NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in spring 2018 at Kansas

Kansas Top Ten Starters

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Ryan Blaney
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Chris Buescher

Kansas Full Starting Lineup

Kansas Pre-race Notes

Kyle Larson started in the rear of the field because of an unapproved tire change.

Matt Kenseth drove the #6. This was his first race of the season.

The fuel window was 58 to 62 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 12,4,2,22,42,10,11,18,41,14

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 42,4,12,18,22,10,41,14,20,78

Kansas Race Notes

Kevin Harvick who started on the pole selected to start in the low-line. He led the opening 32 laps (until the competition caution came out).

Running order on lap 16: 4,12,18,2,22,10,41,11,20,21 … 78,42,19,14,37,24,1,31,9,88 … 48,47,17,38,95,34,6,43,3,13 … 32,72,00,55,23,51,66,15

Kyle Larson started in the rear of the field because of an unapproved tire change. On lap 22 he was up to 10th.

On lap 28, Matt Kenseth reported his car didn’t drive good.

Running order on lap 30: 4,12,18,2,22,10,11,41,42,78 … 20,14,21,37,24,31,9,19,1,48 … 88,17,38,95,47,34,3(last driver on the lead lap),6,13,43 … 32,72,00,23,55,51,66,15

Notable Moment: During the competition caution which came out after the completion of lap 30, William Byron took 2 tires but was penalized during his stop.

Following the competition caution, Ryan Blaney was now the race leader. He led the next 52 laps.

Around lap 42, Kasey Kahne slapped the wall.

Running order on lap 52: 12,4,2,22,10,18,42,41,11,14 … 78,20,21,31,9,19,88,1,17,37 … 48,3,38,47,24,6,95,34,43,13 … 32,72,00,23,55,15,66,51

Notable Moment: On lap 62, Jimmie Johnson made an unexpected pit stop. He had a loose wheel. This dropped him a lap down to 29th.

Running order on lap 69: 12,4,2,22,10,42,11,18,41,14 … 78,20,21,31,9,88,1,17,37,19 … 24,3,38,47,6,95,34,43,48,13 … 32,72,00,23,55,66,51,15

Notable Moment: On lap 75, Bubba Wallace had a flat tire and was slowly creeping around the track.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 12,4,2,22,42,10,11,18,41,14

Notable Moment: During the Stage caution, Chris Buescher had an uncontrolled tire.

Running order on lap 91: 4,12,22,2,42,18,11,41,10,31 … 14,20,78,88,21,38,1,17,19,3 … 9,24,47,37,6,48,34,95,13,32 … 72,00,23,55,15,43,66,51

Notable Moment: On lap 95, Daniel Suarez made an unexpected pit stop. Shortly before his problem he was running in 20th. He had a loose wheel. This dropped him off the lead lap to 28th.

Notable Moment: Shortly before lap 110 (commercial break in coverage), Brad Keselowski made an unexpected pit stop. This dropped him a lap down into the twenties. Prior to pitting he was running in 5th.

Running order on lap 110: 4,12,42,18,22,41,10,11,14,20 … 78,21,31,88,1,9,24,38,17,37 … 3,47(last driver on the lead lap),48,2,6,34,95,19,13,32 … 72,00,55,15,23,43,51,66

Notable Moment: Around lap 120, Brad Keselowski made another unexpected pit stop.

Running order on lap 130: 3(only driver who didn’t pit yet),4,42,12,18,41,10,22,20,14 … 78,21,11,88,24,1,31,9,17,34

Kyle Larson took the lead on lap 131.

Running order on lap 140: 42,4,12,18,41,22,10,20,14,78 … 21,11,88,1,24,31,9,17,38(last driver on the lead lap),37 … 47,34,3,48,2,19,6,95,32,72 … 43,13,00,15,55,23,51,66

Running order on lap 153: 42,4,12,18,22,10,41,14,20,78 … 21,11,88,31,1,9,24,17,38,37 … 47,3,48,2,19,6,34,95,32,72 … 13,00,43,15,55,23,66,51

On the final lap of Stage #2, Kyle Larson got around Jimmie Johnson which dropped him a second lap down.

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 42,4,12,18,22,10,41,14,20,78

Running order on lap 167 under caution (100 laps to go): 42,4,12,18,22,10,78,41,14,88 … 21,9,20,31,1,11,24,17,3,38 … 37,47,34,48,19,6,2,95,32,72 … 43,13,00,55,15,23,51,66

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