Kentucky Speedway

is a 1.5-mile speedway located Sparta, Kentucky; approximately halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati. The track hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has hosted NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series races, as well as the IZOD IndyCar and Firestone Indy Lights races.

Kentucky Speedway, Sparta KYThrough the 2008 NASCAR season, the track had been one of the top tracks for testing Sprint Cup cars because of NASCAR’s testing restrictions implemented in 2005. As a result of these testing restrictions, teams could only test at NASCAR-authorized testing sessions at seven specific tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit. As Kentucky was not a Sprint Cup venue, private testing of such cars was permitted with no restrictions, and spectators were allowed to view testing sessions from outside of turn three. However, NASCAR announced in November 2008 that testing would be banned for the 2009 season at tracks that host races in any of NASCAR’s national series or regional touring circuits.

The purchase was finalized on January 1, 2009. Bruton Smith, head of Speedway Motorsports Inc. who bought the racetrack, said he hoped to host a Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway by 2009. However, NASCAR said this wouldn’t happen as the schedule for 2009 was already finalized and it didn’t include a race at the Kentucky Speedway. NASCAR didn’t grant a Cup date at Kentucky Speedway for the 2010 season.

Location: 4760 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY 41086

Opened: 2000

Capacity: 117,000

Length: 1.5 Miles

Shape: Tri-Oval

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Kentucky Speedway Seating Chart

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Kentucky Speedway General Venue Information

Directions

Kentucky Speedway is located about 45 minutes south of Cincinnati on US 71.

From Cincinnati, Ohio
I-75 South to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Columbus, Ohio
I-71 South through Cincinnati to Sparta exit (Exit 57). Turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Dayton, Ohio
I-75 South to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Florence, Kentucky
I-75 South to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Lexington, Kentucky
I-75 North to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Louisville, Kentucky
I-71 North to Sparta (Exit 57), turn left into the Kentucky Speedway.

From Indianapolis, Indiana
I-74 East to 275 South, to I-75 South, to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway.

Parking

The ticket price includes the parking fee.

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