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Clint Bowyer drives No. 14 Ford Mustang to eighth-place finish at Kansas Speedway

Clint Bowyer placed eighth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, adding 31 points to his season total.

Bowyer now sits at No. 11 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with 2181 points. He will not advance to the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.

Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag in the race, with Chase Elliott finishing second, and Kyle Busch crossing the finish line third. Kurt Busch took fourth place, followed by William Byron in the No. 5 spot.

Hamlin has advanced to the next round of the Cup Series playoffs.

Joey Logano came away victorious in Stage 1, and Hamlin finished out front in Stage 2.

Bowyer qualified in 21st position at 176.442 mph. The 15th-year driver has piled up 10 career victories, 80 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 212 races.

There were 40 cars in the field, and the race endured seven cautions and 32 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 15 lead changes.

Toyota added 40 points to its season totals with Hamlin’s victory. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1167 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 1127. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 1093 points on the season.

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