Apr 22, 2015
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Ben Kennedy has a lot to be excited about when he returns to Kansas Speedway in a few weeks, not only because he considers Kansas Speedway to be one of his favorite tracks, but also because he will be sporting a SpongeBob SquarePants themed truck.


“I’m pumped we’ve got SpongeBob on the hood. I’ve always been a big SpongeBob fan and to have them on my truck is really exciting,” said Kennedy. “I remember the first episodes coming out on Nickelodeon and if I turn Nickelodeon on today, I’ll still watch it.”


Kennedy was in Kansas City this week to visit the pediatric unit at The University of Kansas Hospital and help Kansas Speedway employees pack food for Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides a bag of food for more than 20,000 local elementary children to take home each week.


“It’s great to be out here and give back to the Kansas community. We’re having a good time with it, too. We’re making competitions out of each line and racing each other.”


On May 8, Kennedy will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway, a track he grew up around as his mother, Lesa France Kennedy had a big part in the construction.


“I’ve pretty much seen it from bare land to development to watching races to now getting to race here,” said Kennedy.  “It would be really cool to get a win at Kansas Speedway. It’s a fast track, it will probably wide open for the majority of the runs. It’ll be a lot of fun and good racing for the fans.”