Elliott takes checkered flag at Kansas Speedway

Chase Elliott won the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott, driving the No. 9 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, climbed on his window and waved to fans after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Kansas City, Kansas, Master Detective Danon Vaughn, right, sang the national anthem at the Hollywood Casino 400 race Sunday at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Overland Park Police Honor Guard presented the colors. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The drivers who were eliminated from the playoffs Sunday in this race included Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
William Byron, in car No. 24, had mechanical trouble during the Hollywood Casino 400. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
More racing action Sunday at the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
More racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
More racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott celebrated his victory on Sunday in front of the grandstands at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott with the checkered flag after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott celebrated his victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott held his trophy after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott celebrated after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)
Chase Elliott celebrated after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo by Steve Rupert)

Monster Energy Cup Series racing underway at Kansas Speedway

With sunny skies, dry weather, 60-degree temperatures and a 12 mph wind, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 race is underway at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. It is the elimination race for the second round of the playoffs. (Fan photo)
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 race is underway at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. It is the elimination race for the second round of the playoffs. (Fan photo)

Nemechek follows in father’s footsteps, wins Kansas Lottery 300

A wreck on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Kansas Lottery 300 race Saturday at the Kansas Speedway forced several cars out of the event. Racing action continues at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Hollywood Casino 400 in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)

John Hunter Nemechek won his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

His father, Joe Nemechek, won the Kansas Lottery 300 race 14 years ago here.

It was John’s 15th XFINITY race. He was driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.

After a first-lap wreck took some of the competitors out of the race Saturday, Nemechek was able to continue toward the win, competing with Daniel Hemric, who was second, and Elliott Sadler, third. Hemric is the XFINITY point leader, with Sadler second.

In the first lap of the race, Justin Allgaier spun around and the resulting wreck took him out, along with Christopher Bell, Spencer Gallagher, Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Michael Annett and Ryan Truex.

Racing action continues at 1 p.m. Sunday with the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400. It will be the elimination race for the second round of the playoffs.

For more information or tickets, call 866-460-RACE, visit www.kansasspeedway.com, or go to the Gate B ticket booth.

A wreck on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Kansas Lottery 300 race Saturday at the Kansas Speedway forced several cars out of the event. Racing action continues at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Hollywood Casino 400 in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
A wreck on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Kansas Lottery 300 race Saturday at the Kansas Speedway forced several cars out of the event. Racing action continues at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Hollywood Casino 400 in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
Gov. Jeff Colyer was the starter for Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)
More action from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)