April race weekend promises excitement
Kansas Speedway will be alive with door-to-door racing excitement April 25-26 as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 and the IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 will be contested.
Kansas native Chase Austin will compete for the first time at his “home town track ,“Kansas Speedway, when the racing begins in the 2009 Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 on Saturday April 25. Johnny Benson 2008 Camping World Truck Series champion, 2005 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 winner Todd Bodine, and the rest of the field will attempt to spoil Austin’s Kansas Speedway debut. Last year’s race saw Ron Hornaday Jr. take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway on his way to a second-place finish in the 2008 overall standings.
J.R. Hildebrand looks to make his second consecutive trip to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway when the Firestone Indy Lights Kansas Lottery 100 kicks off open-wheel racing on Sunday, April 26. He grabbed the win in 2008 and tested at Kansas Speedway with Andretti-Green Racing on April 8.
Two-time IndyCar Series Kansas Speedway winner Dan Wheldon will try to become the first driver to win three consecutive races at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, April 26. 2008. IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, Danica Patrick, Graham Rahal and the rest of the stars of the IndyCar Series will attempt to end his winning streak in the 2009 Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, the first oval race of the 2009 season.
Kansas Speedway tickets are on sale now. The 2009 Ticket Package includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 and the IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 on April 25-26, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods on October 3-4. Call 866.460.RACE or visit kansasspeedway.com for tickets today.