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Ty Majeski propels Chad Bryant Racing to Victory Lane at Florence Motor Speedway

Ty Majeski, driver of the No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota wins the inaugural South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway Photo Credit: Brandon Zumbach | Speed51

Ty Majeski propels Chad Bryant Racing to Victory Lane at Florence Motor Speedway

FLORENCE, S.C.: Ty Majeski overtook JR Motorsports’ Josh Berry with 25 laps to go in the South Carolina 400 Saturday night at Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway to win the inaugural Late Model Series Stock event for Chad Bryant Racing (CBR).

Just 24 hours earlier, Majeski and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team were spending a late night at the race track after engine problems hindered Majeski’s opportunity to turn laps in his No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota on Friday.

A resilient effort from the Chad Bryant Racing team and extra support from fellow Late Model team JR Motorsports saw the swap to a borrowed spec engine complete and Majeski set for a likely uphill battle.

Though Majeski, 25, qualified 14th on Saturday afternoon, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver knew he would have 225 laps to get to the front.

At the drop of the green flag, the three-time ARCA Menards Series winner wasted no time muscling his way towards the top-10.

Less than 50 laps into the race, Majeski has hustled his way inside the top-five battling Berry, Timothy Peters, Lee Pulliam and Sam Yarbrough.

By Lap 75, Majeski had moved into second behind Berry and remained there through the Lap 100 race break.

Following a 15-minute break, Majeski and the CBR team worked on the handling of his No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota and despite falling to fifth on the restart, it was all part of the strategy.

Majeski patiently hovered inside the top-five while trying to conserve his tires for later in the race.

Despite battling a tight race car, team owner Chad Bryant gave his driver the OK to press the attack on tires and quickly, Majeski began making moves and climbed back to fourth by Lap 160.

By Lap 188, Majeski had moved around Yarbrough for second and set his sights on Berry for the lead. Two laps later, Majeski caught Berry and the two veterans Late Model drivers put on a classic clinic for the race lead – with the two-fighting racing hard but clean for the top spot.

With 25 laps to go, Majeski was able to clear the JR Motorsports champion Late Model driver and take the lead for the first time in the race.

By Lap 115, Majeski had distanced himself from Berry by half-a-second – a big enough gap that allowed the Seymour, Wisc. native to keep his challenger at bay and take the inaugural South Carolina 400 victory.

The victory was impressive by Majeski, touted as one of the best in a Super Late Model, but Saturday night was his debut in a Late Model Stock.

Despite his inexperience with the vehicle, Majeski quickly adjusted and continued his winning ways in an impressive fashion.

“Unbelievable win for all of us at Chad Bryant Racing,” said Majeski. “Proud of everyone involved. This was such a cool win for so many different reasons.”

He added in Victory Lane, “Man, this is unbelievable.  I worked these guys so hard this weekend.  I’m used to a Super Late Model, and they naturally drive better. We had two engine changes.  We tested a couple of weeks ago, and we were never happy with it at any point.

“It’s awesome.  I’m just really thankful Chad (Bryant) gave me this opportunity to run with his guys, Paul Andrews and everybody.  It’s a great group. He gave me a shot last year when my career appeared to be over and we won three ARCA races together.  He put me in this thing not knowing what would happen, and, man, unbelievable.”

Majeski also gave appreciation to Berry and his JR Motorsports team who stepped up to the plate to assist him and the Chad Bryant Racing team after losing two motors Friday.

“Also, I can’t say enough about Josh Berry and the JR Motorsports guys for lending an engine and helping us put it in last night,” added Majeski. “Class act people.”

Team owner Chad Bryant offered nothing but praises for his driver and team.

“I’m so proud of Ty (Majeski) and everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team,” said Bryant. “Ty drove a flawless race and played the strategy perfectly and was able to beat the best of the best in his Late Model Stock debut with Chad Bryant Racing.

“We are so blessed to have a driver of his capabilities and talent behind the wheel. I also can’t thank Josh Berry and JR Motorsports team enough for their support in our time of need and I hope to repay the favor down the road if needed.”

For more on Ty Majeski, please like him on Facebook (Ty Majeski Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@tymajeski_) and Twitter (@TyMajeski).

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Photo Caption | Credit: Ty Majeski, driver of the No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota wins the inaugural South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway (Photo Credit: Brandon Zumbach | Speed51).

Kris Wright overcomes obstacles to take checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway

Kris Wright overcomes obstacles to take checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway

Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | Arizona Lottery 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 First National Bank | Mastertech Chevrolet

Driver: Kris Wright

Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: 12th (Event Formula)

Finish: 18th (96 | 100 laps completed)

Kris Wright Quote: “What a disappointing end to the season for everyone on the Chad Bryant Racing team. I felt really good about our chances during practice with our No. 22 First National Bank | Mastertech Chevrolet, but unfortunately, the start of the race was chaotic, and we were collected into an accident two laps into the race.

“The car was pretty mangled, but the Chad Bryant Racing team did a good job repairing it as best as they could to allow me to get crucial laps at Phoenix.

“Just a bummer way to end the season.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat. Feb. 13, 2021 live on FOX Sports 1.

Kris Wright to wrap up 2020 season at Phoenix International Raceway

Kris Wright to wrap up 2020 season at Phoenix International Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz.: Still riding the momentum of his career-best ARCA Menards Series finish last month at Kansas Speedway, newcomer Kris Wright and Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) head to Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway eyeing a top-five finish in Saturday’s Arizona Lottery 100.

Wright has spent the 2020 season adjusting to stock cars after an impressive career in sports cars and while the adjustment has proven to be challenging at times, the recent performances including back-to-back top-10 finishes at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway and Kansas have the ARCA rookie optimistic about tackling Phoenix’s 1.0-mile track.

“I’m really excited about going to Phoenix this weekend,” said Wright. “It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been in an ARCA car, but it’s only been a few weeks.

“We’ve made some really good gains over the summer and fall and I’m looking forward to closing out the year with another strong finish with the Chad Bryant Racing team.”

In addition to ARCA and a start in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Wright has also been competing in select Late Model races. The influx of knowledge the Wexford, Pa. native has consumed has proven so beneficial.

Expected to compete in one of his most competitive races of the season, Wright is thankful for the experience and hopes it will prove to be valuable when the green flag drops in the ARCA Menards Series West season finale.

“I’ve learned a lot this year despite the hurdles with COVID-19 and all,” Wright added. “Whether it be NASCAR or ARCA or whatever I’ve raced, everything helps. Everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team has been patient with me but also given me the motivation and confidence to go out there and race hard.

“That’s what we are going to do this weekend. Go to Phoenix and race hard and see what we can come up with.”

Even though Wright, 26, has never seen Phoenix before, he’ll have time to get adjusted with an hour of group practice and qualifying on Saturday morning shortly before the race.

“It certainly is going to be helpful to have that track time before the race,” sounded Wright. “The lack of practice and even qualifying definitely can make the race weekend tricky, but at least with practice, we’ll have an opportunity to set a good baseline and have a starting point for the race.

“Once the green flag drops, it’s not about holding anything back but rather just going out there and getting the best finish possible, so everyone leaves Phoenix content and satisfied.”

PPG, Mastertech, iHeart Radio and First National Bank will all support Wright’s efforts on Nov. 7 at Phoenix.

Industry veteran and former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Paul Andrews will call the shots on Saturday for Wright.

For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

The Arizona Lottery 100 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 11th of 11th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West schedule. Group Practice begins Sat., Nov. 7, 2020, with a one-hour practice session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 12:00 p.m., televised live on NBC Sports’ TrackPass. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Mountain).

Teenage sensation William Cox wins Fall Classic 2020

Up and comer gives glimpse of future with monumental win at Orange County Speedway
RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2020): 15-year-old William Cox is continuing his own personal tradition of excellence in auto racing after recently winning the Fall Classic season finale at Orange County (N.C.) Speedway on Oct. 24, 2020.
Battling the best of the best in the region, Cox was able to dominate the night in his Chad Bryant Racing Late Model at the 3/8-mile asphalt oval. Despite qualifying sixth, Cox was able to quickly head to the front and take control of the event early and never look back. leading the most laps in the 75-lap Late Model division event.
“This was a huge win for me and the Chad Bryant Racing team,” said Cox. “My goal is to keep winning and my dream to make it all the way to the NASCAR Cup Series. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best coaches in the motorsports industry and I’m truly blessed for their guidance not only this weekend but their support over these last few years.”
Under the leadership of team owner Chad Bryant, Cox was able to put on a clinic in his second race with the Mooresville, N.C. team. The 2016 ARCA Menards Series championship team was able to build on their debut together at Southern National (N.C.) Motorsports Park and accelerate the results quickly by hoisting a trophy.
“I’ve been around a lot of talented drivers in my career and based on our brief relationship, William is certainly going to turn heads and make statements,” offered Bryant. “We’re proud of his success at Orange County and look forward to seeing him strengthen his resume next year.”
Earlier this year after spending three years of competing in Karts, Mazda Miatas and Legends Cars, Cox was presented with the next challenge in his racing endeavor – the chance to begin testing a Late Model Stock.
Following a successful test and with a dedicated crew behind him, Cox took the next step in his Motorsports path and left his success in the Legends Car behind.
At the tenure age of 15, it didn’t take long for people to notice the talent of Cox behind the wheel of a Late Model.
By June, he joined the Carolina Pro Model Series with DLP Motorsports and running a limited schedule with Dexter Canipe of 3D Motorsports. A month later he was in Victory Lane at the historic Tri-County Speedway.
Since the win, he has continued to hone his skills at the legendary Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway – battling some of the best Late Model drivers in the country, adding crucial laps behind the wheel to his growing resume.
Touted as one of the youngest rising stars on track with the style of an experience veteran, Cox is certain to continue to turn heads entering the next phase of competition in the CARS Tour in 2021.
For more on William Cox, please visit williamcoxracing.com, like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@willcox3racing) and Instagram (@willcox3racing).
For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Derek Griffith roars to career-best third place ARCA Menards Series finish at Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway | Speediatrics 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

Follow on Social Media: For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: 13th (2020 ARCA owner points)

Finish: Third (100 | 100 laps completed)

Derek Griffith Quote: “Our goal this weekend if we couldn’t leave Kansas with the win was to be inside the top-five. I can’t thank Paul (Andrews, crew chief) and the rest of this Chad Bryant Racing team for their hard work.

“I also can’t thank Original Gourmet enough for this chance. I think my experience in July paid off as we had a super night. We had a lot of speed in that run to the finish, just came up a little short.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat. Feb. 13, 2021 live on FOX Sports 1.

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Kris Wright matches career-best ARCA Menards Series finish at Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway | Speediatrics 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 12 First National Bank | Mastertech Chevrolet

Driver: Kris Wright

Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: Eighth (2020 ARCA owner points)

Finish: Seventh (100 | 100 laps completed)

Kris Wright Quote: “I really felt like we learned a lot Friday at Kansas. In the second segment, we were just as fast as the leaders. I tried to learn as much as I can every single lap and with every setup.

“We definitely played with the setup and it gave me the extra speed that I needed. I can’t thank everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team for their hard work and look forward to Phoenix next month.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat., Feb. 13, 2021, live on FOX Sports 1.

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Derek Griffith set to close out ARCA Menards Series season at Kansas Speedway

Derek Griffith set to close out ARCA Menards Series season at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan: There’s a lot on the line for everyone heading to Kansas Speedway for Friday night’s ARCA Menards Series Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation, including rookie driver Derek Griffith.

The Hudson, N.H. native is poised to make his eighth start of the 2020 season and eyes a victory in the season finale driving for Chad Bryant Racing.

Griffith, 23, also returns to Kansas Speedway hoping to better his eighth-place run at the 1.5-mile speedway in July after starting 12th.

“I am excited for Kansas Speedway this weekend for sure,” said Griffith. “Finally, a place I have laps at, and I believe that experience should be pivotal to having a good night for our Chad Bryant Racing team this weekend.”

Completing all 100 laps this summer at Kansas was crucial in the learning curve for Griffith as he seeks his second top-five finish in ARCA competition and the first on a bigger track.

“I think the biggest thing I am happy about is returning to a place where I’ve made laps. It’s been challenging at times to go to a new track with limited practice and even some no qualifying and then just go out and race.

“We’ve made it work and did a good job – but going make to a place for a second time is going to pay off for us this weekend. I’ve learned so much on these bigger tracks this year and I hope we get an opportunity to showcase that on Friday night.”

Griffith also heads to Kansas fired up.

Taking advantage of an off weekend in the ARCA Menards Series competition, Griffith and the Chad Bryant Racing team participated in the ARCA Menards Series East finale at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway this past Sunday, where Griffith contended for the win but was eliminated from contention after being spun out by an impatient driver late in the race.

“I’m still a little frustrated about Pensacola,” added Griffith. “Just because we had such a good car and our team worked hard and we were right where we needed to be and got wiped out for no reason. A lot of people worked hard, and we left there nothing to show for our efforts.

“To make up for it, I really want a good finish in our No. 22 Original Gourmet Ford Fusion. A top-three finish would really make my season come to a good end.”

This week marks the eighth ARCA Menards Series event with Original Gourmet™ Food Company as the primary partner of Griffith’s No. 22 Ford Fusion.

Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Original Gourmet™ has been innovating in the sweets and snack industry since 1994. Their story started with a recipe and a vision.

Their curiosity for making special blends of flavors and colors of candy became a passion for providing people with bold tasting lollipops.

Griffith’s car will be covered in a variety of the company’s 26 lollipops flavors.

Original Gourmet’s lollipops are the largest pops sold with a bright taste and bright colors – standing out from all the rest. Weighing in at 1.1 oz., these lollipops are gluten and peanut free delights that have a plastic stick and will not get soggy like all the other lollipops do.

“Halloween is coming up later this month and the Original Gourmet™ Lollipops make an excellent treat – just saying,” Griffith said with a smile.

“I can’t thank Chad Bryant, Paul Andrews and the rest of the Chad Bryant Racing team for all their efforts this year. This has been a crazy year, but it’s been a lot of fun to work with them!”

In addition to Griffith, Kris Wright will drive a second-Chad Bryant Racing car in Friday night’s race aboard the No. 12 car.

For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

For more on Original Gourmet™ Food Company and their products, please visit ogfc.net.

The Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Group Practice begins Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 with a forty-five-minute practice session from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m., televised live on either FOX Sports 1 or 2, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Kris Wright excited for Kansas Speedway debut

Kris Wright excited for Kansas Speedway debut

KANSAS CITY, Kan: Fresh off a top-10 finish in his most recent race at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway last month, Kris Wright returns to Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) set to compete in the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway in the Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation.

Wright, a talented sports car ace has spent 2020 adjusting to stock car racing competing in both the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and while he has enjoyed modest success on both platforms, Wright is eager to get to Kansas Speedway and contend for a top-five finish.

Wright has never been to Kansas Speedway, let alone a 1.5-mile speedway track in ARCA competition, but being a rookie driver on the tour, Wright is used to change and challenges but being surrounded by experience from top to bottom, Wright is upbeat and excited about his Midwest stop.

“I’m optimistic about Kansas Speedway this weekend,” said Wright. “I don’t have a lot of big track experience in the ARCA Menards Series but I’m ready for the challenge. “I’m appreciative of the opportunity to be racing at Kansas and it’s our goal to leave the track on Friday with a top-10 finish or better.”

Luckily for Wright, the ARCA Menards Series will have a short forty-five-minute practice which will allow Wexford, Pa. an opportunity to turn crucial laps around Kansas but also find a balance on his No. 12 First National Bank Chevrolet that he is comfortable racing with.

“I’m thankful for any track time in the year 2020,” Wright said with a chuckle. “We’ll use the 45 minutes to our advantage on Friday and then regroup and get ready for the race.”

While four of his five ARCA starts this season has come at tracks 1.25-miles or shorter in length, he did make his debut at Michigan International Speedway, a fast 2.0-mile speedway, where speeds approach 200 miles per hour.

His Michigan finish wasn’t an indicator of his performance, but the thrill of speed and his finesse on the bigger tracks is a task that Wright is eager to continue to perfect.

“I loved everything about Michigan except the finish,” Wright said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to those fast speeds and intense racing. I had a lot of fun in Michigan and I know Kansas is going to be similar territory.”

Stacking up resources, Wright will also be able to relay feedback on his car with Chad Bryant Racing teammate Derek Griffith who returns to Kansas with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team after an eighth-place finish in July.

“I enjoy racing with Derek,” added Wright. “He’s a hardcore racer like I am and I plan to talk to him after practice and see what his car is doing and bounce some ideas off each other. Hopefully, we can get both Chad Bryant Racing cars inside the top-10 on Friday night.”

In addition to Kansas, Wright will also compete in the last race of the ARCA Menards Series West season at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November.

PPG, Mastertech, iHeart Radio and First National Bank will all support Wright’s efforts on Oct. 16 at Kansas.

Industry veteran Donnie Richeson, a three-time ARCA Menards Series-winning crew chief will call the shots on Friday night for Wright.

For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

The Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Group Practice begins Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 with a forty-five-minute practice session from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m., televised live on either FOX Sports 1 or 2, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Strong run thwarted for Derek Griffith at Five Flags Speedway

Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway | Pensacola 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

Follow on Social Media: For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: Eighth

Finish: 13th (205 | 206 laps completed)

Derek Griffith Quote: “Well a good day turned bad. Paul Andrews and the Chad Bryant Racing team made the right call with 55 laps to go and we were battling for the lead when we just got flat out wrecked.

“Sucks for sure, because we had a GOOD No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion. We will try to rebound at Kansas Speedway and the end the year on a high note.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation at Kansas Speedway on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (or 2) and the Motor Racing Network.

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Grant Enfinger settles for fifth after dominating day in Pensacola

Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway | Pensacola 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 77 Champion Power Equipment | Breland Homes Ford Fusion

Driver: Grant Enfinger

Follow on Social Media: For more on Grant Enfinger, please visit grantenfinger.com, like him on Facebook (Grant Enfinger) and follow him on Twitter (@grantenfinger).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: First

Finish: Fifth (206 | 206 laps completed; 175 laps led)

Grant Enfinger Quote: “Had a good time at Five Flags Speedway with Chad Bryant Racing. Led a lot of laps, but not the one that counted. Used the tires up a little too much at the end. Thanks, Champion Power Equipment and Breland Homes for making the race possible.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation at Kansas Speedway on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (or 2) and the Motor Racing Network.