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Food, parties in conjunction with race weekend

Driver meet-and-greet; patio post race party; live music; and Turn 2 Sports Bar specials are all celebrations at Hollywood Casino in honor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race weekend.

Chefs and staff at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway have created a full weekend of activities for race goers as well as those looking for an exciting way to celebrate gaming, racing, food and nightlife throughout the venues at Hollywood Casino.

Kansas Speedway will host its first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on May 10. In addition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run under the lights the evening before for the first time on Friday, May 9. Festivities are planned throughout the weekend at Hollywood Casino to coincide with the races debut.

"We've scheduled a variety of specials, restaurant events and parties that will appeal to race goers, casino guests and local Kansas Citians alike. Many people during a race weekend might be curious about the fanfare or race goers may be looking for a great after-party. We've got something for everyone," said Dean Doria, Vice President of marketing.

Hollywood Casino Race Weekend Events:

Thursday, May 8
Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Driver Meet-and-Greet at Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant, Hollywood Casino The public is invited to Turn 2 Sports Bar between 7:30 and 9 p.m. to mix and mingle with NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski, who will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. As the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Car, all Miller Lite 16 ounce aluminum bottles will be on special for $3.

Turn 2 is inside Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan. The bar and restaurant is situated along the second turn of Kansas Speedway. Guests access the bar/restaurant from the escalator off the casino floor, and it offers sweeping views and a balcony of the entire Kansas Speedway. The sports-themed restaurant features dozens of TVs, a lounge setting, and a superior casual menu. Guests must be 21 to enter the casino.

Friday, May 9
• Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant will be open during the day for viewing of the time trials and driver's practice runs.
• Marquee Cafe, a casual contemporary cafe featuring traditional American favorites, will be open until 11 p.m. Friday for late night dining following the race.
• Final Cut Steakhouse, located just off the casino floor at Hollywood Casino, is the fine dining steakhouse restaurant with an intimate, romantic, upscale ambiance and spectacular views of Kansas Speedway. Open until 11 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday, May 10
Following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race, the band, Outlaw Junkies, will take the stage for an after party on the patio overlooking the Speedway. This is the first time the patio has been open to the public during race weekend. Drinks will be for sale on the patio and food will be served until 1 a.m. inside Turn 2 Sports Bar. (the post race patio party is subject to weather cancelation)

Sunday, May 11 (Mother's Day)
Moms love racing and gaming too. Why not conclude the weekend with a trip to Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino? Between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., the buffet goes all out for this special day honoring mothers. For $32.99, those 21 and up can enjoy the best of the best from snow crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp, baked salmon filets, orange glazed baked ham, country fried chicken, barbecue ribs, sushi and hundreds of other delicious items including housemade desserts such as New York Style Cheesecake, chocolate torte and flan.

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in February, 2012, is located at 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd., near Kansas Turnpike I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas.

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