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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Kansas Race Page

Super Start Batteries 400
Thursday, July 23, 2020
(Rescheduled from Sunday, May 31, 2020)
Kansas Speedway
7:30pm/et
Laps: 267 - Stages: 80/160/267
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Times listed are Central Daylight Time

Wednesday, July 22
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
1:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)

Thursday, July 23
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:30 AM-6:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
4:30 PM-5:30 PM NCS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (GARAGE AREA)
6:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
6:30 PM (7:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
10:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Denny Hamlin outduels former NASCAR Cup champions for dramatic Kansas victory: In what could be a sneak preview of the Championship 4 race later this year, Denny Hamlin outdueled Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. to win the Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Thursday night at Kansas Speedway. After a wild restart on Lap 246, Hamlin passed Harvick for the lead on Lap 255 of 267 and held off a late charge from Keselowski to score his NASCAR Cup Series-best fifth victory of the season, his third at Kansas and the 42nd of his career.[Read More](7-23-2020)

Kansas Paint Schemes

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 5th win of the year, 3rd at Kansas, and 42nd career win.
#2-Keselowski finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., pole sitter #4-Harvick, #20-Jones, #10-Almirola, #41-Custer, #88-Bowman, #1-Busch, and #24-Byron.
Hamlin took the lead from Harvick with 12 laps remaining and held off a late charge by Keselowski to get the win by a half second.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch. Stage 2 was won by #2-Keselowski.
There were 22 lead changes among 9 drivers and 11 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
There was a red flag for track clean up on lap 183 after an accident involving #37-Preece, #95-Bell, #6-Newman, and #17-Buescher.
The average speed of the race was: 121.835mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Kansas:
Denny Hamlin won the 10th Annual Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, his 42nd victory in 525 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2020. It is also the fourth time in his career he has won five or more races in a season (2010, 2012, 2019, 2020).
This is his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas Speedway – his third victory ties Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick for series-most wins at Kansas.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 21 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2020.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas Speedway.
Cole Custer (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Joe Gibbs Racing’s sixth victory at Kansas Speedway.
(NASCAR)(7-23-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas (race 19):
(7 races remaining until the Playoffs begin)
1) #11-Denny Hamlin [5 wins], 634
2) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 763 [pts leader]
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 666
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 609
5) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 663
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 630
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 602
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 539
9) #3-Austin Dillon [1 win], 438
10) #41-Cole Custer [1 win], 352
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 576, -187
12) #18-Kyle Busch, 562, -201
13) #1-Kurt Busch, 561, -202
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 484, -279
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 477, -286
16) #24-William Byron, 452, -311
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #8-Tyler Reddick, 442, -321
18) #20-Erik Jones, 440, -323
19) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 434, -329
20) #43-Bubba Wallace, 352, -411
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #53-Bilicki (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
Selections were made based on the results of Sunday’s race at Texas.
Texas winner #3-Dillon chose pit stall 1.
Texas runner-up #8-Reddick took the 14th stall.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(7-22-2020)

#4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
#22-Logano will start second, followed by #10-Almirola, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, Jr., #88-Bowman, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #1-Busch and #11-Hamlin.
The lineup was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete Super Start Batteries 400 Starting Lineup.(7-22-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Sorenson, #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Bilicki, #77-Smithley, #78-McLeod.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones
Command: Chris Jones
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Father Brian Schieber
National Anthem: Raelynn
Flyover: A-10 Warthogs, 303rd Fighter Squadron, Whiteman AFB

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