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NASCAR at Kana's Reside Race Updates, outcomes, highlights from the Hollywood On line casino 400

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin were the drivers to beat in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

It only takes Harvick and Hamlin a solid Sunday performance in Kansas at Hollywood Casino 400 to almost secure their spot in the championship. Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott hold 3rd and 4th place on the way into the race, but they have little wiggle room ahead of Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.

Here are the scores in Kansas:

Distance to the cut-off
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr.
Alex Bowman
Kurt Busch

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4:58 pm: Kurt Busch is OUT.

4:49 pm: Hamlin kisses the wall and has to dig.

4:43 pm: Harvick passes Logano.

4:40 pm: Logano to the top.

4:38 pm: The Elliott saga continues.

Chase Elliott asks his team if they should tell other teams about his radio problems, especially because he has occasionally driven three races without hearing his spotter.

– Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) October 18, 2020

4:29 pm: Denny Hamlin wins the 2nd stage.

4:23 pm: Elliott's communication problems begin to cause some controversy.

When will NASCAR Elliott have his radio repaired? Will they just let it run for the whole race? In theory, not hearing your spotter is a safety issue, right?

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 18, 2020

4:17 pm: Not good.

4:16 pm: Beware of Matt Kenseth.

4:09 pm: Elliott reports further radio problems. Didn't hurt him in Stage 1 but he'll have to find out soon.

"Someone is standing somewhere to let me know when to box."

Chase Elliott

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) October 18, 2020

3:57 pm: After some chaotic races in the past few weeks, there have been no out-of-competition warnings.

3:56 pm: Hamlin in first place.

3:47 pm: Kurt Busch has recovered from a terrible start and is now in fifth place.

3:43 pm: Elliott can hear clearly now.

3:39 pm: Chase Elliott is his own technical support.

Elliott says hit or miss on both radios. …. team wonders if it's earplugs … they pulled the plug out and put it back in and said it was a little better. They will give him new earbuds and a piece of tape if that could help secure cables.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 18, 2020

3:35 pm: Elliott wins the first stage with Keselowski on the tail.

Chase Elliott wins the first stage and collects 10 major stage points (playoff points do not matter after this round).

1. Elliott
2. Keselowski
3. Hamlin
4. Blaney
5. Jones
6. Bowman
7. Harvick
8. Truex
9. Logano
10. KyBusch
— —.
19. KuBusch

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 18, 2020

3:33 pm: Harvick falls back to fifth place.

3:28 pm: Elliott takes the lead.

3:24 pm: Elliott has communication problems.

The radio problems for @chaseelliott continue: "I can't hear you at all now," he says, driving second and one of the fastest cars on the track. #NASCAR

– Dustin Albino (el-bee-no) (@DustinAlbino) October 18, 2020

3:20 pm: Kurt Busch is the lowest running playoff driver in 23rd place.

3:11 pm: Harvick takes the lead with 47 laps remaining in Phase 1.

2:59 pm: Elliott, who started from pole position, kept his lead over 20 laps.

2:51 pm: We live in Kansas! Welcome to the round of 16.

2:47 pm: NASCAR lets Clint Bowyer drive a tribute lap behind the pace car. He's retiring after this year and Kansas is his home. Nice gesture.

2:39 pm: Engines are fired.

2.30 .: Pre-race activities are ongoing. National anthem is on the books and engines should start up pretty soon.

NASCAR race start time today

The round of 16 of the NASCAR playoffs in Kansas on Sunday should begin around 2:30 p.m. ET. Rain is possible but is considered unlikely for the competition.

The race comprises 267 laps over three stages and becomes official after lap 134. The distance of the race is 400 miles.

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