Kentucky Speedway Releases Additional Statement About NASCAR Traffic

Here’s the latest from Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger:

“Kentucky Speedway regrets the traffic conditions surrounding the Quaker State 400. We’re committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and traffic experts to assure that this never happens again. The details of these improvements will be announced over time as they are formulated.

We also recognize the traffic problems resulted in some fans not being able to attend the Quaker State 400. We are gathering information on this and will announce a policy for these affected fans within seven days.

Our Quaker State 400 ticket holders are invited to share their experiences with us through fans@kentuckyspeedway.com. We thank all our fans for giving the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series such a great welcome to our venue.”

3 comments for “Kentucky Speedway Releases Additional Statement About NASCAR Traffic

  1. Mike Mullins
    July 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I like others was stuck in traffic for 6 hrs. I heard the engines start and i was still stuck in traffic which completely enraged me. I have never been so disappointed.I have attended almost every KY race there and have never experienced what I did last night.After finally reaching the entrance I was told No I couldnt enter. No empty spots to park. There was plenty of spots but since the people you hired to park cars were incapable of doing the job I was sent away. I purchased 3 tickets that were useless. I expect a full refund. Huge DISAPPOINTMENT!!! WILL NOT COME BACK!!!

  2. Gerry Cox
    July 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    My grown sons, as a 65th birthday treat for me, bought tickets for the Kentucky Cup Race and planned a holiday around it, from Stratford, Ontario, Canada. This would be our first ever road trip together and first ever NASCAR race. After touring the Lexington area we approached the track from the south, up Highway 127. We crawled for 4 1/2 hours, arriving at 9:35 in time to be turned away by the Kentucky State Police at Exit 55 and 57. We did manage to get parked on the side of the road and walked through the camping area, in time to hear the Victory Lap and see the fireworks in the distance. Quite the disappointment! And now my sons have 3 un-redeemed tickets and we look forward to hearing what your reimbursement policy will be.

  3. Lisa Ousley
    July 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I just wanted to put a positive twist on this…. We traveled 700 miles for this race and spent the night in Louisville and had absolutely no problems….. We have been going to races for 30 years and this was by far the most enjoyable experience! All I can tell all those who didn’t get there, plan better and make this the priority of the day! I hope all the complainers don’t come back I’m sure there thousands of people like me that would use the tickets….Wonderful experience and great job for an inaugural race….

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