Track “Facts”: Kansas

Nascar races on all sorts of tracks, from short to long, oval to road course, concrete to asphalt.  Here’s a bi-weekly look at all the tracks of Nascar’s National Touring Series.


1.5 mile asphalt tri-oval

Opened 2001

Lights?  Yes

Series: Cup, Xfinity, Trucks

Nicknames: The Casino, Dust in the Wind


1. Why is it called “Kansas Speedway” and not “Kansas City Speedway”?  Because the track is located in Kansas City KANSAS, not Kansas City Missouri.  What, did you think it was named for the irritating prog rock band?

2. Kansas Speedway is emblematic of a number of “cookie-cutter” 1.5 mile tracks built in the mid-to-late-90’s around the country.  Considering how terrible the “cookie-cutter” stadiums were that were built in the 70’s, you’d think Nascar could’ve done about thirty seconds of research to realize what a terrible idea this was.

3. Kansas Speedway has a casino attached to the track, just like Dover Motor Speedway.  However, there’s no horse track at Kansas (…yet). updated four times weekly

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