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Ron Singelton



Kentucky Speedway Ready for July NASCAR Sprint Cup Race


Kentucky Speedway will be ready for its season opening and inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race!  That’s the message from track General Manager Mark Simendinger and Steve Swift, Senior Construction Manager for track owner SpeedwayMotorsports, Inc.

Speedway officials hosted an update and track tour on March 24 for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, along with other state and local officials and media representatives.   


The inaugural Sprint Cup race brings new demands for the already impressive Kentucky Speedway facility.  While the track has hosted Indy car series races, NASCAR truck and Nationwide Series races, the Sprint Cup Series brings many more fans. It is a full weekend of racing and other activities beginning with the July 7th 225 mile NASCAR

Camping World Truck Series “UNOH 225” followed by the 300 mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” runs on Saturday, July 9th.  The economic impact for the region is estimated to be $150 million.


The track’s eighty-eight million dollar upgrade expands official capacity to 117,000, with 40,000 seats added.   Fans will appreciate a better view of pit action as pit road has been moved 200 feet closer to the grandstands. The number of campsites has been increased from 1,000 to 4,000.


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Ron Singleton,   

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