ARCA Menards Series Profile

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Drivers tend to love racing at Kansas Speedway, so for them, the state of the track on the ARCA Menards Series schedule is a welcome sight.

In 2022, the 1.5-mile highway in Kansas City, Kansas, was the only track the chain had visited twice.

Pictures: ARCA Menards Racing in Kansas

From the time the track opened in 2001 to Christian Ekes’ victory in 2019, the ARCA Menards series raced in Kansas once a season. That extended to two races in 2020, last year and this year.

Frank Kimmel has the most wins in Kansas in the history of the ARCA Menards series with three (2002, 2006, 2013). Alex Bowman won back-to-back Kansas Grand Prix in 2011-12. Nobody has more than one win at this particular track in the ARCA Menards Series.

Kimmel also had one win in Kansas in what is now the ARCA Menards Series West, which she has raced on track only twice (2001 and 2002).

Personal Track: Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway C

a path Kansas Speedway
location Kansas City, Kansas
opened 2001
Planning tri-oval
Surface asphalt
Length 1.5 miles
Banking Services 17-20 degree rotating changing banking; 9-11 degree variable banking on the forehead; 5 degrees banking on the back

The idea for Kansas Speedway was conceived in the mid-1990s, when the International Speedway Corporation was looking to build a track in the Midwest. Kansas City is quickly becoming the most attractive option.

Construction began in 1999 and, after some delay, was completed in the early months of 2001…just in time for the arrival of the ARCA Menards series.

On June 2, 2001, the Kansas 100 race for what was then the NASCAR Series Winston West and what is now the ARCA Menards Series West became the first race hosted by Kansas Speedway. Kimmel was the winner.

The next day, the BPU 200 for what was then the ARCA Re/Max Series (now the ARCA Menards Series) became the first ARCA race at Kansas Speedway. Jason Jarrett, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, earned his first ARCA Menards Series career win that day.

Kansas Speedway has undergone a series of changes since it was built. The lights were installed in 2011, and that year’s ARCA race (Kansas Lottery 98.9 won by Alex Bowman) was the first Kansas event to be held at night.

The track also received new paving and the addition of variable banking in 2012.

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ARCA Menards Series Results at Kansas Speedway

year Date a series Race winner Race results
2021 10/23/21 ARCA Menards . Series Nick Sanchez consequences
2021 01/05/21 ARCA Menards . Series Ty Gibbs consequences
2020 10/16/20 ARCA Menards . Series Corey Heim consequences
2020 07/24/20 ARCA Menards . Series Brett Holmes consequences
2019 10/18/19 ARCA Menards . Series Christian Ecks consequences
2018 10/19/18 ARCA Menards . Series Sheldon Creed consequences
2017 10/20/17 ARCA Menards . Series Michael Self consequences
2016 10/14/16 ARCA Menards . Series Chase Briscoe consequences
2015 10/16/15 ARCA Menards . Series Mason Mitchell consequences
2014 10/03/14 ARCA Menards . Series Spencer Gallagher consequences
2013 10/04/13 ARCA Menards . Series Frank Kimmel consequences
2012 10/19/12 ARCA Menards . Series Alex Bowman consequences
2011 10/07/11 ARCA Menards . Series Alex Bowman consequences
2010 09/30/10 ARCA Menards . Series Ty Dillon consequences
2009 10/01/09 ARCA Menards . Series Parker Kligerman consequences
2008 04/26/08 ARCA Menards . Series Scott Speed consequences
2007 27/04/2007 ARCA Menards . Series Scott Lagasse Jr. consequences
2006 01/07/06 ARCA Menards . Series Frank Kimmel consequences
2005 02/07/05 ARCA Menards . Series Chad Blount consequences
2004 05/06/04 ARCA Menards . Series Ryan Hemphill consequences
2003 01/06/03 ARCA Menards . Series Shelby Howard consequences
2002 01/06/02 ARCA Menards . Series Frank Kimmel consequences
2002 01/06/02 ARCA Menards Western Series Brandon Ash consequences
2001 03/06/01 ARCA Menards . Series Jason Jarrett consequences
2001 02/06/01 ARCA Menards Western Series Frank Kimmel consequences

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