Kansas To Host Limited Fans For Cup Playoff Race

Kansas To Host Limited
Kansas Speedway will host a limited number of fans for the track's NASCAR Cup Series playoff race. (HHP/Harold Hinson photo)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway will host a limited number of fans for the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 18, with enhanced safety protocols and procedures to provide a safe experience.

Access is for grandstand seating and select campgrounds only. Infield access is restricted to essential industry personnel.

The race, which starts at 1:30 pm CT on NBC, is the first in the round of eight in the Cup Series Playoffs, and marks the initial opportunity for a driver to clinch a spot in the Championship 4, which will be held at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 8.

“At Kansas Speedway we have a tradition of fantastic playoff racing, and what better treat for our fans than to have them witness that in person,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “I know the drivers feed off the excitement of having the fans on hand, and we are enthusiastic for the opportunity to welcome them back to the track, offering a safe, healthy environment for everyone.”

To ensure social distancing between groups, fans who have already purchased tickets to the Hollywood Casino 400 may be reseated to new locations, as comparable as possible to original seats, with new, lower ticket pricing applied.

In addition, all guests will be screened before entering the facility and must maintain six-feet of social distancing throughout the venue. Guests three and over will be required to wear face coverings at all times.

In addition, re-entry, tailgating and coolers will not be permitted, though clear bags up to 18″ x 18″ x 14″ in size will be allowed.

Camping will still be available in the GEICO Turn 1, Turn 3, Turn 4 and Backstretch Terraces. Outside camping will be limited to the GEICO Martinsville, Phoenix, Daytona White and Daytona Blue Campgrounds.

GEICO Reserved Infield, Richmond and Tent Camping will not be available for the event.