Sunday, October 16, 2016

RACE RECAPS- After Kansas, only 1576.08 #Miles2Miami

Hollywood Casino 400
Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kansas
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Age: 40
Team: No. 4 – Outback Chevrolet
Owner: Stewart-Haas Racing
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “I think the best thing is that we prepare this thing for every race. I try every week to find something to motivate myself and I know these guys do the same thing.  It’s hard to keep yourself motivated and continue to perform at a high level. Being able to do it for three years now says a lot about the character of this team and the things that they do.  It is like they say, anything that is really, really hard to get and come by, there are going to be some obstacles and some bumps in the road. I am just really proud of everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing.”

-       Kevin Harvick

·         Kevin Harvick won the 16th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday afternoon. For Harvick, it is his 35th victory in 569 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

·         It is Harvick’s fourth victory and 23rd top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Harvick’s second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 22 races at Kansas Speedway.

·         For Harvick, it is his 11th overall victory in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

·         This is the third time Harvick has advanced to the Round of 8 in the Chase, making him the only driver to advance to every round of the Chase since the current format was instituted in 2014.

·         Card Edwards (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 19 races at Kansas Speedway.

·         It is Edwards’ eighth top-5 and 17th top-10 finish this year.

·         Joey Logano (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.

·         Jimmie Johnson finished fourth on Sunday, giving him his ninth top-5 and 14th top-10 showing this year.

·         Kyle Busch (fifth) posted his sixth straight top-10 finish, giving him his 21st overall top-10 this season.

·         In 15 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick has recorded 12 top-10 and seven top-5 finishes. Also, Harvick celebrated his 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400.

·         Following Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, there are now only 1576.08 #Miles2Miami. The 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20.

·         Below are the current standings in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup following the second race in the Round of 12. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have punched their tickets into the Round of 8, following their victories in the Round of 12. Johnson leads the points standings by eight points over Matt Kenseth:

Starting this year, the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below is a Race Recap from Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series was off this week:

·         Kyle Busch won the 16th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday. It is his 85th victory in 327 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

·         It is Busch’s ninth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         It is Busch’s fourth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.

·         This is the fifth season Kyle Busch has posted nine or more wins in a single season (13 wins, 2010 -series-most), (12, 2013), (10, 2008), (9, 2016 and 2009).

·         Elliott Sadler (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 27th top-10 finish in 2016.

·         Daniel Suarez (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.

·         Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez are tied for first in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Standings with 3039 points.