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Wrap-up: Kansas Speedway

by Anthony Ballantoni

NASCAR's CUP and Truck series races were held at Kansas Speedway this past weekend. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series teams competed in the 167-lap Digital Ally 250 on Friday night at the 1.5-mile oval. On Saturday night, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers completed the overtime 271-lap (scheduled for 267 laps) Digital Ally 400 at the Kansas City, KS track. The XFINITY Series, off this week, will return to action on Saturday, May 25, with the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Home Tracks and other series are also shown below.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (CUP)
TIME TRIALS: Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Ford Mustang) won the Busch Pole Award for the Digital Ally 400 with a lap of 179.217 mph. This is his 28th pole in 658 CUP races. It is his third pole, eighth top-10 start in 2019 and his fifth pole in 27 races at Kansas Speedway. Aric Almirola (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2019 and his sixth in 15 Kansas races. Clint Bowyer (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Kansas and eighth in 12 races this season. Daniel Hemric (26th) was the fastest qualifying Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender.

Did not qualify: No one. 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

RESULTS: Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Ford Mustang) won the Digital Ally 400, his 30th victory in 353 CUP races. This is his third victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2019. It is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 19 races at Kansas. Alex Bowman (second) posted his third top-10 finish in eight Kansas races and his third top-10 finish in 2019. Erik Jones (third) scored his third top-10 finish in six races at Kansas. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick led a race-high 104 laps and finished the 271-lap event in 13th place. Daniel Hemric (18th) was the highest finishing ROTY contender.
Standings: Joey Logano leads the point standings by 9 points over Kyle Busch.

TOP 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Joey Logano +1
2. Kyle Busch -1
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Chase Elliott +3
5. Brad Keselowski +1
6. Denny Hamlin -2
7. Martin Truex Jr. -2
8. Kurt Busch
9. Clint Bowyer +1
10. Ryan Blaney -1
11. Aric Almirola
12. Alex Bowman +1
13. Daniel Suarez -1
14. Erik Jones +2
15. Kyle Larson
16. Jimmie Johnson +1

NEXT: Saturday, May 18, Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Concord, NC)
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Standings: Tyler Reddick leads the 2019 NXS point standings by 23 points over Christopher Bell.

TOP 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Tyler Reddick
2. Christopher Bell
3. Cole Custer
4. Austin Cindric
5. Justin Allgaier
6. Chase Briscoe
7. John Hunter Nemechek
8. Ryan Sieg
9. Noah Gragson
10. Michael Annett
11. Justin Haley
12. Brandon Jones

NEXT: Saturday, May 25, Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Concord, NC)
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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOTS)
TIME TRIALS: Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ford F-150) won the Pole Award for the Digital Ally 250 with a lap of 177.288 mph. This is his 14th pole in 437 GOTS races. This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2019 and his first pole in 19 races at Kansas Speedway. Tyler Ankrum (second), the fastest qualifying ROTY contender who was making his first start at Kansas, posted his third top-10 series start of 2019. Harrison Burton (third) scored his first top-10 Kansas start and his sixth in seven series races this season.
Did not qualify: No one - 30 entries for the 32 truck field.

RESULTS: NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ross Chastain, driving the Niece Motorsports No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, won the Digital Ally 250, his first victory in 66 GOTS races. This is his seventh top-10 truck finish in 2019 and first top-10 finish in three GOTS races at Kansas Speedway. Ben Rhodes (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four Kansas races and his fifth top-10 finish in 2019. Todd Gilliland, who was making his first start at Kansas, finished third. Harrison Burton (10th) was the top finishing ROTY contender. Pole-sitter Matt Crafton led eight laps and finished the 167-lap race in sixth place.
Standings: Grant Enfinger leads the point standings by 13 points over Brett Moffitt.

TOP 8 - Chase Contenders:
1. Grant Enfinger
2. Brett Moffitt +2
3. Stewart Friesen
4. Ben Rhodes +1
5. Johnny Sauter -3
6. Matt Crafton
7. Austin Hill +1
8. Harrison Burton -1

NEXT: Friday, May 17, North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Home Tracks
ARCA Menards Series - (AMS)
May 5, General Tire Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway (0.596-mile oval in Nashville, TN)
Winner: Christian Eckes - Pole: Chandler Smith - Points Leader: Travis Braden
Next: May 19, Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo (OH) Speedway (0.5-mile oval)

K&N Pro Series-East - (KNE)
May 4, Twin 100-lap races at South Boston Speedway (0.4-mile oval in VA)
Race 1 Winner: Tanner Gray - Pole: Tanner Gray - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Race 2 Winner: Derek Kraus - Pole: Nick Sanchez - Points Leader: Derek Kraus
Next: Jun 1 at Memphis International Raceway (0.75-mile tri-oval in Millington, TN)

K&N Pro Series-West - (KNW)
May 11, Twin 100-lap races at Tucson Speedway (0.375-mile oval in AZ)
Race 1 Winner: Derek Kraus - Pole: Tanner Gray - Points Leader: Derek Kraus
Race 2 Winner: Derek Kraus - Pole: Brittany Zamora - Points Leader: Derek Kraus
Next: Jun 8 at Colorado National Speedway (0.375-mile oval in Dacono, CO)

Pinty’s Series - (NPS)
Season-opener: May 19 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour - (WMT)
May 11, NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CT)
Winner: Doug Coby - Pole: Justin Bonsignore - Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: May 18, Jersey Shore 150 at Wall Stadium Speedway (0.333-mile oval in Wall Township, NJ)

Peak Mexico Series - (NPMS)
May 5, Grand Prix AirBit Club at Super Ovalo Chiapas (0.75-mile tri-oval in Tuxtla Gutierrez)
Winner: Santiago Tovar - Pole: Michael Dorrbecker - Points Leader: Ruben Garcia Jr.
Next: May 19 at Triovalo Internacional de Cajititlan (0.84-miles tri-oval in Jalisco, Mexico)

Other Series
Southern Modified Racing Series - (SMRS)
Apr 13, Prestoria Realty Group Night At The Races at Orange County (NC) Speedway
(Postponed, weather in NC, rescheduled date still not announced.)
Points Leader: Jeremy Gerstner

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