Kentucky Speedway

Thursday September 29, 2016
  • The Elder Statesman: Rusty Wallace - 'NASCAR Race Hub'
  • Danielle Trotta sits down with Rusty Wallace to see what it took to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup title in 1989.

  • Tony Stewart talks final eight races of Sprint Cup career
  • Tony Stewart joins the 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew via satellite to chat about the final stretch of his Sprint Cup career.

  • Jones tries to rebound after crash in Xfinity Chase opener
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Erik Jones was the top seed at the start of the inaugural Chase in the Xfinity Series, but a wreck with 10 laps remaining in the opening race has dropped him to ninth in the standings.

  • How aware are drivers of points during an elimination race?
  • Drew Blickensderfer and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. join the 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew to chat points racing during elimination races in the Chase.

  • Stewart weary as he tries to race his way into 2nd round
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.

  • Tony Stewart talks about his racing plans for 2017
  • Tony Stewart discussed his plans after the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, which will keep him busy on and off the race track.

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway gets jump start on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October and Charlotte Motor Speedway held an event on Wednesday to prepare for the Drive for the Cure 300 XFINITY Series race on Oct. 7.

  • Defending Sprint Cup champ Kyle Busch honored at the White House
  • Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team spent the day in Washington D.C.

  • NASCAR potentially removing over-the-wall pit crew member
  • Chad Knaus and AJ Allmendinger join the 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew to discuss the potential removal of an over-the-wall crew member for 2017.

  • XFINITY driver Ryan Reed to attempt Sprint Cup debut at Talladega
  • The No. 99 will return to the Sprint Cup Series when XFINITY Series driver Ryan Reed attempts debut at Talladega Superspeedway.

    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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