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The 2016 Go Bowling 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on May 7, 2016, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) asphalt speedway, it was the 11th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, The race had 16 lead changes among different drivers and six cautions for 30 laps.

2016 Go Bowling 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 GoBowling.com 400 logo.jpeg
Date May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07)
Location Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Cloudy with the chance of Isolated Showers
Average speed 141.909 miles per hour (228.380 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Furniture Row Racing
Time 28.284
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 172
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Sports 1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 1.8 (Overnight)[10]
3.1 million viewers[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Kansas Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval race track in Kansas City, Kansas. It was built in 2001 and hosts two annual NASCAR race weekends. The Verizon IndyCar Series also raced at here until 2011. The speedway is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation.

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Go Bowling 400 was released on Monday, May 2 at 9:56 a.m. Eastern time. Forty cars are entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.049 and a speed of 185.893 mph (299.166 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 29.049 185.093
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.114 185.479
3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.186 185.020
First Practice Results

Final practiceEdit

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.770 and a speed of 187.696 mph (302.067 km/h).[13] Jimmie Johnson suffered an engine issue similar to what happened to Kasey Kahne at Phoenix in March.[14] The gremlins were remedied and he returned to the track.[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.770 187.696
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.782 187.617
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.822 187.357
Final Practice Results

QualifyingEdit

Martin Truex Jr. scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.284 and a speed of 190.921 mph (307.258 km/h).[15] Truex said afterwards that his team "had speed here this weekend for sure and feel pretty good about this car in race trim as too. We feel like we made some mistakes throughout qualifying and it took us a while to figure out this three round deal. Things have really been going well for us and clicking well. I love this race track. We’ve really been able to perform well here.”[16]

Matt Kenseth, who qualified second, said that the "Toyota's had a lot of speed in them" and that he "couldn’t get that last lap I wanted. We got off-balance a little bit at the end. Martin was able to get it. We came up a little short.”[17][18]

Kurt Busch, who qualified fourth, said he felt good about his car "because we made three spring changes going into that qualifying run. Those are things we wanted to try for the race, and we ran out of practice time to do so. It's nice that it turned out positive and the pace in qualifying is fast, yes, but the race will be at nightfall whereas we practiced in the daytime. This speed should be right in the middle of what we just ran and what changes we made. I think we're cooking up the right batch (for the race)."[19]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.451 28.433 28.284
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.416 28.315 28.337
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.646 28.399 28.361
4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.518 28.423 28.401
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.692 28.547 28.435
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.581 28.514 28.440
7 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.734 28.485 28.470
8 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.653 28.549 28.488
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.626 28.506 28.532
10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.675 28.548 28.628
11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.766 28.558 28.706
12 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.569 28.510 28.730
13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.764 28.571
14 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.603 28.574
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.596 28.614
16 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.795 28.634
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.551 28.637
18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.741 28.641
19 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.616 28.664
20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.709 28.715
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.782 28.739
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.757 28.875
23 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.701 28.906
24 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.779 28.954
25 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.811
26 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.853
27 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.854
28 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.866
29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.925
30 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.927
31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.933
32 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.972
33 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.987
34 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 29.112
35 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.199
36 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.419
37 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.502
38 32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.678
39 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 30.263
40 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.426

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

StartEdit

Under clear Kansas skies, Martin Truex Jr. led the field to the green flag at 7:48 p.m. After 15 laps, he pulled to a three-second lead over Matt Kenseth. Debris in turn 4 brought out the first caution of the race on lap 24. Kyle Busch exited pit road with the race lead. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Regan Smith were tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 28. Jamie McMurray was black-flagged on lap 30 after NASCAR deemed his crew made "unapproved adjustments" to the body of the car during his pit stop.[20] Matt McCall, McMurray's crew chief, said he thought NASCAR "called us back in for body modification or something. The Jackman hit the door when he went for the tire, so I don’t know. It’s interesting to me how they enforce stuff.”[20] By lap 40, Busch held a one-second lead over Kurt Busch. The second caution of the race flew on lap 56 for Matt DiBenedetto brushing the wall exiting turn 4. Truex exited pit road with the race lead.

Second quarterEdit

The race restarted on lap 61. Carl Edwards attempted to pit because of a flat tire on lap 82, but was carrying too much speed, overshot the entrance and had to limp back around.[21] The third caution of the race flew on lap 103 for a single-car wreck in turn 2. Rounding the turn, Paul Menard got loose and rear-ended the wall. He would go on to finish 40th.[22] Denny Hamlin was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 109. A number of cars began hitting pit road on lap 155. Truex pitted on lap 158 and handed the lead to Joey Logano. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Clint Bowyer. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Danica Patrick. Truex, on fresher tires, ran down and passed Patrick in turn 3 to retake the lead on lap 163.

Second halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

Debris on the backstretch brought out the fourth caution of the race with 99 laps to go. Hamlin was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted with 94 laps to go. A number of drivers began pitting with 57 laps to go. Truex hit pit road with 54 laps to go and handed the lead to Matt Kenseth. Truex came back down pit road because of a loose right-front wheel.[23] The wheel was on crooked because of a jammed bracket behind the wheel.[24] After the race, Truex said he "couldn’t believe it. I went around Turns 1 and 2 and I was like ‘Wheel loose.’ I kept telling myself that maybe it’s not me, maybe it’s just shaking because it has tape on it or something stupid. It was loose and I knew it right away. Frustrating, but that’s how it goes.”[25] Kenseth pitted with 53 laps to go and handed the lead to Logano. He pitted with 52 laps to go and handed the lead to Brad Keselowski. He pitted with 50 laps to go and handed the lead to Tony Stewart. Kyle Busch passed entering turn 3 to retake the lead with 36 laps to go.

Fourth quarterEdit

The fifth caution of the race flew with 34 laps to go after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rode the wall through turns 3 and 4. Jimmie Johnson was tagged for speeding on pit road and restart the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted with 28 laps to go. The sixth caution of the race flew with 27 to go for a multi-car wreck in turn 3. Threading the needle between Keselowski and Kyle Larson, Hamlin got loose and spun out.[26] Logano, with nowhere to go, t-boned the No. 11 car.[27] Hamlin said afterwards that he "and the No. 2 got loose at the same time, I don’t think there was any contact, but the No. 42 was real close to me on the outside. I was driving in really deep there to try and clear him. Didn’t get him cleared and I knew if I didn’t get him clear then I would’ve put myself in a bad spot. I was just going for it. We’ve got a win and it’s win or nothing with this type of format, so why not go in there and take a chance? Unfortunately, it didn’t work.”[28] Logano said it looked from his point that "the 2 got loose and then the 11 got loose. I was hoping the 11 would come down the hill and when you’re in the smoke you can’t see anything. I hit the wall, so I knew where that was and I just kept riding and riding and hoping the 11 would come down the hill because I couldn’t see and he stayed up there and I got him right in the door. It’s unfortunate…It’s just racing. Things happen sometimes.”[29]

The race restarted with 19 laps to go. Busch held off a late charge by Harvick to score the victory.[30]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Busch said afterwards that winning at Kansas was "pretty big – man, there’s been a lot of rough days here at Kansas, that’s for sure. A lot of good ones too, but I just can’t say enough about this team and everyone on this M&M’s Camry. This thing was awesome tonight. At the beginning and middle part of the race we weren’t great, but Adam Stevens (crew chief) and the guys, they just kept working on it.”[31]

Following his second-place finish, Harvick said his car towards the end "got tight, I hit a big piece of debris down there about six or seven laps into the run. From that point on I just got really tight…We overhauled this thing this morning to try to get it close. They did a great job.”[32]

After finishing third, Kurt Busch said his team "battled hard. I was trying to find all the different lines on the track to find speed. We did a lot of things good and to win you’ve got to be great. We are right there, we are knocking on the door, but thanks to Haas Automation, Monster Energy, Chevrolet, everybody at Stewart-Haas it’s a great second and third place finish. We always want to win and we have been doing really good with this Tony Gibson (crew chief) led team.”[33]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 44
2 26 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 39
3 4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 38
4 2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 38
5 7 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 36
6 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 35
7 8 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 34
8 29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 267 33
9 13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 32
10 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 32
11 12 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 30
12 16 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 30
13 9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 28
14 1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 29
15 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 26
16 27 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 25
17 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 24
18 19 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 265 23
19 33 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 265 22
20 23 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 265 22
21 31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 265 20
22 28 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 265 19
23 32 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 265 19
24 25 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 265 17
25 10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 264 16
26 21 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 264 15
27 20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 264 14
28 30 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 264 13
29 34 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 264 13
30 24 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 264 12
31 35 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 264 10
32 39 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 260 9
33 40 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 257 8
34 38 32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 257 0
35 18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 252 6
36 36 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 245 5
37 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 240 4
38 14 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 240 4
39 37 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 212 2
40 11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 129 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 16 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 30
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 49 minutes and 20 seconds
  • Average speed: 141.909 miles per hour (228.380 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their sixth race at the Kansas Speedway. Mike Joy, three-time Kansas winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.

Fox Sports 1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race which will also be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field raced through the tri-oval. Dave Moody covered the race from the Sunoco spotters stand outside turn 2 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform inside the backstretch when the field raced down the backstretch. Kyle Rickey covered the race from the Sunoco spotters stand outside turn 4 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelley and Steve Post worked pit road for the radio side.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Mike Bagley
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

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