Kansas Speedway History
Always one of the most popular tracks on the NASCAR and IndyCar circuits, Kansas Speedway
has seen some incredible races since it opened in 2001. The International Speedway Commission decided in 1996 that they wanted
to explore the idea of building a new speedway in the Midwest region and finally Kansas City, Kansas was chosen as the location
that was perfect for a new, state of the art raceway. Kansas Speedway sits on 1,200 acres of land and was an immediate success,
with tickets for every race selling out incredibly fast. The land around the speedway was quickly commercialized and brought
even more businesses and revenue to Kansas City, including hotels, malls and a theatre. The inaugural race at Kansas Speedway
took place in June 2001 with theNASCAR Winston West Series Kansas 150 and ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200. Since then, the 75,000
seat venue has seen victories by racing favorites like Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson
and Matt Kenseth. This season, Kansas Speedway is the place to be for all the most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide
Kansas Speedway Events
Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas hosts some of the most exciting
races of the NASCAR season. Kansas Speedway is a tri-oval course that is capable of hosting many different kinds of races.
In 2012, a road coarse was also added to make the venue even more dynamic. The annual events hosted at the Kansas Speedway
include the Kansas 400 and Hollywood Casino 400 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Kansas Lottery 300 of the NASCAR Nationwide
Series, the SFP 250 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Kansas 98.9 of the ARCA Racing Series. Check the calendar
for the Kansas Speedway at StubHub today and check out all of the exciting events taking place at this amazing racing venue
Kansas City, Kansas
Nicknamed the "Heart of America", Kansas City is truly at the crossroads
of this great country, a launching point to anywhere you want to go. Located at the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, Kansas City
is a culturally diverse community that welcomes every visitor with its warmth and hospitality. A part of the greater Kansas
City, Missouri region, Kansas City, Kansas, or KCK, is an incredible city in its own right, just waiting for you to come and
visit, and maybe you will never want to leave.
Kansas Speedway Seating Layout
Every raceday, thousands
of fans pack the Kansas Speedway to cheer on their favorite driver and experience the rush and speed of this amazing sport.
The Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile tri-oval track that can host any number of racing events for the capacity crowd of 72,000
who are lucky enough to attend any number of amazing events that take place at the raceway every year. 65 rows of seating
allows for unparalleled views of the track as well as a rare ground level concourse that offers fans the ability to walk around
the venue to get better views of the drivers. There is truly not a band seat at the Kansas Speedway.
Who owns the lap record for the Kansas Speedway?
Scott Dixon set the record in 2003 with a 24.7 61 second
lap in the IRL IndyCar Series.