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Stage 2 Wreck Ends Kansas Run

October 18, 2020

Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.)

400.5 miles

Start: 30th | Finish: 40th Points: 1 | Standings: 28th

Details of the Day

  • Temperatures at the start of today’s race were in the mid-40s

  • The No. 42 AdventHealth Chevy had the name of a local breast cancer survivor riding on the car for today’s race; Kristin Blocker also took part in a car unveil at the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission medical campus on Friday afternoon

  • Kenseth was forced out of the race early after an incident on Lap 145 with the No. 20 car, which resulted in damage to the trackbar that the crew couldn’t fix

  • The race had 17 lead changes among 11 drivers

  • The caution flag was displayed six times for 31 laps

Phil Surgen, Crew Chief, No. 42 AdventHealth Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE “Another tough day for the 42 team. The handling in the car wasn’t where we needed it to be to start the race, and we were working to tighten up the balance before the wreck that knocked us out early. It looks like Matt came back up the track towards the wall off of Turn 4 a little early and caught the nose of the No. 20 car with the bumper. The contact turned the nose of the car to the right into the wall and resulted in damage to the rear as well. The guys did a good job trying to get the damage fixed on pit road, but there was too much damage to the trackbar to repair in the time allotted. We had a good looking AdventHealth car today, and were racing for a good cause with breast cancer awareness, so upset we weren’t able to finish the race.”

Up next:

NCS teams will head to Texas Motor Speedway next week for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday, Oct. 25. NBC Sports, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.


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