Following a wild race in Talladega, the NASCAR Cup Series will head to the Kansas Motor Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the Buschy McBusch Race 400. This race will be a return to a normal mile and a half speedway right in the heart of Kansas.
Even though Talladega was last weekend’s race, this does not mean wrecks are not a big possibility. Kansas Motor Speedway has been known for being the only mile and a half-track with the most violent wrecks. Many severe crashes have occurred at Kansas and this race may be no different.
The last time the NASCAR Cup Series was in Kansas was back in the 2020 Playoffs. It was the opening race in the Round of 8 where Joey Logano would clinch his spot in the Championship 4 at Phoenix. Kevin Harvick finished 2nd in his attempts to make the Championship 4. Harvick actually led the most laps leading 85 of 267 laps. In the 3rd position was the 88 of Alex Bowman. In the 4th position was the 2 car of Brad Keselowski. Finishing in the 5th position was Kyle Busch.
Key Starting Positions for Kansas
Once again this weekend’s race will not have practice or qualifying. This means Brad Keselowski has won the Busch Pole for this weekend’s race. William Byron will join him on the front row starting in the 2nd position. In the 3rd position will be the Daytona 500 champion, Michael McDowell. On the outside of the row, two will be Kevin Harvick. Rounding out the top five will be Matt Dibenedetto.
Odds for Kansas
Currently, Denny Hamlin has the best odds to win at +450. Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Larson are tied for the second-best odds to win at +650. Brad Keselowski has the third-best odds to win at Kansas at +850. There are three drivers who are tied for the 4th best odds to win at Kansas, Those drivers are Kevin Harvick and last falls winner Joey Logano and the defending champion Chase Elliott at +900. Finally, the 5th best odds to win the race is Ryan Blaney.
The Buschy McBusch Race 400 green flag is set to drop at 3:13 pm ET 2:13 local time. The forecast says it will be 80 degrees and cloudy with a 23% chance to rain. Tomorrow’s race will be 267 laps and 400 miles. As a result of the race being 267 laps, Stage One will be 80 laps. Stage Two will also be 80 laps. Lastly, the final stage will be 107 laps. The pit road speed will be 45 miles per hour and the caution speed will be 55 miles per hour. Tomorrow’s race will be televised on Fox Sports 1. The race can be heard on the Motor Racing Network and also SiriusXM NASCAR radio Channel 90. Race coverage for both TV and radio will begin at 3 pm ET and 12 pm PT.