KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas SpeedwayAt Kansas Speedway:

History
· Groundbreaking for the speedway was held on May 25, 1999.
· The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA Racing Series race and a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on the same day – June 2.
· The first NASCAR Cup Series race was on Sept. 30, 2001 – won by Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet).
· During the 2012 season, between the April and October events, the 1.5-mile track underwent a repave, adding variable banking in the corners.
· There have been 24 NASCAR Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one event from 2001 - 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
Starts
· 132 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas; 104 in more than one.
· Four drivers have started all 24 NASCAR Cup Series races and lead the series in starts at Kansas Speedway – Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.


· Jason Leffler (three starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with a 3.500.
· Daniel Suarez (two starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas with a 10.000; followed by Joey Logano (10.176) and Martin Truex Jr. (10.632).
· Four drivers all-time have made their first NASCAR Cup Series career start at Kansas Speedway: Erik Jones (5/09/2015), Ryan Blaney (5/10/2014), Austin Dillon (10/09/2011) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005).

Poles
· 15 drivers have won Busch Pole Awards at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, led by Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne with three each.
· Jason Leffler won the inaugural Busch Pole Award at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph (Dodge) driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
· Jason Leffler (2001) and Ryan Blaney (2017) are the only drivers to post their first-career Monster Energy Series pole at Kansas.
· Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are the only two drivers to win consecutive Busch poles at Kansas Speedway (Johnson, two straight: 2007-2008 and Harvick, three straight: Fall of 2013-2014 sweep).
· Youngest Kansas pole winner: Ryan Blaney (05/13/2017 – 23 years, 2 months, 43 days).
· Oldest Kansas pole winner: Mark Martin (10/04/2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 25 days).
· Four manufacturers have won Busch Pole Awards at Kansas Speedway in the Monster Energy Series; led by Chevrolet with 10; followed by Ford (six), Toyota and Dodge (four each).
· The fastest Busch Pole Award speed in the Monster Energy Series at Kansas is 197.621 mph, set by Kevin Harvick on October 5, 2014 in a Chevrolet.
Wins
· 14 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with three victories each – Gordon (2001, 2002, 2014) and Johnson (2008, 2011, 2015).
· Nine of the 14 Kansas winners are currently active – Jimmie Johnson (three), Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. (each have two) and Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin (each have one).
· Five of the 24 (20.8%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the Busch Pole Award: Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Matt Kenseth (spring 2013), Kevin Harvick (Playoffs 2013) and Martin Truex Jr. (Playoffs 2017).
· The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway is 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
· Youngest Kansas winner: Joey Logano (10/05/2014 – 24 years, 4 months, 11 days).
· Oldest Kansas winner: Mark Martin (10/09/2005 – 46 years, 9 months, 0 days).
· Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth are the only two NASCAR Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway: Gordon (2001 and 2002 – the first two series events at Kansas) and Kenseth (fall 2012, spring 2013).
· Jeff Gordon is the only driver to win at Kansas in his first appearance.
· No NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won their first career race at Kansas Speedway.
· Martin Truex Jr. competed at Kansas Speedway 17 times before winning in 2017; the longest span of any the nine active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners at Kansas.
· Martin Truex Jr. (17), Kyle Busch (16), Kevin Harvick (15) and Matt Kenseth (13) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Kansas Speedway.
· Kurt Busch leads the series with the most NASCAR Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 24.
· Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with six: Jeff Gordon (three: 2001, 2002 and 2014) and Jimmie Johnson (three: 2008, 2011 and 2015).
· Four manufacturers have won at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series; led by Chevrolet with 11 victories, Fordwith six, Toyota has five and Dodge has two.

Additional Finishing Positions
· A total of 17 series drivers have finished runner-up at Kansas Speedway, led by Kevin Harvick with three; followed by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr and Ryan Newman with two second-place finishes each.
· A total of 33 series drivers have finished in the top-five at Kanas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon with 11; followed by Jimmie Johnson with nine, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle each have seven.
· A total of 51 series drivers have finished in the top-10 at Kansas Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with 17; followed by Jeff Gordon (14), Kevin Harvick (13), Carl Edwards (13) and Matt Kenseth (13).
· NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace (five starts) leads the series in average finish at Kansas Speedway with an 8.200.
· Jimmie Johnson (23 starts) leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway with an average finishing position of 9.652.

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