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Encyclopedia > Kentucky Speedway
Kentucky Speedway
Facility Statistics
Location Sparta, Kentucky
Capacity/Stands 66,000
Owner
Major Races
2004 NASCAR Busch Series Meijer 300
2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Built Ford Tough 225
2004 Indy Racing League The Belterra Casino Indy 300
Dimensions
Shape Tri-oval
Length 2.4 km (1.5 mile)
Banking 14

Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. This central location has made it seem to be a natural candidate for a NASCAR Nextel Cup race in addition to the series that it already hosts; however no plans seem to have been made for this, as it would require the move of a race from an existing venue. NASCAR's recent announcement of such moves did not include a Nextel Cup race for Kentucky Speedway.


See also: List of NASCAR race tracks


External link

  • Kentucky Speedway Official Site (http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/)

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SPEEDtv.com (746 words)
Kentucky Speedway was built by entrepreneur Jerry Carroll in Gallatin County, Ky., in 1999, at an estimated cost of $150m.
Kentucky Speedway has besought NASCAR for a Cup date from the time of its opening, without result.
Kentucky officials believe, however, that their track was bypassed in favor of ISC venues in the awarding of Cup weekends.
Kentucky Speedway Tickets : Kentucky Speedway Nextel Cup Tickets @ BuySellTix (429 words)
Kentucky Speedway is co-owned by Jerry Carroll and developed on 1,000 acres, the $152 million Kentucky Speedway is a state of-the-art venue for all stock and open wheel racing series.
Kentucky Speedway has the distinction of being the only super speedway in the United States to open in the year 2000.
Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new super speedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy Interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky.
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