First race under new lights at the Speedway
- Oct. 11, 2011
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This weekend Kansas Speedway hosted the Automobile Racing Club of America series race, NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. It was the track’s second race weekend of the season; the first was in June when it hosted the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series.
Alex Bowman, driver of the 55 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Toyota Camry, won the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series race Friday night. Friday was Kansas’s first race under the speedway’s newly installed lights.
Last season’s Nationwide Series champion, Brad Keslowski, driver of the 22 Discount Tires Dodge, won the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide series race Saturday.
Five time Sprint series champion, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, won the 11th annual Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup series race Sunday. It was his second win this season. The race came down to a green-white-checkered flag finish after Johnson’s Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon, 24 DuPont Chevrolet, blew an engine in lap 264. Johnson dominated the race for most of the day.