Kentucky Speedway

Sunday February 07, 2016
  • Busch Clash gives way to Bud Shootout, 1990-99
  • Before the Sprint Unlimited, there was the Busch Clash. Then there was the Bud Shootout. Take a look back at the winners of NASCAR's season-opening exhibition races, 1990-99.

  • Jimmie Johnson to run 'Red Vest' paint scheme at the Brickyard
  • Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team are reviving the paint scheme they introduced at the Bank of America 500 last fall. It honors all the workers for the team's primary sponsor.

  • 14 days before Daytona 500, history of No. 14 car revisited
  • With only 14 days left before the running of the 2016 Daytona 500 (to be televised live by FOX Sports), there has never been a better time to look back on the storied history of the No. 14 car in NASCAR.

  • Simply super: Joe Gibbs has stacked up titles in two sports
  • Super Bowl Sunday reminds us of how special the career accomplishments of Coach Joe Gibbs have been -- in two sports, not just one.

  • Football flashback: That time Kyle Busch surprised Samantha Busch
  • Remembering the time when Kyle Busch was watching football with his lovely wife and surprised her with very impressive and unique gift.

  • Psyched for Super Bowl, NASCAR mostly pulling for Panthers
  • From one Hall of Fame to another, and many points in between, the NASCAR community continues to show that it is psyched for the Super Bowl -- and mostly pulling for the Carolina Panthers.

  • Where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years
  • With Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos upon us, it's the perfect time to take a look back at where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years.

  • With Stewart out, Stenhouse Jr. is in Sprint Unlimited
  • Now that the injured Tony Stewart has been declared out for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway, the field is going to have a slightly different look.

  • NASCAR Stars in Phoenix for Monster Energy Supercross
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Danica Patrick, and Kyle Larson stopped by Glendale to check out the racing at Monster Energy Supercross.

  • Denny Hamlin dishes on parenting joys, possible post-career plans
  • Denny Hamlin says he has discovered being a dad is loads of fun, and what he tentatively plans to do when he eventually hangs up his driving helmet.

    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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