Kentucky Speedway

Thursday September 03, 2015
  • Top 5: Most incredible moments from Darlington Raceway
  • Fights, wrecks, amazing racing and ridiculously close finishes. Darlington Raceway has seen it all over the years.

  • No retro colors for Jeff Gordon at Darlington Raceway
  • While the majority of NASCAR teams are going retro with their paint schemes for this weekend's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, one car that will not have throwback colors is the No. 24 Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon.

  • Oh, baby! Sprint Cup driver, crew chief welcome new additions
  • Just when you thought NASCAR's baby boom so prevalent in recent years might be slowing down a bit, think again.

  • NASCAR to suspend crew chiefs for lost wheels, ballast weight
  • NASCAR took bold steps to curb loose wheels and ballast weight on Wednesday, issuing Draconian penalties for the two infractions, both of which will now carry a mandatory four-race suspension for the crew chiefs.

  • Pulling off throwback weekend no small task for Darlington Raceway
  • Darlington Raceway worked closely with NASCAR, teams, drivers and sponsors over a year-and-a-half to pull off its upcoming throwback weekend -- a major undertaking for all involved.

  • Wild ride: Remembering Richard Petty's vicious Darlington wreck
  • NASCAR: Shortly after a vicious wreck in 1970 that left Richard Petty hanging out of his car, the window net became mandatory equipment in all NASCAR race cars.

  • Ryan Truex returning to competition in Richmond XFINITY race
  • Ryan Truex will make his return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series for three races this season through a partnership between Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi DenBeste Racing.

  • Austin Dillon hosting 3-on-3 celebrity basketball tournament
  • Ready to ball? Austin Dillon is hosting a a 3-on-3 celebrity basketball tournament to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

  • Who's strongest among the 5 winless Chase drivers?
  • As we head to Darlington this weekend, we know no matter what happens there or next Saturday night at Richmond that we will have three drivers who will enter the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup based on points.

  • Laying down the law: Some of NASCAR's most noteworthy penalties
  • Earlier this week, NASCAR fined Jennifer Jo Cobb $7,500 for having a cell phone in her truck on track, a clear rules violation. Over the years, NASCAR has handed out plenty of penalties for a whole host of reasons. Following are some of the more noteworthy ones.

    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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