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Time to rethink Cup at Kentucky?

Time to rethink Cup at Kentucky?

June 29, 2014 No Comments

Brian Wiggins, Senior Writer  There may be no event on the Sprint Cup schedule that has had more issues in recent years than Kentucky Speedway. From the overall debacle that was the inaugural race in 2011 to Saturday night’s lack-luster crowd, it hasn’t been easy for Kentucky Speedway in their short tenure on the schedule. […]

NCWTS: Kentucky Motor Speedway- Kentucky 225 Race Preview

September 28, 2011 No Comments

Information  Date: Saturday October 1st, 2011 Time: 8 p.m.(ET) Track: Kentucky Motor Speedway – Sparta, Kentucky Laps/Miles: 150 Laps/225 Miles Broadcast: Television- SPEED ; Radio-MRN ; Sirius XM Channel (Check Listings) Forecast Saturday: High-59°F ; Low-41°F 0% Chance of rain Winds N at 4mph Driver Watch  To Watch: Austin Dillon, Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter, […]

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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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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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