Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Kansas City landed its second official NASCAR Sprint Cup Race weekend to be held October 8-9. The first weekend the sport visits Kansas City will be held June 4-5, meaning the Speedway's new lights and development have landed two marquee events in Kansas City.
Hosting a sprint cup event should have an economic impact over $100 million for the Kansas City area, not to mention additional revenue for the casinos, restaurants and other areas that could benefit from tourists and additional customers.
With the addition of lights, night races are now available for the Speedway, although no races have been announced to date. With two NASCAR events locked up next year and the possibility for Indy racing and additional night races, the Speedway appears to be on the cusp of making a huge economic impact for the Kansas City area.
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