NASCAR Cup Series playoffs: Wallace wins at Kansas as Bell claims points lead

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Bubba Wallace claimed the second NASCAR Cup Series win of his career on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, beating his co-car owner Denny Hamlin - one of the 16 playoff drivers - to the line. Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell finished third and took over the points lead from Joey Logano.

Hollywood Casino 400 results

  1. Bubba Wallace

  2. Denny Hamlin

  3. Christopher Bell

  4. Alex Bowman

  5. Martin Truex Jr

  6. William Byron

  7. Ross Chastain

  8. Kyle Larson

  9. Ryan Blaney

  10. Daniel Suarez

  11. Chase Elliott

  12. Austin Cindric

  13. Chase Briscoe

  14. Austin Dillon

  15. Christopher Buescher

  16. Michael McDowell

  17. Joey Logano

  18. Noah Gragson

  19. Justin Haley

  20. Ty Dillon

  21. Aric Almirola

  22. Cole Custer

  23. Todd Gilliland

  24. Landon Cassill

  25. Brad Keselowski

  26. Kyle Busch

  27. Cody Ware

  28. JJ Yeley

  29. Erik Jones

  30. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

  31. BJ McLeod

  32. Harrison Burton

  33. Corey LaJoie

  34. Ty Gibbs

  35. Tyler Reddick

  36. Kevin Harvick

Hollywood Casino 400 starting grid

  1. Tyler Reddick

  2. Joey Logano

  3. Alex Bowman

  4. Christopher Bell

  5. Ross Chastain

  6. Bubba Wallace

  7. Kyle Larson

  8. Austin Cindric

  9. William Byron

  10. Chris Buescher

  11. Austin Dillon

  12. Martin Truex Jr.

  13. Chase Briscoe

  14. Kevin Harvick

  15. Daniel Suarez

  16. Ty Gibbs

  17. Ryan Blaney

  18. Harrison Burton

  19. Corey LaJoie

  20. Kyle Busch

  21. Ty Dillon

  22. Chase Elliott

  23. Michael McDowell

  24. Erik Jones

  25. Denny Hamlin

  26. Brad Keselowski

  27. Justin Haley

  28. Noah Gragson

  29. Cole Custer

  30. Cody Ware

  31. Landon Cassill

  32. Todd Gilliland

  33. J.J. Yeley

  34. B.J. McLeod

  35. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

  36. Aric Almirola

NASCAR Cup Series weekend schedule and how to watch

Fans in the United States can watch the race on the USA network, the USA mobile app or the NBC Sports app (cable or satellite subscription required). Radio coverage is available on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM.

(All times ET)

Saturday, Sept. 3

Qualifying: 12:50 - 2:30 p.m. ET (USA, MRN, SiriusXM)

Sunday, Sept. 4

Hollywood Casino 400: 3 - 6 p.m. ET (USA, MRN, SiriusXM)

Top drivers and best bets for the Hollywood Casino 400

According to BetMGM, Denny Hamlin and two-time champion Kyle Busch enter with the best moneylines at +600 apiece. The Hendrick Motorsports duo of defending champion Kyle Larson (+700) and Elliott (+800) are next, followed by Martin Truex Jr. (+900) and Ross Chastain (+1000).

Oct 24, 2021; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) is introduced to fans before the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Denny Hamlin enters the Hollywood Casino 400 as a favorite, seeking his first NASCAR Cup Series championship. (Photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg eyes two playoff drivers with good mid-tier value in Logano and Kevin Harvick who both have +1400 moneylines entering the weekend and suggests taking a flier on fellow playoff contender Daniel Suarez at +3300.

Weather forecast for the Hollywood Casino 400

Rain is in the forecast for both days of the weekend and with both the ARCA Menards and Xfinity Series in Kansas City, KS, staging support races on Saturday, rain could wreak havoc with the on-track schedule. There is some wiggle room with the schedule as the Cup race is the only event on Sunday, so if need be either support series could run before the Cup cars.