NASCAR Extends Chase Format

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NASCAR Extends Chase Format to NASCAR XFINITY Series

and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Jan. 20, 2016) – NASCAR has announced that the excitement of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is coming to the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016 with a seven-race playoff format with two elimination rounds.

With the new format, it will be even more important for drivers to win the Toyota Tundra 250 on May 6, which will virtually assure them a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 15, will be the first race of the Round of 8 for the Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the driver who goes to Gatorade Victory Lane will automatically advance to the Championship 4 to compete for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“Fans, partners and the industry have embraced the new Chase format like nothing we’ve seen in the sport’s history,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “Winning never has been this important and the excitement generated the past two seasons in the Sprint Cup Series has led to this implementation of the Chase format in all three national series. Competition in both the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will elevate to new heights and shine a spotlight on the rising stars of our sport.”

Kansas Speedway tickets for all events in 2016 are on sale now. Kansas Speedway’s May 6-7, 2016 race weekend will include the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the GoBowling.com 400. In October, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns with the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 16. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race will take center stage on Oct. 15, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship race will run on Oct. 14.

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