NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Hollywood Casino 400

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #30 of 36 for the 2014 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #4 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Hollywood Casino

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:18pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, October 2
5:00 PM NSCS HAULER PARKING

Friday, October 3
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 - 1:20 PM NSCS PRACTICE
4:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, October 4
8:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 - 10:50 AM NSCS PRACTICE
1:00 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
4:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Sunday, October 5
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in CENTRAL / LOCAL Time


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, October 3, 1:00 - 2:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, October 4, 11:00 - 11:50pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, October 4, 2:00 - 2:50pm/et, TV-FS2

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, October 3 at 5:45 pm/et, TV-ESPN2. No Re-air scheduled.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2014: $6,148,103
2013: $6,100,486
2012: $6,037,930
2011: $5,906,054
2010: $6,012,504
2009: $6,182,706
2008: $6,134,923
2007: $6,056,938
2006: $5,934,007
2005: $5,860,750
2004: $5,696,382
2003: $5,286,510
2002: $4,601,173
2002: $3,996,953


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles
    Banking in turns...variable (17-20 degrees); previous banking: 15 degrees
    Banking on front stretch... 10 degrees; previous banking: 10.4 degrees
    Banking on back stretch... 5.5 degrees; previous banking: 5 degrees
    Straights: front stretch - 2,685 feet; Backstretch - 2,207 feet
    Asphalt surface is 55-feet wide
    Pit Box Size 30'x18', 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road: 1,573 feet long, 60-feet wide
    Attendance: 81,779, 68 luxury suites
    Seating: approx. 74,000 in the grandstands
    Camping: approx. 2,400 spaces
    Repaved & Reconfigured: Summer 2012
    Opened: 2001

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Bob Sheldon, Vice President & General Manager, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
    Command to start engines: Bob Sheldon
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Ameet Patel, Sr. VP of Regional Operations, Penn National Gaming
    Invocation: Reverend Tom Curran, President of Rockhurst University
    National Anthem: Stephanie Ramos, KMBC and KCWE Morning News Anchor & U.S. ARMY Reserve Captain
    Flyover: 10 RVs from the KC Flight Team

  • Track Websites and Social Media:
    Kansas Speedway
    ISC Motorsports
    Kansas Speedway - Twitter
    Kansas Speedway - Facebook
    Kansas Speedway - Google+
    Kansas Speedway - You Tube

  • May 2014: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • October 2013: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • May 2014 Race Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.149mph, started 13th

  • October 2013 Race Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 114.884mph, started 1st

  • Track Race Record: #11-Denny Hamlin, 4/22/2012, 144.122mph

  • Slowest Race Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, Sept 2001, 110.576mph

  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 46 years, 9 months, 0 days, 10/9/2005

  • Youngest Winner: Ryan Newman, 25 years, 9 months, 27 days, 10/5/2003

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/5/2011, started 25th

  • May 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 194.252mph, finished 2nd

  • October 2013 Pole Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 187.526mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 5/9/2014, 194.658mph, during 2nd round of qualifying

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Kansas:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 117.4 (CH)
    #20-Matt Kenseth 107.4 (CH)
    #16-Greg Biffle 104.7
    #24-Jeff Gordon 101.1 (CH)
    #4-Kevin Harvick 99.1 (CH)
    #14-Tony Stewart 97.3
    #99-Carl Edwards 97.1 (CH)
    #5-Kasey Kahne 93.0 (CH)
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 91.5 (CH)
    #42-Kyle Larson 89.4
    (CH) = Chase Driver
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (13 total) among active drivers at Kansas Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • Kansas Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    There have been 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with five: Jeff Gordon (three) and Jimmie Johnson (two).
    Chevrolet leads the series in wins at Kansas with nine victories; followed by Ford with four wins.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway was 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway was the (10/10/2004) race won by Joe Nemechek with a MOV of 0.081 second.
    There has been one NSCS race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway: fall of 2011 (267/272).
    Only one of the 16 races at Kansas Speedway has been shortened due to weather conditions: fall of 2007.
    (NASCAR)(10-5-2014)

  • Kansas Notes & Facts - Saturday - drivers:
    116 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas; 86 in more than one.
    Five drivers have started all 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.
    11 different drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon with three.
    Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth are the only two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway: Gordon (2001 and 2002 - the first two NSCS events at Kansas) and Kenseth (fall of 2012, spring of 2013).
    Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are tied for the series most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with two each.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 10; followed by Greg Biffle with seven.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 14; followed by Jeff Gordon (12), Edwards, Kenseth each have 10.
    Jimmie Johnson (7.625) leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Kansas Speedway - he is the only driver with an average finish in the top-10 at Kansas.
    Denny Hamlin has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (12).
    2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon (10/09/2011) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005) made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career starts at Kansas Speedway.
    Nine of the 10 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas Speedway participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jeff Gordon won at Kansas in his first appearance.
    Kevin Harvick competed at Kansas Speedway 15 times before winning last fall; the longest span of any the 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas.
    Kevin Harvick (15) and Matt Kenseth (13) have made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Kansas Speedway.
    Kurt Busch leads the series with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 17.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 586 laps led in 16 starts.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
    (NASCAR)(10-4-2014)

  • Kansas Notes & Facts - Friday - poles:
    Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.
    11 drivers have Coors Light poles at Kansas, led by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne with three each.
    Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are the only two drivers to win consecutive Coors Light poles at Kansas Speedway (Johnson - 2007, 2008 and Harvick - fall 2013, spring 2014).
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with an 11.000.
    Four of the 17 (23.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole; Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Matt Kenseth (spring 2013) and Kevin Harvick (fall 2013).
    Five of the 17 (29.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the front row: four from the pole and one from second-place.
    10 of the 17 (58.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Two of the 17 (11.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway. (NASCAR)(10-3-2014)

  • Kansas Notes & Facts - Thursday - track history:
    Groundbreaking was held on May 25, 1999.
    The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA race and a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on the same day - June 2.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was on Sept. 30, 2001 - won by Jeff Gordon.
    During the 2012 season, between the April and October events the 1.5-mile track underwent a repave adding variable banking in the corners.
    There have been 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
    (NASCAR)(10-2-2014)

  • NASCAR Numbers:
    3.0: The average finish recorded by Team Penske driver Joey Logano in the first three races of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Logano posted a win and two fourth-place finishes. Teammate Brad Keselowski had a second-best average finish of 3.3 in the Challenger Round of the Chase.
    14: The number of top-10 finishes recorded by Sunoco rookie Kyle Larson in the first 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season. Though Larson didn't qualify for the Chase in his first full season of Cup racing, he finished third, second and sixth in the first three Chase races.
    20.0: Greg Biffle's average finish in the first three Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. Biffle was the last of the 16 drivers to make the Chase, but he couldn't get going once the playoff started. Biffle ran 23rd at Chicagoland, 16th at New Hampshire and 21st at Dover and was one of four drivers eliminated on Sunday.
    223: The number of laps led by Kevin Harvick on Sunday at Dover, before a problem with the inner valve stem on the left front tire flattened the tire and forced him to the pits for repairs. Since winning at Darlington in April, Harvick has led the most laps in five races, but bad luck has kept him out of Victory Lane.
    3,000: The baseline number of points awarded to each of the 12 drivers who advanced from the Challenger Round to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All 12 drivers head to Kansas Speedway tied for the Chase lead, with no carryover of points for victories.(NASCAR Wire Service)(9-30-2014)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Kansas Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Logano wins at Kansas: #22-Joey Logano won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 1st at Kansas and his 8th career win.
    #42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #78-Truex Jr., #99-Edwards, #31-Newman, #11-Hamlin, #3-Dillon, #27-Menard and #55-Vickers.
    Pole winner #4-Harvick led 61 of 267 laps but had handling problems and was able to finish 12th.
    The win allows Logano to advance to round 3 of the Chaser, after Talladega.
    Three Chase drivers had issues and finished deep in the field: #48-Johnson was involved in a wreck and finished 40th. #88-Earnhardt Jr. had a right front tire go down, hit the wall and finished 39th. #2-Keselowski had a right front tire go down, hit the wall and finished 36th.
    There were 25 lead changes among 9 drivers. There were 8 cautions for 34 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 141.951mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-5-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finished at Kansas:
    [listed by driver chase points position before the race](started)
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 36th (6)
    2) #22-Joey Logano, WON (4)
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 12th (1)
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 40th (31)
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon, 14th (5)
    6) #18-Kyle Busch, 3rd (7)
    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 39th (8)
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 13th (27)
    9) #31-Ryan Newman, 6th (17)
    10) #99-Carl Edwards, 5th (12)
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 7th (25)
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 22nd (10)
    (10-5-2014)

  • Race Fast Facts - Kansas:
    #22-Joey Logano won the 14th Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his eighth victory in 213 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2014.
    #18-Kyle Busch (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    #22-Joey Logano leads the point standings by 6 points over #18-Kyle Busch.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-5-2014)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Kansas, race 30 of 36]
    drivers who have won in round 2, automatically advance to round 3 after Talladega
    1) #22-Joey Logano [5 wins, 1 win round 2] 3048
    2) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 3042, -6
    3) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 3039, -9
    4) #31-Ryan Newman, 3039, -9
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 3037, -11 [14]
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 3033, -15 [10]
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins] 3031, 17 [8]
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3031, 17 [+ 8 pts ahead of 9th]
    the cut off line for being eliminated after Talladega
    9) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 3023, -25 (-8 pts out of 9th)
    10) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 wins], 3009, -39 (-22)
    11) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins], 3006, -42 (-25)
    12) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 3004, -44 (-27)
    Chaser drivers eliminated after round 1
    13) #47-AJ Allmendinger [1 win], 2110
    14) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2101
    15) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 2075
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win], 2074
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-5-2014)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Kansas, race 30 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(C7), 1053
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C1), 1004, -51
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(C11), 984, -69
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(C10), 967, -86
    5) #4-Kevin Harvick(C6), 938, -115
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth(C8), 925, -128
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C12), 918, -135
    8) #31-Ryan Newman(C4), 912, -141
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(C3), 901, -152
    10) #42-Kyle Larson, 901, -152
    11) #16-Greg Biffle(EC), 854, -199
    12) #15-Clint Bowyer, 843, -210
    13) #18-Kyle Busch(C6), 837, -216
    14) #5-Kasey Kahne(C9), 834, -219
    15) #1-Jamie McMurray, 825, -228
    16) #27-Paul Menard, 816, -237
    17) #3-Austin Dillon, 815, -238
    18) #55-Brian Vickers, 799, -254
    19) #11-Denny Hamlin(C5), 774, -279
    20) #9-Marcos Ambrose, 726, -327
    21) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 723, -330
    22) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 719, -334
    23) #47-AJ Allmendinger(EC), 718, -335
    24) #43-Aric Almirola(EC), 699, -354
    25) #13-Casey Mears 669, -384
    (C# is chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC is chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (10-5-2014)

  • Kansas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #42-Larson, finished 2nd, 20 rookie points
    #3-Dillon, 8th, 12
    #26-Whitt, 23rd, 9
    #7-Annett, 24th, 8
    #23-Bowman, 32nd, 7
    #51-Allgaier, 41st, 6
    Truex, Did Not Race
    Kligerman, Did Not Race
    See the 2014 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(10-5-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #15-Bowyer, 18th
    Caution 2: #14-Stewart, 17th
    Caution 3: #9-Ambrose, 20th
    Caution 4: #40-Cassill, 21st
    Caution 5: #40-Cassill(2), 21st
    Caution 6: #17-Stenhouse Jr., 19th
    Caution 7: #40-Cassill(3), 21st
    Caution 8: #10-Patrick, 16th
    (10-5-2014)


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  • Race Coverage of the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:00pm/et; green flag approx. 2:18pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, October 6, 1:00am/et on ESPN2

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #55-Vickers took pit stall 18 the 2nd pit stall with an opening behind it.
    #43-Almirola, who starts 3rd took the 8th pit stall, the 1st pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #99-Edwards, who starts 12th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(10-4-2014)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Entry List Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • See Jayski's - 2014 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Happy Hour practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 190.295
    #4-Harvick 189.607
    #5-Kahne 189.215
    #31-Newman 189.102
    #18-Busch 189.069
    slowest: #66-Wallace 181.622 and #33-Hill 182.716
    notes: just towards the end of practice, #23-Bowman hit the wall and pancaked the right side of the car, no word if the team will go to a backup car or make repairs. A minute and a half was added to the end of practice due to the #23 incident. #41-Busch spun off turn 4 early in practice and slid/spun the the front stretch infield grass, the car was stuck in the wet grass after damaging the Hollywood Casino 400 logo, a tow truck was able to winch the car out. The #41 team will go to a backup car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Kansas Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(10-4-2014)

  • Saturday's 1st practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #9-Ambrose 191.652
    #1-McMurray 191.584
    #42-Larson 191.096
    #99-Edwards 191.076
    #17-Stenhouse Jr. 190.914
    slowest: #32-Gase 183.861 & #66-Wallace 184.319.
    notes: Happy Hour (final) practice is scheduled for 2:00pm/ewt on FS2.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Kansas Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(10-4-2014)

  • Harvick wins Kansas pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with a track record speed of 197.773mph [set in 2nd round], Harvick had a speed of 197.621mph to win the pole in the third round. This is Harvick's 8th pole of 2014, 3rd at Kansas, 3rd in a row at Kansas and 14th of his career. Harvick has won four races from the pole out of 13 previous poles.
    #55-Vickers is on the outside pole followed by #43-Almirola, #22-Logano, #24-Gordon. #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #14-Stewart, #5-Kahne, #16-Biffle and #99-Edwards.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.
    See the Starting lineup, round by round qualifying results, notes and links on Jayski.com's Kansas Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(10-3-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Kansas:
    [listed by current driver chase points position]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 6th
    2) #22-Joey Logano, 4th
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick, POLE
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 32nd
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5th
    6) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th
    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 8th
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 27th
    9) #31-Ryan Newman, 17th
    10) #99-Carl Edwards, 12th
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 25th
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 10th
    (10-3-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Kansas:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 14th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 with a lap of 27.325 seconds, 197.621 mph.
    This is his 14th pole in 496 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his eighth pole and 21st top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his third pole in 18 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #55-Brian Vickers (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2014 and his fourth in 11 races at Kansas Speedway.
    #43-Aric Almirola (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his sixth in 30 races this season.
    #3-Austin Dillon (16th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    #4-Kevin Harvick set a new track qualifying record in Round 2 of 3 with a speed of 197.773 mph. The previous record was held by Kevin Harvick (194.252 mph - 5/10/2014).
    Today's track record is the 20th new track qualifying record in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
    This is Kevin Harvick's sixth track qualifying record in 2014 - Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Indianapolis, Bristol and Kansas.
    This is the ninth track qualifying record for Chevrolet in 2014.(NASCAR Statistics)(10-3-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes. Eleven drivers ran faster than the track record of 194.252mph.
    #4-Harvick 197.773
    #16-Biffle 196.464 #22-Logano 196.185
    #2-Keselowski 196.064
    #18-Busch 195.050
    the rest of the top 12: 24 43 14 55 88 99 5;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to the 3rd/final round: 27 1 78 3 31 42 15 47 51 9 17 41;
    (10-3-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 25 minutes. 16 cars ran faster than the track record of 194.252mph.
    #2-Keselowski 195.950
    #4-Harvick 195.794
    #99-Edwards 195.688
    #22-Logano 195.419
    #24-Gordon 195.263
    the rest of the top 24: 88 43 14 16 55 5 47 3 1 78 27 9 17 42 41 51 14 18 31;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 11 13 20 95 10 36 38 48 23 98 40 7 34 83 26 33 37 32 66
    Driver who will miss the race: none as only 43 entered.
    (10-3-2014)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2014 at 5:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #66-Wallace.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #95-McDowell.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    The order sets the order the cars are parked on pit road.
    See the full qualifying order on the Jayski.com's Kansas Qualifying Page.(10-3-2014)

  • Friday practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes [was extended 10 minutes], the top five, slowest and notes:
    #24-Gordon 196.257
    #4-Harvick 196.178
    #16-Biffle 195.730
    #42-Larson 195.560
    #3-Dillon 195.532
    slowest: #66-Wallace 183.492 #32-Gase 187.201
    notes: in the event that qualifying is cancelled (looks like rain has moved out and will not be a factor the rest of the day), speeds from this practice would set the starting lineup for the race.
    track record speed was set by Harvick in May at 194.658mph.
    See fastest speeds and laps run on the Kansas Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf) .(10-3-2014)

  • Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #32-Joey Gase, #33-Timmy Hill, #37-Bliss, #66-Mike Wallace, #83-Yeley #95-McDowell.
    Since only 43 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski.com's Kansas Entry List

  • For the new group qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Contender Round:
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 wins], 3000 points
    2) #22-Joey Logano [4 wins], 3000
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 3000
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 3000
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins], 3000
    6) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 3000
    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins], 3000
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3000
    9) #31-Ryan Newman, 3000
    10) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 3000
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 3000
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 3000
    Points are reset after each round, for the Contender Round it goes to 3000, no points for wins
    The order is set by the points standings after the last round.
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    See reset points for the Contender Round (Chase races 4-6) on the Contender Round Reset Points Standings page (pdf).(9-28-2014)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 total wins in 2014, 1 in Chase], 2140 points
    2) #22-Joey Logano [4 wins, 1] 2136, -4
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 2123, -17
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins] 2121, -19
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon [4 wins, 1] 2117, -23
    6) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2111, -29
    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins] 2104, -36
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2097, -43
    9) #31-Ryan Newman, 2091, -49
    10) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2091, -49
    11) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 2081, -59 [4]
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 2079, -61 [2 points out of 13th]
    Eliminated from the Chase:
    13) #47-A.J. Allmendinger [1 win] 2077, -63 [2 points out of 12th]
    14) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2073, -67 [-6]
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 2072, -68 [-7]
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win] 2061, -79 [-18]
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Top 25 in 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(C5), 1022
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(C7), 978, -44
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(C1), 958, -64
    4) #22-Joey Logano(C2), 956, -66
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C4), 914, -108
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick(C3), 905, -117
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth(C8), 894, -128
    8) #31-Ryan Newman(C9), 873, -149
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(C10), 862, -160
    10) #42-Kyle Larson, 859, -163
    11) #16-Greg Biffle(EC), 825, -197
    12) #15-Clint Bowyer, 817, -205
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne(C12), 811, -211
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray, 805, -217
    15) #18-Kyle Busch(C6), 795, -227
    16) #27-Paul Menard, 781, -241
    17) #3-Austin Dillon, 779, -243
    18) #55-Brian Vickers, 765, -257
    19) #11-Denny Hamlin(C11), 737, -285
    20) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 721, -301
    21) #9-Marcos Ambrose, 702, -320
    22) #43-Aric Almirola(EC), 686, -336
    23) #47-AJ Allmendinger(EC), 685, -337
    24) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 679, -343
    25) #13-Casey Mears 653, -369
    (C# is chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC is chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (9-28-2014)


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Some Chassis Selections and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-926 at Kansas, which is a brand new chassis. The Backup Chassis is PRS-902 which last ran at Sonoma as the #22 car, finishing 16th.
    #3-Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 475 in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas. This is the same American Ethanol Chevy that Dillon earned a 15th-place finish with at Pocono in August. He also utilized this Chevy at Michigan in June, where he ran in the top 10 for a majority of the event before making two unscheduled pit stops in the closing laps, resulting in a 30th-place finish. Dillon made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas in 2011, posting a 26th-place finish in an entry fielded by Mike Curb. He has two starts at the track in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, earning a career-best second-place finish in 2012 after starting second and earning a sixth-place finish in 2013 after starting on the pole. He has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile track, earning his best finish of fourth in May 2014, a sixth-place finish in 2010 after starting fifth and a 12th-place finish in 2011 after earning the pole award.
    #4-Kevin Harvick will pilot No. 842 in Sunday's race at Kansas. Harvick has raced this car on three occasions this season - Kansas in May and Michigan in June and August - and finished second each time. During last year's Hollywood Casino 400, Harvick started from the pole position and led 138 laps en route to his 22nd career victory. Harvick has 17 NSCS starts at Kansas. He has one win, three top fives and eighth top-10 finishes. He has an average start of 17.5 and average finish of 11.5.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-888 for Sunday's race at Kansas. Kahne led 70 laps and finished sixth driving this chassis at Indianapolis in July and raced it at Pocono in August, where he started 12th and finished 10th. Most recently, Kahne drove this chassis to a 16th-place finish at Michigan in August. In 14 Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas, Kahne has earned three pole positions, four top-five finishes and seven top-10s and has led a total of 100 laps there. Kahne has qualified in the top 10 in eight of his 14 races there. Most recently at Kansas, he led 22 laps and finished third in May. Kahne also is tied with Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman for the series' most runner-up finishes at Kansas with two each.
    #7-Michael Annett chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick: will drive Chassis No. 10-838 which was a backup car in March at Auto Club and then was used for the first time in April at Texas, where Patrick started 24th and finished 27th. She was running in the top-15 with the car in June at Pocono but cut a tire, crashed and finished 37th. It was last used in August at Atlanta, where Patrick started 27th but finished a career-best sixth. The backup is Chassis No. 10-794 which was tested in the wind tunnel May 1, 2013, before being used by Patrick in the Coca-Cola 600 later that month at Charlotte. Patrick started 24th and finished 29th after being involved in a multicar accident on lap 320 of 400. After repairs, she managed to finish the race but completed only 385 laps. The next time Patrick drove this car was in June at Kentucky, where she started 29th and finished 23rd. The last time she raced it was in September 2013 at Atlanta, where she started 21st and finished 21st. It was used as a backup car in the fall 2013 races at Kansas, Charlotte and Texas. It also was used in 2014 at Bristol, but Patrick wrecked the car early in the first practice and went to a backup. Since then, it has been a backup at Texas, Darlington, Dover, Pocono, Michigan and Kentucky. It was tested in the 2015 NASCAR rules test Aug. 18 at Michigan, and then in a Goodyear tire test Sept. 9 at Homestead.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #13-Casey Mears: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-707 made its first start in May 2012 in the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. It was an unassuming debut, as Chassis No. 14-707 started ninth and finished a quiet 17th. The car sat idle until late August where it was used for the Labor Day weekend event at Atlanta. It started strong by qualifying on the pole and took the lead from Greg Biffle on lap two and continued to pace the 43-car field for eight laps. But as the race wore on, Chassis No. 14-707 struggled with its handling, leaving it one lap down in 22nd when the race ended. With 2013 Chevrolet SS bodywork covering it, Chassis No. 14-707 was tested March 7 at Las Vegas and April 11 at Texas. The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis marked the car's first start of 2013, and it was a solid one, with Chassis No. 14-707 qualifying fifth and finishing fourth. Its next start came at Chicago, where in its third points-paying start and its fourth overall, interim driver Mark Martin qualified 29th and finished 17th. Martin raced the car again in October at Charlotte, qualifying 22nd and finishing 42nd after a blown engine put it out of the race on lap 80. Under the direction of crew chief Chad Johnston, Chassis No. 14-707 was overhauled this offseason and spent numerous time in the wind tunnel. The car made its first start of 2014 and sixth overall in June at Pocono, where it was the car to beat, leading early and often for 24 laps. But a pit road speeding penalty proved too costly to overcome, although Stewart was able to rally and finish 13th. Chassis No. 14-707 returned to Pocono in August, but after qualifying 16th, it was collected in a multicar accident on lap 117 and finished 36th. Completely rebuilt, the car is back for its third start of 2014 this weekend at Kansas.

    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 817 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Kansas. This chassis has never been raced. Chassis No. 800 serves as the back-up chassis and raced at Kentucky in July (23rd), Dover in June (4th) and Bristol in August (17th). Bowyer has two top-five and 5 top-10 finishes in 12 starts at Kansas.
    #16-Greg Biffle: will drive primary chassis RK-930, which is a brand new chassis. The backup chassis is RK-908 which last ran at Chicago and finished 23rd. Kansas is the track where Biffle holds his best average finish of 10.7 from an average starting position of 15.3. In his 16 career Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track, Biffle has two wins, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: primary chassis RK-902 is the same chassis that the #17 team ran at Michigan where Stenhouse Jr. consistently ran in the top-15 for a majority of the race and took the checkered flag in the 15th position. The backup chassis, RK-877, last ran at New Hampshire and finished ninth. Stenhouse has three Sprint Cup career starts at Kansas with an average starting position of eight and average finishing position of 21.0.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #19-Carl Edwards: oops, not until next season.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-911 at Kansas, which last ran at Pocono, finishing 3rd. The backup chassis is PRS-901 which last raced at Sonoma as the #2 and finished 22nd.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-895 for this Sunday's race. This chassis has been raced twice with two victories to its credit. In July, Gordon won a record-breaking fifth Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in August he led 68 laps from the pole position en route to victory at Michigan Speedway racing this chassis. Gordon has three wins (including the May event earlier this year), 10 top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 17 Cup starts at Kansas. Gordon's three victories and 10 top-five finishes lead all drivers at the 1.5-mile track while he is tied for the most starts. On Sept. 30, 2001, Gordon won the inaugural Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway - Gordon's sixth win during his fourth championship season. He would make it two-for-two at Kansas a year later when he visited Victory Lane on Sept. 29, 2002.
    #27-Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 487 during the 267-lap event at Kansas. This Quaker State/Menards Chevy chassis is new to the Richard Childress Racing stable and will make its first laps during Friday afternoon's practice session. Menard started the spring event at Kansas Speedway from the 16th position and fought a loose-handling car for a majority of the race. Crew chief Slugger Labbe directed the team to tighten the Chevrolet up during pit stops and Menard was able to race his way back on the lead lap, which led to a 17th-place finish. Menard has 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas. Menard has an average starting position of 12.3 and an average finish of 16.2, along with one top-five and four top-10 finishes. Menard has completed 99.8% of the laps around the 1.5-mile track. In addition, Menard has eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts with two top-five and five top-10 finishes, along with one pole award.
    #31-Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 486 in Sunday's 400-mile event at Kansas. This chassis is brand new and will debut during Friday's on-track activities at the speedway. In 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Kansas, Newman visited victory lane in the fall of 2003. In total, he owns three top-five and four top-10 finishes. Newman holds an average starting position of 14th and average finish of 19th. He has led 122 laps in competition.
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-Reed Sorenson chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 883 in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas. Chassis No. 883 debuted at Pocono in June, when Busch qualified second and recorded a third-place finish. The #41 team brought Chassis No. 883 to Pocono again in August, when Busch had a strong run going but a flat right-rear tire and subsequent contact with the outside retaining wall on lap 154 saw his hopes for a top-10 finish disappear with only a handful of laps remaining. Busch, however, was able to rally in the closing laps to record a 13th-place finish. The Hollywood Casino 400 will mark Busch's 18th career Sprint Cup start at Kansas Speedway. Busch has one top-five finish and four top-10s at the 1.5-mile oval. Additionally, the 36-year-old driver has led 239 laps, has an average starting position of 17.8, an average finish of 17.6, and has completed 96.5 percent (4,329 of 4,487) of the laps he's contested there.
    #42-Kyle Larson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: Crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-797 for this weekend's event in Kansas. This was last raced at Atlanta and finished fourth. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-799, which last saw on-track action at Kansas where Johnson finished ninth.
    #51-Justin Allgaier chassis not reported on race preview.
    #55-Brian Vickers: will drive primary chassis 815-finished 15th at Atlanta. Backup: 797-seventh at California, sixth at Charlotte, 26th at Kentucky & 21st at Bristol.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 Diet Mountain Dew team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-810 at Kansas . Earnhardt most recently drove this chassis to Victory Lane at both Pocono races this season. In 16 Cup starts at Kansas, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, two top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He has completed 98.2 percent of all the laps he's attempted (4,143 laps of 4,220 total) at the 1.5-mile racetrack. Earnhardt Jr. has led a total of 101 laps there.
    #99-Carl Edwards the #99 Fastenal team will unload primary chassis RK-927 which was last run in 2014 at second Michigan race, starting in the 19th spot and finishing 10th. Backup chassis RK-897 was Backup for second Dover race. Edwards is still looking for his first victory at Kansas, which he considers his home track. His career-high finish there is second in 2008 when he slapped the wall in a monster move trying to pass Jimmy Johnson for the win. Edwards has 14 Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track with an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 10.5.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)(10-2-2014)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials:

    Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4604; Right-side -- D-4586

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.70 in. (2,253 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    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 Nationwide Series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas this weekend . . . this is the same tire set-up Sprint Cup teams ran at this track in May . . . this combination came out of a Goodyear tire test at Kansas on April 14 . . . in Sprint Cup, teams have also run this right-side tire code (D-4586) twice at Michigan this season . . . in Nationwide, teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4604) at their only stop at Michigan in June . . . 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.


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