5 Storylines For Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

After a week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will return to action this weekend for the Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). The season is winding down as this weekend’s race at the Kansas Speedway will be the first event of the second round. As we get deeper and deeper into the year, the lack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will be entering in these races. That’s great news for the still eligible eight playoff drivers, as they won’t have their spots taken up by current Cup…

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Playoff Points The Key To Martin Truex Jr’s Success In The Round of 8, Could He Be On Upset Alert?

I know it sounds weird to think about, but don’t expect Martin Truex Jr. to be as dominant in the Round of 8 as he’s been throughout the first 32 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Yes, the driver who’s won a series high seven races isn’t going to be the usual dominating self over the next three weeks. Here’s why. 

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Kevin Harvick Looking For Another Strong Kansas Run, Advance To Round of 8 On Sunday

Right now, Kevin Harvick is sitting in a good position of advancing to the Round of 8 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs on points alone. Currently, he sits fourth in the standings, 22 points above the cut off line. But, he’s not going to rest on his morals this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. I look for Harvick to continue this recent streak and easily advance to the third round. Harvick, has two third place finishes in the playoffs and I look for his No. 4 Ford…

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Can Chase Elliott Keep Hot Streak Going Through Kansas?

Chase Elliott is doing his best Jimmie Johnson impression right now. All regular season long, Elliott just stayed under the radar and was getting himself ready for a playoff run. Sound familiar? That’s Johnson’s strategy each year. This season though, that’s exactly what Elliott has done. In five playoff races, Elliott has a runner-up finish in three of them. In fact, Elliott has led 218 laps over the last five races. In the 20 previous races, he had just three total top five finishes and led 15 laps. 

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Final Playoff Spot To Come Down To Past Champions Johnson, Kenseth, Kyle Busch at Kansas

With 12 drivers still eligible to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 42-percent of them have won a Cup championship in the past. But, 60-percent of those past champions are in danger of not even making it to the Round of 8. Currently, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth sit eighth, ninth 10th respectively in the Cup playoff standings. With only eight drivers making out of the second round, all three of them are in danger of being eliminated. With Kansas Speedway this weekend being the…

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Busch Feeling Good About Kansas Chances, Why Hamlin, Kenseth Should Be Worried

You would think the Toyota camp would be elated to be going to another 1.5-mile track this weekend. After all, they’ve been down right dominate on intermediate tracks during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Well, some of the Toyota camp is joyful heads to the Kansas Speedway for this weekend’s race, while some are not. If you look at Kyle Busch’s average finishing position on the 1.5-mile track, you’d see it’s 17.74. Immediately, you’re going to think he’s in trouble. With a 29th place finish at Charlotte…

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