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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, going into the Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts on Thursday night, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

2020 Driver Standings – Top 30

Rank

Drivers

Points

Starts

Wins

Stage Wins

Playoff Pts

Top 5s

Top 10s

Poles

1

Kevin Harvick

721

18

4

2

22

11

15

0

2

Ryan Blaney

630

18

1

3

8

7

9

1

3

Brad Keselowski

615

18

2

4

14

6

13

2

4

Joey Logano

607

18

2

4

14

4

8

1

5

Chase Elliott

604

18

1

5

10

7

9

2

6

Denny Hamlin

578

18

4

3

23

9

10

1

7

Martin Truex Jr.

557

18

1

2

7

3

9

1

8

Aric Almirola

534

18

0

2

2

5

10

2

9

Kurt Busch

533

18

0

1

1

4

11

1

10

Kyle Busch

520

18

0

0

0

8

10

2

11

Alex Bowman

508

18

1

4

9

2

5

0

12

Matt DiBenedetto

476

18

0

0

0

2

5

0

13

Clint Bowyer

461

18

0

2

2

2

5

1

14

Austin Dillon

428

18

1

0

5

2

5

0

15

Jimmie Johnson

427

17

0

1

1

2

6

0

16

William Byron

425

18

0

2

2

0

5

1

17

Tyler Reddick #

413

18

0

1

1

2

6

0

18

Erik Jones

403

18

0

0

0

4

7

0

19

Bubba Wallace

351

18

0

0

0

0

3

0

20

Chris Buescher

341

18

0

0

0

1

4

0

21

Christopher Bell #

325

18

0

0

0

1

5

0

22

Cole Custer #

322

18

1

0

5

2

3

0

23

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

321

18

0

1

1

3

3

1

24

Michael McDowell

320

18

0

0

0

0

2

0

25

John Hunter Nemechek #

307

18

0

0

0

0

2

0

26

Ryan Newman

300

15

0

0

0

0

1

0

27

Ty Dillon

255

18

0

0

0

0

1

0

28

Matt Kenseth

253

14

0

0

0

1

2

0

29

Corey LaJoie

243

18

0

0

0

0

1

0

30

Ryan Preece

190

18

0

0

0

0

0

2

Kansas Speedway Data
Season Race #: 19 of 36 (07-23-19)
Track Size: 1.5-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 17 to 20 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 17 to 20 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 10 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 2,685 feet
Backstretch Length: 2,207 feet
Race Length: 267 laps / 400 miles
Stage 1 & 2 Length: 80 laps (each)
Final Stage Length: 107 laps

Top 12 Kansas Driver Ratings
Kevin Harvick………………………. 108.7
Matt Kenseth………………………. 103.1
Jimmie Johnson…………………… 102.3
Martin Truex Jr………………………. 99.6
Chase Elliott…………………………. 96.5
Ryan Blaney…………………………. 94.7
Kyle Busch…………………………… 91.8
Brad Keselowski……………………. 91.4
Denny Hamlin……………………….. 88.4
Kurt Busch……………………………. 88.4
Joey Logano…………………………. 87.6
Erik Jones……………………………. 87.6
Note: Driver Ratings are compiled from 2005-2019 races (24 total) among active drivers at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series Kansas Qualifying Data

Track qualifying record:
Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
197.773 mph, 27.304 secs.
10-03-14

2019 pole winner:
Kevin Harvick, Ford
179.217 mph, 30.131 secs.
May 11, 2019

2018 pole winner:
Kevin Harvick, Ford
188.811 mph, 28.600 secs.
May 11, 2018

NASCAR Cup Series Kansas Race Data

Track race record:
Denny Hamlin, Toyota
144.122 mph, (02:46:44),
April 22, 2012

2019 race winner:
Brad Keselowski, Ford
131.023 mph, (03:06:09),
May 11, 2019

2018 race winner:
Kevin Harvick, Ford
128.395 mph, (02:53:38),
May 12, 2018

KANSAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

(Driver stats in the below section are from 2005-Present)

Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Team Penske Ford)

  • Three top fives, five top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.700, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 10.086, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.7, sixth-best
  • 138 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • 2,010 Laps in the Top 15 (74.8%), 12th-most
  • 305 Quality Passes, 16th-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • One win, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.435, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.358, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.8, seventh-best
  • 260 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
  • 4,184 Laps in the Top 15 (68.5%), fourth-most
  • 855 Quality Passes, third-most

Kurt Busch (No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet)

  • Four top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.333, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.315, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.4, 10th-best
  • 153 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • 4,044 Laps in the Top 15 (63.5%), seventh-most
  • 798 Quality Passes, sixth-most

Chase Elliott (No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • One win, four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.500, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.621, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.5, fifth-best
  • 91 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
  • 1,500 Laps in the Top 15 (69.8%), 14th-most
  • 343 Quality Passes, 14th-most

 Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Two wins, seven top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.087, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.435, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.4, ninth-best
  • 118 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • 4,092 Laps in the Top 15 (67.0%), sixth-most
  • 818 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford)

  • Three wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 8.583, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 9.022, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 108.7, series-best
  • 575 Fastest Laps Run, second-best
  • 5,084 Laps in the Top 15 (79.8%), series-most
  • 886 Quality Passes, second-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, nine top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 9.583, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 10.988, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 102.3, third-best
  • 578 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • 4,879 Laps in the Top 15 (76.6%), second-most
  • 1,084 Quality Passes, series-most

Erik Jones (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.857, 12th-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.787, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.6, 12th-best
  • 68 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-best
  • 1,415 Laps in the Top 15 (75.1%), 15th-most
  • 398 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet)

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 13 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 13.429, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 10.561, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 103.1, second-best
  • 373 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
  • 4,138 Laps in the Top 15 (74.5%), fifth-most
  • 698 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford)

  • Two wins, four top fives, ten top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.500, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.065, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.4, eighth-best
  • 179 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
  • 3,795 Laps in the Top 15 (70.8%), eighth-most
  • 811 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford)

  • Two wins, seven top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 17.429, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.010, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.6, 11th-best
  • 228 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • 3,229 Laps in the Top 15 (57.4%), 12th-most
  • 612 Quality Passes, 10th-most

Martin Truex Jr (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Two wins, eight top fives, ten top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.870, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.542, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 99.6, fourth-best
  • 428 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
  • 4,298 Laps in the Top 15 (70.4%), third-most
  • 720 Quality Passes, seventh-most

NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Top 16 in the Driver Standings at Kansas Speedway

Rank

Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

1

Kevin Harvick

28

5

3

8

15

1

9.8

108.7

2

Ryan Blaney

10

1

0

3

5

1

15.7

94.7

3

Brad Keselowski

20

1

2

4

10

1

12.5

91.4

4

Joey Logano

21

2

2

7

8

3

17.4

87.6

5

Chase Elliott

8

0

1

4

5

0

11.5

96.5

6

Denny Hamlin

23

0

2

7

8

2

15.1

88.4

7

Martin Truex Jr

23

2

2

8

10

1

13.9

99.6

8

Aric Almirola

16

0

0

0

6

3

18.9

77.2

9

Kurt Busch

28

1

0

4

11

2

15.4

88.4

10

Kyle Busch

24

0

1

7

11

4

16.3

91.8

11

Alex Bowman

9

0

0

1

3

1

20.9

67.3

12

Matt DiBenedetto

10

0

0

0

0

1

25.9

48.8

13

Clint Bowyer

23

0

0

3

8

2

15.7

80.5

14

Austin Dillon

13

0

0

0

3

1

17.2

73.9

15

Jimmie Johnson

27

3

3

9

19

1

10.3

102.3

16

William Byron

4

0

0

1

1

2

24

73.0

* – Based on last 24 races at Kansas Speedway (2005 – 2019).

Kansas Speedway:

HISTORY

  • Groundbreaking for Kansas Speedway was held on May 25, 1999.
  • The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA Menards 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 Hendrick Motorsport’s driver and NASCAR Hall of Famer 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 (17-20 degrees).
  • There have been 28 NASCAR Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one event from 2001 – 2010 and two races per year since 2011.

STARTS

  • A total of 146 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway; 111 drivers have competed in more than one race at Kansas.
  • Three drivers have started all 28 NASCAR Cup Series races and lead the series in starts at Kansas Speedway – Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Ryan Newman.
  • 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).
  • Jason Leffler (three starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with a 3.5.
  • Brad Keselowski (20 starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas with a 10.5.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Kansas Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Avg Start

Races

Rank

Active Drivers

Avg Start

Races

1

Jason Leffler

3.500

3

1

Brad Keselowski

10.500

20

2

Daniel Hemric

9.000

2

2

Martin Truex Jr

11.435

23

3

Brad Keselowski

10.500

20

3

Joey Logano

11.524

21

4

Martin Truex Jr

11.435

23

4

Ryan Blaney

11.600

10

5

Joey Logano

11.524

21

5

Denny Hamlin

12.565

23

6

Ryan Blaney

11.600

10

6

Kyle Busch

12.667

24

7

Brian Vickers

11.818

12

7

Erik Jones

13.429

7

8

Denny Hamlin

12.565

23

8

Matt Kenseth

13.560

25

9

Kyle Busch

12.667

24

9

Ryan Newman

13.750

28

10

Bill Elliott

12.714

7

10

Daniel Suarez

14.000

6

POLES

  • A total of 16 different drivers have won the pole at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series; eight of the 16 are active this weekend.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Kansas Speedway with five (fall 2013, 2014 sweep, spring 2018, spring 2019).
  • Jason Leffler won the inaugural series pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph (Dodge) driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Jason Leffler (2001), Ryan Blaney (2017) and Daniel Hemric (2019) are the only drivers to post their first-career NASCAR Cup Series pole at Kansas Speedway.
  • Jimmie Johnson (2007-2008) and Kevin Harvick (three-straight: fall of 2013-2014 sweep) are the only two drivers to win consecutive Busch poles at Kansas Speedway.
  • Youngest series Kansas pole winner: Ryan Blaney (May 13, 2017 – 23 years, 2 months, 43 days).
  • Oldest series Kansas pole winner: Mark Martin (October 4, 2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 25 days).
  • Four manufacturers have won poles at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, led by Chevrolet with 11; followed by Ford (nine), Toyota and Dodge (four each).

WINS

  • A total of 15 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, 10 of the 15 are active this weekend.
  • Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson lead the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Kansas with three victories each –

    • Gordon (2001, 2002, 2014),

    • Harvick (2013, 2016, 2018)

    • Johnson (2008, 2011, 2015).

  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon won the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on September 30, 2001. Gordon won the first two series races at Kansas (2001, 2002).
  • Youngest series Kansas winner: Chase Elliott (October 21, 2018 – 22 years, 10 months, 23 days).
  • Oldest series Kansas winner: Mark Martin (October 9, 2005 – 46 years, 9 months, 0 days).
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon is the only series driver to win at Kansas in his first appearance (2001).
  • No NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won their first career race at Kansas Speedway.
  • Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. are the only three NASCAR Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway:
    • Jeff Gordon (2001 and 2002) – the first two series events at Kansas
    • Matt Kenseth (fall 2012, spring 2013)
    • Martin Truex Jr. (2017 sweep)
  • A total of six of the 28 (21.4%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the pole or first starting position.
  • The first starting position is the most proficient starting spot in the field producing more winners (six) than any other starting position on the grid: Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Matt Kenseth (spring 2013), Kevin Harvick (Playoffs 2013), Martin Truex Jr. (Playoffs 2017), Kevin Harvick (spring 2018).

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Kansas Speedway

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

1

6

21.43%

11

2

7.14%

2

1

3.57%

12

1

3.57%

3

1

3.57%

13

2

7.14%

4

3

10.71%

14

1

3.57%

5

2

7.14%

19

3

10.71%

6

1

3.57%

21

1

3.57%

7

1

3.57%

23

1

3.57%

10

1

3.57%

25

1

3.57%

Stats

Winning %

Wins

Winning from the First Starting Position:

21.43%

6

Winning from the Front Row:

25.00%

7

Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position:

46.43%

13

Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position:

57.14%

16

Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:

10.71%

3

  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway is 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
  • Martin Truex Jr. (17), Kyle Busch (16) and Kevin Harvick (15) 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 28.
  • A total of eight different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with seven victories: Jeff Gordon (three: 2001, 2002 and 2014), Jimmie Johnson (three: 2008, 2011 and 2015) and Chase Elliott (Playoffs 2018).
  • Four manufacturers have won at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series; led by Chevrolet with 12 victories, Ford with eight, Toyota has six and Dodge has two.

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 20 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas.
  • Kevin Harvick (2014, 2015, 2016) and Martin Truex Jr. (2012 sweep, 2018) lead the series in runner-up finishes at Kansas with three second-place finishes each.
  • Chevrolet leads the series in runner-up finishes at Kansas with 12; followed by Toyota (seven), Ford (seven), Dodge (two).

Top Five Finishes:  

  • A total of 36 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kanas.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 11 top fives.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with nine top fives.
  • Chevrolet leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas with 59; followed by Ford (44), Toyota (28) and Dodge (nine).

Top 10 Finishes:

  • A total of 54 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have posted top-10 finishes at Kansas.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 19 top 10s.
  • Chevrolet leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas with 122; followed by Ford (87), Toyota (45), Dodge (24) and Pontiac (two).

Average Finish:

  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace (five starts) leads the series in average finish at Kansas Speedway with an 8.2.
  • Kevin Harvick (28 starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway with an average finishing position with a 9.7.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Kansas Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Avg Finish

Races

Rank

Active Drivers

Avg Finish

Races

1

Rusty Wallace

8.200

5

1

Kevin Harvick

9.786

28

2

Ricky Rudd

8.800

5

2

Jimmie Johnson

10.333

27

3

Kevin Harvick

9.786

28

3

Chase Elliott

11.500

8

4

Jeff Gordon

9.950

20

4

Brad Keselowski

12.500

20

5

Brendan Gaughan

10.000

2

5

Martin Truex Jr

13.870

23

6

Carl Edwards

10.158

19

6

Matt Kenseth

14.960

25

7

Jimmie Johnson

10.333

27

7

Denny Hamlin

15.087

23

8

Chase Elliott

11.500

8

8

Kurt Busch

15.357

28

9

Brad Keselowski

12.500

20

9

Clint Bowyer

15.696

23

10

Greg Biffle

12.714

21

10

Ryan Blaney

15.700

10

LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 74 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 855 in 28 starts.

Top 10 in Laps Led at Kansas Speedway

Lap Leaders

Races

Laps Led

Laps Completed

% Led

Kevin Harvick

28

855

7,329

11.7%

Matt Kenseth

25

774

6,324

12.2%

Martin Truex Jr

23

759

5,998

12.7%

Jimmie Johnson

27

601

7,052

8.5%

Joey Logano

21

404

5,358

7.5%

Greg Biffle

21

346

5,319

6.5%

Kyle Busch

24

328

5,871

5.6%

Kurt Busch

28

270

7,089

3.8%

Denny Hamlin

23

227

6,009

3.8%

Jeff Gordon

20

218

5,250

4.2%

FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the series:

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

Danica Patrick

22

38

10/22/2017

Danica Patrick

24

36

5/13/2017

Danica Patrick

19

18

10/16/2016

Danica Patrick

23

20

5/7/2016

Danica Patrick

29

22

10/18/2015

Danica Patrick

27

27

5/9/2015

Danica Patrick

29

16

10/5/2014

Danica Patrick

9

7

5/10/2014

Danica Patrick

29

43

10/6/2013

Danica Patrick

25

25

4/21/2013

Danica Patrick

40

32

10/21/2012

Averages

25.1

25.8

  • Danica Patrick’s seventh-place finish (2014) at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series is the third-highest finish by a female driver in series history. Patrick’s series career-best finish is sixth (Atlanta).
  • The best finish by a female driver in the NASCAR Cup Series is Sarah Christian’s fifth-place finish (Heidelberg) in 1949.

TRACK & EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway is 0.081-second. The race was held on October 10, 2004 – the inaugural series event – Joe Nemechek beat Ricky Rudd.

Top Five Closest Margins of Victory at Kansas Speedway

Margin of Victory

Winner

Runner-Up

Date

0.081

Joe Nemechek

Ricky Rudd

10/10/2004

0.112

Jeff Gordon

Kevin Harvick

5/10/2014

0.128

Denny Hamlin

Chase Elliott

10/20/2019

0.150

Matt Kenseth

Kasey Kahne

4/21/2013

0.205

Brad Keselowski

Alex Bowman

5/11/2019

  • In the 28 series races at Kansas Speedway, only four have resulted in NASCAR Overtime:

Scheduled No. of Laps

Actual No. of Laps

Overtime Laps

Race Winners

Date

267

269

2

Joey Logano

10/18/2015

267

272

5

Jimmie Johnson

10/9/2011

267

271

4

Brad Keselowski

5/11/2019

267

277

10

Denny Hamlin

10/20/2019

  • Only one of the 28 series races at Kansas Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions:

Scheduled No. of Laps

Actual No. of Laps

Fewer Laps

Race Winner

Date

267

210

-57

Greg Biffle

9/30/2007

  • Of the 28 NASCAR Cup Series races held at Kansas Speedway, only the Sept. 30, 2007 event has ended under caution – weather – Greg Biffle won the event.
  • Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series Kansas race has never been postponed to another date due to weather conditions.

NASCAR IN KANSAS

  • There has been a total of 73 NASCAR national series races among two tracks held in the state of Kansas.

NASCAR Tracks in Kansas

Track Name

City

Cup

Xfinity

Gander Truck

Total Races

First Year

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City

28

19

19

68

2001

Heartland Park Topeka

Topeka

0

0

5

5

1995

Totals

28

19

24

73

  • The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Kansas was on July 29, 1995 at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas. The event was a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and it was won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. (Chevrolet) driving for Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Kansas Drivers In NASCAR

  • A total of 17 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Kansas.
  • Of the 17 Kansas drivers, only two of them have won a NASCAR national series race; both have won in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Drivers from Kansas

Rank

Driver

Cup

Xfinity

Gander Trucks

Combined

1

Clint Bowyer

10

8

3

21

2

Jim Roper

1

0

0

1

Totals

11

8

3

22

— NASCAR Media

 

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