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Wrapup: Kansas Speedway

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Kansas Speedway (KS) hosted two races for NASCAR’s top series this past week. On Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series ran its Toyota Tundra 250. The Sprint Cup featured the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at the 1.5-mile oval Kansas City, Kansas track on Saturday night. The XFINITY Series will return to action on May 17 with the 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway (Newton, IA). Latest results for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

Next weekend, the Sprint Cup Series will be holding its “non-points” two-night Sprint Showdown (Friday) and Sprint All-Star (Saturday) races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cup drivers will return to CMS the following week for Sprint Cup’s longest points race, the Coca-Cola 600, on Sunday night, May 24.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 with a lap of 28.067 seconds, 192.397 mph. This is the No. 22 AAA Insurance Ford Fusion driver's 12th pole in 230 NSCS races. It is his series-leading fourth pole and ninth top-10 start in 2015. This is his first pole in 12 races at KS. Logano led 29 laps and finished the 267 lap event in fifth place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 62 Brendan Gaughan.
Winner: Jimmie Johnson won the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, his 73rd victory in 482 NSCS races. This is the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS driver's third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2015. It is his third victory and 15th top-10 finish in 18 races at KS.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Joey Logano, #22, 192.397 mph (POLE, 5th, 4th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Joey Logano, #22
3M Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #4, 53 Laps (6th, 2nd, LEADER)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #4
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Jeff Gordon, #24 8 positions (11th, 4th, 9th)
Moog Problem Solver: Jimmie Johnson, #48 crew chief Chad Knaus, 0.650 seconds (19th, WINNER, 3rd)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Larson, #42 (10th, 15th, 22nd)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brett Moffitt, #34 (39th, 34th, 32nd)

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 46 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Joey Logano
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Matt Kenseth +1
8. Jamie McMurray -1
9. Jeff Gordon +4
10. Kasey Kahne -1
11. Aric Almirola +1
12. Paul Menard -1
13. Ryan Newman +1
14. Kurt Busch +1
15. Denny Hamlin -5
16. Clint Bowyer +1

Next:  Sprint Showdown (Friday night)/Sprint All-Star (Saturday night), May 15-16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Concord, NC)
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Standings: Ty Dillon leads the point standings by 9 points over Chris Buescher.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Ty Dillon
2. Chris Buescher +1
3. Chase Elliott -1
4. Darrell Wallace Jr.
5. Regan Smith
6. Brian Scott +3
7. Elliott Sadler
8. Ryan Reed
9. Daniel Suarez +1
10. Brendan Gaughan -4

Next:  3M 250, Sunday, May 17 at Iowa Speedway (7/8 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials:
Erik Jones won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the Toyota Tundra 250, setting the qualifying record with a lap of 30.101 seconds, 179.396 mph. This is the No. 4 Toyota Tundra driver's third pole in 21 NCWTS races. It is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2015. This is his first pole and start at Kansas Speedway. Jones was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Jones led 151 laps and finished the 167 lap race in 11th place.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 32 entries for the 32 truck field.
Winner: Matt Crafton won the Toyota Tundra 250, his seventh victory in 342 NCWTS races. This is the No. 88 Slim Jim/Menards Toyota Tundra driver's second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2015. It is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light Pole Award: Erik Jones, #4, 179.396 mph (POLE, 11th, 3rd)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Crafton, #88 (2nd, WINNER, LEADER)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Triad Racing Technologies (TRT), #88
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cameron Hayley, #13 (8th, 5th, 5th)

Standings: Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 17 points over Tyler Reddick.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton
2. Tyler Reddick
3. Erik Jones
4. Johnny Sauter
5. Cameron Hayley +3
6. John Wes Townley
7. Timothy Peters +4
8. Justin Boston +5
9. Ray Black Jr. -2
10. Spencer Gallagher -1

Next: NC Education Lottery 200, Friday night, May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Concord, NC)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
May 1, International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile tri-oval in Alabama)
Winner: Blake Jones --- Pole: Cody Coughlin --- Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: May 17, Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway (0.5-mile paved oval in OH)
NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
April 18, PittLite 125 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway)
Winner: Kyle Benjamin --- Pole: Jesse Little --- Points Leader: William Byron
Next: East-West combo on May 16, Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway (7/8 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)

K&N Pro Series-West
May 2, WildCat 150 at Tucson Speedway (0.375-mile asphalt oval in AZ)
Winner: Noah Gragson --- Pole: Ron Norman --- Points Leader: Noah Gragson
Next: East-West combo on May 16, Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway (7/8 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)

Canadian Tire Series
2014 Canadian Tire Series Champion: L.P. Dumoulin
2014 Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year: Matthew Scannell
Season Premier: May 17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour
April 26, NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5 mile asphalt oval in CT)
Winner: Woody Pitkat --- Pole: Ryan Preece --- Points Leader: Woody Pitkat
Next: May 30, Mr. Rooter 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (0.375-mile asphalt oval in CT)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
April 11, Pepsi 150 at Langley Speedway (0.4 mile asphalt oval in Hampton, VA)
Winner: Burt Myers --- Pole:  George Brunnhoelzl III --- Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: July 4, at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile asphalt oval in Sophia, NC)

Mexico Series
April 26, Tuxtla 240 at Super Ovalo Chiapas (Tuxtla Gutierrez)
Winner: Ruben Rovelo --- Pole: Ruben Garcia Jr. --- Points Leader: Ruben Pardo
Next: May 17, Queretana 200 at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera (Querétaro)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.