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How has each playoff driver done at Kansas?

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This Sunday, the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway will serve as the second race of the Round of 16.

Only Kyle Larson is locked into the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

No. 1 Kyle Larson (Advanced to Round of 12)

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Larson has one win at Kansas, taking the checkered flag in the 2021 fall race. He went on to win the championship that year.

In 17 races at Kansas Larson also 6 Top-5 finishes, 9 Top-10s, and 540 laps led.

No. 2 William Byron (+45 points)
Although he hasn’t won at Kansas, Byron seven top-10 finishes in the last eight races.

His best finish is third in the spring race after winning the pole.

Byron also has that pole, two Top-5 finishes, 7 Top-10s, and 136 laps led in 11 starts.

No. 3 Tyler Reddick (+30)
Reddick’s first Cup Series top-10 finish was at Kansas in spring 2019.

Since then, Reddick has posted two more top-10s at Kansas, with a high of seventh in Spring 2021.

In 8 starts at the speedway, he has led 91 laps.

No. 4 Chris Buescher (+27)
Buescher’s best Kansas finish is sixth in fall 2017. Buescher has two other top-10 finishes. In total, he has led 23 laps in his 15 starts.

No. 5 Denny Hamlin (+27)
Hamlin’s four wins leads the active Cup Series competition. He won in April 2012, October 2019, July 2020 and back in May.

Hamlin is on a roll at Kansas. He is currently on a streak of four consecutive top-5 finishes.

His totals in 30 overall starts at the track are four wins, 12 Top-5 finishes, 13 Top-10s and 383 laps led.

No. 6 Martin Truex Jr. (+25)

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Martin Truex Jr. sits in his chair during Daytona 500 Media Day in Daytona Beach, Fla. Photo: Erick Messer/TRE

Truex has won at Kansas twice – sweeping the races held in 2017.

Truex has finished inside the Top-10 in 12 of the last 13 races.

In 30 overall starts, he’s also picked up 2 poles, 10 Top-5 finishes, 17 Top-10 finishes and 906 laps led.

No. 7 Kyle Busch (+20)

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Busch is a two-time Cup Series winner at Kansas (May 2016 and May 2021).

The two-time Cup Series champion also has 10 Top-5 finishes, 14 Top-10s and 422 laps led in his 31 starts.

No. 8 Brad Keselowski (+18)
Keselowski has won at Kansas twice in Cup (June 2011 and May 2019).

In 27 starts, Keselowski also has 1 pole, 7 Top-5 finishes, 13 Top-10s and 327 laps led.

No. 9 Ryan Blaney (+16)
Kansas was the site of Blaney’s Cup debut in 2014.

His highest finish was third in the fall race in May 2017.

Blaney also has 1 pole, 3 Top-5 finishes, 7 Top-10s and 174 laps led in 17 races.

No. 10 Ross Chastain (+13)
Chastain’s fifth-place finish this spring is his best to date at Kansas.

He has never finished outside the Top-10 at the track since joining Trackhouse Racing.

Chastain has 1 Top-5 finish, 3 Top-10s and 8 laps led in 9 races.

No. 11 Joey Logano (+3)

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Logano has won at Kansas on three occasions, all in October in fact: 2014, 2015, and 2020.

In his 28 races, Logano also has 2 poles, 8 Top-5 finishes, 11 Top-10s and 510 laps led.

No. 12 Christopher Bell (+1)
Bell’s best finish at Kansas was third last fall.

Bell has 1 pole, 2 Top-5 finishes, 4 Top-10s, and 52 laps led in his seven starts.

No. 13 Bubba Wallace (-1 point)
Wallace enters this weekend as the defending winner. Last year, he led 58 laps and took home his second career NASCAR Cup Series win.

In 11 starts, Wallace has that win, 2 Top-5 finishes, 3 Top-10s and 69 laps led.

No. 14 Kevin Harvick (-2)
Harvick is the only driver to start in all 35 Cup Series races to date at Kansas.

Harvick has won three times at the track — October 2013, October 2016, and May 2018. He also has 12 Top-5 finishes, 19 Top-10s and 949 laps led.

No. 15 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-4)

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Stenhouse’s best finish is eighth in the 2022 spring race. That is his only top-10 finish in 21 starts at Kansas.

He has led laps in seven races, racking up 75 laps led.

No. 16 Michael McDowell (-19)
McDowell is the only playoff driver who hasn’t earned a Top-10 finish at Kansas. His best finish is 13th on two occasions — May 2017 and May 2021.

McDowell finished 26th in the spring.

The Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. ET.

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