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The Digital Ally 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas received a second date beginning in 2011 as part of NASCAR's latest round of schedule realignment; with the other one being the Hollywood Casino 400, the thirty-second race of the season. Brad Keselowski who won the inaugural Spring race at Kansas, is the defending winner.

Digital Ally 400
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VenueKansas Speedway
LocationKansas City, Kansas, United States
Corporate sponsorDigital Ally[1]
First race2011
Distance400.5 miles (644.542 km)
Laps267 (Stage 1: 80
Stage 2: 80
Stage 3: 107)
Previous namesSTP 400 (2011–2013)
5-Hour Energy 400 (2014)
SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (2015)
Go Bowling 400 (2016–2017)
KC Masterpice 400 (2018)
Most wins (driver)Brad Keselowski (2)
Most wins (team)Joe Gibbs Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer)Toyota (4)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

HistoryEdit

The inaugural STP 400 was held on June 5, 2011. Like the fall race at Kansas, the distance of the race was 400.5 miles (644.542 km).[2] Brad Keselowski won the inaugural running of the race ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after saving fuel.[3] Unlike 2011, the 2012 race was moved to April 22, 2012 to allow more time for the Kansas Speedway to complete the track's reconfiguration.[4] During the 2012 STP 400, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position with a time of 30.683 seconds,[5] but Denny Hamlin won the race after passing Martin Truex Jr..[6] For 2013, the race remained as the eighth race of the season in April, and was held on April 21, 2013.

In 2014, the race swapped dates with the Bojangles' Southern 500, and was held in May under the lights for the first time.[7] In 2020, the race will move to the weekend after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and will return to Sunday afternoon.

Past winnersEdit

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2011 June 5 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:55:10 137.184 Report
2012 April 22 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:46:44 144.122 Report
2013 April 21 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:59:51 133.611 Report
2014 May 10 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 400.5 (644.542) 3:07:31 128.149 Report
2015 May 9–10* 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 400.5 (644.542) 3:11:50 125.265 Report
2016 May 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:49:20 141.909 Report
2017 May 13 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 400.5 (644.542) 3:24:16 117.64 Report
2018 May 12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:53:38 128.395 Report
2019 May 11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 271* 406.5 (654.198) 3:06:09 131.023 Report

NotesEdit

  • 2015: Race started on Saturday and finished shortly after midnight on Sunday due to rain delays.
  • 2019: Race was extended due to a NASCAR overtime finish

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Brad Keselowski 2011, 2019

Multiple winners (teams)Edit

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 2012, 2013, 2016
2 Hendrick Motorsports 2014, 2015
Team Penske 2011, 2019

Manufacturer winsEdit

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
4 Toyota 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
2 Chevrolet 2014, 2015
Ford 2018, 2019
1 Dodge 2011

Television broadcastersEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2011 Fox Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2012
2013
2014
2015 Fox News Channel
FS1
2016 Fox Business Network
FS1
Darrell Waltrip
Jeff Gordon
2017 FS1
2018
2019
  • 2015 and 2016: Due to the lengthy Major League Baseball games on Fox Sports 1, pre-race coverage was televised on alternative Fox networks at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time, then switched to FS1 for race coverage after pre-race ceremonies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.kansasspeedway.com/Articles/2019/04/Digital-Ally.aspx?PromotionCode=KSC:SC:FB:WL:TS:SG:NS:IF_DigitaLAllyFB446
  2. ^ "THE RACE: STP 400". Jayski NASCAR Silly Season Site. June 5, 2012. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Horne, Lisa (June 6, 2011). "Keselowski edges Junior for Kansas win". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kansas Speedway Announces 2012 NASCAR Race Dates". Kansas Speedway. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "Allmendinger wins Kansas pole despite late draw". NASCAR Wire Service. NASCAR. April 21, 2012. Archived from the original on April 24, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Denny Hamlin earns win at Kansas". The Associated Press. ESPN. April 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  7. ^ Cain, Holly (October 11, 2013). "KANSAS, DARLINGTON TO SWAP SCHEDULE SPOTS IN '14". NASCAR. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.


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