Kentucky Speedway

Thursday April 24, 2014
  • Where's that key? Danica hopes to unlock door to Richmond success
  • Admittedly baffled by past struggles at Richmond International Raceway, Danica Patrick aspires for a better outcome as the Sprint Cup Series returns to action this weekend in Virginia.

  • Swan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in fold
  • STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt, while keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.

  • Swan Racing sells two cars, keeps Parker Kligerman in fold
  • STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt and is keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.

  • Larry Mac's Notebook: Kyle Larson's amazing rookie start
  • Kyle Larson is off to a strong start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.

  • Darrell Wallace Jr. to make first NNS start of 2014 at Talladega
  • Full-time Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. will make his first Nationwide Series start of 2014 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday.

  • Picture of confidence: Red-hot Harvick ready to take on Richmond
  • The Stewart-Haas Racing driver went into the first off week of 2014 riding the momentum of a win at Darlington, and looks to make it two in a row this weekend at one of his best tracks.

  • RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

  • VIDEO: NASCAR drivers cheat meals during the season
  • NASCAR drivers, including Danica Patrick, cheat meals during the season.

  • Contenders or pretenders? The next dozen races will reveal much
  • Among the teams that have been hit and miss over the season's first eight races is typically stout Roush Fenway Racing, and particularly drivers Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., our Larry Mac opines.

    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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