Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review of Phoenix – Monday, November 11, 2019

Our guests on this episode include…

Mark Kraus

Father of NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Derek Kraus with Bill McAnally Racing, talks about the 2019 season and winning the series title.

Dylan Lupton

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver with DGR Crosley after racing at Phoenix this past weekend and looking forward to racing the season finale at Homestead Miami next weekend.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala this Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring race fans the smartest race talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review!

Stay tuned in 10 to 10:30 pm ET for NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey as our Fan4Racing crew discusses the hottest topics from the weekend of racing,

We’re talking all the latest from ISM Raceway in Phoenix for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series with post-race audio from the winning teams along with the championship finale for the K&N Pro Series West. We’ll also provide a few updates from the K&N Pro Series East, ARCA Menards Series, and more.

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our LIVE broadcast starts at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, November 11, 2019.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Derek Kraus Celebrates Championship as Ty Gibbs Survives Overtime to Win at ISM

Derek Kraus officially clinched the 2019 K&N Pro Series West championship on Saturday night at ISM Raceway. Photo – Meg Oliphant/NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. â€” The 2019 K&N Pro Series West season finale showcased the up and coming talent in NASCAR. And when the lights shined the brightest, the young drivers delivered.

Derek Kraus officially clinched the series championship by taking the green flag and allowed himself to get a little introspective once the title was finalized.

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Championship Field is Set with Denny Hamlin’s Win at ISM Raceway

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 10, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

For one final time before the championship race, the NASCAR Cup Series round of eight drivers will square off at ISM Raceway. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have already clinched a championship bid with their wins in the previous two races. The final two spots remained unknown with six drivers trying to earn a shot at the championship.

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Toyota Tops NASCAR Cup Series with 2019 Manufacturer’s Championship

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AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 10, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Camry Drivers Win Record 18 Times During 2019 Season

AVONDALE, Arizona (November 10, 2019) â€“ Camry drivers continue a record season for Toyota, leading the manufacturer to its third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) manufacturer’s championship at Arizona’s ISM Raceway on Sunday, one event ahead of the season finale. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers set a single-season wins record for Toyota, visiting victory lane 18 times to propel Toyota to its third manufacturer’s title in four years.

“This title would not be possible without the talented drivers, dedicated race teams and support of our team members at Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD, U.S.A),” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of Integrated Marketing Operations for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “Eighteen victories is an incredible feat to accomplish in one of the most competitive motorsports series in America. The manufacturer’s championship is something incredibly meaningful to everyone at Toyota and TRD, we’re certainly honored to capture our third in the series.”

Camry drivers combined to win 18 races and led 3,974 laps in the MENCS in 2019. With one race remaining, three Toyota drivers, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch, will head to the season finale as part of the Championship 4.

Toyota’s milestone season was led by a series-leading seven victories by Truex. Hamlin collected Toyota’s second Daytona 500 title in February en route to his six wins this year while Busch (four victories) and Erik Jones (one) also took home the checkered flag in 2019.

Since joining MENCS competition in 2007, Toyota has won 142 races and captured 124 poles in 467 races. Toyota also claimed the MENCS manufacturer championships in 2016 (16 wins) and 2017 (16 wins).

Tight-Handling Car, Long Green-Flag Run Thwart Joey Logano at Phoenix

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and his crew chief Todd Gordon stand on the grid after failing to make the championship race following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 10, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

AVONDALE, Ariz. – In the space of one pit stop, Joey Logano’s car went from a frontrunner to a backmarker, with no reasonable explanation.

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Chase Elliott’s All-or-Nothing Bid Ends with Mid-Race Crash

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: The car of Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Autocare Center Chevrolet, is towed into the garage after he wrecked during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 10, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Chase Elliott had to win Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway to advance to the Nov. 17 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and for the first two stages of the event, it appeared Elliott might have the car to get the job done.

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Ryan Blaney Runs Strong at ISM Raceway – But Not Strong Enough

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 09: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 DEX Imaging Ford, stands by his car during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 09, 2019 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Needing to make up a 23-point deficit to qualify for the Championship 4, Ryan Blaney started tenth in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500, last among Playoff contenders.

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Denny Hamlin Finds Redemption with Playoff Victory at ISM Raceway

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway on November 10, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo – Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Out, demon!

Denny Hamlin’s exorcism is complete. At ISM Raceway, the site of one of his biggest disappointments, Hamlin barged back into the Championship 4 with a dominating victory in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500.

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Justin Allgaier Clinches Championship 4 Spot with Convincing Phoenix Win

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 09: Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 at ISM Raceway on November 09, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Justin Allgaier’s timing was impeccable.

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Stewart Friesen Locks into Championship 4 with Victory at ISM Raceway

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Stewart Friesen, driver of the #52 Halmar International Chevrolet, poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on November 08, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo – Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Stewart Friesen thought he had led the first lap of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.

He was wrong.

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