The race track opened in summer 2001, with Jeff Gordon winning the first Winston Cup Series race held on September 29, 2001.
The speedway currently seats nearly 82,000 spectators in the grandstands, and will eventually expand to seat up to 150,000 race fans upon completion of its final phase of development.
With the number of visitors on a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race weekend, Kansas Speedway would be the fourth-largest city in the state of Kansas.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway, and the Speedway can accommodate more than 65,000 parked vehicles.
Besides hosting Nextel Cup Series and other race events, Kansas Speedway also hosts non-race related events, such as the Kansas City Bikers for Babies Ride and the GoodGuys Mid Western Nationals Car Show.
For the adventurous race fan who may want a hands on experience, the speedway hosts several stock car and open-wheel driving schools throughout the year.
The driving schools include The Richard Petty Driving Experience, The Racing Experience, The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, The Jeff Gordon Racing School and the Mario Andretti Racing School.
For race fans who enjoy a game of chance, the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to open Feburary 3, 2012. The state of the art vegas-style casino will feature more than 100,000 square feet of gambling space, including 2,000 slot machines, 52 table games and five restaurants.Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66111
Website: Kansas Speedway