The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup continues on Sunday afternoon with the Hollywood Casino 400 Live from Kansas Speedway, the second of three races in The Contender Round of the 2017 playoffs.Brad Keselowski won the pole position in Kansas on Friday, looking to improve on what has been a mediocre playoff run to date. Keselowski won one race during the regular season, capturing the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif. back in March, and his four Chase for the Sprint Cup races have seen him finish eighth, 12th, 16th and ninth.
The points are reset at the end of each three-race round during the playoffs, but Keselowski will need a better showing sooner than later if he plans to contend.Joey Logano, whose win last week in Charlotte all but moved him into the Eliminator Round, leads in points heading into Sunday’s race. Logano, who has four wins in 2017, won the 2014 Hollywood Casino 400. He starts in 14th position on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick, who last week took his 11th second-place finish of the season, starts in fourth position on Sunday. He won this race in Kansas in 2013.NBC will televise the race beginning with a pre-race Countdown to Green show at 1:30 p.m. ET. The full race coverage begins at 2:15 p.m. with Rick Allen calling the race alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton, with Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast and Dave Burns from pit row.
The race can be followed online and via mobile devices through NBC Sports Live Extra. The race will re-air on NBCSN Monday at noon ET.
Hollywood Casino 400 info
Location: Kansas Speedway
Pre-race coverage: 1:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Race coverage: 2:15 p.m., NBC
Green flag: 2:31 p.m. (approximately)
Online: NBC Sports Live Extra
Radio: Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM channel 90