NASCAR’s Sprint Cup drivers are still trying to shake off the “cheating” label that has shrouded the sport over the last month. They’ll be at Kansas Speedway for the year’s biggest entertainment weekend in Wyandotte County.
The new road course constructed within the oval at Kansas Speedway will be the site of sports car competition for the first time this weekend. Pricier models such as Porches, Ferraris and BMWs are more associated with this group of drivers compared to the more common Chevy, Ford and Toyotas on the NASCAR circuit.
And, the brand of cars isn’t the only thing different about sports car racing.
In Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Matt Kenseth was the winning driver. But one of the most popular figures yesterday didn't wear a racing helmet.
Tate Stevens, as an employee of the city of Belton two years ago, attended meetings at Kansas Speedway. Wearing a cowboy hat Stevens, now 38, appeared at the track as a professional country music performer.
In a life-changing experience, Stevens was the winner last year in season two of "The X Factor," a network television show singing competition.
This weekend marks the first of two NASCAR weekends at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. In the wake of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, security measures will be in full-effect at the speedway.
Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren says details of security precautions aren't fully disclosed. However, it will be clear to spectators that coolers and backpacks will be inspected.
On Tuesday, voters in Wyandotte County will narrow the field of candidates for the Mayor/CEO of Unified Government. The number running will be reduced from five to two, going into the April general election. KCUR’s Dan Verbeck reports on candidates’ backgrounds and issue-positions that have appeared since the campaign began in earnest only a month ago.
Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway kicks off its tenth season with new leadership at the facility.
The track's former president, Jeff Boerger, is now in charge of the casino development immediately outside the speedway. His successor, Pat Warren, takes over the speedway operation at a time when auto racing's fan interest has leveled off.