Hollywood Casino 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 5, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 04:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Matt Kenseth won the Hollywood Casino 400 in 2012, and he'll be hoping to repeat his success at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday. If he can win again, he'll widen his lead in the 2013 Sprint Cup standings. He currently holds a slim eight-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson won last week's race at Dover to close the gap significantly, with Kenseth finishing seventh. The two stars have won the last two Hollywood Casino 400 events, with Johnson coming out victorious in 2011.

Needless to say, both are drivers to watch heading into the race on Sunday. 

While many eyes may be on Kenseth and Johnson, it was Kevin Harvick who paced the field and earned the pole position during qualifying. His 187.526 mph speed on Saturday could be a hint of things to come. The win was kind of a big deal for Harvick considering he hadn't captured a pole position in seven years.

As the Chase continues to progress, there are tons of storylines. Here's how you can watch the action unfold.

Here's a look at the 43 drivers who will compete for the win at Kansas Speedway, per the Miami Herald. The car numbers appear in parentheses.

 

1. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 187.526 mph

2. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.48

3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 187.162

4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.233

5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.168

6. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 186.072

7. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 185.893

8. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.874

9. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.669

10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 185.433

11. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 185.42

12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 185.261

13. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 185.204

14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.141

15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 184.982

16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 184.925

17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 184.628

18. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 184.603

19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 184.477

20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 184.382

21. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 184.106

22. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 183.73

23. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 183.667

24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.38

25. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 183.069

26. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 182.803

27. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 182.685

28. (47) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota, 182.531

29. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 182.039

30. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 182.02

31. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 181.971

32. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 181.959

33. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 181.953

34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 181.892

35. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 181.843

36. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 181.83

37. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, Owner Points

38. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points

39. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points

40. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points

41. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points

42. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points

43. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points

 

The Chase Standings

Kenseth is on top for the moment, but Johnson and others are hot on his heels. Here's a look at the top 10 in the Sprint Cup standings.

 

Sunday's Favorite—Jimmie Johnson

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 29:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, poses with the 'Miles the Monster' trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 29, 2013 in Dover, Dela
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Per Bovada, Johnson is the 4-1 favorite to smile in the winner's circle for the second straight week. If that happens, he'll likely assume the lead in the standings. It is easy to see why he has been deemed the man to beat.

The No. 48 car has been stellar the last three races, and Johnson is carrying the same "you can't stop me" demeanor he did during his run of five straight Sprint Cup titles. He'll be tough to beat on Sunday.

 

Sleeper—Joey Logano

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 04:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo
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Quietly, Logano finished third behind the dueling Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the AAA 400 last Sunday. His solid performance didn't get much attention amongst the hoopla of the exciting finish and Earnhardt Jr.'s pit-stop gaffe that may have cost him the win.

Logano is still racing well. As he mentions in this tweet, he had a shot at the pole position on Sunday were it not for an error on his part.

If he can "get it right" on Sunday, he could make some serious noise.

 

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