Kentucky Speedway

Wednesday November 25, 2015
  • After last race, Jeff Gordon gives special invitation to dedicated longtime fan
  • Jeff Gordon invited a longtime fan -- whom he just happened to run into -- to join him for his final press conference as a Sprint Cup Series driver.

  • Mac attack: Review Jamie McMurray's vast array of 2015 paint schemes
  • Beginning this week, is looking back on the paint schemes used in 2015 by the top 35 drivers in final Sprint Cup Series points. We start here with Jamie McMurray, the driver of car No. 1.

  • History of the No. 1: Drivers who've raced and won with it
  • The list of drivers who have been behind the wheel of the No. 1 for at least one race is impressive.

  • All decked out: XFINITY, Truck series stars hit the red carpet
  • The stars of the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gathered Monday night at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida for their season-ending awards banquet. Check out the best images from the fancy black-tie, cocktail-dress affair.

  • Jeff Gordon: A Legacy to Remember
  • 'NASCAR Race Hub' takes a look back at the career of Jeff Gordon and how he changed the sport forever.

  • A History of NASCAR Champions Who Missed Races
  • It may seem odd that Kyle Busch missed 11 races and still took home the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but the history books paint a completely different story.

  • Larry Mac: The biggest surprises of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
  • Not surprisingly, Larry McReynolds' top surprises of 2015 center around the Championship 4.

  • Newly minted champ Kyle Busch to undergo two surgeries in December
  • Kyle Busch says he's trying to get two surgeries performed on the same day.

  • 2016 Sprint Cup 'Championship 4' Picks
  • Adam Alexander and Drew Blickensderfer pick who will take home the championship in 2016.

  • Jeff Gordon: A Legacy to Remember
  • 'NASCAR Race Hub' takes a look back at the career of Jeff Gordon and how he changed the sport forever.

    Kentucky Speedway

    Kentucky Speedway Kentucky Speedway
    opened in 2000, but did not host its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race until 2011. After the long awaited Top NASCAR series event was scheduled it was marred with many logistical problems. As many as 20,000 fans did not even get into the speedway due to a massive traffic jam. Many fans still en route by the halfway point of the race were asked to turn back in order to make it easier on those leaving the race. Due to inadequate parking, several fans were turned away, even though they had tickets. Those who made it to the race were only reported having to wait half an hour or more to use the restroom due to a shortage of facilities.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 4760 Sparta Pike
    Sparta, KY. 41086
    Offical Web Site:
    Track Shape: Tri Oval
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 1,662 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,600 feet
    Banking: 14° Turns
    8° Frontstretch
    4° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 66,089
    First Winner: Kyle Busch (2011)
    Most Wins: Kyle Busch (1)
    Lap Record: Kyle Busch 182.803 mph (29.540 sec)

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