Beyond the Checkered Infield Hospitality
New for the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400, the Beyond the Checkered hospitality experience brings together some of the most influential women from the motorsports and KC business communities for an exclusive Q&A session. The package includes the Q&A, a light brunch, FanVision rental, gift bag, cold garage access, and pre-race access including the pre-race concert, driver introductions, and the driver/crew chief meeting. This first of its kind celebration of women will take place in the driver's meeting tent on the morning of October 20 ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400. The Beyond the Checkered experience is $50 and requires a grandstand ticket to access.
So far, our roster of confirmed Q&A appearances includes Sherry Pollex, longtime girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr, ovarian cancer survivor, owner of Lavendar Boutique, founder and Vice President of the Martin Truex Jr Foundation, and creator of SherryStrong.org, a website designed to empower women about their health; Samantha Busch, wife of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch, mom, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, IVF advocate, philanthropist and race team co-owner; Julie Giese, President of ISM Raceway; Kim Coon, MRN reporter and co-host of Glass Case of Emotion podcast with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney; Amy Walsh Stock, public relations representative for Jimmie Johnson and Charlotte Candle Company co-owner; Kirsten Krug, Kansas City Chiefs Vice President of Administration; Kathy Nelson, Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN KC – President and CEO; and, Sara Panek, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway Vice President of Marketing. Additional Q&A participants will be announced later.