Kentucky Speedway

Friday August 01, 2014
  • Jeff Gordon: 'I don't think my back is ever going to be the same'
  • Jeff Gordon says that after what happened to his back earlier in the year in Charlotte, he suspects the pain is here to stay and add: 'It's not great, that's for sure.'

  • John Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash
  • LONG POND, Pa. (AP) John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

  • Kid Kyle: Larson captures first career Sprint Cup pole at Pocono (VIDEO)
  • Rookie Kyle Larson captures his first career Sprint Cup pole at Pocono Raceway on Friday, edging out Joey Logano.

  • Larson wins 1st career pole at Pocono Raceway
  • LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kyle Larson had one more celebration left during his birthday week, setting a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

  • Biffle loves his future with Roush-Fenway Racing
  • LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Gregg Biffle is ready to settle in as the unofficial captain of Roush-Fenway Racing.

  • Elliott looking to maintain NASCAR Nationwide lead
  • NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Chase Elliott is in the midst of one of the best rookie seasons in NASCAR Nationwide series history.

  • Earnhardt has high hopes for Pocono sweep
  • LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. landed at Pocono in need of a cleaning tool.

  • Friday notebook: Points racing, fantasy football and family matters
  • Friday notebook from Pocono Raceway: Points racing, fantasy football, family matters and more.

  • Photos: Poco-No and Poco-Yes with @NASCAR_Wonka
  • As NASCAR heads to the 'Tricky Triangle' let's play a game of "Poco-No and Poco-Yes" with our always entertaining friend @NASCAR_Wonka. 

  • John Wes Townley hospitalized after Pocono ARCA wreck
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation after hitting the wall hard in ARCA Racing Series qualifying on Friday. 

    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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