Race Preview: Hollywood Casino 400

Race Preview: Hollywood Casino 400

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Race Notes and Quotes

Hollywood Casino 400
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, MO

This Week's Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 at Kansas Speedway ... Ryan Newman will make his 616th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes at the second and final Kansas Speedway event of the season. In 25 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 13.7 and average finish of 18.7. He has led 128 laps in competition.

Season 26 in NASCAR and counting ... Richard Childress Racing is enjoying its 10th season with Caterpillar on board the No. 31 Camaro ZL1 and Cat Racing's 26th in NASCAR.  If you are in Peoria, Illinois, visit the Caterpillar Visitors Center to see the newest exhibit, SPEED.  For tickets and details, visit caterpillar.com/en/company/visitors-center/exhibits/speed.html.

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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 and agriculture. After 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. 

Rescue Ranch Corn Maze presented by Chevrolet ... The nine-acre Chevy corn maze is back! The lighted maze is open Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. ET. On Sundays, you can make a run in daylight from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for ages 13 on up. It's $5 for ages 2-12 and free for kids under 2. All proceeds benefits Rescue Ranch. For more details on the Chevy Corn Maze as well as the Fall Fun Days, visit http://www.rescueranch.com/events.  

Richard Childress Racing at Kansas Speedway ... In 78 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 2,909 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 48 pole awards,108 wins, 488 top-five finishes and 1,064 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.2. 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.  

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 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.

Catch the Action ... The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway will be televised live Sunday, October 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:

What is the key to success at Kansas Speedway?

"Kansas is a big circle. It's super-fast and it has a little bit of a goofy transition into Turn 1. It just seems like it is a combination of downforce and horsepower to go fast. It's super smooth so it doesn't really matter so much how your car rides as much as how you have the tires loaded up in each corner and the overall grip you can get out of the car with the downforce."

What is the trickiest thing you need to deal with?

"You know, it will be interesting to see how much it widens out because it is still a fresh repave. Right now, we just don't know if it has built character or if it's changed much with the newer style asphalt or it hasn't changed. We won't get to know that until we go back."