Kansas Speedway

Track Length:1.5 miles
First Race:Sept. 30, 2001 - Protection One 400
Banking:15° (Corners); 10.4° (Frontstretch); 5° (Backstretch
Lengths:2,685 feet (Frontstretch); 2,207 feet (Backstretch)
Seating:81,687 - 3-D Seating Chart

Track History

In June 2001, Kansas Speedway opens its gates for the inaugural race weekend running the NASCAR West Series Kansas 150 and ARCA Series BPU 200. 

The NASCAR Truck Series and IndyCar Series make their debut at the July race weekend in 2001, marking the first time NASCAR and IndyCar run on the same track during the same weekend.

In September 2001, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing comes to Kansas City, Kan., where a sold-out crowd watches Jeff Gordon win the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.

In March 2002, Jeff Boerger is named Kansas Speedway president, replacing Grant Lynch.

In 2007, Kansas Speedway's traditional July 4th weekend races move to April.

On March 29, 2010, Pat Warren is named the president of Kansas Speedway, replacing Jeff Boerger. Boerger was named to president of Kansas Speedway Development Corporation.

On Aug. 10, 2010, Kansas Speedway was part of ISC's realignment of dates and was awarded a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race beginning in 2011.

On April 25, 2011, Kansas Speedway was named as the site of the inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival, a two-day music festival featuring some of the biggest names in music.

On June 5, 2011, Kansas Speedway hosts the first of two NASCAR Cup Series events that the facility was awarded as part of ISC's realignment of dates.

In July 2011, Kansas Speedway announces track improvements that include a repave of the existing track surface, reconfiguration of the oval, and the addition of a road course.

On Aug. 5-6, 2011, Kansas Speedway hosts the inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival.

On Feb. 3, 2012, the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway officially opens, overlooking Turn 2 of Kansas Speedway.

On April 22, 2012, Kansas Speedway begins a track reconfiguration and road course project that is slated to be completed in early Sept. 2012 that will add progessive banking to the turns of Kansas Speedway and also add a road course in the infield.

In October 2012, race teams took to the newly reconfigured track for the first time. Also, GRAND-AM (now TUDOR United SportsCar road teams took to the new infield road course for the first time. 

Directions & Parking


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Kansas Speedway is located at 400 Speedway Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas (intersection of I-70 and I-435) approximately 13 miles west of downtown Kansas City, Kansas

  • FROM KCI AIRPORT
    Take I-29 north to I-435 west to I-70 west. Exit at 110th Street, exit #410.

  • TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON I-70
    Exit at K-7 and travel north on K-7 to eastbound State Avenue (US-24 HWY). Second entrance is off I-70 and 110th Street, Exit #410. Turn left at the end of the ramp and enter Kansas Speedway.

  • TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON I-70
    Pass I-435 and exit at 110th Street, Exit #410. Turn right.

  • TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-435
    Exit at State Avenue east and turn right. Kansas Speedway is .5 miles ahead.

  • TRAVELING NORTH ON I-435
    Exit at State Avenue west. Kansas Speedway is .6 miles ahead.

    HOT TIP: When using I-435 north, exit at the K-10 exit, travel west to K-7 north. Remain on K-7, pass over I-70 and go east on US-24 HWY.

  • TRAVELING SOUTH ON K-7
    Exit to eastbound US-24 HWY.

  • TRAVELING NORTH ON K-7
    Exit to eastbound US-24 HWY.

  • TRAVELING EAST ON K-10
    Exit to northbound K-7. Remain on K-7, pass over I-70 and exit to eastbound US-24 HWY.

  • TRAVELING WEST ON K-10
    Exit to northbound K-7. Remain on K-7, pass over I-70 and exit to eastbound US-24 HWY.

  • TRAVELING NORTH ON I-635
    Exit to westbound I-70. Remain on I-70 and exit at 110th Street, Exit #410. (If traffic is backed up, you may be directed to K-7 north to eastbound US-24 HWY.)

  • TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-635
    Exit to westbound I-70. Remain on I-70 and exit at 110th Street, Exit #410. (If traffic is backed up, you may be directed to K-7 north to eastbound US-24 HWY.)

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