The Hollywood Casino 400 is also the "kick off" race for the "Chase for the Sprint Cup," which consists of the final ten races of the NASCAR season in which the top ten drivers are given different points
Held annually at the Kansas Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, this region of the U.S. is no stranger to championships, and twelve of NASCAR's best of the best will be trying to get a jump on the rest of the field in this opening showdown of The Chase for the Cup.
Besides being the first race in The Chase, the Price Chopper 400 also has the distinction of being the only Sprint Cup restrictor plate race, other than races at Daytona and Talladega, since the adoption of the current 358 cubic inch formula. Following Adam Petty's fatal crash in the Busch Series practice in May, and Kenny Irwin, Jr.'s fatal crash in the Cup Series practice in July, NASCAR made the decision that it would be safer to run restrictor plates at this track. While adding the plates did serve the purpose of slowing the cars down, it also restricted passing so much, that Jeff Burton led all 300 laps. This lack of passing was judged to be so uncompetitive that, for Cup cars only, the restrictor plates were gone for the very next race, the 2001 New England 300.
2018 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner: Chase Elliott
2017 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.
2016 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner: Kevin Harvick
2015 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner: Joey Logano
2014 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner: Joey Logano
2013 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner
2012 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner
2011 Hollywood Casino 400 Winner
2010 Price Chopper 400 Winner
2009 Price Chopper 400 Winner
2008 Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman Winner
2007 LifeLock 400 400 Winner
2006 Banquet 400 Presented by ConAgra Foods Winner
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2003 Banquet 400 Presented by ConAgra Foods Winner
2002 Protection One 400 Winner
2001 Protection One 400 Winner