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Track Records & Stats

  • Track Specifications:
    Track Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval
    Banking: corners/turns: 15º; tri-oval: 10.4º; backstretch: 5º
    Straights: Frontstretch - 2,685 feet; Backstretch - 2,207 feet
    Asphalt surface is 55-feet wide
    Pit Box Size 30'x18', 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road: 1,573 feet long, 60-feet wide
    Camping: Approx 2,400 spaces
    Grandstand Seating: 64,000 / 56 suites [was 74,000 & 80,000]
    Last Repave: 2012
    Opened: 2001

  • May 2016 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, 141.909mph, started 6th

  • October 2015 Race Winner: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 135.792mph, started 14th

  • Track Race Record: #11-Denny Hamlin, 4/22/2012, 144.122mph

  • Slowest Race Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, Sept 2001, 110.576mph

  • Oldest Race Winner: Mark Martin, 46 years, 9 months, 0 days, 10/9/2005

  • Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano, 24 years, 4 months, 11 days, 10/5/2014

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/5/2011, started 25th

  • May 2016 Pole Winner: #78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.921mph, finished 14th

  • October 2015 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.503mph, finished 9th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 10/3/2014, 197.612mph, during 2nd round of qualifying

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 24 years, 11 months, 14 days, 5/8/2015

  • Most Wins: 3 - Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson; 2 - Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano

  • Most Poles: 3 - Kevin Harvick; Jimmie Johnson & Kasey Kahne

  • Most Top 5s: 11 - Jeff Gordon; 8 - Jimmie Johnsonl 7 - Greg Biffle & Matt Kenseth

  • Most Top 10s: 16 - Jimmie Johnson; 14 - Jeff Gordon; 12 - Carl Edwards & Matt Kenseth

  • Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson, 10/9/2011, 197 laps

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: Tony Stewart, 10/1/2006, 5 laps

  • Most Lead Changes: 26 - 10/4/2009

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 13 - 9/29/2002 & 4/21/2013

  • Most Leaders: 14 - 10/4/2009

  • Fewest Leaders: 8 - 4/21/2013

  • Most Cautions: 15, 10/6/2013

  • Most Caution Laps: 71, 10/6/2013

  • Fewest Cautions: 3, 4/22/2012

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 18 - 4/22/2012

  • Most Running at the Finish: 42 - 9/28/2008

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 29 - 10/6/2013

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: Chevy, 10; Ford, 5; Dodge, 2; Toyota, 3

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 4 [of 21]
  • Races won from starting pos 2: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 6: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 10: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 11: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 12: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 13: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 14: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 19: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 21: 1
  • Races won from the top 5: 10 of 21
  • Races won from the top 10: 13 of 21

    5/7/2016: #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, 141.909mph, started 6th
    10/18/2015: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 135.732mph, started 14th
    5/9/2015: #48-Jimme Johnson (3), Chevy, 125.265, started 19th
    10/5/2014: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 141.951mph, started 4th (youngest winner)
    5/10/2014: #24-Jeff Gordon(3), Chevy, 128.149mph, started 13th
    10/6/2013: #29-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 114.884mph, started 1st
    4/21/2013: #20-Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 133.611mph, started 1st
    10/2012: #17-Matt Kenseth, Ford, 115.086, started 12th
    4/22/2012: #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 144.122, started 4th
    10/2011: #48-Jimme Johnson (2), Chevy, 137.181, started 19th
    6/2011: #2-Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 137.184, started 25th
    2010: #16-Greg Biffle (2), Ford, 138.077, started 5th
    2009: #14-Tony Stewart (2), Chevy, 137.144, started, 5th
    2008: #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 133.549, started 1st
    2007: #16-Greg Biffle, Ford, 104.981, started 7th
    2006: #20-Tony Stewart, Chevy, 121.753, started 21st
    2005: #6-Mark Martin, Ford, 137.774, started 19th (oldest winner)
    2004: #01-Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 126.058, started 1st
    2003: #12-Ryan Newman, Dodge, 121.630, started 11th (was youngest winner)
    2002: #24-Jeff Gordon (2), Chevy, 119.394; started 10th
    2001: #24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 110.576; started 2nd

Track News and Announcements

  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 4th win of the season, 2nd win at Kansas and 35th career win. Harvick led 74 of the 267 laps.
    #19-Edwards finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #3-Dillon, #88-Bowman (a career best), #47-Allmendinger, pole sitter #20-Kenseth, and #5-Kahne.
    Two Chase drivers finished off the lead lap. #2-Keselowski spun off turn 4 during the race, slid down into the grass and ripped the front off the car. He finished 38th. #24-Elliott had a couple tire rubs that led to unscheduled pit stops. He finished 31st.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 8 cautions for 38 yellow flag laps.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf)
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)

  • Cole Swindell named honorary starter at Kansas: ACM's 2015 New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell will wave the green flag to start the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Hollywood Casino 400, on Sunday. The Georgia native, who's current single "Middle of a Memory" is a Top 5 song on country radio and averaging over 2 million streams per week, will release his third EP, Down Home Sessions III on Oct. 28. Swindell's Platinum-certified You Should Be Here already boasts over 65 million streams, 1 million tracks sold and almost 30 million YouTube views. Swindell is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line into the fall. His headlining tour, CMT On Tour Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour, begins on Oct. 26.(Kansas Speedway)(10-14-2016)

  • Royals catcher Butera to drive pace car at Kansas: Kansas City Royals catcher, and member of the 2015 World Series championship team, Drew Butera will be the honorary pace car driver for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 16. Last year, Butera made his post-season debut in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, working a 10-pitch walk in the eighth inning to extend the inning as the Kansas City Royals overcame a four-run deficit in the inning. He also was behind the plate for the final inning of the World Series, replacing Salvador Perez who had been lifted for a pinch runner. Butera was drafted in 2005 by the New York Mets and made his Major League Baseball debut in 2010 with the Minnesota Twins. He's also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels. In addition to catching, Butera has made starts at first base, and also pitched in relief during his career. He is the son of former Major Leaguer Sal Butera, who is currently a coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. (Kansas Speedway)(10-13-2016)

  • Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter named for XFINITY Kansas race: Kansas Speedway announced that 2016 Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez has been named Grand Marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 15, while lottery industry veteran Geneva McCaffrey, who currently serves as Kansas Lottery Account Director, has been named as the Honorary Starter for the race. Hernandez, who hails from Wichita, Kan., won the bronze medal in the light flyweight division in Rio earlier this year. Hernandez is an eight-time consecutive Ringside World National Champion, a six-time consecutive Silver Gloves National Champion and a two-time consecutive Junior Olympic National Champion. In addition, he is the first boxer from Wichita to make the US Olympic team. McCaffrey has almost three decades of lottery industry experience, including over 10 years with the Florida Lottery and more than 17 years with Scientific Games.(Kansas Speedway)(10-4-2016)

  • Jesse Metcalfe named Grand Marshal at Kansas: Actor, model, fitness and sports enthusiast Jesse Metcalfe has been named has been named Grand Marshal for the Hollywood Casino 400 taking place on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Jesse Metcalfe, best known for his award winning performance on ABC's iconic hit "Desperate Housewives," is currently starring in Hallmark's new hit "Chesapeake Shores." The family drama is currently ranking first in its timeslot each week. Metcalfe portrays 'Trace Riley,' a former country singer with a sordid past who returns to his hometown and rekindles his love with an old flame. Adding to his credits, Metcalfe has written and performed original music for the hit series.(Kansas Speedway)(9-28-2016)

  • Kansas offering ticket package upgrades: Kansas Speedway's October race weekend is less than 40 days away and some great options are still available for fans to experience race weekend in a new way. The Finish Line, Kansas Speedway's weekend fan hospitality, offers driver Q&A sessions, food and drink, a guided tour of the pits and garage, and more for only $225 per ticket for Oct. 15-16. Fans will also get one parking pass for every two Finish Line tickets purchased. Tickets do not include grandstand admission and fans must have a grandstand ticket or a camping wristband to purchase. Or add the VIP Package on Oct. 16 that includes a reception in the President's Suite, a guided tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage with former NASCAR driver Glenn Jarrett, attend the drivers meeting and more. This package is limited and doesn't include a grandstand ticket, which must be purchased separately. The Jimmie Johnson Youth Package includes one adult and one youth admission to a youth Q&A session with Jimmie Johnson on October 16th, one FanVision rental for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race day and two Special Edition Jimmie Johnson credentials for just $48. The Outback Steakhouse offer brings great racing and great food together. This package includes two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 16 in Turn 1 (Sections 129-171, Rows 11-13) and includes a $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card for only $199.(Kansas Speedway)(9-16-2016)

  • Kansas, Tickets for Less form partnership: Kansas Speedway and locally-based Tickets For Less, LLC announced a multi-year partnership that names Tickets For Less as the Official Secondary Market Ticket Partner of Kansas Speedway. As part of the partnership, Tickets for Less will offer an exclusive Family 4-Pack for Kansas Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races that includes 4 tickets, 4 pre-race passes, and 1 preferred parking pass. You can order a Family 4-Pack by visiting www.ticketsforless.com/family4pack. Tickets For Less is a private ticket broker that buys and sells tickets for all nationwide concert and sporting events on the secondary market. Tickets For Less is a reliable source for all events and focuses on providing the tickets you want with the service you deserve. Tickets For Less guarantees no fees at checkout, differentiating them from other ticket brokers. In addition, Tickets For Less offers top dollar for hard-to-get and premium tickets for nationwide concerts and sporting events.(Kansas Speedway)(8-14-2016)

  • Kyle Busch wins at Kansas: #18-Kyle Busch won the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 3rd win of the season, 1st win at Kansas and 37th career win. Busch lead 69 of the 267 laps. He ties Tony Stewart for the winningest driver at Joe Gibbs Racing with 33.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #41-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #21-Blaney, #3-Dillon, #31-Newman, #47-Allmendinger, #24-Elliott, and #2-Keselowski.
    Pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. dominated most of the race, leading 172 laps. However he had to make two green flag pit stops late, after a lug nut got hung behind a wheel. He finished 14th.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 6 cautions for 30 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 141.909mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)

  • Keselowski, Cassill, and Truex, Jr to appear at Kansas Finish Line Hospitality: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski, Landon Cassill, and Martin Truex, Jr. are scheduled to participate in Q&A sessions in The Finish Line, Kansas Speedway's Fan Hospitality area on Saturday, May 7. Truex Jr. will appear at 3:30pm, Casill at 3:45pm, and Keselowski at 4:00pm. Tickets to The Finish Line include the all three Q&A sessions, a guided Garage and Pit Tour, free food and drink, and a great view overlooking Turn 1. Tickets for the weekend are $225 and you must have a grandstand ticket to purchase.(Kansas Speedway)(5-3-2016)

  • Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett named Kansas Grand Marshal: Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Royal George Brett has been named Grand Marshal for the May 7 Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Brett was also one of the first people in line to purchase Kansas Speedway season tickets when tickets went on sale before the facility opened. "George Brett is an iconic figure not just in Kansas City but to sports fans across the country and I'm excited to have him take part in the Go Bowling 400," said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. "George has an impressive resume, winning a World Series title with the Royals, a Gold Glove, an MVP award, and I'm thrilled that Kansas Speedway was able to add another accomplishment to this already extraordinary list - Grand Marshal." Brett, who played his entire career with the Royals organization, is considered one of baseball's greatest clutch hitters and was chosen Royals Player of the Year eight times. The 13-time All-Star was named the 1980 American League MVP and won a Gold Glove in 1985. He was the first player in Major League history to win batting titles in three decades (1976, 1980 and 1990) and the first with career totals of more than 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples and 200 stolen bases. In 1999, Brett was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the fourth-highest vote percentage ever recorded (98%).
    Tickets are currently on sale for races at Kansas Speedway and can be purchased online at www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.7223. Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.(Kansas Speedway)(4-19-2016)

  • Eddie Money to play pre-race concert at Kansas: While NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are thinking about taking home the trophy for the GoBowling.com 400 on May 7, race fans will be rocking out to legendary rock icon Eddie Money's "Take Me Home Tonight" prior to the race. Rock icon Money is back on the road with an all-star band. A student of legendary vocal coach Judy Davis and prodigy of manager Bill Graham, Money began his career in the late 1970s belting out hit after hit. The early days of MTV and music videos launched Eddie Money into stardom. An accomplished musician, he sings, he writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano. Money has recorded over a dozen albums of his own (selling over 28 million records), and has done numerous projects in television and film. Spring 2001's David Spade film "Joe Dirt" features Money as Joe Dirt's rock and roll idol. He also turned up as Mimi's ex-husband in an episode of "The Drew Carey Show". He's currently working on theme songs for Arena Football and Major League Baseball.(Kansas Speedway)(2-26-2016)

  • GoBowling.com to sponsor spring race at Kansas: Kansas Speedway and GoBowling.com announced a partnership for the May 7 GoBowling.com 400, Kansas Speedway's annual May NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, GoBowling.com has naming rights to the race that will be featured on a nationally-televised broadcast and other news media. In addition, GoBowling.com will have extensive signage throughout Kansas Speedway and the rights to execute on-site and online promotional activations including regional and national consumer promotions such as bowling leagues, prize promotions and other branding initiatives. GoBowling.com is the go-to website to learn more about the great sport of bowling including information about 3,000+ bowling centers throughout the country. Fans can learn about their local bowling centers, take advantage of promotional offers, watch bowling video tips and more. Kansas Speedway tickets for all events in 2016 will be on sale soon. Kansas Speedway's May 6-7, 2016 race weekend will include the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the GoBowling.com 400.(Kansas Speedway)(1-13-2016)

  • Logano wins at Kansas: #22-Joey Logano won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 2nd win at Kansas and 13th career win. Logano led 42 of the 269 laps.
    #20-Kenseth led 153 laps on the day and was leading the race with 5 laps to go when Logano got into the back of the #20, spinning Kenseth out. Kesenth finished 14th. Logano said Kenseth was blocking him, Kenseth said Logano hit him on purpose.
    Logano was automatically advancing to the Eliminator round of The Chase with his win at Charlotte, but his win at Kansas prevented other drivers from locking themselves into the next round.
    #11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #5-Kahne, #18-Busch, #41-Busch, #21-Blaney, #19-Edwards, pole sitter #2-Keselowski, and #24-Gordon.
    There were 21 lead changes among 9 drivers and 7 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 135.732mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).(10-18-2015)

  • Kansas adds restart zone lines: Kansas Speedway has added lines to mark the restart zone for this weekend's Xfinity and Sprint Cup races, but the track has done it differently than what Charlotte Motor Speedway did last week. Kansas Speedway had the lines painted only on the apron - not on the track as Charlotte did. One thing Kansas Speedway has done is paint a small portion of the grass alongside the restart zone in yellow to make the zone easier for fans in the stands to see. The track also painted the outside wall in the restart zone yellow. The restart zone is 180 feet.(NBC Sports)(10-16-2015)

  • Johnson wins at Kansas: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 3rd win of the season, 3rd win at Kansas and his 73rd career win. It is also his 200th top-5 and 300th top-10 career finish.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #24-Gordon, #22-Logano, #20-Kenseth, #2-Keselowski, #41-Busch, #78-Truex, Jr., and #31-Newman.
    #18-Erik Jones, running his first full Sprint Cup race, ran near the front for much of the race, but spun out and hit the wall with 73 laps to go. He finished 40th.
    Rain fell at the track on lap 98, causing a 2 hour and 16 minute red flag.
    Harvick maintains the points lead with 437, 46 points over Truex, Jr. Johnson has the Chase lead, with 3 wins to Harvick's 2.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers. There were 9 cautions for 49 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 125.265mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).(5-10-2015)

  • Kansas Speedway to make safety improvements: Driver safety is always an issue for NASCAR, but it vaulted back into the headlines when Kyle Busch suffered a compound fracture in his right leg and a broken left foot in late February at Daytona International Speedway. Many drivers, including Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick, who crashed into the same wall at Daytona a year earlier, went public with pleas for safer track conditions after Busch's wreck. Apparently, Kansas Speedway - which installed SAFER barriers, or Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barriers, along its track walls in 2004 - was listening, as it announced several safety improvement Wednesday ahead of next month's NASCAR races. After an internal review by Kansas Speedway's owner, the International Speedway Corp., in conjunction with NASCAR, two sand barrels will be installed at the leading edge of the pit-road exit, an additional tire pack will be installed at the pit-road entrance, and interior walls along turns two and three will be extended. More safety enhancements are planned before the season's second race weekend in October. "The safety of our guests and the competitors is, and always has been, our No. 1 priority," Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren said in a statement. "Ongoing facility evaluations will continue and we will provide updates as circumstances warrant."(Kansas City Star)(4-23-2015)

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