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STP 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Kansas Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 12.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 30, 2001, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 9, 2011, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 2, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 5 times in 12 races (42%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 7 times (58%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (17%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 25th, by Brad Keselowski in 2011.
  • Most laps led: 197, by Jimmie Johnson in 2011.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 5, by Tony Stewart in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 138.077 mph by Greg Biffle in 2010.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 180.856 mph by Matt Kenseth in 2004.
    • Most lead changes: 26 in 2009.
    • Closest finish: Joe Nemechek's .081 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 2004.
    • Most caution flags: 13 in 2001.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Kansas race had 19.0 lead changes, 6.8 cautions for 28.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 29.3 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 7, Ford 3, Dodge 2.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 4, Jack Roush 3, Roger Penske 2, Nelson Bowers 1, Joe Gibbs 1, Stewart-Haas Racing 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Kansas races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Six drivers (12 races)
    Top 5: Kurt Busch, Bobby Labonte (12)
    Top 10: Bobby Labonte (12)
    Pole: Six drivers (12)
    Lap led: Robby Gordon (8)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland (6)


  • Top career marks at Kansas:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Ten drivers (12)
    Wins: Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (2)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (8)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson (9)
    Poles: Jimmie Johnson (3)
    Laps: Mark Martin (3,133)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (501)
    Lead-lap finishes: Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart (10)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Kansas (3 or more starts):

    1. Greg Biffle (8.3)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (8.4)
    3. Brad Keselowski (10.0)
    4. Jeff Gordon (10.2)
    5. Carl Edwards (10.7)
    6. Clint Bowyer (12.0)
    7. Tony Stewart (12.2)
    8. Mark Martin (13.1)
    9. Kevin Harvick (13.6)
    10. Denny Hamlin (15.8)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Kansas (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (40.0)
    2. J.J. Yeley (35.6)
    3. Michael Waltrip (32.4)
    4. Landon Cassill (31.7)
    5. Scott Riggs (31.2)
    6. David Stremme (29.4)
    7. David Gilliland (29.2)
    8. Tony Raines (29.2)
    9. Bobby Labonte (29.0)
    10. Reed Sorenson (28.3)


    Current top-10 drivers at Kansas:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 11 2 6 8 1 2692 346 15.5 8.3 118.0
    Matt Kenseth 12 0 3 6 1 2938 236 13.5 18.0 101.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 0 1 5 1 3075 81 14.1 17.2 83.6
    Martin Truex, Jr. 7 0 0 0 0 1712 32 14.1 26.3 80.7
    Kevin Harvick 12 0 1 5 0 3042 83 22.2 13.6 90.0
    Denny Hamlin 8 0 2 2 0 2080 36 15.4 15.8 85.1
    Tony Stewart 12 2 5 8 0 3109 152 16.5 12.2 105.9
    Jimmie Johnson 11 2 4 9 3 2856 501 10.5 8.4 120.6
    Ryan Newman 12 1 3 4 0 3004 120 15.0 17.3 64.1
    Clint Bowyer 7 0 1 3 0 1815 43 18.0 12.0 88.7

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Kansas: Jeff Gordon (105.4), Carl Edwards (97.3), Mark Martin (92.9), Kurt Busch (90.9), Brad Keselowski (90.8), Kasey Kahne (85.0), Kyle Busch (82.4).