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Apr 20, 2012
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STP 400 NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV Lineup
Press Release

NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV
NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV

Ride Along with Keselowski, Stewart, Johnson and Earnhardt at Kansas on DIRECTV

Event:  STP 400
Previous Winner: Brad Keselowski (beat Dale Earnhardt Jr., by 2.813 seconds on June 5, 2011)
Date / Time: Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. EDT
Track: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City
Configuration: 1.5-mile oval (267 laps = 400.5 miles)
Banking in Turns: 15 degrees
Banking on Frontstretch: 10.4 degrees
Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch: 2,685 feet
Backstretch: 2,207 feet
First Sprint Cup Series Race: Sept. 30, 2001 – Protection One 400 (Winner – Jeff Gordon)
Grandstand Seating Capacity: 81,687

NASCAR HOTPASS™ on DIRECTV is back, and it’s FREE to all DIRECTV customers. Four dedicated driver channels offering viewers multiple camera angles, real-time statistics and audio of the network broadcast augmented by live communication between the drivers and their pit crews are available for all 36 point-paying races during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City is as follows:

DIRECTV Channel 795:

Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team of Penske Racing

Brad Keselowski will make his 97th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his fourth at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City … Has one win (June 2011) and two top-15 finishes at Kansas … The 27-year-old Rochester Hills, Mich., native has five wins and 23 top-10 finishes in 96 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Keselowski’s third full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of fifth in 2011 … Won 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship … Started eighth and finished 36th last week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth … Ranks 15th in Sprint Cup points with one win and three top-10 finishes.

DIRECTV Channel 796:

Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1Chevrolet team of Stewart-Haas Racing

Tony Stewart will make his 472nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 13th at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City … Has two wins (October 2006 and 2009) and eight top-10 finishes in 12 starts at Kansas … The 40-year-old Columbus, Ind., native has won 46 races and has 269 top-10 finishes in 471 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Stewart’s 14th full year in Sprint Cup and he won the points championship in 2002, 2005 and 2011 … Started 29th and finished 24th last week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth … Ranks seventh in Sprint Cup Series points with one win and three top-10 finishes.

DIRECTV Channel 797:

Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports

Jimmie Johnson will make his 371st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 12th at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City … Has two wins (September 2008 and October 2009), three poles (October 2003, September 2007 and 2008) and nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts at Kansas … The 36-year-old El Cajon, Calif., native has 55 wins and 229 top-10 finishes in 370 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Johnson’s 11th full year in Sprint Cup and he has five championships (2006-2010) … Started 10th and finished second last week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth … Ranks eighth in Sprint Cup Series points with five top-10 finishes.

DIRECTV Channel 798:

Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make his 443rd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 13th at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City … Has one pole (September 2002) and five top-10 finishes in 12 starts at Kansas … The 37-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native has won 18 races and has 167 top-10 finishes in 442 Sprint Cup starts … Won 1998 and 1999 NASCAR Nationwide Series championships … 2012 marks Earnhardt’s 13th full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of third in 2003… Started 16th and finished 10th last week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth … Ranks third in Sprint Cup Series points with five top-10 finishes.

About NASCAR HOTPASS on DIRECTV:

NASCAR HOTPASS is available free to all DIRECTV customers. More information is available at www.directv.com/hotpass.

Source: True Speed Communication for NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV, Press Release




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