Race Weekend Update
The sun went down, the new lights came on, and it all broke loose at Martinsville Speedway. In a wild overtime finish that took Sunday's First Data 500 to 505 laps at the .526-mile short track, Kyle Busch beat Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader Martin Truex Jr. to the stripe by .141 seconds to take the checkered flag and earn a spot in the Nov. 19 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As Busch crossed the finish line, a multi-car wreck behind him scrambled the running order and left a parking lot of mangled cars on the frontstretch. Truex retains the series lead by 17 points over Busch. Elliott, on the other hand went from likely winner to major casualty in the space of one corner, finishing 27th and falling 26 points below the cut line for the Championship 4, with the cut coming in two weeks at Phoenix. Keselowski is third in the standings, followed by Harvick, who holds a three-point edge over Jimmie Johnson, who ran 12th on Sunday. Blaney is six points behind Harvick and Hamlin is eight back.
Click links below for more on the race:
- Watch: Insane, tense final laps at Martinsville
- Updated Playoffs standings
- Miss the mayhem? Catch up now
Up next: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. PST on NBCSN.
MCMILLEN, HAGAN, ANDERSON AND KRAWIEC ARE VICTORIOUS AT NHRA TOYOTA NATIONALS
LAS VEGAS - Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen piloted his dragster to his first career victory Sunday at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned victories in their respective categories at the fifth of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
NHRA ANNOUNCES 16-CAR FIELDS FOR PRO STOCK AT ALL 2018 NATIONAL EVENTS
NHRA announced that the Pro Stock Car category will feature 16-car fields at all 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events in 2018. NHRA came to this decision after a collaborative and productive meeting with several Pro Stock drivers and teams. The group discussed a few initiatives that would serve as alternatives to NHRA's previous decision to run 8-car fields at nine national events.
Up next: The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concludes at the final event of the season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Nov. 9-12, with the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, 1-4 p.m. PST on FS1.
- GANASSI PICKS JONES AS DRIVER OF NO. 10 CAR - http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/10/10-25-Jones-To-Ganassi
- INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT'S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR FROM OCT. 18-24 - http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/10/10-25-Fast-Six
- Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Wednesday Night Drags (3:30 p.m.) and Sonoma Drift (6 p.m.)
- Thanksgiving Food Drive collection begins! Benefitting FISH in Sonoma and the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Runs Nov. 1-19.
- Sunday, Nov. 5 - Daylight Savings