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Lap-by-Lap: Kansas

October 09, 2011, ,

Lap 272 -- CHECKERED FLAG: Jimmie Johnson holds on against a hard-charging Kasey Kahne to win the first green-white-checkered finish in Cup Series racing at Kansas Speedway. Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and an out-of-nowhere Carl Edwards round out the top five. That puts Jimmie Johnson unofficially third in points, four behind Kevin Harvick and three behind Edwards.

Lap 271 -- WHITE FLAG: Jimmie Johnson gets a huge advantage on the restart. It's Johnson and Kahne out front in single file formation.

Lap 270 -- GREEN FLAG: Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne led the field back to green.

Lap 267 -- Tony Stewart slides through his pits and it costs him time during his stop. He lost eight spots on that stop.

Lap 265 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 6: Jeff Gordon fell just a few laps short as his engine finally gave way. That sets up a green-white-checkered finish.

Lap 264 -- Kevin Harvick is making a move on Kurt Busch for that sixth position.

Lap 263 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is running 12th.

Lap 262 -- Greg Biffle takes over fifth from Kurt Busch.

Lap 261 -- Kevin Harvick is running seventh, six spots behind Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 260 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is just more than two seconds now.

Lap 259 -- Kasey Kahne continues to close, but it appears to be too little too late.

Lap 258 -- Jimmie Johnson leads Kasey Kahne by 2.4 seconds.

Lap 257 -- Kasey Kahne takes over second place from Brad Keselowski.

Lap 256 -- Tony Stewart is running seventh, one spot ahead of Kevin Harvick. Jeff Gordon is trying to keep his car from overheating.

Lap 255 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is nearly three seconds.

Lap 254 -- Ten of the top 13 drivers are Chasers.

Lap 253 -- Pole-sitter Greg Biffle is running sixth, but that's 4.6 seconds behind leader Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 252 -- Kasey Kahne is battling Kurt Busch for third place.

Lap 251 -- Carl Edwards has somehow managed to climb up to 13th.

Lap 249 -- Kasey Kahne is climbing, up to fourth now.

Lap 248 -- Brad Keselowski trails Jimmie Johnson by nearly a second and a half.

Lap 247 -- Denny Hamlin has dropped to fifth.

Lap 246 -- Jimmie Johnson is pulling away yet again.

Lap 245 -- Denny Hamlin's big move didn't last long. It's a two-car battle between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. Johnson leads at the line as he bumps Kes a little.

Lap 244 -- GREEN FLAG: Denny Hamlin makes a big move to try to pull out a surprisingly good finish.

Lap 243 -- Brad Keselowski is scored as the leader. Denny Hamlin is second, Jimmie Johnson third, Kurt Busch fourth and Greg Biffle fifth.

Lap 240 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 5: Jeff Gordon has smoke under the hood of his car.

Lap 237 -- Greg Biffle passes Kasey Kahne for fifth in a battle of non-Chasers.

Lap 230 -- Tony Stewart is back on the heels of Jimmie Johnson. Jeff Gordon has slid out of contention after the restart.

Lap 228 -- Jimmie Johnson continues to lead Kurt Busch by about one second. Tony Stewart is making a move on Kurt Busch for second.

Lap 227 -- Jimmie Johnson goes to the lead.

Lap 224 -- GREEN FLAG: Kurt Busch is out front and moves down in front.

Lap 222 -- Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick stay on the track. Jimmie Johnson was fastest off pit road, but that brings him out third on the track. Kevin Harvick is saving fuel by being pushed by Austin Dillon under caution.

Lap 220 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 4: After going more than 100 laps without a caution, they're starting to add up now.

Lap 215 -- Jeff Gordon has passed Tony Stewart for third place. Stewart appears to be conserving fuel.

Lap 213 -- Kyle Busch has passed Tony Stewart for second place.

Lap 210 -- GREEN FLAG: Jimmie Johnson brings the field back to green, with Chad Knaus saying they'll have to conserve some fuel.

Lap 208 -- Kurt Busch, who had been scored as the leader, hits pit road. The top five on the restart will be Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski.

Lap 207 -- Kurt Busch had just gone one lap down. Leaders hit pit road. Jimmie Johnson gets four tires and a wedge adjustment. Jeff Gordon is free, takes four tires and no changes. Brad Keselowski gets four tires and fuel. Greg Biffle gets an air pressure adjustment. Everyone's a little shy on fuel.

Lap 206 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 3: And there's the caution. Debris on the track brings Jimmie Johnson back to the field.

Lap 199 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is more than 10 seconds now with one-quarter of the race remaining.

Lap 191 -- Kevin Harvick said, and I'm paraphrasing here, that he's a little less than pleased with his car during this race.

Lap 190 -- Kevin Harvick gets past Kurt Busch and puts Kurt on the hot seat of trying to hold on to the lead lap.

Lap 188 -- And now Jimmie Johnson's lead is more than eight seconds. It has been 104 laps since our last caution.

Lap 187 -- Brad Keselowski continues to run in third between Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch.

Lap 185 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead has grown to seven seconds. Kevin Harvick, the last driver on the lead lap, is nearly 28 seconds behind.

Lap 184 -- The top six cars are all Chase drivers, then comes a block of non-Chasers with Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Kasey Kahne running seventh through 10th.

Lap 182 -- Kasey Kahne is up into the top 10 after passing Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Lap 180 -- Only 15 cars remain on the lead lap, and Kevin Harvick is next in the firing line.

Lap 179 -- And Carl Edwards is a lap down after Jimmie Johnson passes him.

Lap 177 -- After green-flag pit stops cycled through, Brad Keselowski was the big winner. Jimmie Johnson's lead is nearly six seconds on Tony Stewart, Keselowski is third, Kyle Busch fourth and Matt Kenseth fifth.

Lap 176 -- Martin Truex Jr. is back on pit road and he appears to have the same problem David Reutimann had earlier with a broken rear axle.

Lap 175 -- Greg Biffle gets a chassis adjustment, a quarter round of wedge out, four tires and fuel. Tony Stewart takes a small air pressure adjustment and four tires. Jimmie Johnson gets to the pits for a wedge adjustment in the left rear, four tires and fuel.

Lap 173 -- Regan Smith was flagged for speeding on pit road, and he'll serve a pass-through. Martin Truex Jr. stalled leaving the pits.

Lap 172 -- Green flag pit stops continue as Jimmie Johnson stays out on the track.

Lap 171 -- Kyle Busch hits the pits as well, as Greg Biffle climbs into the top five as Busch drops through the field.

Lap 169 -- All the Chasers running ninth or worse had hit pit road. The top five remains unchanged.

Lap 168 -- Kurt Busch hits pit road as he drops into the "one lap down" group.

Lap 167 -- Sorry, Regan Smith. Martin Truex Jr. is now the last car on the lead lap.

Lap 166 -- Martin Truex Jr. has gotten around Regan Smith to give himself a one-car gap of breathing room. Smith is now the last car on the lead lap.

Lap 165 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead *yawn* is more than five seconds. The good news is there's TONS of good action behind the leader.

Lap 163 -- OK, I was close. Matt Kenseth stretched out his lead for fourth, but Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are going to have to slug it out for fifth.

Lap 162 -- Greg Biffle regains his eighth spot by passing Mark Martin. He's still one spot behind Clint Bowyer for "top non-Chaser" bragging rights.

Lap 161 -- The battle for fourth, fifth and sixth could get interesting here in a few.

Lap 160 -- Mark Martin passes Greg Biffle for eighth.

Lap 159 -- Carl Edwards is starting to make his climb. He passes Jeff Burton for 16th.

Lap 158 -- Kevin Harvick is now just one spot ahead of Kurt Busch. Neither of them have been pleased with the way their cars have performed.

Lap 157 -- Paul Menard has gotten past his teammate, Kevin Harvick, for the 13th spot.

Lap 156 -- There are now 19 cars on the lead lap. Martin Truex Jr., who spent a good amount of time in the top 10, is the last car on the lead lap.

Lap 154 -- I swear, if you want your driver to change his fortunes, get me to comment on him. As I hit publish on that, Ryan Newman passed Mike Bliss for 25th. Still not good for a Chaser, so I stand by that.

Lap 153 -- Ryan Newman has not been able to get out of 26th place. He's one place behind Mike Bliss. That's not generally a good sign for a Chase driver.

Lap 152 -- And down goes Marcos Ambrose. Beware, David Ragan ... Jimmie Johnson is on the hunt.

Lap 150 -- Jimmie Johnson continues to mow them down as there are just 21 cars on the lead lap. Marcos Ambrose is the next in danger.

Lap 149 -- Kurt Busch is up to 16th, and Carl Edwards is 18th.

Lap 148 -- Jeff Burton is running 15th, and he's been in and around the top 15 for the majority of the race.

Lap 147 -- Martin Truex Jr., who was running in the top five earlier, is now in the 19th spot, one behind Carl Edwards.

Lap 146 -- Pole-sitter Greg Biffle is still safely in the top 10, running eighth.

Lap 145 -- Clint Bowyer is on the tail of Brad Keselowski for the sixth spot.

Lap 144 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 10th, but is 18 seconds behind his teammate Jimmie Johnson in the lead.

Lap 143 -- Kurt Busch is running 17th and Carl Edwards is 19th.

Lap 142 -- Kasey Kahne passes Kevin Harvick for 12th place.

Lap 140 -- Matt Kenseth passes Kyle Busch for fourth position.

Lap 139 -- Jimmie Johnson continues to lead Tony Stewart by more than three seconds.

Lap 138 -- Clint Bowyer is running seventh, the top non-Chaser.

Lap 137 -- After his pit road issue, Ryan Newman is 26th.

Lap 136 -- Right there, running 10th-12th, are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. It's where they've been for a good chunk of the race.

Lap 135 -- The top five as they run: Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth. That's an all-Chase top group.

Lap 133 -- Jimmie Johnson cycles back to the lead, and he's up about three seconds on Tony Stewart. A.J. Allmendinger is flagged for speeding on pit road, and David Reutimann has a broken rear axle.

Lap 132 -- Jeff Gordon gets four tires and fuel after staying out to lead one lap for the bonus point.

Lap 131 -- Jimmie Johnson takes four tires, up on the track bar and fuel. Matt Kenseth gets more front grip and four tires. Greg Biffle wants to be freer. Air pressure change, wedge adjustment, four tires and fuel.

Lap 130 -- Ryan Newman's bad day gets worse as he left without a lug nut and is making a second visit. Tony Stewart takes four tires and says his car is good.

Lap 129 -- Kevin Harvick is too loose and takes air pressure and four tires along with fuel. Carl Edwards has a rubber pulled out of the left rear, four tires and fuel.

Lap 128 -- Kurt Busch gets more adjustments, wedge and track bar.

Lap 127 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets a track bar adjustment, four tires and fuel. Mark Martin gets four tires and an air pressure adjustment looking for more grip. Kyle Busch gets four tires, fuel, wedge and air pressure adjustments.

Lap 126 -- Brad Keselowski is the first on pit road. He takes four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment.

Lap 124 -- Buckle in for more green-flag pit stops.

Lap 122 -- Kevin Harvick gets past Denny Hamlin for 11th place.

Lap 121 -- Brad Keselowski picks up another spot, passing Mark Martin for eighth.

Lap 120 -- Fifth-place Greg Biffle is more than 10 seconds behind leader Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 117 -- Kurt Busch has been complaining about his car -- nothing new, really -- but he's dropped down to 20th.

Lap 116 -- Brad Keselowski has passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. for ninth.

Lap 115 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is up to four seconds.

Lap 114 -- All four Richard Childress Racing cars are running in the top 14. Clint Bowyer is seventh, and Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Paul Menard are running 12th through 14th.

Lap 113 -- Nine of the top 12 cars in the race are Chase drivers.

Lap 112 -- Clint Bowyer gets past Mark Martin for the seventh position.

Lap 111 -- Mark Martin is running sixth. Kyle Busch is seventh and Clint Bowyer is up to eighth.

Lap 109 -- Greg Biffle gets past both Mark Martin and Kyle Busch for the fifth position.

Lap 108 -- Mark Martin and Kyle Busch are battling for sixth place. Tony Stewart took over second from Jeff Gordon.

Lap 107 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead on Jeff Gordon is right around the three-second mark.

Lap 106 -- Matt Kenseth takes over fourth place from Kyle Busch.

Lap 105 -- Never mind. Denny Hamlin gets past Paul Menard to put a car between himself and Kevin Harvick in 13th.

Lap 104 -- Kevin Harvick moves past Jamie McMurray and is now running 13th. He's one spot behind fellow Chaser Denny Hamlin.

Lap 103 -- Brad Keselowski moves back into the top 10.

Lap 102 -- Matt Kenseth gets past Mark Martin to climb into the top five.

Lap 101 -- Jamie McMurray is 12th after restarting fifth with a pit-road gamble.

Lap 99 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets past Paul Menard and takes over eighth spot. This is the best run Junior's had all day.

Lap 98 -- Tony Stewart is third. The PitCommand leaderboard is a whole lot of yellow in those top 14 cars.

Lap 97 -- Kyle Busch's two tires are giving up much quicker than Jimmie Johnson's did earlier. He's down to fourth, and in danger of losing even more.

Lap 96 -- Jeff Gordon passes Kyle Busch and is now tasked with catching up to teammate Jimmie Johnson for the lead.

Lap 95 -- Jeff Gordon also gets past Mark Martin and takes over third.

Lap 94 -- Kyle Busch gets past Mark Martin for second.

Lap 93 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is climbing and is up to 13th after restarting 18th.

Lap 92 -- Tony Stewart is up to fifth after passing Paul Menard.

Lap 91 -- Matt Kenseth, who led earlier, is now running eighth. Carl Edwards has gained two spots, passed Ryan Newman and is now 23rd.

Lap 90 -- The top five after two laps of green: Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard and Jeff Gordon.

Lap 89 -- Carl Edwards had a looooong pit stop and restarted 25th. Paul Menard struggled on the restart and stacked up that outside line.

Lap 88 -- GREEN FLAG: Kyle Busch led the field back to green in the Hollywood Casino 400.

Lap 86 -- The top five are Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray.

Lap 85 -- The leaders hit pit road. Jimmie Johnson gets four tires, no changes and fuel. Jeff Gordon wants more adjustments, up one on the track bar and four tires. Brad Keselowski gets four tires and an air pressure adjustment. A round down in the right rear and four tires for Greg Biffle. Kyle Busch won the race off pit road with two tires.

Lap 84 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: Debris has brought out the second caution.

Lap 83 -- Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin continue to have the best battle on the track.

Lap 82 -- Kasey Kahne gets back past Denny Hamlin as the two battle for that 12th-place spot.

Lap 81 -- There are 25 cars on the lead lap, with Landon Cassill the last car on that lead lap.

Lap 80 -- Jimmie Johnson is cruising right now. His lead has doubled and he's up by more than 4 seconds.

Lap 79 -- Carl Edwards remains mired back in 19th.

Lap 77 -- Denny Hamlin has gotten past Kasey Kahne for 12th.

Lap 76 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is up to nearly two seconds over Greg Biffle.

Lap 74 -- Ryan Newman continues to struggle. He's the last-place Chaser in 24th position.

Lap 73 -- The stop was good for Kyle Busch as he's running up in the eighth position.

Lap 72 -- Jimmie Johnson gets around Greg Biffle for the lead.

Lap 70 -- Landon Cassill pits, so everyone has cycled through. It's Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. in the top five.

Lap 69 -- When Landon Cassill pits, Greg Biffle will be the leader. Jimmie Johnson will be second and Matt Kenseth third.

Lap 68 -- Matt Kenseth pits for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. Landon Cassill is your race leader.

Lap 67 -- Matt Kenseth is back to the lead as Greg Biffle hits pit road for four tires, fuel and a clean grille. Kyle Busch gets four tires and an air-pressure adjustment. Carl Edwards' car is too tight and he takes four tires and fuel.

Lap 66 -- Kurt Busch gets four tires and a chassis adjustment. Brad Keselowski gets four tires and some fuel. Kevin Harvick took the air pressure adjustment back out and took four tires.

Lap 65 -- And there it is. Greg Biffle is back in front of the field.

Lap 64 -- Greg Biffle should take the lead on the next lap.

Lap 62 -- We're closing in on green-flag pit stops. Jimmie Johnson will have to take four tires, but we'll see what the others do.

Lap 61 -- Greg Biffle continues to close on his teammate, Matt Kenseth, for the lead. The pole-sitter wants his spot back!

Lap 60 -- And Greg Biffle gets past Jimmie Johnson for second as Johnson's two tires have held out a long time but are starting to give up positions.

Lap 59 -- Matt Kenseth continues to stretch his lead. It's now at about a second and a half.

Lap 57 -- Martin Truex Jr. is alone in fourth, about a second and a half behind Greg Biffle and more than a second ahead of Jeff Gordon.

Lap 55 -- All four Hendrick Motorsports Chevys are in the top 15 as Kurt Busch gets past Mark Martin for 14th.

Lap 54 -- Mark Martin is running 14th. He started ninth.

Lap 53 -- Greg Biffle is holding steady in third, about 2 seconds off Matt Kenseth in the lead.

Lap 52 -- Matt Kenseth has stretched his lead out 0.8 seconds over Jimmie Johnson. Clint Bowyer gets past Denny Hamlin for 10th.

Lap 51 -- The top 10 remains largely static, with only the gaps changing.

Lap 50 -- Kasey Kahne, who started fifth, is running back in 16th.

Lap 48 -- Kurt Busch is back up to 15th after having dropped a couple spots.

Lap 47 -- Carl Edwards continues to struggle, hanging out in 20th saying he's tight in the center and loose off.

Lap 45 -- Tony Stewart is running sixth still, but Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski are closing on him.

Lap 44 -- Matt Kenseth's lead is about a half-second in front of Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 43 -- Martin Truex Jr. gets past Jeff Gordon for fourth.

Lap 42 -- I seem to have cursed Paul Menard. He's dropped to ninth, one spot ahead of Chaser Denny Hamlin.

Lap 41 -- And there goes Matt Kenseth, who suddenly caught the speed he needed to get past Jimmie Johnson for the lead.

Lap 39 -- A.J. Allmendinger, who moved to the rear of the field for missing driver intros, is up to 25th. There are 36 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 38 -- Kevin Harvick gets around Brad Keselowski to take over the eighth position.

Lap 37 -- Clint Bowyer has very quietly climbed up to 12th after starting 24th.

Lap 36 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is battling Marcos Ambrose for the 13th position.

Lap 34 -- Tony Stewart climbs into the top five by getting around Paul Menard.

Lap 32 -- Jimmie Johnson has made the two tires work, as his lead is nearly a full second.

Lap 31 -- Paul Menard has been around the front all day and is staying solidly in fifth.

Lap 29 -- Recapping the Chasers: Jimmie Johnson (first), Matt Kenseth (second), Jeff Gordon (fourth), Tony Stewart (sixth), Brad Keselowski (eighth), Kevin Harvick (10th), Denny Hamlin (11th), Kyle Busch (12th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (14th), Kurt Busch (15th), Carl Edwards (19th), Ryan Newman (20th).

Lap 28 -- Kyle Busch's tire carrier had some issues on his stop, and he's fallen back to 12th in the running order.

Lap 26 -- Jimmie Johnson's lead is about .7 seconds over Matt Kenseth.

Lap 25 -- Several drivers took only two tires on that stop, including leader Jimmie Johnson. Let's see how that gamble -- haha, get it? Hollywood Casino 400? -- works out.

Lap 24 -- GREEN FLAG: Jimmie Johnson led the field to green. Matt Kenseth, Marcos Ambrose, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle round out the top five.

Lap 22 -- Jimmie Johnson will be the leader when pit stops cycle through, as he picked up eight spots on that stop.

Lap 21 -- The leaders hit pit road. Matt Kenseth says he's a little loose, but he takes four tires and fuel. Jeff Gordon says it's free, so he takes a half-round in the right rear and four tires. Kyle Busch gets four tires, track bar adjustment and air pressure adjustment. Greg Biffle gets some wedge, four tires and fuel. He lost several spots on the stop.

Lap 20 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: Bobby Labonte spun out and has brought out the caution.

Lap 19 -- Kyle Busch is now battling Martin Truex Jr. to try to hold on to fifth.

Lap 18 -- Kasey Kahne is up to third, and Jeff Gordon fourth. Kyle Busch has slid back to fifth.

Lap 17 -- Nine of the top 13 spots are taken up by Chase drivers. All 12 of them are inside the top 20 as Ryan Newman is running 20th.

Lap 15 -- Matt Kenseth takes second away from Kyle Busch, but he's nearly two seconds behind leader Greg Biffle.

Lap 14 -- Jeff Gordon is up to fifth, having gotten past Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 12 -- Brad Keselowski is in a clump of Chasers right now, battling Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick for eighth through 12th place.

Lap 11 -- Jeff Gordon picks up another spot, up to sixth.

Lap 10 -- Greg Biffle's lead in front of Kyle Busch has topped the 1-second mark.

Lap 8 -- Tony Stewart said before the race he'd be better today than he has been all weekend. He's up to 15th after qualifying 23rd.

Lap 7 -- Ladies and gentlemen, Jimmie Johnson is up to 12th after starting 19th.

Lap 6 -- The biggest losers so far are Carl Edwards, who's eighth after starting second, and Denny Hamlin, who's 10th after starting seventh.

Lap 4 -- Greg Biffle's lead at the front of the field is nearly 0.7 seconds over Kyle Busch.

Lap 3 -- Jeff Gordon has picked up three spots and passes Carl Edwards for seventh.

Lap 2 -- Carl Edwards, who started second, is mired back in sixth.

Lap 1 -- Greg Biffle makes the inside line work to his advantage, and he's out front after starting on the pole. Kyle Busch is second.

2:20 p.m. ET -- GREEN FLAG: Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards led the field to green in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

2:17 p.m. ET -- A.J. Allmendinger (22nd), David Reutimann (27th) and Reed Sorenson (39th) will move to the back of the field for the start after missing driver introductions.

2:13 p.m. ET -- The cars roll off pit road to start their warm-up laps.

2:11 p.m. ET -- As the drivers get ready for the race to start, here's the breakdown: It will be 267 laps for 400 miles. Five Chasers (Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon) will start in the top 10.

2:09 p.m. ET -- Senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming, Thomas P. Burke, gives the command: "Drivers, start your engines."

2:04 p.m. ET -- The fly-by is four A-10s, 442nd FW, Whiteman Air Force Base.

2:03 p.m. ET -- The national anthem is performed by Curb Records artist Tim Dugger.

2:01 p.m. ET -- Invocation is given by Cole Cochran of Raceway Ministries.

2:01 p.m. ET -- Presentation of colors by the Twenty-Eighth Infantry Battalion, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division

10:05 a.m. ET -- It's four hours from race time, and there's nothing but sunshine, fast cars and left turns ahead in the Hollywood Casino 400. The predicted high for Kansas City is 84 degrees, with a green-flag temperature of 79 degrees. It's a Roush Fenway Racing front row as Greg Biffle claimed his second pole of the season just ahead of teammate Carl Edwards. The green flag is set for 2:17 p.m. ET.