IndyCar Preview – Kansas 2009

IRL IndyCar Series
– Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 (3/17)
– Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
– 200 laps
Track Map

Event History
Going to be honest, I have no idea.

It’s a 1.5 mile oval and it should be highly entertaining. The IRL visits a lot of 1.5 mile ovals – remember when American Open Wheel featured the long superspeedways and the short low-banked one milers? What happened to that?

I can’t find a decent YouTube or DailyMotion vid of the track action other than some practice shots of lone cars, which is a bit lame really. Ovals are only exciting when there is more than one car on it.
EDIT – SandWedge pointed out this excellent vid from 2003 which I somehow missed, thanks!

First oval of the year so nobody knows! Will the former ‘transition’ teams be up to speed in the race? It looks like it because the front row is made up of Rahal and Doornbos! How will Robert cope with starting his first oval race up front?

Support Races
NASCAR Camping World Trucks, Firestone Indy Lights

US TV: LIVE on VERSUS at 4pm ET!

UK TV: Sky Sports 2 at 11pm! (I *think* it is live but since it follows the NASCAR I can’t be sure – it does seem to tally with the US TV time though)

Sorry for the short and late preview. I don’t know a great deal about this racetrack or history and I’ve been mega busy!


2 thoughts on “IndyCar Preview – Kansas 2009”

  1. Aw, come on Patrick, you must not have looked too hard:Probably the closest Vitor has ever gotten. I believe 2nd or 3rd closest ever finishAlso try:2003 race for leadBuddy Rice fighting his car after it brokeAnd who could forget last year, Marty Roth taking out Scheckter’s crewand for no reason: Rocketman over Kansas Speedway


  2. What can I say, you’re right I didn’t, it was almost 2am! I was looking for an onboard perspective and that 2003 one is perfect thanks!! I’ll embed it now.I saw the Vitor one but it wasn’t a great quality picture. To be honest I’ve only got ’07 and ’08 in the mental databank so I don’t really know what I’m looking for. Some of these 1.5 milers look the same to me, I struggle to know what happened where…


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