Kyle Larson wins by 0.001 seconds over Chris Buescher, closest finish in NASCAR history (2024)

Nick Gray,Tom KreagerNashville Tennessean

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to the Kansas Speedway for the first of two race weekends at the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas City, Kansas for Sunday's AdventHealth 400.

Last week, Denny Hamlin outlasted Kyle Larson to win at Dover and pick up win No. 3 of the season.

Those two drivers are expected to be in contention this weekend along with the majority of the cars at Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing. the two shops that have dominated the season to this point.

Follow our live race updates with news and highlights below:

Wow! Kyle Larson for the win

Kyle Larson came from behind and edged out Chris Buescher with a photo finish to win the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The win is Larson's second of the season. Larson won by a splitter.

Larson won by .001 seconds, the closest finish in NASCAR history.

Top 5

  1. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports
  2. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing
  3. Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
  4. Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing
  5. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing

Lap 261: Kyle Busch spins out

Kyle Busch, who was running in the top 5, has spun out with six laps left.

Here is the top 5:

  1. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
  2. Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
  3. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing
  4. Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing
  5. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports

Lap 247: Denny Hamlin leads with 20 laps left

Denny Hamlin is holding off Chris Buescher with 20 laps left.

Kyle Larson is third, Kyle Busch is fourth and Martin Truex Jr. is running fifth.

Lap 217: Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher battling for lead with 50 laps left

Denny Hamlin and Chris Buescher is battling for the lead with 50 laps left.

However, don't look now but third-place Kyle Busch is also less than a second out of the lead.

Hamlin was in the lead in the restart, but Buescher soon passed him. Hamlin needed just a few laps to regain the lead.

In fourth place, Kyle Larson is 1.57 seconds behind the leader.

Lap 198: Joey Logano spins out, gets flat tire

Joey Logano has brought out a fourth caution in Stage 3 after he got into Chase Briscoe.

Briscoe was moving up the track when Logano clipped him after having no place to go.

Lap 190: Kyle Busch leads restart

Kyle Busch leads the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway. A third caution has come out when Harrison Burton got loose.

Kyle Larson is second. Ty Gibbs is third.

Lap 185: Bubba Wallace, Austin Cyndric in crash

A second caution flag has come out for an on-track accident.

The accident happened when Joey Logano came up the track, moving Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin up the track. Hamlin hit into the left side of Cindric.

The bump sent Cyndric into the wall and then into a 360-degree spin. He hit both Wallace and Michael McDowell.

Lap 175: Jimmie Johnson hits the wall

Jimmie Johnson has hit the wall at Kansas in an incident that has also involved Corey Lajoie.

It's the first race caution for an accident.

Lajoie got into Johnson, who had let up. Austin Hill was also involved in the wreck.

Lap 173: Race leader Chris Buescher to rear of field

Chris Buescher, who won the second stage, must restart at the rear of the field after his pit crew came over the wall too early.

Stage 2 winner: Chris Buescher picks up first stage win

Chris Buescher won Stage 2 for his first NASCAR Cup Series state win of the season.

Here is the top 10:

1. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing Ford

2. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

3. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

4. Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

5. Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

6. Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

7. Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

8. Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing Toyota

9. Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

10. Noah Gragson, Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Lap 137: We're past halfway, here is the top 5 in Stage 2

Chris Buescher leads the AventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on Lap 137, which is past the halfway point of the race, which is 267 laps. That is important after a three-hour rain delay. However, Kansas does have lights at the track.

Here is the top 5:

1. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing Ford

2. Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

3. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

4. Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

5. Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Lap 120: Kyle Larson has trouble in pit stop

Kyle Larson has been shuffled to eighth place after a pit stop. Larson's pit crew had an issue on the left front tire change, forcing more time to get out of the pits. Larson was the race leader by more than two seconds when he came in for his pit stop.

Lap 117: Kyle Larson checking out on field

Larson has more than a two second lead on Chris Buescher. Ty Gibbs is third and Kyle Busch is fourth.

Green flag stops on pit road starting to occur.

Lap 89: Kyle Larson takes lead to start Stage 2

Kyle Larson grabbed the lead on the inside of Ross Chastain. Chastain and Christopher Bell were fighting for the lead when Larson came beside and passed both.

End of Stage 1: Denny Hamlin holds off Ross Chastain

Denny Hamlin collected his third stage win of the season, holding off Ross Chastain to collect the win.

Hamlin's late surge came after Chastain and Larson dominated most of the first stage.

Here are the top 10 from Stage 1:

1. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing

2. Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing

3. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports

4. Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing

5. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing

6. Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing

7. Martin Truex, Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing

8. Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing

9. Noah Gragson, Stewart-Haas Racing

10. Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports

Lap 49: Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson battling for lead

Ross Chastain has held off Kyle Larson to maintain the lead.

Cars have gone through green flag pit stops.

The top five:

  • 1. Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing
  • 2. Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports
  • 3. Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 4. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 5. Chris Buescher, RFK Racing

Polesitter Christopher Bell leads lap 1

Christopher Bell held off Ross Chastain to lead the opening lap. But Chastain edged him at the finish line on lap 2.

NASCAR Kansas race: Let's go racing

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson has given the order: "Drivers, start your engines."

The AdventHealth 400 was slated to start at 2 p.m. today. The race will start a little three hours later because of rain at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR Kansas race delayed due to rain

The start of the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway has been postpone because of rain in the area. No start time has been released, however, those on the broadcast on FS1 said it could be "a couple hours."

However, it's been made clear that the Kansas track has lights and they do plan on running the race on Sunday.

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NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas: Live updates, highlights, live leaderboard

Follow along with our live race updates, with green flag set for after 2 p.m. CT on Sunday.

LIVE LEADERBOARD:Full field leaderboard of NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 at Kansas

RACE TIME: What channel is the NASCAR Kansas race on today? Time, TV schedule for AdventHealth 400

Christopher Bell on the pole; full NASCAR Cup Series in Kansas starting lineup

Christopher Bell will lead the field to the green flag on Sunday after winning the pole during Saturday's qualifying session.

The top 10:

  • 1.Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  • 2.Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
  • 3.Noah Gragson, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  • 4.Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  • 5.Kyle Busch, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
  • 6.Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  • 7.Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford
  • 8.Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford
  • 9.Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  • 10.Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Find thefullstarting lineuphere.

NASCAR race radio coverage: How to listen to NASCAR Cup race at Kansas

The AdventHealth 400 at Kansas will be aired on the radio by the Motor Racing Network. MRN has affiliates all across the country, and their feed can also be streamed onMRN.comand onNASCAR.comas well as the NASCAR app. The race can also be heard on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

NASCAR Cup Series Kansas race TV schedule, start time

  • Green Flag Time:Approx. 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 5
  • TV coverage: FS1 (coverage begins at 1 p.m. CT Sunday)
  • Radio: MRN (TBD in Nashville)
  • Streaming:FUBO(free trial available); FOX Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM on Channel 90 for audio (subscription required)

The AdventHealth 400 will be broadcast nationally on FS1. Streaming options for the race include the FOX Sports app andFUBO, which offers afree trialto potential subscribers.

Recent NASCAR Cup Series winners at Kansas

  • 2023 fall race: Tyler Reddick
  • 2023springrace:Denny Hamlin
  • 2022 fall race: Bubba Wallace
  • 2022springrace:Kurt Busch
  • 2021 fall race: Kyle Larson
  • 2021 spring race:Kyle Busch

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