We’ve reached moment #7 on our list, and this one has only happened one time, so far, at Kansas Speedway.
In 2004, Joe Nemechek, also known as Front Row Joe, was entered in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Kansas Speedway. Nemechek won the pole for the Sprint Cup Series race and was starting from the 19th position in the XFINITY Series race.
On a beautiful October Saturday afternoon, Nemechek took the lead on lap 199 (of 200) from Tony Stewart and went on to capture his first win at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The next day, starting on the pole, Nemechek had the lead for the first few laps and then relinquished it as the race saw 24 lead changes among 12 drivers. Similar to his Saturday drive, Nemechek took the lead on lap 231 (of 267) from Elliott Sadler and never looked back as he went on to win by .08-second, becoming the first, and so far, only driver to win both races in a weekend.
Don’t miss any of the moments at Kansas Speedway as racing returns this October with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale on Oct. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series (Kansas Lottery 300) on Oct. 17, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) on Oct. 18, and tickets are currently on sale.
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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