STAGE LENGTHS ANNOUNCED FOR KANSAS SPEEDWAY’S NASCAR RACES

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Kansas Speedway announced the stage lengths for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 and Hollywood Casino 400, along with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250. 

 

NASCAR had previously announced the format change to enhance competition by increasing the sense of urgency and emphasizing aggressive racing and strategy, which will deliver more dramatic moments over the course of an entire race and season, with playoff point incentives on the line throughout.

 

For races at Kansas Speedway, the stage lengths are as follows:





 

Event

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Monster Energy NASCAR

Cup Series (May 13 and Oct. 22)

80

160

267

NASCAR XFINITY Series

(Oct. 21)

45

90

200

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

(May 12)

40

80

167

 

As previously revealed, the top-10 finishers of the first two stages will be awarded additional championship points

 

Other changes include:

  • The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to his or her reset total following race No. 26, if that competitor makes the playoffs.

     

  • All playoff points will carry through to the end of the third round of the playoffs (Round of 8), with the Championship 4 racing straight-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.

     

  • Championship points following the first two stages will be awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9 points, and so on.

     

  • The race winner following the final stage will now receive 40 points, second-place will receive 35, third-place 34, fourth-place 33, and so on.

     

NASCAR also previously announced a playoff bonus structure that will see the regular season points leader honored as the regular season champion, earning 15 playoff points that will be added to the driver’s playoff reset of 2,000. In addition, the top-10 drivers in points leading into the playoffs will receive playoff points, with second place receiving 10 playoff points, third place will earn 8 points, fourth place will receive 7 points, and so on. All playoff points will carry through to the end of the Round of 8.

 

Racing returns to Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 12 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250, and Saturday, May 13 with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 under the lights! In October, the Hollywood Casino 400 is an elimination race in the playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 22. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 will again be a part of the playoffs for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday, Oct. 21, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will wrap up their season on Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets are currently on sale by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or online at www.kansasspeedway.com.

 

General parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

 

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