Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
The NASCAR Nationwide Series enters the home stretch on Saturday, with the Kansas Lottery 300 as the first of the final five races. Elliot Sadler has the lead in the standings, but Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is right there with him.
The Kansas Speedway has a brand new surface, and drivers will hit that repaved surface all weekend, beginning with the Nationwide Series on Saturday. The Kansas Lottery 300 is the first race of the weekend, with the Sprint Cup Series coming on Sunday.
Qualifying for the race takes place at at 12 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the Speed Network, and the race itself begins at 3 p.m. on ESPN. Radio coverage of the event is available on XM Channel 90 and the Motor Racing Network.
Elliot Sadler has a 13-point lead over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the current standings, with the rookie Austin Dillon not far behind, 29 points out. Four races remain, and Sadler is coming off a third-place finish in North Carolina that put more distance between himself, Stenhouse Jr. and Dillon. Three of the final four races are on 1.5-mile tracks: Kansas, Texas and Homestead.