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Kansas Speedway Focuses On Security This Weekend

Greg Echlin

This weekend marks the first of two NASCAR weekends at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.  In the wake of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, security measures will be in full-effect at the speedway.

Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren says details of security precautions aren't fully disclosed.  However, it will be clear to spectators that coolers and backpacks will be inspected.

"That's no different than what we've done in the past," said Warren from his speedway office.  "I just think it's human nature to be more  concerned.  That's a good thing, so I think you're going to see some extra vigilance and diligence in how we manage that.  That may take a little bit longer."

Both weekend events will be held in the afternoon, the truck series on Saturday and the Sprint Cup series on Sunday.

Sports have an economic and social impact on our community and, as a sports reporter, I go beyond the scores and statistics. I also bring the human element to the sports figures who have a hand in shaping the future of not only their respective teams but our town. Reach me at gregechlin@aol.com.
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