Thursday, October 18, 2012

Travel Tips: Kansas Speedway Fan Edition

Kansas Speedway will play host to both the ARCA and NASCAR (Nationwide and Sprint Cup) series over the three-day racing weekend. Clint Bowyer is heading to his home track with some great momentum on his side due to last week’s victory in Charlotte. Will he be able to make it two wins in a row this week?
There will be a lot of eyes on the current top three drivers in the 2012 Sprint Cup to the Chase (Keselowski, Johnson and Hamlin); however, there are so many story lines coming out of Kansas this weekend. For example, this is the final race for the 2012 ARCA Racing Series and 2007 Mobile International Speedway Pro Late Model champion Hal Martin will be making his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide race this weekend.
This week’s Travel Tips will consist of fan event information including driver autograph sessions, appearances and concerts occurring during the race weekend. 

Thursday, Oct. 18:  

ARCA Autograph Sessions - Both are open to the public and FREE
  • Nine-time champion and veteran driver Frank Kimmel will be signing autographs at Menards in St. Joseph, MO (6:00-7:30 p.m.) located at 4320 Commonwealth Drive.
  • Cabela’s, located off the backstretch of Kansas Speedway, will be hosting an ARCA autograph session to include over a dozen drivers (6:00-7:00 p.m.). Drivers: TBA 
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Appearance: Jennifer Jo Cobb (8:00 p.m.) will be at Lucky Brewgrille, 5410 Mission Drive, located in Mission, KS.  

NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Appearances:
  • Three-time champion Tony Stewart and teammate Ryan Newman (5:00 p.m.) will be at Office Depot, 8501 N. Evanston Avenue, located in Kansas City, MO. There will be a Q&A immediately following the autograph session. For additional appearance information, click here.
  • Clint Bowyer (4:00 p.m.) and Brad Keselowski (5:30 p.m.) will be at Wal-Mart, 13600 S. Alden Street, located in Olathe, KS. 
Friday, Oct. 19

NASCAR Nationwide Driver Appearance: Elliott Sadler (5:00 p.m.) will be at One Main Racing Branch, 12114 W. 87th Parkway, located in Lenexa, KS 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Appearance: Four-time champion Jeff Gordon (6:00 p.m.) will be at Wal-Mart, 16100 W. 65th Street, located in Shawnee, KS.  

Pre/Post Race Concerts: Featured Artist Adelitas Way (6:00 p.m.) and Theory of a Deadman. For additional information, click here.  

ARCA Race – Kansas Lottery 98.9 (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 20

NASCAR Nationwide Race – Kansas Lottery 300 (2:30 p.m.) 

Post Race Concert: Featured Artist Josh Thompson. For additional information, click here

Sunday, Oct. 21:

Pre-Race Concert: Featured Artist Candlebox. For additional information, click here.  

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race – Hollywood Casino 400 (1:00 p.m.)

For Kansas Speedway visitor information, click here.  

For Kansas Speedway weekend schedule, click here

For weather information, click here.  


Race Broadcast Schedule:   
Oct. 19– ARCA Racing Series: Kansas Lottery 98.9
TV: SPEED, 7:00 p.m. ET 

Oct. 20 – NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kansas Lottery 300
TV: ESPN, 3:00 p.m. ET / Radio: MRN, 3:15 p.m. ET 

Oct. 21 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400
TV: ESPN, 1:00 p.m. ET/ Radio: MRN, 1:00 p.m. ET

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry," which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.


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