Race: Digital Ally 400
Date: May 11th
Venue: Kansas Speedway
2018 Winner: Kevin Harvick (2:53:38)
Kansas Speedway. Built in 1999, this 1.5mile tri-oval asphalt track has been hosting two races annually since 2011. The turns hold a 17-20 degree tilt, the front stretch is 9-11 and the backstretch is 5 degrees. This track hosted the first races for Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones
Kevin Harvick (4th selection this year) — He has finished in the top three each of the last four years at Kansas. This is the lock.
Brad Keselowski (3rd selection this year) — He has been in the top 15 each of the last five years here. While there is one top five finish among that time but a strong consistency is good to see. The last four races this season have been along these same lines.
Breaking down Brad Keselowski's perfectly executed pit road spin. pic.twitter.com/T6xXzL6H99— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 30, 2019
High Risk / High Reward
Kurt Busch (3rd selection this year) — He has top 20 finishes each of the last four years at Kansas. More than this, he has now gone ten consecutive races this season with top 15 finishes.
Clint Bowyer (3rd selection this year) — He has been in the top 20 each of the last three years at Kansas. Beyond his solid record here recently he has been in the top ten in five of his last six races.
.@ClintBowyer returns home on Oct. 20 for the Hollywood Casino 400 and wants to see you at the track!— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 8, 2019
Bid this Friday during the @royalscharities Broadcast Auction for your chance to hang with Clint.
The Dark Horse
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (5th selection this year) — He had a rough result last week but he has top 15 finishes each of the last three years at Kansas and he can hopefully reclaim much of his success from earlier this season when he started off with five consecutive top 20 finishes.
Favorite: Avg Finish 12th (34th Percent)
High Risk/High Reward: Avg Finish 13th (34th Percent)
Dark Horse: Avg Finish 22nd (58th Percent)