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NASCAR at Kansas 2018: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for KC Masterpiece 400

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257   //    08 May 2018, 04:18 IST
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Matt Kenseth is back. 

The 46-year-old driver will return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Saturday night in Kansas City as the latest addition to Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth will drive the No. 6 Ford in place of Trevor Bayne, who is scheduled to remain with the team for an unspecified number of races.

Kenseth will drive in Saturday's KC Masterpiece 400 as well as May 19's NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr. won both races at Kansas last season, but it has been Kevin Harvick (3.5), Kyle Busch (5.25) and Ryan Blaney (6.5) with the best average finish the past four races at the 1.5-mile Kansas track, which actually most closely emulates Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joins the Cup Series at Kansas Speedway, while the NASCAR Xfinity Series has a weekend off. Here's the full schedule.

NASCAR at Kansas 2018: TV channel and streaming info

Note: All times are ET

Friday, May 11
9:35 -10:25 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice, FS1
11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1
12:35-1:25 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1
2:05-2:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
5:05 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole qualifying, FS1
6:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying, FS1
8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 37 Kind Days 250 (167 laps, 250.5 miles), FS1

Streaming: FuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Saturday, May 12
8 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), FS1

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Streaming: FuboTV

NASCAR Cup Series points standings

The complete standings can be found below.

1. Kyle Busch, 17 playoff points
2. Joey Logano -22, 7 PP
3. Kevin Harvick -40, 19 PP
4. Clint Bowyer -86, 5 PP
5. Brad Keselowski -101, 4PP
6. Kurt Busch -108, 2 PP
7. Ryan Blaney -120, 2 PP
8. Denny Hamlin -122, 1 PP
9. Martin Truex Jr. -126, 7 PP
10. Kyle Larson -159
11. Aric Almirola -162
12. Jimmie Johnson -198
13. Erik Jones -213
14. Alex Bowman -214
15. Chase Elliott -225
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -227
17. Daniel Suárez -232
18. William Byron -241
19. Austin Dillon -245, 5 PP
20. Ryan Newman -248
21. Paul Menard -257, 1 PP
22. Darrell Wallace Jr. -273
23. Jamie McMurray -278
24. AJ Allmendinger -287
25. Chris Buescher -293

Which NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Kansas?

There are 39 Cup drivers entered in Saturday night's race, meaning all drivers will make the race with Friday's qualifying setting their starting positions. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:

AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Carl Long 
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Cole Whitt
Corey LaJoie 
Daniel Suarez
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
Derrike Cope
Erik Jones
Gray Gaulding
Jamie McMurray
Jimmie Johnson
Joey Logano
Kasey Kahne
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Matt Kenseth 
Michael McDowell
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
TBA (No. 51 team)
Ty Dillon
William Byron

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