Kentucky Speedway

Thursday October 08, 2015
  • Matt Kenseth wins pole once again at Charlotte
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Matt Kenseth is back in a familiar spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway - sitting on the pole.

  • Starting lineup: Bank of America 500 Chase race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Take a look at the starting lineup for Saturday's Bank of America 500 Chase race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Matt Kenseth wins pole for Bank of America 500 at Charlotte
  • Matt Kenseth is fastest in Thursday qualifying for Saturday night's first race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, earning his fourth pole of the season and the 17th of his career.

  • Can Kevin Harvick be beaten? His Chase competitors say 'absolutely'
  • After a clutch and dominating performance last week at Dover to advance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick seems almost unbeatable. But his fellow Chasers insist that's not true.

  • 6-year-old cancer patient serving as honorary Kahne crew chief
  • Braylon Beam, a 6-year-old cancer patient who is serving as Kasey Kahne's honorary crew chief for the Bank of America 500, broke out some impressive dance moves in the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center.

  • Talladega Superspeedway to be completely covered by SAFER barriers before Chase race
  • With its Chase for the Sprint Cup race fast approaching, Talladega Superspeedway announced the facility will be completely covered with SAFER barriers by the Oct. 23-25 race weekend.

  • Charlotte paints track to mark restart zones
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Motor Speedway has painted lines on the race track to mark where the restart zone will begin and end Saturday night.

  • Pretty in pink: Special paint schemes abound at Charlotte
  • The cars of Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch are among those sporting pink this weekend as several teams in both the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series honor Breast Cancer Awareness month at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Earnhardt forced to make hard decisions for JR Motorsports
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tried for five years to push Josh Berry's career forward. He got him one Xfinity Series start this year driving for JR Motorsports, and was ecstatic when Berry turned it into a seventh-place finish last month at Richmond.

  • FANTASY NASCAR PREVIEW: Bank of America 500 Driver Picks
  • We've reached the second round of the Chase for the Cup. Here are the top fantasy NASCAR Driver Picks.

    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)

    Purchase Your 2012 Quaker State 400 Tickets Online Today!