KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 02: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Verizon 5G Ford, and William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, lead the field on a pace lap prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 02, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

2022 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule Includes 2 Kansas Speedway Races

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– Not only will Kansas Speedway feature two NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022, it will also hold a new slot in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

The 2022 Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Sept. 11, will be the second race in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and the penultimate race in the Round of 16. The series will also visit the 1.5-mile asphalt oval on Sunday, May 15, once again providing fans two great opportunities to see the sport’s top stars at the crown jewel of Wyandotte County.


“Kansas Speedway is one of the most challenging tracks for NASCAR’s greatest drivers, which continues to make it a fan favorite on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “And continuing to hold a prestigious slot in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs just adds to the intensity our fans enjoy at our track.”

We’re now five weeks away from that intensity being on full display again in the 2021 version of the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 24.  The action begins at 2 p.m., as fans will witness the sport’s elite vying for a spot in the Championship 4 following a pre-race concert by multiplatinum recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, a power-packed doubleheader awaits, beginning with the Kansas Lottery 300 at 2 p.m., the second race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs’ Round of 8. At 6 p.m. CT, the ARCA Menards Series championship will be decided in the Reese’s 150.

Fans can purchase their tickets for both days of action now by visiting www.kansasspeedway.com/.

About Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway is a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest. The track, which opened in 2001, hosts two NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year, along with approximately 200 other event days each year. This includes the annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world which attracts teams both nationally and internationally.  The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in 2012, overlooks Turn 2 of the track.  Kansas Speedway’s two NASCAR weekends in 2021 will take place May 1-2 and Oct. 23-24.  Both will consist of a NASCAR Cup Series race, including the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 24, the second race in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs.  Kansas Speedway is owned by NASCAR.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).


Kansas Speedway Contact:

Matt Humphrey

NASCAR Communications


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