Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 could produce a 10th winner in as many as 11 NASCAR Cup Series events in the 2021 season.
Brad Keselowski became the ninth such winner on April 25 when he led just one lap — the final one — to come away victorious from a wild Geico 500. Once again, Denny Hamlin was in position to earn his first win of the season. He had the pole position at the start of the race and led the most laps, but a costly double penalty on pit road took him out of contention of the race in a 32nd-place finish.
Now the racers will turn to the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, where Hamlin won in 2020. Can he finally make his way to victory lane, or will another racer earn that coveted top spot?
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NASCAR at Kansas live updates, highlights from Buschy McBusch Race 400
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4:08 p.m.: Larson and Reddick moved up one postition each into the top two spots, respectively; Kyle Busch fell two positions to No. 3 overall.
4:01 p.m.: Happy birthday to Kyle Busch, winner of Stage 1. Larson (2), Tyler Reddick (3), Keselowski (4), William Byron (5), Chase Elliott (6), Kevin Harvick (7), Ryan Blaney, (8), Denny Hamlin (9) and Christopher Bell (10) finished in the top 10 of the stage. Keselowski led 64 of 80 laps, including the first 50.
4 p.m.: Now Kyle Busch, who restarted sixth out of the caution, leads. Only three laps remaining in the stage.
3:58 p.m.: Keselowski had to bail out of the lead spot, giving Larson the lead. He has five laps to maintain it to win the stage (he started in the 32nd position).
3:53 p.m.: Kyle Larson edged Keselowski just long enough to get the point for leading Lap 5. Keselowski quickly retook the lead and maintains it with it 14 laps left in the stage.
3:47 p.m.: Uh-oh. Alex Bowman apparently having issues with his alternator.
3:39 p.m.: Newman’s back on the track but loses a lap in the process.
3:38 p.m.: Ryan Newman has penalized for illegal body modification under the competitioncaution; he not only has to go through pit row but has to get it repaired. Apparently a pit crewman pulled on the right-side skirt.
3:35 p.m.: Byron’s hanging a lot tighter with Keselowski coming out of the caution. six racers are right behind them, less than a second behind the leader.
3:29 p.m.: The majority of the pits under the caution. Keselowski, Byron and Bell, the top three racers heading into the caution, exit pit road retaining their positions.
3:27 p.m.: Caution 1. There’s the competition caution. Keselowski led all 25 laps.
3:26 p.m.: Keselowski’s aggressive as the lead racer out there. William Byron, the closest racer, is half a second behind; the next-closest racer, Christopher Bell, is 2.89 seconds behind.
3:19 p.m.: Keselowski has led each of the first 10 laps.
3:13 p.m.: There’s the green flag … and they’re off! Brad Keselowski started right where he left off in Talladega as the lead racer after one lap.
3:03 p.m.: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s race:
Engines fired here for Cup race at Kansas. Stages 80-80-107 (267 laps). Comp caution Lap 25. Fuel 62-67. 9 sets tires. NWS: Temps 70s, 20% rain. To the rear: Chastain, Jones, Alfredo. On FS1 @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 2, 2021
NASCAR start time today
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to wave at 3:13 p.m. ET.
Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. FS1 will air Sunday’s race, the 11th of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.
NASCAR lineup at Kansas
Here is the complete starting lineup for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 without qualifying:
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|2||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|4||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|6||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|7||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|8||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|9||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|12||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|13||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|14||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|15||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|18||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|19||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|22||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|23||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|24||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|25||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|26||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|28||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|29||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|31||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|32||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|34||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|35||Joey Gase||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Austin Cindric||33||Team Penske|
|39||Matt Mills||55||BJ McLeod Motorsports|