Kansas Speedway


Kansas Speedway

Motorsport venue
Name = Kansas Speedway | Location = Kansas City, Kansas


Image_caption = Kansas Speedway Logo.
Layout1 = Tri-Oval
Length_mi = 1.5
Length_km = 2.4
Banking = Turns - 15°
Front Straight - 10.4°
Back Straight - 5°
Events = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, IRL IndyCar Series, IRL Firestone Indy Lights, ARCA RE/MAX Series
Capacity = 82,000
Address = 400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas 66111
Owner = International Speedway Corporation

Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, adjacent to the Village West area. The speedway is a convert|1.5|mi|km tri-oval with 15 degree banking in the turns. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas 100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Kansas 400 at the track.

Future Plans

Plans are for a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to be built after the state of Kansas approved plans on September 19, 2008. The hotel/casino will overlook turn two and the track will also apply for a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race no later than 2011 [http://www.kansascity.com/746/story/805497.html Hard Rock casino will be located next to speedway] - KC Star September 20, 2008] , also the track plans on adding a road course. [http://www.jayski.com/pages/tracks/kansas.htm Kansas Speedway Track News] - Jayski.com]


= Current Races [ [http://www.arcaracing.com/content/view/5882/2/ Kansas Speedway Adds Two Races to 2008 Schedule] ] [ [http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2008/01/14/daily51.html?surround=lfn Kansas Speedway signs title sponsors] ] =

* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman
* NASCAR Nationwide Series - Kansas Lottery 300
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - O'Reilly Auto Parts 250
* Indy Racing League - RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300
* Indy Racing League Indy Pro Series - Hard Rock 100
* ARCA RE/MAX Series - Kansas Lottery $150 Grand (formerly 200)
* USAC Silver Crown Series - KansasSpeedway.com 100

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Records

*Most Wins - (2) - Jeff Gordon
*Most Top 5's - (4) - Jeff Gordon
*Most Top 10's - (5) - Jeff Gordon,Tony Stewart
*Starts - (8) - 15 Drivers
*Poles - (2) - Jimmie Johnson
*Laps Led - (175) - Jeff Gordon
*Avg Start (Minimum 3 starts) - (5.5) - Jimmie Johnson
*Avg Finish (Minimum 3 starts) - (8.2) - Rusty Wallace

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Winners

* - Race shortened due to rain

Former Races

* NASCAR Winston West - Kansas 100 (2001-2002)
* CART Dayton Indy Lights Series - Kansas 100 (2001)

Records

* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying: Matt Kenseth, 29.858 s (convert|180.856|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2005
* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race: Mark Martin, 2 h 54 min 25 s (convert|137.774|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2005
* NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying: Martin Truex Jr., 30.178 s (convert|178.938|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2005
* NASCAR Nationwide Series Race: Jeff Green, 2 h 19 min 24 s (convert|129.125|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2001
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying: Bill Lester, 31.100 s (convert|173.633|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2005
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race: Ricky Hendrick, 2 h 0 min 9 s (convert|125.094|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on), 2001
* Indy Racing League Qualifying: Scott Dixon, convert|218.085|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on, July 6, 2002
* Indy Racing League Race: Tony Kanaan, convert|180.504|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on, July 3, 2005
* Indy Racing League Race L
Tomas Scheckter, convert|220.226|mi/h|km/h|3|abbr=on, July 7, 2003

References

ee also

* List of NASCAR race tracks

External links

* [http://www.kansasspeedway.com Kansas Speedway Official Site]
* [http://www.nascar.com/races/tracks/kan/index.html Kansas Speedway Page] on [http://www.nascar.com NASCAR.com]
*Super High Resolution image from [http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=39.116682~-94.831444&style=o&lvl=1&scene=1732705 Windows Live Local]
*High Resolution image from [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.115791,-94.831066&spn=0.026650,0.036221&t=k&hl=en Google Maps]


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