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2016 Quaker State 400

Dates: July 9th, 2016
Location: Sparta, KY
Course: Kentucky Speedway
Distance: 400.5 miles / 644.542km
Sponsor:  Advance Auto Parts
Laps: 267

The Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, United States over 400.5 miles (644.542 km). The inaugural event was held on July 9, 2011 and was won by Kyle Busch.

The creation of the event followed a lawsuit between Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR claiming that they violated federal antitrust laws in 2005. In 2008, the owners sold the speedway to Bruton Smith, hoping that the track could hold a race by 2011. After four years, the former Kentucky Speedway owners dropped the lawsuit. On August 10, 2010, it was announced that the track would receive a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.  Seven months later, the inaugural race received sponsorship from Royal Dutch Shell's Quaker State brand motor oil.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” trophy, was inspired by a fan contests that started in 2010.  William Stohr of Sparta Kentucky was the winner of the contest. He will get tickets for the Quacker State 400 and will be present in Victorey Lane on July 9, when the winner of the first Sprint Cup Series race will be awarded. The trophy is 33 inches high, 22 inches wide and weighs 30 pounds. It will feature a chrome-plated Thoroughbred bust with a flowing checkered-flag mane. The bust will be mounted on a tulip poplar wood pedestal to represent the official state tree and mounted to a stainless-steel base complete with a split-rail fence that depicts the Commonwealth’s signature rolling hills.

 

2016 Quaker State 400 Schedule

Thursday
6:30 a.m. -- NASCAR truck garage opens
7 a.m. -- Parking lots open
8 a.m.-noon -- Truck series practice
9 a.m. -- Ticket booth at Gate 15 opens
10 a.m. -- Gate 15 opens
11 a.m. -- NASCAR Cup Series testing
11 a.m. -- Xfinity Series garage opens
Noon -- Cup Series garage opens
2 p.m.-3:25 p.m. -- Xfinity Series practice
3 p.m. -- Ticket booths at Gate 10 and 20 open
4 p.m. -- Gate 10 and 20 open; Xfinity Series final practice
5:15 p.m. -- Truck series UNOH 225 qualifying
7 p.m. -- Truck series prerace ceremonies
7:30 p.m. -- UNOH 225 starts (150 laps / 225 miles)
Friday
7 a.m. -- Parking lots open9 a.m. -- Cup, Xfinity series garages open
9:30 a.m. -- Ticket booth at Gate 15 opens
10:30 a.m. -- Gate 15 opens; cup Series practice
1 p.m. -- Cup Series final practice
2:30 p.m. -- Ticket booths at Gate 10 and 20 open
3:30 p.m. -- Gates 10 and 20 open
3:45 p.m. -- Xfinity Series qualifying
5:45 p.m. -- Cup Series qualifying
7 p.m. -- Xfinity Series prerace ceremonies
7:30 p.m. -- Xfinity Series race (200 laps / 300 miles)
Saturday
7 a.m. -- Parking lots open
8 a.m. -- Richard Petty Driving Experience ride-alongs (pickup outside Gate 10)
10 a.m. -- Ticket booths 10, 15 and 20 open
Noon -- All gates open
1:30 p.m. -- Cup Series garage opens
3 p.m. -- Free Fifth Third Bank Kids Zone autographs with Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Sam Hornish Jr. open to the first 100 kids 17 and younger.
5 p.m. -- AeroShell aerobatics demonstration in skies over Turn 2
5:15 p.m. -- Jerrof Niemann infield concert
6:55 p.m. -- Cup Series prerace ceremonies and flyover
7:30 p.m. -- Cup Series Quaker State 400 (267 laps / 400 miles)

2016 Quaker State 400 Results

FIN ST CAR Driver Make PTS/ BNS LAPS
1 2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 44/4 267
2 5 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 39/0 267
3 14 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 38/0 267
4 3 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 38/1 267
5 22 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 36/0 267

PAST WINNERS

YEAR DRIVER MAKER Race Distance SPEED
laps miles
2011 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 400.5 182.537
2012 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 400.5 145.607
2013 Matt Kenseth Toyota 267 400.5 131.948
2014 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 400.5 139.723
2015 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 400.5 139.723

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