NASCAR 2017 Hall of Fame induction tickets now on sale

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Tickets packages for the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Jan. 20  are now on sale.

This induction class includes former Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin, team owners Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, first Sprint Cup championship owner Raymond Parks and former driver and broadcaster Benny Parsons.

The ceremony will take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ticket packages range from $45 – $350. The $350 package features the opportunity to sit at a table with a Sprint Cup driver.

Below are all the available ticket packages.

Individual ticket and ticket packages are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Exclusive Driver Dinner Package ($350 per person plus tax and applicable service fees; limited quantity available)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver at Table
(1) Induction Dinner Seat, including Jacket Presentation
(1) Induction Ceremony Seat
(1) Commemorative Dinner and Ceremony Ticket
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Yearbook
(1) Admission to First Look at Class of 2017 Inductee Exhibits
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Annual Pass

2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame VIP Induction Package ($299 per person plus tax and applicable service fees; limited quantity available)

(1) Induction Dinner Seat, including Jacket Presentation
(1) Induction Ceremony Seat
(1) Commemorative Dinner and Ceremony Ticket
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Yearbook
(1) Admission to First Look at Class of 2017 Inductee Exhibits
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Annual Pass

2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Premium Seat ($80 per person plus tax and applicable service fees)

(1) Premium Induction Ceremony Seat
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Yearbook
(1) Admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 20

2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony General Seat ($45 plus tax and applicable service fees)

(1) Induction Ceremony Seat
(1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Yearbook

NASCAR Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick still No. 1 after quiet Vegas

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Kevin Harvick didn’t have a flashy night Sunday in Las Vegas, but it didn’t keep him from retaining the No. 1 spot in this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings.

After winning the Bristol night race, Harvick finished in the top 10 in the first two stages in Vegas before placing 10th at race’s end.

Kurt Busch’s win at his home track vaulted him into the top 10 as 12 drivers received votes.

More: Playoff standings after Las Vegas

Here is this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings:

1. Kevin Harvick (Last week No. 1): In the last eight races he’s won three times and finished outside the top 10 only twice.

2. Martin Truex Jr. (Last week No. 5): Placed fourth for his 11th top-five finish in the last 14 races.

3. Alex Bowman (Last week unranked): Finished fifth for his second top five and fifth top-10 finish in the last six races.

4. Denny Hamlin (Last week unranked): Left Vegas with a third-place finish to snap a three-race streak of finishing outside the top 10.

5. Kurt Busch (Last week unranked): Snapped a 46-race winless streak with his victory and advanced to the Round of 8.

6. Kyle Busch (Last week No. 3): Finished sixth after a “dismal” night. He has four consecutive top 10s.

7. Brad Keselowski (Last week No. 5): Finished 13th to give him two finishes outside the top 10 since he won at Richmond.

8. Chase Briscoe (Last week unranked): Opened the Xfinity playoffs with his second consecutive win.

8. Chase Elliott (Last week No. 2): Led 73 laps, but had to settle for a 22nd-place finish in Vegas.

8. Joey Logano (Last week No. 3): Finished 14th for his second straight finish outside the top 10.

Also receiving votes: Erik Jones and Chris Buescher.

NASCAR announces changes to Kansas playoff weekend

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Citing “programming changes,” NASCAR announced shifts in the race dates and start times for its visit next month to Kansas Speedway.

The Xfinity, ARCA and Truck Series races have been shifted, while the Cup race remains at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 18.

The biggest move is the Truck Series race shifting from Friday night to Saturday afternoon.

Here are the changes.

Friday, Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m. ETARCA Menards Series on FS1 or FS2; network TBD at a later date (previously at 10 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m. ETTruck Series on FOX (previously Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. ET Xfinity on NBCSN (previously 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

 

Xfinity Series playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Chase Briscoe opened the Xfinity Series playoffs by earning his second consecutive win.

His victory Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him 57 playoff points and an automatic spot in the Round of 8.

Harrison Burton holds the final transfer spot. He has a two-point advantage over Ross Chastain.

Behind Chastain below the cutline are Michael Annett (-10 points), Riley Herbst (-14) and Brandon Brown (-20).

Below is the full Xfinity Series playoff standings going into Saturday’s race at Talladega (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance. Drivers in yellow are in the remaining playoff spots.

Xfinity Series playoff standings

Cup playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Kurt Busch flipped the script on the Cup playoff standings with his win Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He entered the Round of 12 as the last driver in the playoff standings, but is the first driver to clinch a spot in the Round of 8.

Replacing Busch in the bottom spot of the playoff standings is Austin Dillon. He is 32 points behind Alex Bowman, who holds the final cutoff spot.

Behind Bowman is Kyle Busch (-9 points), Clint Bowyer (-20), Aric Almirola (-27) and Dillon.

“Obviously, the 1 car (Kurt Busch) was not a car that we needed to win a race,” Clint Bowyer said after Sunday’s race. “It’s been a hell of a battle back there with cars that are kind of in the same wheelhouse as far as points-wise. (Kurt Busch) winning changes that landscape quite a bit, but we’re only 20 points out.”

Here is the full playoff standings entering Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance to the Round of 8. Drivers in yellow hold the remaining available playoff spots.

Cup playoff standings