Free NASCAR Racing At Kansas Speedway This Week

By: Kansas Speedway Email
By: Kansas Speedway Email

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August 27, 2012

Kansas Speedway’s track reconfiguration project is nearing completion and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are coming back to Kansas Speedway on Aug. 28-29 for their first look at the newly reconfigured track as they return for a Goodyear tire test.

The test will run from 9 AM to 5 PM each day and will be open to the public and free of charge. Fans are asked to enter at Michigan Dr. off of Speedway Blvd. Due to another event setting up at Kansas Speedway, fans will only be able to enter at Gate D (closest to Turn 1) and sit in sections 169 and 171. Parking will be available in lots 5 and 6. Parking lots and gates will open at 8:30 AM. Sprint FanWalk will not be open during the test days.

Restroom facilities will be open during the test. Concessions will not be available during the test days, however fans will be permitted to bring in a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and drinks.

This summer, crews have been adding variable banking to Kansas Speedway, changing the banking from the old 15 degrees to banking that is between 17 and 20 degrees in the turns. The banking on the frontstretch has also changed slightly, decreasing to 10 degrees (formerly 10.4 degrees), while the banking on the backstretch has increased slightly to 5.5 degrees (formerly five degrees). Crews also added an infield road course to Kansas Speedway.

Drivers scheduled to participate are:

Brad Keselowski


Marcos Ambrose


Matt Kenseth


Joey Logano


Paul Menard


Juan Pablo Montoya


Mark Martin


Regan Smith


Dale Earnhardt Jr.


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