NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Go Bowling 400

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #11 of 36 for the 2016 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Go Bowling

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:47pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • Television Race Coverage: Foxsports 1 (FS1), 7:30pm/et

  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon

  • Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum

  • In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds

  • Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers

  • Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, May 5
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, May 6
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 - 11:25 AM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
12:30 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, May 7
11:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
4:30 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
6:00 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
6:30 PM NSCS RACE

Kansas Saturday Pre-Race Schedule:
--5:30pm: Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
--7:00pm: NSCS Drivers Introductions
--7:30pm: Presentation of Colors by: Cadets from the Lee's Summit High School Air Force Junior ROTC Honor Guard
--7:30pm: Invocation by: Chaplain, LT. Colonel Michael R. Thompson
--7:31pm: National Anthem: Mary Ann Hotaling
--7:32pm: Flyover by: KC Flight Team
--7:37:30pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: George Brett, MLB Hall of Famer & former Kansas City Royal
--7:47pm: Start of the Go Bowling 400 (267 Laps, 400.5 Miles)
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, May 6, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, May 6, 1:30 - 2:50 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, May 6 at 6:45 pm/et, TV-FS1, re-air scheduled for TBA.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2016: no longer being reported

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles
    Banking in turns...variable (17-20 degrees); previous banking: 15 degrees
    Banking on front stretch... 10 degrees; previous banking: 10.4 degrees
    Banking on back stretch... 5.5 degrees; previous banking: 5 degrees
    Straights: front stretch - 2,721 feet; Backstretch - 2,207 feet
    Asphalt surface is 55-feet wide
    Pit Box Size 30'x18', 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road: 1,573 feet long, 60-feet wide
    Attendance: 81,779, 68 luxury suites
    Seating: approx. 74,000 in the grandstands
    Camping: approx. 2,400 spaces
    Repaved & Reconfigured: Summer 2012
    Opened: 2001

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett
    Command to start engines: George Brett
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
    Color Guard: Lee's Summit High School Air Force Junior ROTC
    Invocation: Chaplain, LT. Colonel Michael R. Thompson
    National Anthem: Mary Ann Hotaling
    Flyover: KC Flight Team

  • May 2015: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • October 2015: see the Kansas Race Info page

  • May 2015 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 125.265mph, started 19th

  • October 2015 Race Winner: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 135.792mph, started 14th

  • Track Race Record: #11-Denny Hamlin, 4/22/2012, 144.122mph

  • Slowest Race Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, Sept 2001, 110.576mph

  • Oldest Race Winner: Mark Martin, 46 years, 9 months, 0 days, 10/9/2005

  • Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano, 24 years, 4 months, 11 days, 10/5/2014

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/5/2011, started 25th

  • May 2015 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 192.397mph, finished 5th

  • October 2015 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.503mph, finished 9th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 10/3/2014, 197.612mph, during 2nd round of qualifying

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 24 years, 11 months, 14 days, 5/8/2015

  • Kansas Track Notes & History:
    Groundbreaking was held on May 25, 1999.
    The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA race and a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on the same day - June 2.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was on Sept. 30, 2001 - won by Jeff Gordon (110.576 mph, 3:37:19).
    During the 2012 season, between the April and October events the 1.5-mile track underwent a repave adding variable banking in the corners.
    (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Driver Notes & Facts:
    124 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas; 95 in more than one.
    Five drivers have started all 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.
    Joey Logano leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with a 10.308.
    Four drivers all-time have made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career start at Kansas Speedway: Erik Jones (5/09/2015), Ryan Blaney (5/10/2014), Austin Dillon (10/09/2011) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005).
    12 different drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with three each.
    Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth are the only two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway: Gordon (2001 and 2002 - the first two NSCS events at Kansas) and Kenseth (fall of 2012, spring of 2013).
    Jeff Gordon is the only driver to win at Kansas in his first appearance.
    Kevin Harvick competed at Kansas Speedway 15 times before winning in the fall of 2013; the longest span of any the nine active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas.
    Kevin Harvick (15) and Matt Kenseth (13) have made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Kansas Speedway.
    Kurt Busch leads the series with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 20.
    Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are tied for the series most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with two each.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 11; followed by Jimmie Johnson with eight and Greg Biffle with seven.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 16; followed by Jeff Gordon (14), Carl Edwards (12) and Matt Kenseth (11).
    Jimmie Johnson (9.055) is the only active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with an average finishing position at Kansas Speedway inside the top 10.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
    Paul Menard has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (14).
    Matt Kenseth leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 655 laps led in 20 starts.
    (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Pole Notes & Facts:
    Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
    13 drivers have Coors Light poles at Kansas, led by Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne with three each.
    Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.
    Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are the only two drivers to win consecutive Coors Light poles at Kansas Speedway (Johnson - 2007, 2008 and Harvick - fall 2013, spring 2014 and fall 2014).
    Four of the 20 (20%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole; Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Matt Kenseth (spring 2013) and Kevin Harvick (fall 2013).
    Five of the 20 (25%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the front row: four from the pole and one from second-place.
    11 of the 20 (55%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    17 of the 20 (85%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-20 starting position - including last season's race - Johnson started 19th.
    Two of the 20 (10%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20. - 21st (Tony Stewart, 2006) and 25th (Brad Keselowski, 2011).
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway is 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
    (NASCAR)

  • Kansas Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with six: Jeff Gordon (three: 2001, 2002 and 2014) and Jimmie Johnson (three: 2008, 2011 and 2015).
    Four manufacturers have won at Kansas Speedway in the NSCS; led by Chevrolet with 10 victories, Ford with six, Toyota and Dodge each have two.
    There has been two NSCS races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway: fall of 2011 (267/272) and fall of 2015 (267/269).
    Only one of the 20 races at Kansas Speedway has been shortened due to weather conditions: fall of 2007 - Completed 210 of the scheduled 267 laps.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway was the (10/10/2004) race won by Joe Nemechek with a MOV of 0.081 second.
    (NASCAR)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Kansas:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 112.0
    #20-Matt Kenseth, 106.8
    #4-Kevin Harvick, 102.5
    #16-Greg Biffle, 99.3
    #19-Carl Edwards, 95.7
    #78-Martin Truex Jr, 93.2
    #42-Kyle Larson, 93.2
    #5-Kasey Kahne, 93.1
    #2-Brad Keselowski, 91.7
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 90.9
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (16 total) among active drivers at Kansas Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • For news, stats, links, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Kansas Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Kyle Busch wins at Kansas: #18-Kyle Busch won the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 3rd win of the season, 1st win at Kansas and 37th career win. Busch lead 69 of the 267 laps. He ties Tony Stewart for the winningest driver at Joe Gibbs Racing with 33.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #41-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #21-Blaney, #3-Dillon, #31-Newman, #47-Allmendinger, #24-Elliott, and #2-Keselowski.
    Pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. dominated most of the race, leading 172 laps. However he had to make two green flag pit stops late, after a lug nut got hung behind a wheel. He finished 14th.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 6 cautions for 30 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 141.909mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-7-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Kansas Speedway:
    Kyle Busch won the 6th Annual Go Bowling 400, his 37th victory in 401 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 17 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 21 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2016.
    Kurt Busch (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 21 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 4 points over Kyle Busch.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-7-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Kansas, race 11 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 390
    2) #18-Busch, [3 wins], 386, -4
    3) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 367, -23
    4) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 353, -37
    5) #41-Busch, 350, -40
    6) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 332, -58
    7) #22-Logano, 320, -70
    8) #3-Dillon, 307, -83
    9) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 305, -85
    10) #78-Truex Jr., 303, -87
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Kansas, race 11 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [3 wins], 2nd in driver points
    2) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 3rd
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 4th
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 6th
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 13th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    7) #41-Busch, 350
    8) #22-Logano, 320
    9) #3-Dillon, 307
    10) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 305
    11) #78-Truex, Jr., 303
    12) #24-Elliott, 303
    13) #1-McMurray, 276
    14) #20-Kenseth, 269
    15) #47-Allmendinger, 265
    16) #21-Blaney, 255
    (5-7-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #30-Wise, 36th
    Caution 2: #46-Annett, 32nd
    Caution 3: #10-Patrick, 20th
    Caution 4: #24-Elliott, 9th
    Caution 5: #14-Stewart, 12th
    Caution 6: #78-Truex, Jr., 14th
    (5-7-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Go Bowling 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016.
    Television (TV): FS1 at 7:30 pm/et; green flag approx. 7:47pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, May 9 at 8:30am/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Go Bowling 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #20-Kenseth took pit stall 38, with an opening in front of it.
    #11-Hamlin, who starts 3rd took the 18th pit stall, also with an opening in front of it.
    The 41st and final pit stall was taken by #24-Elliott, who starts 13th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(5-6-2016)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Pit Stop Times
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

  • Truex, Jr. wins Kansas pole: #78-Martin Truex, Jr. won the Coors Light pole for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway with speed of 190.921mph for his 1st pole of 2016, XXX at Kansas and 8th of his career. Truex, Jr. has never won a race from the pole.
    #20-Kenseth will start 2nd, followed by #11-Hamlin, #41-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #21-Blaney, #31-Newman, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #6-Bayne, #27-Menard, and #19-Edwards
    #20-Kenseth was fastest in the first round with a speed of 190.034mph and in the second round at 190.712mph.
    40 teams were entered, so everyone made the race.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Kansas qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Kansas Starting Lineup page (pdf).(5-6-2016)

  • Kansas Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Martin Truex Jr won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 6th Annual Go Bowling 400 with a lap of 28.284 seconds, 190.921 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 380 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in 16 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2016 and his ninth in 21 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Denny Hamlin (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his ninth in 11 races this season.
    Ryan Blaney (seventh) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-6-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 190.712
    #11-Hamlin 190.148
    #41-Busch 189.987
    #78-Truex, Jr. 189.920
    #21-Blaney 189.573
    the rest of the top 12: 17 19 18 2 6 31 27;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to the final round 3: 24 22 48 14 3 42 43 16 1 88 10 83
    (5-6-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #20-Kenseth 190.034
    #78-Truex, Jr 189.800
    #41-Busch 189.354
    #3-Dillon 189.135
    #19-Edwards 189.016
    the rest of the top 24: 18 48 22 43 17 11 31 6 2 10 16 21 42 88 24 27 83 1 14
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 34 4 5 44 47 95 13 7 15 23 38 30 98 32 46 55
    Drivers who will miss the race: none as 40 cars were entered for 40 spots.
    (5-6-2016)

  • Final (happy hour) practice for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 80 scheduled minutes. The top five, slowest and notes:
    #78-Truex, Jr. 187.696
    #20-Kenseth 187.617
    #11-Hamlin 187.357
    #48-Johnson 187.285
    #18-Busch 187.214
    slowest: #98-Whitt 177.696 & #55-Sorenson 174.616.
    most laps run: #41-Busch 50, #20-Kenseth 44
    notes: Johnson ran the fastest lap of the session 15 minutes in, but the engine began to run in reverse due to a problem with the engine control unit, and smoke came out of the hood. The team checked the car and said there was no damage to the engine.
    Qualifying will be this evening at 6:45pm/et and will be televised on FS1 and covered via radio by MRN/SiriusXM.
    Only 40 teams are entered so everyone will make the race.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Kansas Final Practice Speeds page (pdf).(5-6-2016)

  • First practice for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #41-Busch 185.893
    #78-Truex, Jr. 185.478
    #19-Edwards 185.020
    #3-Dillon 184.925
    #6-Bayne 184.811
    slowest: #32-Gase 175.131 & #55-Sorenson 172.667
    most laps run: #21-Blaney 40, #14-Stewart 36
    notes: Final (happy hour) practice is this afternoon at 1:30pm/et.
    Qualifying will be this evening at 6:45pm/et and will be televised on FS1 and covered via radio by MRN/SiriusXM.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Kansas Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(5-6-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Go Bowling 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Saturday, May 7, 6:30am/et

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Entry List for the Go Bowling 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Joey Gase, #55-Sorenson*, #95-McDowell, #98-Whitt*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Whitt
    Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Kansas Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Talladega, race 10 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 351
    2) #18-Busch, [2 wins], 342, -9
    3) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 337, -14
    4) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 329, -22
    5) #22-Logano, 316, -35
    6) #41-Busch, 312, -39
    7) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 300, -51
    8) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 279, -72
    9) #78-Truex Jr., 274, -77
    10) #3-Dillon, 272, -79
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Talladega Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Talladega, race 10 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [2 wins], 2nd in driver points
    2) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 3rd
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 4th
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 7th
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 12th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    7) #22-Logano, 316
    8) #41-Busch, 312
    9) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 279
    10) #78-Truex, Jr., 274
    11) #3-Dillon, 272
    12) #24-Elliott, 271
    13) #1-McMurray, 261
    14) #47-Allmendinger, 232
    15) #20-Kenseth, 231
    16) #6-Bayne, 228
    (5-1-2016)

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Kansas City Star

Topeka Capital-Journal

Eudora Reporter

The Examiner

Kansas City Kansan

Lawrence Journal-World

Wichita Eagle

WEATHER

Weather Channel

Accuweather

National Weather Service

Race Weather

Race Day Forecast

Weather Underground

CAMPING & TRAVEL

Kansas City, KS Chamber of Commerce

Laid Back Racing

Speed Eats

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4656;
    Right-side -- D-4662

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi;
    Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

  • Notes: NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Camping World Truck Series at Kansas this week . . . this is the first time Sprint Cup teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . compared to what was run at Kansas last year, the tires on both sides feature a construction change to bring Kansas in line with other speedways . . . this left-side tire code (D-4656) features a compound change to give the cars more grip . . . this right-side tire code (D-4662) is one of Goodyear's multi-zone tread tires, with two different compounds on the same tire -- the compound on the inboard two inches (Endurance Zone) being the same as the full tread run at Kansas last year, and the compound on the outboard 10 inches (Traction Zone) being more tractive to give more grip . . . this tire combination came out of a Goodyear test at Kansas last September 14-15 . . . drivers participating in that test were Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

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