Schedule and Highlights:
May 12 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (Toyota Tundra 250 – 7:30 PM CT, FOX Sports 1 and MRN)
9:00 AM – Parking lots open
10:00 AM – Grandstand gates open
10:30 AM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice
12:30 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice
3:35 PM – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying
5:45 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying
7:00 PM – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver introductions
7:30 PM – Toyota Tundra 250
May 13 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (Go Bowling 400 – 6:30 PM CT, FOX Sports 1 and MRN)
12:00 PM – Parking lots open
3:00 PM – Grandstand gates open/Gates open for Pre-Race Pass access
4:45 PM (approx.) – Parmalee pre-race concert
5:50 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver introductions
6:30 PM – Go Bowling 400
All times central, and times and events subject to change without notice.
4 A-10 Thunderbolt II's from the 303d Fighter Squadron, 442d Fighter Wing based at Whiteman AFB, MO.
National Anthem and Invocation
Major Ellen Stephenson from the 442d Medical Squadron based at Whiteman AFB, MO will sing the National Anthem for both events. Chaplain (Major) Benjamin Hayden from the 442d Fighter Wing based at Whiteman AFB, MO will give the invocation.
The Grand Marshal for the Go Bowling 400 is Larry the Cable Guy. The Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Go Bowling 400 is KC Chiefs player Derrick Johnson.
As a reminder, Kansas Speedway offers free parking for all guests in our general parking lots. Please follow signs, along with parking attendants and local law enforcement directions to enter the parking lots as quickly as possible. Please remember by not following these directions or flow of traffic, it will impede your time entering and exiting Kansas Speedway’s parking lots.
Overnight parking is not allowed.
Tickets are available for both races by calling 866-460-RACE (7223), online at www.kansasspeedway.com, at the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office (400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, KS) from 9 AM – 5 PM Monday – Friday or on the day of the race at the ticket booth at Gate B when parking lots open (9 AM on May 12; Noon on May 13).
The Kansas Speedway Ticket Office will also be open on May 12 from 9 AM – 5 PM for fans wanting to purchase tickets.
On May 13, fans can visit the ticket Booth at Gate B to purchase tickets and pick up Will Call tickets.
Please remember that tickets cannot be resold on Kansas Speedway property.
Watching on TV
Kansas Speedway’s Toyota Tundra 250 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) race will air on FOX Sports 1 on May 12. The Go Bowling 400 (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) race will air on FOX Sports 1 on May 13.
Check local listings for start times.
Fans can tune into MRN affiliates throughout the country to hear coverage of Kansas Speedway’s races. Fans can also listen to MRN’s coverage on Sirius Satellite Radio’s NASCAR channel, by downloading the MRN mobile app or online at www.mrn.com.
Fans can participate in the conversation on social media by following Kansas Speedway at facebook.com/kansasspeedway, on Twitter (@kansasspeedway and @ksspeedwayprez), and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kansasspeedway. Hashtags being used this weekend are #GB400 and #ToyotaTundra250.
Driving to the Races
Kansas Speedway is conveniently located off of I-435 and I-70. Fans traveling on I-70 can exit at the 110th Street/Speedway Blvd. exit or exit onto I-435 North and exit onto State Ave. West. Fans traveling on I-435 should exit at State Ave West. Follow the signs to the parking lots.
Please remember that due to the large volume of traffic, there will be delays entering and exiting the facility.
Please also remember that pedestrians may not cross State Ave. to enter or leave Kansas Speedway.
Race fans can purchase driver specific merchandise at the Fanatics tent in the Display Midway.
Kansas Speedway’s Display Midway is located north of Gate B. Several corporate displays will be on hand, including displays from the following.
Go Bowling, Toyota, Kansas Lottery, AAA, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Monster Energy, Blue Bunny
The Display Midway is open on Friday, May 12 from 9 AM – 7:30 PM, and on Saturday, May 13 from 12 PM – 6:30 PM.
New Menu Items
Americrown, Kansas Speedway’s official concession provider, offers a great menu selection. Some top choices for 2017 include:
Speedway Smokehouse Stand
With the success of “Up in Smoke”, our in house Kansas Speedway BBQ stand, we decided to add a second location! You can now find all your BBQ favorite here in section 127.
Dip Stick – Located at Up in Smoke: Section 134 &Speedway Smokehouse: Section 127
Smoked sausage with a cheddar, jalapeño, bacon, corn bread crust dipped in tangy house made BBQ sauce.
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is open 24 hours a day throughout Kansas Speedway’s race weekend. In addition to gaming, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway offers several dining options (Final Cut Steakhouse, The Epic Buffett, Turn 2 Sports Bar and Restaurant, Hollywood and Grind, and the Marquee Café).
For additional information and restaurant hours, visit www.hollywoodcasinokansas.com.
KANSAS SPEEDWAY – POLICY REMINDERS
Bag Inspection Policy
ALL bags are subject to search prior to entering Kansas Speedway gates.
Each guest is permitted to bring in one (1) soft-sided cooler or bag up to 14x14x14-inches and one (1) school size backpack. The cooler may have telescoping handles and/or wheels. Please remember that coolers and bags must not block walkways or aisles or obstruct other guests.
Food and beverage of your choice is permitted; however glass containers are not.
Strollers are permitted through the gates as long as there is a child to accompany the stroller. Strollers cannot inhibit guest movement or block any aisles. Strollers must be left on the concourse underneath the grandstands and may be secured by the guest to the chain link fence. Strollers ARE NOT permitted in the grandstands. Kansas Speedway is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Guests may also bring in stadium seat cushions without metal tubing, binoculars, blankets, camelbaks, scanners, umbrellas (for rain) and personal cameras. Please do not obstruct other guest’s views while taking photos.
Glass, stadium seats with metal hooks and/or tubing, pets (service animals are approved), folding chairs, firearms, fireworks and weapons of any kind, thermoses, hard sided coolers, non-clear insulated cups, bicycles and skateboards, and flag poles are not permitted. This list is not an all inclusive list and all items are subject to inspection and denial upon arrival.
Please minimize items you bring into Kansas Speedway to speed up the inspection process.
Expect lines upon entry and allow yourself plenty of time to go through the inspection process.
No Smoking Policy
There is no smoking in Kansas Speedway’s grandstands; this includes cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes.
Kansas Speedway offers designated areas under the grandstands for smoking.
Guests who do not adhere to Kansas Speedway’s No Smoking policy in the grandstands are subject to removal from the facility.