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The 2017 Go Bowling 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 13, 2017, 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 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Go Bowling 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date May 13, 2017 (2017-05-13)
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)
Average speed 117.640 miles per hour (189.323 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Wood Brothers Racing
Time 28.481
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 104
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
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

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 Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.179 seconds and a speed of 185.065 mph (297.833 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.179 185.065
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.200 184.932
3 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.253 184.596
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.729 seconds and a speed of 187.963 mph (302.497 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.729 187.963
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.749 187.833
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.830 187.305
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Ryan Blaney scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.481 and a speed of 189.600 mph (305.132 km/h).[12] He said afterwards that 2017 "has been a big step up in qualifying. Your car and track changes and you have to be on top of that. Everyone has done a great job of staying on top of that. We have been really close a couple times this year but it feels good to get it done. I know it is only qualifying but it feels really cool to get this first pole. It says a lot about this entire team.”[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.602 28.499 28.481
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.664 28.493 28.490
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.703 28.526 28.541
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.584 28.610 28.594
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.373 28.331 28.648
6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.642 28.620 28.648
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.984 28.688 28.680
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.387 28.361 28.685
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.555 28.515 28.731
10 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.778 28.605 28.801
11 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.862 28.689 28.840
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.717 28.625 28.895
13 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.536 28.712
14 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.887 28.726
15 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.013 28.728
16 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.990 28.744
17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.767 28.750
18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.795 28.766
19 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.883 28.775
20 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.077 28.895
21 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.938 28.898
22 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.061 29.013
23 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.991 29.103
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.833 29.252
25 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.339
26 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.783
27 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.313
28 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 30.875
29 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
30 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 0.000
31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
32 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 0.000
33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 0.000
35 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 0.000
36 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 0.000
37 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
38 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 0.000
39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
40 66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

Ryan Blaney led the field to the green flag at 7:53 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. shot past his outside exiting Turn 2 to take the lead on lap 11. The first caution of the race flew on lap 29 when Landon Cassill's right-front tire went flat and he slammed the wall in Turn 1.

The race restarted on lap 35. Cassill brought out the second caution on lap 50 when he slammed the wall a second time. Kevin Harvick opted not to pit and assumed the lead. During the caution period, Chase Elliott was exiting his pit box just as Michael McDowell was entering his when McDowell came across the nose of Elliott, causing damage to Elliott's car.

The race restarted on lap 55. The third caution flew on lap 58 when Ty Dillon spun out in Turn 2.

The race restarted on lap 62. Harvick spun his tires on the restart, Kyle Busch took over the race lead and drove on to win the first stage. The fourth caution flew on lap 80 for the conclusion of the stage. Truex exited pit road with the race lead. Jimmie Johnson restarted from the tail-end of the field for driving through too many pit boxes.

Second stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 88. Erik Jones brought out the fifth caution on lap 97 when he spun out in Turn 2.

The race restarted on lap 100 and Busch took back the lead exiting Turn 2. Debris in Turn 2, from Johnson's car, brought out the sixth caution on lap 102.

The race restarted on lap 105. Brad Keselowski, who was running fifth, made an unscheduled stop for a loose wheel on lap 120. He was then hit with a pass through penalty for driving through too many pit boxes. He rejoined the race 35th two laps down. The seventh caution flew on lap 136 when Corey LaJoie suffered cuts on both right-side tires and slammed the wall in Turn 3.

The race restarted on lap 142. The eighth caution flew on lap 146 when Gray Gaulding slammed the wall in Turn 4, and his right-rear tire shredded in Turn 2.

The race restarted on lap 152. Blaney won the second stage and the ninth caution flew for the conclusion of the stage.

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 167. Truex took the lead going into Turn 3 with 87 laps to go. The 10th caution flew with 74 to go for a two-car wreck in Turn 1 involving A. J. Allmendinger and Paul Menard.

The race restarted with 69 to go. The following lap, Joey Logano went to the outside of Danica Patrick for position going into Turn 1 when he suffered a right-front tire blowout, veered down and hooked Patrick, sending her head-on into the outside wall.[14] Logano's car got loose and slid backwards into the wall not far ahead of her.[15] Aric Almirola, who was seven car length's back of the wreck when it started, got loose in the top lane, couldn't slow it down in time, clipped the left-rear corner of Patrick's car and slammed into the drivers-side of Logano's car, lifting his car in the air for a few seconds.[16] Logano and Patrick exited their wrecked cars under their own power, but Almirola, who put his window net down (to signal the safety crews that he was "alert"), required the safety team to extract him, and air lift to a local hospital, due to an injury that he sustained.[17] This violent three-car wreck brought out the 11th caution with 68 to go, and cleanup necessitated a red flag for roughly 30 minutes.

Logano said after he was released from the infield care center that all three drivers involved "took a hard hit. Something broke on (my) car - I don't know what it was. I noticed it going in (to the turn) and tried to back off but you're going 215 (mph). I took a hard left. I just hope everyone is OK. I hooked Danica. I haven't seen the replay (until now). don't know what happened. The right-front popped and I took a hard left. I hope Aric is alright. That's the last thing you want to see is a big hit like that for anyone. It came out of nowhere. Everything was fine and I just took a hard one. I'm praying for Aric right now. I hate to be the part that started it but there was nothing I could have done. Something broke and we tore up a lot of cars."[18]

The race restarted with 63 to go. The 12th caution flew with 52 to go when Jones got loose in the speedy dry in the top lane of Turns 1 and 2, laid down for the previous three-car wreck with 68 to go, and spun out in Turn 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. opted not to pit and assumed the lead.

The race restarted with 47 to go and Blaney edged out Busch at the line to retake the lead. Truex passed him exiting Turn 2 with 24 to go to retake the lead. The 13th caution flew with 22 to go when LaJoie slammed the wall in Turn 1. Jones opted not to pit and assumed the lead.

The race restarted with 19 to go. Truex went to Blaney's outside and powered around him and teammate Jones in Turn 1 to take the lead with 18 to go. The 14th caution flew with nine to go when Jones got turned by Dillon exiting Turn 4 and spun through the infield grass.

The race restarted with five to go and Johnson and Kurt Busch made contact, sending Johnson spinning through Turn 1 and put the race under caution for the 15th time.

The race restarted with two laps to go. Truex drove on to score the victory.[19]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 9
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 2
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 57
2 17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 41
3 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 38
4 1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 51
5 5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 48
6 9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 47
7 15 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 30
8 12 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 36
9 30 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 28
10 16 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 27
11 4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 26
12 14 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 28
13 35 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 267 24
14 22 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 267 23
15 31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 28
16 11 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 21
17 34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 20
18 20 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 267 19
19 6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 19
20 33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 17
21 36 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 16
22 32 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 17
23 7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 22
24 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 18
25 37 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 267 12
26 26 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 266 11
27 38 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 265 10
28 39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 259 0
29 10 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 258 8
30 21 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 257 7
31 40 66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 256 0
32 23 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 243 5
33 27 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 243 4
34 25 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 231 3
35 18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202 2
36 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 199 1
37 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 199 2
38 13 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 199 1
39 28 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 179 1
40 19 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 154 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 9 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 15 for 61
  • Red flags: 1 for 27 minutes and 41 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 24 minutes and 16 seconds
  • Average speed: 117.640 miles per hour (189.323 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

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

FS1
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 was also 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 is racing through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform outside turn 4. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelley, Kim Coon, 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
Kim Coon
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 15, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 15, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Spencer, Lee (May 12, 2017). "Truex leads first NASCAR Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (May 12, 2017). "Kyle Busch tops final practice as Larson is forced into a backup car". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Skretta, Dave (May 12, 2017). "Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection". Associated Press. Kansas City, Kansas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  13. ^ Albert, Zack (May 12, 2017). "Ryan Blaney earns first career Coors Light Pole in Kansas". NASCAR.com. Kansas City, Kansas: NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Skretta, Dave (May 14, 2017). "Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas". Associated Press. Kansas City, Kansas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  15. ^ Albert, Zack (May 13, 2017). "Logano, Patrick, Almirola in major wreck at Kansas Speedway". NASCAR.com. Kansas City, Kansas: NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  16. ^ Engle, Todd (May 14, 2017). "Aric Almirola airlifted to hospital after three-car wreck at Kansas Speedway". The Kansas City Star. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  17. ^ Covitz, Randy (May 13, 2017). "NASCAR driver Aric Almirola airlifted to hospital after fiery crash at Kansas". USA Today. Kansas City, Kansas: Gannett Company. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
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  19. ^ Skretta, Dave (May 14, 2017). "Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart". Associated Press. Kansas City, Kansas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved May 14, 2017.


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