Oct 7, 2015
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As race fans prepare to attend the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Kansas Speedway in 2015, they can expect the same great experiences they have had in the past. For the latest updates, visit www.facebook.com/kansasspeedway and www.kansasspeedway.com, download the Kansas Speedway App.

For updated ticket information, visit www.kansasspeedway.com or call 866-460-RACE (7223).

Schedule and Highlights:

Friday, Oct. 16 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race (Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9, FOX Sports 2)

  • 6 AM – Parking lots open
  • 8 AM – Grandstand gates open
  • 9:30 AM – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards practice
  • Noon – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
  • 1:30 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series practice
  • 2:30 PM – ARCA qualifying
  • 3:30 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series practice
  • 5:15 PM – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying
  • 7 PM – ARCA driver introductions
  • 7:30 PM – ARCA race (Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9)
  • Post-Race – Jackyl Concert (Turn 1 area)

Saturday, Oct. 17 - NASCAR XFINITY Series race (Kansas Lottery 300, NBC Sports Network, MRN)

  • 6 AM – Parking lots open
  • 8 AM – Grandstand gates open
  • 10:30 AM – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
  • 11:45 AM – NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying
  • 1:30 PM – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
  • 2:30 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series driver introductions
  • 3 PM – NASCAR XFINITY Series race (Kansas Lottery 300)

Sunday, Oct. 18 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Hollywood Casino 400, NBC, MRN)

  • 6 AM – Parking lots open
  • 8 AM – Grandstand gates open
  • 9:30 AM – Gates open for Pre-Race Pass holders to access the infield
  • 11:30 AM – Eric Paslay concert
  • 12:35 PM – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions
  • 1:15 PM – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (Hollywood Casino 400)

All times central, and times and events subject to change without notice. Check local listings for the stations in your area.


It’s FREE!

Kansas Speedway offers free parking for all guests in our general parking lots. Please follow signs, parking attendants and local law enforcement directions to enter the parking lots as quickly as possible. Please remember by not following these directions or flow of traffic, that it will impede your time entering and exiting Kansas Speedway’s parking lots.

Overnight parking is not allowed.


Tickets are available for all three races by calling 866-460-RACE (7223), online at www.kansasspeedway.com, at the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office (400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, KS) from 9 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday or on the day of the race at the ticket booth at Gate B when parking lots open each day.

Please remember that tickets cannot be resold on Kansas Speedway property.

Watching on TV

Kansas Speedway’s Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9 will air on FOX Sports 2 on Friday, Oct. 16. The Kansas Lottery 300 will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, Oct. 17, and the Hollywood Casino 400 will air on NBC on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Check local listings for start times.

Radio Coverage

Fans can tune into MRN affiliates throughout the country to hear coverage of Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR races. In Kansas City, the MRN affiliate is 102.5 FM. Fans can also listen to MRN’s coverage on Sirius Satellite Radio’s NASCAR channel. Visit www.mrn.com for additional affiliates and programming.

Social Media

Fans can participate in the conversation on social media by following Kansas Speedway at facebook.com/kansasspeedway, on Twitter (@kansasspeedway and @ksspeedwayprez), and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kansasspeedway. Hashtags being used this weekend are #HC400 and #KL300.

Driving to the Races

Kansas Speedway is conveniently located off of I-435 and I-70. Fans traveling on I-70 should exit at the 110th Street/Speedway Blvd. exit. Fans traveling on I-435 should exit at State Ave West. Follow the signs to the parking lots. 

Please remember that due to the large volume of traffic, there will be delays entering and exiting the facility.

Please also remember that pedestrians may not cross State Ave. or Speedway Blvd. to enter or leave Kansas Speedway.

Merchandise Available

Race fans can purchase driver specific merchandise at the Fanatics tent in the Display area.

Display Midway

Kansas Speedway’s display midway is located north of Gate B. Several corporate displays will be on hand, including displays from the following.

Kansas Speedway Racing 101, Kansas Lottery, AAA, Olathe Ford RV, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Kansas Army

National Guard, New Holland and Sprint.

The Display Midway is open on Friday, October 16th from 10AM – 5PM, Saturday, October 17th from 8AM – 2:30PM and Sunday, October 18th from 8AM – 1PM.

New Menu Items

Americrown, Kansas Speedway’s official concession provider, offers a great menu selection. Some top choices for 2015 include:

BBQ Sundae (Sec. 116, 129)  – our take on some of your favorites. BBQ Burnt Ends, Mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce topped with a cherry tomato and served in a sundae cup.

KC Que Burger (Sec. 116, 129)   – Grilled burger topped with BBQ pulled pork, BBQ Sauce and an onion ring.

Walking Tacos (Sec. 112, 143) – Bag of Fritos filled with ground beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and salsa.

Jalapeno Burger (Sec. 114, 149) – Grilled burger topped with pepperjack cheese, chipotle sauce and jalapenos.

Buffalo Wing Nachos (Sec. 143)- Tortilla chips topped with chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, diced celery and buffalo wing sauce

BBQ Pork Nachos (Sec. 143) – Tortilla chips topped with BBQ pulled pork, Monterrey cheese sauce, black bean corn salsa, jalapenos and BBQ Sauce.

Buffalo Ranch Fries (Sec. 118, 147)  – Crispy French fries topped with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.

Boneless Chicken Wings (Sec. 118, 147) – your choices of 6 or 12 wings tossed in your choice of buffalo, BBQ, parmesan garlic or Asian sauces.

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is open 24 hours a day throughout Kansas Speedway’s race weekend. In addition to gaming, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway offers several dining options (Final Cut Steakhouse, The Epic Buffett, Turn 2 Sports Bar and Restaurant, Hollywood and Grind, and the Marquee Café).

For additional information, visit www.hollywoodcasinokansas.com

Of Note

  • The last three Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup winners at Kansas Speedway are the current contenders for the NASCAR championship – Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick.
  • Seven former Kansas Speedway winners are among the final 12 drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
  • The Kansas Lottery 300 will be one of the last chances for the contenders to cut into Chris Buescher’s lead in the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings.
  • The Rookie of the Year battle in the NASCAR XFINITY Series between Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez is intense.
  • When Grant Enfinger takes the green flag in the Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9, he will officially become the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion.
  • Also in the ARCA race, the owner’s championship and Rookie of the Year title could come down to the last lap.


Bag Inspection Policy

  • ALL bags are subject to search prior to entering Kansas Speedway gates.
  • Each guest is permitted to bring in one (1) soft-sided cooler or bag up to 14x14x14-inches and one (1) school size backpack. The cooler may have telescoping handles and/or wheels. Please remember that coolers and bags must not block walkways or aisles or obstruct other guests.
  • Food and beverage of your choice is permitted; however glass containers are not.
  • Strollers are permitted through the gates as long as there is a child to accompany the stroller. Strollers cannot inhibit guest movement or block any aisles. Strollers must be left on the concourse underneath the grandstands and may be secured by the guest to the chain link fence. Strollers ARE NOT permitted in the grandstands. Kansas Speedway is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Guests may also bring in stadium seat cushions without metal tubing, binoculars, blankets, camelbaks, scanners and personal cameras. Please do not obstruct other guest’s views while taking photos.
  • Umbrellas, glass, stadium seats with metal hooks and/or tubing, pets (service animals are approved), folding chairs, firearms, fireworks and weapons of any kind, thermoses, hard sided coolers, non-clear insulated cups, bicycles and skateboards, and flag poles are not permitted. This list is not an all-inclusive list and all items are subject to inspection and denial upon arrival.
  • Please minimize items you bring into Kansas Speedway to speed up the inspection process.
  • Expect lines upon entry and allow yourself plenty of time to go through the inspection process.

No Smoking Policy

  • There is no smoking in Kansas Speedway’s grandstands; this includes cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes.
  • Kansas Speedway offers designated areas under the grandstands for smoking.
  • Guests who do not adhere to Kansas Speedway’s No Smoking policy in the grandstands are subject to removal from the facility.