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Put the pedal to the metal at Kansas Speedway’s Spring NASCAR weekend

One of two NASCAR Cup Series weekends held at Kansas Speedway each year, the AdventHealth 400 is the focus of the festivities on Sunday, May 5.

The Kansas Speedway with the stands about half full. The blue sky partly cloudy.

For the sake of our NASCAR fans, we hope the storms clear up before Sunday. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

You may know the Kansas Speedway from September’s World Series of Barbecue, but did you know it’s also a racetrack?

Just kidding — but if you’re a fan of NASCAR and want to spectate locally, there are only two weekends each year to do it. One of them, Spring NASCAR Weekend, starts tomorrow.

Events kick off on Saturday, May 4 with the Heart of America 200 and Tide 150 Doubleheader. The two races are part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck pickup racing league and ARCA stock car series, respectively.

The main event, the AdventHealth 400, is a NASCAR Cup Series race kicking off on Sunday, May 5. Richard “The King” Petty will serve as the race’s Grand Marshal, and will call for drivers to start their engines at 3 p.m.

After this weekend, you’ll still have the Speedway’s 200+ annual events to look forward to before the Hollywood Casino 400 in the fall.

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