Preview: Hollywood Casino 400

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes

Event: Hollywood Casino 400
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Track: Kansas Speedway
Location: Kansas City, KS

This Week's No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Kansas Speedway ... Ryan Newman will make his 563rd Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes this weekend at Kansas Speedway. In 23 Cup Series events at Kansas, Newman visited victory lane in the fall of 2003. In total, he owns three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Ind., native holds an average starting position of 13.5 and average finish of 17.6. He has led 128 laps in competition. In the last five events at the 1.5-mile speedway, Newman ranks 10th in most points earned.

Featured Caterpillar Dealer ... NMC is the featured Cat dealer for this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway.

As one of the longest operating Caterpillar dealerships, NMC has proudly served customers with equipment and service solutions since 1938. Our team works hard each day to build long-lasting relationships with our customers - and we strive to be the first choice for the equipment and services they need for the many industries we serve, including construction, power generation, material handling, on-highway truck, agriculture and railroad. After almost 80 years since the first NMC location opened for business, there is still a can-do spirit leading the way. There is a continuing focus to help our customers succeed and a determination to create new opportunities for today as well as for the next 80 years.

Age of Smart Iron ... Caterpillar has spent over 90 years committed to innovation and technology that helps customers succeed. What was important then is even more important now, in an age when advancements come faster and more frequently than ever before. An age where connectivity drives productivity and industry evolves. This is the Age of Smart Iron. For more information about Caterpillar, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

Chevrolet Corn Maze ... Back by popular demand is the nine-acre Chevrolet corn maze at Rescue Ranch in Statesville, North Carolina. It is open Friday and Saturday night's in October. Families can weave their way through a custom designed corn maze featuring a Chevy Silverado and a Corvette. For more information, visit: RescueRanch.com.

Richard Childress Racing's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history at Kansas Speedway ... In 74 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has one win, visiting victory lane in 2013 with Kevin Harvick, among five top-five and 22 top-10 finishes.

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,831 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 48 pole awards, 107 wins, 486 top-five finishes and 1,049 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 16.1. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, six NASCAR XFINITY Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.

Vegas Strong with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma ... This week emergency responders from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for the annual EMS World Expo to learn the best ways to save the lives of injured people around the world. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Scholarship provides funding for an EMT or paramedic to receive full access to the Expo, including all continuing education and $1,500 of travel expenses. Visit https://saveinjuredkids.org/blog/ to see how EMS providers help save injured kids in emergencies, during disaster relief and every day of the week.

Interactive RCR ... For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page — @RCRracing — along with the RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page — @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages — http://www.facebook.com/austindillon3, www.facebook.com/PaulMenard27 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.

Catch the Action ... The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Sunday, October 22 on NBC Sports Network beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES

How much does Kansas Speedway change from the spring race to the fall event?

"A lot of it depends on the weather and I think it will be the biggest factor on determining what the racing is going to be like. I think it's going to be good to have another hot summer to help age it. I think as time goes on the racing is going to get better and better."

What does it take to run well?

"The track is super smooth and super fast. It takes a lot of power and you spend a lot of time pretty much wide open. With that said, it will take a well-balanced car."