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KANSAS CITY, KAN. — It was a simple case of miscounting.

Seven crew members went over the wall to help repair Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota and only six are allowed.

Consequently, Kenseth was parked and unable to finish the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Because of his 37th-place finish, Kenseth, in what might be his final season, was eliminated from the playoffs, along with Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jamie McMurray.

“We missed a head count there,” said a downcast Jason Ratcliffe, crew chief for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. “In the heat of battle … that’s one thing about that pit stall, it makes it difficult. And when you get to pit road really…