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400 Speedway Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66111

Phone: (913) 328-3300
For Tickets: (913) 328-RACE (7223)
Ticket Fax: (913) 328-3380
TDD: (913) 328-3333

Track Specs:
Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad-oval
Banking in Turns...variable (17-20 degrees); previous banking: 15 degrees
Banking on Frontstretch... 10 degrees; previous banking: 10.4 degrees
Banking on backstretch... 5.5 degrees; previous banking: 5 degrees
Straights: Frontstretch - 2,721 feet; Backstretch - 2,207 feet
Attendence: 81,687
Repaved & Reconfigured: Summer 2012
Opened: 2001

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Track Records & Stats

  • Track Specifications:
    Track Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval
    Banking: corners/turns: 15º; tri-oval: 10.4º; backstretch: 5º
    Straights: Frontstretch - 2,685 feet; Backstretch - 2,207 feet
    Asphalt surface is 55-feet wide
    Pit Box Size 30'x18', 44 individual pit stalls
    Pit Road: 1,573 feet long, 60-feet wide
    Attendence: 81,779, 68 luxury suites
    Seating: Approx 74,000 in the grandstands
    Camping: Approx 2,400 spaces
    Last Repave: 2012
    Opened: 2001

  • May 2014 Race Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 128.149mph, started 13th

  • October 2013 Race Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 114.884mph, started 1st

  • Track Race Record: #11-Denny Hamlin, 4/22/2012, 144.122mph

  • Slowest Race Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, Sept 2001, 110.576mph

  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 46 years, 9 months, 0 days, 10/9/2005

  • Youngest Winner: Ryan Newman, 25 years, 9 months, 27 days, 10/5/2003

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/5/2011, started 25th

  • May 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 194.252mph, finished 2nd

  • October 2013 Pole Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 187.526mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Kevin Harvick, 5/9/2014, 194.658mph, during 2nd round of qualifying

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout 2001 - 4/2012]: Matt Kenseth, 10/8/2005, 180.856mph

  • Oldest Kansas Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 24 days, 10/2/2009

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jason Leffler, 26 years, 0 months, 14 days, 9/30/2001

  • Most Wins: 3 - Jeff Gordon; 2 - Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth

  • Most Poles: 3 - Jimmie Johnson & Kasey Kahne

  • Most Top 5s: 10 - Jeff Gordon; 7 - Greg Biffle

  • Most Top 10s: 14 - Jimmie Johnson; 12 - Jeff Gordon; 10 - Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth; 9 - Greg Biffle & Tony Stewart

  • Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson, 10/9/2011, 197 laps

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: Tony Stewart, 10/1/2006, 5 laps

  • Most Lead Changes: 26 - 10/4/2009

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 13 - 9/29/2002 & 4/21/2013

  • Most Leaders: 14 - 10/4/2009

  • Fewest Leaders: 8 - 4/21/2013

  • Most Cautions: 15, 10/6/2013

  • Most Caution Laps: 71, 10/6/2013

  • Fewest Cautions: 3, 4/22/2012

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 18 - 4/22/2012

  • Most Running at the Finish: 42 - 9/28/2008

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 29 - 10/6/2013

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 9 - Chevy; 4 - Ford; 2 - Dodge; 2 - Toyota

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 4 [of 17]
  • Races won from starting pos 2: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 10: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 11: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 12: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 13: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 19: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 21: 1
  • Races won from the top 5: 8 of 17
  • Races won from the top 10: 10 of 17

    5/10/2014: #24-Jeff Gordon(3), Chevy, 128.149mph, started 13th
    10/6/2013: #29-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 114.884mph, started 1st
    4/21/2013: #20-Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 133.611mph, started 1st
    10/2012: #17-Matt Kenseth, Ford, 115.086, started 12th
    4/22/2012: #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 144.122, started 4th
    10/2011: #48-Jimme Johnson (2), Chevy, 137.181, started 19th
    6/2011: #2-Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 137.184, started 25th
    2010: #16-Greg Biffle (2), Ford, 138.077, started 5th
    2009: #14-Tony Stewart (2), Chevy, 137.144, started, 5th
    2008: #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 133.549, started 1st
    2007: #16-Greg Biffle, Ford, 104.981, started 7th
    2006: #20-Tony Stewart, Chevy, 121.753, started 21st
    2005: #6-Mark Martin, Ford, 137.774, started 19th
    2004: #01-Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 126.058, started 1st
    2003: #12-Ryan Newman, Dodge, 121.630, started 11th
    2002: #24-Jeff Gordon (2), Chevy, 119.394; started 10th
    2001: #24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 110.576; started 2nd

Track News and Announcements

  • Joe Nichols performing pre-race concert at Kansas: Red Bow Records recording artist Joe Nichols will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Hollywood Casino 400, the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, on Oct. 5. Nichols, who's current hits include "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75," released his latest studio album in October of last year. Fans are likely familiar with other chart-topping hits of Nichols as well, like "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," and "Gimme That Girl" along with Top Ten hits like "The Impossible," "What's A Guy Gotta Do" and "I'll Wait For You." Over his career, he has new artist awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Billboard, and more. He also has four Grammy nominations, a CMA album of the Year nomination and multiple RIAA platinum and gold albums and singles.(Kansas Speedway)(8-7-2014)

  • Bowyer's mother to wave green flag: #15-Clint Bowyer has one more reason to follow his mother's instructions: She'll wave the green flag at Kansas Speedway. It's a NASCAR-style Mother's Day celebration when Jana Bowyer waves the flag to start Saturday night's Sprint Cup race. Clint Bowyer grew up in Emporia, Kansas, and was honored to have his mom picked to help start the 400-mile race. "We are a pretty close family so we've been ragging on her a little bit," Bowyer said. "`Don't drop the flag mom, whatever you do, don't drop the flag.' It's pretty cool. I hope there's not a caution."(Associated Press)(5-9-2014)

  • Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery renew partnership: Kansas Speedway and Kansas Lottery officials announced a multi-year renewal of their partnership, which has been in place since Kansas Speedway opened in 2001. The partnership means the Kansas Lottery will remain the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race (Kansas Lottery 300), which returns to Kansas Speedway on Oct. 4, and the Kansas Lottery will continue as the "Official Lottery of Kansas Speedway." "I'm excited that we are able to continue our partnership with the Kansas Lottery," said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. "The Lottery has been a tremendous supporter of ours and their continued sponsorship of Kansas Speedway and as the entitlement partner on our NASCAR Nationwide Series race is incredible. It's going to be a great year at Kansas Speedway and I'm glad that the Kansas Lottery will be a part of it."(Kansas Speedway)(5-9-2014)

  • 5-hour ENERGY to sponsor night race at Kansas: Kansas Speedway officials announced that 5-hour Energy will sponsor Kansas Speedway's inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on May 10, naming the race the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). From May 1 through July 31, 2014, Living Essentials will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour Energy to SOWF, a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends. The minimum guaranteed donation is $75,000.
    "I'm excited to have 5-hour Energy join with us on our inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race," said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. "I'm even prouder to know that we will be honoring the military service of so many men and women and are able to recognize the commitment they have made to our country. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides support and assistance to personnel in the U.S. Special Operations Command and I look forward to working with them and 5-hour Energy during our race weekend."
    Tickets for Kansas Speedway's 2014 events, including Kansas Speedway's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race the 5-hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation, are currently on sale. To purchase season tickets or single event tickets, call 866-460-RACE (7223) or visit kansasspeedway.com.(Kansas Speedway)(4-29-2014)

  • Jordy Nelson to drive pace car at Kansas: Catching passes in the NFL, including one for a touchdown in the 2010 Super Bowl, is nothing new for Kansas native Jordy Nelson. But on May 10, Nelson, who is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, will add a new title to his resume - pace car driver. He will drive the Toyota Highlander V pace car to start the Kansas 400, Kansas Speedway's inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race, as part of Toyota's official partnership with Kansas Speedway. Nelson, is one of the most prolific football players in K-State history. He went from being a walk-on safety as a freshman to earning consensus All-America honors, including being named to nine first-team All-America squads, in 2007 as a senior and being named a Biletnikoff Award finalist. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the top receiver in the nation.(Kansas Speedway)(4-23-2014)

  • Kansas spring race moves under the lights in 2014, switches with Darlington: NASCAR has awarded Kansas Speedway two night races for 2014, including the Sprint Cup race on Saturday night, May 10. In addition to the Kansas 400 Sprint Cup Series race on the night before Mothers Day, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 will run under the lights on Friday night, May 9. The 2014 fall weekend races will be run during the day, with the Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 set for Saturday, Oct. 4, and the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup race - the fourth event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup - on Sunday, Oct. 5. To accommodate Kansas Speedway, fellow International Speedway Corporation track Darlington Raceway agreed to switch its traditional Mothers Day weekend race with the April date Kansas has had since 2010. In addition to the NASCAR weekends, International Motor Sports Association Road Racing will return for the second year to the infield road course at Kansas Speedway on June 7 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, Cooper Tire Prototype Lights and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. Times for those races have not been determined.(Kansas City Star)(10-11-2013)

  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback named grand marshal for the Hollywood Casino 400: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, the state's 46th governor, has been named Grand Marshal for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 6, the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. "We're delighted to have Governor Brownback as Grand Marshal for the Hollywood Casino 400," said Bob Sheldon, Vice President and General Manager, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. "And on behalf of all the Kansas race fans we welcome Governor Brownback as he takes on this prestigious role kicking off the largest sporting event in the state." Governor Brownback grew up in Parker, Kan., which is approx. 70 miles south of Kansas Speedway, and worked on his family's farm until heading to Kansas State University (K-State), where he received a degree in Agricultural Economics. After departing K-State, the Governor hosted a radio show for one year before attending the University of Kansas Law School. Tickets for Kansas Speedway's 2013 October races are on sale and can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com.(Kansas Speedway)(10-2-2013)

  • Everclear playing Pre-Race Concert at Kansas: It definitely won't be a Slow Motion Daydream when rock band Everclear performs a Kansas National Guard pre-race concert for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 6. The band's eighth studio album, Invisible Stars, was released in June 2012. "In some ways, this album's a lot more aggressive than anything we've done in a long time," Art Alexakis says of Invisible Stars, Everclear's first collection of new songs in six years as well as the band's first eOne release. "But in other ways, it's a lot more melodic. I like having both of those sides covered." The new 12 song set embodies the same qualities that have long endeared Everclear to its large and worldwide fan base. Such tunes as "Be Careful What You Ask For," "Volcano," "Falling In A Good Way," and "Tiger In A Burning Tree" maintain the same musical and emotional resonance that first struck a responsive chord with listeners in the early 1990s.(Kansas Speedway)(8-28-2013)

  • Kansas Speedway hosting BBQ contest during Grand Am race: Adding to the festive atmosphere at Kansas Speedway's inaugural GRAND-AM Road Racing events, track officials have announced a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned state championship during the race weekend. Thirty teams will participate in the contest and most will start cooking on the afternoon of Aug. 17 in Kansas Speedway's infield. Race fans with an infield general admission ticket will have access to the contest, along with the recently announced Trapt concert. A limited number of teams will be offering samples and/or selling barbeque. A grand champion and reserved champion will be crowned, along with the top five in each category - chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket.(Kansas Speedway)(7-10-2013)

  • Kenseth wins at Kansas: #20-Matt Kenseth won the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway for his 2nd win of 2013, 2nd win at Kansas and 26th career win. Kenseth also led the most laps with 163. Kenseth won from the pole, making Kansas the third Sprint Cup Series race in a row the winner started on the pole, the first time since 1985 that has happened.
    #5-Kahne finished 2nd, followed by #48-Johnson, #56-Truex Jr., #15-Bowyer, #2-Keselowski [was a lap down and lost some sheet metal on the rear of the car], #1-McMurray, #43-Almirola, #55-Martin and #27-Menard. #18-Busch, who started 5th in a backup car, spun twice, the 2nd time hitting the wall and hitting #22-Logano and finished 38th, Busch was going for his 5th top-five in a row.
    There were 13 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 40 yellow flag laps. The average speed was 133.611mph.
    Starting this season, NASCAR doesn't release the track attendance.
    See race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Kansas Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Kansas Penalty Report (pdf)
    See the Official Race and Points report on the Kansas Official Race and Points Report page (pdf)

  • Kansas Speedway, Kansas Army National Guard Partnership: Officials with Kansas Speedway and the Kansas Army National Guard announced the continuation of their partnership, which will include a swear in ceremony for newly enlisted soldiers to the Kansas Army National Guard. "I'm honored to be able to continue the great partnership we have with the Kansas Army National Guard," said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. "These men and women, along with their families, have made a huge commitment to protect and defend our country and I'm glad that we can recognize them during our event weekends."
    "Our partnership with Kansas Speedway connects many of our troops to a sport they really enjoy while also providing us a venue to show the public what the Kansas National Guard is all about through equipment displays and demonstrations," said Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, Kansas adjutant general. "We appreciate the generosity and support from Kansas Speedway and the enthusiasm and support the race fans show to our Guardsmen in attendance." The Kansas Army National Guard will also continue to partner with Kansas Speedway for the Kansas Army National Guard Pre-Race at all of Kansas Speedway's events in 2013. Kansas Speedway season tickets and individual race tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com or calling 866.460.RACE (7223). Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages. Hy-Vee, the official grocery and tailgate pit stop of Kansas Speedway, has everything you need for your race day cooler.(Kansas Speedway)(4-19-2013)

  • Kansas Speedway partners with Hy-Vee: Kansas Speedway and Hy-Vee, Inc. announced a partnership agreement that makes Hy-Vee the Official Grocer and Tailgate Pit Stop of the Kansas Speedway. Hy-Vee operates 26 full-service supermarkets throughout Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. Randy Edeker, Chairman, President and CEO of Hy-Vee, said the company has planned special events throughout the year to promote the Speedway and enhance the fan experience. The 2013 racing season at Kansas Speedway kicks off April 19-21 with the SFP 250 and STP 400.(Kansas Speedway)(4-6-2013)

  • Kansas Speedway announces 2013 schedule: Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced Kansas Speedway's 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kansas Speedway's first race weekend will be April 19-21 and includes the SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (April 20) and the STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (April 21). Kansas Speedway's fall race will move back to early October and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 will return as the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series will run on Oct. 5, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Kansas Lottery 98.9 race will return under the lights on Oct. 4. In addition, a prospective date for GRAND-AM Road Racing is still being finalized. A limited number of tickets for the NASCAR races in 2013 will go on sale Monday, October 22. Season ticket holders will be able to renew their same seats or upgrade their seats during a renewal period in November. All other 2012 ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets following the season ticket holder renewal period. Kansas Speedway will again offer various payment plans as payment options. Tickets for Oct. 21, 2012 Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 20, 2012 Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 19, 2012 Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or visiting kansasspeedway.com. Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.(Kansas Speedway)(9-22-2012)

  • Kansas signs longterm sponsor of fall Sprint Cup race: Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced that Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will sponsor the fall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for 10 years beginning with the Oct. 9, 2011 race. The race will be the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway and is a part of NASCAR's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In April 2010, construction began on the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway overlooking Turn Two of the speedway. The new facility is expected to open in the first half of 2012. Single race tickets for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, as well as all events on the 2011 Kansas Speedway schedule, are currently on sale. The $300 million Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is being developed by Kansas Entertainment, a joint venture of Kansas Speedway Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC), and Penn Hollywood Kansas, Inc., a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming Inc.
    The first phase of Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will include a state-of-the-art casino with capacity for 2,300 slot machines, 61 table games and 25 poker tables on a 100,000 square-foot gaming floor. Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will also feature 28,000 square-feet of other amenities including restaurants, clubs and nightlife attractions. The addition of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is estimated to bring nearly 440,000 tourists per year to the facility and create over 1,000 full time positions; elevating the facility to a year-round tourist destination.
    The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway is part of an action packed race weekend that will include the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Oct. 8. Penn National Gaming will bring VIP guests from its 17 gaming facilities throughout the country to Kansas Speedway where they will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR drivers, tour the infield and pit areas, and enjoy special seating and entertainment during the weekend's races.
    Kansas Speedway tickets are on sale now for the 2011 season. Season tickets are available, starting at just $159 and include two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck race, the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and a Track Pass for each Sunday race event. Individual tickets are also on sale now for all events (June 4 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, the June 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 8 Kansas Lottery 300 and the Oct. 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race). Tickets for the June 5 Sprint Cup race start at just $59 and tickets for the Oct. 9 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race start at $64. Tickets are available by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Parking at Kansas Speedway is always free. Fans can bring into the grandstands a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and drinks.(Kansas Speedway)(2-18-2011)

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