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Bruton Smith Apologizes- The Kentucky “Saga” Continues

July 15, 2011 2 Comments

Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith was ready for battle as he met with the media Friday. His press conference was addressed to discuss the traffic problem at SMI’s Kentucky Speedway last Saturday. Over 10,000 race fans never made the event, as well as fans sitting in over 20 miles of backups stretching from Sparta, […]

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Through the Fan’s Eyes- Kentucky Speedway

July 11, 2011 No Comments

I have been very hesitant to give my “full” opinion on this weekend’s action from Kentucky Speedway, only being that I was not there. It’s really hard to get a feel for what actually went on, when you don’t have any first hand accounts. I asked several on twitter that I knew had attended the […]

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Statement from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France on Kentucky Speedway

July 10, 2011 2 Comments

  “While NASCAR was thrilled by the incredible response to our inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Kentucky, we also are extremely disappointed by the traffic problems and inconveniences endured by fans who wanted to be part of our races at Kentucky Speedway. NASCAR will be in close communications with Kentucky Speedway and Speedway […]

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Kentucky Speedway Releases Additional Statement About NASCAR Traffic

July 10, 2011 3 Comments

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. […]

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‘DEGA Is Ready For Racing

July 10, 2011 No Comments

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Perhaps there’s something to be said for having more than 40 years of experience hosting NASCAR’s premier series. Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch wants to assure race fans that his staff is well prepared to handle the influx of more than 100,000 people when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series arrives for the […]

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NSCS: Kentucky Power Rankings

July 10, 2011 No Comments

1. KYLE BUSCH — The younger Busch brother dominated Kentucky in order to take over the points lead for the first time since Phoenix in February. Also, did I mention he won 2 out of the 3 races this weekend? Previous Ranking: 3 2. CARL EDWARDS — A solid P5 effort from “Cousin Carl” yesterday, ran well […]

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Kentucky Report Card- Repeat the Grade or Drop Out?

July 10, 2011 No Comments

  There are many mixed emotions on the debut of the inaugural Quaker State 400 from Kentucky, but there is one consistent emotion that seems to be hounding all of those that were involved in promoting this weekend’s event. My grades for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 from Kentucky: Do they deserve another chance or should […]

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Keselowski Saves Fuel To Win At Kentucky- Surprise?

July 9, 2011 No Comments

You know you have had a great night when you are able to save enough fuel while holding a big lead, and do some trash-talking all at the same time. There really wasn’t much competition for Brad Keselowski tonight, as he scored his first Nationwide victory of the year. Kevin Harvick was able to muster […]

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