NASCAR Truck race in Kansas on Sunday, May 2

Be sure to tune into the Speed Channel Sunday, May 2, to root Narain Karthikeyanto victory at the Kansas Speedway. Narain will be driving the No. 60 SafeAuto Chevrolet Silverado. Narain Karthikeyan is returning to make his second series debut in the No. 60 SafeAuto truck. He was first ever Indian-born driver to compete in a NASCAR Series driving the No. 60 truck on March 27 in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Virginia, USA) Speedway. Karthikeyan finished in 13th place after starting in the 11th spot. This weekend race will also be aired on networks in India as well.

According to NASCAR.com, the International Speedway Corporation began exploring the idea of building a track in the Midwest in 1996. The construction for the 1.5-mile track began in 1999.

Tickets for the 2001 season went on sale on Aug. 17, 2000, and within a week, nearly 80 percent of the season tickets had been sold! Paving on the track begin in September of that year and construction was completed in the spring of 2001. Jeff Gordon was the first to win two Cup events at the track, starting with the first race on Sept. 29, 2001.

The next NASCAR Truck series race will be on May 14 at the Dover Speedway with SafeAuto’s Stacy Compton behind the wheel of the No. 60 truck. You can view a complete list of the 2010 NASCAR Truck Series schedule on the official NASCAR site, http://www.nascar.com/races/truck/2010/data/schedule.html. For more information on SafeAuto, visit WWW.SAFEAUTO.COM.

[Source: NASCAR.com]

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