Fast Facts: Kentucky Speedway

One of the newest tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, Kentucky Speedway is located in Sparta, Kentucky – about halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Here are some facts of interest as the Sprint Cup stars visit the track for the first time.

  • Opened in 2000, Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval with 14-degree banking in the turns; it has a seating capacity of 117,000. The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which also owns Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway among others.
  • While 2011 marks the first visit of the Sprint Cup Series to Kentucky, the track has hosted the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series.
  • The inaugural Sprint Cup weekend, July 7th through 9th, features all three of NASCAR’s top series, and the Camping World Truck Series returns to the track on October 1st as part of the IZOD IndyCar/Firestone Indy Lights weekend (October 1st and 2nd).
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