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Kansas Speedway

Two cars racing to the finish line at Kansas Speedway.
When racers start their engines at Kansas Speedway, a NASCAR track located in Wyandotte County, physicians and nurses from The University of Kansas Health System are on hand to take care of any health problems. Since the Kansas Speedway opened in 2001, the health system has served as the official healthcare provider.

How we help

Infield Care Center

  • Members of our highly trained healthcare team operate a fully staffed Infield Care Center for drivers, Kansas Speedway employees and spectators.
  • The infield center includes 6 medical beds and 2 trauma beds.
  • In trauma situations, medical staff members are able to evacuate injured drivers and transport them to the health system, which is 8 miles away.
  • The health system is home to the region's only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center and burn center.

First-aid stations

  • The health system staffs 2 first-aid stations, which are located in the grandstands, for spectators suffering from heat-related problems and other minor conditions.
  • Hundreds of spectators and staff seek medical attention each race weekend.

Nursing and medical staff

Our emergency department nurse manager coordinates Speedway medical services, which include more than 40 healthcare workers during a typical three-day event.

Our relationship with the health system is phenomenal. They're part of our team. – Pat Warren

President, Kansas Speedway

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