Kansas Speedway Race Track

Kansas Speedway Information

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Location: Kansas City, KS, USA

Capacity: 81,687

Owner & Operator: International Speedway Corporation

Opened: 2001

Length: 1.500 mi (2.414 km), D-Shaped Tri-Oval

Major Events: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile facility constructed near the intersection of two major interstate highways. The site, about 15 miles from downtown Kansas City, Mo., but located across the state line in Wyandotte County, Kansas, was selected in ‘97 by International Speedway Corporation, the company that owns other racing facilities such as Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Darlington Raceway.

NASCAR finally found its way to the home state of the man who won the first race in what would become its signature series.

The 1.5-mile track is 55 feet wide with 15 degrees of banking in its turns, 10.4 degrees on the tri-oval frontstretch and 5 degrees on the backstretch. As race fans from the Midwest flocked to go to its events, Kansas Speedway has expanded intelligently from its original capacity of around 75,000. Today, nearly 87,000 tickets are available for races at the track and there’s room to add up to as many as 150,000 fans down the road.

Kansas Speedway has become the anchor for business development. Retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other facilities have come to the area surrounding Kansas Speedway, helping to add both to the quality of life in the area and to the experience for Auto Racing fans who come to the track for races featuring NASCAR and other cars.

Jeff Gordon won the first two Cup races held at Kansas Speedway. Ryan Newman was the winner in ‘03, and in ‘04 when the track’s Banquet 400 was a part of the Chase for Sprint Cup, it was Joe Nemechek making the trip to victory lane.

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