Stage Points Help Joey Logano Secure Position in Round of 8

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 20: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 DEKALB Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Thanks to a brilliant pit call by crew chief Todd Gordon—staying out on old tires in the first stage of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano won the first stage of the race and collected ten points for his effort.

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William Byron’s Strong Effort at Kansas Falls Short

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 20: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, and William Byron, driver of the #24 UniFirst Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

For most of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, William Byron kept his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in or near the top-five.

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Denny Hamlin wins at Kansas, as Chase Elliott narrowly advances in Playoffs

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 20: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As Denny Hamlin was finishing off a dominating day in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Chase Elliott stole perhaps an even bigger prize—a spot in the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

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Daniel Hemric Streaks to First Career NASCAR Cup Pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 19: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #8 Caterpillar Chevrolet, poses with a pole award pedal car after qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress Racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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For Chase Elliott, What Happened at Talladega Stays at Talladega

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waits in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 18, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Talladega wasn’t good to Chase Elliott.

As a matter of fact, it was so unkind that it left the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ reigning most popular driver in a probable must-win situation in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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