TURN ON THE LIGHTS! KANSAS SPEEDWAY AWARDED NIGHT RACE IN 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 11, 2013) – Kansas Speedway fans have been asking the same question for years – when will Kansas Speedway get to play host to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race?
Get ready fans, here is the answer to that question – May 10, 2014.
In addition to the highly anticipated night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the sparks fly with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing under the lights on May 9, 2014.
“I’m excited to be able to tell our fans that Kansas Speedway will be hosting a Sprint Cup Series night race next year,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “Fans continually ask me about a night race and I know that we will have tremendous support from our fans throughout the Midwest for our first Sprint Cup Series night race. Frankly, I look forward to seeing NASCAR under the lights at Kansas Speedway as much as our fans do!”
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup returns to Kansas Speedway for the fourth race in the Chase on Oct. 5, 2014. Kansas Speedway has hosted a race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup every year since the inception of the Chase in 2004. The day preceding the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (Oct. 4) will see the NASCAR Nationwide Series cars battle it out.
Following the highly successful debut of professional sports car racing this past August, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Road Racing returns to the infield road course at Kansas Speedway on June 7 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, Cooper Tire Prototype Lights and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
Current Kansas Speedway ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to Kansas Speedway’s inaugural night race. Tickets for 2014 races, including Kansas Speedway’s inaugural night race, will go on sale later this year. Visit www.kansasspeedway.com and follow Kansas Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kansasspeedway and Twitter (@kansasspeedway) for all of the latest information.
Race start times and TV networks will be available at a later date.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.