Kansas Speedway Data
Season Race #: 29 of 36
Chase Race #: 4
Track Size: 1.5-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 17 to 20 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 17 to 20 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 10 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 2,685 feet
Backstretch Length: 2,207 feet
Race Length: 267 laps / 400 miles
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Next Race: Hollywood Casino 400
The Place: Kansas Speedway
The Date: Sunday, Oct. 6
The Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN, 1 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 400 miles (267 laps)
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Next Race: Kansas Lottery 300
The Place: Kansas Speedway
The Date: Saturday, Oct. 5
The Time: 3:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)
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Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch enter Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2 p.m. ET ESPN, MRN Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio) with virtually identical finishing averages in the first three races of the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ - 3.0, 3.3 and 3.0.
Kenseth leads Johnson by eight points, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Busch by 12 markers.
Chase Leader Kenseth Gets Second Shot At ‘Triple’
For Matt Kenseth, the third time was not the charm.
The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion failed last Sunday to fashion a record, third consecutive victory to start the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ but finished seventh to maintain his championship lead.
Kenseth, who heads five-time champion Jimmie Johnson by eight points and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch by 12 markers gets a second shot at a “triple” in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2 p.m. ET, ESPN, Motor Racing Network Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio).
The Wisconsin veteran is the reigning winner of Kansas Speedway’s fall event and returned earlier this year to capture the STP 400. He won in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford in 2013, and in his current No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this April.
Chase rivals looking for Kenseth to stumble in the nation’s heartland may have a long wait.
Kenseth has finished among the top five in four consecutive races and top 10 six straight times. He’s also led nine of the track’s most recent 11 races and owns a third-best Driver Rating of 110.0 trailing only Johnson and two-time Kansas winner Greg Biffle. He’s also won two Coors Light Poles.
Kenseth, Busch and the Gibbs organization have dominated the schedule’s intermediate tracks in 2013, the debut season for NASCAR’s Gen-6 race car. Their Toyota Camrys have won nine times on intermediate tracks with Kenseth visiting
Victory Lane at Kansas, Chicagoland, Kentucky and Las Vegas; six of those came at tracks measuring 1.5 miles.
Beginning with Sunday’s race, four of the post season’s final seven events will be conducted on 1.5-mile tracks.
“We had probably one of the best cars I’ve ever driven at Kansas and in the spring we were able to turn that into a pole and a win,” said Kenseth. “Things change a lot though and going back this weekend, they’re bringing a different tire and we all have a test there on this Thursday.
“You always look forward to going back to tracks where you’ve had some good fortune and some success. Hopefully, we can get the car dialed in and have a good day again.”
Johnson Summons Statistics From Title Seasons Past
Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing are having a sensational season.
Jimmie Johnson, however, says don’t forget about me – and emphatically so.
Johnson’s Dover International Speedway victory on Sunday was his 23rd in 93 Chase races, a winning percentage of 24.7. His record-setting eighth win set a Dover record, separating Johnson from NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty.
It also moves the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion to second in standings, eight points behind Kenseth.
Johnson’s fifth victory of the season – and first in this year’s Chase – may have additional implications. In each of his championship campaigns, the 38-year-old Californian won at least five times overall and once during the postseason.
In other words, Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick are on track to win title No. 6.
“We came to a good track,” said Johnson, “And we got what we needed to get done.
“You’ve got to win when you’re at your best race track.”
Statistically speaking, Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus can look ahead to Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 with continued optimism. The 1.5-mile track also is among the team’s best with two wins (most recently in fall 2011) and nine consecutive top-10 finishes for an overall average finish of 7.6.
Johnson also has led eight of the last 10 Kansas races, contributing to a series-best Driver Rating of 119.1.
“The bigger, faster tracks, I feel really good about our equipment,” said Johnson, who finished third in April’s STP 400 and ninth in last year’s Kansas Chase race.
Neither Johnson nor his Hendrick Motorsports teammates have been able to score on tracks measuring 1.5 miles in 2013 – the first season for their Gen-6 Chevrolet SS race cars. Conversely, Kenseth and teammate Kyle Busch have scored six such victories.
Busch Must Avoid Previous Kansas Speedway Pitfalls
With a trio of top-five finishes – two of them seconds – and an average Chase finish of 3.0, Kyle Busch very well could be on the way to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Busch’s best previous average finish over the first three Chase races, 12.0, came in 2010.
To maintain the momentum, however, he’ll have to survive this weekend’s round at Kansas Speedway.
The 1.5-mile track has been anything but kind to the 28-time premier series winner. Besides being one of six tracks where Busch hasn’t won, Kansas truly has been a thorn in the 28-year-old driver’s side.
Busch has no top fives and just two top 10s – the best a seventh in 2006 – in 12 visits to Kansas Speedway. His average finish of 22.4 is third-worst in Sprint Cup competition behind two other Chase tracks, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
The Las Vegas driver has finished on the lead lap just 50% of the time and has failed to complete three starts – among them this season’s STP 400 and last fall’s Hollywood Casino 400 in which his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was felled by accidents.
His Driver Rating of 79.0 is 18th best in the series and 11th among Chase qualifiers. Busch, however, is not deterred by his previous lack of success.
“I’m looking forward to Kansas with the roll we’re on,” he said. “I thought we were running decent there last fall. Actually, I was leading and I spun myself out while I was leading. So, hopefully, we have a good car like that this time around and I don’t make a mistake.”
Mantra For Harvick, Gordon, Biffle: Nothing Is Over ’Til We Decide It Is
After three Chase races In 2006, Jimmie Johnson sat eighth in the standings, a whopping 165 points behind then-leader Jeff Burton. That, of course, was under the “old” points structure. Under the current one, that 165 figure roughly equates to 33 points.
Over the next seven races, Johnson slashed that deficit to shreds, winning his first championship.
So for the likes of Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle, there’s a precedent for major comebacks. Over? Nothing is over until they decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Heck no.
A look at the aforementioned three, and how their prospects look at Kansas…
Kevin Harvick: Currently 39 points behind leader Matt Kenseth, Harvick has yet to score a win at Kansas. He has six top 10s at Kansas, but only one top five (a third in 2010).
Jeff Gordon: Currently 39 points behind Kenseth, Gordon won the first two NSCS races ever held at Kansas, in 2001-02. More recently, his results have dipped, with only one top 10 in the last four races.
Greg Biffle: Of the three, Biffle is probably the favorite to take home the Kansas trophy. Currently 41 points behind Kenseth, Biffle has two wins at Kansas, as well as seven top fives and nine top 10s.
Spoilers Sporting K.C. Swagger
Throughout the Chase’s nine-year history, Kansas Speedway has often offered a welcome opportunity for non-Chase drivers to enter back into the spotlight.
Joe Nemechek boasts the title as “first-ever spoiler,” becoming the first non-Chaser to win a Chase race – at Kansas Speedway in 2004. The trend continued in 2006 and 2007, with Kansas Chase victories by Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle, respectively.
So we may be in store for a surprise this Sunday in Kansas – but the odds remain heavily in favor of Chasers going 4-for-4 to open the Chase. For one, it’s been almost two years since a spoiler won a Chase race. The last came at Phoenix in November of 2011, when Kasey Kahne won while driving for Red Bull Racing. And secondly, Chase competitors are dominating in an unprecedented fashion. At Dover last Sunday, Chase drivers made up the entire top-10 – the first time in Chase history that has happened.
But two names, in particular, could play the spoiler role on Sunday: Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin, who missed the spring Kansas race with a back injury, won at the 1.5-mile track in 2012, and has three top five finishes there in the last six races. Keselowski won at Kansas in 2011, and has finished in the top 10 at Kansas in four of the last five races.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Etc.
Justin Allgaier, currently sixth in NASCAR Nationwide Series points, will make his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start his weekend at Kansas in the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet. He finished 27th in his first start, at Chicagoland Speedway in September. … Kyle Larson, currently ninth in NASCAR Nationwide points, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut the No. 51 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 12. In addition, he will run the NSCS race in Martinsville on Oct. 27. In August, EGR announced that Larson would take over the reins of the No. 42 Target Chevy SS beginning in 2014.
Dillon Within Striking Distance Of Hornish
With only four points separating NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. and runner-up Austin Dillon, a solid showing in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway could propel the 23-year-old driver into the lead for the first time since the Watkins Glen race in early August.
If Dillon is able to improve upon his finishing position in his only series start at the 1.5-mile track, which came last season, the North Carolina native should find his way into Victory Lane for the first time in 2013 and back atop the standings. In 2012, he led five laps after starting on the outside of the front row and went on to finish second, 0.288 seconds behind race winner and eventual back-to-back series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Dillon has gradually crawled back up the standings and into the title conversation since a 21st-place finish in the inaugural series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in mid-August dropped him from the points lead all the way back to fourth. After Chicagoland, he was 17 points in arrears, but has whittled 13 points off the lead in the two races since.
On the season, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has compiled 10 top fives, 18 top 10s and six poles, including a record-streak of four in a row. He’s already set a personal season high of 526 laps led with five races still remaining on the schedule. Dillon has been running at the finish of 27 of the 28 races; an accident in the April Richmond race left him 35th.
In order to take over the top spot at Kansas he’ll need to earn five more points than Hornish, who has put together a solid season. Hornish visited Victory Lane at Las Vegas in March and has collected 13 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes with three poles, including five runner-up performances and nine races in which he was the top-finishing, points-eligible NNS driver. His 488 laps led in 2013 are more than triple his previous best (134 in 2012). His average finishing position of 9.3 is also a personal best for the Ohio driver.
Winning Machine: Penske’s No. 22 Continues To Roll
Penske Racing and its No. 22 Ford entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series continue to roll on, regardless of who’s in the seat.
The four drivers who have piloted the No. 22 to Victory Lane 11 times this season – including Joey Logano’s win last Saturday in Dover – have kept the team in contention for the owners’ championship standings – leading Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota primarily driven by Kyle Busch.
Although the No. 22 Ford took its largest owner’s points lead of the season, the car failed post-race inspection at Dover and was docked six owner points. Its lead now stands at 28 points.
Logano has won three times in the No. 22, while Brad Keselowski leads the groups with five wins, AJ Allmendinger has two trips to Victory Lane and Ryan Blaney scored his first series win in the Penske-fielded Ford at Kentucky.
Keselowski, who won the 2011 event, takes another turn behind the wheel at Kansas Speedway in search of victory No. 6. His win tally trails only Busch, who has grabbed 10 checkered flags. Busch will make his 700th NASCAR national series start this Saturday at Kansas.
The track has hosted 12 NNS events, dating to September 2001, with Penske Racing claiming one trophy – Keselowski’s 2011 win – and Joe Gibbs Racing drivers celebrating in Victory Lane three times, including two wins by then JGR driver Logano.
Can Bayne Return The No. 6 Ford To Victory Lane At Kansas?
A little more than a year ago Ricky Stenhouse Jr. passed Kyle Busch on the last lap to steal away the victory in a green-white-checkered finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
Stenhouse, who sat second in the standings with three races left, was able to use the momentum gained that weekend to claim a second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series title. He closed out the season with finishes of fourth, third and sixth in the final contests to claim the crown by 23 points over Elliott Sadler.
Stenhouse since has moved on to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but his NNS team and driver Trevor Bayne are hopeful they can return the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to Victory Lane and build momentum for next season. Although not mathematically eliminated from this year’s title hunt, Bayne is currently eighth in the standings, 86 points behind points leader Sam Hornish Jr.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
Brian Scott will be making his 200th NASCAR national series start in the Kansas Lottery 300. … Austin Dillon will be donning a pink fire suit, helmet and accents on his cowboy hat. His No. 3 Chevrolet will carry a special “Pink Lemonade Spark” paint scheme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. He will donate the fire suit and helmet to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for auction. … On Tuesday, Elliott Sadler and his brother, Hermie Sadler were joined by their mother Bell, a breast cancer survivor, in painting Charlotte Motor Speedway’s start-finish line pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES – HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400
Kenseth Chases Another ‘Triple’ At Kansas Speedway
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ leader Matt Kenseth failed in his bid to become the first to win the three opening postseason events. Kenseth goes for another triple this week hoping to fashion Kansas Speedway’s first run of three consecutive victories. The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion won last year’s Hollywood Casino 400 as a Roush Fenway driver and April’s STP 400 racing for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Dover Victory Pushes Johnson To Past Title Thresholds
Sunday’s record-setting eighth Dover International Speedway victory gives Jimmie Johnson five wins in 2013. In each of Johnson’s five championship seasons, the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet won five or more times – including at least one Chase triumph. Johnson trails Kenseth by eight points. He has two Kansas Speedway victories, in 2008 and 2011.
Busch’s Title Hopes May Rest On Erasing Past Kansas Troubles
Kyle Busch logged his third consecutive top-five Chase finish at Dover – and dropped from second to third in the standings, 12 points behind JGR teammate Matt Kenseth. Busch’s championship hopes may hinge on overcoming past performances at Kansas Speedway. Sidelined by accidents in the past two races, Busch’s best Kansas finish is seventh – one of just two top-10 finishes in 12 starts.
Intermediate Tracks Results Favor Joe Gibbs Racing
Four of the Chase’s final seven races will be contested on intermediate-style tracks beginning with Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. Joe Gibbs Racing has mastered the layouts in 2013’s roll-out of the Gen-6 car. Matt Kenseth has won four times; Kyle Busch three times. Rival Hendrick Motorsports has yet to post an intermediate track victory this season.
Past Kansas Winners Gordon, Biffle Eye Deficit Reduction
Two former Kansas Speedway double winners – Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle – could reduce their points- deficit this weekend. Gordon is fifth in the standings, 39 points out of the lead while Biffle ranks sixth, 41 points arrears. Gordon and Biffle’s 2013 Chase stats are virtually identical: one top five and two top 10s and average finishes of 8.3 and 9.3, respectively.
Harvick, RCR Yet To Visit Kansas’ Victory Lane
Lurking probably describes Kevin Harvick’s current Chase positioning. Harvick ranks fourth having scored an identical number of points – 2,110 – as fifth-place Jeff Gordon, the tie broken by the Bakersfield, Calif. veteran’s two victories. Neither Harvick nor Richard Childress Racing has won at Kansas Speedway. Harvick’s best finish is third in 2010. RCR’s best is Clint Bowyer’s runner-up finish in 2007.
‘Spoilers’ Have Crashed Previous Kansas Chase Parties
Three previous fall Kansas Speedway races have been won by non-Chase qualifiers – Joe Nemechek (2004), Tony Stewart (2006) and Greg Biffle (2007). Among "spoilers" bidding to raise their stature this week include former Kansas winners Brad Keselowski and Mark Martin. Martin’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the winning ride in 2009.
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES – KANSAS LOTTERY 300, SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 3:30 P.M. ET ON ESPN2
Dillon Needs To Improve By One At Kansas
Can Austin Dillon improve his position by one spot at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 300? Dillon, who finished second in last year’s race, trails points leader Sam Hornish Jr. by four points in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings. With five races to go Dillon has 10 top fives, 18 top 10s and six poles in 2013.
Keselowski Eyes Victory At Kansas
The No. 22 Discount Tire Ford team for Penske Racing continues to dominate with an impressive 11 wins this season. Reigning race winner Brad Keselowksi will climb behind the wheel this weekend at Kansas in search of his sixth series win this season. Penske Racing currently holds a 34-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 54 Toyota in the owners’ championship battle. However, the No. 22 Ford failed post-race inspection at Dover.
Sadler Goes "Pink" For His Mom
Elliott Sadler is going pink. Sadler and his brother, Hermie, along with their mother Bell will team up with Charlotte Motor Speedway to paint the start-finish line and pit wall pink on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Sadler has worn pink driving shoes and gloves throughout the entire NASCAR Nationwide Series season this year to honor his mom.
Top 13 Driver Rating at Dover
Jimmie Johnson................. 119.1
Greg Biffle.......................... 110.1
Matt Kenseth...................... 110.0
Ricky Stenhouse Jr............ 101.7
Jeff Gordon.......................... 99.0
Tony Stewart........................ 97.5
Carl Edwards....................... 96.1
Martin Truex Jr.................... 93.4
Kevin Harvick....................... 92.0
Kasey Kahne........................ 91.1
Mark Martin.......................... 91.0
Clint Bowyer......................... 91.0
Denny Hamlin....................... 89.8
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (11 total) among active drivers at Kansas Speedway.
2012 pole winner:
Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet
191.360 mph, 28.219 secs. 10-19-12
2012 race winner:
Matt Kenseth, Ford
115.086 mph, (03:28:48), 10-21-12
Track qualifying record:
Matt Kenseth, Toyota
191.864 mph, 28.145 secs. 4-19-13
Track race record:
Denny Hamlin, Toyota
133.611 mph, (02:59:51), 4-22-12
· There have been 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
· 109 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas; 82 in more than one.
· Nine drivers have made all 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway – Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart.
· Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.
· 10 drivers have Coors Light poles at Kansas, led by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne with three each.
· Jimmie Johnson is the only driver to win consecutive Coors Light poles at Kansas Speedway (2007 and 2008).
· Youngest Kansas pole winner: Jason Leffler (9/30/2001 – 26 years, 0 months, 14 days).
· Oldest Kansas pole winner: Mark Martin (10/4/2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 25 days).
· 10 different drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson with two each.
· Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are tied for the most wins at Kansas in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with four each; followed by Joe Gibbs Racing with threeand Penske Racing with two.
· Chevrolet leads the series in wins at Kansas with seven victories; followed by Ford with four wins.
· Three of the 15 (20%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole; Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008) and Matt Kenseth (2013).
· Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the front row: three from the pole and one from second-place.
· Nine of the 15 (60%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
· Two of the 15 (13.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
· The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway was 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
· Youngest Kansas winner: Ryan Newman (10/5/2003 – 25 years, 9 months, 27 days).
· Oldest Kansas winner: Mark Martin (10/9/2005 – 46 years, 9 months, 0 days).
· Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are tied for theseries most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with two each.
· Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with eight; followed by Greg Biffle with seven.
· Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 12; followed by Jeff Gordon (10).
· Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with a 11.357.
· Two active drivers have a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series average finish in the top 10 at Kansas: Jimmie Johnson (7.6) and Brad Keselowski (9.2).
· There has been one NSCS race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway: fall of 2011 (267/272).
· Only one of the 15 races at Kansas Speedway has been shortened due to weather conditions: fall of 2007.
· Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
· Denny Hamlin has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (10).
· Jason Leffler (9/30/2001) is the only driver to post his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway.
· 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Austin Dillon (10/09/2011) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005) made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career starts at Kansas Speedway.
· Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth are the only two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway: Gordon (2001 and 2002 – the first two NSCS events at Kansas) and Kenseth (fall of 2012, spring of 2013).
· Nine of the 10 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas Speedway participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jeff Gordon won at Kansas in his first appearance.
· Matt Kenseth competed at Kansas Speedway 13 times before winning last fall; the longest span of any the 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas.
· Matt Kenseth is the only driver to have made 10 or more attempts before his first win at Kansas Speedway.
· Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Bobby Labonte lead the series with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 15.
· Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway was the (10/10/2004) race won by Joe Nemechek with a MOV of 0.081 second.
· Jimmie Johnson leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 556 laps led in 14 starts.
· Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
SOURCE: NASCAR MEDIA
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