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Kansas Speedway adds second Sprint Cup race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Speedway will host two NASCAR

Sprint Cup races in 2011.

The track announced Tuesday that it will welcome stock car's top

series June 5 and Oct. 9 of next year.

International Speedway Corp. CEO Lesa France Kennedy says the

region is "more than capable" of hosting two Cup events and the

second race will generate $100 million in economic impact.

The second Cup date is part of a restructured 2011 Cup schedule

that will include a new race at Kentucky Speedway in July.

Phoenix International Raceway also announced Tuesday it will

continue to have two Cup races in 2011. The first race will follow

the Daytona 500 in February.

AutoClub Speedway, which has hosted two Cup races, will host

just one race next season.

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