It’s NASCAR race day at Chicagoland Speedway, and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400. This is the opening event in the 10-race, 16-driver playoff:START TIME: Greg Cipes, voice of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 3:07 p.m.
Your guide to the 10-race, elimination-style Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs:Fast fact: First of five 1.5-mile tracks on the slate. Fast fact: This is the last time this venue will host a playoff race. NASCAR gave the fall date to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, starting next year. Fast fact: Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers with 11 wins here. Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman are the next closest, with three. Elimination race: Four of the 16 drivers will be ousted.
CHARLOTTE — Former NASCAR champions Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick Wednesday criticized ambulance responses during NASCAR races and said the sanctioning body has work to do to recover from issues at last week’s regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway. A misplaced ambulance blocked pit road late in Saturday night’s race, complicating the finish and almost costing Kenseth a spot in the 16-driver playoff, which opens Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".