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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Kansas Race Page

AdventHealth 400
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Kansas Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Kurt Busch charges to dramatic NASCAR Cup win at Kansas: In an event fraught with pit road mistakes and mechanical issues, Kurt Busch ran an impeccable race. In an intensely competitive run to the finish of Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, Busch nosed past leader Kyle Larson at the finish line on Lap 259 of 267 and completed the pass two corners later off Turn 2, as Larson scraped the outside wall.[Read More](5-15-2022)

#45-Kurt Busch won the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st at Kansas Speedway and 34th career win.
#5-Larson finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin, pole winner #20-Bell, #19-Truex, Jr., #1-Chastain, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #48-Bowman, and #23-Wallace.
Busch lead the most laps on the day – 116 – and took the lead from Larson with 8 laps remaining.  He pulled away for a 1.4 second margin of victory.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch. Stage 2 was won by #45-Busch.
There were 18 lead changes among 10 drivers and 8 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 124.476mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Kansas Speedway:
Kurt Busch won the 3rd Annual AdventHealth 400, his 34th victory in 769 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and 14th top-10 finish in 33 races at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2022.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 29 races at Kansas Speedway.
Austin Cindric (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 52 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kansas Speedway:
Race 13 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 415
2) #1-Ross Chastain [2 wins], 407
3) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 475
4) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 417
5) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 396
6) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 386
7) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 376
8) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 300
9) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 291
10) #45-Kurt Busch [1 win], 283
11) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 267
12) #12-Ryan Blaney, 423
13) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 400
14) #20-Christopher Bell, 359
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 335
16) #10-Aric Almirola, 322
Below the Playoff cutoff:
17) #3-Austin Dillon, 311
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 300
19) #43-Erik Jones, 290
20) #99-Daniel Suarez, 273
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #11-Hamlin (unapproved adjustments), #17-Buescher (backup car), #22-Logano (backup car), #38-Gilliland (unapproved adjustments), #47-Stenhouse, Jr. (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #20-Bell chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #8-Reddick took the 5th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Kansas Speedway Pit Stall page.

#20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with speed of 179.575mph for his 3rd pole of the year, 1st at Kansas Speedway and 3rd of his career.
#8-Reddick will start second followed by #5-Larson, #2-Cindric, #45-Busch, #18-Busch, #10-Almirola , #48-Bowman, #19-Truex, Jr., and #12-Blaney.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the AdventHealth 400 Starting Lineup.

Kansas Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 3rd Annual AdventHealth 400 with a lap of 30.071 seconds, 179.575 mph.
This is his third pole in 85 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and ninth top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in five races at Kansas Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2022 and his first in six races at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Larson (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his ninth in 13 races this season.
Austin Cindric (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over. The top-five, slowest and notes:
#45-Busch 175.564
#18-Busch 175.416
#8-Reddick 175.069
#1-Chastain 175.041
#20-Bell 175.023
Slowest: #77-Bilicki  166.852mph
Most laps run: 24 laps by #10-Almirola, #43-Jones, and #9-Elliott.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 11 drivers): #20-Bell 173.630mph
Notes – It was an eventful session:
In Group A: #17-Buscher wrecked after blowing a tire.  #51-Ware spun but did not hit anything. #11-Hamlin and #12-Blaney suffered flat tires.
In Group B, #47-Stenhouse, Jr cut a tire going into turn 3 and made contact with the wall. #22-Logano spun with a tire down and hit the wall.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the AdventHealth 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, with 36 teams/drivers listed.
Some of the drivers entered include #15-JJ Yeley, #16-Noah Gragson, #77-Cassill.
Since 36 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the AdventHealth 400 Entry List page.

Goodyear Tire Notes

TandemDraft Next Gen Form Stats – Kansas

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats – Kansas

Weekend on-track schedule

Times are Central Daylight Time

Friday, May 13
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, May 14
8:00 AM-11:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
11:00 AM-6:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM-3:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
4:00 PM-4:35 PM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
4:35 PM-6:00 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, May 15
11:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:20 PM-1:30 PM NCS RED CARPET WALK (ALL DRIVERS)
1:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/16/267)
6:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT