Kobalt Tools 400
|Venue||Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|Distance||400.5 miles (644.542 km)|
|Previous names||Las Vegas 400 (1998-1999)
CarsDirect.com 400 (2000)
UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 (2001-2007)
UAW-Dodge 400 (2008)
Shelby 427 (2009)
Shelby American (2010)
The Kobalt Tools 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held annually at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The inaugural race was first held in 1998. For several years, the race was sponsored by United Auto Workers and DaimlerChrysler. From its inception through 2008, the race was run at a distance of 400 miles (640 km).
The race is unique for its championship belt offered instead of a traditional trophy, owing to the city's "fight capital of the world" image. The race was also part of the No Bull 5 challenge from 1999 to 2002.
From 2001 until 2008, this race carried sponsorship from Chrysler. For the first six of those years, the race was known as the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 to reflect Chrysler's partnership with then-DaimlerBenz. After Daimler sold Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management, the race became known as the UAW-Dodge 400 for 2008. Carroll Shelby International took over as sponsor for 2009 and 2010, with the 2009 race adding 27 miles (43 km) as part of the sponsorship in honor of the Shelby 427 Cobra. The 2010 race was known as the Shelby American.
Lowe's, through its Kobalt Tools subsidiary, becomes the race's title sponsor for 2011; Kobalt was title sponsor for the spring race at Atlanta until the track gave up its early season date after 2010.
|Year||Date||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|1998||March 1||Mark Martin||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:43:58||146.554||Report|
|1999||March 7||Jeff Burton||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:54:43||137.537||Report|
|2000||March 5||Jeff Burton||Roush Racing||Ford||148*||222 (357.274)||1:51:01||119.982||Report|
|2001||March 4||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:57:17||135.546||Report|
|2002||March 3||Sterling Marlin||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dodge||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:55:43||136.754||Report|
|2003||March 2||Matt Kenseth||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:00:46||132.934||Report|
|2004||March 7||Matt Kenseth||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:06:35||128.79||Report|
|2005||March 13||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:18:32||121.038||Report|
|2006*||March 12||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||270*||405 (651.784)||3:02:13||133.358||Report|
|2007*||March 11||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:07:28||128.183||Report|
|2008||March 2||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:08:08||127.729||Report|
|2009||March 1||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||285||427.5 (687.994)||3:34:37||119.515||Report|
|2010||February 28||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:49:53||141.450||Report|
|2011||March 6||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:57:20||135.508||Report|
|2012||March 11||Tony Stewart*||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:54:44||137.524||Report|
|2013||March 10||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:44:16||146.287||Report|
- 2000: Race shortened due to rain.
- 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish. Last race on an old layout.
- 2007: First race on a new layout.
- 2012: Tony Stewart's win at Las Vegas now leaves him with only two tracks he has failed to win at, Darlington & Kentucky.
Multiple winners (drivers)
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|4||Jimmie Johnson||2005, 2006, 2007, 2010|
|3||Matt Kenseth||2003, 2004, 2013|
|2||Jeff Burton||1999, 2000|
|Carl Edwards||2008, 2011|
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|7||Roush Fenway Racing||1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011|
|5||Hendrick Motorsports||2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010|
|2||Joe Gibbs Racing||2009, 2013|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|7||Ford||1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011|
|6||Chevrolet||2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012|
|2013||Fox||Mike Joy||Darrell Waltrip
|2000||ABC||Bob Jenkins||Benny Parsons
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