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Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #30 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Kansas Lottery

Race Time: 4:00pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:18pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Thursday, October 15th
4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 16th
10:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM-2:20 PM NXS PRACTICE
3:30 PM-4:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 17th
7:30 AM-3:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:45 AM (12:45 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING
1:15 PM . NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FANWALK TENT)
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM (4:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Kansas race results and standings (pdf)

  • Kyle Busch wins XFINITY race at Kansas: #54-Kyle Busch won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway for his 75th career NASCAR XFINITY Series win. #20-Matt Kenseth dominated most of the race -- leading the first 117 laps -- but lost the lead to Busch with 15 laps to go and could not get back around him. He finished 2nd, followed by #22-Joey Logano, #3-Ty Dillon, #7-Regan Smith, #60-Chris Buescher, #9-Chase Elliott, #39-Ryan Sieg, #18-Daniel Suarez, and #62-Brendan Gaughan.
    There were 8 cautions for 42 laps and 7 lead changes among 2 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-17-2015)

  • Kansas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual Kansas Lottery 300, his 75th victory in 308 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 11 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth(i) (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Kansas Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Joey Logano(i) (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in six races at Kansas Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 27 points over Chase Elliott.
    Today's race was Kyle Busch's 200th start driving a Toyota.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-17-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #60-Chris Buescher, 1093
    2) #9-Chase Elliott, 1066, -27
    3) #7-Regan Smith, 1060, -33
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 1057, -36
    5) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr., 976, -117
    6) #1-Elliott Sadler, 974, -119
    7) #18-Daniel Suarez, 962, -131
    8) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 927, -166
    9) #2-Brian Scott, 922, -171
    10 #16-Ryan Reed, 825, -268
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(10-17-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap or more down
    Caution 2: #62-Gaughan, 10th
    Caution 3: #6-Wallace, 11th
    Caution 4: #9-Elliott, 7th
    Caution 5: #44-Starr, 22nd
    Caution 6: #4-Chastain, 14th
    Caution 7: #51-Clements, 19th
    Caution 8: #4-Chastain (2), 14th
    (10-17-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Matt Kenseth on XFINITY pole at Kansas: #20-Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 184.906mph. Points leader #6-Chris Buescher will start second. The rest of the top 10: #7-Regan Smith, #54-Kyle Busch, #3-Ty Dillon, #18-Daniel Suarez, #88-Kevin Harvick, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #33-Austin Dillon, and #22-Joey Logano.
    Did Not Qualify: none. The #92 team withdrew before qualifying.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Kansas starting lineup page (pdf).(10-17-2015)

  • Kansas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Matt Kenseth(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 with a lap of 29.204 seconds, 184.906 mph.
    This is his 17th pole in 288 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first pole and fifth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his third pole in nine races at Kansas Speedway.
    Chris Buescher (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2015 and his third in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    Regan Smith (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 21st in 30 races this season.
    Daniel Suarez (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-17-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Daniel Suarez fastest in happy hour: #18-Daniel Suarez was quickest during happy hour for the Kansas Lottery 300 with a speed of 183.362mph. He was followed by: #60-Chris Buescher, #39-Ryan Sieg, #54-Kyle Busch, #3-Ty Dillon, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #7-Regan Smith, #22-Joey Logano, #9-Chase Elliott, and #20-Matt Kenseth. All 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Kansas Speedway practice 2 speeds page (pdf). (10-16-2015)

  • Chris Buescher fastest in first practice: #60-Chris Buescher was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 181.251mph. #54-Kyle Busch was second, followed by: #42-Brennan Poole, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Joey Logano, #18-Daniel Suarez, #33-Austin Dillon, #20-Matt Kenseth, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., and #88-Kevin Harvick. 39 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas Speedway practice 1 speeds page (pdf). (10-16-2015)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
    Jennifer Jo Cobb in the #10;
    Derek White in the #13;
    Stanton Barrett in the #17;
    Matt Kenseth in the #20;
    Joey Logano in the #22;
    Carl Long in the #40;
    Kevin Harvick in the #88;
    Mario Gosselin in the #92;
    Mason Mingus in the #97.(10-12-2015)
    UPDATE: Ryan Ellis will drive the #17.(10-12-2015)
    UPDATE: Harrison Rhodes will return to the #13 and Timmy Hill to the #40. The #0 is TBA.(10-12-2015)
    UPDATE: B J McLeod will be in the #15, Michael Self will drive the #0.(10-13-2015)
    UPDATE: Korbin Forrister will drive the #90. The are 41 cars at the track.(10-16-2015)
    See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.

  • XFINITY Qualifying procedure for 2015: In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The next six positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking cars in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a seventh car will make the field based upon owner points.
    Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars in owner points were guaranteed a starting spot in each event. Now, a maximum of seven cars will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series race. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, the field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4604; Right-side -- D-4630

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.60 in. (2,225 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire set-up at Kansas this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams ran at this track in May . . . all NASCAR teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4604) at Kansas since 2014 . . . Kansas is the only track at which Sprint Cup teams run this left-side tire, though they have run this right-side tire (D-4630) at Las Vegas, Talladega and Michigan this season . . . this is the first time Xfinity teams have run this right-side code (D-4630) at Kansas . . . compared to what they ran at this track last year, this right-side tire features a construction change that brings it into line with what is run at other speedways . . . Xfinity teams ran this same tire set-up at Michigan in June . . . they have also run this right-side tire at Las Vegas and Talladega this season . . . this tire set-up was re-confirmed at a Goodyear tire test at Kansas on September 14-15 . . . drivers participating in that test were Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Buescher Can Be The Master Of His Own Destiny

    Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher is currently leading the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings by 26 points over second-place Chase Elliott with just four races remaining in the season. Buescher does control his own destiny - but it's tough, very tough. If he finishes second in each of the next four races, he'll clinch no matter what any other driver does."

    Buescher got to this point in the season by being impressively consistent. In 29 starts, he has posted two wins (Iowa and Dover), 11 top fives and 19 top 10s (a top-10 finishing percentage of 65.5%). And to boot, his average finish this season is an 8.1 - best among championship contenders.

    Buescher returns to Kansas Speedway to make his third career start at the 1.5-mile facility. In his previous two starts at Kansas he has had mixed results. In his series debut at the track, he finished 16th and last season he was caught in an accident and finished 28th, 51 laps down. This season, expect him to turn it around at Kansas, because in 2015 he has the third-best average finish among championship contenders on 1.5-mile tracks with an 8.3.

    New Territory For Chase Elliott With Four Races To Go

    This time last season, Chase Elliott had a 38-point lead over second-place in the standings, three wins under his belt and the road to title town was all but paved. This season however, Elliott is voyaging into untraveled territory in his young NASCAR XFINITY Series career. He is second in points with just one win (Richmond), and only has four races left on the schedule to overcome a 26-point deficit to become the series’ sixth driver to post back-to-back titles. 

    Elliott’s sophomore season could be considered a slump compared to his stellar rookie year, but by no means has his performance in 2015 been subpar. In 29 starts he has one win, 11 top fives, and a series-leading 23 top 10s (a top-10 finishing percentage of 79.3%).

    Buescher’s chances at a title are not assured, especially with how well Elliott has run at the final four tracks on the schedule - among the two drivers, Elliott (8.7) has an average finish that is almost six spots (5.8) better than Buescher’s (14.5). 

    Elliott made his series debut at Kansas last season starting 12th and finishing 10th.

    Five Former Kansas Winners Competing This Weekend

    Experience is often thought of as one of the most important attributes in a successful driver. This weekend the NASCAR XFINITY Series rolls into Kansas with five former series winners - Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Jeff Green.

    Last season’s winner Kyle Busch is tied with Joey Logano (two each) for the series-most wins at Kansas Speedway. Busch has made 10 starts at Kansas posting two wins (2007, 2014), six top fives and eight top 10s. His average finish at Kansas is 9.2. Busch will be piloting the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this weekend.

    Matt Kenseth has one series victory (2013) at Kansas. Kenseth will be directing the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this weekend. In eight starts at Kansas, Kenseth has posted, one win, five top fives and seven top 10s.

    Though Joey Logano shares the lead with Kyle Busch for the most wins at Kansas with two, he has not won at the 1.5-mile facility since 2010. Logano is the only driver in series history to win consecutive races at Kansas in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (2009, 2010). He also is the only driver to win at Kansas from the pole (2010). Logano will be in the series car owner points-leading No. 22 Team Penske Ford this weekend.      

    Harvick returns to the series this weekend after not competing for more than 10 XFINITY races. This weekend Harvick will be in the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Harvick has made 10 series starts at Kansas, posting one win (2006), six top fives, seven top 10s and a pole.

    Former Kansas winner, Jeff Green will also be attempting to compete this weekend. Green will be driving the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Toyota for car owner Mark Smith. The 2000 series champ, Jeff Green, has made seven starts at Kansas posting one win (2001; inaugural race) and two top 10s.

    Sunoco Rookie: Suarez Chasing The Elusive Win

    Following his seventh top-five finish of the season last weekend, Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings leader Daniel Suarez reflected on how close he and the No. 19 JGR Toyota team are to their first series win together.

    “We have to work a little harder, but I feel like we’re getting close (to their first win),” said Suarez, following his fourth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend. “We’re competing with the big guys, which is great, but we have to be a little bit better and we’re going to get that win.”

    Suarez is currently seventh in the NXS driver standings 128 points behind series standings leader Chris Buescher. This season, Suarez has posted three Coors Light poles, seven top fives, 14 top 10s and an average finish of 12.4.

    Suarez will be making series debut on two of the four final tracks on the schedule - Kansas Speedway this weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway to close out the season.

    Though time is short, Suarez is not giving up on getting his first win by season’s end.

    “I want to be competitive one more time and, like I said before, we just need to put all the luck together and our stuff together to try to win a race. I feel like we’re close and we have the speed. We just need to put our pieces together.”

    Suarez also leads the Sunoco Rookie if the Year standings by 29 points over second-place Darrell Wallace Jr.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:

    NASCAR In Kansas - NASCAR has held a total of 53 NASCAR national series events among two tracks (Kansas Speedway 48, and Heartland Park Topeka 5) in the state of Kansas. The first NASCAR national series event held in the state of Kansas was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Heartland Park Topeka in 1995 - the race was won by Ron Hornaday Jr. The NASCAR XFINITY Series has competed 14 times in the state of Kansas - all 14 were at Kansas Speedway. The first NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway was held in 2001 and won by Jeff Green. Kansas Speedway has had 11 different pole winners and 12 different race winners in the NXS.

    Kansas Drivers In NASCAR - 17 different drivers that have competed in a NASCAR national series event have Kansas recorded as their home state. Of the 17 Kansas competitors, only six have competed in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Of the six only one has ever won - Clint Bowyer (eight career NXS wins). The six drivers from Kansas to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series are Clint Bowyer (Emporia), Rick Beebe (Shawnee), Ryck Sanders (Leawood), Jennifer Joe Cobb (Kansas City), Chase Austin (Eudora), and Randy Briggs (Kansas City). Cobb is the only active Kansas driver participating in this weekend’s XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway. 

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10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
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12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
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