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Kansas Race Information.



Entry List for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points).
Some of the drivers entered include: #00-Cope*, #15-Sorenson, #23-LaJoie, #51-TBA*, #55-Gaulding*, #66-Long*, #83-Moffitt*
Drivers who currently to not drive for a team with a Charter and need to race into the field: #00-Cope, #51-TBA, #55-Gaulding, #66-Long, #83-Moffit.
Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #00-Cope

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega, race 31 of 36 for the season, 5 of 10 in Playoffs, 2 of 3 in Round of 12]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3120
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (1 win) (A), 3101 -19
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 3096 -24
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3089 -31
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3088 -32
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3087 -33
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3076 -44
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3074 -46
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 3067 -53 (7 points behind 8th)
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3066 -54 (-8)
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3052 -68 (-22)
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3045 -75 (-29)
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

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Talladega Race Information.



Keselowski won the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway for his 3rd win of 2017, 5th win at Talladega and 24th career win. It was his 300th career start. He passed #31-Newman on the final lap to take the win that was riddled with wrecks over the final 20 laps.
Keselowski is now locked into the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 8, along with Truex, Jr.
#31-Newman held on to finish 2nd followed by #6-Bayne, #22-Logano, #43-Almirola, #11-Hamlin, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #5-Kahne, #83-Gaulding (a career best), and #38-Ragan. The "big one" happened with 17 laps to go and invovled 16 cars: #4-Harvick, #38-Ragan, #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #78-Truex, #3-Dillon, #95-McDowell, #20-Kenseth, #10-Patrick, #13-Dillon, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #32-DiBenedetto, #75-Gaughan, #34-Cassill, #17-Stenhouse and #41-Busch. The race had to be red flagged for track cleanup.
There was also a wreck with 11 laps to go involving #4-Harvick, #21-Blaney, #22-Logano, and #75-Gaughan that also required a red flag for track cleanup.
Another wreck with 6 to go caught #19-Suarez, #24-Elliott, and #36-Buescher. A 3rd red flag was needed.
Playoff drivers who did not make it to the end of the race because of accidents included #1-McMurray, #4-Harvick, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #18-Busch, #21-Blaney, #24-Elliott, #48-Johnson, #78-Truex, Jr.
#2-Keselowski won stage 1 and won the race.
#21-Blaney won stage 2 but was caught in a late accident and finished 18th.
#78-Truex Jr. leads the driver points by 19 over #2-Keselowski.
There were 30 lead changes among 16 drivers and 11 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 131.677mph.

2017 MENCS Playoff drivers' finishing positions at Talladega
[by standings before the race (started)]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 23rd (21) Accident
2) #42-Kyle Larson, 13th (12)
3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 20th (22) Accident
4) #24-Chase Elliott, 16th (2) Accident
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 6th (15)
6) #18-Kyle Busch, 27th (16) Accident
7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 24th (8) Accident
8) #1-Jamie McMurray, 37th (17) Accident
9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 14th (19)
10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 1st (6)
11) #21-Ryan Blaney, 18th (9) Accident
12) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26th (5) Accident

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega, race 31 of 36 for the season, 5 of 10 in Playoffs, 2 of 3 in Round of 12]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3120
2) #2-Brad Keselowski (1 win) (A), 3101 -19
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 3096 -24
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3089 -31
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3088 -32
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3087 -33
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3076 -44
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3074 -46
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 3067 -53 (7 points behind 8th)
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3066 -54 (-8)
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3052 -68 (-22)
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3045 -75 (-29)
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Charlotte, race 30 of 36, 4 of 10 in Playoffs]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) (A), 3106
2) #42-Kyle Larson, 3072 -34
3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3069 -37
4) #24-Chase Elliott, 3059 -47
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3056 -50
6) #18-Kyle Busch, 3055 -51
7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3051 -55
8) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3044 -62
These drivers would not advance to Round 3
9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3043 -63
10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3042 -64
11) #21-Ryan Blaney, 3039 -67
12) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 3034 -72
(A) automatically advances to the next round of the playoffs with a win

Furniture Row Racing confirmed Wednesday that it will not field the #77 Toyota next season due to a lack of sponsorship: "As Furniture Row Racing looks ahead to the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, the Denver, Colo. based team is not planning to field the No. 77 Toyota as a second car entry. It is our organization's goal to operate a two-car team in the future and we will continue to seek sponsorship funding for the No. 77. Our 100 percent focus for next season will be on the No 78 Toyota Camry, which will be driven by Martin Truex Jr."

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