When most people think of NASCAR venues, they think of the many tracks that dot the southern US landscape. There’s no question that there is a concentration of NASCAR tracks in the south, but NASCAR fans in the Midwest have a couple of great venues as well, like Kansas Speedway.
Let’s get more information on Kansas Speedway for RVers including a history of the track, some of your options for RV camping at the track, some of your options for RV camping near the track, as well as some tips and tricks to get you going.
A Brief History of Kansas Speedway
The International Speedway Corporation, owners of some of the more popular NASCAR tracks, got the idea to bring a great racing facility to the Midwest in 1996, eventually settling in Kansas City, Kansas. The International Speedway Corporation called on the same architectural firm that designed to Chicagoland Speedway to build a great raceway for Kansas City. The ground was broken on the new facility in 1999 and opened in 2001. The 1.5-mile tri-oval racetrack has been hosting NASCAR affiliated races since 2001.
RV Camping at Kansas Speedway
Blue Ox RV Camping hosts several different sites where RVers can park, camp and get up close to the action. The following is a summary of RV camping information at Kansas Speedway. All sites are dry camping sites, Kansas does offer fresh water and wastewater disposal services for a fee.
Phoenix RV Campground
- Grass sites
- No hookups
- Bathrooms/Showers at site
Blue Ox Reserved Infield
- Multiple site types including ADA accessible sites
- Must be self-contained RVs
- Seasonal passes only
Blue Ox Motorhome Terrace
- Backstretch of Turn 4
- 20’ x 45’ large sites
- Must be self-contained, self-driven RVs (No fifth wheels)
- Seasonal passes only
- Must be self-contained RVs with waste water tanks
- Richmond Campground: $230/season or $160/weekend
- Phoenix Campground: $270/season or $185/weekend
- Daytona Campground: Call for pricing and availability
RV Camping Near Kansas Speedway
Camping at the speedway is not for everyone. For those who want more amenities and a little buffer between them and race day action, we recommend the following nearby campgrounds.
Worlds of Fun Village: Kansas City, Missouri
You’re in a different state for Worlds of Fun but only a few miles away from the track. World of Fun Village is a full-service RV park with 35 pull-through sites and 47 back-in sites all outfitted with full utility hookups including 20, 30 and 50-amp electrical. Sites also come with an outdoor patio, charcoal grill, picnic table, free Wi-Fi, and sites are satellite ready. The park is located within an amusement park, so there are plenty of options for fun right outside your RV.
Campus RV Park: Independence, Missouri
Another great RV park across state lines, but like Worlds of Fun, this park is only a handful of miles away from the track at Campus RV Park. All 30 RV sites contain full utility hookups and picnic tables. Wi-Fi is available for free. Other amenities and facilities at Campus RV Park include a dog run, showers, restrooms, a recreation field, laundry facilities, and a shelter house.
Cottonwood RV Park: Bonner Springs, Kansas
Cottonwood RV Park offers pull-through sites for motorhomes and trailers of all sizes. With over 100 sites to choose from and water and electric hookups, you'll find everything you need to enjoy race weekend. A laundry room, a swimming pool, and a bathhouse give you all the luxuries you need without staying at the track during your trip.
Tips and Tricks for RV Camping at Kansas Speedway
If you know some tips and tricks and the proper ins and outs of Kansas, you can get a jump on your fun weekend. Here are some tips and tricks for RV camping at Kansas Speedway:
- No glass allowed.
- You can bring one soft-sided cooler measuring 14” x 14” x 14” to the track.
- The campsites offer a tram to the nearby Hollywood Casino.
- Entry gates on State Avenue will close from east to west as they fill.
- Quiet hours for all lots are from midnight to 6 AM.
If it’s your first time at Kansas, use their First Time Fan Guide for information about the track, the race, and more.
You can also use the Kansas Campers Corner PDF to find information on sites, rules, maps and more. You can find the Campers Corner download under Camping Information on Kansas Speedway’s RV Camping page.
As always, it’s important to know your campground and track’s unique rules and regulations. For a full list of rules and regulations, please check under Camping Information on Kansas Speedway’s RV Camping page.
Kansas may not jump to the tip of your tongue when discussing NASCAR tracks, but Kansas Speedway, nearby Hollywood Casino and of course the 1.5-mile track offers plenty of fun and festivities for NASCAR fans of all ages.