KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 5, 2016) – Intensity and intrigue.
Kansas Speedway’s 2017 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 will definitely take on increased importance as it becomes the cutoff race for the second round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Oct. 22 with drivers having one last chance to automatically qualify for the third round of the Chase with a win.
“Every race is important in NASCAR, but having a cutoff race will make the competition even more exciting at Kansas Speedway next fall. Kansas City certainly understands the excitement that surrounds a “Game Seven” type of atmosphere, and that is what a cutoff race provides in the Chase. “said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “Kansas Speedway’s Chase race has played such an important part in deciding the championship since the Chase was instituted and I look forward to seeing how not only our 2017 races plays a part in deciding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, but also the important part that both of our 2016 races will play in determining this year’s champion.”
In addition to the Oct. 22, 2017 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas Speedway will host the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY race on Oct. 21 as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase for the Championship.
In May 2017, Kansas Speedway will again host the Go Bowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race under the lights on May 13 and the Kansas 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 12.
Tickets for 2016 races can be purchased online at www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.RACE (7223), including this weekend’s Go Bowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 7 and the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 6.
In October 2016, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns with the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 16. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race will take center stage on Oct. 15, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship race will run on Oct. 14.
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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