Joey Logano leads Kevin Harvick at the start of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Daniel Suarez and Alex Bowman have made slight contact at the backstretch not long later.
Suarez pitted immediately to get some of the damage fixed.
The same went to Bowman.
But he stayed on to fight for his Round of 8 places as the race continued under green.
Kyle Larson worked his way up in 14th from 39th after a frustrating time with a crash during opening practice.
On Lap 25, Bowman took a risk running against the wall as he’s still able to run ahead of Kyle Busch in the Top 10.
Halfway into the opening stage, some drivers began to hit pit road under green & some do stay out.
At the same time, Ross Chastain went behind the wall before parking his car in the garage.
William Byron had his engine blown before the 1st incident caution came out on Lap 57.
Nine laps later, the race resumed under green after a while of clean-up where Byron had an oil leak.
Team Penske team-mates, Joey Logano & Ryan Blaney, battled it out for the race lead.
Not long later, Harvick pushed Blaney down in 3rd.
Logano held Harvick until the conclusion of Stage 1 with the mini-win.
- Joey Logano
- Kevin Harvick
- Ryan Blaney
- Kyle Busch
- Paul Menard
- Aric Almirola
- Clint Bowyer
- Erik Jones
- Jimmie Johnson
- Chase Elliott