Well the #24 didn't get the pole but hes got a good starting spot...the #2 , #88 and #4 are going to be hard to beat and I don't think the #24 has ever won at Kansas but hes got a decent car I expect a top 10 finish.
Nine mile is on montford and their food is soooooo good!! And lunch prices are great. Romans is good bet as well they are right downtown.Not really upscale places but the food at both are worth a look.
Sunset Terrance at the Grove Park Inn is a nice place to eat and they have amazing views. Try to plan dinner around sunset for the best views.
I know its been mentioned as over rated but its damn nice and I highly recommend it. Even if you don't stay there just go check it out for the amenities.