We were in Kansas City, Mo to watch the Angels play the Royals but wanted to do a few things in Kansas. We both wanted to go see the Topeka Capitol and Gene wanted to see the Kansas City Speedway. We went to the capitol and hit the speedway on the way back.
According to Wikipedia, the Kansas City Speedway is an auto racetrack in Kansas City, adjacent to the Village West area. The speedway, which is used by the Indy Racing League's IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup series, is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with 15-degree banking in the turns, and is considered in some areas to be the sister track to Chicagoland Speedway, which was built around the same time. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas 100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Price Chopper 400 at the track.
It doesn’t look much different than Daytona to me, but what do I know. Lol It was actually pretty cool. We tried to do a tour but we were a few minutes late and couldn’t find anyone. I felt bad because Gene really wanted to do the tour. However, the gates to the bleachers were open so we went in, set a while, and took some pictures. It was really quiet with us being the only ones there. Kind of eerie, but cool. He was happy that he got to at least see the track and pit row (See I learned something from Daytona and Kansas Race Tracks).
Here are some Kansas City Speedway Pictures. You will have to sign up for a Walgreens account, but it is free!
That was all we really did in Kansas City, KS as we had plans in Kansas City MO that evening for our anniversary.
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