Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) leads Joey Logano (22) and Ryan Blaney (12) and Brad Keselowski (2) during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval race track in the Village West territory close to Kansas City, Kansas, United States. It was built in 2001 and it right now has two yearly NASCAR races. The IndyCar Series also held races at the scene until 2011.

The speedway is possessed and worked by the International Speedway Corporation.

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A 2008 review by The Washington Economics Group uncovered that Kansas Speedway brings $243 million to the territory of Kansas every year. It also provides more than 5000 jobs, with 4000 positions coming straightforwardly from track tasks.

Lights were introduced from mid-2010 to mid-2011. All the NASCAR races at the track are booked to be run during the day, with the lights being accessible in the event of a downpour delay.

The primary night race at the track was an ARCA race on October 7, 2011. On October 11, 2013, it was reported that Darlington Speedway's solitary NASCAR occasion and Kansas' spring race will trade dates for 2014, with Kansas turning into a night race. The fall race at the track will stay a day occasion.

History

Development started on the 1,200 acres (490 ha), 1.5 miles (2.4 km) speedway in May 1999, and in July, favored tickets went on sale. The interest at the ticket deals incited ISC authorities to grow the arranged 32 by an extra 36, extending the limit from 75,000 to 82,000.

Speedway authorities were confident to have the track finished at some point in 2000, and conceivably have a race. Unfortunately, development was postponed by climate and further compounded by claims from nearby land proprietors.

In May 2000, both IndyCar and NASCAR declared events to be held at the speedway for the 2001 season. Track clearing started in September 2000, and development of the speedway was finished in mid-2001.

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The structure of the speedway essentially affects the close by region, even before development was done. New advertisement improvements jumped up around the speedway, including a cinema perplexing, an outside retail shopping center, and lodgings.

Extra seats have been added since starting development. In 2003, 1,600 seats were added, and in 2005, 1,500 seats in addition to a 7,000 square feet (650 m2) concession and bathroom building were added. The two extensions were going by the track's unique workers for hire, HNTB and Turner Construction.

Quick Facts

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LocationKansas City, Kansas, United States
OperatorInternational Speedway Corporation
Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series:

Buschy McBusch Race 400

Hollywood Casino 400

NASCAR Xfinity Series:

Kansas Lottery 300

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200

ARCA Menards Series:

Speediatrics 150

Length1.500 mi (2.414 km)
Most WinsJeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, and Joey Logano (3)