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SpongeBob SquarePants 400

With a new name, The SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (previously called STP400), has a new sponsor; Nickelodeon. it's held in May 9th, 2015.

"The SpongeBob SquarePants 400 gives Nickelodeon the opportunity to expand its relationship with NASCAR, while working with a best-in-class track to give fans a unique, engaging and high-quality race experience that the whole family can enjoy,” said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group.

Also at the speedway, attendees will be able to enjoy some pre-Mother's Day fun in the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, which will be located in the Kansas Speedway Fan Zone. The area will feature appearances from the SpongeBob SquarePantscostumed characters, a SpongeBob SquarePants photo station and more.

The Kansas Speedway was built because of a need to have a speedway in the Midwest region, in 1997 the site was selected, which was at the intersection of interstates 70 and 435. The speedway also offers guests an unprecedented experience inside the Sprint FanWalk. This area allows a limited number of guests each race day to hang out in between the garages, get autographs, and have their picture taken in victory lane.

 

Track Details

Completed: 2001
Distance: 1.5 miles
Shape: D-shaped oval
Banking: 15° turns
10.4° Front stretch
5° back stretch
Frontstretch: 2,685 feet
Backstretch: 2,207 feet
Seating: 75,000

 

2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Schedule

Friday, May 7
9:00 am Parking Lots Open
11:00:00 am Gates Open
11:20 am-12:20 pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
12:30 pm-1:50 pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
2 pm-3:20 pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
3:30 pm-5 pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
Saturday, May 8
6:00 am Parking Lots Open
8:00 am Gates Open
9:35 am NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
11:10 am NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
1:00:00 pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race - SFP 250
Sunday, May 9
6:00 am Parking Lots Open
8:00 am Gates Open
9:00 am Crossover Gates Open for Track Pass
11:00 am Crossover Gates Close for Entrance to Infield
12:00 pm SpongeBob SquarePants 400

 

2014 STP Kansas 400 Results

Pos Driver Make Winnings Owner
1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet $241,026 Hendrick Motorsports
2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet $239,158 Stewart-Haas Racing
3 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet $157,725 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Joey Logano Ford $161,341 Team Penske
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet $129,775 Hendrick Motorsports

 

PAST RESULTS

Year Driver Team Maker Laps Miles Time Speed
2011 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 267 400.5 2:55:10 137.184
2012 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 2:46:44 144.122
2013 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 2:59:51 133.611
2014 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 400.5 3:07:31 128.149

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