Oct 17, 2012
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As the excitement builds for this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400, the first time to see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on track was delayed due to weather but that didn’t dampen the anticipation for the newly reconfigured track to make its debut.


“The track is a lot different now than when we left from the tire test,” said NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth. “It seems like it’s getting faster.”


NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne concurred.


“I didn’t know what to expect because I wasn’t here for the tire test,” said Bayne, who will be competing in both the Hollywood Casino 400 and the Kansas Lottery 300 this weekend. “We picked up speed pretty fast… I think the track is just going to keep getting faster all weekend. The track is pretty awesome. I think it’s going to be fun to race on.”


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing resumes tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM, with NASCAR Nationwide Series cars taking to the track at 1 PM. Admission is free, but Kansas Speedway is requesting a donation to March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. Parking lots and gates open at 8 AM.


Tickets for the Oct. 21 Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 20 Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or visiting www.kansasspeedway.com.  Every season ticket comes with a Track Pass that provides you with access to the infield for the pre-race concert, driver introductions and much more! 


Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.


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