Date: Sunday, Oct. 6
Start Time: 2 p.m. ET
Site: Kansas Speedway -- Kansas City, Kan.
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Capacity: 73,635 (grandstand seating)
On TV: ESPN
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Denny Hamlin, 2012 (144.122 mph)
Qualifying record: Matt Kenseth, 2013 (191.864)
Defending champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner up: Martin Truex Jr.
Pole winner: Kasey Kahne (191.360 mph)
1. Matt Kenseth (Start: 12)
2. Martin Truex Jr (16)
3. Paul Menard (14)
4. Kasey Kahne (1)
5. Tony Stewart (33)
6. Clint Bowyer (3)
7. Regan Smith (39)
8. Brad Keselowski (25)
9. Jimmie Johnson (7)
10. Jeff Gordon (19)
Average speed: 115.086 mph
Time of race: 3 hrs., 28 mins., 48 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.495 secs.
Caution flags: 14 for 66 laps
Lead changes: 16 among 10 drivers
2012 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 115.086 mph
2011 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 137.181 mph
2010 Greg Biffle, Ford, 138.077 mph
2009 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 137.144 mph
2008 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 133.549 mph
2007 Greg Biffle, Ford, 104.981 mph
2006 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 121.753 mph
2005 Mark Martin, Ford, 137.774 mph
2004 Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 128.058 mph
2003 Ryan Newman, Dodge, 121.630 mph
2002 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 119.394 mph
2001 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 110.576 mph
Race: AAA 400 (Sept. 29)
Site: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
Finish line order: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch
Time of Race: 3 hrs., 3 mins., 20 secs.
Average speed: 130.909 mph
Margin of victory: 0.446 secs.
Caution flags: 4 for 21 laps
Lead changes: 19 among 8 drivers
Lap leaders: D. Earnhardt Jr 1-25; M. Kenseth 26-30; D. Earnhardt Jr 31-39; D. D. Earnhardt Jr 1-25; M. Kenseth 26-30; D. Earnhardt Jr 31-39; D. Gilliland 40-40; Ky. Busch 41-70; R. Newman 71-75; D. Earnhardt Jr 76-117; J. Gordon 118-119; J. Johnson 120-165; R. Newman 166-166; M. Kenseth 167-197; J. Johnson 198-229; D. Earnhardt Jr 230-230; J. Johnson 231-310; D. Earnhardt Jr 311-312; J. Gordon 313-313; C. Bowyer 314-314; J. Johnson 315-370; D. Earnhardt Jr 371-371; J. Johnson 372-400.
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/Cessna
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Tim Warner Cable
#7 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/TBA
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/MAC Tools
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Office
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/Geico
#14 Mark Martin (Batesville, AR) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/Sherwin-Williams
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 * Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Axalta
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Splash
#29 Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Budweiser
#30 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Swan Energy
#31 Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Caterpillar
#32 Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/U.S. Chrome
#33 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/littlejoesautos.com
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#35 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/Accell Construction
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Code 3 Associates
#40 Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN) Chevrolet/Moonshine Attitude
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Farmland
#47 A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA) Toyota/Scott Products
#48 Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/Brandt
#55 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann (Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/TBA
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/Time Warner Cable
#93 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#95 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Ford/Leavine Family Racing
#98 Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Fastenal
|Martin Truex Jr||11||38||43||16||20||36||2|
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.||9||34||10||10||13||36||22||14|
Construction of Kansas Speedway began in 1999. The first races at this 1.5- mile racetrack -- ARCA Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events -- were held on the same day on June 2, 2001.
During the 2012 NASCAR season, between the April and October race weekends, this track was repaved and variable banking was added in the turns. The banking in all four corners varies from 17-20 degrees. There is 10 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and 5 degrees on the backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 2,685 feet, and the backstretch is 2,207 feet long.
There have been 15 Sprint Cup races held at Kansas, including one event per season from 2001-2010 and two each year since then. The series most recently competed there in April.
Nine drivers have competed in each of the previous 15 races at Kansas: Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart. Labonte and Stewart are not on the entry list for this event. Stewart is sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a leg injury. A.J. Allmendinger is driving the No. 47 car in place of Labonte this weekend.
Gordon won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kansas, the Protection One 400, on Sept. 30, 2001.
Five drivers have two victories at Kansas: Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Gordon, Kenseth and Stewart. Kenseth has won the last two races there. No driver has yet to win three times at this track.
Rick Hendrick and Jack Roush share the record for most car owner wins at Kansas with four each. Joe Gibbs is next in line with three victories.
Gordon has the most top-5 finishes at Kansas with eight, and Johnson's 12 top-10s there is tops among all drivers.
Johnson and Kasey Kahne have the most poles at Kansas with three each.
The race winner at Kansas has started from the pole position three times: Joe Nemechek (2004), Johnson (2008) and Kenseth (April 2013).
The closest margin of victory in a Cup race at Kansas occurred in October 2004 when Nemechek beat Ricky Rudd to the finish line by just 0.081 seconds.
Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon are those drivers who made their first career Sprint Cup starts at Kansas. Hamlin made his debut there on Oct. 9, 2005, while Dillon's first start came on Oct. 9, 2011.
No driver has scored his or her first race or pole win at Kansas.
Newman holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Kansas. He took the checkered flag there on Oct. 5, 2003 when he was 25 years, 9 months and 27 days old. When Mark Martin was 46 years and 9 months old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on Oct. 9, 2005.
Round 5 in the championship Chase is the Oct. 12 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer is the defending race winner.