NASCAR: LIVE Race Updates SpongeBob SquarePants 400

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Start of race coverage:


Lap 1 – Logano leads lap one.

Lap 7 – Stewart is into the top-10 as Johnson almost spins.

CAUTION! – teammates JJ Yeley and Jeb Burton have issues after some three-wide racing for the 41st position.

Lap 10 – Some of the drivers in the back of the pack pit including Jimmie Johnson.

Rain is about 20 mins away, storm has lost some of its luster but it’s still coming.


Lap 13 – Logano back to the lead.

Lap 17 – Alex Bowman hits pit road with troubles.

Lap 21 – Competition caution is coming as Logano continues to lead.

CAUTION! – competition yellow.

Rain is about 10 miles away from the track.


Lap 30 – Logano Busch battle for the lead.

Lap 33 – Logano falling back as Truex Jr. is battling him for third now.

Lap 38 – 41, 4, 78, 22, 1, 19, 14, 2, 43 and 88

Lap 41 – The rain is almost upon the track. When it begins it’s expected to last 45-60 minutes.

Lap 50 – Harvick passes Kurt Busch and takes the lead!

Lap 55 – Running Order: 4, 78, 41, 22, 1, 2, 5, 19, 24 and 20.

Lap 58 – Truex Jr. to the lead!

Lap 63 – Erik Jones into the top-15 and green-flag stops are coming in 10 laps or so.

Lap 66 – Only 27 cars remain on the lead lap with green-flag stops coming.

Lap 71 – Biffle was fast in practice but not so much in the race.

Lap 74 – Stenhouse Jr. and Ty Dillon about to go down a lap.


Lap 81 – Green flag stops seem uneventful thus far, just a few cars have yet to pit.

Lap 85 – Only 18 cars on the lead lap which means a lot of good cars are about to go down a lap.

Lap 93 –Only 15 cars on the lead lap now. Johnson and Gordon in trouble.

CAUTION!! – Burton spins.

Lap 96 – Lead laps cars are pitting, Earnhardt Jr. will get the lucky dog. A lot of the field is expected to take the wave around here.

RAINDROPS ARE BEGINNING TO FALL IN KANSAS – we are not yet at halfway.

Lap 98 – RED FLAG – raining in Kansas.

Sit tight folks, this is going to be a long delay. The rain is expected to last 30-45 minutes and it will then take about an hour to dry the track. Delay should be at least 90 minutes but could be closer to 2 hours.

9:17 PM ET – rain moved through pretty quickly (about 30 minutes). Air Titans are getting fired up.

9:50 PM ET – track is drying and radar looks good the rest of the way.

10:32 PM ET – drivers have been called to their cars.

10:58 PM ET – we are moments away from racing once again!