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The 2017 Hollywood Casino 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on October 22, 2017, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 32nd race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, sixth race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 12. Martin Truex, Jr of Furniture Row Racing, won the race.

2017 Hollywood Casino 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 32 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)
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 125.189 miles per hour (201.472 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Furniture Row Racing
Time 28.719
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 112
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
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)

Contents

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
00 Derrike Cope StarCom Racing Chevrolet
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 Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.563 seconds and a speed of 189.056 mph (304.256 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.563 189.056
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.800 187.500
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.826 187.331
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Martin Truex Jr. scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.719 and a speed of 188.029 mph (302.603 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.041 28.824 28.719
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.089 28.795 28.772
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.103 28.836 28.782
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.061 28.850 28.784
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.057 28.953 28.806
6 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.151 28.963 28.891
7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.137 28.998 28.921
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.329 28.898 28.981
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.071 29.019 29.089
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.202 28.999 29.095
11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.229 28.811 29.213
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.164 28.980 29.333
13 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.207 29.039
14 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.286 29.051
15 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.214 29.069
16 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.980 29.146
17 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 29.280 29.160
18 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.314 29.193
19 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.194 29.194
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.063 29.217
21 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.311 29.240
22 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.292 29.263
23 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.985 29.269
24 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.384 29.314
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.421
26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 29.429
27 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.553
28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.656
29 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.660
30 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.682
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 29.698
32 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.143
33 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 30.149
34 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 30.225
35 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 30.235
36 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 30.245
37 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.394
38 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.445
39 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.530
40 00 Derrike Cope StarCom Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results
  • Ryan Blaney started last after failing post-qualifying inspection.[13]

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 29.724 seconds and a speed of 181.671 mph (292.371 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.724 181.671
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.738 181.586
3 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.750 181.513
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.661 seconds and a speed of 182.057 mph (292.992 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.661 182.057
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.696 181.843
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.716 181.720
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage 1Edit

StartEdit

Martin Truex Jr. led the field to the green flag at 3:16 p.m., He led a total of 34 laps, The first caution of the race flew for a competition caution on lap 32.

The race restarted on lap 36 following a competition caution at 30 laps, pole-sitter and race leader Martin Truex Jr. was penalized for a restart violation — going inside the white line — and was sent to the back of the field. It appeared Kevin Harvick who was running second, also dipped inside the line behind Truex but was not penalized because he wasn’t in the front row. The second caution of the race flew on lap 48 when Brett Moffitt spun out in turn 2, Kurt Busch won the free pass under caution. Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Chris Buescher and Truex stayed out while everyone else pitted.

The race restarted on lap 52, Kyle Larson who entered the race third in the standings and 29 points ahead of the cutoff line, pulled into pit road with a blown engine on lap 66 and fell to 37th place during the first stage, crippling his chance to advance to the third round. Larson won four races this season, tied for second-most in the series.

The third caution of the race flew on lap 78 for fluid on the track, Matt DiBenedetto won the free pass under caution, Kyle Busch, who entered the race ninth in the standings and seven points below the cutoff line to advance to the Round of 8, picked up 10 valuable points by winning the first stage. Busch led 39 laps for his 14th stage win of the season. Contending playoff drivers constituted the top nine finishers in the stage. Behind Busch were Kevin Harvick, Blaney, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray and Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne was 10th.

Stage 2Edit

The race restarted on lap 87 and it remained green for 70 laps, The fourth caution of the race flew on 157 when Brett Moffitt again spun in turn 2, Aric Almirola won the free pass under caution.

The race restarted on lap 160.

Denny Hamlin, who began the race in fifth place, 21 points ahead of the cutoff line, won the second stage and picked up 10 valuable playoff points. He was followed by Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, non-playoff driver Erik Jones, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski, who is already assured of advancing to the Round of 8 after winning at Talladega last week, and Hamlin was penalized for speeding through pit road and sent to the back of the field. The fifth caution of the race flew on lap 162 for the end of stage two.

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 167 and it remained green for nine laps, The sixth caution of the race flew for a single-car spin in turn 3, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who was 11th in the standings and 22 points behind the cutoff line, cut a tire on lap 174 and hit the wall. Stenhouse was in a must-win situation to advance to the third round.

The race restarted on lap 180.

The seventh caution of the race flew when defending champion Jimmie Johnson, on the edge to reach the Round of 8, spun out on lap 189, putting his chances to advance in peril. Johnson lost control of his car, his right quarterpanel struck the wall and he went spinning across the infield grass before going to pit road for repairs.

The race restarted on lap 193, Jimmie Johnson lost control and hit the wall again and slid down the race track in a plume of smoke, bringing out the race's eighth caution.

The race restarted on lap 197 and the ninth caution of the race flew for a multi-car wreck on the backstretch involving 13 cars, Matt Kenseth was disqualified from the race, Kenseth was disqualified from the race when his team was penalized for having more than six crew members over the wall while on the caution clock. Kenseth, the 2003 series champion, was in contention to advance to the third round, A total of 13 cars was collected were Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Erik Jones, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, Daniel Suárez, Trevor Bayne, Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick, The red flag was displayed for 10 minutes and 10 seconds to facilitate cleanup on the track.

The race restarted on lap 205 and it remained green for 32 laps, The tenth caution of the race flew on lap 237 when A. J. Allmendinger spun out in turn 4, Trevor Bayne won the free pass under caution

The race restarted on lap 243, Martin Truex Jr. was already safely into the Round of 8 of the 2017 playoffs, but his car was better than everyone else Sunday. Truex overcame a restart penalty early in the race and the death of one of his crew members on Saturday to win the second-round elimination race. Truex became the first driver to sweep both Kansas races since they began running twice at the track in 2011. The victory was the fourth in a row for Truex on a mile-and-a-half track and his seventh overall this season.[16]

Post raceEdit

"I can't say enough about all these guys on this Furniture Row (team). Really proud of them," Truex said. "We raced with a heavy heart today after losing Jim (Watson) last night. Want to send condolences to the family. He was a heck of a guy and a great worker.

"Excited to get another one here this week. It's really Furniture Row's home track. We got the one in the spring after so many heartbreaks, and it didn't look like it was going to happen today but we just persevered."

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 7
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 3
9 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 5
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 43
2 15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 35
3 40 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 44
4 14 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 39
5 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 50
6 20 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 267 31
7 19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 30
8 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 47
9 25 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 267 28
10 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 43
11 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 32
12 23 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 25
13 10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 32
14 11 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 23
15 21 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 22
16 29 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 267 21
17 27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 20
18 16 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 267 19
19 9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 18
20 28 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 17
21 17 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 16
22 30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 267 15
23 31 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 265 14
24 35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 263 13
25 37 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 263 12
26 38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 261 11
27 34 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 261 10
28 33 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 259 9
29 24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 256 8
30 36 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 254 0
31 32 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 238 0
32 26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 232 5
33 18 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 203 4
34 8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 198 13
35 6 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 197 8
36 5 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 197 1
37 3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 197 10
38 22 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 197 1
39 13 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 73 1
40 39 00 Derrike Cope StarCom Racing Chevrolet 35 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 10 for 49
  • Red flags: 1 for 10 minutes and 10 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
  • Average speed: 125.189 miles per hour (201.472 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports 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, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
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
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Kansas Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 17, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Hollywood Casino 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 20, 2017). "Kyle Larson tops opening practice session at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Skretta, Dave (October 20, 2017). "Truex fastest for playoff elimination race at Kansas". Associated Press. Kansas City, Kansas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Cain, Holly (October 20, 2017). "Ryan Blaney to start last at Kansas after qualifying time disallowed". NASCAR.com. Kansas City, Kansas. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 21, 2017). "Larson leads Saturday morning practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  15. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 21, 2017). "Ryan Blaney tops final practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  16. ^ Covitz, Randy (October 22, 2017). "Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson among eliminated drivers as Martin Truex Jr. wins again". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 22, 2017.


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