Week 13: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Thirteen races. That’s all that remain until the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins.
Fifteen. The number of drivers currently in contention for a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Twelve. The number of spots available in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
If the summer heat isn’t hot enough, the action on the track is starting to heat up as the Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins this weekend at Pocono. While the odds on favorite would seem to be 2012 STP 400 at Kansas Speedway winner Denny Hamlin, who has four wins at Pocono in his 12 races at the track including a season sweep in 2006, the track recently completed a repaving project so it’s anyone’s guess as to who the new surface will favor.
One driver who is hoping the new surface is kind to him so he can make a move towards the Chase is two-time Kansas Speedway winner Jeff Gordon, who has four wins at Pocono, but is currently 21st in the point standings.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer is holding on to the 10th position in the point standings, and his average finish at Pocono is 16th. Missouri native Carl Edwards, who is 12th in the point standings, average finish at Pocono is 13th.
Fans can tune into TNT this weekend to catch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono on Sunday at 11 AM ET.
Tickets to the Hollywood Casino 400, the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, are on sale now by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Tickets to the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are also on sale now.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring their own food and drink into the grandstands in a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler.