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Sunday November 23, 2014
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  • Box checked: Team owner Stewart sees Harvick title as personal milestone
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  • Happy cars: New Chase was a win-win for three automakers
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  • The biggest losers: NASCAR edition
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  • Year of speed: NASCAR teams go faster than ever before
  • There were 36 Sprint Cup points races this year, with 24 track records set in qualifying. Of the 23 tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, 17 of them saw new record speeds, including several with track records set on multiple race weekends.

    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
    (888)652-7223
    Offical Web Site: KentuckySpeedway.com
    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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