Chandler Smith will lead the Kansas Truck starting lineup to the green flag Saturday afternoon.
The race is the opening event in the Round of 8 playoffs for the series.
The Round of 8 includes races at Kansas, Texas and Martinsville. This round will set the field for the championship race. The title race will be Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway.
The Kansas Truck starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a total number based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
NASCAR Truck Series at Kansas
Race time: 4 p.m. ET, Saturday
Track: Kansas Speedway; Kansas City, Kansas (1.5-mile course)
Length: 134 laps (201 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 30. Stage 2 ends Lap 60.
TV coverage: Fox
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)
Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Kansas (200 laps, 300 miles), 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Next Cup race: Sunday at Kansas (267 laps, 400.5 miles), 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC