Snapshot: Kansas preview
May 10, 2014, Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
What: Fourth-annual 5-hour Energy 400 benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Where: Kansas Speedway
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
TV/Radio: FOX, MRN
Distance: 267 laps (400.5 miles)
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Pit road speed: 45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
On the front row
1. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Chevrolet (194.252 mph)
2. Joey Logano, Team Penske No. 22 Ford (193.910 mph)
*Harvick set a track record in the second round of qualifying with a speed of 194.658 mph (previous record of 191.864 mph set by Matt Kenseth on April 21, 2013)
Fastest in practice
First practice: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 42 Chevrolet (189.076 mph)
Second practice: Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Chevrolet (192.809 mph)
From pole to Victory Lane
The last two Kansas race winners started from the pole -- Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick. Jimmie Johnson also won from the No. 1 starting spot in 2008.
Failed to qualify
Dave Blaney (Randy Humphrey Racing No. 77 Ford).
It's a team thing
All four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers qualified in the top 10, a first for the organization -- Kevin Harvick (pole), Kurt Busch (sixth), Tony Stewart (eighth) and Danica Patrick (ninth).
Favored by a mile … and a half?
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski (Las Vegas) and Joey Logano (Texas) have won this year's two Cup races on 1.5-mile tracks. Logano starts second and Keselowski starts third Saturday.
Brian Vickers was the top-qualifying Toyota driver, and will start from the No. 15 spot in the 43-car field.
Defending 5-hour Energy 400 Champion
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota
Fantasy sleeper (powered by RotoWire)
Clint Bowyer. Bowyer will be racing at his home track this weekend for the 5-hour Energy 400. That's usually a good reason to select a driver for a spot fantasy racing start. The No. 15 MWR Toyota team is coming off a strong top-5 finish at Talladega and finally building some momentum after a slow start to the season. In fact, this intermediate oval has been a good venue for the veteran driver over the years.