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The 2018 Hollywood Casino 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on October 21, 2018, 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 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, sixth race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 12.

2018 Hollywood Casino 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 32 of 36 in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)
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 152.713 miles per hour (245.768 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 28.177
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Team Penske
Laps 100
Winner
No. 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 1.7/1.8 (Overnight)[11]
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 Landon Cassill (i) 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
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota
24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell 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 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Regan Smith Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
96 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.106 seconds and a speed of 192.130 mph (309.203 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 28.106 192.130
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.159 191.768
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.160 191.761
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Joey Logano scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.177 and a speed of 191.646 mph (308.424 km/h).[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.327 28.271 28.177
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.235 28.260 28.235
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.470 28.239 28.239
4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 28.460 28.298 28.282
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.431 28.377 28.313
6 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.486 28.308 28.308
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.271 28.338 28.271
8 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.677 28.373 28.354
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.734 28.408 28.408
10 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.548 28.383 28.383
11 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.382 28.314 28.314
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.373 28.352 28.352
13 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.506 28.417
14 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.228 28.424
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.598 28.453
16 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.606 28.459
17 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.661 28.461
18 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.460 28.553
19 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.736 28.557
20 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.650 28.599
21 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.680 28.599
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.640 28.628
23 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.529 28.640
24 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.697 28.740
25 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.767
26 95 Regan Smith Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.805
27 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.852
28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.856
29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 28.946
30 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.020
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 29.093
32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.349
33 96 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 29.468
34 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.486
35 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 29.625
36 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 29.804
37 99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet 29.892
38 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.313
39 7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.356
40 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 30.387
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Aric Almirola was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.926 seconds and a speed of 186.683 mph (300.437 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.926 186.683
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.939 186.599
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.977 186.355
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.997 seconds and a speed of 186.226 mph (299.702 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.997 186.226
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.016 186.104
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.057 185.842
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 6
6 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 9
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 8
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 13 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 48
2 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 48
3 27 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 39
4 6 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 40
5 12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 33
6 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 31
7 4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 267 47
8 1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 47
9 10 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 30
10 3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 32
11 23 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 26
12 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 44
13 14 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 28
14 9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 266 23
15 16 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 266 22
16 21 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 266 21
17 20 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 266 20
18 11 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 266 19
19 28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 265 18
20 15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 265 17
21 25 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 265 16
22 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 264 20
23 31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 264 14
24 8 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 263 13
25 30 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 263 12
26 29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 263 11
27 24 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 262 10
28 26 95 Regan Smith Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 259 9
29 35 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 258 0
30 19 6 Trevor Bayne Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 258 7
31 36 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 256 0
32 18 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 256 11
33 38 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 250 0
34 34 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 219 3
35 37 99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet 216 2
36 39 7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 157 1
37 33 96 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 151 1
38 17 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 55 1
39 32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 37 0
40 40 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 3 0
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 3 for 17
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 2 seconds
  • Average speed: 152.713 miles per hour (245.768 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr. 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.

NBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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
Kim Coon

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 5, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kansas Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hollywood Casino 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kansas TV ratings". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  12. ^ DeGroot, Nick (October 19, 2018). "Ryan Blaney leads opening Kansas practice, Larson wrecks". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  13. ^ Skretta, Dave (October 19, 2018). "Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway". Associated Press. Kansas City, Kansas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  14. ^ Utter, Jim (October 20, 2018). "Aric Almirola fastest in Saturday's first Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  15. ^ Utter, Jim (October 20, 2018). "Kurt Busch tops final Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 20, 2018.


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