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STP 400 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Kansas Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 14.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 30, 2001, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 21, 2012, won by Matt Kenseth.
  • Won from pole: 2, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 6 times in 14 races (43%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 8 times (57%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (14%).
  • 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: 144.122 mph by Denny Hamlin in 2012.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 191.360 mph by Kasey Kahne in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 26 in 2009.
    • Closest finish: Joe Nemechek's .081 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 2004.
    • Most caution flags: 14 in 2012.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Kansas race had 18.3 lead changes, 6.6 cautions for 29.0 laps, and an average green-flag run of 31.6 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 7, Ford 4, Dodge 2, Toyota 1.

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

Driver Notes:

  • The most Kansas races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte (14 races)
    Top 5: Kurt Busch, Bobby Labonte (14)
    Top 10: Bobby Labonte (14)
    Pole: Six drivers (14)
    Lap led: David Ragan (8) Robby Gordon (8)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland (8)


  • Top career marks at Kansas:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Nine drivers (14)
    Wins: Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (2)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (8)
    Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (11)
    Poles: Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (3)
    Laps: Mark Martin (3,654)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (547)
    Lead-lap finishes: Tony Stewart (12)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (8.0)
    2. Greg Biffle (9.5)
    3. Brad Keselowski (9.8)
    4. Carl Edwards (10.8)
    5. Jeff Gordon (11.0)
    6. Tony Stewart (11.7)
    7. Kevin Harvick (12.9)
    8. Clint Bowyer (14.0)
    9. Denny Hamlin (14.0)
    10. Kasey Kahne (15.0)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.6)
    2. J.J. Yeley (35.9)
    3. Scott Riggs (32.9)
    4. Michael Waltrip (32.4)
    5. Mike Bliss (32.4)
    6. David Stremme (30.8)
    7. Bobby Labonte (29.7)
    8. Landon Cassill (29.4)
    9. Joe Nemechek (29.2)
    10. Dave Blaney (28.9)


    Current top-10 drivers at Kansas:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 13 2 5 11 3 3390 547 10.6 8.0 119.5
    Brad Keselowski 6 1 2 3 0 1606 17 17.0 9.8 90.1
    Kyle Busch 11 0 0 2 0 2620 84 17.4 21.0 81.8
    Greg Biffle 13 2 7 9 1 3186 346 15.2 9.5 113.0
    Carl Edwards 11 0 4 8 0 2856 72 18.5 10.8 95.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 13 0 1 6 1 3342 81 13.5 16.5 86.4
    Kasey Kahne 11 0 2 5 3 2832 78 11.0 15.0 89.8
    Clint Bowyer 9 0 1 4 0 2207 48 15.2 14.0 88.9
    Joey Logano 7 0 0 0 0 1865 0 12.3 24.3 61.6
    Paul Menard 8 0 1 2 0 2079 17 12.4 18.0 75.0

    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: Matt Kenseth (106.4), Jeff Gordon (101.5), Tony Stewart (100.8), Mark Martin (91.3), Kevin Harvick (90.6), Martin Truex, Jr. (90.5), Denny Hamlin (89.8), Kurt Busch (88.5).