason picks

RELATED: Printable Playoffs grid | Up to Speed: 16 drivers, 16 hopes NASCAR.com staffers go out on a limb to make their daring predictions for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: KENNY BRUCE (@kennybruce) First four out Kasey Kahne - Outside of win at Indy, team has been non-existent for

NASCAR - 2017-09-16 23:11:20

Johnson chases 8th title as playoffs begin

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR history in sight. Martin Truex Jr. wants to become more than a mere footnote as the regular-season champion. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch each hope to add a second championship trophy to the collection. Some drivers

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-16 21:08:02

Toyota Leads Both Saturday Cup Practice Sessions at Chicagoland

In the first 50-minute practice session of the afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was quickest with a lap of 180.650 mph (29.892 seconds). The No. 78 was the only car to post a lap under the 30-second bracket and in the 180-mph bracket as well. Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman ro

FRONTSTRETCH.COM - 2017-09-16 19:17:22

NASCAR docks 15 Cup teams practice time for inspection issues

JOLIET, Illinois - Fifteen Cup cars will be penalized time in today's final Cup practice session at Chicagoland Speedway. Final practice is from 2 - 2:50 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Eight teams will be docked time for inspection issues Friday. Seven will be docked time for issues last weekend at Richmond Race

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-16 15:23:18

Martin Truex Jr. focused on the now

Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne have a championship in their sights, but their futures are unclear. The 2017 lame-duck drivers -- Busch could still return to his current team in 2018, but the other two know they're out -- admit the atmosphere is a little different as they enter this year's

SPORTS-AK.ESPN.GO.COM - 2017-09-16 13:00:00

How Joe Gibbs Racing playoff drivers are preparing for the playoffs

Joe Gibbs Racing has struggled at times for wins this season, particularly the still-winless Matt Kenseth. But all three of its playoff drivers - Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin - are ready for the NASCAR Cup playoffs that begin this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Their strategy may differ sli

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-15 00:15:50

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series playoff preview

Over the next 10 weeks, 16 drivers will vie for the Monster Energy Cup Series championship. NASCAR's annual postseason knockout format will again see four drivers eliminated every three races, while a win automatically advances a participant to the next bracket, culminating in a one race best-finish

SB NATION - 2017-09-15 11:00:02

Seven Cup teams to miss practice time Saturday at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Illinois - Playoff contender Matt Kenseth will miss 30 minutes of Saturday's final practice session for an inspection issue last weekend at Richmond Raceway. Kenseth's team is one of seven Cup teams that will be docked practice time Saturday. Kenseth and his team are being penalized for fail

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-15 18:24:21