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Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce  (913) 371-3070 (Kansas)
Convention and Visitors Bureau of Kansas City, (913) 321-5800
Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City, (816) 221-5242 (Missouri)

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DIRECTIONS TO KANSAS SPEEDWAY 2015

Kansas Speedway has several routes to choose from on race day:
*From Interstate 70 - Exit I-70 at 110th Street (exit No. 410). You'll be routed to Speedway Boulevard, where parking attendants will direct you.
*I-435 South Exit at State Avenue West and turn right.Speedway is .5 miles ahead.
*I-435 North Exit at State Avenue West. Kansas Speedway is .5 miles ahead.
*K-7 South Exit at State Avenue East. Turn right at 118th St. Enter Kansas Speedway on Talladega Drive.
*K-7 North Exit State Avenue East. Turn right at 118th Street.
*K-10 East Exit to Northbound K-7. Remain on K-7, pass over I-70, then follow eastbound I-70 directions.
*K-10 West Exit to Northbound K-7. Remin on K-7, pass over I-70 and exit Eastbound *I-70, then follow Eastbound I-70 directions.
*I-635 North Exit to Westbound I-70. Remain on I-70 and exit at 110th St., Exit #410.
*I-635 South Exit to Westbound I-70. Remain on I-70 and exit at 110th St., Exit #410.

Due to the volume of vehicles arriving at the Speedway on raceday, expect delays.
Please use all available lanes on State Avenue when arriving and allow parking staff to direct you to the parking lots.
Entry gates on State Avenue will close from East to West when lots fill during inbound traffic.Pedestrians cannot cross State Avenue during pre and post race traffic.
Please use our parking lots and do not park north of State Avenue (Legends shopping area). Due to the inbound/outbound traffic flow, pedestrians at these crosswalks will be unable to cross until traffic is clear.
Do not park south of Speedway Boulevard: crossing four lanes of traffic is dangerous and delays traffic flow.
Please note that as parking lots become filled, entrance gates will be closed. Please continue to proceed to the next open entrance gate for parking.

TRAFFIC MAP

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I AM LEAVING UP THESE OLD DIRECTIONS!
(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.)

Primary Entrances
The primary entrances for Kansas Speedway are Talladega Drive off Speedway Boulevard and Darlington Drive and Nazareth Drive off State Avenue. All lanes on these three roads will be in-bound while the facility is filling up. (They will be out-bound following the race.)

Darlington Drive and Talladega Drive are paved, wide roads. Nazareth Drive is a gravel road. The entire width of the roads, including the shoulders, will be one way and used for in- and out-bound traffic.

Lot Hours
Parking lots open at 6 a.m. You are welcomed to tailgate in our parking lots, but please remember that overnight camping is not allowed in the parking lots. Should you wish to camp at Kansas Speedway during an event, please call our ticket office at 913.328.RACE to reserve your spot in the Coleman Reserved Campground.

Peak Traffic Times
Peak traffic times during race weekends are from 9 a.m. to noon. Expect traffic delays during this time. Avoid delays by arriving early. All lots open at 6 a.m. Grandstand gates open at 8 a.m.

Preferred Parking
Preferred Parking Lots (Lots 1-6) are for guests who have purchased two or more Club seats or four or more Sky Tower or Tower seats.

You should enter the facility from the three primary entrances: Talladega Drive off Speedway Boulevard and Darlington Drive and Nazareth Drive off State Avenue. All lanes on these three roads will be in-bound while the facility is filling up. (They will be out-bound following the race.)

Darlington Drive and Talladega Drive are paved, wide roads. Nazareth Drive is a gravel road. The entire width of the roads, including the shoulders, will be one way and used for in- and out-bound traffic.

Please make sure your Preferred Parking pass is affixed to your windshield and clearly visible to parking attendants. If you have window tinting across the top of your windshield, please drop the pass below it so parking attendants can see it from a distance. This will help ensure that you are directed to your designated lot correctly.

KANSAS SPEEDWAY RACING 2015 SCHEDULE

Friday, May 8
9 a.m. Parking lots open
10 a.m. Grandstand gates open
11 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Sprint Cup Series practice
1:30 - 2:25 p.m. Sprint Cup Series final practice
3:45 p.m. Camping World Truck Series qualifying
5:15 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers meeting
5:45 p.m. Sprint Cup Series qualifying
7 p.m. Camping World Truck Series driver introductions
7:49 p.m.                   Camping World Truck Series race green flag
  
Saturday, May 9
12 p.m. Parking lots open
3 p.m. Grandstand gates and pre-race gates (for Track Passes) open
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers meeting
4:40 p.m. Shooter Jennings Pre-Race Concert
5:30 p.m. Pre-Race gates close. Fans will only be able to exit infield.
6 p.m. Sprint Cup Series driver introductions
6:46 p.m. Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 green flag


TICKETS & Hospitality 2015

MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

NASCAR  75.00-210.00
YOUTH TICKETS available

Kansas Speedway is a KID FRIENDLY venue that offers special youth pricing for children 12 & Under to most events!

FINISH LINE Fan Hospitality Already have grandstand tickets for May 8-9 and want to add to your race day experience? Add a Finish Line Fan Hospitality Pass for $225.
Take a guided Pit and Garage Tour
Q&A with NASCAR drivers
Saturday, May 9  - Kasey Kahne
Friday, May 8 - Spencer Gallagher

FANWALK -    General Admission  $15.00
ORDER: CLICK HERE

WHAT TO DO - RACING STUFF FIRST

Driver Appearances
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)

kansasspeedway.com
www.DriverAppearances.com
www.jayski.com


FRIDAY
Brandon Jones is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8 at 2:45 PM.www.jayski.com

Spencer Gallagher is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8 at 5:50 PM. www.jayski.com

Matt Crafton will be making an appearance at the Toyota Pit Pass.2:30 pm
www.DriverAppearances.com

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Jamie McMurray is scheduled to appear at the Chip Ganassi Racing #1 team merchandise trailer at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 2:45 PM.www.jayski.com

Ty Dillon is scheduled to appear at the Nickelodeon display at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 PM.www.jayski.com

Clint Bowyer is scheduled to appear at the Toyota Pit Pass display at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 PM.www.jayski.com

Cole Whitt is scheduled to appear at the Ford display at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 PM.www.jayski.com

Erik Jones is scheduled to appear at the Toyota Pit Pass display at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3:40 PM.www.jayski.com

Kasey Kahne will be making an appearance at the Team Chevy stage.  3:30 pmwww.DriverAppearances.com

Kyle Larson will be making an appearance at the Team Chevy stage.   3:05 pm www.DriverAppearances.com

Joey Logano will be signing autographs at the Acceleration Nation Display. 2:05 pm www.DriverAppearances.com

JOey Logano will be signing autographs at the Acceleration Nation Display.
2:30 pm  www.DriverAppearances.com

Joey Logano will be making an appearance at the AAA stage. 3:05
www.DriverAppearances.com

OTHER APPEARANCES AROUND THE KANSAS AREA: CLICK HERE


  OTHER STUFF TO DO AT THE SPEEDWAY

Shooter Jennings PERFORMING PRE-RACE CONCERT

Doing it his way may be the best way to describe Shooter Jennings, who will play a pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway on May 9 before the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.



Jennings, who is the son of country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Coulter, has been around music his entire life, and has been following his own path in the music world for almost as long.

INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS

There is plenty of FREE stuff to do before the drop of the green flag! Our Interactive Display area located outside of the Grandstand gates will be open from 10am - 7:30pm on Friday and 12pm - 6:30pm on Saturday.
Visit the Racing 101 tent to win cool prizes and learn more about NASCAR! Test drive a new Toyota vehicle, take on the ropes course challenge, enter to win cool prizes and more in the Interactive Display area.


Driving Experiences

   * Richard Petty Driving Experience at 1-800-BE-PETTY Richard Petty Driving Experience will have race rides from 9 AM until Noon ON RACEDAY
 
SpeedFest

(Yearly Event) The event is free of charge in the Midway Display Zone at Kansas Speedway. Fans can check out interactive sponsor displays, meet some of the Ford Racing stars, and watch the live broadcast of SPEED Channel’s “Trackside LIVE."  MORE INFO

Chamber Day At Kansas Speedway

(Yearly Event) More than two dozen area chambers of commerce are participate in this annual event. For $30 per person, Chamber Day guests will receive tickets to watch qualifying & practice runs from Kansas Speedway’s grandstands & admission to a corporate hospitality pavilion at the speedway. Lunch will be served, along with door prizes, guest speakers & entertainment. Parking is free at Kansas Speedway. 

Other Attractions near Kansas Speedway

Pioneers in the mid-1800s began their overland journeys westward from Kansas City.  In Kansas City there a quite a few museums including the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Shawnee Indian Mission, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and Johnson County Museum of History.  So much of our country’s history can be found in this area.

Are you into jazz?  Then you have to go to the Kansas City Jazz Museum and the Jazz District at the recently renovated 18th & Vine Historic District. 

Into gambling?  The Missouri River just north of Downtown has become the site of some of the area's hottest entertainment spots. With riverboat casinos, Kansas City offers a number of opportunities to try your luck.

To get the full flavor of the area's ethnic and historical heritage, the city Market is a must-see. Tucked inside a larger area known as the River Market, the City Market is an expansive outdoor marketplace located north of Downtown at fifth & Walnut, just off the banks of the Missouri river.  It features a farmer’s market, colorful works by "undiscovered" artists, ethnic cuisine, unique shopping, nightclubs and a museum with treasure from a sunken steamboat, The Arabia Steamboat Museum.

Into shopping?  Country Club Plaza is located in the blocks surrounding 48th Street and Nichols Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The Plaza is the oldest shopping center in the country having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1997.

Renaissance Festival located in Bonner Springs offers full armored jousting, costumed characters, goods by artisans, food fit for a king. Listed as one of the top 100 attractions in North America.

Historic Westport, which is few miles south of downtown Kansas City. Before there was Kansas City there was Westport.  Once an outfitting post for wagons heading west, it now sports a number of unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and nightspots.

Union Station is the second largest rail station in the country, re-opened in November 1999. It is now home to several unique restaurants and the fun-for-the-whole family experience known as Science City.

Like History? Go visit Fort Leavenworth in nearby Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Established in 1827, it is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous operation. Features Frontier Army Museum, Buffalo Soldier Monument, Berlin Wall Monument, Oregon & Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts, national cemetery, 17 historical wayside tours.  While in Fort Leavenworth visit First City Museum.   Collection of early frontier memorabilia and artifacts, prison memorabilia, display of Western Union Telegraph Morse code equipment and artifacts from large industries, the railroad and the manufacturing industries.

OTHER IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFO

Disabled Guests
ADA accessible parking is available in the following parking lots: Lots 3, 4 (ADA parking) and Lot 7.Parking in all lots is on a first-come first-served basis.

Please make sure your disabled vehicle pass is affixed to your windshield and clearly visible to parking attendants. This will help ensure that you are directed to your designated lot correctly. All disabled parking permits will be verified by an expert attendant upon arrival.

DISABILITIES ASSISTANCE CARTS
Kansas Speedway has a fleet of disabilities golf carts and ambulatory vans to assist our guests who require assistance with
transportation. The carts and vans are specially designed and are assigned to designated pick-up locations and routes and can be
accessed by contacting one of our Information Center Ambassadors or at the Guest Services Office at 913.328.5100.

PRE-RACE PICK-UP POINTS
Lots 3 and 4 (ADA Parking), Lot 7 (Hospitality Village and Pavilion ADA parking), All Guest Information Centers, Phoenix Drive Bus /
Trolley Stop and the Michigan Drive Bus / Trolley Stop. Transportation is available to the nearest ticket admission gate or to locations
near souvenir trailers, vendor displays and back to origin of departure.

POST-RACE PICK-UP POINTS
Gates A, B, C and D. Transportation is available to ADA lots, the nearest Bus / Trolley stop and other parking areas of Kansas
Speedway. Be advised that delays may occur during peak volume times immediately before and after the race. Park benches have
been added for your comfort during these times. This is a free service courtesy of Kansas Speedway, therefore tipping of drivers is
not permitted.

Motorcycles
Guests who arrive on motorcycles may park on Watkins Glen Drive. You may enter with the rest of the traffic pattern from the three primary entrances: Talladega Drive off Speedway Boulevard and Darlington Drive and Nazareth Drive off State Avenue.

A shuttle stops at Watkins Glen Drive to deliver motorcycle riders to the front gates of Kansas Speedway.

Parking: Free parking is available for all guests

Infield: Vehicles may access through a three-lane tunnel under Turn 3 that is 36 feet wide by 19 feet high.

A pedestrian tunnel for Fan Walk admissions only under Turn 1 allows pedestrian traffic in and out of the infield.

Elevators
Elevators are reserved for use by suite guests and guests with disabilities seated in the upper 200 level seating. To minimize waiting
times, it is recommended that guests of the following suites use the closest elevator to access their suites:
Wyandotte Tower: Suites 333-350 and 433-450
Tower A: Suites 317-332 and 417-432

LOST AND FOUND
Lost personal items such as keys, wallets, glasses, etc. may be taken to or claimed at Kansas Speedway’s Security Office located outside of the track tunnel on the corner of France Family Drive and Daytona Drive. Lost children or parents in the grandstands may be reunited at the security office located in the base of the Wyandotte Tower just inside of Ticket Gate B. Lost children or parents in the infield may be reunited at the information booth located adjacent to the Scoring Tower in the center of the infield.

PAY TELEPHONES
Public telephones have been placed at each of the following locations for the convenience of our guests:• Concourse Restrooms• Grandstand Ticket Booths (Outside Admission Gates)• Infield Restrooms

SHUTTLES

Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-off locations are:
• Gates A and D
• Motorcycle Parking (Watkins Glen and Daytona Drive)
• Credentials / Security (France Family Drive and Daytona Drive)
• Campgrounds (Richmond and Daytona Drive)
• Employee Parking Lot (Martinsville and Daytona Drive)
• Sprint FanWalk (At the base of the Infield Scoring Tower)
NOTE: A Sprint FanWalk ticket, Infield Admission or valid Kansas Speedway credential is required to board Infield Shuttles. We ask
for your patience in waiting for shuttles due to the enormous guest population.

WILL CALL/TICKET OFFICE DURING RACE WEEK

Beginning with the first day of race week activities, the ticket office will be located at Gate B (main gate) located in front of Wyandotte Tower.

WILL CALLTickets purchased in advance within ten (10) days of the event will be held at Will Call located at Gate B (main gate). Tickets are held under the account holder’s name, and will only be released to the account holder. Photo identification of the account holder is required prior to Kansas Speedway releasing tickets. Will Call is only for guests who have purchased tickets directly from Kansas Speedway within ten (10) days of the event. Kansas Speedway is unable to accept or be responsible for third party Will Call. There are no cancellations, refunds or exchanges of unclaimed tickets at Will Call. All sales are final.

GRANDSTAND RULES 2011

WHAT IS ALLOWED INTO THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY GRANDSTANDS:
• Food and drink are permitted in our grandstands in soft-sided coolers no larger than 14x14x14-inches. To ensure these items fit underneath grandstand seats and do not block walkways, coolers with telescoping handles and wheels will not be permitted

• Backpacks or daypacks, similar to what school students use, may be brought into the grandstands.

• Items that may not be brought into our gates include glass containers, umbrellas, folding chairs, strollers, bicycles, wagons, scooters and roller blades.

• We encourage race fans to bring or rent scanners as another way to enjoy the race. If you bring a scanner in a bag, please make sure the bag fits into our requirements above. If your scanner bag is too big, clip the scanner onto your belt or carry it in without a bag.

• Cameras, camera bags and purses are allowed, as long as they are fit into the requirements above.

• Flag poles are not permitted inside the gates of Kansas Speedway.

• Every person must have a ticket to enter the grandstand gates.

CORPORATE VENDORS

The Souvenir Midway, located on either side of the main entrance, is where Kansas Speedway guests can find apparel and collectibles from their favorite drivers as well as exclusive Kansas Speedway merchandise. The Display Midway is located adjacent to the Souvenir Midway behind the north end of the grandstands. In this area, guests can experience the excitement of racing firsthand while sampling many of the products from companies which make this sport successful.


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