KC Masterpiece 400
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Location||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Corporate sponsor||KC Masterpiece|
|Distance||400.5 miles (644.542 km)|
|Laps||267 (Stage 1: 80|
Stage 2: 80
Stage 3: 107)
|Previous names||STP 400 (2011–2013) |
5-Hour Energy 400 (2014)
SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (2015)
Go Bowling 400 (2016–2017)
|Most wins (team)||Joe Gibbs Racing (3)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Toyota (4)|
|Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
The KC Masterpiece 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas received a second date beginning in 2011 as part of NASCAR's latest round of schedule realignment; with the other one being the Hollywood Casino 400, the thirty-second race of the season.
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.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|2011||June 5||2||Brad Keselowski||Penske Racing||Dodge||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:55:10||137.184||Report|
|2012||April 22||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:46:44||144.122||Report|
|2013||April 21||20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:59:51||133.611||Report|
|2014||May 10||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:07:31||128.149||Report|
|2015||May 9–10*||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:11:50||125.265||Report|
|2016||May 7||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:49:20||141.909||Report|
|2017||May 13||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:24:16||117.64||Report|
|2018||May 12||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:53:38||128.395||Report|
- 2015: Race started on Saturday and finished shortly after midnight on Sunday due to rain delays.
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|3||Joe Gibbs Racing||2012, 2013, 2016|
|2||Hendrick Motorsports||2014, 2015|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|4||Toyota||2012, 2013, 2016, 2017|
|2011||Fox||Mike Joy||Darrell Waltrip|
|2015||Fox News Channel|
|2016||Fox Business Network
|Mike Joy||Darrell Waltrip|
- 2015 and 2016: Due to the lengthy Major League Baseball games on Fox Sports 1, pre-race coverage was televised on alternative Fox networks at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time, then switched to FS1 for race coverage after pre-race ceremonies.
- "KC Masterpiece to Sponsor Kansas Cup Race". Motor Racing Network. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "THE RACE: STP 400". Jayski NASCAR Silly Season Site. June 5, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Horne, Lisa (June 6, 2011). "Keselowski edges Junior for Kansas win". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- "Kansas Speedway Announces 2012 NASCAR Race Dates". Kansas Speedway. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- "Allmendinger wins Kansas pole despite late draw". NASCAR Wire Service. NASCAR. April 21, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- "Denny Hamlin earns win at Kansas". The Associated Press. ESPN. April 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Cain, Holly (October 11, 2013). "KANSAS, DARLINGTON TO SWAP SCHEDULE SPOTS IN '14". NASCAR. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
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