NASCAR at Kansas 2020: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Super Start Batteries 400

NASCAR will hold another rare mid-week Cup race when the series hits Kansas Speedway Thursday night for a race that was originally scheduled in May. Here's all the information you need to get ready for Thursday's Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts:

START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. local).

TV: NBCSN. Pre-race broadcast begins at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local).

RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: stream.nbcsports.com, for those who can sign in with their cable/satellite provider's credentials.

RACE DISTANCE: 267 laps around the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for a total of 400.5 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 80, Stage 2: 80, Stage 3: 107.

LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin dominated last year's playoff race at Kansas, leading 153 laps, including the final 51, in October before edging Chase Elliott by 0.128 seconds. In May 2019, Brad Keselowski, who led only 12 laps, bested Alex Bowman in overtime by 0.205 seconds.

Brad Keselowski, front, won the May 2019 NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

QUALIFYING: No practice sessions or qualifying was held at Kansas, so the starting lineup was determined by a random draw among groups in the team owner standings:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points

LINEUP: Ford drivers drew the top four positions with points leader Kevin Harvick taking the pole position. Harvick has three career wins at Kansas.

Here is the lineup for the Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts (car number in parentheses):

1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford

2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

3. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford

4. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford

5. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota

6. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford

8. (18) Kyle Busch M&M's, Toyota

9. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet

10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

12. (21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford

13. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford

14. (42) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet

15. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

16. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

17. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet

18. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford

19. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford

20. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

21. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota

22. (95) Christopher Bell, Toyota

23. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet

24. (41) Cole Custer, Ford

25. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet

26. (77) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet

27. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

28. (27) JJ Yeley, Ford

29. (15) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet

30. (38) John Hunter Nemechek, Ford

31. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford

32. (00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet

33. (53) Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet

34. (51) Joey Gase, Ford

35. (37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet

36. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

37. (96) Daniel Suarez, Toyota

38. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota

39. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet

40. (78) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet

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