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Kansas To Host Night Cup Race

| , RacinToday.com Friday, October 11 2013

The lights will come on at Kansas in 2014. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.

In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing under the lights on May 9, 2014.

“I’m excited to be able to tell our fans that Kansas Speedway will be hosting a Sprint Cup Series night race next year,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “Fans continually ask me about a night race and I know that we will have tremendous support from our fans throughout the Midwest for our first Sprint Cup Series night race. Frankly, I look forward to seeing NASCAR under the lights at Kansas Speedway as much as our fans do!”

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup returns to Kansas Speedway for the fourth race in the Chase on Oct. 5, 2014. Kansas Speedway has hosted a race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup every year since the inception of the Chase in 2004. The day preceding the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (Oct. 4) will see the NASCAR Nationwide Series cars battle it out.

Following the highly successful debut of professional sports car racing this past August, International Motor Sports Association Road Racing returns to the infield road course at Kansas Speedway on June 7 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, Cooper Tire Prototype Lights and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

“It should be a great show,” Warren said of the IMSA weekend. “We’ll do it right.”

| , RacinToday.com Friday, October 11 2013
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