Sometimes in NASCAR competition drivers can feel like they’re being fed to the sharks, but today NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch visited Kansas City to literally feed the sharks at the Sea Life Aquarium and get ready for the Hollywood Casino 400.
“I’ve never been at the aquarium to feed the fish, but the fun of coming to Kansas City can be felt through a nice event like this,” said Busch. “It’s a family atmosphere, that’s the same fit as a NASCAR weekend.”
Busch fed many kinds of sea creatures, including stingrays, sharks and even a sea turtle named Gertrude.
Busch, who’s best finish at Kansas Speedway was second in 2013, is looking forward to returning to Kansas – a track he has never won on - in a couple of weeks to compete in the fifth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
“This race is very important. I think it’s one of the sleeper races because if you win here, you have a hall pass through Talladega and you don’t want to be one of the guys that have to worry about all of that madness.”
Racing returns to Kansas Speedway this October with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale (Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9) 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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