The playoff driver will have a chance to enter the championship race next month in Phoenix in Sunday’s Cup race on Kansas Speedway.
Round eight starts on Sunday (14:30 European time) for the Cup teams. If one of the eight drivers left in the playoffs wins in Kansas, he will advance to the title race. Twice in the last four years, the winner of the starting race of this round continued to win the championship.
“I think it’s a big advantage to win the first race in this semi-final round of the playoffs,” said Brad Keselowski. “In that regard, it gives you a lot of time to prepare for the final race, and I think it will never be bad.”;
Kevin Harwick, Danny Hamlin, Keselowski, Chase Elliot, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Alex Bowman and Kurt Bush remained in the eight contenders for the title.
Here is all the information about Sunday’s race at the Kansas Cup:
(All Eastern times)
BEGINNING: The command to start the engines will be given at 14:36 by Lieutenant General James Rainey, Commander-in-Chief, US Army Armaments Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The green flag should fly at 2:45 p.m.
SUBJECT: The cup garage opens at 8 a.m. Drivers report their cars at 2:10 p.m. Entering drivers at 14:15. The call at 14:28 is conducted by the parish vicar of the Catholic parish of St. Michael the Archangel Fr. Daniel Weger. The national anthem will be performed at 2:29 p.m. by US Army Specialist Reanna Lloyd.
DISTANCE: The race runs 267 laps (400.5 miles) around a 1.5-mile highway.
STAGES: Step 1 ends at circle 80, Step 2 ends at circle 160.
TV / RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race on television. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. Countdown to green. The race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. The Motor Racing Network radio program will begin at 1:30 p.m., and can also be heard on mrn.com. The broadcast will be conducted by SiriusXM NASCAR radio station.
FLOW: Watch the race in the NBC Sports App
FORECAST: The forecast for wunderground.com predicts a cloudy sky with a height of 49 degrees and a 15% chance of rain at the beginning of the race.
LAST RACE: Chase Elliot won the “Charlotte Roval” for his fourth consecutive victory on the track last weekend. Joey Logano took second place. Eric Jones finished third.
LAST RACE IN KANSAS: Danny Hamlin spent 57 of 267 laps to win the July race. Brad Keselovsky finished second. Martin Truex Jr. took third place.
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