Michael Annett has had a rocky start to the 2015 season on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He failed to qualify at Atlanta Motor Speedway when the team could not get through the Technical Inspection line on time. He swapped seats with Brian Scott in the No. 33 and finished 29th, but his last two efforts ended in a 39th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and 40th at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brett Moffitt has made all three starts for the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. Two of these came with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, while the other was in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will continue to gain experience with a fourth start this week.
Ty Dillon is making his Sprint Cup Series debut at the 1.5-mile speedway piloting the No. 33 Plankton Chevrolet SS.
In six starts at Kansas Speedway since 2009, Johnny Sauter has one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes.
NAPA AUTO PARTS will grow its relationship with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports in 2016 when it becomes the majority sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his No. 24 Chevrolet SS team.
Cole Whitt has finished between 32nd and 37th in three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year in the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports Ford.
In three starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, Landon Cassill has improved every week. He blew an engine at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished 43rd, advanced to 35th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and was 32nd at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver Matt Tifft and Venturini Motorsports (VMS) will reunite for their third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) effort this weekend in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.
The 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway, which plays host to Friday night's Toyota Tundra 250, will mark Cameron Hayley's fourth track debut of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
In seven previous starts at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway, Timothy Peters has recorded one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 11.1 and an average finishing position of 15.1.
Ben Kennedy has recorded only one start at Kansas Speedway, in 2014.
Matt Crafton, who went to victory lane at the 1.5-mile track in 2013, will not only have the same chassis he piloted to his third career victory at Kansas Speedway, he is the only driver entered in the 167-lap race that has competed in all 14 NCWTS events at the Midwestern track.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8. Newman will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado highlighting Rescue Ranch.
In an effort to further the chemistry of the No. 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today Kevin Manion has been assigned as the crew chief of that team with driver Sam Hornish, Jr.
Grant Enfinger was credited with a 28th place DNF in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.