June 3, 2011 - NASCAR fans gear up for a weekend of racing at the Kansas Speedway. Jeff Gordon's number 24 car is pictured here going through a pre race.
Photographer: Jonathan Goede/KSHB
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. - NASCAR fans have been waiting for this weekend for months.
Races will begin at the Kansas Speedway Friday night, and thousands of people will pack the stands.
It could be a very exciting weekend, as a newly configured track makes its debut at the speedway.
It's faster, smoother and could make for new race records, according to 41 Action News’ own Major Miles. Miles is the voice of NASCAR, making announcements over the loud speakers in the Grandstand and on NASCAR radio programming. Miles says many drivers already shaved seconds off their time in practice this week. “Drivers and fans can expect really high speeds this weekend. The track record will fall this afternoon in the Sprint Cup Qualifiers”, Miles added, “Jeff Gordon mentioned to me the other day that with it being so smooth the tires aren’t wearing down and falling off, which could save drivers in having to take pit stops. ”
If you plan on heading out to the Kansas Speedway, tickets for the Hollywood Casino 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup Race and the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Race are still available online or at the box office, as of Friday.
Speedway parking is free, and each fan is allowed to bring a 14-inch by 14-inch soft-sided cooler for food and drinks.
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