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This article is about the 24 Hours of Le Mans tournament. To see it as the season finale, see The Kardashians vs. The West Family and Jana Kramer vs. Gary Busey.
The Kardashians vs. The West Family will be an hour-long episode; and the first episode of Celebrity Family Feud in the 2018 season, airing on June 10, 2018, the day after Texas, and the last Sunday before the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was the episode every other fan of the show had been waiting for.
Due to the Kardashians vs. West an hour-long episode, the first round matches will be Sunday, with the second round Monday, third round Tuesday, fourth round Wednesday, quarterfinals Thursday and the semifinals and final on Friday, instead of the usual first two rounds on Sunday. All players who are participating will play all their matches at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Because of the 2018 FIFA World Cup's opening match Russia vs. Saudi Arabia on June 14, the final will be held on Friday, for the best of three laps instead of the usual best of one lap. Russia vs. Saudi Arabia features the two-lowest ranked sides by FIFA that qualified for the 2018 finals; as both teams were ranked out of the top 50 in the pre-2018 FIFA World Cup FIFA World Rankings, with Russia at 70th and Saudi Arabia at 67th.
Pee Saderd was the defending champion, and successfully defended his title after he finished ahead of rookie Jirayu La-ongmanee in the Friday final by over 13 and a half seconds. Robert Wickens will return to the Feud for the first time since Harvey Family Men vs. Harvey Family Women and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Ralph Sampson; as he is also considered a rookie due to his appearance that tournament and only one start in 2017. Notable players who will make their Celebrity Family Feud draw debut this episode are Jordan Fisher, Adam Rippon, Matheus Leist, Kyle Kaiser, René Binder, Pietro Fittipaldi by protected ranking, Yuto Totsuka also by protected ranking, Jirayu La-ongmanee (the only rookie to qualify for this episode's seedings), Kan Kantathavorn, Beer Phromphong, Id Issarapong, Cody Nickson, Henry Zhang, Lucas Bocanegra, Eric Guiffreda, Daniel Guiffreda, Trevor Wadleigh, Chris Marchant, Joey Chestnut, Tim Janus, Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion. This was due to Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly's appearance on The Amazing Race 30 and Pee Saderd's participation in The Mask Singer. One of the rookies, Jirayu La-ongmanee qualified for the seedings as South Korea was announced as one of the 32 countries that qualified. Due to the high number of rookies, qualifying will be held for normal players.
The qualifying tournament had the most Mask Singer contestants with at least 25 contestants from the first three seasons participating; until Emmitt Smith vs. Todd Gurley II and Craig Robinson vs. Casey Wilson (September 9), and all qualifying wildcards were Americans. Eleven of them participated, 2 from season 1 (both the top two), 1 from season 2 and 8 from season 3 (including direct entrants La-ongmanee and Saderd) who qualified by IndyCar.
This tournament saw some notable upsets, including Haxorus' win over Sébastien Bourdais, Beer Phromphong's win over Robert Wickens and Atom Chanagun avenging his Mask Singer 3 finale loss to Boy Peacemaker by beating him in the first round and eventually getting reigning champion Pee Saderd in the second round. With Jirayu La-ongmanee making the semifinals, this was South Korea's best result in June since the national team made the 2002 FIFA World Cup semifinals at home. It was the first time a rookie made it this far since Robert Wickens and Jordan King qualified for the Firestone Fast Six at the 2018 IndyCar Grand Prix.
Before the tournament, IndyCar announced that an internal selection will be used in the opening episode, the July 22 episode to celebrate Scott Dixon's birthday with Dixon top seed and the last episode, which will be in September. However, due to notable shocking stories in 2018 that included Jirayu La-ongmanee qualifying for The Kardashians vs. West, Jack Harvey and Stefan Wilson close to scoring a big Indy 500 upset and James Hinchcliffe's Indy 500 failure, internal selections will be used all year and no qualification by standings will happen.
After the Group D finals concluded, IndyCar decided to use the season 4 of the Mask Singer finals because both Pee Saderd (หน้ากากแมลง) and Jirayu La-ongmanee (หน้ากากหมาป่า), from season 3 qualified. The Bee Mask (mostly worn by Beedrill which would have qualified by IndyCar standings but didn't due to internal selection) qualified. Most of the IndyCar full-time guys (expect for La-ongmanee and Saderd) voted for the Bee Mask in the first round; while La-ongmanee and Saderd voted for the Iron Bear Mask.
Champ Vs. Champ (Post-Indy 500, Before Detroit)
As Abomasnow announced the seeds, they will also vote in this round. All players on the entry list (main draw) voted for the mask. The Bee Mask got the most voters, with all of the IndyCar guys including Hélio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya.
หน้ากากหมีเหล็ก, หน้ากากเป็ดน้อย and หน้ากากผึ้ง advances to the finals on June 7.
หน้ากากดอกหญ้า was eliminated from the finals on June 7. As a result, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy and Estonia aren't allowed to participate in the next round.
The first mask announced as qualifying for the June 7 second round finals were หน้ากากหมีเหล็ก, voted by rookies excluding Zachary Claman DeMelo, Kan Kantathavorn, Jordan King, Jirayu La-ongmanee, Matheus Leist and Robert Wickens. หน้ากากเป็ดน้อย was the second mask announced, voted by Altaria, Decidueye, Heracross, Skorupi and Vaporeon, and the last mask was หน้ากากผึ้ง, voted by all the IndyCar guys including rookies Claman DeMelo, King, La-ongmanee, Leist and Wickens; as well as Castroneves and Montoya.
Champ Vs. Champ (Post-Detroit, Before Texas)
As Abomasnow announced the seeds, they will also vote in this round. All players on the entry list (main draw) voted for the mask. The Bee Mask got the most voters, with all of the IndyCar guys including Hélio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya. The seeds who voted for the mask that was eliminated first (หน้ากากดอกหญ้า) didn't have to vote.
หน้ากากเป็ดน้อย and หน้ากากผึ้ง advances to the finals on Russia vs. Saudi Arabia.
หน้ากากหมีเหล็ก was eliminated from the finals on Russia vs. Saudi Arabia.
Champ vs. Champ (Russia vs. Saudi Arabia)
As Abomasnow announced the seeds, they will also vote in this round. All players on the entry list (main draw) voted for the mask. Host Kan Kantathavorn was eliminated as the Iron Bear was eliminated last round, especially rookies voted for the mask expect the host and the IndyCar rookies. The Bee Mask got the most voters, with all of the IndyCar guys including Hélio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya. The seeds who voted for the mask that was eliminated first (หน้ากากดอกหญ้า) or second (หน้ากากหมีเหล็ก) didn't have to vote.
24 Hours of Le Mans participants
Abomasnow will broadcast all matches; including the matches involving club members of The Unlikely Hero of IndyCar B. The event is owned by IndyCar as the event merges with the tournament. This event marks the return of Mikhail Aleshin to an IndyCar event for the first time since the 2018 Sebring Open. Fernando Alonso will return to an IndyCar event for the first time since the 2017 Indianapolis 500, where he was Rookie of the Year.
Car entry list
There are a total of 60 cars entered for the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only Scott Dixon qualified for the seedings from this list, while Sébastien Bourdais and Tony Kanaan would have qualified by the IndyCar standings entering Texas from Detroit 2 had rookie Jirayu Laongmanee not been announced as one of the qualifiers.
a Would have qualified for the seedings had standings been used. As Jirayu La-ongmanee qualified, an internal selection at Indianapolis was used instead. Bourdais would have qualified 17th and Kanaan 25th.
b Scott Dixon qualified 4th, behind Pee Saderd, Volcarona and Josef Newgarden, all participating. Had qualification been standings entering Texas from Detroit 2, Dixon would have been seeded 3rd, behind Wario and ahead of Aurorus.
Player entry list
- Marco Andretti
- Jonathan Bald
- Sébastien Bourdais
- Hélio Castroneves
- Cedric Ceballos (R)
- Joey Chestnut (R)
- Max Chilton
- Philip Demers
- Scott Dixon
- Joey Fatone
- Jordan Fisher (R)
- Pietro Fittipaldi (R)
- Allen Ford
- Daniel Guiffreda (R)
- Eric Guiffreda (R)
- James Hinchcliffe
- Ryan Hunter-Reay
- Tim Janus (R)
- Rashad Jennings
- Ed Jones
- Kyle Kaiser (R)
- Kan Kantathavorn (R)
- Ueli Kestenholz
- Charlie Kimball
- Jirayu La-ongmanee (R)
- Matheus Leist (R)
- Marko Manieri
- Cameron Mathison
IndyCar announced the 15 judges when the main draw including the qualifiers' placement came out. All of them are women, and are either The Mask Singer contestants or Grammy Gold singers, due to Jirayu La-ongmanee (The Mask Singer Group C, South Korea) and Pee Saderd (The Mask Singer Group A, Russia) qualifying for the seeds. Both of them came from season 3, and the group they were in both placed inside the top three in the Champ vs. Champ.
- Alexandra Bounxouei
- Sawika Chaiyadech
- Suthita Chanachaisuwan
- Nonthawan Chanvanathorn
- Takkatan Chonlada
- Kamolchanok Kemmayothin
- Kunlamas Limpawutwaranon
- Sukanya Migael
- Tai Orathai
- Wichayanee Pearklin
- Panadda Ruangwut
- Puttatida Sirachaya
- Akhamsiri Suwanasuk
- Siriporn Umpaipong
- Panadda Wongphudee
Only players that had originally qualified for seedings had standings been used instead of the internal selection can participate. As long as one of Pee Saderd, Volcarona, Josef Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud, Metagross, Ueli Kestenholz, Apolo Anton Ohno, rookie Jirayu La-ongmanee (sharing the no.30 car with Takuma Sato and Apolo Anton Ohno), Beartic, Joey Fatone, Will Power, Chespin, Mario Lopez, James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal, Pidgeot, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Jonathan Bald, Larvesta, Nidoking, Sébastien Bourdais or Tony Kanaan qualify, the next driver qualifies for the event.
Additionally, Bourdais, Kanaan and Dixon will all drive the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the Ford GT.
It uses motorsport racing with a lap around the 24 Hours of Le Mans' racetrack; and also uses the first four matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Some of the players that failed to qualify for the tournament's main draw participated.
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The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the "survey said" are:
Team Kardashian - playing for Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Team West - playing for Children's Hospital Los Angeles
The Kardashian family accidentally had six players instead of five. Usually in a Celebrity Family Feud episode, there are five players on each team.
Due to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, seedings were originally going to be be IndyCar standings after the 2018 Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit entering the 2018 Texas Indy 600. Instead, an internal selection took place with the announcement at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 after the episode's title was revealed. It ended up with Pee Saderd being the no.1 seed and also ended up with a Pee Saderd hogging Quizizz.
This is also Hélio Castroneves' first non-qualification for the Celebrity Family Feud seedings, due to the qualification being an internal selection to celebrate the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and his move to IMSA. Out of the 32 seeds qualified, 29 countries qualified for the last 2017 episode, Faith Evans vs. Ross Mathews and USA Gymnastics vs. USA Swimming, and 30 of them were involved in The Mask Singer incident on September 21, 2017 (only Altaria and Jirayu La-ongmanee weren't involved). 27 of those seeds were returning from the 2018 Sebring Open.
IndyCar announced right away during the announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Pee Saderd will get the no.1 seed for this episode, and earned a bye to the second round and cannot be eliminated on Sunday. All seeds eventually earned a bye to the second round due to the six players on the Kardashian team instead of the usual five.
With Kao Jirayu qualified, South Korea made it's seedings debut and marks the fourth straight season premiere at least a rookie player qualified on the first episode (Gabby Chaves in 2015, Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly in 2016 and Ed Jones in 2017). It was the first time since at least 2010 that two former Mask Singer contestants qualified in an internal selection (Pee Saderd and Ice Saranyu). This was however, the first time South Korea qualified for a Grand Slam-like tournament with representative Jirayu La-ongmanee, due to Chung Hyeon's 2018 French Open withdrawal. La-ongmanee's qualification in the episode over Henry Zhang and Cody Nickson was nominated for one of the shocking stories awards of 2018. After South Korea celebrated their shock qualification, IndyCar confirmed that La-ongmanee will serve the no.30 car of Takuma Sato from the Indy 500 until Sonoma and replace Apolo Anton Ohno. It was later revealed that IndyCar swapped the seedings of rookie La-ongmanee and Hinchcliffe, with Hinchcliffe moving into the Korean's original position and La-ongmanee moving into Hinchcliffe's original position, to make seedings much better.
Four countries would then fail to qualify for Inside the NBA vs. MLB All-Stars and Rashad Jennings vs. Team Eve: Algeria, Estonia, Italy and Macedonia.
Five countries would then fail to qualify for The Kardashians vs. The West Family and Jana Kramer vs. Gary Busey: Algeria, Estonia, Greece, Macedonia and Spain.
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|Q||A Chanagun||Kardashian||Q||A Chanagun||4||4|
|Q||A Sanguansakpakdee||West||1||P Saderd||6||6|
|R Wickens||West||11||W Power||6||7|
|B Phromphong||Kardashian||B Phromphong||1||2|
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|K Kantathavorn||West||I Issarapong||0||5|
|M Chilton||Kardashian||M Chilton||4||3|