The NASCAR Cup Series reaches the halfway point of the 2022 regular season Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
Joey Logano’s win last week at Darlington via bump-and-run resulted in him his 10th straight win in 12 races this season. It also tightened the Cup Playoff image. There are only six playoff spots left.
Can Logano continue the momentum on Sunday? He has won three times in Kansas, but consistent results are hard to come by. His average finishing average of 17.1 in Kansas was his worst on 1.5-mile tracks.
For more important storylines to follow Sunday, check out our Kansas viewer guide.
Details for Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway
(All time East)
START: Mitch Lightfoot, team captain of the 2021-22 NCAA men’s basketball national champion Kansas Jayhawks, will give the order to start the machines at 3:01 pm… The green flag is scheduled to be waved at 3:12 pm
PRERACE: The cup garage will open at Noon… Introductory drivers will be at 2:24 pm… Pastor Adam Hamilton (United Methodist Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, Kansas) will give the invocation at 2:54 pm… Senior Airman Alexandria Crawford of Whiteman Air Force Base (Johnson County, Missouri) will perform the National Anthem at 2:55 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 267 laps (400.5 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 will end on Lap 80. Stage 2 will end on Lap 165.
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 3 pm Pre-race coverage will begin at 1:30 pm… Motor Racing Network radio coverage will begin at 2 pm and will also stream on MRN.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.
STREAMING: Fox Sports
FORECAST: Weather Underground -Scattered storms, high 72 degrees, 42% chance of rain at the start of the race
IN THE BACK: Chris Buescher (backup car). Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano for repairs after training incidents.
STARTING LINEUP: Kansas Cup starting lineup
LAST TIME: NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson won last October’s Cup playoff race in Kansas. The win completes Larson’s second three straight wins in the 2021 season. He became the first driver to have two three-race winning streaks in a season since Dale Earnhardt in 1987.
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