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Kansas Race Information.

Saturday at Kansas (ET): 11:00-11:50am Cup Practice (NBC Sports App); 12:05pm XFINITY qualifying (NBCSN); 1:30-2:20pm (NBCSN); 3:00pm XFINITY race (NBCSN) [green flag 3:10pm/et]

Martin Truex, Jr. won the Coors Light pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with speed of 188.029mph for his 3rd pole of 2017, 2nd at Kansas and 15th of his career. Truex, Jr. has won 1 time from the 14 previous poles.
#4-Harvick will start 2nd followed by #20-Kenseth, #11-Hamlin, #19-Suarez, #77-Jones, #18-Busch, #1-McMurray, #14-Bowyer, #2-Keselowski, #3-Dillon, an d #48-Johnson.
#21-Blaney had qualified 3rd fastest but failed post-qualifying inspection. He will start 40th.
#4-Harvick was fastest in the second round with a speed of 187.533mph, will start 2nd.
#41-Busch was fastest in the first round with a speed of 186.335mph, will start 16th.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots.

2017 MENCS Playoff Drivers Starting Positions at Kansas
[by current playoff standings]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 1st
2) #2-Brad Keselowski, 10th
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 13th
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 4th
6) #24-Chase Elliott, 14th
7) #21-Ryan Blaney, 39th
8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 12th
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th
10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 3rd
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 24th
12) #1-Jamie McMurray, 8th

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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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Kyle Busch will wear this helmet the next two weeks and will raffle it off through his foundation website. The helmet, created by noted helmet designer Jason Beam, actually glows in the dark.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

Today, Phoenix Raceway installed one of the highest steel beams as part of the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar along with its partner Okland Construction. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace, longtime Phoenix Raceway season ticket holders and government officials joined Okland Construction team members and Phoenix Raceway staff to celebrate this important milestone in the project. Attendees and workers left their mark on Phoenix Raceway history by signing the steel beam before it was hoisted into the air. The topping out of the $178 million modernization project marks approximately one year until the completion of the upgraded venue.(Phoenix Raceway)

Jay Adamczyk,

Roush Fenway Racing carries its ‘Driven for a Cause' platform, in support of breast cancer awareness, into Kansas Speedway this weekend as Trevor Bayne's #6 AdvoCare Ford and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s #17 Fastenal Ford will both sport pink numbers this weekend. In addition to the pink numbers on the AdvoCare and Fastenal Ford Fusions, all Roush Fenway Fords have sported ‘Driven for a Cause' pink ribbon decals on the C-Post during the month of October. Roush Fenway personnel have supported the cause through at track apparel, wearing #DrivenForACause ribbons each weekend.(Roush Fenway Racing)

Jay Adamczyk,

Heavy rains overnight and throughout the morning combined with track conditions in the afternoon to wash out Day 3 of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. The 12 participants competing for a spot on the 2018 Rev Racing roster were slated to take laps in the team's NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. The early end to the session, however, did not adversely affect the evaluation process. Drivers took part in media and physical assessment at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona on Monday, and each of them got two sessions in a Late Model Stock Car Tuesday at New Smyrna Speedway.(NASCAR)

Jay Adamczyk,

This weekend will be #32-Matt DiBenedetto's 100th race in the top series of NASCAR. DiBenedetto made his first Cup Series start in 2015 and has recorded three top-10's, two of which were this season. His average finish in 2015 was 32nd and he has seen that statistic improve this year with Go Fas Racing where his average finish is 27th - a huge feat for a smaller team. With DiBenedetto re-signed through 2018, the team will continue to grow throughout the offseason and will look to improve their average finish up into the top-25.(Go Fas Racing)

Jay Adamczyk,

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