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NASCAR Cup Series results: Denny Hamlin takes victory from Kyle Larson with bold last-lap move

On a long green-flag run to end the race Denny Hamlin closed in on and then overtook Kyle Larson after contact on the backstretch on the final lap to win the Advent Health 400. It is Hamlin's fourth win at Kansas Speedway and the 400th in NASCAR for Joe Gibbs racing.

Advent Health 400 results

  1. Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  2. Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  3. William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  4. Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota

  5. Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

  6. Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford

  7. Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  8. Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  9. Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota

  10. Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  11. Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

  13. Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  14. A.J. Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  15. Daniel Suárez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

  16. Ryan Blaney (12), Team Penske Ford

  17. Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford

  18. Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  19. Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford

  20. Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  21. Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  22. Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  23. JJ Yeley (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford

  24. Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford

  25. Josh Berry (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  26. Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford

  27. Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  28. Brennan Poole (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford

  29. Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  30. Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford

  31. Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford

  32. Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  33. Josh Bilicki (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford

  34. Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  35. Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  36. Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Fords take Stage 2

After the Toyotas dominated Stage 1, the Fords of Joey Logano and Michael McDowell finished 1-2 in a caution-filled second stage. Crashes forced Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch to retire late in the stage.

Denny Hamlin wins Stage 1

Separate incidents involving the front-row Chevrolets allowed the Toyotas to claim six of the first seven finishing positions in Stage 1. Kyle Larson was spun from the lead on lap 5, bringing out a caution. Then late in the stage, pole-sitter William Byron scraped the wall and had to pit, allowing Denny Hamlin to take the lead and stage win.

Advent Health 400 TV/streaming schedule

All times Eastern

Saturday, May 6
5-7 p.m.: Practice, qualifying (FS1, MRN)

Sunday, May 7
2-3 p.m.: Pre-race show (FS1)
3-7:30 p.m.: Advent Health 400 (FS1, MRN)

Advent Health 400 details

Track: Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile asphalt tri-oval), Kansas City, Kansas
Length: 267 laps for 400.5 miles
Banking: • 17-20 degrees in the turns
• 9-11 degrees in the tri-oval
• 5 degrees on the backstretch
Last year’s winner: Kurt Busch, 23XI Toyota

Advent Health 400 starting grid

  1. William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  2. Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  3. Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

  4. Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  5. Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota

  6. Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford

  7. Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  8. Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  9. Daniel Suárez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

  10. Ryan Blaney (12), Team Penske Ford

  11. Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  12. Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  13. Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  14. Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford

  15. Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford

  16. Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  17. Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota

  18. Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  19. Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  20. Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford

  21. Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  22. Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  23. Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford

  24. Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  25. Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford

  26. Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  27. A.J. Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  28. Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  29. Josh Berry (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  30. Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  31. Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  32. Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford

  33. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

  34. Brennan Poole (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford

  35. JJ Yeley (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford

  36. Josh Bilicki (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford

Top drivers and best bets for the Advent Health 400

Toyotas have won five of the last seven races at Kansas and that dominance is reflected in the odds at BetMGM as four of the six drivers who enter at better than 10-to-1 odds pilot Camrys. Despite that, Kyle Larson and his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet enters with the best odds at 5-to-1.

Best odds to win
• Kyle Larson +500
• Denny Hamlin +700
• William Byron +800
• Tyler Reddick +800
• Christopher Bell +900
• Martin Truex Jr. +900

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg points out that since Denny Hamlin went back-to-back at the track in October 2019 and July 2020, the speedway has seen six different winners. So if you’re looking at the favorites this time around compared with who hasn’t won there, Byron, Reddick and Bell fit the bill. If you’re looking for a previous winner at good mid-tier value, Bromberg recommends 2022 fall race winner Bubba Wallace (+1800) and Joey Logano (+1800).

Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denny Hamlin is the last NASCAR Cup Series driver to win back-to-back races at Kansas Speedway. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Advent Health 400 entries list

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney (12), Team Penske Ford
Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Brennan Poole (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
A.J. Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford
Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Josh Berry (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
JJ Yeley (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Josh Bilicki (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
Daniel Suárez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Weather for the Advent Health 400

Like Dover last weekend, there’s a decent chance some on-track activity will be washed out as there is a 51% chance of rain on both Saturday and Sunday. With both the Cup and Truck Series set to qualify and ARCA to race Saturday, the schedule-makers could be in for a long weekend.

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