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No. 21 Car Ruled Too Low

NASCAR officials announced that the Richard Childress Racing No. 21 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric to a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Xfinity Series event at Kansas Speedway was found to be too low in a post-race inspection. The No. 21 car did not pass the minimum height requirement in the left-front. Officials said any penalties would be announced next week, but such an infraction would fall under the L1-level guidelines with a 10-point penalty in the driver and owner standings and a $10,000 fine. RELATED: Race Results | Nemechek Breaks Through Hemric finished 5.200 seconds behind first-time race winner John Hunter Nemechek in the Kansas Lottery 300. He emerged as the series’ leader by nine points over Elliott Sadler after the opening race in the Round of 8. Additionally, the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Chevrolet team was found to have one lug nut not secured in a post-race check. The guidelines for such a penalty would result in a fine for the crew chief Randall Burnett. M..

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Kansas Storylines

Starting Lineup | Pit Stall Assignments Stories to following during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, which can be heard live on the Motor Racing Network starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. Elimination Sunday Four drivers will be out of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs after Sunday’s race. The bottom four heading into the last race of the round are Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman. Keselowski, who has been in similar back against the wall situations in the past, is 18 points behind Martin Truex Jr. for the final transfer spot. Playoff Standings | Kansas Race Winners Longshot Larson Larson’s plight has gotten progressively more challenging as the week goes on. He was already 26 points out of the final transfer spot after last week’s race in Talladega. Then a 10-point penalty for using illegal metal tabs to repair his car after a Talladega accident was assessed. The Chip Ganassi Racing team lost both appeals of the penalty and then to add t..

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Kansas Lottery 300 Results

Fin St Car Driver Make Laps Status Laps Led Points 1 13 42 John Hunter Nemechek Chevrolet 200 Running 64 59 2 1 21 Daniel Hemric Chevrolet 200 Running 128 54 3 11 1 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 200 Running 2 47 4 8 3 Shane Lee Chevrolet 200 Running 0 45 5 6 9 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet 200 Running 2 45 6 9 2 Matt Tifft Chevrolet 200 Running 2 41 7 16 16 Ryan Reed Ford 200 Running 0 36 8 18 60 Ty Majeski Ford 200 Running 0 33 9 19 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 199 Running 0 30 10 40 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 199 Running 0 27 11 14 11 Ryan Truex Chevrolet 198 Running 0 29 12 27 36 Alex Labbe Chevrolet 197 Running 0 25 13 23 0 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 196 Running 0 25 14 31 15 Quin Houff Chevrolet 196 Running 0 23 15 20 35 Joey Gase Chevrolet 195 Running 0 22 16 33 40 Chad Finchum Toyota 195 Running 0 21 17 34 52 David Starr Chevrolet 194 Running 0 20 18 32 8 Jairo Avila Jr. Chevrolet 193 Running 0 19 19 35 76 Spencer Boyd Chevrolet 192 Running 0 18 20 37 45 Josh Bilicki Toyota 191 Running 0 17 21..

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First Xfinity Win for Nemechek

Race Results | Playoff Standings John Hunter Nemechek scored his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Nemechek wrestled the lead away from Daniel Hemric with 30 laps to go and stayed in front the rest of the way to score the win in his 15th career series start. He led a total of 64 laps and rebounded from a pair of pit road miscues for the win. “When that caution came I knew we had a chance,” Nemechek said of being able to get a chance to race Hemric for the lead on the restart. “Luckily Daniel and I raced each other hard and clean all day. We got the track position and this thing was unreal to the end.” The win came 14 years after Nemecheck’s father Joe was victorious at Kansas Speedway. “It means a lot, especially at Kansas,” Nemechek said. “(In) 2004, I forget how old I was. But dad swept the weekend in the Xfinity Series and the Cup Series. It’s pretty special.” Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Shane Lee and Tyler Reddick rounded ..

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Xfinity Playoff Drivers Wreck Early

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series Round of 8 atop the standings, but a major multi-car wreck on the opening lap of Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway changed the playoff picture in an instant. Allgaier’s JR Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet broke loose in Turn 2 shortly after the green flag, making contact with Bell’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The melee collected several other cars, including fellow postseason contenders Austin Cindric and Cole Custer. NASCAR.com: Race leaderboard Allgaier, Bell and Cindric were among those taking their cars to the garage, ending the day for all three championship hopefuls. Custer lost several laps due to a power steering issue that came from the wreck. Michael Annett, Chase Briscoe, Ross Chastain, Spencer Gallagher and Ryan Truex were also caught up in the incident. Allgaier and Bell chatted briefly after media interviews outside the care center as they downloaded about the inci..

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Kansas MENCS Final Practice Speeds

Pos Car Driver Make Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next 1 41 Kurt Busch (P) Ford 28.997 186.226 2 44 —.— —.— 2 20 Erik Jones Toyota 29.016 186.104 1 36 -0.019 -0.019 3 10 Aric Almirola (P) Ford 29.057 185.842 2 49 -0.060 -0.041 4 18 Kyle Busch (P) Toyota 29.115 185.471 2 55 -0.118 -0.058 5 21 Paul Menard Ford 29.119 185.446 2 50 -0.122 -0.004 6 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Ford 29.135 185.344 1 42 -0.138 -0.016 7 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Ford 29.175 185.090 3 51 -0.178 -0.040 8 14 Clint Bowyer (P) Ford 29.193 184.976 1 44 -0.196 -0.018 9 88 Alex Bowman (P) Chevrolet 29.202 184.919 2 55 -0.205 -0.009 10 78 Martin Truex Jr. (P) Toyota 29.206 184.894 1 50 -0.209 -0.004 11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.209 184.875 1 33 -0.212 -0.003 12 22 Joey Logano (P) Ford 29.216 184.830 1 67 -0.219 -0.007 13 9 Chase Elliott (P) Chevrolet 29.249 184.622 2 32 -0.252 -0.033 14 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.267 184.508 2 48 -0.270 -0.018 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.280 184.426 3 48 -0.283 -0.013 16 4 Kevin Harvic..

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Kansas Pit Stall Assignments

Starting Lineup Pit stall assignments for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Click to Enlarge The post Kansas Pit Stall Assignments appeared first on MRN - Motor Racing Network.

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Kansas Lottery 300 Lineup

Pos Car Driver Sponsor/Make 1 21 Daniel Hemric (P) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 2 20 Christopher Bell # (P) Rheem Toyota 3 7 Justin Allgaier (P) BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 4 22 Austin Cindric # (P) Menards/Richmond Ford 5 19 Brandon Jones Game Plan For Life Toyota 6 9 Tyler Reddick # (P) BurgerFi Chevrolet 7 18 Ryan Preece Craftsman Toyota 8 3 Shane Lee Childress Vineyards Chevrolet 9 2 Matt Tifft (P) American Ethanol e 15/ Sorghum Chevrolet 10 00 Cole Custer (P) Haas Automation Ford 11 1 Elliott Sadler (P) Textron Off Road Wildcat XX Chevrolet 12 98 Chase Briscoe Nutri Chomps Ford 13 42 John Hunter Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 14 11 Ryan Truex LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 15 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 16 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford 17 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Chevrolet 18 60 Ty Majeski Ford Ford 19 39 Ryan Sieg Frank Foster ‘Til I’m Gone Chevrolet 20 35 Joey Gase Absarokatuff.com Chevrolet 21 37 J..

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Kansas MENCS 2nd Practice Speeds

Pos Car Driver Make Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next 1 10 Aric Almirola (P) Ford 28.926 186.683 1 33 —.— —.— 2 20 Erik Jones Toyota 28.939 186.599 3 23 -0.013 -0.013 3 78 Martin Truex Jr. (P) Toyota 28.977 186.355 2 25 -0.051 -0.038 4 14 Clint Bowyer (P) Ford 28.985 186.303 3 36 -0.059 -0.008 5 18 Kyle Busch (P) Toyota 28.993 186.252 3 33 -0.067 -0.008 6 42 Kyle Larson (P) Chevrolet 29.071 185.752 2 35 -0.145 -0.078 7 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.089 185.637 2 29 -0.163 -0.018 8 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Ford 29.099 185.573 2 30 -0.173 -0.010 9 88 Alex Bowman (P) Chevrolet 29.100 185.567 3 21 -0.174 -0.001 10 22 Joey Logano (P) Ford 29.103 185.548 1 26 -0.177 -0.003 11 24 William Byron # Chevrolet 29.113 185.484 2 39 -0.187 -0.010 12 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Ford 29.122 185.427 3 32 -0.196 -0.009 13 21 Paul Menard Ford 29.156 185.211 1 30 -0.230 -0.034 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.172 185.109 4 16 -0.246 -0.016 15 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota 29.186 185.020 1 27 -0.260 -0.014 16 43 Bubba Wa..

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Bowyer: ‘It is Never Easy’

Kansas Schedule of Events Clint Bowyer believes making it to the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs is a difficult proposition for anyone. Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 will determine the drivers who will move on to the Round of 8 in the playoff picture. Bowyer sits 21 points to the good in the standings. But the Stewart-Haas Racing driver says even for drivers coming into the race who are above the cutline to continue there are no guarantees. “I am hoping it will be smooth sailing,” Bowyer said. “It never is. When the stakes are high like this and everything is on the line it is never easy. Look at the competition in the garage area. If you think it will be a cake walk, we have a 21 point lead or something and that isn’t enough.” Playoff Standings One of Bowyer’s SHR teammates Aric Almirola is already guaranteed a spot in the next round by virtue of his Talladega win a week ago. Another in Kevin Harvick needs to finish 26th or better Sunday to advance and..

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