Sights & Sounds: SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway
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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!
The cartoon character and his friends have made their way to Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Ty Dillon, Michael McDowell and Casey Mears all have SpongeBob characters on their cars for Saturday night's race, and each driver hung out in the kid zone outside the speedway.
Signing some autographs in the Nick Kidzone pic.twitter.com/sC0YI3vBOK— No. 16 Cup RFR Team (@16RFRCup) May 9, 2015
Each of the four Hendrick Motorsports cars are carrying memorial stickers remembering longtime employee Wayne Stemler, who recently passed away from cancer.
All four cars will honor longtime teammate Wayne Stemler, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. pic.twitter.com/hYtLY9Hj8R— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) May 9, 2015
Like most weekends, many drivers spent the day hanging out with sponsor and hospitality guests.
One of the hometown favorites, Clint Bowyer, brought out a big crowd for his Toyota appearance out in the fan zone.
Richard Petty Motorsports driver Sam Hornish Jr. took time out of his morning to attend the track's tweet-up, along with FOX NASCAR's own Tom Jensen.
While the drivers were busy making sponsor and hospitality appearances, the teams were hard at work in the garage and along pit road getting ready for 400 miles of racing at Kansas Speedway.
Weather has been a concern, things are looking up for Saturday night's race.
Weather has been suspect for today's race @kansasspeedway. I think we get the show in. Air Titans could get some work at times.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 9, 2015
Radar 2 hrs before race. Track just west of KC (in KC, Kansas). Poss delay but optimistic. pic.twitter.com/8eeGWkRXzC— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 9, 2015
With weather quickly approaching the track, driver introductions got underway on the frontstrech.
SpongeBob and his friends continue to be a big hit around the speedway.