Kansas Speedway

Health system Gets Checkered Flag

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 Kansas Speedway opened in 2001, the health system has served as the Official Health Care Provider.

Infield Care Center

  • Members of our highly trained health care team operate a fully staffed Infield Care Center for drivers, Kansas Speedway employees and spectators.
  • The infield center includes six medical beds and two trauma beds.
  • In trauma situations, medical staff members are able to evacuate injured drivers and transport them via helicopter to the health system, which is eight miles away.
  • The health system is home to the region’s only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center and adult Burn Center.

First-Aid Stations

  • The health system staffs two first-aid stations, which are located in the grandstands, spectators suffering from heat-related problems and other minor problems.
  • 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 health care workers during a typical three-day event.