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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Kansas Race Page

Hollywood Casino 400
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Kansas Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Larson continues NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs domination with third straight win at Kansas: Kyle Larson did the heavy-lifting on Sunday, leading nine different times for a race-high 130 laps, ultimately crossing the finish line a hefty 3.619-seconds ahead of the field to earn a NASCAR Cup Series-best ninth win of the season (15th of his career) in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. It is the third consecutive race win for the 29-year old Californian and the second time this season he’s won three in a row. The last time a driver won three straight races twice in a season was 1987 when the late, seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt accomplished the feat.[Read More](10-24-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 9th  win of the year, 1st win at Kansas and 15th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #1-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #20-Bell, #22-Logano, and #3-Dillon
Larson started from the pole and led 130 of the 267 laps, pulling away for a margin of victory of more than 3 seconds.
Several Playoff drivers had trouble during the race:
#2-Keselowski had a flat tire early and lost a couple laps.  He could only get back to 17th at the finish.
#18-Busch had to flat tires and made contact with the outside wall.  He finished 28th, 6 laps down.
#12-Blaney wrecked  with 44 laps remaining.  He could not continue and finished 37th.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #24-Byron.
There were 23 lead changes among 8 drivers and 7 cautions for 33 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 130.728mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Kansas:
Kyle Larson (P) won the 21st Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his 15th victory in 258 Cup Series races.
This is his ninth victory and 25th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
Chase Elliott (P) (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 13 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2021.
Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 33 races at Kansas Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (19th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson (P) leads the point standings by 74 points over Chase Elliott (P).
(NASCAR)(10-24-2021)

Where the 2021 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Kansas:
#5-Kyle Larson, 1st
#9-Chase Elliott, 2nd
#11-Denny Hamlin, 5th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 7th
#22-Joey Logano, 9th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 17th
#18-Kyle Busch, 28th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 37th

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas:
(Race 34 of 36 in the season; Race 2 of 3 in the Round of 8)
1) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins in Round of 8; locked into Championship race], 4181
2) #9-Chase Elliott, 4107, +34
3) #11-Denny Hamlin 4105, +32
4) #18-Kyle Busch, 4074, +1 ahead of 5th place
Below the cutoff for the Championship Race
5) #12-Ryan Blaney, 4073, -1 behind 4th place
6) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 4071, -3
7) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4068, -6
8) #22-Joey Logano, 4048, -26
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #00-Houff (multiple inspection failures), #6-Newman (multiple inspection failures), #14-Briscoe (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #5-Larson chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #12-Blaney took the 8th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(10-20-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson will start from the pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
#12-Blaney will start second, followed by #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #9-Elliott, #11-Hamlin, #19-Truex, Jr., #22-Logano, #24-Byron, and #20-Bell.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting order on the Hollywood Casino 400 Starting Lineup page.(10-20-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #13-Starr, #15-Ellis, #53-Gase, #66-Finchum, #96-Kligerman.
See the full entry list on the Hollywood Casino 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying at Kansas.

2021 Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, October 23
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
7:30 PM-9:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)

Sunday, October 24
7:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
12:30 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
1:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
1:45 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT