April is the time to meet your need for speed. The Kansas Speedway is hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on April 22. There is still time to get tickets for this big race, one of only two the track will host all year.What: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - STP 400Where: The Kansas Speedway - Kansas City, KansasWhen: Sunday, April 22, 2012How: Get tickets online at www.kansasspeedway.comAbout 80,000 people are expected on race-day. Tickets range in price from $59 to $129 and parking is free.If you have never been to a racing event before, the Kansas Speedway is a great place to start. The track has more first time race fans than other tracks and offers a few more activities to make the experience good for newbies.The Kansas Speedway web site has a first time fan section that explains what to expect and on the day of the race fans can check out the Racing 101 tent which helps fans know what to look for at the race.Don’t forget to stop by the Display Midway as well where corporate sponsors have displays and other games and activities for the family. The Speed Channel will also host a couple of shows out at the track live that morning so fans can be a part of a live audience.For those who want to make a weekend of the event, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series competition will be held the day before on Saturday April 21.And for all race-attendees or other fans, the Hollywood Casino Kansas Speedway is now open to add to the weekend’s entertainment.Becky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. The TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state..