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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Kansas Race Page

Buschy McBusch Race 400
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Kansas Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Information

Kyle Busch gets birthday present with a win at Kansas: Perhaps it was birthday fate. When the name of the race is the Buschy McBusch Race 400, your name is Kyle Busch and it’s your 36th birthday – you have to figure there’s some serious racing juju in your favor. And Busch took advantage of it. Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota took the lead on a restart with two laps remaining and held off the field by .336-seconds Sunday at Kansas Speedway to give him his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season – 58th of his career – and his new crew chief Ben Beshore the first win of his career.[Read More](5-2-2021)

#18-Kyle Busch won the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 2nd win at Kansas and 58th career win.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by pole sitter #2-Keselowski, #21-DiBenedetto, #9-Elliott, #19-Truex, Jr., #8-Reddick, #17-Buescher, #24-Byron and #3-Dillon.
Busch won for the second time on his birthday (the first was Richmond in May 2009).  He joins Cale Yarborough as the only Cup driver to have won more than once on their birthday.
He took the lead on a restart with 10 laps to go and maintained the lead through a late caution.
#5-Larson dominated much of the race, leading 132 laps, but lost the lead late, then made contact with #12-Blaney on the final restart and fell back to a 19th place finish.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch. Stage 2 was won by #5-Larson.
There were 18 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 36 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 129.647mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Kansas:
Kyle Busch won the 2nd Annual Buschy McBusch Race 400, his 58th victory in 581 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 27 races at Kansas Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 31 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2021.
Brad Keselowski (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 23 races at Kansas Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (20th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch (Kansas, 5/2/2021; Richmond, 5/2/2009) joins NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough (Atlanta, 3/27/1988; North Wilkesboro, 3/27/1977) as the second Cup driver to win multiple times on their birthday.
(NASCAR)(5-2-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas:
(race 11 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [2 wins], 394
2) #24-William Byron [1 win], 385
3) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 373
4) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 370
5) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 366
6) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 337
7) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 330
8) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 292
9) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 268
10) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 260
11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 481 [point leader]
12) #9-Chase Elliott, 349
13) #4-Kevin Harvick, 348
14) #3-Austin Dillon, 295
15) #17-Chris Buescher, 258
16) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 250
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #1-Kurt Busch, 238
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 232
19) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 232
20) #6-Ryan Newman, 219
See the Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #38-Alfredo (unapproved adjustments), #42- Chastain (two inspection failures), #43-Jones (two inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 8th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(4-28-2021)

#2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
#24-Byron will start second, followed by #34-McDowell, #4-Harvick, #21-DiBenedetto, #3-Dillon, #12-Blaney, #20-Bell, #18-Busch, and #41-Custer.
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 Buschy McBusch Race 400 Starting Lineup page.(4-28-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Gase, #33-Cindric, #53-Smithley, #55-Mills, #77-Haley.
See the full entry list on the Buschy McBusch Race 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying at Kansas.

2021 Cup Series: Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, May 1
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
4:00 PM-6:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Sunday, May 2
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
7:00 AM-1:00 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
7:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
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)
5:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT