Kansas Speedway to ban smoking starting in 2010

Kansas Speedway announced today that the facility will implement a new smoking policy in 2010 that will ban smoking in the grandstands and all enclosed areas of the speedway.

"In an effort to continue to make Kansas Speedway the best guest experience in motorsports, we've made the decision to put into effect a new smoking policy that will prohibit smoking in the grandstands and enclosed spaces," said Kansas Speedway President Jeff Boerger.

Kansas Speedway will allow smoking in 2009 and asks that fans be considerate of those around them.

"Our 2009 renewal process has ended," Boerger said, "and I wanted to make sure fans would be able to make renewal decisions based on this new policy, which is why it won't be effective until 2010."