The round of eight has been set in the Xfinity Series and a new round of races begins in Kansas with the Kansas Lottery 300. It’s the final round before the championship race in Miami where half of the playoffs drivers will be eliminated before that final race.

Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier top the list of eight playoff drivers.

Forty-three teams brought cars to the track but there ae only 40 starting spots.

On a cool Saturday morning the Xfinity Series drivers take to the track to qualify for the race. After three rounds of qualifying, Daniel Hemric wins his fifth Xfinity Series pole and will bring the field down to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the Kansas Lottery 300:
Daniel Hemric – in the playoffs
Christopher Bell – in the playoffs
Justin Allgaier – in the playoffs
Austin Cindric – in the playoffs
Brandon Jones
Tyler Reddick – in the playoffs
Ryan Preece
Shane Lee
Matt Tifft – in the playoffs
Cole Custer – in the playoffs
Elliott Sadler – in the playoffs
Chase Briscoe
John Hunter Nemechek
Ryan Truex
Michael Annett
Ryan Reed
Spencer Gallagher
Gray Gaulding
Ty Majeski
Ryan Sieg
Joey Gase
J.J. Yeley
Ross Chastain
Garrett Smithley
Stephen Leicht
Timmy Hill
Jeff Green
Alex Labbe
Josh Williams
BJ McLeod
Bobby Earnhardt
Quin Houff
JA Junior Avila
Chad Finchum
David Starr
Spencer Boyd
Vinnie Miller
Josh Bilicki
Mike Harmon
Angela Buch
Jeremy Clements

Bayley Currey, Morgan Shepherd and Max Tullman did not qualify for the race.

Stages one and tow of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Daniel Hemric jumping out in front as several cars crash behind him on turn two and brings out the caution flag on the first lap.

Justin Allgaier, Austin Cindric, Christopher Bell, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Truex, Michael Annett, Ross Chastain, Chase Briscoe, and Cole Custer were all involved in the crash. Playoff drivers Justin Allgaier, Christopher

Bell, and Austin Cindric are out of the race. Michael Annett is also out of the race.

The top five are Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Preece, and Shane Lee.

Saying that he was the cause of the wreck, Justin Allgaier said that he got really loose in the corner.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap eleven and gets a challenge from Brandon Jones. Brandon Jones edges out Daniel Hemric and then hits the wall hard and brings out the second caution flag of the car. Jones is the fourth car out of the race as the teams have yet to complete a green flag lap.

Lap 12, Daniel Hemric is the leader of the race under yellow flag conditions

The top five are Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece, Tyler Reddick, Shane Lee, and Matt Tifft.

Daniel Hemric again brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 16 with Daniel Hemric getting out in front thanks to a push from Ryan Preece.

Daniel Hemric is the leader with Tyler Reddick in second, Ryan Preece, Matt Tifft, and Shane Lee round out the top five.

Lap 20, Daniel Hemric has a lead of over a second and a half over Ryan Preece with Tyler Reddick over two seconds behind.

Lap 24, Daniel Hemric has increased his lead to nearly two seconds on Ryan Preece with Shane Lee in third over three seconds behind; John Hunter Nemechek and Matt Tifft round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 24 when Spencer Gallagher blows a tire and hits the wall.

Cole Custer’s team continues to work on repairs to his car. Custer has no power steering.

NBC Sports reports announce that the wind is very gusty and causing some issues for the drivers.

Lap 30, still under caution, Daniel Hemric has led every lap so far in this caution filled race.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down or the green flag restart on lap 33 from the inside lane and goes side by side with Ryan Preece before edging out in front for the lead.

The top five are Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Preece, Shane Lee, and Elliott Sadler.

Ryan Preece and John Hunter Nemechek battle for second while Daniel Hemric pulls away from the field nearly a second ahead.

After restarting back in 26th place, Tyler Reddick has moved into the top 10 on lap 37.

Lap 39, Daniel Hemric has a quarter second lead on John Hunter Nemechek with Ryan Preece nearly two seconds behind.

Lap 40, John Hunter Nemechek is challenging leader Daniel Hemric for the top spot.

Lap 42, Daniel Hemric holds on to the lead with John Hunter Nemechek only a quarter of a second behind; Ryan Preece, Shane Lee, and Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

Daniel Hemric wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Daniel Hemric
John Hunter Nemechek
Ryan Preece
Shane Lee
Elliott Sadler
Tyler Reddick
Matt Tift
Ryan Reed
Ryan Truex
Garrett Smithley

Cole Custer has taken his car to the garage for more repairs.

John Hunter Nemechek edges out Daniel Hemric to win the race off of pit road.

John Hunter Nemechek brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 53 but gets edged out by Daniel Hemric for the lead.

Six laps down, Cole Custer returns to the track with a new power steering pump.

Lap 54, the top five are Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Preece, and Shane Lee.

Lap 56, Junior Avila brings out the caution flag when he spins out after getting loose in a three wide run.

Cole Custer is on pit road, out of power steering again.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 61 and goes side by side with John Hunter Nemechek. Nemechek gets past Hemric for the lead of the race.

Lap 63, the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece, Tyler Reddick, and Elliott Sadler.

Lap 64, Daniel Hemric challenges John Hunter Nemechek for the lead but Nemechek holds on to the top spot.

Lap 67, John Hunter Nemechek has a third of a second lead on Daniel Hemric.

Lap 69, there are only 29 cars on the track with 25 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 70, John Hunter Nemechek holds on to his narrow lead over Daniel Hemric with Ryan Preece, Tyler Reddick, and Elliott Sadler rounding out the top five.

Lap 77, John Hunter Nemechek continues to lead the race with Daniel Hemric only a third of a second behind; in third place Ryan Preece is over three seconds behind.

Lap 80, John Hunter Nemechek is out in front with Daniel Hemric in second; Ryan Preece, Tyler Reddick, and Elliott Sadler.

NBC Sports broadcasters report that Tyler Reddick has no tachometer in his car and cannot judge his speeds.

Lap 82, third place driver Ryan Preece is over four seconds behind leader John Hunter Nemechek.

The hood on Ross Chastain’s car flew off during the race and was destroyed when another driver ran over it.

Lap 86, John Hunter Nemechek has a lead of over a second on Daniel Hemric with Ryan Preece four and a half seconds behind.

Tyler Reddick got loose on the track but he held onto the car.

Ryan Preece gets loose and hits the wall bringing out the caution flag just before the end of stage two.

John Hunter Nemechek wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:

John Hunter Nemechek
Daniel Hemric
Tyler Reddick
Elliott Sadler
Matt Tifft
Shane Lee
Ty Majeski
Ryan Reed
Ryan Sieg
Ryan Truex

Daniel Hemric beats out John Hunter Nemechek in the race off of pit road.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 98 wth Hemric edging out in front for the lead.

Lap 100, half way, Daniel Hemric leads the race with John Hunter Nemechek a half second behind, Tyler Reddick, Matt Tifft, ad Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

Lap 105, Daniel Hemric has a lead of over half a second on John Hunter Nemechek with Tyler Reddick nearly three seconds back. There are only 12 cars on the lead lap and 27 cars on the track.

Lap 109, Daniel Hemric has pulled out to a lead of over a second on John Hunter Nemechek

Lap 112, the top five are Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Matt Tifft.

Lap 117, Daniel Hemric has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on John Hunter Nemechek with Tyler Reddick in third over two seconds back.

Lap 121, Daniel Hemric continues to lead the race with John Hemric in second and Tyler Riddick in third; Elliott Sadler and Matt Tifft round out the top five.

Lap 125, John Hunter Nemechek has pulled to within half a second of leader Daniel Hemric with Tyler Reddick three seconds back.

Lap 128, Ryan Preece brings his car down pit road with a possible tire issue.

There are only eleven cars on the lead lap.

Lap 134, Daniel Hemric dominates the race but John Hunter Nemechek is on his bumper and challenging for the lead with less than 10 cars on the lead lap.

With stage three lasting 110 laps, the drivers cannot complete the stage without making pit stop.

At 39 laps so far on lap 137, the cars have run the longest green flag laps of the day.

Lap 140, leader Daniel Hemric is reporting that his brand new car is too free.

Lap 141, the top five are Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Matt Tifft.

Lap 147, there are only five cars on the lead lap.

Lap 149, drivers are beginning to make green flag pit stops.

Lap 150, the leaders come down pit road. Tyler Reddick takes over the lead of the race.

John Hunter Nemechek overshoots his pit stall and has to back up to avoid a penalty.

Tyler Reddick comes down pit road, Daniel Hemric is the leader.

Lap 153, the top five are Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Matt Tifft.

Lap 154, Daniel Hemric has a lead of three seconds over John Hunter Nemechek.

John Hunter Nemechek is reporting a very loose condition.

Lap 157, Daniel Hemric has a three second lead on John Hunter Nemechek with Tyler Reddick over four seconds back.

Lap 159, there are six cars on the lead lap.

Lap 163, Daniel Hemric leads the race; John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Matt Tifft round out the top five. Only John Hunter Nemechek is not one of the playoff drivers.

The caution flag comes out on lap 165 when Vinnie Miller stalls out at the end of pit road.

Drivers come down pit road for service. Many drivers are reporting loose conditions.

Taking only two tires Elliott Sadler wins the race off of pit road.

John Hunter Nemechek had to make a second trip down pit road with loose lug nuts.

Matt Tifft stayed out during the caution flag.

Matt Tifft on old tires will bring the field down for the green flag restart with Elliott Sadler on two fresh tires along side on the front row with Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick in row two.

Matt Tifft takes the green flag on lap 168 with Elliott Sadler jumping out for the lead.

Lap 169, Daniel Hemric passes Elliott Sadler to take the lead. Daniel Hemric is in the lead with John Hunter Nemechek in second and Elliott Sadler in third; Tyler Reddick and Shane Lee round out the top five.

Lap 171, Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek battle for the lead with Nemechek getting out in front for the lead.

Lap 173, the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Tyler Reddick, and Shane Lee.

Lap 176, John Hunter Nemechek has a two second lead on Daniel Hemric with Elliott Sadler nearly three seconds back.

Lap 180, John Hunter Nemechek has a lead of over two seconds over Daniel Hemric.

Tyler Reddick brushed the wall and has damage to his car.

181, there are only eight cars on the lead lap with John Hunter Nemechek over three and a half seconds over Daniel Hemric.

Only 16 laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek has pulled out to a lead of nearly five seconds on Daniel Hemric with Elliott Sadler in third over five seconds back.

Just 13 laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek has pulled out to a lead of over five seconds on Daniel Hemric.

Ten to go, the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Shane Lee, and Tyler Reddick.

With nine laps remaining in the race, John Hunter Nemechek has a lead of just under five seconds on Daniel Hemric; Elliott Sadler is in third over five seconds back and reporting a tight condition.

Daniel Hemric led 128 laps of the race.

Five to go, John Hunter Nemechek has a five second lead on Daniel Hemric with Elliott Sadler, Shane Lee, and Tyler Reddick rounding out the top five. There are eight cars on the lead lap.

John Hunter Nemechek takes the white flag with a five second lead on Daniel Hemric.

John Hunter Nemechek gets his first Xfintiy Series win at Kansas; a track where his Dad Joe has also won.

The unofficial results of the Kansas Lottery 300
John Hunter Nemechek
Daniel Hemric
Elliott Sadler
Shane Lee
Tyler Reddick
Matt Tifft
Ryan Reed
Ty Majeski
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Truex
Alex Labbe
Garrett Smthley
Quin Houff
Joey Gase
Chad Finchum
David Starr
Junior Avila
Spencer Boyd
Josh Bilicki
Ryan Preece
Vinnie Miller
BJ McLeod
Josh Williams
Ross Chastain
Cole Custer
Bobby Earnhardt
Mike Harmon
Angela Ruch
Chase Briscoe
Timmy Hill
Stephen Leicht
Spencer Gallagher
Jeff Green
J.J. Yeley
Brandon Jones
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Austin Cindric
Michael Annett

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