Home to the nation’s top professional auto racing since 2001, Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile tri-oval racetrack in the booming Village West development at LEGENDS Kansas City. This coming weekend the 81,000-seat speedway will host its second NASCAR event of the 2012 as the Chase for the Cup continues! The track will look different to fans and drivers since the April race. This summer the track received a fresh layer of blacktop as well as added banking from 15 degrees to 17-20 degree variable banking. These new improvements were designed to promote more exciting side by side racing with additional racing lines and increased speeds. Official fan festivities begin this Wednesday and here are a few important events and times: Wednesday, October 17
  • 1 pm - 5 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing
Thursday, October 18
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing
  • 1 pm - 5 pm    NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
Friday, October 19
  • 6 am    Parking Lots Open
  • 8 am    Grandstand and Sprint FanWalk Gates Open
  • 4:10 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400
Saturday, October 20
  • 8 am    Grandstand and Sprint FanWalk Gates Open
  • 10 am - 10:50 am    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
  • 11:05 am    NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying for the Kansas Lottery 300
  • 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
  • 2:30 pm    NASCAR Nationwide Series Race - Kansas Lottery 300
Sunday, October 21
  • 8 am    Grandstand Gates Open
  • 9:30 am    Track Pass: Crossover Gates Open
  • 1 pm    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race - Hollywood Casino
There will be two opportunities to watch NASCAR Sprint Cup series teams test FREE of charge Wednesday and Thursday with a suggested donation the March of Dimes. Keep in mind when traveling to the Speedway via I-435 expect delays. Once the State Avenue exit begins to back up traffic officials will close that exit.  We recommend traveling to the Parallel Parkway exit. Set your plan of action by downloading the Kansas Speedway grounds map. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Some final race day tips! Parking is FREE and the race track does permit your own 14x14x14 cooler filled with food & beverage – very important detail. Tickets are still available at www.KansasSpeedway.com or call 866.460.7223 and we’ll see you at race day!
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