NASCAR race weekend, NFL kickoff collision for Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kan. – Worlds collide for sports fans and perhaps bettors this weekend in Kansas.

This is of course the start of the NFL season with the Chiefs kicking off against the Arizona Cardinals and the first legal bet on the Chiefs game. But it was also a weekend race at Kansas Speedway.

With three races still to go after last night’s Casino Hollywood Truck Series at Kansas Speedway hopefully they will also see some encouragement from overseas NASCAR fans.

“We are preparing this as a smooth launch last week at first the team has made sure we are ready. I anticipate we will be able to make the volume and provide a great experience,” Lydia Garvey, Hollywood Casino General Manager, said.

NASCAR fans across the country will soon realize Kansas has sports betting if they didn’t know already. Sunday Cup race called Hollywood Casino 400 presented by Barstool Sportsbook. The race starts at 2 p.m. Fans are hoping to place NFL bets before the race is pushed to the start. Transportation between venues will begin at 11:30am

If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling problems, help is available.
Find resources from Kansas Behavioral Health Services, Kansas Gambling Helpor call to National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700.

With less than a lap left in Friday night’s Kansas Lottery 200 at Kansas Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek passed Carson Hocevar and spoiled one of the unlikeliest long-shot gambles in the long history of the NASCAR World Truck Series. Hocevar lost the lead when he ran out of gas in the final lap.

Saturday’s map includes the ARCA Menards series and the NASCAR Xfinity race.

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