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Hollywood Casino 400

Kansas Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #32 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race 6 of 10

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:48pm/et
Laps/Stages: 267 laps total. Stages end on laps: 80/160/267


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:00pm/et, NBC and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, October 18, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, October 18, 7:05-7:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Qualifying:
Saturday, October 19 at 1:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, October 18
10:00 AM-12:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-9:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
3:05 PM-3:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
6:05 PM-6:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 19
8:00 AM-2:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:35 PM (1:35 PM/ET) MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, October 20
8:30 AM-9:30 AM MENCS GARAGE ACCESS TO HAULERS ONLY
9:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:30 PM (2:30 PM) MENCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Post-race penalties
Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Drivers Points before reset
Owners Points before reset
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 5th win of 2019, 2nd win at Kansas and 36th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #1-Busch, #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #20-Jones, #14-Bowyer, #4-Harvick, and #48-Johnson.
Hamlin seemed to have the race in hand until a caution came out with 15 laps remaining because of #12-Blaney. After pit stops, Hamlin restarted as the leader with 9 laps to go.
With 3 laps remaining, Elliott had moved to 2nd, but the caution came out for an accident between #36-Tifft and #43-Wallace.
Under the first attempt at Overtime, an accident involving #41-Suarez and pole sitter #8-Hemric brought the caution out just before the white flag.
The second attempt at Overtime was clean. Elliott moved to second while Hamlin held on for the win.
Drivers advancing to the Playoffs Round of 8: #11-Denny Hamlin, #42-Kyle Larson, #12-Ryan Blaney, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #18-Kyle Busch, #4-Kevin Harvick, #22-Joey Logano, #9-Chase Elliott
Drivers eliminated from the Playoffs: #2-Brad Keselowski, #24-William Byron, #88-Alex Bowman, and #14-Clint Bowyer.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 15 lead changes among 12X drivers and 7 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 136.491mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Kansas:
#11-Denny Hamlin, 1st
#9-Chase Elliott, 2nd
#18-Kyle Busch, 3rd
#24-William Byron, 5th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 6th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 8th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 9th
#88-Alex Bowman, 11th
#42-Kyle Larson, 14th
#22-Joey Logano, 17th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 19th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 21st

Race Fast Facts – Kansas
Denny Hamlin (P) won the 19th Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his 36th victory in 502 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 23 races at Kansas Speedway.
Chase Elliott (P) (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
Kyle Busch (P) (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas Speedway.
Ryan Preece (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-20-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas (after points reset):
[Race 3 of 3 in the Round of 12, Race 6 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #18-Kyle Busch 4046
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 4042
3) #11-Denny Hamlin 4037
4) #22-Joey Logano 4030
outside the top 4
5) #4-Kevin Harvick 4028
6) #9-Chase Elliott 4024
7) #42-Kyle Larson 4011
8) #12-Ryan Blaney 4009
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas (before points reset):
[Race 3 of 3 in the Round of 12, Race 6 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #11-Denny Hamlin 3167 [1 win in Round of 12]
2) #42-Kyle Larson 3092 [1 win in Round of 12]
3) #12-Ryan Blaney 3085 [1 win in Round of 12]
4) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 3152, +51
5) #18-Kyle Busch 3140, +39
6) #4-Kevin Harvick 3127, +36
7) #22-Joey Logano 3110, +9
8) #9-Chase Elliott 3104, +3
eliminated from the Playoffs
9) #2-Brad Keselowski 3101, -3
10) #24-William Byron 3088, -16
11) #88-Alex Bowman 3084, -20
12) #14-Clint Bowyer 3083, -21
See the Drivers Points Standings before the reset and Owners Points Standings before reset.

Cars to the rear: #51-Yeley (unapproved adjustments)

Kansas paint schemes

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #8-Hemric chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #38-Ragan took the 38th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#12-Blaney, starts 3rd and chose the 8th stall, with an opening in front of it.
The 41st, and final, stall was taken by #2-Keselowski. He starts 4th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(10-19-2019)

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Daniel Hemric streaks to first career NASCAR Cup pole at Kansas: Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. In Saturday’s time trials for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 elimination race, Hemric covered the 1.5-mile distance in 30.329 seconds (178.047 mph) to earn the top starting spot, not to mention his first career Busch Pole Award, by .035 seconds over second-place David Ragan (177.842 mph).[More](10-19-2019)

#8-Daniel Hemric won the Busch pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 178.047mph for his 1st career pole.
#38-Ragan will start 2nd followed by #12-Blaney, #2-Keselowski, #42-Larson, #34-McDowell, #6-Newman, #41-Suarez, #3-Dillon, and #43-Wallace
#4-Harvick failed inspection 3 times and was not allowed to qualify. He will start 40th.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(10-19-2019)

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers will start at Kansas:
#12-Ryan Blaney, 3rd
#2-Brad Keselowski, 4th
#42-Kyle Larson, 5th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 11th
#9-Chase Elliott, 14th
#88-Alex Bowman, 16th
#18-Kyle Busch, 18th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 21st
#11-Denny Hamlin, 23rd
#24-William Byron, 25th
#22-Joey Logano, 29th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 40th

Qualifying procedures

Kansas Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Daniel Hemric # won the Pole Award for the 19th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 with a lap of 30.329 seconds, 178.047 mph.
This is his first pole in 34 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. He joins Jason Leffler (2001) and Ryan Blaney (2017) as the third driver to win his first series pole at Kansas.
This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
David Ragan (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2019 and his second in 22 races at Kansas Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (P) (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 15th in 32 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(10-19-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#8-Hemric 177.830
#4-Harvick 177.096
#1-Busch 177.072
#2-Keselowski 176.893
#12-Blaney 172.725
Slowest: #77-Hill 162.582 & #66-Gase 162.465mph.
Most laps run: #41-Suarez, 63 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of XX drivers):
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(10-18-2019)

First practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#2-Keselowski 176.499
#10-Almirola 176.390
#41-Suarez 176.332
#11-Hamlin 175.999
#12-Blaney 175.450
Slowest: #77-Hill 163.458 & #66-Gase 162.607
Most laps run: #42-Larson, 39 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 9 drivers): #42-larson 173.931mph
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(10-18-2019)

Inspection at Kansas: Cars will be impounded after qualifying at Kansas on Saturday. The starting lineup is official at the conclusion of qualifying.

Kansas rules package is 550hp with aero ducts.

Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: the #27 as TBA, #51-JJ Yeley, #52-Austin Theriault, #53-Josh Bilicki, #77-Reed Sorenson, #96-Parker Kligerman.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).
UPDATE: Sorenson will be in the #27, Smithley will replace Theriault in the #52, Timmy Hill will be in the #77.


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Sunday Kansas Notebook

Saturday Kansas Notebook

Friday Kansas Notebook

Weekend Preview: Kansas Speedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Hollywood Casino 400

May 2019: see the Kansas Race Info page
October 2018: see the Kansas Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Jensen Ackles
Command to start engines: Jensen Ackles
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: Whiteman Air Force Base Color Guard
Invocation: Lt. Col. Randy Croft
National Anthem: Tech. Sgt. Eric Roosevelt
Flyover: B2 Bomber, 110th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB


WEATHER

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National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
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Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Posted when available.