Mar 8, 2011

In addition to the thrills on the track, race fans will experience an “Eight Second Ride,” coupled with a dose of “Yee-Haw,” when country superstar Jake Owen takes to the stage prior to the Kansas 400 on June 5.

“Pre-race concerts have been very popular amongst our fans, particularly with the addition of our Track Pass benefit, allowing season ticket holders an up close look at these incredible performers,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “We feel that Jake’s entertaining show will be appreciated by our fans as we embark upon the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup headlining weekends this year.”

Owen, a Florida native, is expected to perform hits from his first album, “Startin’ With Me,” and his sophomore effort, “Easy Does It.” The RCA Nashville recording artist is a CMA-ACM-Grammy nominated entertainer known for his southern style and charm, he cites Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and Conway Twitty as those who inspire his music.

Tickets for the Kansas 400, which includes the Jake Owen pre-race concert, are available now. Individual tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 4th are also on sale.

Kansas Speedway tickets are on sale now for all events during the 2011 season. Season tickets are available, starting at just $159 and include two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck race, the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and a Track Pass for each Sunday race event. Individual tickets are also on sale now for all events (June 4 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, the June 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 8 Kansas Lottery 300 and the Oct. 9 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway). Tickets for the Oct. 9 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race start at $64 and are available. Fans can purchase tickets to Kansas Speedway by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto

Parking at Kansas Speedway is always free and fans may bring one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler into the grandstands to enjoy their favorite food and beverages.