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NASCAR At Kansas: Weekend schedule for the Hollywood Casino 400

The Hollywood Casino 400 will mark the 32nd race of the NASCAR season on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City.

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Bowyer says winning in Kansas would be his Daytona

Kansas native Clint Bowyer says winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway would be his Daytona 500.

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New Kansas track may provide challengers

Changes to Kansas Speedway may provide a challenge to racers on Sunday.

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Taylor Swift car to appear in NASCAR Kansas race

It's a love story for Juan Pablo Montoya and his paint scheme for the Kansas NASCAR race weekend.

Montoya will have music superstar Taylor Swift on the hood of his No. 42 Chevrolet this weekend as part of a cross-promotional effort between sponsor Target and the deluxe version of Swift's album, Red (which will be available exclusively at Target stores the day after the race).

Though it's a bit hard to imagine Montoya jamming to "Teardrops On My Guitar" or even "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the driver praised the design as "fun and different" in a statement.

"It'll definitely draw some attention out on the race track," he said.

Some of Swift's songs might already apply to Montoya. For example: The Daytona jet dryer driver probably thinks of Montoya when he hears Swift sing, "Why you gotta be so mean?" (Well, either that or "Keep your eyes open.")

Montoya needs to be very careful, though. If he and the car have a bad breakup, Swift might write a song about it.

"Dear Juan," anyone?

Here's an overhead shot of the car:

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This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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Lineup: Kasey Kahne grabs the pole

Kasey Kahne, one of NASCAR's most underrated drivers when it comes to qualifying, just did it again: The Hendrick Motorsports driver won the pole position for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The No. 1 qualifying spot was the fourth for Kahne this season and the 26th of his career. Since 2006, Kahne now has 20 poles – more than any other driver during that time.

Mark Martin (starting second) looked to have the time to beat until Kahne came along and bumped the veteran driver from the top spot with an average speed of 191.360 mph.

Kahne's speed was a track record, but all 46 drivers to make an attempt broke the track record on the newly repaved surface.

Kansas native Clint Bowyer will start third, followed by Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola. Points leader Brad Keselowski qualified 25th, while second-place Jimmie Johnson (seventh) and third-place Denny Hamlin (eighth) will start side-by-side.

Cole Whitt, David Stremme and Josh Wise failed to qualify for the race.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (Chase drivers in bold):

  1. Kasey Kahne
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Greg Biffle
  12. Matt Kenseth
  13. AJ Allmendinger
  14. Paul Menard
  15. Sam Hornish Jr.
  16. Martin Truex Jr.
  17. Carl Edwards
  18. Marcos Ambrose
  19. Jeff Gordon
  20. Jeff Burton
  21. Jamie McMurray
  22. Bobby Labonte
  23. Michael McDowell
  24. Juan Pablo Montoya
  25. Brad Keselowski
  26. Landon Cassill
  27. JJ Yeley
  28. Casey Mears
  29. Kurt Busch
  30. Mike Bliss
  31. Travis Kvapil
  32. Trevor Bayne
  33. Tony Stewart
  34. Reed Sorenson
  35. Scott Speed
  36. Joe Nemechek
  37. David Ragan
  38. David Gilliland
  39. Regan Smith
  40. Danica Patrick
  41. Dave Blaney
  42. Timmy Hill
  43. Kelly Bires
DNQ: Cole Whitt, David Stremme, Josh Wise.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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Clint Bowyer hopes for home track advantage

Clint Bowyer would like nothing better than to back up his win last weekend at Charlotte with his first win at his home track, Kansas Speedway, on Sunday.

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Clint Bowyer ready for 'wild card race'

With five races left, Clint Bowyer feels that anything can happen the rest of the way in the Chase for the Cup.

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Losing streak is 'frustrating' for Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards is out of the Sprint Cup Championship, but a win at Kansas could help soothe the pain on an inconsistent season.

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Denny Hamlin cleared to race after crashing

After slamming into the wall at Kansas Speedway, Sprint Cup championship contender Denny Hamlin has been cleared to race by doctors.

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Bowyer among favorites at hometown track

Clint Bowyer is a 15-to-1 favorite to win Sunday's Hollywood 400.

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