Digital Ally 400
The Digital Ally 400 is a 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.
|Location||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Corporate sponsor||Digital Ally|
|Distance||400.5 miles (644.542 km)|
|Laps||267 (Stage 1: 80|
Stage 2: 80
Stage 3: 107)
|Previous names||STP 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)|
|Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
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). Brad Keselowski won the inaugural running of the race ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after saving fuel. 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. During the 2012 STP 400, A. J. Allmendinger won the pole position with a time of 30.683 seconds, but Denny Hamlin won the race after passing Martin Truex Jr.. 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. In 2020, the race will move to the weekend after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and will return to Sunday afternoon.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|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|
- 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|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|4||Toyota||2012, 2013, 2016, 2017|
|2011||Fox||Mike Joy||Darrell Waltrip|
|2015||Fox News Channel|
|2016||Fox Business Network
- "THE RACE: STP 400". Jayski NASCAR Silly Season Site. June 5, 2012. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- 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.
- "Kansas Speedway Announces 2012 NASCAR Race Dates". Kansas Speedway. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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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