Kansas Speedway’s track reconfiguration project is nearing completion and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are coming back to Kansas Speedway on Aug. 28-29 for their first look at the newly reconfigured track as they return for a Goodyear tire test.

The test will run from 9 AM to 5 PM each day and will be open to the public and free of charge. Fans are asked to enter at Michigan Dr. off of Speedway Blvd. Due to another event setting up at Kansas Speedway, fans will only be able to enter at Gate D (closest to Turn 1) and sit in sections 169 and 171. Parking will be available in lots 5 and 6. Parking lots and gates will open at 8:30 AM. Sprint FanWalk will not be open during the test days.

Restroom facilities will be open during the test. Concessions will not be available during the test days, however fans will be permitted to bring in a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and Coca-Cola products.

This summer, crews have been adding variable banking to Kansas Speedway, changing the banking from the old 15 degrees to banking that is between 17 and 20 degrees in the turns. The banking on the frontstretch has also changed slightly, decreasing to 10 degrees (formerly 10.4 degrees), while the banking on the backstretch has increased slightly to 5.5 degrees (formerly five degrees). Crews also added an infield road course to Kansas Speedway.

Drivers scheduled to participate are:

  • Brad Keselowski
  • Marcos Ambrose
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Joey Logano
  • Paul Menard
  • Juan Pablo Montoya
  • Mark Martin
  • Regan Smith
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Testing dates, track schedule and drivers/teams are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.  For updates on whether your favorite driver will participate be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tickets for Oct. 21 Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 20 Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or Click Here.  Every season ticket comes with a Track Pass that provides you with access to the infield for the pre-race concert, driver introductions and much more! 

Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

Tire Test FAQs

What is a tire test?
When there are renovations on a track surface or car in NASCAR, the tire manufacturer will test the tires on the track prior to the race. A few select drivers who are regularly driving in the series are typically involved in the test.

Why does Kansas Speedway have to hold a tire test?
We just reconstructed and reconfigured the entire track. The old track was removed and replaced; to learn more Click Here.

Where will I sit during the tire test?
In the grandstands, section 169 and 171. Enter through Gate D.

Do I need a ticket?
No, the tire test is free.

Can I buy food, drinks, or NASCAR gear while I’m there?
Neither our concessions or merchandise stands will be open. Please bring your own food and any drink in a soft-sided cooler that’s no bigger than 14”x14”x14” (no glass containers allowed).

Will there be opportunities to get driver autographs?
No, the drivers have a very strict schedule and will not be available for autographs during the tire test.

Where do I park?
Park in Lots 5 and 6. Enter the facility through Michigan Drive off of 110th Street – see the map here.

Goodyear Tire Test

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