2017 Hollywood Casino 400
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.
|Race 32 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||October 22, 2017|
|Location||Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas|
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)|
|Driver||Furniture Row Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|No. 78||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)|
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.
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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 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.
"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."
Stage 1 Laps: 80
|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
|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
|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|
- 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)
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.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
|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
Standings after the raceEdit
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