STP 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 19:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 19, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season may be in its early stages, but every race is vital. That means that Sunday's STP 400 should be the main focus of every driver looking to take home the Cup.

Forty-three drivers have qualified for the race at Kansas Speedway, and the Rousch Fenway Racing team has the opportunity to make a big statement. Many of its racers did well in qualifying and could make a move up the standings on Sunday.

Here is everything you need to know before catching the race on Sunday.

Where: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas

When: Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Watch: Fox

Listen: PRN

Live Stream: Fox Sports Mobile


The race will include a field of 43 drivers. According to Sporting News, Jeff Gordon will start the race in the last position after crashing during qualifying. 

1. Matt Kenseth

2. Carl Edwards

3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

4. Sam Hornish Jr.

5. Kyle Busch

6. Aric Alimirola

7. Martin Truex Jr.

8. Mark Martin

9. Ryan Newman

10. Clint Bowyer

11. Greg Biffle

12. Paul Menard

13. Kurt Busch

14. Jamie McMurray

15. Marcos Ambrose

16. Brian Vickers

17. Kevin Harvick

18. Tony Stewart

19. Juan Pablo Montoya

20. Jeff Burton

21. Jimmie Johnson

22. Joey Logano

23. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

24. Elliott Sadler

25. Danica Patrick

26. David Ragan

27. Kasey Kahne

28. David Gilliland

29. Michael McDowell

30. Casey Mears

31. David Reutimann

32. Travis Kvapil

33. Brad Keselowski

34. Bobby Labonte

35. Mike Bliss

36. Josh Wise

37. Timmy Hill

38. David Stremme

39. Landon Cassill

40. JJ Yeley

41. Regan Smith

42. Dave Blaney

43. Jeff Gordon

Drivers to Watch

Kyle Busch

Just one week after claiming victory at the NRA 500, Busch is in good position to make a move on current points leader Jimmie Johnson. 

Busch is off to a great start to the season thus far with two wins in just seven races. With another 1.5-mile track on the horizon Sunday and a good starting position (No. 5), the stars are aligning for Busch to continue his winning ways. 

Greg Biffle

Despite no wins on the season, Biffle is off to a good start in 2013. He's third in the Sprint Cup standings and will be a threat to get his first win in Kansas. 

According to Fox Sports, no one other than Jimmie Johnson has had more success at Kansas. In 13 starts, he's won two races and finished in the top 10 nine times. He's been running really well recently, and there's no reason to think he won't continue his streak of success on this track. 

Jeff Gordon

There's little chance that Gordon winds up in the winner circle Sunday. After all, he wrecked in qualifying and will be forced to start behind everyone. However, it will be interesting to see how much progress he can make on the rest of the field. 

In 14 starts at Kansas City, he has 10 top-10 finishes. Only Jimmie Johnson can claim more. At No. 15 in the points standings, Gordon is desperate to earn some points and get in the thick of things. He'll really need to run a great race to do it, but his record on this track indicates he could be a big mover.


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