For fast-paced, adrenaline-filled racing action in Kansas City, Kan., don’t leave without a trip to Kansas Speedway. The 1.5-mile tri-oval track hosts a variety of racing, and in 2012, the Speedway expanded to include a road course that winds through the infield.
Kansas Speedway is a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest. The track, which opened in 2001, hosts two NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year, along with approximately 200 other event days each year. This includes the annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world which attracts teams both nationally and internationally. The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in 2012, overlooks Turn 2 of the track. Kansas Speedway’s two NASCAR weekends in 2021 will take place May 1-2 and Oct. 23-24. Both will consist of a NASCAR Cup Series race, including the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 24, the second race in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs.
Get there early on race day to take advantage of a variety of activities, including driver appearances, race scanner rental, games and interactive experiences in the Display Midway. Get a Pre-Race Pass for access to the infield to watch teams prepare for the race. One other tip? Wear comfortable shoes. The Kansas Speedway is big—so big, in fact, that you can fit Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium and the parking lot between the two stadiums in Kansas Speedway’s infield! With 92 acres dedicated to camping and 2,000 reserved camping spots, there are plenty of options for race fans to immerse themselves in the full NASCAR race-weekend experience. Kansas Speedway is owned by NASCAR.