It’s race day at Kansas Speedway, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400, the sixth of 10 playoff races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
START TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. local). GREEN FLAG: 2:48 p.m. ET (1:48 p.m. local).
Actor Jensen Ackles from the CWs "Supernatural" will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:37 p.m. ET (1:37 p.m. local).
TV: NBC. Pre-race broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local).
RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider's credentials, you can watch at stream.nbcsports.com.
RACE DISTANCE: 267 laps around the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for a total of 400.5 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 80, Stage 2: 80, Stage 3: 107.
Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick (4) and Clint Bowyer (14) race each other during the spring race at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)
STANDINGS (heading into sixth playoff race; bold=clinched berth in next round with win): 1. Kyle Larson, 2. Ryan Blaney, 3. Denny Hamlin, 4. Martin Truex Jr., 5. Kyle Busch, 6. Kevin Harvick, 7. Brad Keselowski, 8. Joey Logano, 9. Alex Bowman, 10. Chase Elliott. 11. Clint Bowyer, 12. William Byron.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Technical sergeant Eric Roosevelt of the 509th Bomb Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri will perform the anthem at 2:31 p.m. ET (1:31 p.m. local) followed by a flyover by a B2 Bomber from the 110th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB.
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WEATHER: Pleasant. The Weather Channel is calling for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 60s, with just a 5% chance of rain.
LAST TIME: Brad Keselowski won the May race in overtime under the lights after passing Alex Bowman on lap 260 and retaining the lead on a restart, winning by 0.205 seconds. And one year ago in the playoff race, Chase Elliott won his second race of the Round of 12, leading 44 laps and holding off Kyle Busch by 0.903 seconds.
LINEUP: Daniel Hemric, who will lose his ride at Richard Childress Racing at the end of the season, won the pole after edging veteran David Ragan, who will retire from full-time racing at the end of the year, during Saturday's qualifying.
Here is the lineup for the Hollywood Casino 400 (car number in parentheses):
1. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet
2. (38) David Ragan, Ford
3. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
6. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
7. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford
8. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford
9. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
10. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet
11. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
13. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
14. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
15. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
16. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
17. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford
18. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
19. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford
20. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota
21. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford
22. (21) Paul Menard, Ford
23. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
24. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
25. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
26. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet
27. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota
28. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet
29. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
30. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet
31. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford
32. (96) Parker Kligerman, Toyota
33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
34. (27) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet
35. (52) Garrett Smithley, Ford
36. (51) JJ Yeley, Ford
37. (53) Josh Bilicki, Ford
38. (77) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet
39. (66) Joey Gase, Toyota
40. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
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