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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Kansas Race Page

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - Kansas Speedway
2:30pm/et
Laps: 267 - Stages: 80/160/267
TV: NBC -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race #7 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

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Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, October 17
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
8:00 PM-10:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD

Sunday, October 18
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7:00 AM-12:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
7:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:10 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
1:15 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
1:30 PM(2:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
5:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Joey Logano locks into the Championship 4 with Kansas Playoff win: Joey Logano held off Kevin Harvick by a scant .312-seconds in a high speed duel to the checkered flag to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Playoff race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday and earn the first position in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 that will vie for the season title Nov. 8 at Phoenix Raceway. Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford beat Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford off pit lane and then successfully held off the 2020 regular season champion for the final 45 thrilling laps – the two former series champions putting on a masterclass in pursuit and defense.[Read More](10-18-2020)

#22-Joey Logano won the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 3rd at Kansas, and 26th career win.
The win locks him into the Championship race at Phoenix.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #88-Bowman, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, pole sitter #9-Elliott, #12-Blaney, #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., and #95-Bell.
Logano took the lead on the final pit stops with 45 laps remaining and held off a hard charging Harvick for the remainder of the race.
A couple playoff drivers had issues:
#11-Hamlin led 58 laps on the day, but hit the wall with just under 100 laps remaining and had to pit under green. He fell as low as 29th but was able to work his way back to 15th.
#1-Busch lost an engine with 70 laps remaining. He finished 38th.
Stage 1 was won by #9-Elliott. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 17 lead changes among 11 drivers and 6 cautions for 31 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 138.329mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2020 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Kansas:
#22-Joey Logano, 1st
#4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
#88-Alex Bowman, 3rd
#2-Brad Keselowski, 4th
#9-Chase Elliott, 6th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 9th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 15th
#1-Kurt Busch, 38th

Race Fast Facts – Kansas:
Joey Logano (P) won the 20th Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his 26th victory in 433 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (P) (second) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 31 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 26th top-10 finish in 2020.
Alex Bowman (P) (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.
Christopher Bell (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
With the win today, Joey Logano has clinched a spot in the Championship 4 round for the fourth time in his career (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020).
(NASCAR)(10-18-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas (race 33):
3 races remaining in the season, 2 races left in the Round of 8

Pos Driver
Points
Ahead of 5th
1) #22-Joey Logano
4064
WIN
2) #4-Kevin Harvick
4115
+41
3) #11-Denny Hamlin
4094
+20
4) #2-Brad Keselowski
4082
+8
Bottom 4 eliminated after Martinsville
Behind 4th
5) #9-Chase Elliott
4074
-8
6) #88-Alex Bowman
4055
-27
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
4051
-31
8) #1-Kurt Busch
4009
-73
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #19-Truex, Jr (multiple inspection failures), #53-Davison (multiple inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the starting lineup process.
Pole sitter #9-Elliott chose pit stall 1.
2nd place starter #22-Logano took the 38th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(10-14-2020)

#9-Chase Elliott will start from the pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
#22-Logano will start second, followed by #1-Busch, #4-Harvick, #19-Truex, Jr., #88-Bowman, #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #12-Blaney, and #24-Byron.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Hollywood Casino 400 Starting Lineup.(10-14-2020)

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Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include:#7-Bilicki, #15-Poole, #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Davison, #77-Sorenson.
UPDATE: 40 teams are now entered with the addition of #49-Finchum.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Rules package: Teams will run the 550 hp package with aero ducts.

Fans: Kansas will allow a limited number of fans (up to 10,000) for the Cup race.

Race Officials

Grand Marshal:
Command: Lt General James Rainey, Combined Arms Center
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
Invocation: Father Daniel Weger, St. Michael the Archangel
National Anthem: US Army Specialist Reanna Lloyd
Flyover: 4 T-38s, Whiteman Air Force Base

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