Harvick Finishes Eighth at Kansas

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 10/23/17

Jimmy John’s Driver Scores 19th Top-10 of 2017 To Advance to Round of 8

Date: Oct. 22, 2017

Event: Hollywood Casino 400 (Round 32 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/80 laps/107 laps)

Start/Finish: 2nd/8th (Running, completed 267 of 267 laps)

Point Standing: 4th with 4,017 points, 52 out of first; Advances to Round of 8


Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing (Toyota)

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 2 Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-80):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 81-160):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 161-267):


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“As you look at the result of the day, you want to have a chance to win. We had a car capable of winning. Just got stuck in a box, and the box kept on getting smaller and smaller. The caution came out with 47 laps to go, and that put us in a bad spot.”

Playoff Standings (at the conclusion of the Round of 12):

1.  Martin Truex Jr. (4,069 points)

2.  Kyle Busch (4,042 points, -27)

3.  Brad Keselowski (4,026 points, -43)

4.  Kevin Harvick (4,017 points, -52)

5.  Jimmie Johnson (4,017 points, -52)

6.  Denny Hamlin (4,014 points, -55)

7.  Ryan Blaney (4,009 points, -60)

8.  Chase Elliott (4,006 points, -63)

Failed to Advance to Round of 8:

Kyle Larson (2,236 points)

Matt Kenseth (2,184 points)

Jamie McMurray (2,138 points)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2,119 points)

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the First Data 500 on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. It is the seventh race of the 10-race playoffs and starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN beginning at 1 p.m. MRN Radio and SiriusXM Channel 90 will be on the radio call.

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