NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Mid-Season Stats

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Mid-season stats for the Sprint Cup series.

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 18 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 599 Leader 18 1 7 14 1
2 2 Brad Keselowski 595 -4 18 4 8 12 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 583 -16 18 1 6 15 0
4 19 Carl Edwards 566 -33 18 2 7 12 3
5 22 Joey Logano 533 -66 18 1 7 11 3
6 18 Kyle Busch 521 -78 18 3 10 11 4
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. 514 -85 18 1 3 8 0
8 24 Chase Elliott # 492 -107 18 0 6 11 1
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 484 -115 18 2 6 7 3
10 20 Matt Kenseth 477 -122 18 1 2 7 2
11 11 Denny Hamlin 472 -127 18 1 5 7 3
12 31 Ryan Newman 463 -136 18 0 1 6 1
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 461 -138 18 0 5 6 4
14 3 Austin Dillon 460 -139 18 0 3 8 1
15 1 Jamie McMurray 439 -160 18 0 1 4 1
16 6 Trevor Bayne 429 -170 18 0 2 4 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 423 -6 18 0 2 6 1
18 21 Ryan Blaney # 415 -14 18 0 1 6 1
19 42 Kyle Larson 412 -17 18 0 3 5 2
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 398 -31 18 0 1 3 2
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 389 -40 18 0 2 3 2
22 16 Greg Biffle 359 -70 18 0 0 2 3
23 27 Paul Menard 343 -86 18 0 0 1 4
24 10 Danica Patrick 327 -102 18 0 0 0 3
25 43 Aric Almirola 325 -104 18 0 0 0 3
26 15 Clint Bowyer 322 -107 18 0 0 3 2
27 13 Casey Mears 279 -150 18 0 0 0 0
28 38 Landon Cassill 271 -158 18 0 0 0 0
29 23 David Ragan 263 -166 18 0 0 0 2
30 14 Tony Stewart 248 -181 10 1 2 4 2
31 44 Brian Scott # 217 -212 18 0 0 0 3
32 7 Regan Smith 210 -219 18 0 0 1 4
33 34 Chris Bueshcher # 198 -231 18 0 0 0 4
34 95 Michael McDowell 194 -235 14 0 0 1 1
35 98 Cole Whitt 190 -239 16 0 0 0 4
36 93 Matt Dibenedetto 179 -250 18 0 0 1 6
37 46 Michael Annett 165 -264 18 0 0 0 3
39 14 Brian Vickers 92 -337 15 0 0 0 4
38 30 Josh Wise 86 -343 5 0 0 1 1
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 79 -350 11 0 0 0 3
40 55 Reed Sorenson 61 -368 10 0 0 0 1
44 55 Michael Waltrip 51 -378 3 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 46 -383 2 0 0 0 0
43 35 David Gilliland 42 -557 2 0 0 0 0
45 32 Patrick Carpentier 4 -595 1 0 0 0 0
46 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -596 1 0 0 0 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 18 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 599 Leader 18
2 Team Penske 2 4 595 -4 18
3 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 1 583 -16 18
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 566 -33 18
5 Team Penske 22 1 533 -66 18
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 3 521 -78 18
7 Furniture Row Racing 78 1 514 -85 18
8 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 492 -107 18
9 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 484 -115 18
10 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 1 477 -122 18
11 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 472 -127 18
12 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 463 -136 18
13 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 461 -138 18
14 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 460 -139 18
15 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 439 -160 18
16 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 429 -170 18
17 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 423 -176 18
18 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 415 -184 18
19 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 412 -187 18
20 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 1 400 -199 18
21 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 398 -201 18
22 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 389 -210 18
23 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 359 -240 18
24 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 343 -256 18
25 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 327 -272 18
26 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 325 -274 18
27 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 322 -277 18
28 Germain Racing 13 0 279 -320 18
29 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 271 -328 18
30 BK Racing 23 0 263 -336 18
31 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 260 -339 18
32 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 217 -382 18
33 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 210 -389 18
34 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 198 -401 18
35 BK Racing 83 0 190 -409 18
36 Premium Motorsports 98 0 188 -411 18
37 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 165 -434 18
38 GO FAS Racing 32 0 149 -450 18
39 Premium Motorsports 55 0 111 -488 13
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 92 -507 18
41 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 46 -553 3
42 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 29 -570 1
43 BK Racing 93 0 11 -588 3
44 BK Racing 26 0 3 -596 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -599 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 18 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 8 743 Leader
2 Chevrolet 5 723 -20
3 Ford 5 686 -57

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
After Race 18 at Kentucky Speedway
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 24 Chase Elliott 241 Leader
2 21 Ryan Blaney 190 -51
3 44 Brian Scott 151 -90
4 34 Chris Buescher 148 -93
5 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt 76 -165

 

Top 20 Laps Lead Drivers
Pos. Drivers Laps Percentage
1 Martin Truex Jr 866 16.65%
2 Kevin Harvick 829 15.94%
3 Kyle Busch 700 13.46%
4 Carl Edwards 685 13.17%
5 Matt Kenseth 431 8.29%
6 Brad Keselowski 328 6.31%
7 Joey Logano 275 5.29%
8 Kurt Busch 231 4.44%
9 Jimmie Johnson 228 4.38%
11 Denny Hamlin 168 3.23%
12 Chase Elliott # 118 2.27%
13 Kyle Larson 103 1.98%
14 Dale Earnhardt Jr 53 1.02%
15 Tony Stewart 35 0.67%
16 Trevor Bayne 34 0.65%
17 AJ Allmendinger 24 0.46%
18 Landon Cassill 20 0.38%
19 Paul Menard 20 0.38%
20 Danica Patrick 10 0.19%

 

Top 20 Drivers Total Practice Lap Count
Pos. Car # Driver Total Percentage Of All Laps Run
1 24 Chase Elliott # 1587 3.15%
2 41 Kurt Busch 1529 3.03%
3 22 Joey Logano 1516 3.01%
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 1504 2.98%
5 18 Kyle Busch 1492 2.96%
6 44 Brian Scott # 1487 2.95%
7 34 Chris Bueshcher # 1454 2.88%
8 5 Kasey Kahne 1452 2.88%
9 2 Brad Keselowski 1435 2.85%
10 27 Paul Menard 1435 2.85%
11 11 Denny Hamlin 1430 2.84%
12 42 Kyle Larson 1419 2.81%
13 21 Ryan Blaney # 1413 2.80%
14 20 Matt Kenseth 1408 2.79%
15 31 Ryan Newman 1373 2.72%
16 1 Jamie McMurray 1370 2.72%
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1348 2.67%
18 16 Greg Biffle 1334 2.65%
19 10 Danica Patrick 1319 2.62%
20 4 Kevin Harvick 1313 2.60%

 

Races Lead Changes Different Drivers Cautions Laps Gap Finish Average Speed
18 Total
326 N/A 135 718 N/A N/A
Average
18 9 8 40 0.895 126.152
Race Time Laps Schedule Miles OT Attempts Penalties
Total
56:47:40 5202 5190 7184.7 4 463
Average
03:09:19 289 288 399.1 1 26

 

Top 16 in Points Season Average Starting Position   Top 16 in Points Season Average Finish
Pos. Car # Driver Average   Pos. Car # Driver Average
1 11 Denny Hamlin 6.72 1 4 Kevin Harvick 8.94
2 19 Carl Edwards 7.61 2 41 Kurt Busch 9.11
3 22 Joey Logano 8.00 3 2 Brad Keselowski 9.22
4 2 Brad Keselowski 10.17 4 19 Carl Edwards 10.50
5 20 Matt Kenseth 10.17 5 22 Joey Logano 12.22
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 10.33 6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 12.50
7 18 Kyle Busch 10.50 7 18 Kyle Busch 13.28
8 41 Kurt Busch 11.33 8 24 Chase Elliott # 14.06
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 12.61 9 31 Ryan Newman 14.89
10 24 Chase Elliott # 12.72 10 48 Jimmie Johnson 14.94
11 4 Kevin Harvick 13.00 11 3 Austin Dillon 15.06
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 13.44 12 20 Matt Kenseth 15.39
13 3 Austin Dillon 13.50 13 11 Denny Hamlin 15.50
14 31 Ryan Newman 14.94 14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15.56
15 21 Ryan Blaney # 15.00 15 1 Jamie McMurray 16.61
16 5 Kasey Kahne 15.17 16 5 Kasey Kahne 16.67

 

2016 Sprint Cup Winners
Pos. Driver Wins
1 Brad Keselowski 4
2 Kyle Busch 3
3 Jimmie Johnson 2
4 Carl Edwards 2
5 Matt Kenseth 1
6 Martin Truex Jr. 1
7 Kurt Busch 1
8 Kevin Harvick 1
9 Joey Logano 1
10 Denny Hamlin 1
11 Tony Stewart 1

 

Top 5s for Sprint Cup Drivers   Top 10s for Sprint Cup Drivers
Pos. Driver Top 5s   Pos. Driver Top 10s
1 Kyle Busch 10 1 Kurt Busch 15
2 Brad Keselowski 8 2 Kevin Harvick 14
3 Kevin Harvick 7 3 Brad Keselowski 12
4 Carl Edwards 7 4 Carl Edwards 12
5 Joey Logano 7 5 Chase Elliott 11
6 Jimmie Johnson 6 6 Kyle Busch 11
7 Chase Elliott 6 7 Joey Logano 11
8 Kurt Busch 6 8 Austin Dillon 8
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 9 Martin Truex Jr. 8
10 Denny Hamlin 5 10 Jimmie Johnson 7

 

Poles   Manufacturer Sprint Cup Poles
Pos. Driver Poles   Manufacturer Poles Different Drivers
1 Carl Edwards 3 Toyota 6 3
2 Kurt Busch 2 Chevy 5 3
3 Chase Elliott 2 Ford 4 3
4 Joey Logano 2 Cancelled 3
5 Martin Truex Jr. 2
6 Austin Dillon 1
7 Kyle Busch 1
8 Brad Keselowski 1
9 Greg Biffle 1
10 Cancelled 3

 

Average Top Starting Manufacturer Average
1 Chevy 2.78
2 Toyota 2.83
3 Ford 3.56
Average Top Finishing Manufacturer Average
1 Chevy 2.28
2 Toyota 2.28
3 Ford 4.28

 

Penalties Total Percentage
Pitting before pit road is open 149 32.18%
Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area 104 22.46%
Speed-On Pit Road 90 19.44%
Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon 33 7.13%
Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires 26 5.62%
Pre-Race to the rear 24 5.18%
Pitting after taking the wave around 9 1.94%
Safety Violation 9 1.94%
Commitment Line Violation 8 1.73%
Driving through more than 3 pit boxes 4 0.86%
Pulling up to pit 2 0.43%
Removing equipment from assigned pit area 2 0.43%
Jumping the start 1 0.22%
Non-compliant fueling 1 0.22%
Running the stop and go sign/light 1 0.22%
Car/Turck pitting out of the assigned pit box 0 0.00%
Disobeying a NASCAR request 0 0.00%
Passing on a start or restart 0 0.00%
Tire Violation-Removing outside tire acceptable/Rolling a tire(s) beyond the center of pit road 0 0.00%
Tossing or throwing the fuel filler/overflow containers/equipment 0 0.00%

 

Top 20 Drivers With Penalties
Pos. Car # Drivers Total
1 23 David Ragan 23
2 31 Ryan Newman 21
3 10 Danica Patrick 20
4 11 Denny Hamlin 18
5 42 Kyle Larson 18
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 17
7 7 Regan Smith 16
8 44 Brian Scott # 16
9 19 Carl Edwards 15
10 16 Greg Biffle 14
11 3 Austin Dillon 13
12 13 Casey Mears 13
13 27 Paul Menard 13
14 95 Michael McDowell 13
15 2 Brad Keselowski 11
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 11
17 30 Josh Wise 11
18 46 Michael Annett 11
19 47 AJ Allmendinger 11
20 98 Cole Whitt 11

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Go Bowling 400

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Go Bowling 400
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
13 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Rear Gear Change
88 24 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 27
7 24 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 27
1 30 Safety Violation G Pit 33 Unapproved Adjustment to the Body
98 56 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
98 56 Commitment Line Violation Y Tail End Garage
27 103 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 108
11 104 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 108
46 163 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 166
11 170 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 173
44 217 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 221
48 236 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 239
55 236 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 239
11 241 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
42 242 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 248
42 242 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 248
23 244 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 248
23 244 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 248
42 253 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area G Pass Thru Garage

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Food City 500

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Food City 500
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
2 54 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 58
48 54 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 58
18 54 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 58
23 54 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 58
23 54 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 58
23 72 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 77
23 72 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 77
7 72 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 77
98 75 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 77
22 108 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 116
23 118 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 121
23 118 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 121
23 118 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 121
6 149 Commitment Line Violation Y Tail End 154
23 150 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 154
18 189 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 193
3 221 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 226
16 221 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 226
78 263 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 273
42 264 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 273
27 265 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 273
30 331 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 336
30 331 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 336
31 332 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 336
11 332 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 336
44 332 Non-compliant fueling Y Tail End 336
31 341 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 344
95 341 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 344
48 341 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 344
44 351 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 355
42 413 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 416
10 413 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 416
10 413 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 416
30 440 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 448
95 445 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 448
42 445 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 448
14 460 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 466
14 460 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 466
7 491 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
41 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Backup Car
41 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Missed Driver Introductions
47 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Rear Gear Change
11 26 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 31
34 27 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 31
5 28 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 31
16 28 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 31
41 28 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 31
32 42 Speeding-Exiting pits G Pass Thru 44
2 49 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 53
41 49 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 53
32 82 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 85
11 83 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 85
27 84 Speeding-Exiting pits G Pass Thru 87
83 84 Removing equipment from assigned pit area G Stop and Go 88
6 108 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 114
98 109 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 114
30 111 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 114
30 111 Running the stop and go sign/light Y 1 Lap 114
15 112 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 114
16 123 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 130
16 123 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 130
19 124 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 130
16 125 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 130
20 149 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 152
78 154 Speed-Entering Pits G/Y Pass Thru / Tail End 160
18 199 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 203
20 200 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 203

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Good Sam 500(k)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Good Sam 500(k)
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
5 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Engine Change
46 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Backup Car
48 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End  Pace Lap Backup Car
31 52 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
11 53 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 59
44 109 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 112
17 163 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
2 226 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 234
2 226 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 234
13 229 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 234
2 232 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 234
5 307 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 311
5 307 Commitment Line Violation Y Tail End 311

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Kobalt 400

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Kobalt 400
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
1 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Back Up Car
19 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Back Up Car
41 32 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 35
15 32 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 35
47 83 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 84
34 83 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 85
3 149 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 152
17 150 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 153
16 150 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 153
42 151 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 153
2 180 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 185
42 201 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 203
7 214 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 223
7 214 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 223
42 215 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 223
42 215 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 223
44 215 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 223
20 225 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
19 225 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 232
19 225 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 232
98 226 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 Notes and Entry List

SprintTRACK NEWS

Speed Stick joins Premium Motorsports to sponsor Whitt:
Up-and-coming NASCAR driver Cole Whitt will pilot the Premium Motorsports No. 98 in the 2016 season with ongoing support from Speed Stick. Whitt and the #98 Speed Stick brand team will make their first appearance on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 4-6. The 24-year-old Whitt will enter his third full-time Sprint Cup Series season after progressively climbing the NASCAR racing ranks of the Nationwide, Camping World Truck and K&N series. The Alpine, California native made his transition to stock cars after an early career in open-wheel racing, which included a 2008 U.S. Auto Club National Midget championship. Speed Stick is also on board to support Whitt this NASCAR season. “Cole Whitt continues to embody the traits that we champion at Speed Stick,” said Bill Van de Graaf, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Personal Care, Colgate-Palmolive. “In the last two years, he has impressed fans, teammates and adversaries by continuously stepping up in high-pressure situations. Achieving dreams takes courage when it counts and the Speed Stick brand is excited to be at Cole’s side as he reaches for new heights.” Known for its line of high-performing antiperspirants and deodorants, Speed Stick previously sponsored Cole during his rookie and sophomore years and connected with fans by documenting the driver’s first race at the Daytona 500 through a unique, online video series. In addition to this month’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway race, Speed Stick brand sponsored races this year will include high-profile events such as the 400-mile event at Kentucky Speedway in July, the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway also in July, and the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in November.

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles
    Front straight: 2,275 feet
    Back straight: 1,572 feet
    Banking after reconfig 2007: Corners:20°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 9°
    Banking before config 2006: Corners:12°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 3°
    Grandstand Seating: 142,000
    Pace Car Speeds: 55 mph
    Pit Road: 45 mph
    Opened: 1996 (First Cup race held in 1998)
  • 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: Country singer Craig Morgan
    Flyover: USAF Thunderbirds
  • 2015 Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 143.677, started 18th
  • Track Race Record: Brad Keselowski, March 2014, 154.633mph
  • Slowest Race Record: Kyle Busch, 2009, 119.513mph
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Matt Kenseth 2004, started 25th
  • Oldest Winner: Sterling Marlin, 44 years, 8 months, 1 days, 3/3/2002
  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 23 years, 9 months, 29 days, 3/1/2009
  • 2015 Pole Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 194.679, finished 18th
  • Current Track Config Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, 3/6/2015, 194.678 (final round)>/P>
  • Old Track Config Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/5/2004, 174.904mph
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett, 44 years, 3 months, 6 days, 3/04/2001
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 22 years, 10 months, 0 days, 3/02/2000
  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Las Vegas:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson, 111.9
    #18-Kyle Busch, 103.4
    #4-Kevin Harvick, 98.8
    #20-Matt Kenseth, 96.7
    #16-Greg Biffle, 97.9
    #19-Carl Edwards, 96.1
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 05.7
    #22-Joey Logano, 94.4
    #42-Kyle Larson, 89.7
    #5-Kasey Kahne, 89.4

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 1:30pm/et on FoxSports1
  • Pre-Race Coverage: at 3:00pm/et on FOX
  • Television Race Coverage: FOX, 3:30pm/et
  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
  • Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum
  • In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds
  • Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers
  • Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

EVENT SCHEDULE
Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, March 3
5:00 AM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 – 11:00 AM NSCS TESTING (SESSION #1)
12:00 – 3:00 PM NSCS TESTING (SESSION #2)

Friday, March 4
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 – 11:55 AM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
4:45 PM (7:45 PM) NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)

Saturday, March 5
6:30 AM – 3:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
8:30 – 9:25 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)

Sunday, March 6
6:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
10:30 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:00 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:30 PM (3:30 PM) NSCS RACE (Fox)
NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

TIRE NOTES

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits For Sprint Cup:
6 sets for Thursday open test day;
5 sets for practice and qualifying;
9 sets for the race

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4688; Right-side — D-4690

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side — 88.46 in. (2,247 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
Right Front — 58 psi; Right Rear — 54 psi

Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run different tire set-ups at Las Vegas this weekend . . . this is the first time Sprint Cup teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . this right-side tire incorporates Goodyear Racing’s multi-zone tread technology, which features two distinct tread compounds — one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . compared to what was run at Las Vegas last season, this right-side code (D-4690) features the same compound on the inboard, with a different compound for more grip on the outboard . . . this left-side tire code (D-4680) also features a compound change to give more grip . . . Goodyear held a tire test at Las Vegas on January 12-13 . . . drivers participating in that test were Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Kobalt 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 3/6/2016
Track Size (Miles) 1.5, Race Length (Miles) 400.5, Laps 267
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor 2015 Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald’s / Cessna 13
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 7
3 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow – Energy & Water / Intellifresh 21
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John’s 2
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance 18
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare 29
7 7 Regan Smith Chevy Road Rippers Street Beatz 36
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy Nature’s Bakery 24
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 9
10 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 23
11 14 Brian Vickers Chevy Mobil 1 27
12 15 Clint Bowyer Chevy 5 Hour Energy 30
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford Cheez-It 20
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 25
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 75th Anniversary 1
16 19 Carl Edwards Toyota ARRIS 16
17 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dewalt 14
18 21 Ryan Blaney # Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 41
19 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 6
20 23 David Ragan Toyota Dr Pepper 40
21 24 Chase Elliott # Chevy NAPA Auto Parts 3
22 27 Paul Menard Chevy Dutch Boy / Menards 15
23 30 Josh Wise Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 49
24 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 9
25 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Ford Can-Am 42
26 34 Chris Bueshcher # Ford Love’s Travel Stops 31
27 38 Landon Cassill Ford MDS Transport 32
28 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Monster Energy / Haas Automation 16
29 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 19
30 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 17
31 44 Brian Scott # Ford Albertson’s Co. / White Tail 26
32 46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J 45
33 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Smith’s / Kingsford 22
34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Kobalt Tools 10
35 78 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Furniture Row 4
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto Toyota Cosmo Motors 37
37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 12
38 95 Michael McDowell Chevy WRL General Contractors 35
39 98 Cole Whitt Chevy Speed Stick 39

# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate