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Kentucky Speedway, Sparta

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Must see · Auto Race Track · Tourist Spot
Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, which has hosted ARCA, NASCAR and Indy Racing League racing annually since it opened in 2000. The track is currently owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.. Before 2008 Jerry Carroll, along with four other investors, were the majority owners of Kentucky Speedway. Depending on layout and configuration the track facility has a grandstand capacity ranging between 69,000 and 107,000.

Construction of the speedway began in 1998 and was completed in mid-2000. The speedway has hosted the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, IndyCar Series, and the Firestone Indy Lights Series and most recently, the NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2011.
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  • I love how no matter where you are sitting in the stands you can pretty much see the entire track so you don't miss any of the action. Love coming here. Close to home and easy to get in and out of.....  more »
  • I live in the southeast and have been to many Nascar events---but had not been to Kentucky Speedway---a friend of mine and I traveled there for the fri and sat night races in July----very good...  more »
  • Camping and bus service was convenient. All staff were nice. Not an easy place to buy scalped tickets. No outside beer allowed which was a disappointment.
  • Had a great time here. Had passes to visit the garage area and to meet couple drivers and be in the winners circle with Kurt Busch . Everyone we met in the camping area was nice and friendly. Will go back.

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