STP 400 Kansas Speedway

This is the most recent addition to the Nascar Sprint Cup Series schedule, the STP 400 was added for the 2011 Championship, it will be the first out of two races that will be held at the Kansas Speedway. The STP 400 will take place on April 21st, 2013, with a distance of 400.5 miles with 267 laps.

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 actual construction began in May of 1999, NASCAR drivers Bobby Labonte, Rusty Wallace and Kenny Schrader help kick off the event along with NASCAR President, the late Bill France, Jr., International Speedway Corporation (ISC) President and Chief Operating Officer, Jim France and ISC Executive Vice President, Lesa Kennedy. It has a 1.5 mile tri-oval track and 75,000 seats, it was opened to the public on June 2001; this was the inaugural race weekend and running of the NASCAR Winston West Series Kansas 150 and ARCA RE/Max Series BPU 200. In September of that same year NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing come to the Kansas City Speedway.

The hotel/casino was opened to the public just last month on February 12, it overlooks turn two. The state-of-the-art casino features a 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) gaming floor capacity for 2,300 slot machines, 61 table games and 25 poker tables. In addition to this it also features restaurants, clubs and nightlife attractions.

This year the track will go under massive contruction mainly on the track area. Mayor work will be done by repaving the existing track surface, reconfirguration of the oval to accommodate as much as 20 degrees of new variable banking in the turns currently it has 15 degrees and the additions of the new infield road course.

Track Details

Completed: 2001
1.5 miles
D-shaped oval
15° turns
10.4° Front stretch
5° back stretch
2,685 feet
2,207 feet

2013 STP 400 Schedule

Friday, April 19
9:00 am Parking Lots Open
11:00:00 amGates 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, April 20
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, April 21
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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race - STP 400

2013 STP Kansas 400 Results

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48
2 27 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 42
3 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 42
4 7 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 41
5 10 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 39
6 33 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 38
7 14 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 37
8 6 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36
9 8 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35
10 12 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 34

2012 STP Kansas 400 Results

1 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 47/4
2 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 44/2
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's "Chevrolet Mountain Green" 42/1
4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford EcoBoost 41/1
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Novec 1230 39/0
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem 38/0
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard 37/0
8 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 36/0
9 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 36/1
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 34/0


Year Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
Laps Miles
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

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