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Fantasy Update: STP 400
Matthew Dillner gives you a fantasy update on who to pick and who to stay away from for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Press Pass: Kenseth STP 400 Pole Sitter
Matt Kensth comments on winning the pole for teh STP 400 and winnig here last fall.
Gordon Crashes In STP 400 Qualifying
Jeff Gordon spin in STP 400 qualifying at Kansas Speedway and will now go to a back up car for Sunday's race.
Post-Race Reactions: STP 400
The top 5 finishers of the STP 400 comment on their performances at Kansas Speedway.
Press Pass: Edwards On Front Row For STP 400
Carl Edwards comments on qualifying second for Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 coming to Chicagoland
RELATED: Buy tickets for Chicagoland Photo credit: Stewart-Haas Racing 's Twitter account, @StewartHaasRcng NEW YORK – April 26, 2016 – Nickelodeon today announced that it is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 18, dubbed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway . Danica Patrick has signed on to drive a special car for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 , which will be broadcast on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET, and will feature a weekend of action, activities and fun for the entire family with the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell. NASCAR star Danica Patrick , a Roscoe, Illinois native, helped kick off the partnership in true Turtles style. She unveiled her No. 10 April O’Neil/Nature's Bakery Chevrolet SS at an event at Wrigley Square in Millennium Park with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then took her car for a spin down Michigan Ave. She will join a number of other drivers with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles paint schemes for the Sept. 18 race. Photo courtesy of Chicagoland Speedway 's Twitter account, @ChicagoIndSpdwy This Sept. 15-18 marks the sixth consecutive year that Chicagoland Speedway will kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup . The Nickelodeon partnership will include sponsorship of the 2017 kickoff race, as well. "We are excited to partner with Chicagoland Speedway to continue sponsoring and participating in marquee racing events that resonate with motorsports fans across the country," said Anthony DiCosmo, Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing and Development, Nickelodeon. "Just as we did with last season's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway , the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 will continue to expand our relationship with NASCAR, while working with another best-in-class ISC track to give fans a unique and engaging race experience that the whole family can enjoy." "We are thrilled to partner with a world class brand like Nickelodeon for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 on Sept. 18," said Scott Paddock, Chicagoland Speedway President. "This is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with one of the preeminent youth focused brands on the planet to deliver an unprecedented level of family entertainment while engaging Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans of all ages." "It's great to be back in my home state of Illinois to be a part of this exciting announcement for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 ," said Patrick. "The Nickelodeon-sponsored races are really cool because they truly are fun for the entire family. Nature's Bakery and Nickelodeon have put together an awesome paint scheme and I can't wait to have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and April O'Neil riding along with me in September." Patrick's unique car was designed by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley, who will also design the race trophy, additional Turtles-branded paint schemes and other visual elements. Brantley breaks down the walls of cultural boundaries through his art and inspired by his 1980s Chicago upbringing, Brantley's work touches on tough subjects in a way that may be easily digestible to the viewer, by telling his stories through youthful characters and their adventures. Brantley’s work can be described as pop infused contemporary art inspired by Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean Michel Basquiat, KAWS and Keith Haring. During the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 race weekend, attendees will be able to enjoy fun family activities in the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, located in Champion’s Park. The area will feature appearances from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumed characters, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo station and more. Nickelodeon has a long-standing relationship with NASCAR, teaming up with the motorsports giant on several programming and racing events. On the track, the network has sponsored the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway in 2015; brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014; participated in the Bank of America 500 week in 2012; and the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC in 2004. NASCAR has also contributed talent and content to Nickelodeon programming such as the Kids’ Choice Awards ( Danica Patrick , 2012 and 2013), Kids' Choice Sports Awards ( Danica Patrick , 2014, Ben Kennedy , 2015), Team Umizoomi ( Jeff Gordon , 2012), Hammer Down (2014), which aired on Nicktoon’s NickSports block, and an upcoming Bubble Guppies episode ( Jimmie Johnson , 2015). Currently in its fourth season, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170 countries and territories and translated in 50+ languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo—trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, the series is created at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. Additionally, this summer the Turtles will once again defend the streets of New York City in Paramount Pictures' highly anticipated theatrical movie, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which arrives in theaters June 3."
Best in-car audio from the Toyota Owners 400
Take a listen to the best audio from the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway that included a very giddy Tony Stewart, a not-so-happy Kurt Busch, and an epic battle for the win.
Sights and Sounds: STP 400
Watch all the drama of a fuel-mileage gamble along with the rest of the sights and sounds from Kansas.
Denny Hamlin loses control in Turn 1, ending STP 500 day
Defending STP 500 champion Denny Hamlin went to the garage and saw his day end early after his No. 11 Toyota sustained significant damage when he lost control in Turn 1 and slammed into the outside wall. Hamlin was running in fifth place at the time of the wreck, on Lap 220 of 500. JGR's official Twitter account would confirm that the No. 11 team is done for the day. Hamlin finished 39th in the 40-car field with 221 laps completed. Hamlin said he "wheel-hopped" into the turn. "That's the first time I've ever done that here," Hamlin told FS1 in the .526-mile track's garage. "A little embarrassing, but we were the best car those last 30 laps. We had gotten back to the top five and was picking up a lot of my speed on entry. As the tires wear, the rears get hotter, less grip, you can't brake at the same amount, but it was really out of the blue. Never had a hint of it up until that moment. "Bit of a rookie move on my part. I've been around here too much to do something like that. But learning for the fall and I'm really encouraged about how good our car came up through the pack. I really thought we had a car that could win." Hamlin, who was considered a favorite to repeat at Martinsville Speedway , had qualified eighth for Sunday's race. He has won five Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway . Oh what a humbling sport @NASCAR is. Feel really bad for my @FedEx team. Hopefully one of the @JoeGibbsRacing cars can bring it home — Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) April 3, 2016
Race Rewind: STP 400
From dramatic restarts to wild wrecks, watch a reminiscing battle between Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne for the victory in Kansas.