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2016 Hollywood Casino 400

The 2016 Hollywood Casino 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on October 16, 2016, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 31st race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, fifth race of the Chase and second race of the Round of 12.

2016 Hollywood Casino 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 31 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Hollywood Casino 400 logo.jpg
Date October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
Location Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 133.155 miles per hour (214.292 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.112
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 115
Winner
No. 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Nielsen Ratings 2.0/4 (Overnight)[11]
2.1/4 (Final)[12]
3.4 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Kansas Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval race track in Kansas City, Kansas. It was built in 2001 and it currently hosts two annual NASCAR race weekends. The Verizon IndyCar Series also raced at here until 2011. The speedway is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.750 and a speed of 194.595 mph (313.170 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.750 194.595
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.818 194.119
3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.821 194.098
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Matt Kenseth scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.112 and a speed of 192.089 mph (309.137 km/h).[14] After qualifying, Kenseth said it was "nice to get a pole. I feel like our qualifying hasn't been nearly as good this year as it has been in the rest of the years I've been at JGR. We barely got it -- it was by a thousandth, or something like that. Obviously, our Camrys have been fast … Round one we were pretty decent -- it was off a little bit -- and then round three it was just right. We almost got beat, but it was as good of a lap as we were going to run. They did a good job today."[15]

Kyle Busch, who qualified second, said his car "was pretty good. We certainly felt pretty happy with it earlier today and through practice and having a fast car there. So that was really strong in showing the speed that we have. Just trying to mimic that here today in qualifying. I felt like we did a really good job of that in the second round and I felt even better about my lap in the third round but Matt was just able to get a little bit more out of it. Certainly messed up a little bit just the way the car was balanced through 1 and 2 being prepared for it and being able to get the most out of it. I had to re-lift and get out of the gas in turn two so that’s probably where our time was."[16]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.298 28.243 28.112
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.332 28.106 28.113
3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.451 28.408 28.270
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.481 28.372 28.304
5 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.609 28.346 28.374
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.371 28.318 28.388
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.570 28.417 28.393
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.524 28.419 28.408
9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.527 28.353 28.432
10 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.603 28.369 28.445
11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.455 28.292 28.484
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.596 28.377 28.486
13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.625 28.428
14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.463 28.430
15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.462 28.455
16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.527 28.457
17 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.514 28.490
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.609 28.513
19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.483 28.535
20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.556 28.541
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.486 28.575
22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.581 28.582
23 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.601 28.709
24 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.653 29.027
25 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.774
26 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.774
27 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.788
28 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 28.798
29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.809
30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.826
31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.839
32 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.905
33 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.967
34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.181
35 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 29.217
36 55 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.482
37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 29.687
38 32 Josh Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.907
39 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.933
40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.025
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Paul Menard was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 29.241 and a speed of 184.672 mph (297.201 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.241 184.672
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 29.288 184.376
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.344 184.024
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Matt Kenseth was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.976 and a speed of 186.361 mph (299.919 km/h).[18] Kurt Busch went to a backup car after he suffered a right-front tire blowout, spun out exiting turn 4 and damaged the front end of his car going through the infield grass.[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.976 186.361
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.057 185.842
3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 29.064 185.797
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

Under mostly sunny Kansas skies, Matt Kenseth led the field to the green flag at 2:34 p.m. Debris on the backstretch brought out the first caution of the race on lap 26. Brian Scott was sent to the tail end of the field on the restart for speeding on pit road.

The race restarted on lap 31. The second caution flew for a three-car wreck in turn 4 involving Aric Almirola, David Ragan and Scott. Almirola went on to finish 40th.[20]

The race restarted on lap 42. The third caution of the race flew on lap 44 after Jamie McMurray suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in turn 3 following contact with Alex Bowman in turn 2.

The race restarted on lap 48. Green flag stops started on lap 83. Kenseth pitted from the lead on lap 87 and handed it to Joey Logano. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Brad Keselowski. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Denny Hamlin. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Casey Mears. He pitted on lap 95 and the lead cycled back to Kenseth.

Martin Truex Jr., who was running in the top-10 and had a problem that prevented him from getting his car completely fueled up, made an unscheduled stop on lap 114.[21] Truex said after the race that he "pitted when [he] had to and hoped for the best. It’s really all you could do. We had a good car when we were up front. It wasn’t great. We were too tight on the short runs to loose on the long runs and we battled the whole run just to try to be OK. And once we lost track position, that made everything worse and magnified it and just really fought all day to get back where we were and then pitted the last stop and only gave up a couple more spots and could never get it back.”[22] Adding insult to injury, Josh Wise slammed the wall in turn 4 and brought out the fourth caution of the race. A. J. Allmendinger was sent to the tail end of the field on the restart for speeding on pit road.

The race restarted on lap 121. Kevin Harvick worked by the outside of Kenseth on the frontstretch to take the lead on lap 128. After working on Harvick for 15 laps, Chase Elliott got a run on him going into turn 1 and took the lead on lap 169. He pitted from the lead on lap 173 and handed it to Carl Edwards. He pitted the next lap and the lead cycled back to Elliott. However, he made an unscheduled stop for a left-rear tire rub.[23] When asked what caused the tire rub, Elliott said he "really [didn't] know. I don't know if we got the left rear getting up on the race track, or something and it got into the fender and cut it down. I don't know what to do man, we were trying as hard as we can. We had such a good car today again, and....I don't know what to do. Just keep after it and try to move on."[24] The lead went to Edwards on lap 176. At the same time, Kyle Larson slammed the wall in turn 2 and brought out the fifth caution of the race.

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 184. The sixth caution flew with 77 laps to go after Keselowski got loose exiting turn 4, drove through the infield grass and destroyed the front-end of his car. Keselowski said after that he "spun out, got in the grass and tore the nose off. I probably could have raced a little bit less hard; you know, I had a big points gap coming here, with this format it’s probably the smart thing to do. But I don’t want to race like that. I want to race my guts out, I want to go for wins. I don’t want to points race. I don’t care what the damn format is, I’m going to go out and give it my best.”[25]

The race restarted with 69 laps to go. When Keselowski returned to the race with 45 laps to go, his engine let go, dropped fluid on the track in turn 3 and brought out the seventh caution of the race.[26] Austin Dillon exited pit road first after taking right-side tires. Hamlin was sent to the tail end of the field on the restart for an uncontrolled tire.[27]

The race restarted with 42 laps to go. Edwards made easy work of Dillon on the restart to retake the lead. The eighth caution of the race flew with 34 laps to go after Regan Smith slammed the wall in turn 3.

The race restarted with 30 laps to go. Harvick got the better of Edwards on the restart and retook the lead. Elliott's day went from bad to worse when he suffered a left-rear tire blowout, started losing speed and made another unscheduled stop.[28] Harvick drove on to score the victory.[29]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

In victory lane, Harvick said of his motivation following disappointing runs at Dover and Charlotte that he thought "the best thing is that we prepare this thing for every race. I try every week to find something to motivate myself and I know these guys do the same thing. It’s hard to keep yourself motivated and continue to perform at a high level. Being able to do it for three years now says a lot about the character of this team and the things that they do. It is like they say, anything that is really, really hard to get and come by, there are going to be some obstacles and some bumps in the road. I am just really proud of everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing.”[30]

Edwards said that he "ran well, and that was really fun, we raced out front,” Edwards said. “It is really tough for me to finish second here. … We’ll just move forward. A day or two will pass, and maybe this thing will wear off, and I’ll be more excited about the points situation going into Talladega, because that’s the bright side.”[31] He expanded on coming up short again at his self-described home track saying there are "so many people that come to this racetrack that support me and have supported me. Not just when I’m racing here, but Capitol Speedway, Old Summit, Callaway Raceway, Godfrey, all these places I raced growing up. It’s a really special place for me. As much fun as I had racing up front, yeah, it stings. There are negative emotions tied to not winning here with that fast of a car. But that's the way it goes.”[32]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 44
2 3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 40
3 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 39
4 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 37
5 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 36
6 12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 36
7 5 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 0
8 10 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 267 33
9 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 34
10 20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 31
11 4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 30
12 9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 29
13 15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 29
14 17 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 27
15 7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 27
16 14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 25
17 25 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 24
18 19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 23
19 18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 22
20 16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 21
21 30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 20
22 33 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 267 19
23 29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 267 19
24 27 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 267 17
25 22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 266 16
26 31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 266 15
27 34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 266 14
28 32 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 265 13
29 26 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 265 12
30 24 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 265 11
31 13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 264 11
32 37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 264 9
33 36 55 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 262 8
34 39 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 261 7
35 38 32 Josh Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 260 0
36 28 23 David Regan BK Racing Toyota 258 5
37 23 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 223 4
38 8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 190 4
39 40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 108 2
40 35 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 10 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 38
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 0 minutes and 28 seconds
  • Average speed: 133.155 miles per hour (214.292 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will handle pit road on the television side.

NBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Mike Bagley
Kim Coon
Steve Post
Dillon Welch

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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