2010 Price Chopper 400

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2010 Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods
Race details[1][2][3][4]
Race 29 of 36 in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season


Date October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
Location Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Sunny with a high of 60; wind out of the East at 8 mph.
Average speed 138.077 miles per hour (222.213 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports
Time 30.920
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing
Laps 76
Winner
No. 16
Greg Biffle
Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2010 Price Chopper 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on October 3, 2010 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The 300 lap race was the twenty-ninth in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race was also the third event in the ten round Chase for the Sprint Cup competition, which would concluded the 2010 season. Greg Biffle, of the Roush Fenway Racing team, won the race, with Jimmie Johnson finishing second and Kevin Harvick third.

Pole position driver Kasey Kahne maintained his lead on the first lap to begin the race, as Jeff Gordon, who started in the third position on the grid, remained behind him. Twenty-three laps later Jeff Gordon became the leader of the race. After the final pit stops, Paul Menard became the leader of the race, but with less than fifty laps remaining, Biffle passed him. He maintained the first position to lead a total of sixty laps, and to win his second race of the season.

There were five cautions and twenty lead changes among twelve different drivers throughout the course of the race. It was Greg Biffle's second win in the 2010 season, and the sixteenth of his career. The result moved Biffle up to eighth in the Drivers' Championship, eighty-five points behind Jimmie Johnson and sixteen ahead of Jeff Burton. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, thirty-seven ahead of Toyota and seventy-seven ahead of Ford, with seven races remaining in the season. A total of 100,000 people attended the race, while 5.25 million watched it on television.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Kansas Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Kansas Speedway, is one of ten intermediate to hold NASCAR races.[5] The standard track at Kansas Speedway is a four-turn D-shaped oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long.[6] The track's turns are banked at fifteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is 10.4 degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, is at only five degrees.[6] The racetrack has seats for 82,000 spectators.[6]

Before the race, Denny Hamlin led the Drivers' Championship with 5,368 points, and Jimmie Johnson stood in second with 5,333. Kyle Busch was third in the Drivers' Championship with 5,323 points, fourteen ahead of Kurt Busch and twenty ahead of Kevin Harvick in fourth and fifth. Carl Edwards with 5,295 was seven ahead of Jeff Burton, as Jeff Gordon with 5,285 points, was fifty-seven ahead of Greg Biffle, and seventy-nine in front of Tony Stewart.[7] Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer was eleventh and twelfth with 5,203 and 5,130 points. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 206 points, thirty-five ahead of Toyota. Ford, with 126 points, was thirteen points ahead of Dodge in the battle for third.[8] Tony Stewart was the race's defending champion.[9]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Three practice sessions were held before the Sunday race, one on Friday, and two on Saturday. The first session lasted 90 minutes, the second session lasted 45 minutes, and the final session lasted 60 minutes.[10] During the first practice session, Juan Pablo Montoya, for the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team, was quickest ahead of Ryan Newman in second and Jimmie Johnson in the third position.[11] Paul Menard was scored fourth, and Jamie McMurray managed fifth.[11] Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and David Reutimann rounded out the top ten quickest drivers in the session.[11]

Kasey Kahne won the pole position, after having the fastest time of 30.920 seconds.

During qualifying, forty-six cars were entered, but only forty-three were able because of NASCAR's qualifying procedure.[12] Kasey Kahne clinched his eighteenth pole position in the Sprint Cup Series, with a time of 30.920.[13] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Menard.[13] Jeff Gordon qualified third, Joey Logano took fourth, and Greg Biffle started fifth.[13] Kevin Harvick, one of the drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, qualified twenty-fourth, while Carl Edwards was scored thirty-first.[13] The three drivers that failed to qualify for the race were Jason Leffler, Mike Bliss, and Joe Nemechek.[13] Once qualifying concluded, Kahne stated, "Coming to the green I felt great. I got through one and two really good and just got a little bit free into three so I missed the entrance a touch and then was able to gather it back and get rolling. I gave up a little bit of time there."[14] He also added, "I noticed Paul Menard gained a lot right there in three going out late. He actually came really close to clipping us off. It was good. I’m glad we got the pole for Budweiser and Ford. It’ll be exciting, a couple of RPM guys on the front row on Sunday. That’s pretty exciting for the whole company. They did a real nice job."[14]

On the next morning, Kurt Busch was quickest in the second practice session, ahead of Gordon and Matt Kenseth in second and third.[15] Reutimann was fourth quickest, and Greg Biffle took fifth.[15] Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kahne, David Ragan, and Edwards followed in the top-ten.[15] Other drivers in the chase, such as Kyle Busch, was twenty-first, and Kevin Harvick, who was twenty-second.[15] Also in the second practice session, Biffle, who was scored fifth, spun sideways coming to the finish line, but received minor damage.[16] During the third, and final practice session, Mark Martin, with a fastest time of 31.574, was quickest.[17] Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle followed in second and third with times of 31.596 and 31.609 seconds.[17] Logano managed to be fourth fastest, ahead of Jeff Gordon and Paul Menard.[17] Edwards was scored seventh, McMurray took eighth, Bowyer was ninth, and Ragan took tenth.[17] In this practice, both Martin and Johnson spun sideways at different times. Neither, Martin or Johnson sustained major damages to their race cars during the accidents.[16]

Race[edit]

The race, the twenty-ninth out of a total of thirty-six in the season, began at 1:00 p.m. EDT and was televised live in the United States on ESPN.[1] Prior to the race, weather conditions were sunny with the air temperature around 60 °F (16 °C).[18] Steve Schulze, pastor of Parsons Foursquare Church, began pre-race ceremonies, by giving the invocation. Next, Betti O., an Army veteran from Manhattan, Kansas, performed the national anthem, and Kelli Fuller, a Price Chopper contest winner, gave the command for drivers to start their engines. On the pace laps, three drivers had to move the rear of the grid; they were Mark Martin, Marcos Ambrose, both because of an engine change, and Casey Mears because of a transmission change.[18]

Kasey Kahne retained his pole position lead into the first corner, followed by Paul Menard in the second position. On the same lap, Jeff Gordon passed Menard to claim second. Greg Biffle, who had started fifth, fell three position to eighth by lap two. Afterward, Biffle had fallen to ninth, and he started complaining about his car handling. By the ninth lap, Kahne had a 1.2 second lead over Gordon. Menard challenged Gordon for the second position on lap twelve. Matt Kenseth passed Joey Logano for fifth, while Biffle moved three positions to sixth. Kahne's lead grew more by lap 17, but less than two laps later, Gordon began to catch him. On lap 24, Kevin Conway was put a lap behind, after being passed by Kahne. Four laps later, Gordon became the new leader, after Kahne led twenty-seven laps.[18]

On lap 29, Gordon was the leader, ahead of Kahne in second, Ryan Newman in third, Matt Kenseth was fourth, and Biffle in fifth. During the laps, 30 through 34, several drivers were put a lap down, which included, Tony Raines, Bobby Labonte, and Travis Kvapil. Afterward, Landon Cassill drove his car to the garage, as Gordon passed J. J. Yeley to put him a lap behind. had a lead of 3.4 secs when a caution was shown because Juan Pablo Montoya collided into the SAFER barrier. The drivers on the same lap as the leader pitted during the caution, but Michael McDowell stayed on the race track to lead one lap before giving the lead back to Jeff Gordon.[18]

On lap 49, Kurt Busch passed Kahne for the third position. Three laps later, the second caution was given because Kyle Busch crashed into David Reutimann, causing him to spin into the SAFER barrier. Most drivers stayed on the race track, but some exceptions were Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, and Clint Bowyer. One lap after the restart, Kenseth became the leader, after passing Gordon. After the collision, Reutimann was several laps behind the leader. After restarting second, Newman had fallen to sixth, while Tony Stewart moved into third. Seven laps later, Stewart claimed second from Gordon. Gordon was passed by Biffle on lap 72, as Stewart was catching Kenseth. Newman fell to eighth on lap 77, after Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick passed him.[18]

Two laps later, Harvick claimed the sixth position from Kyle Busch. Afterwards, Stewart became the leader, passing Kenseth on lap 81. By lap 86, Stewart had a 1.4 second lead over Kenseth. Less than five laps later, Biffle passed Kenseth for the second position. On lap 93, green flag pit stops began. Stewart, followed by Biffle came to pit road, giving the lead back to Matt Kenseth two laps later. When Kenseth pitted, he gave the lead to Jeff Gordon. Allmendinger became the leader, after Gordon, Jeff Burton, Johnson, Mark Martin, and Kurt Busch pitted. Once most of the drivers completed their pit stops, Patrick Carpentier was the leader. On lap 99, Sam Hornish, Jr. drove to the garage because of drive shaft problems. Four laps later, Travis Kvapil, who was running third, made his pit stop. Kvapil was followed by the second running car, David Gilliland. On lap 108, Carpentier drove to pit road for his pit stop, giving the lead to Stewart.[18]

Five laps later, Johnson passed Kahne for the twelfth position. By the 123rd lap, Stewart had a 2.2 second lead over Biffle. Brad Keselowski and Elliott Sadler became a lap behind the leader, after Stewart passed them on lap 135. Nine laps later, green flag pit stops began. Afterward, Stewart gave the lead to Harvick, when he pitted. Once Harvick came to pit road, Burton became the leader. On lap 149, Stewart reclaimed the lead. Three laps later, Reutimann collided with Kyle Busch, prompting the third caution on the race to be given. Most drivers pitted during the caution, but Harvick was an exception. Harvick led on the restart, as Stewart moved into second. On lap 163, Biffle passed Mark Martin for fourth, as Newman fell to sixth.[18]

One lap later, Kahne collided into the SAFER barrier to cause the fourth caution. Most drivers after the ninth position pitted during the caution. Harvick led during the restart, but Stewart managed to pass Harvick to lead the next lap. Afterward, Harivck fell to third, as Biffle passed him. On lap 175, Burton moved to fifth, while Stewart had a 1.2 second lead over second. Then on lap 186, the fifth caution was given because Conway's engine failed. On the restart, McMurray was the leader, but he fell to second one lap later, after Menard passed him. On lap 202, Harvick passed McMurray for the fifth position. Five laps later, Biffle passed Menard to become the leader.[18]

Afterward, Johnson moved to seventh, after passing Newman and McMurray. Gordon passed McMurray three laps later. By lap 220, Biffle had a 2.1 second lead over Menard, as Harvick passed Edwards for fourth. With 39 laps remaining, Biffle expanded his lead to 3.2 seconds. Four laps later, Johnson moved to sixth, after passing Edwards. On lap 135, the final green flag pit stops began. Once they began, Edwards became the leader, but one lap later, Biffle reclaimed the lead. After the pit stops concluded, Biffle was first, ahead of Stewart, Kenseth, Johnson, and Harvick in the top-five positions. By lap 244, Biffle had a 5.1 second lead over Stewart. One lap later, Johnson passed Kenseth for the third position. With less than ten laps remaining Stewart fell to fourth, after Johnson and Harvick passed him. Greg Biffle maintained the lead to win his second race of the 2010 season. Jimmie Johnson finished second, ahead of Harvick in third and Stewart in fourth. Gordon clinched the fifth position, after starting third.[18][19]

Post-race[edit]

"It was a great day for us. The car ran flawless. [Crew chief Greg] Erwin just made great calls in the pits, and the car just kept getting better and better and better. I was too loose for about the first three-quarters of the race. I didn't want to adjust on it, because I was running in the top three, but they tightened it up, and off it went, man. All it needed was a little bit of wedge in it to take off."

Greg Biffle, speaking after the race.[20]

Greg Biffle appeared in victory lane after his victory lap to start celebrating his second win of the season, in front of a crowd of 100,000 people.[20][21] Afterward, he said, "We were kind of down in the dumps about Dover, one of our best race tracks, and we got trapped [when forced to pit off-sequence] – we had a top-10 car there. But we can't go back and do it over again. We'll keep doing the best we can. Everybody asks if we're out of it, and I said, 'We're going to do the best we can. If we win 'em all, we win 'em all."[20]

"We had to change a lot of the race car around to get it right for today. It leads to a sleepless night and a frustrating morning, having anxious moments before the race, said secon place finisher, Jimmie Johnson.[22] Then, Denny Hamlin, who finished twelfth, stated, "It's not the kind of run we wanted, but we're not out of this by any means. The good part is we didn't panic."[22]

Following the race, Johnson became the Drivers' championship with 5,503.[23] Hamlin stood in second, eight points behind Johnson, and twenty-two ahead of Kevin Harvick.[23] Carl Edwards, after finishing sixth in the race, remained in the fourth position with 5,450 points.[23] Jeff Gordon was fifth, as Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Biffle, Jeff Burton, and Tony Stewart followed in the top-ten positions.[23] The final two positions available in the Chase for the Sprint Cup was occupied with Matt Kenseth in eleventh and Clint Bowyer in twelfth.[23] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet maintained their lead with 212 points.[8] Toyota remained second with 175 points.[8] Ford followed with 135 points, nineteen points ahead of Dodge in fourth.[8] 5.25 million people watched the race on television.[24]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

No Driver Team Manufacturer Time (in seconds) Speed (in MPH) Grid
9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 30.920 174.644 1
98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 30.951 174.469 2
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.958 174.430 3
20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.979 174.312 4
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.989 174.255 5
39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 31.008 174.149 6
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 31.043 173.952 7
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 31.052 173.902 8
2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 31.057 173.874 9
6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 31.076 173.768 10
21 Bill Elliott Wood Brothers Racing Ford 31.079 173.751 11
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 31.088 173.701 12
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 31.102 173.622 13
14 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 31.139 173.416 14
19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 31.146 173.377 15
00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 31.151 173.349 16
09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 31.156 173.321 17
77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 31.173 173.227 18
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 31.182 173.177 19
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 31.200 173.077 20
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 31.207 173.038 21
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 31.208 173.033 22
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 31.210 173.021 23
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 31.221 172.960 24
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 31.226 172.933 25
12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 31.235 172.883 26
33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 31.252 172.789 27
5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 31.267 172.706 28
46 Michael McDowell Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 31.284 172.612 29
43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 31.294 172.557 30
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 31.299 172.529 31
47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 31.321 172.408 32
82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 31.387 172.046 33
83 Reed Sorenson Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 31.391 172.024 34
64 Landon Cassill Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 31.398 171.986 35
26 Patrick Carpentier Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 31.444 171.734 36
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 31.446 171.723 37
37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.485 171.510 38
36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 31.506 171.396 39
34 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.631 170.719 40
7 Kevin Conway Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 31.707 170.309 41
71 Tony Raines TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 31.870 169.438 42
38 Dave Blaney Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.530 171.266 43
Failed to qualify
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 31.532 171.255
55 Mike Bliss Prism Motorsports Toyota 31.661 170.557
66 Jason Leffler Prism Motorsports Toyota 31.865 169.465

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Run Points
1 5 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 190
2 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 170
3 24 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 170
4 14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 170
5 3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 160
6 31 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 155
7 8 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 151
8 2 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 267 147
9 6 39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 138
10 30 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 267 134
11 22 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 135
12 12 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 127
13 9 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 267 124
14 28 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 121
15 27 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 118
16 10 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 115
17 4 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 112
18 23 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 114
19 33 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 267 106
20 25 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 267 103
21 19 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 266 100
22 20 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 97
23 26 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 266 94
24 37 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 266 91
25 11 21 Bill Elliott Wood Brothers Racing Ford 266 88
26 13 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 266 85
27 36 26 Patrick Carpentier Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 266 87
28 15 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 266 79
29 7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 266 76
30 34 83 Reed Sorenson Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 265 73
31 43 38 Dave Blaney Front Row Motorsports Ford 261 70
32 38 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 261 67
33 40 34 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 261 64
34 32 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 257 61
35 16 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 256 58
36 18 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 245 55
37 1 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 218 57
38 41 7 Kevin Conway Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 180 49
39 42 71 Tony Raines TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 87 46
40 29 46 Michael McDowell Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 60 48
41 17 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 58 40
42 39 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 49 37
43 35 64 Landon Cassill Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 33 34
Source:[27]

Standings after the race[edit]

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