KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Nationwide Series point leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne came to Kansas Speedway to meet with a few lucky fans Thursday, but the two young drivers who love to compete with one another began their day at Kansas Speedway with a Ricky vs. Trevor punt, pass and kick competition.
After a few warm up tries, Bayne took the early lead with the furthest punt, but Stenhouse threw the longest pass and edged Bayne by kicking the football a couple of feet further to win the overall competition.
Next, Ricky and Trevor participated in a live chat via Kansas Speedway's Facebook page where they answered questions submitted by fans.
Since college football just kicked off, one fan wanted to know, "What is your favorite college football team?" Bayne, a Knoxville, Tenn. native, predictably answered Tennessee and Stenhouse, who hails from Mississippi, revealed he's an Ole Miss fan.
Any fans who missed the live chat can still watch it on Kansas Speedway's Facebook page.
After that, some lucky Kansas Speedway ticketholders had the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with the drivers and take a couple of laps around Kansas Speedway with the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
During the Q&A, fans asked questions that ranged from on-track competition, to whether or not they had tried Kansas City's famous BBQ yet. Both answered they hadn't tried it, but now plan to in October after fans encouraged them to try it.
One fan asked, "What is your favorite track to compete at?" Stenhouse replied, "Kansas Speedway, of course!"
Come see Bayne and Stenhouse battle it out once again at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 300 on October 8. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.RACE(7223).