AUTO RACING GLANCE: Elliott in hunt as NASCAR goes to Kansas

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

Hollywood Casino 400

Site: Kansas City, Kansas

Schedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Track: Kansas Speedway

Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles

Last year: Denny Hamlin won after starting 23rd, the third-deepest spot for a driver on the starting grid to get to victory lane last season.

Last race: Chase Elliott came from far back in the field to win on the Roval in Charlotte, his second consecutive win there and fourth in a row on a road course in the Cup Series.

Fast facts: Elliott qualified for the round of eight in the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, but has never made it to the final race still in contention. ... Defending series champion Kyle Busch was among four drivers eliminated from the playoffs. He has just four races left to extend his streak to 16 consecutive seasons with at least one victory. ... The other drivers eliminated were Austin Dillon and Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola. ... Kevin Harvick will take a 13-point lead over Hamlin and a 32-point edge over Brad Keselowski into the weekend. Elliott is fourth, 40 points back.

Next race: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500, Oct. 25, Texas Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Kansas Lottery 300

Site: Kansas City, Kansas

Schedule: Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Track: Kansas Speedway

Race distance: 200 laps, 300 miles

Last year: Brandon Jones won after starting second.

Last race: Part-time series driver A.J. Allmendinger lost the lead to championship points leader Chase Briscoe with four laps left in regulation, then took it back at the start of overtime to win at the Charlotte road course.

Fast facts: Briscoe takes a 10-point lead over regular-season champ Austin Cindric into the weekend's start to the round of eight in the playoffs. Justin Allgaier is 27 points back and Noah Gragson is 35 behind. ... Harrison Burton, Brandon Brown, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst were eliminated from the playoffs. ... Allmendinger's victory was his second in just 10 starts this season. ... The top six drivers in championship contention have all won at least twice this season. Nos. 7 and 8, Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg, are winless.

Next race: O'Reilly Autoparts 300, Oct. 24, Texas Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

Clean Harbors 200

Site: Kansas City, Kansas

Schedule: Saturday, race, 4 p.m. (FOX)

Track: Kansas Speedway

Race distance: 134 laps, 201 miles.

Last year: Ross Chastain won the lone race at Kansas in May after starting sixth.

Last race: Raphael Lessard won Oct. 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Fast facts: Austin Hill and Sheldon Creed enter the playoff's round of eight tied atop the standings with Zane Smith six points back and Grant Enfinger nine points back. The playoff participants are all within 25 points of the lead. ... Defending series champion Matt Crafton is seventh, 19 points back.

Next race: Speedycash.com 400, Oct. 25, Texas Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

FORMULA ONE

Last race: Six-time series Lewis Hamilton outran Max Verstappen at the German Grand Prix for his seventh victory of the season and the 91st of his career, matching the series record held by Michael Schumacher. Hamilton has won 20 of the last 34 series races.

Next race: Portuguese Grand Prix, Oct. 25, Portimao, Portugal.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Last races: Josef Newgarden and Will Power won doubleheader road races in Indianapolis.

Next race: Firestone Grand Prix, season finale, Oct. 25, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA DRAG RACING

NHRA FallNationals, Ennis, Texas.

Schedule: Saturday, qualifying and eliminations; Sunday, eliminations, semifinals and finals.

Next event: NHRA SpringNationals, Oct. 25, Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Series will race Friday at Lakeside Speedway, in Kansas City, Kansas, and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri.

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars

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