As race fans ready for racing at Kansas Speedway, they can expect the same great time they have had in the past. For the latest updates, visit www.facebook.com/kansasspeedway, Twitter - @kansasspeedway, and www.kansasspeedway.com or download our mobile app. For updated ticket information, visit www.kansasspeedway.com or call 866-460-RACE (7223).
Schedule and Highlights:
October 20 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (Kansas 150 – 7:30 PM CT, FOX Sports 2)
8:00 AM – Parking lots open
9:00 AM – Grandstand gates open/Gates open for Fan Walk
9:00 AM – ARCA Rookie Track Ride
9:30 AM – ARCA final practice
12:00 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice
1:30 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series practice
2:30 PM – ARCA qualifying
3:30 PM – ARCA autograph session in Fan Walk
4:00 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice
5:15 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying
7:00 PM – ARCA driver introductions
7:30 PM -- Kansas 150
October 21 – NASCAR XFINITY Series (Kansas Lottery 300 – 2 PM CT, NBC and MRN)
6:00 AM – Parking lots open
8:00 AM – Grandstand gates open/Gates open for Fan Walk
9:00 AM – NASCAR XFINITY Series autograph session in Fan Walk
10:00 AM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice
11:05 AM – NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying
12:30 PM – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice
1:30 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series driver introductions
2:00 PM – Kansas Lottery 300
October 22 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (Hollywood Casino 400 – 2 PM CT, NBCSN and MRN)
6:00 AM – Parking lots open
8:00 AM – Grandstand gates open
10:15 AM – Pre Race Gates open for pre-race activity (Infield, Fan Walk, pre-race concert)
11:00 AM – Ryan Blaney Q&A in Fan Walk
11:30 AM – Clint Bowyer Q&A in Fan Walk
12:00 PM – Driver/Crew Chief Meeting in Fan Walk
12:15 PM (approx.) – Smash Mouth pre-race concert
1:20 PM – Monster Energy Cup Series driver introductions
2:00 PM – Hollywood Casino 400
All times central, and times and events subject to change without notice.
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National Anthem, Honor Guard and Invocation
The National Anthem will be sung by Alaina Rhodig on Oct. 20, retired military member Mary Ann Hotaling on Oct. 21, and Angie Rosner on Oct. 22. The Invocation will be given by Mark Penticuff, Raceway Ministries Chaplain from Springfield, Mo. On Oct. 20, and R.D. Fowler with Kansas City Alliance Raceway Ministries and the Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Lincoln, Neb. On Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. The Leavenworth High School JROTC Color Guard will present the colors all three days.
The Grand Marshal for the Hollywood Casino 400 is actor Jay Hernandez. The Honorary Starter for the Hollywood Casino 400 is actor Mike Vogel. The Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Hollywood Casino 400 is Olympic speedskater Brian Hansen. The Honorary Race Official for the Hollywood Casino 400 is Professional Fight League Mixed Martial Artist & title contender Jason High, who also owns American Top Team KC.
The Grand Marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300 is Kansas Lt. Gov. Dr. Jeff Colyer.
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. Ticket Booth B will open at 9 AM on Friday and 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
The Kansas Speedway Ticket Office will also be open on October 20 from 9 AM – 5 PM for fans to purchase tickets.
Please remember that tickets cannot be resold on Kansas Speedway property.
Watching on TV
Kansas Speedway’s Kansas 150 race (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards) will air on FOX Sports 2 on October 20. The Kansas Lottery 300 (NASCAR XFINITY Series) race will air on NBC on October 21. The Hollywood Casino 400 (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) will air on NBCSN on October 22.
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 #KSL300 and #HC400.
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 merchandise trucks located 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.
Monster Energy, Toyota, Kansas Lottery, AAA, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Coca-Cola
The Display Midway is open on Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 AM – 7:30 PM, on Saturday, Oct 21 from 8 AM - 2 PM, and on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 8 AM – 2 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.