NASCAR at Kansas: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Hollywood Casino 400

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. (Getty Images)

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:

AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
BJ McLeod
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Corey Lajoie
Daniel Suarez
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
Erik Jones
Jamie McMurray
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Kyle Weatherman
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jimmie Johnson
JJ Yeley
Joey Logano
Landon Cassill
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Michael McDowell
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Regan Smith
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
Timmy Hill
Trevor Bayne
Ty Dillon
William Byron