Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kansas Speedway #NASCAR Schedule

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


MAY 6-7, 2016

Friday, May 6

  • 9:00 a.m. Parking lots open
  • 10:00 a.m. Grandstand gates open
  • 10:30 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
  • 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
  • 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying
  • 5:15 p.m. NCWTS Driver’s Meeting (Sprint FanWalk tent)
  • 5:45 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying
  • 7:00 p.m. Toyota Tundra 250 driver introductions (NCWTS)
  • 7:30 p.m. Toyota Tundra 250 (NCWTS)

Saturday, May 7

  • 8:30 a.m.-NOON Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along
  • 12:00 p.m. Parking lots open
  • 3:00 p.m. Grandstand gates open
  • 4:30 p.m. NSCS Driver’s Meeting (Sprint FanWalk tent)
  • 4:45 p.m. Pre-Race concert
  • 6:00 p.m. Go Bowling 400 driver introductions (NSCS)
  • 6:30 p.m. Go Bowling 400 (NSCS)

Track Facts


  • Kansas Speedway 1.5 mile tri-oval suitable for all types of racing. A road course was added in the summer of 2012 that winds through the infield.


  • 17-20 degrees variable banking in the turns
  • 9-11 degrees variable banking on the frontstretch
  • 5 degrees on the backstretch

Road Course:

  • A 6 turn 2.37-Mile Road Course twists through the infield


  • The speedway is strategically located at the intersection of I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kan., about 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City.

Seating Capacity:

  • The track seats over 63,000. The facility has fan friendly access to 65 rows of seating, with a unique ground level concourse that allows spectators to walk down 30 rows (on grade) or up 35 rows (on structure).


  • Parking for the facility accommodates more than 35,000 vehicles. Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway.

SAFER Barrier:

The Steel and Foam Energy Reduction System (SAFER barrier) at Kansas Speedway is made of steel tubes and pads of energy-absorbing foam attached to the track's existing concrete retainer walls between Turns 1 and 2, between Turns 3 and 4 and along most of the frontstretch. The total 1.28 miles of SAFER walls around Kansas Speedway is the longest length at any of the tracks with SAFER walls on the NASCAR circuit. The SAFER wall at Kansas Speedway is about 40 inches high, and extends about 30 inches from the wall. Each SAFER wall section consists of five steel tubes stacked vertically. Closed cell foam is stacked between the steel tubes and the old retaining wall to create energy-absorbing pylons.

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