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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas City, Kan.: Hollywood Casino 400 at a glance

Distance: 267 laps, or 400.5 miles.

Where: Kansas Speedway, a 1.5-mile asphalt oval in Kansas City, Kan.

When: 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.

Also this week: Kansas Lottery 300, Xfinity Series, Kansas Speedway, 3 p.m., Saturday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: The second race of the round of 12 of NASCAR’s Chase ... Three of the drivers who have two career victories in this race – Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stuart and Greg Biffle – aren’t in the Chase (Johnson was eliminated after the first round). ... Jeff Gordon also has two career victories in the Kansas fall race.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Joey Logano: Shhh, don’t disturb Logano, who said he’ll be sleeping soundly after clinching spot in Chase’s round of eight with victory at Charlotte.

Kevin Harvick: Seems like he either wins in dominant fashion or finishes second (as he did in Charlotte – for the 11th time this season.)

Austin Dillon: He was literally hot before he won last week’s Xfinity race at Charlotte, when sparks from a fireworks display fell on him and briefly set his fire suit aflame.

NOT

Kyle Busch: More Chase problems after strange wreck with Kyle Larson entering pit road at Charlotte.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Bad day at Charlotte – started when he got pushed into wall by Carl Edwards – has him outside top eight going to Kansas.

Matt Kenseth: Uncharacteristically bad performance at Charlotte for driver many had penciled in as a finalist in Homestead. Now he’s a long shot.

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