SpongeBob SquarePants 400

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 opened in June 2001, the 1.5 mile tri-oval track with 75,000 seats was inagurated with the Nascar Winston West Kansas 150 and the ARCA RE/Max Series BPU 200.

SAFER Barrier

The Steel and Foam Energy Reduction System (SAFER barrier) at Kansas Speedway is made of steel tubes and pads of energy-absorbing foam attached to the track's existing concrete retainer walls between Turns 1 and 2, between Turns 3 and 4 and along most of the frontstretch. The total 1.28 miles of SAFER walls around Kansas Speedway is the longest length at any of the tracks with SAFER walls on the NASCAR circuit.

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 400S chedule

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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race - kansas 400


2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Results

Pos Driver Maker MPH
1 Joey Logano Ford 192.397
2 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 191.911
3 Brad Keselowski Ford 191.857
4 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 191.782
5 Carl Edwards Toyota 191.578


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 2:59:51 133.611


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