NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Notes and Entry List

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Allstate Peterbilt Group debuts with Annett:

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for the 11th race of the 2015 season, Allstate Peterbilt Group, the upper Midwest’s largest truck dealer group and a longtime partner of Michael Annett dating back to his time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, prepares for its first race of the season adorning the #46 Chevy SS as the primary partner for the weekend.

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length:
    1.5-mile D-shaped oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles
    Banking in turns…variable (17-20 degrees); previous banking: 15 degrees
    Banking on front stretch… 10 degrees; previous banking: 10.4 degrees
    Banking on back stretch… 5.5 degrees; previous banking: 5 degrees
    Straights: front stretch – 2,721 feet; Backstretch – 2,207 feet
    Asphalt surface is 55-feet wide
    Pit Box Size 30’x18′, 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road: 1,573 feet long, 60-feet wide
    Attendance: 81,779, 68 luxury suites
    Seating: approx. 74,000 in the grandstands
    Camping: approx. 2,400 spaces
    Repaved & Reconfigured: Summer 2012
    Opened: 2001
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
    Color Guard: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Flyover: TBA
  • May 2014 Race Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.149mph, started 13th
  • October 2014 Race Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 141.951mph, started 4th
  • Track Race Record: #16-Greg Biffle, 10/3/2010, 138.077mph
  • Track Race Record: #11-Denny Hamlin, 4/22/2012, 144.122mph
  • Slowest Race Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, Sept 2001, 110.576mph
  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 46 years, 9 months, 0 days, 10/9/2005
  • Youngest Winner: Ryan Newman, 25 years, 9 months, 27 days, 10/5/2003
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/5/2011, started 25th
  • May 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 194.252mph, finished 2nd
  • October 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 197.621mph, finished 12th
  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 10/3/2014, 197.612mph, during 2nd round of qualifying
  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 – 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph
  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001
  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Kansas
    #48-Jimmie Johnson…………………… 112.1
    #20-Matt Kenseth……………………….. 105.6
    #42-Kyle Larson…………………………. 103.9
    #16-Greg Biffle………………………….. 102.8
    #24-Jeff Gordon………………………… 100.5
    #4-Kevin Harvick………………………. 100.4
    #19-Carl Edwards………………………… 96.8
    #14-Tony Stewart…………………………. 95.3
    #5-Kasey Kahne………………………… 92.7
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr…………………… 91.3

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Pre-Race: FS1 – 7:00pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 (FS1), 7:30pm/et
  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Chris Neville, Jamie Little, Matt Yocum, Vince Welch
  • Hollywood Hotel/Host: Chris Myers, Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip
  • Rules Analyst: Andy Petree
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 7:00pm/pt on FoxSports1

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, May 7
11:30 AM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
2:00 – 6:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN

Friday, May 8
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM – 12:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
1:30 – 2:25 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
2:30 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)

Saturday, May 9
12:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
4:30 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
6:00 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS
6:30 PM NSCS RACE (FoxSports 1)
NSCS = Sprint Cup Series

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4604; Right-side — D-4630
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.60 in. (2,225 mm);
    Right-side — 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas this weekend . . . while these teams ran this left-side tire code (D-4604) at this track last season, this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4630) at Kansas . . . for Sprint Cup teams, compared to what they ran in at Kansas in 2014, this right-side tire features a construction change that brings it into line with what is run at other speedways . . . Cup teams have run this right-side at both Las Vegas and Talladega already this season . . . for Camping World Truck teams, who ran their own right-side at Kansas last May, this tire features both a construction and slight compound change . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Weather:
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
SpongeBob SquarePants 400
Kansas Speedway – 5/9/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor 2015 Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonalds 8
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Avaya 7
3 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow 25
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John’s 1
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Great Clips 10
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 30
7 7 Alex Bowman Chevy Accell Construction 34
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Medallion Bank 29
9 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com 16
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 11
11 13 Casey Mears Chevy Squidward Tentacles 22
12 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 31
13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 17
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford Cheez-It / Patrick Star 23
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Zest 24
16 18 Erik Jones (i) Toyota M&M’s Red Nose Day 21
17 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Stanley 18
18 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 9
19 22 Joey Logano Ford AAA Insurance 5
20 23 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota Dr. Pepper “I’m a Pepper” 38
21 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy American Red Cross / 3M 14
22 26 Jeb Burton # Toyota Maxim Fantasy Sports 44
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 12
24 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans 15
25 32 Joey Gase (i) Ford TBA 41
26 33 Ty Dillon (i) Chevy Plankton 37
27 34 Brett Moffitt # Ford Dockside Logistics 33
28 35 Cole Whitt Ford TBA 32
29 38 David Gilliland Ford MDS Transport 26
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Carsforsale.com 36
31 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation 4
32 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 19
33 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland 13
34 46 Michael Annett Chevy Allstate Peterbilt Group 39
35 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Dillon’s / Scott Products 20
36 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s 3
37 51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) 27
38 55 David Ragan Toyota SpongeBob SquarePants Aaron’s Dream Machine 28
39 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) Chevy Vydox Plus 45
40 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row / Visser Precision 2
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Toyota Dustless Blasting 35
42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 6
43 95 Michael McDowell Ford WRL / Larry the Lobster 42
44 98 Josh Wise Ford Phil Parsons Racing 40

* – Required to qualify by speed
# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) – driver not running for 2015 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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