Kansas Speedway Announces 2012 NASCAR Race Dates
Kansas Speedway officials announced today that the facility will again host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends in 2012, albeit both will be held on different surfaces, and the spring event weekend has moved to April to ensure the recently announced track improvements are completed.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns with the inaugural SFP 250 on Saturday, April 21 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns with the STP 400 on April 22, 2012, which will be the final race at the facility under its current design and with the current racing surface.
When NASCAR returns to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 20 and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 21, 2012, race teams will need to throw out the notes they have cultivated over the past decade at the facility and prepare for a new racing surface that includes banking up to 20 degrees.
Remaining 2011 events at Kansas Speedway include the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 9, the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 8 and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 on Oct. 7 and tickets for all events are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.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.
2012 Schedule FAQ
Why are the dates changing to April and late October?
More time is needed in between our race weekends to ensure track improvements are completed.
Why do you have to repave the surface?
Given the harsh weather conditions in the Midwest, a repave of our existing racing surface was a must. For more information on the track improvements scheduled for 2012, click here.
Why doesn't Kansas Speedway have a night race?
In 2012, the main priority for the facility is completing track improvements. Kansas Speedway officials continue discuss the possibility of a night race in 2013 with NASCAR.
Isn't October 20-21 too late in the year for Kansas weather?
According to "The Farmer's Almanac" the average high temperature the last 5 years on April 21-22 was 73 degrees. The average high temperature on October 20-21 was 69 degrees.
When do 2012 tickets go on sale?
A limited amount of seats will go on sale to the public Monday, October 10, 2011. Kansas Speedway’s 2011 ticketholders have first opportunity to purchase the best seats for the 2012 season. Renewals for Season Ticketholders, PASS customers and RV customers will be mailed the week of October 10. To guarantee the same seat or RV spot, these customers must renew by Friday, November 11.