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DATE: Saturday, Oct. 5
SITE: Kansas Speedway -- Kansas City, Kan.
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval
CAPACITY: 73,635 (grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 13th
TELEVISION: ESPN2
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Oct. 5/12:05 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (finished 3)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 300
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joey Logano, 2012 (182.914 mph)
RACE RECORD: Jeff Green, 2001 (129.125 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Ricky Stenhouse Jr106Kyle Busch6
2Austin Dillon27Justin Allgaier21
3Joey Logano18Michael Annett14
4Elliott Sadler79Sam Hornish Jr12
5Cole Whitt810Danica Patrick13
2012 Kansas Lottery 300 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 111.597 mph
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 46 mins., 8 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.288 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 12 for 50 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 14 among 6 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (182.914 mph)
Past Kansas Lottery 300 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (10) -- Ford -- 111.597 mph
2011 -- Brad Keselowski (2) -- Dodge -- 125.757 mph
2010 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 119.960 mph
2009 -- Joey Logano (7) -- Toyota -- 121.896 mph
2008 -- Denny Hamlin (19) -- Toyota -- 122.296 mph
2007 -- Kyle Busch (6) -- Chevrolet -- 107.838 mph
2006 -- Kevin Harvick (7) -- Chevrolet -- 111.559 mph
2005 -- Kasey Kahne (4) -- Dodge -- 117.328 mph
2004 -- Joe Nemechek (19) -- Chevrolet -- 117.504 mph
2003 -- David Green (3) -- Pontiac -- 113.145 mph
2002 -- Jeff Burton (2) -- Ford -- 120.509 mph
2001 -- Jeff Green (12) -- Ford -- 129.125 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Mr. Goodcents 300 (2001-04), United Way 300 (2005),
Yellow Transportation 300 (2006-07).
 
Past Kansas Lottery 300 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Joey Logano -- 3
2011 -- Carl Edwards -- 2
2010 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2009 -- Parker Kligerman -- 16
2008 -- Kevin Harvick -- 13
2007 -- Matt Kenseth -- 2
2006 -- Matt Kenseth -- 2
2005 -- Martin Truex Jr -- 9
2004 -- Paul Menard -- 17
2003 -- Michael Waltrip -- 24
2002 -- Michael Waltrip -- 33
2001 -- Kevin Lepage -- 12
Last Race Results
RACE: 5-Hour Energy 200 (Sept. 28)
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
MILES: 200
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Joey Logano
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Larson
THIRD: Kevin Harvick
FOURTH: Brian Vickers
FIFTH: Elliott Sadler
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 31 mins., 27 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 131.219 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 14.590 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 2 for 8 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 6 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Logano 1-18; K. Busch 19-86; J. Logano 87-115; M. Bliss
116-117; C. Whitt 118-120; K. Busch 121-141; J. Logano 142-200.
Kansas Lottery 300 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Fast Fixin'
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
5Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Cargill/Sam's Club
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/Fire Alarm Services
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/Sports Clips
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Chase Miller (Canton, GA)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
16Chris Buescher (Prosper, TX)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
18Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Resers
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
21Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Discount Tire
23Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
24Ken Butler (Lilburn, GA)Toyota/TBA
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Cessna
33Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Rheem/Menards
34James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Fraternal Order of Eagles
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
44Hal Martin (Galliano, LA)Toyota/Oracle Lighting
46J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
50Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Chevrolet/Foretravel
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Dodge/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
79Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Bell Trucks
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/RAB Racing
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Austin Dillon------------------------2
Elliott Sadler---42---------------34
Kyle Busch2983Won3523---6
Justin Allgaier---------------67117
Sam Hornish Jr------------------------9
Paul Menard1736107------8416
Brian Scott---------------14211726
Brad Keselowski------2636632Won---
Matt Kenseth337225------------
Regan Smith---4019------------------
Brian Vickers---------9---28---8---
Trevor Bayne------------------309---
Kyle Larson---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Trevor Bayne - started 18 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Brad Keselowski
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - finished 8
 
NOTES:
The Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway is the 29th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 12 Nationwide races held at Kansas. The series has competed there once each year since 2001. Jeff Green won the inaugural race at this track.

Joey Logano is the only driver with multiple victories at Kansas. Logano won back-to-back Nationwide races there from 2009-10. He is not competing in this year's event.

Joe Gibbs holds the record most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Kansas with three. Jack Roush is next in line with two victories.

The race winner at Kansas has started from the pole only once: Logano (2010).

The closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Kansas occurred in 2005 when Kasey Kahne beat Greg Biffle to the finish line by just 0.03 seconds.

Brad Keselowski holds the track record for most laps led by a Nationwide race winner at Kansas. Keselowski led a total of 173 laps in the 2011 event.

Paul Menard (2004) and Parker Kligerman (2009) claimed their maiden poles in Nationwide at Kansas. Kligerman also made his series debut there in '09.

No active driver has scored his or her first Nationwide win at Kansas.

The next race is the Oct. 11 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Logano won last year's event there.

10/01 13:27:12 ET

As of October 1, 2013, at 01:27 PM ET