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Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway Schedule
It's that time of year again, when the best drivers on the Camping World Truck Series descend on Kansas Speedway to test their skills against this incredible track. The 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway is set for May 10th, and it will feature some of the best drivers in the world. This is one of the best races of the year on the Camping World Truck Series, and it's a privilege to see it held right before your eyes. Last year Kyle Busch took home the victory thanks to a stellar 167 laps in about two hours and twenty minutes. Busch averaged a speed of about 107 mph, showing you just how fast these guys are really traveling. Busch will surely be back to defend his title in 2015, but he will receive some serious challenges from the other top drivers on the circuit. Be there to see who comes out on top this year at the Camping World Truck Series SFP 250.
Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway History
A racing series featuring trucks was first created by a group of veteran off-road racers who made a prototype of a NASCAR-style truck. The first event took place at the Mesa Marin Raceway and featured six prototype trucks. The popularity of the trucks grew quickly, and in 1995, NASCAR created what was then known as the SuperTruck Series. Over the years, GM, Chevrolet, Toyota and Chrysler have all designed trucks for the series. Many of the first drivers to compete in the Truck Series were veteran short-track racers and drivers just starting their careers. Some of the most popular drivers to compete in the Truck Series include Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Scott Riggs, and Kevin Harvick. Truck Series races were originally held at short tracks and rarely lasted more than 125 miles, or about 150 laps. Today, most Camping World Truck Series events last around 250 miles and take place at raceways with longer tracks.
The Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway was first held in 2001 as the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, and that race was won by Ricky Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports. Hendrick was able to post a race time of just more than two hours to capture the victory in what remains the fastest race in the history of this event. Some big names have won this event since then, and in 2011 the name of the race was changed to the SFP 250. In 2005 the race was extended to 170 laps (from 167) due to a green-white-checker finish. In 2009 the race was won by Mike Skinner in just 132 laps due to rain. 2014 saw Kyle Busch, win the event.
Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway tickets give fans the opportunity to experience an action-packed race day. Kansas Speedway offers a number of pass options and race day activities. Fans can purchase a Paddock Pass to gain access to the garage to see the cars up close before the race starts. Pit Road tickets are also available so fans can watch all of the action from the sidelines. Midway displays are located outside of the grandstand gates that feature all kinds of NASCAR merchandise. There is also a Racing 101 booth that provides information on racing and features a fun drive simulator - some lucky fans even get the opportunity to test drive new vehicles at the Toyota and Chevrolet displays areas. Fans can also have their picture taken with the Kansas Speedway show car.
Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway Trivia
Did you know that Kyle Busch tried to enter this race when he was a minor?
That's right; Busch, one of the current leaders in the Truck Series, originally attempted to compete in the 2001 Craftsman Truck Series race when he was only 16. However, Busch was ejected from the race due to age restrictions, as the race was sponsored by tobacco companies. This resulted in a rule requiring drivers to be at least 18 years old to compete in the series. This age limit was later reduced to 16 after tobacco company sponsorship was phased out.
Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway Fans
Racing fans are some of the most passionate sports fans you'll find anywhere in the world, and they love nothing more than heading out to the track to see the best drivers in the game start their engines live and in person. The atmosphere at an event like this is electric every time out, and that's due to the action on the track and the enthusiasm in the stands. If you've never been out to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway before, then now is the time to change that. See all of the best drivers and root for your favorite to take home the victory.
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