Championship contender Kasey Kahne will lead the field to the green flag on Sunday in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kahne’s lap time of 191.360 mph shattered the previous qualifying record held by Matt Kenseth at 180.856 mph, set in 2005.
“I feel like they did a really nice job here at Kansas Speedway repaving,” said Kahne, who earned his third pole in 11 races at Kansas Speedway. “It’s going to be tough this weekend but from here out it is going to be one of the best tracks we go to. You can look at it and tell as the track gets some wear into it and some age. I think it will be a lot of fun to race on. It’s smooth and the transitions are really nice.”
Mark Martin will start second followed by Kansas native Clint Bowyer.
Racing action returns to Kansas Speedway tomorrow at Kansas Speedway with the Kansas Lottery 300 and tickets are available by calling 866.460.RACE (7223), online at www.kansassspeedway.com, or at Ticket Booth B at Kansas Speedway. The day also includes Kansas Lottery 300 qualifying and two practices for the Hollywood Casino 400.
Tickets for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are also available and can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE (7223), online at www.kansassspeedway.com, or at Ticket Booth B at Kansas Speedway.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.
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