Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway ( showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 14-degree banking in the turns, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  • 107,000 Grandstand Seats
  • 36 Luxury Suites
  • 90-Seat Private Interior Kentucky Club®
  • 2,100-Seat Private Exterior Bluegrass Club®
  • 11 Terrace Boxes
  • 125 Private, Backstretch RV Spaces
  • 650 Infield RV Spaces
  • 3,000 Reserved RV Spaces
  • Parking For More Than 30,000 Cars

speedway 1July 10, 1998
Investor group breaks ground on the 66,089-capacity Kentucky Speedway. The speedway was the largest excavation project in Kentucky history displacing 7.2 million cubic yards of earth. The facility was constructed with 48,000 cubic yards of concrete, the equivalent of a 50-story building.

June 16-17, 2000
Kentucky Speedway stages its first event weekend with NASCAR All-Pro and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events.

Dec. 31, 2008
Kentucky Speedway officially becomes the eighth member of the Speedway Motorsports, Inc., family and joins premier facilities such as Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

February 16, 2009
Speedway Motorsports, Inc., invests $13.5 million in facility enhancement project which expanded general parking areas , established more than 200 infield camping spots, augmented track access roads and enhanced the overall guest experience with new entrance areas along with a new restroom/ bathhouse facility.

May 9 - August 1, 2009
Kentucky Speedway opened its 10th season and first as a member of the Speedway Motorsports, inc.

August 9, 2010
Speedway Motor Sports, Inc., Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith announces Kentucky Speedway's inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400-mile event is scheduled for July 9, 2011 as part of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend. The veteran promoter also announces plans to expand the venue's capacity to 107,000 by constructing two new 20,000-seat grandstands, move pit road closer to the grandstands to further engage fans in the action and expand campgrounds on the speedway infield and in the areas immediately surrounding the facility.

July 7-9, 2011
Kentucky Speedway plays host to its first NASCAR tripleheader weekend featuring the venue's inaugural Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400," Nationwide Series "Feed The Children 300" and Camping World Truck Series "UNOH 225."