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Wrap-up: Kansas Speedway

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas hosted the Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Talladega Superspeedway. The ARCA Racing Series wrapped up its season on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials
: Kevin Harvick (29 Chevrolet) won the Pole Award for the Hollywood Casino 400 with a lap of 187.526 mph. This is his sixth pole in 460 NSCS races. Harvick breaks a 254-race pole drought with today's pole. His last pole came at New Hampshire in Sept. 2006, a race he won. This is Harvick's first pole in 16 races at Kansas Speedway.
Did Not Qualify: None. Only 43 teams on the entry list.
Winner:  Kevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casino 400, his 22nd victory in 460 NSCS races. Of his six career poles, Harvick has now won three of the corresponding races -- including each of the last two. This is his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2013. This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 16 races at Kansas.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- 3M Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #29 138 Laps
- American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, #29
- Coors Light Pole Award: Kevin Harvick, #29 187.526 mph
- Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kevin Harvick, #29
- Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, #29
- Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #29
- Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: #29 crew Chief Gil Martin (.254 seconds)
- Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kevin Harvick, #29
- Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 (Started 2nd, Finished 30th, 21st in points)

Standings: Matt Kenseth leads the point standings by 3 points over Jimmie Johnson.
Chase Standings (G/L):
1. Matt Kenseth 0
2. Jimmie Johnson 0
3. Kevin Harvick 1
4. Jeff Gordon 1
5. Kyle Busch -2
6. Greg Biffle 0
7. Kurt Busch 2
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2
9. Clint Bowyer -1
10. Joey Logano 2
11. Carl Edwards 0
12. Ryan Newman -5
13. Kasey Kahne 0

Next: Bank of America 500, Saturday night, Oct. 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Austin Dillon (3 Chevrolet) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kansas Lottery 300 with a track qualifying record lap of 29.281 seconds, 184.420 mph. The previous record was set by Joey Logano in October 2012 (182.914 mph; 29.522 seconds). This is his 10th pole in 73 NNS races; his seventh pole and 24th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Did Not Qualify: No. 15 Chase Miller and No. 52 Joey Gase.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Matt Kenseth won the Kansas Lottery 300, his 28th victory in 260 NNS races. He is now alone in sixth on the all-time NNS wins list. This is the No. 18 Toyota driver's second NNS victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013. It is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven NNS races at Kansas Speedway.
Contingency Awards (eligibility based on decal display):
- 3M Lap Leader: Regan Smith, #7 81 Laps (Started: 5th, Finished: 3rd)
- Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #7 (Smith's car)
- Coors Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 184.42 mph (F: 6th)
- Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Austin Dillon, #3
- Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Justin Allgaier, #31 (S: 2nd, F: 5th)
- Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Alex Bowman, #99 (S: 11th, F: 11th, Points: 11th)

Standings: Austin Dillon leads the point standings by 8 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Austin Dillon 1
2. Sam Hornish Jr. -1
3. Regan Smith 1
4. Elliott Sadler -1
5. Justin Allgaier 1
6. Brian Vickers -1
7. Brian Scott 0
8. Trevor Bayne 0
9. Kyle Larson 0
10. Parker Kligerman 0

Next: Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage, Friday, Oct. 11, at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

(Off weekend)

Standings: Matt Crafton leads the standings by 41 points over James Buescher.

Next: fred's 250, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Talladega Superspeedway
Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

Oct. 4, Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway
Winner: Frank Kimmel   -   Pole: Dylan Kwasniewski
2013 ARCA Champion: Frank Kimmel (10th Series Championship)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Sept. 27, Drive Sober 150 at Dover International Speedway
Winner: Austin Hill - Pole: Cale Conley
Points Leader: Dylan Kwasniewski
Next (season finale): Oct. 18, NKNPS-East Road Atlanta at Road Atlanta (Braselton, GA)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Sept. 28, NAPA Auto Parts 150 at NAPA Speedway (Albuquerque, NM)
Winner: Greg Pursley   -   Pole: Derek Thorn
Points Leader: Derek Thorn
Next: Oct. 12, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
2013 CTS Champion: Scott Steckly
2013 CTS Rookie of the Year: Alex Guenette

NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico

Sept. 8, Puebla 240 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed (Puebla, Mexico)
Winner: Patrick Goeters  -  Pole: Rafael Martinez (Set by owner points; rain)
Points Leader: Homero Richards
Next: Oct. 13, Aguascalientes 240 at Autodromo Internacional de Aquascalientes

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Sept. 29, CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway
Winner: Donny Lia - Pole: Donny Lia
Points Leader: Ryan Preece
2013 WMT Rookie of the Year: Cole Powell (clinched after Stafford event)
Next (season finale): Oct. 20, Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway

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