Go Bowling 400

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Go Bowling 400
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Venue Kansas Speedway
Location Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Corporate sponsor GoBowling.com
First race 2011
Distance 400.5 miles (644.54 km)
Laps 267
Previous names STP 400 (2011–2013)
5-Hour Energy 400 (2014)
SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (2015)
Most wins (team) Joe Gibbs Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Toyota (3)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

The Go Bowling 400 is a NASCAR Sprint 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-first race of the season.

History[edit]

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).[1] Brad Keselowski won the inaugural running of the race ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after saving fuel.[2] 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.[3] During the 2012 STP 400, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position with a time of 30.683 seconds,[4] but Denny Hamlin won the race after passing Martin Truex Jr..[5] For 2013, the race remained as the eighth race of the season in April, and was held on April 21, 2013.

In 2014, the race swapped dates with the Bojangles' Southern 500, and was held in May under the lights for the first time.[6]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
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 (2) 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 (2) Chevrolet 267 400.5 (644.542) 3:11:50 125.265 Report
2016 May 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing (3) Toyota 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:49:20 141.909 Report

Notes[edit]

  • 2015: Race started on Saturday and finished shortly after midnight on Sunday due to rain delays.

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 2012, 2013, 2016
2 Hendrick Motorsports 2014, 2015

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
3 Toyota 2012, 2013, 2016
2 Chevrolet 2014, 2015
1 Dodge 2011

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2011 Fox Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2012
2013
2014
2015 Fox News Channel
FS1
2016 Fox Business Network
FS1
Darrell Waltrip
Jeff Gordon
  • 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.
  • 2017: The race will return to Fox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE RACE: STP 400". Jayski NASCAR Silly Season Site. June 5, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Horne, Lisa (June 6, 2011). "Keselowski edges Junior for Kansas win". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Speedway Announces 2012 NASCAR Race Dates". Kansas Speedway. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Allmendinger wins Kansas pole despite late draw". NASCAR Wire Service. NASCAR. April 21, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Denny Hamlin earns win at Kansas". The Associated Press. ESPN. April 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cain, Holly (October 11, 2013). "KANSAS, DARLINGTON TO SWAP SCHEDULE SPOTS IN '14". NASCAR. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 


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