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Kansas Speedway - Hamlin Scores Fifth 2020 Win

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: July 27, 2020, 3:15 am ET

All three NASCAR premier series teams were racing at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS this past week. Instead of wrapping up the week, the Cup Series started the action with Thursday night’s Super Start Batteries 400. Next, the Gander Trucks held their first-ever Doubleheader with two 167-lap events. They competed in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 on Friday and the e.p.t. 200 on Saturday. The XFINITY Series closed out the week with their Kansas Lottery 250 on Saturday night. After noting the teams have successfully adapted to the modified weekly on-track schedule, NASCAR has announced they “will continue to conduct its race weekends without practice and qualifying for the remainder of the 2020 season in all three national series”.

                        NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Thu, Jul 23, Super Start Batteries 400 - Kansas Speedway - 267 laps
- Starting lineup for this event was set based on a combination of manager points and a random drawing. P1 went to Kevin Harvick (#4 Ford Mustang) with #22 Joey Logano sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #10 Aric Almirola, #12 Ryan Blaney, #19 Martin Truex Jr., #88 Alex Bowman, #2 Brad Keselowski, #18 Kyle Busch, #1 Kurt Busch and #11 Denny Hamlin make up the remainder of the top-10 in the lineup. Did not make the race: No one, 40 entries for 40-car lineup.

- Denny Hamlin (#11 Toyota Camry) scored his 42nd victory in 525 NCS races. This is his 5th victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2020 and his 3rd victory and 9th top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas. Brad Keselowski (2nd) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 21 Kansas races and his 14th top-10 finish in 2020. Martin Truex Jr. (3rd) earned his 11th top-10 finish in 24 Kansas races. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick led nine laps and finished in 4th place. Cole Custer (7th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 97 points over Brad Keselowski. Next on the NCS schedule: Sun, Aug 2, Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - 301 laps.

TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Brad Keselowski +1
3. Ryan Blaney -1
4. Denny Hamlin +2
5. Chase Elliott
6. Joey Logano -2
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Aric Almirola
9. Kyle Busch +1
10. Kurt Busch -1
11. Alex Bowman
12. Clint Bowyer +1
13. Matt DiBenedetto -1
14. William Byron +2
15. Tyler Reddick +2
16. Erik Jones +2

                            NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)

Sat, Jul 25, Kansas Lottery 250 - Kansas Speedway - 175 laps
- Starting lineup for this event was set based on a random drawing. P1 went to Michael Annett (#1 Chevrolet Camaro) with #19 Brandon Jones sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #21 Kaz Grala, #22 Austin Cindric, #20 Harrison Burton, #98 Chase Briscoe, #10 Ross Chastain, #18 Riley Herbst, #8 Daniel Hemric and #9 Noah Gragson made up the remainder of the top-10 in the lineup. Did not make the race: No one, 37 entries for 40-car lineup.

- Brandon Jones (#19 Toyota Supra) scored his 3rd victory in 154 NXS races. This is his 2nd victory and 9th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 2nd victory and 3rd top-10 finish in five races at Kansas Speedway. Austin Cindric (2nd) posted his 1st top-10 finish in three Kansas races. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2020. Harrison Burton (3rd), the highest finishing ROTY, earned his 1st top-10 finish in two races at Kansas. Austin Cindric leads the point standings by 4 points over Chase Briscoe. Next on the NXS schedule: Sat, Aug 8, Henry 180 - Road America - 45 laps.

TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Cindric +1
2. Chase Briscoe -1
3. Noah Gragson
4. Ross Chastain
5. Justin Haley
6. Harrison Burton +1
7. Justin Allgaier -1
8. Michael Annett
9. Brandon Jones
10. Riley Herbst
11. Ryan Sieg
12. Brandon Brown

                     NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT) - Race 1

Fri, Jul 24, Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 - Kansas Speedway - 134 laps
- Starting lineup for this event was set based on a combination of manager points and a random drawing. P1 went to Christian Eckes (#18 Toyota Tundra) with #23 Brett Moffitt sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #38 Todd Gilliland, #51 Brandon Jones, #99 Ben Rhodes, #16 Austin Hill, #21 Zane Smith, #98 Grant Enfinger, #26 Tyler Ankrum and #2 Sheldon Creed made up the rest of the top-10 in the lineup. Did not make the race: No one, 38 entries for the 40-truck lineup.

- Austin Hill (#16 Toyota) scored his 5th victory in 83 GOT races. This is his 1st victory and 8th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 1st victory and 2nd top-10 finish in three races at Kansas. Brett Moffitt (2nd) posted his 3rd top-10 finish in four Kansas races and his 5th top 10 finish in 2020. Grant Enfinger (3rd) earned his 3rd top-10 finish in four races at Kansas. Pole-sitter Christian Eckes led 10 laps and finished 13th. Derek Kraus (5th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Austin Hill leads the point standings by 40 points over Ben Rhodes (finished 7th). Next up for the GOT: Sat, Jul 25, e.p.t. 200 - Kansas Speedway - 134 laps.

TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Ben Rhodes
3. Sheldon Creed
4. Christian Eckes
5. Brett Moffitt +1
6. Zane Smith -1
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Todd Gilliland +1
9. Matt Crafton +1
10. Derek Kraus +1

                     NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT) - Race 2

Sat, Jul 25, e.p.t. 200 - Kansas Speedway - 134 laps
- Starting lineup for this event was set based on the finishing order of Friday night's Race 1 with the exception of the top-15. Those drivers’ starting lineup was inverted for this event. P1 went to 15th-place finisher Chase Purdy (#24 Chevrolet Silverado). The rest of the inverted top-15: #51 Brandon Jones, #18 Christian Eckes, #30 Brennan Poole, #45 Ty Majeski, #38 Todd Gilliland, #13 Johnny Sauter, #2 Sheldon Creed, #99 Ben Rhodes, #21 Zane Smith, #19 Derek Kraus, #88 Matt Crafton, #98 Grant Enfinger, #23 Brett Moffitt and Friday night’s race winner #16 Austin Hill.

- Matt Crafton (#88 Ford F-150) score his 15th victory in 463 GOT races. This is his 1st victory and 6th top-10 finish in 2020 and his 3rd victory and 12th top-10 finish in 21 races at Kansas Speedway. Christian Eckes (2nd), the highest finishing ROTY, posted his 1st top-10 finish in two Kansas races and his 5th top-10 in 2020. Grant Enfinger (3rd) earned his 4th top-10 finish in five races at Kansas. Pole-sitter Chase Purdy finished 10th. Austin Hill (finished 6th) leads the point standings by 43 points over Ben Rhodes (finished 5th). Next up for the GOT: Fri, Aug 7, Truck Series 200 - Michigan International Speedway - 100 laps.

TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Ben Rhodes
3. Christian Eckes +1
4. Zane Smith +2
5. Brett Moffitt
6. Matt Crafton +3
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Sheldon Creed -5
9. Derek Kraus +1
10. Todd Gilliland -2

                          NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series: Fri, Jul 24, Dawn 150 - Kansas Speedway - 100 laps
Winner: Bret Holmes - P1: Michael Self - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Fri, Jul 31, Menards.com 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps

ARCA Menards East: Sat, Jun 13, Herr's Potato Chips 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps (+4 OT)
Winner: Ty Gibbs - P1: Sam Mayer - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Next: Not yet announced.

ARCA Menards West: Sat, Jul 4, ENEOS 125 - Irwindale Speedway - 125 laps
Winner: Jesse Love - P1: Jesse Love - Points Leader: Jesse Love
Next: Not yet announced.

Whelen Modified Tour: Sat, Jul 4, Independence Day 200 - White Mountain - 200 laps (+5 OT)
Winner: Justin Bonsignore - P1: Matt Hirschman - Points Leader: Justin Bonsignore
Next: Sat, Aug 1, at White Mountain Motorsports Park

Pinty's Series:
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.

Peak Mexico Series: Thu, Jul 9, at Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera - 150 laps
Winner: Ruben Rovelo - P1: Ruben Rovelo - Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: Thu, Jul 30, at Autodromo Potosino

                                Track Details

Autodromo del Ecocentro de la Union Ganadera - 0.79-mile oval - Queretaro, Mexico
Autodromo Potosino - 0.5-mile oval - San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Irwindale Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Irwindale, California
Kansas Speedway - 1.5-mile oval - Kansas City, Kansas
Michigan Int’l Speedway - 2-mile oval - Brooklyn, Michigan
Road America - 4.048-mile road course - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Toledo, Ohio
White Mountain Motorsports Park - 0.25 mile oval - North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.