Kansas Motor Speedway Racing School
Length: 1.5 miles
Banking: 15° turns, 10.4° frontstretch, 5° backstretch
Seating capacity: 82,000
Kansas Motor Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66111
Driving Directions:FROM INTERSTATE 70
Take exit I-70 at 110th Street (exit No. 410). You'll be routed to Speedway Boulevard, where parking attendants will direct you to Talladega Drive.
FROM HIGHWAY 7
Take State Avenue (Highway 24) east to the speedway.
EAST OF I-435
Take State Avenue west to the speedway
Take Interstate 70 west to 110th Street (exit No. 410).
“I just wanted to express how much of a lifetime dream came true for me when I got to go to Dale’s racing adventure. It is something that I will never ever be able to explain to my friends how it felt to be in the driver’s seat going 150 mph. Thank you Dale for having this for people like me to enjoy.”
Description of Kansas City, Kansas:Kansas City is situated at the juncture of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, a fork known as “Kaw Point.” Straddling both states, Kansas City is a Midwestern city with an eclectic mix of “flavors” from Wild West and farm country to New Orleans-type jazz and architecture inspired by art deco and Mediterranean design. The city boasts over 200 ornate fountains and a wide variety of activities.
Things To See and Do:
American Jazz Museum www.americanjazzmuseum.com
Ameristar Casino http://www.ameristarcasinos.com
Crossroads Arts District www.kccrossroads.org
Dave and Buster’s http://search.cityguide.aol.com
Harrah’s Casino http://www.harrahs.com
Jardine’s (jazz club) www.jardines4jazz.com
Kansas City Chiefs football http://www.ameristarcasinos.com
Kansas City Royals baseball http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com
Kansas City T-Bones baseball http://www.tbonesbaseball.com
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art www.kemperart.org
Legends at Village West Shopping & Movie Theater http://search.cityguide.aol.com
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art www.nelson-atkins.org
Sandstone Amphitheater (concerts) http://www.livenation.com
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village & Waterpark (Opening in 2009) http://www.schlitterbahn.com
Shawnee Indian Mission http://www.kshs.org
Sunflower Hills Golf Course http://www.livenation.com
Union Station www.unionstation.org
Woodlands Race Park http://www.woodlandskc.com
History:Kansas Motor Speedway’s brief history began in 1996, when the International Speedway Corporation decided to build a Midwestern speedway facility. Through a number of funding initiatives, the speedway construction began. By August of 2000, nearly 80% of the season tickets for its inaugural season had been sold, even though construction was not to be completed until spring of 2001. On June 2, 2001, the speedway opened its grandstands for the first time with the ARCA RE/MAX Series event, won by Frank Kimmel, and the NASCAR Winston West Series, which was won by Jason Jarrett. In the years since then, the wins have included Jeff Gordon, Joe Nemechek, Tony Stewart, and many other notable racecar drivers.