The number 11 plays a big part in sports – the number of players on the field at the same time, retired numbers, etc. – but for our #11 moment it is all about the start of the Kansas Speedway history, youth and combines two races into one moment.
It could be known as the year of the kids. Adult children, yes, but still kids in the eyes of their parents, peers and family.
On June 2, 2001, Jason Jarrett, the son of NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett, was behind the wheel of an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards car and, after starting seventh went on to visit Victory Lane on the first day of racing at Kansas Speedway. The win is something Jason has over his dad, who never finished better than eighth at Kansas Speedway.
Just a little over a month later on July 7, 2001, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees, Ricky Hendrick, the son of legendary car owner Rick Hendrick, started on the front row, took the lead on lap 11 and never looked back as he went on to his first career win.
Two great wins and a tremendous start to the history of Kansas Speedway.
Don’t miss any of the moments at Kansas Speedway as racing returns this October with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale on Oct. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series (Kansas Lottery 300) on Oct. 17, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) on Oct. 18, and tickets are currently on sale.
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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