NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Hollywood Casino 400

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #31 of 36 for the 2016 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #5 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Kansas, KS

Title Sponsor: Hollywood Casino

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:31pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBC - 1:30 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBC, 2:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30am/et on FoxSports1

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    none scheduled

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, October 13
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 14
9:00AM - 7:00 PMNSCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 PM-1:25 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
5:15 PM (6:15 PM/ET) NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, October 15
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM-10:50 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
12:30 PM-1:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, October 16
7:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:15 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:45 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:15 PM (2:15 PM/ET) NSCS RACE

NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

  • Kansas Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, October 16th: (eastern time)
    1:35pm: Driver Introductions
    2:15pm: Presentation of Colors by Clinton High School JROTC from Clinton MO
    2:15pm: Invocation by R.D. Fowler, Kansas City Raceway Ministries & Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church Lincoln, NE
    2:16pm: National Anthem by Samantha Dawn, from Lake of the Ozarks MO
    2:17pm: Fly-By TOT: B2 Bomber out of Whiteman AFB
    2:22pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by Jesse Metcalfe, Actor, Model, and Star of Hallmark Channel's Chesapeake Shore's
    2:31pm: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
    Saturday, October 15, 11:00 - 11:50 am/et, TV-None

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, October 15, 1:30-2:20pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, October 14 at 6:00 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, re-air scheduled on Saturday, October 15 at 8:30pm/et on NBCSN.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • 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 - 2,721 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: Actor Jesse Metcalfe
    Command to start engines: Jesse Metcalfe
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Cole Swindell
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: KC Royals player Drew Butera
    Color Guard: Clinton High School JROTC from Clinton M
    Invocation: R.D. Fowler, Kansas City Raceway Ministries & Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church Lincoln, NE
    National Anthem: Samantha Dawn, Lake of the Ozarks MO
    Flyover: B2 Bomber, Whiteman AFB

  • May 2016: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • October 2015: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • May 2016 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, 141.909mph, started 6th

  • October 2015 Race Winner: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 135.792mph, started 14th

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

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

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

  • Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano, 24 years, 4 months, 11 days, 10/5/2014

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

  • May 2016 Pole Winner: #78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.921mph, finished 14th

  • October 2015 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.503mph, finished 9th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 10/3/2014, 197.612mph, 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: Joey Logano, 24 years, 11 months, 14 days, 5/8/2015

  • Who's Hot and Who's Not - Kansas Edition:
    HOT
    - Joey Logano: won Kansas Chase race each of last 2 seasons
    - Martin Truex Jr.: 817 laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season (409 more than any other driver)
    - Kevin Harvick: top-2 finish in 4 of last 6 Kansas races
    - Kyle Busch: 3 straight top-5 finishes at Kansas (won spring race); 0 in 1st 14 career starts at track
    - Kurt Busch: 3 straight top 10s at Kansas (4 in his 1st 17 career starts at track)
    - Chase Elliott: career-high 103 laps led last week at Charlotte (wrecked out and finished 33rd)
    NOT
    - Denny Hamlin: wrecked out of 2 of last 3 Kansas races (finished 41st and 37th in those races)
    - Kevin Harvick: finished 37th and 38th in last 2 races; 1st time with consecutive finishes outside top 35 since March 2014
    - Austin Dillon: finished outside top 25 in 2 of 3 career Chase races at Kansas
    (ESPN Stats & Info)(10-14-2016)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Kansas:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson........................ 110.4
    #20-Matt Kenseth............................ 107.4
    #4-Kevin Harvick............................ 103.4
    #16-Greg Biffle.................................. 96.8
    #78-Martin Truex Jr............................ 95.5
    #19-Carl Edwards.............................. 95.4
    #5-Kasey Kahne.............................. 91.8
    #42-Kyle Larson................................ 91.8
    #2-Brad Keselowski......................... 91.8
    #14-Tony Stewart.............................. 89.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2016 races (17 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)

  • Chase Fast Facts: Kansas Speedway:
    This is the second year in a row the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has been held at Kansas Speedway (2015 - 2016). Kansas has occupied five different positions on the Chase schedule in the past 12 seasons: from 2004 - 2005 it was the fourth race of the Chase; from 2006 - 2010 it was the third race of the Chase; in 2011 it was moved back to the fourth race in the Chase; in 2012 it was moved to the sixth race in the Chase; from 2013 - 2014 it was again moved back to the fourth race in the Chase.
    Eight tracks have hosted Chase races all 12 previous years - New Hampshire, Dover, Charlotte, Kansas, Talladega, Martinsville, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
    Eight different drivers have won the Kansas Chase races, but only two active Chase drivers have multiple wins Joey Logano (2014 and 2015) and Jimmie Johnson (2008 and 2011).
    Only once has the winner of the Kansas Speedway Chase race gone on to win the title:
    * In 2008, Jimmie Johnson won from the pole at Kansas, and went on to win his third consecutive NSCS title.
    The worst finish in a Chase race at Kansas by a driver that went on to win the title was 15th by Tony Stewart (2011).
    Last season's champion, Kyle Busch, finished fifth in the Chase race at Kansas after starting third.
    Three non-Chase drivers have won the Chase race at Kansas Speedway - Joe Nemechek (2004) he was ranked 21st in the points at the time of the win; Tony Stewart (2006) he was 11th in points at the time of the win; Greg Biffle (2007) he was 14th in the points at the time of the win.
    Eight drivers have won the pole for the Chase races at Kansas - Kasey Kahne (three), Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (two each), Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Joe Nemechek, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth (each have one).(NASCAR)

  • Kansas Pole Notes & Facts:
    Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.
    14 drivers have Coors Light poles at Kansas, led by Kevin Harvick, 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 and fall 2014).
    Four of the 21 (19%) 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 21 (23.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the front row: four from the pole and one from second-place.
    12 of the 21 (57.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    18 of the 21 (85.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-20 starting position.
    Two of the 21 (9.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20. - 21st (Tony Stewart, 2006) and 25th (Brad Keselowski, 2011).
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway is 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
    Joey Logano leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with a 10.571.
    Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
    (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Driver Notes & Facts:
    126 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas; 96 in more than one.
    Four drivers have started all 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway - Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.
    Four drivers all-time have made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career start at Kansas Speedway: Erik Jones (5/09/2015), Ryan Blaney (5/10/2014), Austin Dillon (10/09/2011) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005).
    13 different drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with three each.
    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).
    Jeff Gordon is the only driver to win at Kansas in his first appearance.
    Kyle Busch competed at Kansas Speedway 16 times before winning in the earlier this season; the longest span of any the 10 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas.
    Kyle Busch (16), 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 21.
    Brad Keselowski has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (13). Kevin Harvick has the series most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with three.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 11; followed by Jimmie Johnson with eight, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle each have seven.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 16; followed by Jeff Gordon (14), Carl Edwards (12) and Matt Kenseth (12).
    Jimmie Johnson (9.150) is the only active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with more than one start at Kansas Speedway with an average finishing position inside the top 10.
    Matt Kenseth leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 658 laps led in 21 starts. Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
    Four manufacturers have won at Kansas Speedway in the NSCS; led by Chevrolet with 10 victories, Ford with six, Toyota has three and Dodge has two.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with six: Jeff Gordon (three: 2001, 2002 and 2014) and Jimmie Johnson (three: 2008, 2011 and 2015).
    There has been two NSCS races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway: fall of 2011 (267/272) and fall of 2015 (267/269).
    Only one of the 21 races at Kansas Speedway has been shortened due to weather conditions: fall of 2007 - Completed 210 of the scheduled 267 laps.
    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.
    (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Track Notes & 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 (110.576 mph, 3:37:19).
    During the 2012 season, between the April and October events the 1.5-mile track underwent a repave adding variable banking in the corners.(NASCAR)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Kansas warnings/fines announced: NASCAR has announced penalties and warnings following the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2016.
    Greg Ives, the crew chief for #88-Alex Bowman, was fined $10,000 for lug nut(s) not properly installed after the race.
    #20-Kenseth, failed LIS three times, pre-race. written warning and loss of 15 minutes practice time.
    #19-Edwards(4), #42-Larson (4) and #78-Truex Jr. (3) Failed LIS twice, pre-race, written warning.
    Edwards & Larson also loss of pit selection at Talladega for 4th violation.
    #3-Dillon(1) and #7-Smith(1), failed template inspection twice, pre-race, written warning.
    #55-Whitt(2), failed LIS twice, pre-qualifying, written warning.
    #1-McMurray(0; penalty served in Kansas) & #78-Truex Jr.(3), failed template inspection twice, pre-qualifying, written warning.
    () -- total current warnings.
    See the Kansas Post-Event Penalty & Warning Report (pdf) for more.(10-19-2016)

  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 4th win of the season, 2nd win at Kansas and 35th career win. Harvick led 74 of the 267 laps.
    #19-Edwards finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #3-Dillon, #88-Bowman (a career best), #47-Allmendinger, pole sitter #20-Kenseth, and #5-Kahne.
    Two Chase drivers finished off the lead lap. #2-Keselowski spun off turn 4 during the race, slid down into the grass and ripped the front off the car. He finished 38th. #24-Elliott had a couple tire rubs that led to unscheduled pit stops. He finished 31st.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 8 cautions for 38 yellow flag laps.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-16-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Kansas Speedway:
    Kevin Harvick (C) won the 16th Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his 35th victory in 569 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and 23rd top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 22 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Carl Edwards (C) (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 19 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Joey Logano (C) (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Jimmie Johnson (C) leads the point standings by 8 points over Matt Kenseth (C).
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-16-2016)

  • Where the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finished at Kansas:
    (by Chase standings before the race)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 4th
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth, 9th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 5th
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 38th
    5) #41-Kurt Busch, 13th
    6) #19-Carl Edwards, 2nd
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 11th
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin, 15th
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 31st
    10) #3-Austin Dillon, 6th
    11) #22-Joey Logano, 3rd
    12) #4-Kevin Harvick, WON
    (10-16-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Round of 12:
    [after Kansas, race 31 of 36, Chase race 5 of 10]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson*, [3 wins], 3082 (won Charlotte)
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick*, [4 wins] 3074 (won Kansas)
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], +29 ahead of 9th
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], +27
    5) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], +24
    6) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], +17
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr., [4 wins] +13
    8) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], +0
    Bottom 4 drivers are currently out of the Chase:
    9) #3-Austin Dillon, -0 pts out of 8th
    10) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], -6
    11) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], -7
    12) #24-Chase Elliott, -25
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    * will advance to the Round of 8 by winning a Round of 12 race
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Kansas, race 31 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick (C2), 993
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski (C11), 985, -8
    3) #18-Kyle Busch (C4), 944, -49
    4) #22-Joey Logano (C8), 933, -60
    5) #41-Kurt Busch (C6), 914, -79
    6) #19-Carl Edwards (C5), 913, -80
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (C7), 909, -84
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin (C10), 906, -87
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson (C1), 867, -126
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth (C3), 855, -138
    11) #3-Austin Dillon (C9), 809, -184
    12) #24-Chase Elliott (C12), 807, -186
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 797, -196
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 767, -226
    15) #1-Jamie McMurray (CX), 764, - 229
    16) #42-Kyle Larson (CX), 763, -230
    17) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 686, -307
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney, 682, -311
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 680, -313
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 675, -318
    21) #10-Danica Patrick, 600, -393
    22) #16-Greg Biffle, 564, -429
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 563, -430
    24) #14-Tony Stewart (CX), 562, -431
    25) #15-Clint Bowyer, 541, -452
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (10-16-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #15-Bowyer, 26th
    Caution 2: #46-Annett, 32nd
    Caution 3: #55-Whitt, 33rd
    Caution 4: #6-Bayne, 17th
    Caution 5: #13-Mears, 23rd
    Caution 6: #95-McDowell, 22nd
    Caution 7: #5-Kahne, 10th
    Caution 8: #24-Elliott, 31st
    (10-16-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBC at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:30 pm/et; green flag approx. 2:31pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: none scheduled

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
    With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (22,42,43) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
    Pole sitter #20-Kenseth chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took pit stall 8, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #19-Edwards, who starts 3rd took the 23rd pit stall, with an opening in front of it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #24-Elliott, who starts 13th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • 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
    Pit Stop Times
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) 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 NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 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

  • Final practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #20-Kenseth 186.361
    #42-Larson 185.842
    #41-Busch 185.797
    #24-Elliott 185.752
    #18-Busch 185.535
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 28 drivers): #4-Harvick 183.740 & #14-Steart 183.490.
    slowest: #55-Whitt 175.211 & #32-Gase 174.199.
    most laps run: #41-Busch, 58, #1-McMurray & #24-Elliott, 53.
    Notes: #41-Busch blew a tire off turn 4 as practice ended. He slid into the into the infield grass.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Kansas Final Practice speeds page (pdf).(10-15-2016)

  • First Saturday 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:
    #27-Menard 184.672
    #4-Harvick 194.376
    #42-Larson 184.024
    #24-Elliott 183.955
    #20-Kenseth 183.836
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 19 drivers): #18-Busch 182.530 & #27-Menard 181.964.
    slowest:#30-Wise 173.438 & #32-Gase 172.651.
    most laps run: #11-Hamlin 38 & #41-Busch 37, #16-Biffle 37.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Kansas Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-15-2016)

  • Matt Kenseth wins Kansas pole: #20-Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with speed of 192.089mph for his 1st pole of 2016, 3rd at Kansas and 18 of his career. Kenseth has won 4 races from the pole in his career in 16 tries.
    #18-Busch will start 2nd, followed by #19-Edwardsm #78-Truex, Jr., #88-Bowman, #22-Logano, #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #31-Newman, #47-Allmendinger, #4-Harvick, and #3-Dillon.
    #18-Busch was fastest in the 2nd round with a speed of 192.130mph and will start 2nd.
    #20-Kenseth was fastest in the first round at 190.826mph. He starts from the pole.
    Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Kansas qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Kansas Starting Lineup page (pdf).(10-14-2016)

  • Where the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Kansas:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 21st
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth, POLE
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 8th
    5) #41-Kurt Busch, 15th
    6) #19-Carl Edwards, 3rd
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4th
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin, 7th
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 13th
    10) #3-Austin Dillon, 12th
    11) #22-Joey Logano, 6th
    12) #4-Kevin Harvick, 11th
    (10-14-2016)

  • Kansas Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Matt Kenseth (C) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 with a lap of 28.112 seconds, 192.089 mph.
    This is his 18th pole in 609 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and 20th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his third pole in 22 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (C) (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2016 and his ninth in 18 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Carl Edwards (C) (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 25th in 31 races this season.
    Ryan Blaney (17th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-14-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #18-Busch 192.130
    #20-Kenseth 191.198
    #4-Harvick 190.867
    #22-Logano 190.691
    #88-Bowman 190.503
    the rest of the top 12: 31 47 78 3 19 11 2;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 24 14 41 27 21 17 10 5 48 16 1 42
    (10-14-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 190.826
    #18-Busch 190.597
    #22-Logano 190.335
    #19-Edwards 189.800
    #4-Harvick 189.773
    the rest of the top 24: 41 14 78 10 48 21 2 31 27 5 11 16 3 1 47 88 17 24 42;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 6 7 83 23 13 34 15 44 95 38 43 55 46 32 98 30
    Drivers who will miss the race: None. 40 teams entered.
    (10-14-2016)

  • Friday practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over 70 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 194.595
    #41-Busch 194.119
    #19-Edwards 194.098
    #88-Bowman 1943.070
    #24-Elliott 194.056
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (only 2 drivers): #11-Hamlin 186.256 & #13-Mears 185.041.
    slowest: #98-Sorenson 179.581 & #30-Wise 178.577
    most laps run: #13-Mears, 19.
    Notes: Practice started about 20 minutes late as NASCAR had to finish drying the track from some light morning rain. Qualifying is scheduled for 6:15pm/et, with TV coverage on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Kansas Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-14-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 6:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: on Saturday, October 15 at 8:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted. 40 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #14-Stewart.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #6-Bayne.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Kansas Qualifying Order Page (pdf).

  • Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Gase, #55-Whitt*, #95-McDowell, #98-Sorenson*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Whitt, #98-Sorenson
    Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Kansas Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's 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 - Round of 12:
    [after Charlotte, race 30 of 36, Chase race 4 of 10]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [3 wins], 3045 (won Charlotte*)
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 31 ahead of 9th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], +27
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], +25
    5) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], +24
    6) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], +20
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [4 wins] +19
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], +3
    Bottom 4 drivers are currently out of the Chase:
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 3 pts out of 8th and the Chase
    10) #3-Austin Dillon, -3
    11) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], -6
    12) #4-Kevin Harvick, [3 wins] -8
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    * will advance to the Round of 8 by winning a Round of 12 race
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Charlotte Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Charlotte, race 30 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski(C4), 981
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick(C12), 949, -32
    3) #18-Kyle Busch(C3), 908, -73
    4) #22-Joey Logano(C11), 894, -87
    5) #41-Kurt Busch(C5), 885, -96
    6) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(C7), 879, -102
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin(C8), 879, -102
    8) #19-Carl Edwards(C6), 873, -109
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C1), 830, -151
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth(C2), 821, -160
    11) #24-Chase Elliott#(C9), 796, -185
    12) #3-Austin Dillon(C10), 773, -208
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 766, -215
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 760, -221
    15) #42-Kyle Larson(EC), 752, -229
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 738, -243
    17)#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 658, -323
    18)#21-Ryan Blaney#, 655, -326
    19)#47-AJ Allmendinger, 653, -328
    20)#6-Trevor Bayne, 651, -330
    21)#10-Danica Patrick, 577, -404
    22)#16-Greg Biffle, 548, -433
    23)#27-Paul Menard, 542, -439
    24)#43-Aric Almirola, 539, -442
    25)#14-Tony Stewart(EC), 537, -444
    29)#34-Chris Buescher#(EC), 442, -539
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (10-9-2016)

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  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4656; Right-side -- D-4662

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 m

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi;
    Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

  • Notes: NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Xfinity Series at Kansas this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup teams ran at Kansas earlier this season . . . Kansas is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run by Cup teams in 2016 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4662) employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outboard 10 inches of the tread (Traction Zone) features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inboard two inches of the tread (Endurance Zone) is toughened to enhance durability on that area of the tire which sees the most heat and takes the most abuse. . . 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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