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Entry List: 2022 Hollywood Casino 400

The NASCAR Cup Series ventures to the Midwest this weekend for the second round of the series’ playoffs at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Barring any changes, the 267-lap event features 36 teams on its entry list, meaning no teams will be sent home after qualifying on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Noah Gragson is the only different face from last week’s event at Darlington Raceway. He will return to the Cup field for the first time since earning his first career top five at Daytona International Speedway last month. He’ll be back in the No. 16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing.

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Playoffs Bring Instant Issues to USA at Darlington

Ty Gibbs appears to continue to sub for the injured Kurt Busch this weekend as he has been entered in the No. 23 for 23XI Racing again on the entry list.

Hollywood Casino 400 Entry List

The 400-mile race will be broadcasted live on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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Let’s see how many cautions the 15, 31, 38, 51, 77 and 78 can bring out! It’s why NA$CAR wants them in the event.


I still can’t figure out why they have any cars not still in the “playoffs” on track for the final 10 races. NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, NHL – guess what their playoffs all have in common? THE LOSERS GO HOME AND DON’T GET TO PLAY ANYMORE!


It all makes perfect cents to the NA$$$$$CAR brain trust!


I wonder if nascar allowed changes to the Toyotas that we don’t know about. I know something happened to bubba, and it’s not his driving skills.


Perception is everything! (Law and Order)

Dale EarnHog

Sunday night was a perfect example of why- they still have all the right in the world to race. Jones, McDowell, and Bubba- all non-playoff drivers who beat out a considerable amount of Playoff guys.


I disagree. It’s POST SEASON. They have a saying in the NFL, “Any Given Sunday”. The playoff teams in the NFL could lose to any other team in the league in any given game too. They don’t allow eliminated teams to play, and that’s why I think none of the teams that have been eliminated from contention in NA$CAR have any right to be out there interfering with the Championship players and their run for the title. None of the other “stick and ball” sports do this. So either NA$CAR needs to admit “The Chase” is nothing more than a goofy gimmick for ratings, or they need to adhere to what an actual playoff system is.

There is no reason Ty Gibbs, Truex, Almirola, or Custer, for examples, should be on the track and able to harass/impede non-Gibbs/Haas teams to try and benefit their team-mates who are actually running for the Championship.

Or to look at it another way. Go back to the Kenseth/Logano ordeal. Had Kenseth actually been eliminated from competition as he should have been, he would not have been on track to wreck Logano and significantly impact the 2015 Championship results.

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