NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in spring 2017 at Kansas

Kansas Top Ten Starters

  1. Ryan Blaney
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Kurt Busch
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Kyle Larson
  10. Chase Elliott

Kansas Pre-race Notes

Michael McDowell started in the rear of the field because of an engine change.

Matt DiBenedetto started in the rear of the field because he changed a tire.

Joey Logano’s crew chief was suspended.

Kansas Loop Data Box Score

Kansas Loop Data Speed Stats

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 18,78,21,42,2,48,4,11,5,41

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 21,42,78,1,18,11,5,20,77,22

Kansas Race Notes

Ryan Blaney who started on the pole selected the high-line. He shot to an early lead and led the first 9 laps.

Joey Logano who started on the front row slid up the track and fell back to 8th on the first lap.

On lap 10, Martin Truex Jr. passed Ryan Blaney for the lead with a pass in the outside groove. Truex then led the next 43 laps.

Running order on lap 20: 78,18,21,4,42,17,41,24,22,11 … 1,20,48,2,3,43,19,6,27,5 … 14,88,77,37,13,47,10,31,95,34 … 38,32,83,23,72,15,33,55,51,66

Notable Moment: On lap 20 it was reported that Joey Logano had some nose damage after he supposedly hit a spring rubber.

Notable Moment: On lap 30 Landon Cassill got into the wall and brought out the first caution. His team made repairs and he returned to the track.

Running order on lap 36: 78,21,42,24,18,4,41,17,11,20 … 1,48,2,5,77,6,43,27,3,88 … 14,13,19,47,37,10,95,31,22,38 … 32,83,23,72,34,33,15,55,51,66

Notable Moment: On lap 50 the second caution came out after Landon Cassill got into the wall again. This time his car had a lot more damage.

  • Big Moment: During the Landon Cassill caution on pit road Chase Elliott spun Michael McDowell. Elliott got some damage and promptly returned to his pit stall.
  • Notable Moment: During the Landon Cassill caution Danica Patrick was caught speeding on pit road.

Running order on lap 56: 4,21,18,19,78,48,42,41,2,11,19 … 5,3,43,14,20,6,13,27,77,17 … 22,47,1

Notable Moment: On lap 59 while running in 16th Ty Dillon spun and brought out a caution. He didn’t hit anything.

Running order on lap 66: 18,78,21,42,4,48,2,11,5,41 … 19,3,14,20,77,43,6,27,22,88 … 1,47,17,31,37,10,32,38,23,13

Notable Moment: On lap 68 Chase Elliott was on pit road getting his car repaired more. His tire kept rubbing. This dropped him multiple laps down.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 18,78,21,42,2,48,4,11,5,41

Running order during the Stage #1 Caution before pit stops: 18,78,21,42,2,48,4,11,5,41 … 3,77,14,20,43,17,1,19,6,22 … 27,10,88,37,13,31,32,38,83,47 … 23,95,72,15,33,55,34,51,66,24

Kyle Larson really liked his car at the end of the first Stage.

Running order on lap 96: 78,18,42,4,21,2,5,11,77,20 .. 3,20,41,43,14,17,22,19,27,88,48 … 10,13,1,6,38,31,47,37

Notable Moment: On lap 96 Erik Jones spun from 9th and brought out the caution. He didn’t hit anything, but he did get a flat tire which caused some damage.

Notable Moment: On lap 101 Jimmie Johnson had a flat tire and was slowing on the track. He was in 11th at the time. The caution came out but he still dropped a lap down.

Running order on lap 109: 18,21,78,4,2,41,20,11,19,22 … 6,31,42,3,88,10,17,1,77,95 … 13,38,5,43,47,37,14,27,83,34 … 72,15,23,33,48,55,51,32,66,24

Notable Moment: On lap 115 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made an unexpected pit stop because he didn’t have a tire tight. This dropped him a lap down. He was running in the high-teens prior to his problem.

Notable Moment: On lap 120 while running in 5th Brad Keselowski made an unexpected pit stop for a vibration. While he was coming in he drove thru too many pit stops. This dropped him two laps down.

Running order on lap 131: 18,21,78,4,11,42,19,20,5,41,… 1,88,6,22,77,31,10,14,3,13 …. 43,27,37,95,47,38,83,72,34,23 … 15,48,11,17,2,55,51,66,24

Notable Moment: On lap 134 while running in 10th Kurt Busch got into the wall pretty hard and then had to come to pit road. He liked his car prior to his problem.

Running order on lap 145: 21,42,18,78,11,1,5,20,22,14 … 31,10,37,77,6,19,55,38,27,43 … 3,95,4,13,48,72,34,23,41,17 … 47,2,83,15,33,55,51,51,24

On lap 147 Gray Gaulding had a flat tire and brought out the caution.

Big Moment: On lap 154 while running in 9th Ryan Newman’s engine blew up.

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