Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway

No. 20 Reser’s Main St. Bistro Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: This weekend Erik Jones will make his first-career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Kansas Speedway piloting the No. 20 Reser’s Main St. Bistro Toyota Camry for the Kansas Lottery 300. Jones made his official Cup Series debut at the track filing in for an injured Kyle Busch in 2015. Jones also has one Truck Series start at the track where he started from the pole, dominated the race by leading 151 of 167 laps, but ran out of fuel late in the race to finish one lap down in 11th.

·       JGR AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 36 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at Kansas Speedway with six wins, 11 top-five finishes and 22 top-10 finishes with an average start of 13.0 and an average finish of 13.1. The team has earned three pole starting positions, led 733 laps and completed 6,947 of 7,232 attempted laps (96.1%). Kyle Busch (2014 and 2015) and Joey Logano (2009 and 2010) each have two wins with Denny Hamlin (2008) and Matt Kenseth (2013) each visiting Victory Lane once.

·       RESER'S FAVORITES IN KANSAS CITY: Top-selling Main St. Bistro refrigerated side dish, along with two new sides sure to become instant favorites in the Kansas City market:

o   Baked Scalloped Potatoes - This fully baked side combines fresh sliced potatoes with real milk, butter, and golden-brown melted cheddar cheese.  Everyone in the family will love this delicious side with it’s made from scratch look and appearance.

o   Macaroni & Cheese 4-Pack Singles - This tasty combination of real milk, butter, cheddar cheese, and elbow macaroni comes in a new, innovative single serve cup with special heat grips that make it very portable and convenient.

o   Mashed Potatoes 4-Pack Singles - These new single serve cups are perfect for work lunches, after school snacks, light meals, and/or eating on the go.  Fresh potatoes, real milk, butter, and black pepper make this appetizing dish perfect for any meal or snack.

·        100 STRONG: When Jones takes the green-flag Saturday at Kansas Speedway, he will make his 100th-career start across NASCAR’s top-three series. Since making his NASCAR debut in the Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway on April 6, 2013 at the age of 16, Jones has made a total of 41 Truck Series starts, 55 XFINITY Series starts and three starts in the Cup Series. Jones has seven wins in the Truck Series and six in the XFINITY Series. Competing in his first full season in 2015, Jones won the Camping World Truck Series championship and the Rookie of the Year honors.

·        XFINITY SERIES POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: With the second round of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase kicking off this weekend, the points for all competitors in the “Round of 8” are reset at 3,000 points. Jones is seeded fourth. The “Round of 8” includes Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway.

·        ROOKIE SEASON CAMPAIGN: Jones continues to lead the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings ahead of Brennan Poole and Brandon Jones.

·        RACE INFO: The Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Erik Jones: “I haven’t been to Kansas for a race yet in the XFINITY car, but we tested there earlier this year, so I think we’ll be pretty good. I feel great going in to the weekend and the rest of the Chase. I’ve learned a lot from the first round and I think we are in a good spot to go to Kansas with our notes from the test earlier this year and have a good run. We’re big picture racing at this point. All of us on the No. 20 Reser’s team want to make it to Miami with a shot at the Championship.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gabehart: “The 20 team is really excited to roll into Kansas with a fresh start to this seasons XFINITY Chase for the Championship. After having great performance in round one without the results to show for it, we feel confident we will have a great shot at getting Reser’s into victory lane again this season for their final race with us for the year.”