Revved and Ready

NASCAR racing returns
to Sparta, Ky., in July

Weekend to feature live music concerts,
Fan Zone activities

SPARTA, Ky. (July 2019) – The Kentucky Speedway will kick off its 20th season of racing in Sparta, Ky., when NASCAR returns to the Bluegrass. Racing is set for July 11-13, with the Truck Series opening the action on Thursday, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday and the NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday. The Cup cars will vie for the “Quaker State 400 presented by Wal-Mart.”

Since 2000, the Kentucky Speedway has been a fixture in motorsports. From Greg Biffle’s win in the inaugural NASCAR Truck Series race in 2000 to Martin Truex Jr.’s historic back-to-back Quaker State 400 wins in 2017 and 2018, the excitement has resonated for millions of fans.
2019 brings a number of fan enhancements to Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky and Quaker State Towers have undergone upgrades with more leg room for fans, added storage space and a new drink rail. In addition, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be in attendance on Quaker State 400 race day. The Lima Lima Air Show will perform pre-race, and there will be two pre-race concerts before the Quaker State 400 presented by Wal-Mart finale.
The headliner on the “Trackside Live” stage in the display area will be Kentucky native J.D. Shelburne. Cincinnati’s Naked Karate Girls will entertain fans in the infield Fan Zone stage.
Winners at Kentucky Speedway have gone on to be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) champions. To date, all four Quaker State 400 champions have won a MENCS Championship – Truex (2017), Kyle Busch (2015), Brad Keselowski (2012) and Matt Kenseth (2003). Even 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at Kentucky winning an unprecedented three consecutive races from the pole, 2008 to 2010.

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The NASCAR Truck Series will kick off the weekend of racing and fun on Thursday, July 11, at the Kentucky Speedway.

In the major national series, Kyle Busch is the all-time winningest driver at Kentucky Speedway. Busch has won eight times. Twice in the MENCS, three times in the NXS, twice in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (Gander Trucks) and once in ARCA. He has also led a record 34 % of all of the laps he has turned in 26 career starts on the track. 
Race tickets, camping and pre-race passes are available by calling (859) 578-2300, going online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or at the Kentucky Speedway corporate office ticket office at 1 Speedway Dr., Sparta, off of I-71 Exit 57 and state Hwy. 35.
Weekend campsites in the speedway’s infield and five exterior campgrounds can be reserved for the July 11-13 weekend. Campsites can be purchased online or by phone at (859) 578-2300.

The Kentucky Speedway is family friendly. Tickets for children 12 and under are only $10 for the Quaker State 400 race. Up to two $10 children’s tickets per paid adult ticket. Children 12 and under are admitted free for the NXS or Gander Trucks races. Similar to the MENCS race, up to two children’s tickets per paid adult ticket for the NXS or Gander Trucks races. This excludes premium seating.

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