It's race weekend at the Kansas Speedway

Posted at 9:11 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 10:11:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Racing fans will rev their engines during a weekend full of action at the Kansas Speedway. The racetrack in Kansas City, Kansas, will host two NASCAR races. 

The 37 Kind Days 250 race, as part of the Camping Word Truck Series, is Friday night at 7:30. The KC Masterpiece 400, which is part of the top level Monster Energy Drink NASCAR Cup Series, is Saturday night at 7:00. 

The grandstands open at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, when fans can watch practice and qualifying laps before the races. 

Parking opens at noon Saturday for tailgating ahead of the evening's race. 

One driver in the truck series described what it's like going 190 mph. 

"When you're out there by yourself, you don't really feel it because the track is so big. When you have people inches off of you and you're racing pretty hard, it's hectic at times. There is a lot of air moving," explained 19-year-old Justin Haley, who drives the number 24 truck. 

Spectators Saturday will receive a rubber wristband from 37 Kind Days. The organization wants everyone to take its challenge to be kind for 37 days. The idea is to turn that kindness into a habit. 

The speedway added more camping locations due to popular demand and can now accommodate 25,000 campers. 

For a breakdown of each day's schedule, click here.

Tickets are still available to purchase on the Kansas Speedway's website