While exciting finishes tend to be the topic of conversation, the start of a race is moment #8 on our list.
In 2005, a rookie IndyCar Series driver by the name of Danica Patrick visited Kansas Speedway for the first time. And, she didn’t waste any time in putting her name in the history books by winning her first career pole at the facility with a speed of 214.668 m.p.h., and becoming the second female to win a pole in the Series.
Fast forward nine years.
In May 2014, as Kansas Speedway was hosting its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race, Patrick had a then-career best finish of seventh at the track.
Somewhere, surely, she has Kansas Speedway listed on her lists of favorite tracks.
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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