• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kansas Speedway

Hollywood Casino 400

October 24th, 2021

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Kyle Larson

5 |

1

Running

267

130

58

0

2

Chase Elliott

9 |

5

Running

267

42

52

0

3

Kevin Harvick

4 |

11

Running

267

0

45

0

4

Kurt Busch

1 |

13

Running

267

4

47

0

5

Denny Hamlin

11 |

6

Running

267

0

41

0

6

William Byron

24 |

9

Running

267

57

50

0

7

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

7

Running

267

0

30

0

8

Christopher Bell

20 |

10

Running

267

0

29

0

9

Joey Logano

22 |

8

Running

267

22

28

0

10

Austin Dillon

3 |

14

Running

267

0

27

0

11

Alex Bowman

48 |

25

Running

267

0

34

0

12

Chris Buescher

17 |

21

Running

267

0

25

0

13

Ross Chastain

42 |

24

Running

267

0

28

0

14

Bubba Wallace

23 |

27

Running

267

0

25

0

15

Daniel Suarez

99 |

16

Running

267

0

22

0

16

Michael McDowell

34 |

18

Running

266

0

21

0

17

Brad Keselowski

2 |

3

Running

266

2

20

0

18

Cole Custer

41 |

22

Running

266

0

19

0

19

Chase Briscoe

14 |

19

Running

266

0

18

0

20

Parker Kligerman

96 |

40

Running

266

0

0

0

21

Ryan Preece

37 |

32

Running

265

0

16

0

22

Tyler Reddick

8 |

12

Running

265

6

21

0

23

Matt DiBenedetto

21 |

15

Running

265

4

14

0

24

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

28

Running

265

0

13

0

25

Corey Lajoie

7 |

23

Running

263

0

12

0

26

Aric Almirola

10 |

20

Running

263

0

11

0

27

Ryan Newman

6 |

31

Running

263

0

10

0

28

Kyle Busch

18 |

4

Running

261

0

11

0

29

Erik Jones

43 |

17

Running

260

0

8

0

30

BJ McLeod

78 |

26

Running

259

0

0

0

31

Cody Ware

51 |

36

Running

258

0

0

0

32

Joey Gase

53 |

39

Running

256

0

0

0

33

Josh Bilicki

52 |

30

Running

256

0

0

0

34

David Starr

13 |

38

Running

255

0

0

0

35

Quin Houff

00 |

35

Running

255

0

2

0

36

Ryan Ellis

15 |

34

Running

254

0

0

0

37

Ryan Blaney

12 |

2

Accident

224

0

1

0

38

Anthony Alfredo

38 |

29

Accident

171

0

1

0

39

Justin Haley

77 |

33

Engine

165

0

0

0

40

Chad Finchum

66 |

37

Handling

47

0

0

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    #1

    LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    5|

  • #2 | 3.619

    Chase Elliott

    #2

    3.619

    Chase Elliott

    9|

  • #3 | 4.790

    Kevin Harvick

    #3

    4.790

    Kevin Harvick

    4|

Kyle Larson earns third consecutive win with Kansas Round of 8 triumph

Already locked into the Championship 4, Kyle Larson is now 2-for-2 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8, earning his ninth win of the 2021 season in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

RELATED: Unofficial results | Kansas at-track photos

Larson led nine times for 131 laps in the 267-lap Round of 8 middle race at the 1.5-mile oval. It’s the second time this year that Larson has won three races in a row, earning victory at the Charlotte Roval and Texas Motor Speedway in the two weeks prior.

Larson’s teammate, Chase Elliott, tried to chase down the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the closing laps, but a scrape with the wall stalled any momentum he was gaining on Larson. Elliott, the defending Cup Series champion, held on to finish second.

Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and playoff driver Denny Hamlin completed the top five.

After a right-rear tire went down on the No. 12 Team Penske Ford with eight laps remaining in Stage 1, playoff driver Ryan Blaney was setting himself up for a solid rebound when disaster struck following a restart on Lap 224. Blaney was running in the top 10 when Austin Dillon lost control of his car in Turn 2, sliding into Blaney trying to save it. Blaney slammed the outside wall and was forced to retire from the race, finishing 37th.

RELATED: Blaney slams wall at Kansas

Other playoff drivers found trouble in the first stage. Kyle Busch hit the wall and cut down a right-rear tire on Lap 23, which required a stop to pit road for repairs. Busch‘s teammate, Martin Truex Jr., also hit the wall and suffered right-rear tire damage on Lap 53, but was able to salvage a seventh-place finish.

Busch hit the wall again in Stage 2, sustaining more damage to the right rear of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. He finished 28th, six laps off the pace.

RELATED: Kyle Busch hits wall at Kansas: ‘It’s killed, it’s done’

Elliott is now 34 points ahead of the elimination line and sits second in the playoff standings, while Hamlin is 32 points ahead and Kyle Busch has a one-point cushion. Despite retiring from the race early, Blaney sits just one point back.

Race winner Larson earned the Stage 1 victory, while his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron took the green-white-checkered flag in Stage 2.

The race was also placed on a brief red-flag period for inclement weather and lightning on Lap 12.

The Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Round of 8 finale on Oct. 31, the Xfinity 500 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

This story will be updated.