NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: myAFibRisk.com 400

TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #27 of 36 for the 2015 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #1 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Joliet, IL

Title Sponsor: Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 17
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 18
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM - 12:55 PM NSCS PRACTICE
1:00 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, September 19
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 - 1:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE
3:30 - 4:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, September 20
8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING
1:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
2:00 PM NSCS RACE

Chicago Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
-1:00pm: NSCS Driver Crew Chief Meeting (Tent)
-1:15pm: Concert by: Brett Eldredge
-2:30pm: NSCS Drivers Introductions with NASCAR Special Awards
-3:00pm: Intro Presentation of Colors: Associated Firefighters of Illinois Honor Guard
-3:00pm: Invocation by: Glenn Spoolstra
-3:01pm: National Anthem: Jim Cornelison
-3:07pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: NBA legend Jerry West and tennis legend Billie Jean King
-3:16pm: Start of the myAFibRisk.com 400 (267 Laps, 400.5 Miles) TV: NBCSN Radio: MRN
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, September 18, 12:30 - 1:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
    Saturday, September 19, 1:30 - 2:25 pm/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 19, 4:30 - 5:20 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, September 18 at 6:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2015: $6,144,256
2014: $6,148,103
2013: $6,100,486
2012: $6,037,930
2011: $5,906,054
2010: $6,012,504
2009: $6,182,706
2008: $6,134,923
2007: $6,056,938
2006: $6,014,007
2005: $5,845,750
2004: $5,756,382
2003: $5,106,510
2002: $4,491,173

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    1.5 mile tri-oval
    267 laps for 400.5 miles
    Banking:
    18 degrees in the turns
    11 degrees in the front stretch
    5 degrees in the back stretch
    Frontstretch: 2,400 feet
    Backstretch: 1,700 feet
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Grandstand Seating: 55,500 [was 69,000 and 75,000]
    Opened: 2001

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Tennis great Billie Jean King & NBA great Jerry West
    Command to start engines: Billie Jean King & Jerry West
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: AFib patient/stroke survivor, Teri Ackerson
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Actor Jon Seda
    Color Guard: Associated Firefighters of Illinois Honor Guard
    Invocation: Glenn Spoolstra
    National Anthem: Chicago Blackhawk's national anthem singer, Jim Cornelison
    Flyover: Hooligan Flight Team

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Chicagoland Speedway
    ISC Motorsports
    Chicagoland Speedway - Facebook
    Chicagoland Speedway - Twitter
    Chicagoland Speedway - Instagram
    Chicagoland Speedway - YouTube
    Chicagoland Speedway - Flickr
    Chicagoland Speedway - Pinterest
    Track Stats - Racing-reference.info

  • September 2014: see the Chicago Race Info page

  • 2014 Race Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 142.330mph, started 25th

  • Race Speed Record: David Reutimann, 7/10/2010, 145.138

  • Slowest Race Record: Kevin Harvick, 2001, 121.200

  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 6 months, 2 days, 7/11/2009

  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 23 years, 2 months, and 10 days, 7/12/2008

  • 2014 Pole Winner: none, canceled by rain

  • Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, 189.414mph, 9/13/2013

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Jeff Burton, 39 years, 0 months, 10 days, 7/09/2006

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 3 months, and 19 days, 9/13/2013

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kevin Harvick, started 32nd, 7/2002

  • Chicagoland Speedway Notes & History - Thursday:
    Construction of the Chicagoland Speedway began in August 1999.
    The first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicago was July 14, 2001.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held on July 15, 2001 - won by Kevin Harvick.
    This weekend marks the fourth year Chicagoland Speedway has been included in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - Sept. 18, 2011.
    (NASCAR)(9-17-2015)

  • Chicagoland Speedway Pole Notes & Facts - Friday:
    Todd Bodine won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Chicago in 2001 with a speed of 183.717 mph.
    11 drivers have posted Coors Light poles at Chicago, led by Jimmie Johnson with two.
    10 different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have won at Chicagoland Speedway, led by Tony Stewart with three (2004, 2007, 2011); followed by Kevin Harvick with two (first two series events at speedway; 2001, 2002) and Brad Keselowski (2012, 2014).
    Seven Chase Contenders are former winners at Chicagoland Speedway: Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Kevin Harvick (2001, 2002) is the only driver to post consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Only one of the 14 (7.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicago have been won from the Coors Light pole - Kyle Busch in 2008.
    Only two of the 14 (14.2%) races have won from the front row starting positions - Coors Light Pole (1) and second-place (1).
    Five of the 14 (35.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Chicago have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Four of the 14 (28.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicago have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 - most recent was Brad Keselowski (25th) last season.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Chicago is 32nd, by Kevin Harvick in 2002.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway twice - the 2008 event and last season.
    (NASCAR)(9-18-2015)

  • Chicagoland Speedway Driver Notes & Facts - Saturday:
    114 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway; 86 in more than one.
    Six drivers have competed in all 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Chicagoland Speedway; five of which are Chase Contenders: Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Joe Nemechek.
    Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career start at Chicagoland Speedway: Justin Allgaier (09/15/2013) and Josh Wise (9/19/2011).
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Chicago with a 7.615.
    Kyle Busch swept the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2008.
    Seven of the eight active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Chicagoland Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Kevin Harvick won at Chicago in his first two appearances (2001, 2002). Ryan Newman won in his second appearance (2003).
    Kurt Busch leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Chicago without visiting Victory Lane at 14.
    Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon lead the series in runner-up finishes at Chicago with three each; followed by Matt Kenseth with two.
    Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick lead the series in top-five finishes at Chicago with eight each; followed by Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon with seven each.
    Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart lead the series in top-10 finishes at Chicago with 10 each; followed by Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick with nine each.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at 9.154.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Chicago with 577 laps led in 13 starts.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Shawna Robinson attempted to qualify in 2001 but failed to qualify for the event.
    (NASCAR)(9-19-2015)

  • Chicagoland Speedway Race Notes & Facts - Sunday:
    There have been 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway, one race per season since the first event in 2001.
    Joe Gibbs Racing has the most wins at Chicago in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with four: Tony Stewart (two), Kyle Busch (one) and Matt Kenseth (one). Team Penske has the second most wins with three; followed by Richard Childress Racing and Hendrick Motorsports with two each.
    Three different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Chicago. Chevrolet leads the series in wins at Chicago with eight victories; followed by Toyota with three, Dodge with two and Ford has one.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway was the July 12, 2008 race won by Kevin Harvick over Jimmie Johnson with a MOV of 0.159 second.
    Nine out of the 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    Only one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has resulted with a green-white-checkered finish at Chicagoland Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): 7/9/2006 (267/270).
    None of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.
    (NASCAR)(9-20-2015)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Chicago:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson.........115.5
    #42-Kyle Larson.........110.1
    #14-Tony Stewart.........105.0
    #20-Matt Kenseth.........104.8
    #18-Kyle Busch.........103.6
    #24-Jeff Gordon.........100.1
    #4-Kevin Harvick.........99.5
    #2-Brad Keselowski.........98.5
    #55-Brian Vickers.........91.4
    #15-Clint Bowyer.........89.4
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (10 total) among active drivers at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)(9-15-2015)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Chicagoland Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Hamlin wins at Chicago: #11-Denny Hamlin won the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway for his 2nd win of the season, 1st win at Chicago and 26th career win. After starting 29th, the lowest of any Chase competitor, Hamlin spun on lap 2, and lost a lap, and restarted the race in 43rd. He eventually got his lap back and worked his way through the field. The team stayed on track during the final caution and he took the lead with 4 laps to go. He led just 9 of the 267 laps.
    With the win, Hamlin automatically advances to the next round of the Chase.
    #19-Edwards finished 2nd followed by #41-Busch, #31-Newman, #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #42-Larson, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, and #43-Almirola.
    Polesitter #4-Harvick finished 42nd. He cut a tire down and spun into the wall after contact with #48 Johnson on a restart midway though the race. He had to go to the garage for repairs for more than 50 laps.
    #20-Kenseth now leads the Chase points standings, 2 points over Hamlin.
    There were 17 lead changes among 10 drivers. There were 6 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 140.117mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-20-2015)

  • Where did the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at Chicago?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th (11)
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 9th (7)
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th (12)
    4) #22-Joey Logano, 6th (2)
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick, 42nd (1)
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 12th (19)
    7) #41-Kurt Busch, 3rd (9)
    8) #19-Carl Edwards, 2nd (14)
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 8th (3)
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 13th (4)
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin, WON (29)
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 16th (13)
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon, 14th (10)
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 4th (6)
    15) #27-Paul Menard, 17th (27)
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 19th (26)
    (9-20-2015)

  • Race Fast Facts - Chicago:
    Denny Hamlin won the 15th Annual myAFibRisk.com 400, his 26th victory in 353 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    With the victory, Hamlin advances to the Contender Round.
    With the win, Hamlin ties NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen for 27th on the all-time series wins list.
    This is his second victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in ten races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Carl Edwards (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2015.
    Kurt Busch (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-20-2015)

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth[4 wins], 2052, +24 ahead of 13th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin[2 wins], 2050, +22 (Won Chicago*)
    3) #19-Carl Edwards[2 wins], 2049, +21
    4) #18-Kyle Busch[4 wins], 2049, +21
    5) #41-Kurt Busch[2 wins], 2048, +20
    6) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 2048, +20
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson[4 wins], 2045, +17
    8) #31-Ryan Newman, 2040, +12
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski[1 win], 2039, +11
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.[2 wins], 2038, +10
    11) #78-Martin Truex Jr.[1 win], 2035, +7
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2031, +3 ahead of 13th
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2028, 3 points out of 12th
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 2027, -4
    15) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2025, -6 (X)
    16) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 2009, -22
    * will advance to Contender round, winning a Challenger round race
    (X) = appealing 25 point penalty, no points deducted yet
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-20-2014)

  • 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #22-Joey Logano (X), 987
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick (X), 981, -6
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (X), 926, -61
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski (X), 909, -78
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson (X), 886, -101
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth (X), 864, -123
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (X), 850, -137
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin (X), 840, -147
    9) #41-Kurt Busch (X), 823, -164
    10) #19-Carl Edwards (X), 789, -198
    (X) = in the Chase.
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-20-2014)

  • Chicago Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #34-Brett Moffitt, finished 31st, 11 rookie points
    #23-Jeb Burton, finished 38th, 10 rookie points
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, finished 39th, 9 rookie points
    #33-Alex Kennedy, not entered, Brian Scott in the car
    See the 2015 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(9-20-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicago: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #42-Larson,7th
    Caution 3: #55-Ragan, 15th
    Caution 4: #1-McMurray, 16th
    Caution 5: #Truex, Jr, 13th
    Caution 6: #55-Ragan (2), 15th
    (9-20-2015)

  • Race Coverage of the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2015.
    Television (TV): NBCSN at 3:00 pm/et; Countdown to Green Pre-Race show at 2:30pm/et; green flag approx. 3:16pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, September 21 at 2:00pm/et on NBCSN [NASCAR 120]

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #22-Logano took pit stall 8, with an opening in front of it.
    #2-Keselowski, who starts 3rd took the 18th pit stall, also with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #41-Busch, who starts 9th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(9-18-2015)

  • Highlights of NASCAR's changes on pit road in 2015:
    " Number of officials on pit road during race reduced from 43 to 10.
    " 45 HD cameras will be mounted on the grandstand side of each track and directed toward pit road to monitor pit stops and officials call or clear penalties.
    " Every camera looks at two pit stalls and the cameras record 100 percent of the race.
    " Video feeds from cameras are fed to a production truck in the TV compound where eight NASCAR officials monitor stops for violations.
    " Pit road speeding penalties will still be called from race control based on scoring loops.
    " Pit stalls are laser measured
    " Missing Lug Nuts are no longer a penalty.
    " Fueling can start once car is stopped.
    " Fueling can continue until car leaves pit stall.

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • See Jayski's - 2015 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

  • Final practice for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #78-Truex, Jr. 184.849
    #2-Keselowski 183.986
    #20-Kenseth 183.949
    #19-Edwards 193.799
    #42-Larson 183.723
    slowest: #35-Whitt 175.896 & #98-Sorenson 173.572.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Chicago Practice 3 Speeds (pdf).(9-19-2015)

  • First Saturday practice for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #78-Truex, Jr. 183.312
    #11-Hamlin 182.389
    #24-Gordon 181.830
    #3-Dillon 181.616
    #2-Keselowski 181.580
    slowest: #98-Sorenson 174.295 & #62-Hill 174.210.
    Notes: Final practice is scheduled for 4:30pm/et this afternoon and will be on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Chicago Practice 2 Speeds (pdf).(9-19-2015)

  • Qualifying: for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled due to weather/rain. The starting lineup was set by the rule book: Top 36 in owners points. 37-43 by race attempts. Teams with the least number of attempts miss the race. The 43 cars are then set by practice speeds from practice Friday.
    #4-Harvick will start first [not credited with a pole award] followed by #22-Logano, #2-Keselowski, #78-Truex, Jr., #3-Dillon, #31-Newman, #18-Busch, #5-Kahne, #41-Busch, #24-Gordon.
    Missing the race were: #30-Kvapil (11 race attempts); #21-Blaney (13); #95-McDowell (15).
    See the starting lineup, pole progression, round-by-round results and more on Jayski.com's Chicago Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(9-18-2015)

  • Where the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Chicago:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 11th
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth, 12th
    4) #22-Joey Logano, 2nd
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick, 1st
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 19th
    7) #41-Kurt Busch, 9th
    8) #19-Carl Edwards, 14th
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3rd
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4th
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 29th
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 13th
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon, 10th
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 6th
    15) #27-Paul Menard, 27th
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 26th
    (9-18-2015)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is posted. 46 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #43-Almirola.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #6-Bayne.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Chicago Qualifying Page.(9-18-2015)

  • Friday practice for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 188.317
    #22-Logano 187.911
    #2-Keselowski 187.826
    #78-Truex, Jr. 187.800
    #3-Dillon 187.761
    slowest: #30-Kvapil 178.672 & #98-Hill 175.513.
    Qualifying is scheduled for this evening at 6:45pm/et, televised on NBCSN. However, rain could be an issue as the day goes on. If qualifying is rained out, this practice sets the order for the starting lineup. Drivers that will not qualify for the race if qualifying is rained out (lowest in owner points): #30-Kvapil, #21-Blaney, & #95-McDowell.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap Ave on the Chicagod Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(9-18-2015)

  • Entry List for the myAFibRisk.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is posted, 46 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney, #30-Kvapil, #32-Wise, #33-Scott, #62-Hill, #95-McDowell, #98-Sorenson.
    Drivers who need to be in the top-36 in speed and have no provisional available to them (lowest in owners points): #30-Kvapil (49th in owners pts); #62-Hill (46th); #26-Yeley (44th)
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #30-Kvapil (11 race attempts); #21-Blaney (13); #95-McDowell (15)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Chicago Entry List

  • For the group qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Darlington, race 25 of 36]
    (by wins, then by points standings)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins](5th in driver points)
    2) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] (27th)
    3) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins] (2nd)
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth [3 wins] (7th)
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] (1st)
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [2 wins] (3rd)
    7) #41-Kurt Busch [2 wins] (9th)
    8) #19-Carl Edwards [2 win](12th)
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win] (4th)
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win] (6th)
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win](8th)
    (above drivers have clinched a berth in the Chase)
    [would be in the Chase via points standings]
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray, +73 ahead of 17th in driver points
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, +61
    14) #24-Jeff Gordon, +47
    15) #27-Paul Menard, +39
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, +29
    [currently out of the Chase]
    17) #43-Aric Almirola, -29
    18) #5-Kasey Kahne, -31
    19) #16-Biffle, -84
    20) #42-Larson, -96
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-6-2015)

  • Top-10 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Points Standings:
    [after Darlington, race 25 of 36]
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 948
    2) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 906, -42
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [2 wins], 855, -93
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 837, -111
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 817, -131
    6) #78-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win], 806, -142
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth [3 wins], 776, -172
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 754, -194
    9) #41-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 752, -196
    10) #1-Jamie McMurray, 726, -222
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-6-2015)

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CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • No More Chassis Selections: Recently many team stopped posting chassis selections on race previews.
    This leaves only a handful of teams reporting/posting chassis selections.
    So, will no longer post Chassis Selections as most are not available

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 10 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 8 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear - 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire set-up this week . . . this left-side tire code (D-4392) has been run by all NASCAR teams at Chicagoland since 2011 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4618) was run at Chicagoland by Sprint Cup teams only last September . . . Xfinity teams switched to this right-side tire at this track earlier this season, while this is the first Chicagoland race with this right-side for Camping World Truck teams . . . this right-side tire employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- one on the inboard two inches of the tread for endurance and heat resistance, and one on the outboard 10 inches of the tread for traction . . . all these teams ran this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Texas earlier this season . . . they are scheduled to run it again at both Texas and Homestead at the end of the season . . . this tire combination was confirmed for Chicagoland in a tire test at the track on July 13-14 . . . drivers participating in that test were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sam Hornish, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Chicagoland . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

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