Kentucky Speedway

Friday March 27, 2015
  • NASCAR topic: Cheating with tire pressure, or just hot air?
  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) There's been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air.

  • J.D. Gibbs remains upbeat as he seeks medical treatment
  • J.D. Gibbs remains upbeat as he seeks treatment for "symptoms impacting areas of brain function," say those who work for him at Joe Gibbs Racing. In fact, he's inspiring them with his positive attitude during a difficult time.

  • Can Roush Fenway Racing find way out of a dark place?
  • Roush Fenway Racing seems to be carrying over its struggles from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'You can never do enough to be safe' in a race
  • Speaking Friday at Martinsville Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. applauded NASCAR for many of its recent safety innovations, but admits more must be done. In fact, he says safety is a never-ending process in racing.

  • Friday Sprint Cup Series practice results: Martinsville Speedway
  • Get the full rundown of speeds from the first practice in preparation for Sunday's STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Ridiculous predictions for Martinsville Speedway
  • What's going down at Martinsville Speedway? Our always entertaining friend NASCAR Wonka previews "The Paperclip."

  • NASCAR warns teams about manipulating tires to gain advantage
  • Messing with tires is one of the most serious offenses in NASCAR, something the sanctioning body will not tolerate. NASCAR officials met with Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs Friday morning at Martinsville Speedway to remind teams not to play around where the rubber meets the roads.

  • Keep fighting, Steve Byrnes: NASCAR community is behind you
  • NASCAR on FOX anchor Steve Byrnes is continuing his brave fight against cancer. All of us at and the entire NASCAR community are thinking of Steve and his family as they wage their ongoing battle.

  • Will Hendrick Motorsports remain king of Martinsville Speedway?
  • Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have combined for 17 wins at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Team Xtreme Racing withdraws from Martinsville Sprint Cup event
  • Team Xtreme Racing has officially withdrawn from this weekend's STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

    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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