Everything you need to know about the Hollywood Casino 400

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The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway serves as the fifth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and the second race of the Round of 12.

With so many drivers having trouble at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend, expect Kansas to have some high-intensity moments as drivers look to remove some of the uncertainty that Talladega Superspeedway brings next week when four more drivers will be eliminated.

Here’s everything you need to know for the Hollywood Casino 400:

Green flag:

2:31 p.m. ET



11:30 a.m. ET: "NASCAR RaceDay" (FS1)

2 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400

10:30 p.m. ET: "NASCAR Victory Lane" (FS1)

Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles

Grid size: 40 cars

Forecast: Partly cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain, high of 82 degrees

USA national anthem: TBA

Honorary Starter/Green Flag: Cole Swindell, country music artist

Grand Marshal: Jesse Metcalfe, actor

Honorary Pace Car Driver: Drew Butera, Kansas City Royals player

Defending race winner: Joey Logano

Front row: Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch