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NASCAR at Kansas: How to Watch, TV, Stream, Schedule, Odds originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
That 2022 NASCAR Playoffs are underway and drivers are already feeling the pressure.
After just one race, some title contenders are threatened with elimination in the round of 16, which continues this Sunday at the Kansas Speedway. No one has progressed safely to the last 16 as non-playoff driver Erik Jones won at Darlington last week.
Kansas has hosted a postseason race every year since the playoffs debuted in 2004. The 1.5 mile tri-oval will host the second round of the round of 16 before four drivers are eliminated at Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas:
NASCAR Kansas Entry List
There are 36 riders on the entry list for Kansas. Since up to 40 cars can qualify for a race, all 36 teams compete on Sunday. Ty Gibbs remains in the field driving the No. 23 for 23XI Racing while veteran Kurt Busch is out with concussion.
Here is the full list of participants:
What is the NASCAR Kansas schedule?
Before the race this weekend there will be practice and qualifying. The field of 36 cars will be divided into two groups, and each group will receive a 15-minute practice session on Saturday, September 10, starting at 12 p.m. ET.
Qualifying begins immediately after practice at approximately 12:50 p.m. ET. Each car drives a single lap, with the five fastest drivers in each group advancing to the final lap. In the final round, the 10 drivers drive a single lap and pole goes to the fastest driver.
The Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas begins Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
What’s the NASCAR TV schedule this weekend?
All NASCAR coverage can be seen this weekend on USA Network or the NBC Sports App.
Practice and qualifying will be streamed exclusively on the NBC Sports app and here online.
Pre-race coverage begins Sunday with “NASCAR Countdown to Green” at 2:00 p.m. ET on USA Network, followed by the race at 3:00 p.m. ET on the same channel. Sunday’s coverage is also available to stream on the NBC Sports app and online.
NASCAR Playoff Rankings 2022
The first playoff race shook the standings.
Sixteen of the world’s best drivers are now fighting for a championship, using an elimination format to decide everything. Before the championship race at the end of the season there are three races with three races each.
Here’s a look at the playoff standings ahead of the second of three rounds of 16, with the bottom four riders at risk of being eliminated if they can’t make up ground in the next two races:
- Joey Logano, +38 points from 13th
- William Byron, +32 points from 13th
- Denny Hamlin, +30 points from 13th
- Christopher Bell, +28 points from 13
- Tyler Reddick, +23 points from 13th
- Ryan Blaney, +20 points from 13th
- Kyle Larson, +17 points from 13th
- Ross Chastain, +15 points from 13th
- Chase Elliott, +14 points from 13th place
- Alex Bowman, +10 points from 13
- Kyle Busch, +8 points from 13
- Daniel Suarez, +2 points from 13th
- Austin Cindric, -2 points from 12th place
- Austin Dillon, -4 points from 12
- Chase Briscoe, -10 points from 12th place
- Kevin Harvick, -13 points from 12th
Which drivers won in Kansas?
Eight of the 36 drivers have races on Sunday won in Kansas: Hamlin, Logano, Harvick, Busch, Elliott, Larson, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski.
Hamlin, Logano and Harvick lead all active drivers in Kansas wins (3). Busch, Truex and Keselowski each have two Kansas wins, while Elliott (2018) and Larson (2021) have one.
Who is considered the favorite to win NASCAR this weekend?
Kansas isn’t usually a place for angry winners, with 14 consecutive playoff races won there by championship-eligible drivers.
No wonder most of the playoff drivers are among the best in Kansas City. Harvick, in the biggest points hole, leads all active drivers with an average result of 9.1 and 949 laps guided from 33 starts in Kansas.
Elliott (11.2 average placement in 13 starts), Keselowski (11.6 in 25 starts), Truex (12.5 in 28 starts), and Hamlin (13.7 in 28 starts) are some of the other usual contenders in Kansas. Even though Keselowski and Truex aren’t in the playoffs, their track record suggests they could be dangerous on Sunday.
Kurt Busch won the first race in Kansas earlier this season but he will not be driving on Sunday after suffering a concussion in a qualifying crash at Pocono Raceway in July.
Here are some of the odds in Kansas, courtesy of our partner, PointsBet:
- Denny Hamlin, +575
- Kyle Busch, +625
- Kyle Larson, +775
- Martin Truex Jr., +800
- Chase Eliot, +800
- Tyler Reddick, +1200
- Christopher Bell, +1200
- Ross Chastain, +1200
- Kevin Harvick, +1600
- Ryan Blaney, +1600
- William Byron, +1600
- Joey Logano, +1800
- Bubba Wallace, +2000
- Alex Bowman, +3000
- Eric Jones, +5000
- Brad Keselowski, +10000
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