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Chase Fast Facts: Kansas Speedway

Chase Fast Facts: Kansas Speedway

Kansas Chase Race Winners

Winners Chase Race Wins
Jimmie Johnson 2
Joey Logano 2
Greg Biffle 2
Tony Stewart 2
Kevin Harvick 1
Matt Kenseth 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Mark Martin 1

 

This is the second year in a row the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has been held at Kansas Speedway (2015 – 2016). Kansas has occupied five different positions on the Chase schedule in the past 12 seasons: from 2004 – 2005 it was the fourth race of the Chase; from 2006 – 2010 it was the third race of the Chase; in 2011 it was moved back to the fourth race in the Chase; in 2012 it was moved to the sixth race in the Chase; from 2013 – 2014 it was again moved back to the fourth race in the Chase.

  • Eight tracks have hosted Chase races all 12 previous years – New Hampshire, Dover, Charlotte, Kansas, Talladega, Martinsville, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
  • Eight different drivers have won the Kansas Chase races, but only two active Chase drivers have multiple wins Joey Logano (2014 and 2015) and Jimmie Johnson (2008 and 2011).  
  • Only once has the winner of the Kansas Speedway Chase race gone on to win the title:
    • In 2008, Jimmie Johnson won from the pole at Kansas, and went on to win his third consecutive NSCS title.
  • The worst finish in a Chase race at Kansas by a driver that went on to win the title was 15th by Tony Stewart (2011).
  • Last season’s champion, Kyle Busch, finished fifth in the Chase race at Kansas after starting third.

 

 

Kansas Chase Race Lap Leaders

Lap Leaders Laps Led
Jimmie Johnson 321
Joey Logano 164
Mark Martin 139
Kevin Harvick 138
Greg Biffle 97
Matt Kenseth 78
Tony Stewart 42
Joe Nemechek 41

 

Chase Fast Facts: Kansas Speedway

  • Three non-Chase drivers have won the Chase race at Kansas Speedway – Joe Nemechek (2004) he was ranked 21st in the points at the time of the win; Tony Stewart (2006) he was 11th in points at the time of the win; Greg Biffle (2007) he was 14th in the points at the time of the win.
  • Eight drivers have won the pole for the Chase races at Kansas – Kasey Kahne (three), Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (two each), Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Joe Nemechek, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth (each have one).



The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2016 Round of 12 at Kansas Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating  
 
1 Jimmie Johnson 20 3 3 8 16 1 9.2 110.4  
2 Matt Kenseth 21 2 2 7 12 2 13.3 107.4  
3 Kyle Busch 17 0 1 3 5 4 19.2 83.8  
4 Brad Keselowski 13 1 1 2 7 0 12.1 91.6  
5 Kurt Busch 21 1 0 2 7 2 17.1 88.5  
6 Carl Edwards 18 0 0 6 12 1 10.6 95.4  
7 Martin Truex Jr 16 1 0 4 5 1 17.1 95.5  
8 Denny Hamlin 16 0 1 4 5 2 16.8 86.6  
9 Austin Dillon 6 0 0 0 2 1 20.3 71.0  
10 Chase Elliott 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.0 79.3  
11 Joey Logano 14 1 2 5 5 2 18.7 85.6  
12 Kevin Harvick 21 3 1 5 10 1 10.8 103.4  

* – Based on last 17 races at Kansas Speedway (2005 – 2016).

 

10/13/2016 - Posted by | ARCHIVES |

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