Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series|
|Location||Joliet, Illinois, United States|
|Distance||400.5 miles (644.5 km)|
|Previous names||Tropicana 400 (2001–2004)
USG Sheetrock 400 (2005–2007)
LifeLock.com 400 (2008–2010)
GEICO 400 (2011–2013)
MyAFibStory.com 400 (2014)
MyAFibRisk.com 400 (2015)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 (2016-2017)
|Most wins (driver)||Tony Stewart (3)|
|Most wins (team)||Joe Gibbs Racing (5)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (8)|
|Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held annually at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The inaugural running of the race was held in 2001. From 2001 to 2010, the race was held in July, and from 2008 to 2010, after lights were installed at the track, the race was held at night. Since 2011, it has been held in September as the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
In May 2000, as Chicagoland Speedway was under construction, it was announced that the track would hold a Sprint Cup (called Winston Cup at the time) race beginning in the 2001 season. Tropicana served as the race's sponsor from 2001 to 2004, followed by USG Corporation from 2005 to 2007, LifeLock.com from 2008 to 2010, GEICO from 2011 to 2013, Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutica from 2014 to 2015, and Nickelodeon has sponsored the race through the network's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series since 2016. Kevin Harvick won the first two runnings of the race in 2001 and 2002, while Tony Stewart has the most wins in the race's history, having won it three times, in 2004, 2007 and 2011.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|2001||July 15||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:18:16||121.2||Report|
|2002||July 14||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:55:37||136.832||Report|
|2003||July 13||12||Ryan Newman||Penske Racing||Dodge||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:59:15||134.59||Report|
|2004||July 11||20||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:05:33||129.507||Report|
|2005||July 10||8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:08:16||127.638||Report|
|2006||July 9||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||270*||405 (651.784)||3:03:59||132.077||Report|
|2007||July 15||20||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:58:59||134.258||Report|
|2008||July 12||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:59:20||133.936||Report|
|2009||July 11||5||Mark Martin||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:59:39||133.804||Report|
|2010||July 10||00||David Reutimann||Michael Waltrip Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:45:34||145.138||Report|
|2011||Sept 19*||14||Tony Stewart||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:47:41||143.306||Report|
|2012||Sept 16||2||Brad Keselowski||Penske Racing||Dodge||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:47:37||143.363||Report|
|2013*||Sept 15||20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:10:56||125.855||Report|
|2014||Sept 14||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:48:50||142.33||Report|
|2015||Sept 20||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:51:30||140.117||Report|
|2016||Sept 18||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||Toyota||270*||405 (651.784)||2:47:24||145.161||Report|
- 2006 and 2016: Race extended because of an overtime finsh.
- 2011: Race postponed from Sunday to Monday due to rain.
- 2013: Race started more than one hour late and then halted after 109 laps for five hours due to rain; the race started during the day but ended at night due to the delays.
Multiple winners (drivers)
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|3||Tony Stewart||2004, 2007, 2011|
|2||Kevin Harvick||2001, 2002|
|Brad Keselowski||2012, 2014|
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|5||Joe Gibbs Racing||2004, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015|
|3||Team Penske||2003, 2012, 2014|
|2||Richard Childress Racing||2001, 2002|
|Hendrick Motorsports||2006, 2009|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|8||Chevrolet||2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011|
|5||Toyota||2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016|
NBC carried this event from 2001-2005, from 2006-2010, it was carried on TNT, from 2011-2014, it was carried on ESPN, that policy has been discontinued, Starting in 2015, the race will return to NBC, and has the rights for the final 20 races of the season, the 11th of 20 races aired as part of the NASCAR on NBC package, the race will be aired on NBCSN.
- Fox Sports. "NASCAR". FOX Sports. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
- "ESPN.com — Auto Racing — Joliet, Kansas City to host new races". espn.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- "Nickelodeon Announces Entitlement Sponsorship of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race At Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18". Catchfence. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
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