Kansas Speedway reapplying for casino in Wyandotte County

TOPEKA | A partnership that includes Kansas Speedway still wants to build a state-owned casino in Wyandotte County.

Speedway President Jeff Boerger said Tuesday the application for a contract with the state will be submitted to the Kansas Lottery by the April 1 deadline.

The partnership of the speedway and Baltimore-based Cordish Co. withdrew its application in December because of the economy.

Boerger said a revised application will call for a phased-in development for its $680 million proposal overlooking the speedway's No. 2 turn.

He said the new application also will include commitments to bring a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race to the track, build a road course for in its infield and have a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car race.