I am heading to Kansas City, Kansas this weekend and wanted to share a very special announcement with you all. On Friday, April 20, Kansas Speedway is offering free admission to the grandstands on for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. In lieu of admission, Kansas Speedway is hopful fans will be able to make an on-site donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Parking lots will open at 9 a.m. and gates will open at 11 a.m. with the first on track activity scheduled for 11:20 a.m. with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Truck Series will practice again at 2 p.m. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will hold practice sessions from 12:30-1:50 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. And, as a special note, parking is always free at Kansas Speedway.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS): Since its inception in 1949, LLS has invested more than $814 million in research. These dollars have funded programs that have led or contributed to such advances as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec®. Locally, LLS is partnering with The University of Kansas Medical Center to develop life changing therapies. More than $1.5 million has been committed to the Therapy Acceleration Program which is currently testing six existing drugs in hopes they can be used as effective cancer treatments. One of the most promising is an existing arthritis drug, auranofin, which will be tested using clinical trials to see if it’s effective as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
I love visiting Kansas and am thrilled to be able to support this effort. To learn more, visit KansasSpeedway.com. Be sure to share this with friends and family who may be headed to the races this weekend.