NASCAR heads back to Kansas Speedway and yet another 1.5-mile track and that’s perfect timing for Martin Truex Jr., who won each of the two races in Kansas last season and earned a second-place finish there earlier this year.
Truex is on the bubble in eighth place in the playoff standings and the defending champion of NASCAR’s playoffs would love to punch his ticket to the round of eight with a victory in Kansas.
Kevin Harvick has also yet to win in the playoffs this year, but with a victory in the lone race at Kansas Speedway in May he could be primed for victory. Aric Almirola, fresh off victory at Talladega and in the lead for playoff points, will look for a win at the track where he experienced a fiery wreck during the May 2017 race.
Almirola finished ninth in his return to the track in May.
The Hollywood Casino 400 can be seen Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Here’s the weekend schedule:
NASCAR at Kansas 2018: TV channel and streaming info
Note: All times are ET
FRIDAY, Oct. 19
2:05-2:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
3:05-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
5-5:50 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
7:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
SATURDAY, Oct. 20
10:30-11:20 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series second practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
11:40 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series pole qualifying, CNBC/NBC Sports App
1:05-1:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), NBC/NBC Sports App
SUNDAY, Oct. 21
2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff point standings
|Driver||Points||Cutoff (+/-)||Race wins|
|1. Aric Almirola||3087||—||1|
|2. Chase Elliott||3066||—||1|
|3. Kevin Harvick||3128||+63||–|
|4. Kyle Busch||3111||+46||1|
|5. Joey Logano||3104||+39||–|
|6. Kurt Busch||3095||+30||–|
|7. Clint Bowyer||3086||+21||–|
|8. Martin Truex Jr.||3083||+18||–|
|9. Brad Keselowski||3065||-18||1|
|10. Ryan Blaney||3061||-22||1|
|11. Kyle Larson||3047||-36||–|
|12. Alex Bowman||3015||-68||–|
Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Kansas?
There are 40 Cup drivers entered in Sunday’s race. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.