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Go Bowling400

Dates: May 13, 2017
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Course: Kansas Speedway

The inaugural STP 400 was held on June 5, 2011. Like the fall race at Kansas, the distance of the race was 400.5 miles (644.542 km). Brad Keselowski won the inaugural running of the race ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after saving fuel. Unlike 2011, the 2012 race was moved to April 22, 2012 to allow more time for the Kansas Speedway to complete the track's reconfiguration. During the 2012 STP 400, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position with a time of 30.683 seconds, but Denny Hamlin won the race after passing Martin Truex Jr. For 2013, the race remained as the eighth race of the season in April, and was held on April 21, 2013.

In 2014, the race swapped dates with the Bojangles' Southern 500, and was held in May under the lights for the first time.

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 

 

2017 Go Bowling 400 Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 12
9 a.m.: Parking lots open
10 a.m.: Grandstand gates open
10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.: Go Bowling 400 (Moster Energy Nascar Cup Series) Practice
12:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.: Go Bowling 400 (Moster Energy Nascar Cup Series) Practice
3:35 p.m.: Toyota Tundra 250 (Nascar Camping World Truck Series) Qualifyng
5:15 p.m.: Toyota Tundra 250 Drivers Meeting (Fan Walk)
5:45 p.m.: Go Bowling 400 (Moster Energy Nascar Cup Series) Qualifyng
7:00 p.m.: Toyota Tundra 250 driver introductions
7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Trucks Toyota Tundra 250
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Noon: Parking lots open
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
4:30 p.m.: Go Bowling 400 Drivers Meeting (FanWalk)
4:45 p.m.: Pre-RAce Concert featuring parmalee
5:50 p.m.: Go Bowling 400 Driver introductions
6:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Go Bowling 400

 

2017 Go Bowling 400 Results

Pos Driver Team Maker MPH
1 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 192.397
2 Brad Keselowski Elite Support Ford 191.911
3 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 191.857
4 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 191.782
5 Kyle Busch M&M's Red Nose Toyota 191.578

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 2:59:51 133.611
2015 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 400.5 3:11:50 125.265
2016 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 2:49:20 141.909
2017 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 267 400.5 3:24:16 117.640

 

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