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Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #30 of 33 for the 2016 season

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Race: Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Kansas Lottery

Race Time: 3:00pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Approximately 3:18pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, October 13
4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 14
10:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM-2:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:35 PM-4:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 15
7:30 AM-2:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM (12:00 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FAN ZONE TENT)
1:20 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)(NBC / MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR)

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Kansas race results and standings (pdf)

  • Kyle Busch wins XFINITY race at Kansas: #18-Kyle Busch won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It is his 85th XFINITY Series win and 9th win of the year. He started from the pole and led 150 of the 200 laps.
    #1-Elliott Sadler finished second, followed by #19-Daniel Suarez, #22-Joey Logano, #42-Kyle Larson, #88-Regan Smith, #48-Brennan Poole, #33-Brandon Jones, #11-Blake Koch, and #44-JJ Yeley.
    Several Chase drivers had problems during the race:
    #16-Ryan Reed had a loose spark plug wire early and lost a couple laps. He came back to finish 16th.
    #7-Justin Allgaier, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr, and #16-Reed were caught in a wreck with 36 laps to go. Wallace was unable to continue and finished 33rd. Allgaier stayed on track and managed to get back on the lead lap to finish 14th. Reed only suffered minor damage.
    With 24 laps to go, #62-Brendan Gaughan spun through the grass and had to go to the garage for repairs. He finished 31st.
    #20-Erik Jones was leading late in the race when #42-Kyle Larson got into the rear of his car, forcing him to make contact with #3-Ty Dillon. Jones had to pit. He finished 15th.
    There were 10 cautions for 51 laps and 17 lead changes among 7 leaders.
    The average speed was 109.256mph.
    Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-15-2016)

  • Where the 2016 XFINITY Chase Drivers finished at Kansas:
    (by Chase standings before the race)
    1) #19-Daniel Suarez,3rd
    2) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2nd
    3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 14th
    4) #20-Erik Jones, 15th
    5) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 31st
    6) #16-Ryan Reed, 16th
    7) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 33rd
    8) #11-Blake Koch, 9th
    (10-15-2016)

  • Kansas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the 16th Annual Kansas Lottery 300, his 85th victory in 327 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his ninth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his fourth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Elliott Sadler (C) (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 27th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Daniel Suarez (C) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.
    Brennan Poole (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    This is the fifth season Kyle Busch has posted nine or more wins in a single season (13 wins, 2010 - series-most), (12, 2013), (10, 2008), (9, 2016 and 2009).
    The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team has posted their 11th victory this season (Kyle Busch nine, Denny Hamlin and Sam Hornish Jr. each have one); fourth-most wins in a single season by a single team (13 wins in 2010, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing; 12 wins in 2013, No.22 Team Penske; 12 wins in 2013, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing).
    This is Kyle Busch's 10th race he has led 100 or more laps in this season.
    This is the fourth season of Kyle Busch's NASCAR XFINITY Series career he has led 100 or more laps in 10 or more races (12 races, 2009 - series-most); (11, 2010); (10, 2008 and 2016).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-15-2016)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #1-Elliott Sadler [3 wins], 3039
    2) #19-Daniel Suarez [2 wins], 3039
    3) #11-Blake Koch, 3032, -7
    4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 3027, -12
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated after Phoenix:
    5) #20-Erik Jones [4 wins], 3027, -12
    6) #16-Ryan Reed, 3025, -14
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 3010, -29
    8) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 3009, -30
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(10-15-2016)

  • Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #48-Poole, 7th
    Caution 2: #6-Wallace, 33rd
    Caution 3: #14-DiBenedetto, 11th
    Caution 4: #62-Gaughan, 31st
    Caution 5: #44-Yeley, 10th
    Caution 6: #4-Chastain, 13th
    Caution 7: #18-Busch, 1st
    Caution 8: #44-Yeley (2), 10th
    Caution 9: #4-Chastain (2), 13th
    Caution 10: #7-Allgaier, 14th
    (10-15-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Kyle Busch on XFINITY pole at Kansas: #18-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 182.100mph. #20-Erik Jones will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-Kyle Larson, #19-Daniel Suarez, #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Austin Dillon, #3-Ty Dillon, #1-Elliott Sadler, #11-Blake Koch, and #88-Regan Smith.
    Did Not Qualify: #10-Josh Wise, #89-Morgan Shepherd.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Kansas starting lineup page (pdf).(10-15-2016)

  • Kansas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 with a lap of 29.654 seconds, 182.100 mph.
    This is his 56th pole in 327 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his eighth pole and 16th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Erik Jones (C) (second) posted his 29th top-10 start of 2016 and his first in one races at Kansas Speedway.
    Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 12th in 14 races this season.
    Brennan Poole (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-15-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Kyle Larson paces final XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was quickest in final practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 180.844mph. #48-Brennan Poole was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #11-Blake Koch, #20-Erik Jones, #3-Ty Dillon, #19-Daniel Suarez, #33-Bradndon Jones, and #22-Joey Logano. All 42 drivers practiced during the session.
    See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-14-2016)

  • Blake Koch fastest in first XFINITY practice: #11-Blake Koch was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 182.13mph. The rest of the top 10: #20-Erik Jones, #18-Kyle Busch, #19-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Joey Logano, #42-Kyle Larson, #48-Brennan Poole, #88-Regan Smith, and #16-Ryan Reed. 40 drivers practiced during the session.
    See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-14-2016)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
    Cole Custer returns to the #5;
    The #15 for Rick Ware is TBA;
    Jennifer Jo Cobb is in the #25;
    Brandon Brown is entered in his #86;
    Regan Smith will drive the #88 for JR Motorsports;
    Jeff Green is entered in the #99;
    Not entered by expected: Obaika's #77 & #97.(10-11-2015)
    UPDATE: Ryan Ellis will be in the #77; Matt Waltz in the #97.(10-13-2016)
    UPDATE: Brandon Hightower will be in the #13; Josh Reaume is driving the #15.(10-14-2016)
    See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Xfinity: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4670; Right-side -- D-4672

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

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

  • Notes: NASCAR Xfinity Series teams will run a completely different tire set-up than those in Sprint Cup at Kansas this week . . . this is the first time Xfinity teams have run this tire set-up at Kansas, though they did run this left-side tire code (D-4670) at Michigan in June and this right-side tire code (D-4672) at Las Vegas in March . . . both the left- and right-side tires feature the same compound run at Kansas last year, though there is a construction change to Goodyear's updated speedway construction on both sides . . . 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

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase: The Round Of 8 Is On

    With the conclusion of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 12, four drivers were eliminated from title contention - Ty Dillon, Ryan Sieg, Brennan Poole and Brandon Jones - leaving eight championship contenders to battle it out at the next three tracks. Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway will determine who has makes it into the Championship Four and a shot at the title in Miami.

    Now five organizations make up the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 8: Joe Gibbs Racing (Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones), JR Motorsports (Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier), Richard Childress Racing (Brendan Gaughan), Roush Fenway Racing (Ryan Reed and Darrell Wallace Jr.) and Kaulig Racing (Blake Koch).

    All three manufacturers are represented in the Round of 8: Chevrolet (four), Toyota and Ford (two each).

    The next three tracks in the Round of 8 each have their own unique characteristics.

    Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) - is a 1.5-mile asphalt speedway with variable banking in the turns that changes from 17 to 20 degrees.  The NASCAR XFINITY Series has held 15 races at Kansas Speedway producing 12 different winners, led by Kyle Busch with three wins. None of the eight Chase contenders have won at Kansas. This weekend’s race, the Kansas Lottery 300, can be found on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

    Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) - is a 1.5-mile asphalt speedway with 24 degrees of banking in all four turns. The NASCAR XFINITY Series has hosted 31 races at Texas Motor Speedway with 15 different drivers taking the checkered flag, led by Kyle Busch with eight victories. Of the eight remaining title challengers, Erik Jones is the only one that has won at Texas Motor Speedway (April, 2015). The Texas Chase race, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, will be broadcast on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    Phoenix International Raceway (Phoenix, Arizona) - is a 1-mile track with nine degrees of banking in Turns 1 and 2, and 11 degrees of banking in Turns 3 and 4. The NASCAR XFINITY Series has run 29 races at Phoenix International Raceway producing 15 different winners, led by Kyle Busch with nine wins. Of the eight remaining Chase drivers, Elliott Sadler is the only one that has won at Phoenix International Raceway (March, 2012). Phoenix’s Chase race, the Ticket Galaxy 200, will be broadcast on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

    And Then There Were Eight

    Below is a look at the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 8 drivers in order of their current seeding:

    1. Daniel Suarez - No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry - enters the Round of 8 with some serious momentum holding the No. 1 seed. The Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next graduate also leads the series in average finish (2.0) over the last three NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase races; finishing second at Kentucky, winning Dover and placing third last weekend at Charlotte. Suarez’s season seems almost destined to contend for the title. In 29 starts this season he has posted two wins (Michigan and Dover) and a series-leading 15 top fives. Last season’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Suarez, made his series track debut at Kansas Speedway last fall, starting sixth and finishing ninth.

    2. Elliott Sadler - No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro - rockets into the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 8 with the championship in focus. The veteran driver, Sadler, much like Daniel Suarez, had a stellar Round of 12, posting an average finish of just 3.3 over the last three races - second only to Suarez. Sadler, seeking his first series title, looks hungry this season. In 29 starts he has posted three wins (Talladega, Darlington, and Kentucky), 12 top fives and a series leading 26 top 10s. Sadler wants to bring JR Motorsports their second title in three years, but to do that he will need to make it to the Championship Four. Sadler has made six series starts at Kansas Speedway, posting two top fives, and four top 10s.

    3. Justin Allgaier - No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro - has built his title run on consistency, posting the second-most top 10s this season at 24. But keeping up with the top two seeds, Suarez and Sadler, has been no easy task. Allgaier hasn’t visited Victory Lane yet this season, but his 12 top fives and 24 top 10s have kept in lock step with the front-runners. In the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Round of 12, Allgaier posted an average finish of 6.0 - third-best among title contenders.  Allgaier’s solid runs should continue this week at Kansas, in his five previous series starts there he has posted four top 10s and an average finish of 7.2.

    4. Erik Jones - No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry - has rebounded from a disastrous start to his NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase to make it to the Round of 8 after finishing 26th at Kentucky due to an accident, 16th at Dover and placing fifth this past weekend at Charlotte. Jones now sits in the fourth seed after posting an average finish of 16.7 in the Round of 12, and luckily for him the points have been reset to 3,000 bringing all the eight remaining title contenders back to even. Jones’ 2016 season looks title worthy though; having posted four wins (Bristol, Dover, Iowa and Chicago), 14 top fives, 17 top 10s and a series rookie record of nine poles. But bad luck seems to bite Mr. Jones every so often (four DNFs this season - most among Chasers). Jones will be making his series track debut at Kansas Speedway this weekend, but don’t think it will slow him down much, on 1.5-mile tracks this season he has posted an average finish of 9.6.   

    5. Brendan Gaughan - No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro - enters the Round of 8 as the lone driver carrying the RCR banner after teammate Ty Dillon missed the cut. Now the 40-year-old veteran, Gaughan has the chance to bring the title back to RCR for the first time since Austin Dillon captured the championship in 2013. Gaughan has turned it on during these playoffs, posting the fourth-best average finish (9.6) among Chase drivers over the three races in the Round of 12. Gaughan’s season has seen four top fives, 15 top 10s and an average finish of 10.8. In four starts at Kansas, Gaughan has posted two top 10s; including a 10th-place finish in this event last season.

    6. Ryan Reed - No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang - is another Chase contender that has found another gear during these playoffs. In his last three starts (Round of 12), he has posted an average finish of 10.7, which is nearly six positions better on average than his season-long average finish of 16.0. Reed’s 2016 season has amassed one top five and six top 10s. Heading into Kansas this weekend, Reed will need his recent success to continue, having made four starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, posting an average finish of 14.5.

    7. Darrell Wallace Jr. - No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang - is looking to turn his series playoff run around and making it to the Round of 8 just might be the reset his title chances need. Wallace kicked the Round of 12 off strong, but his finishes faded as the round went on, finishing eighth at Kentucky, 11th at Dover and placing 20th last weekend at Charlotte. Wallace has made 29 starts this season posting three top fives and nine top 10s. Now turning his attention to Kansas, Wallace can focus on making the Championship Four. Wallace made his series track debut last season at Kansas, starting 14th and finishing 11th. 

    8. Blake Koch - No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Camaro - and first-year team Kaulig Racing are pulling off nothing short of a miracle during this season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase by making it to the Round of 8, beating out four serious title contenders for the final seeding. Koch’s production during the Round of 12 was night and day compared to his regular season; over the last three races Koch has posted an average finish of 12.3 (sixth-best among Chase drivers). Koch’s playoff performance thus far has been, on average, nearly six positions better than his regular season average finish of 18.1.  Don’t count Koch out of this next round either; he has posted an average finish of 18.3 on 1.5-mile tracks this season. Koch has made five starts at Kansas, posting a best finish of 25th.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.

    Jennifer Jo Cobb will attempt season debut - Over the last three seasons, Jennifer Jo Cobb has competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at just one track - Kansas Speedway. Cobb, a series regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will be attempting to make her series season debut this weekend at Kansas. In Cobb’s last three series starts at Kansas she has posted an average finish of 26.3. If Cobb makes the race she will become the third female driver to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this season joining Alli Owens and Paige Decker. ...

    Daniel Suarez Makes Trip To The White House - This past Tuesday (Oct. 11), NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase driver Daniel Suarez made a trip to visit the White House in Washington D.C. to participate in town hall discussion with Hispanic youth in support of Hispanic Heritage Month.  ...

    Double the Duty Double The Fun - This weekend there will be seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver attempting to make the field at Kansas: Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Regan Smith, Josh Wise and Matt DiBenedetto.  ...

    Milestones This Weekend - 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase driver Ryan Sieg, will be making his 100th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend at Kansas, becoming the 128th driver to accomplish the feat.

Next Race: PowerShares QQQ 300

Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
SiriusXM NASCAR
Motor Racing Network

Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

Practices:
12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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