Kentucky Speedway Traffic Issues Hopefully Solved

Immediately after the inaugural race at Kentucky Speedway, Bruton Smith sprang into action to resolve the traffic issues that kept so many fans from reaching their destination.

Last year, fans spent hours and hours trying to reach Kentucky Speedway for its inaugural race. The traffic got so bad that some of the fans were eventually turned away, and were never able to even reach the track. Many fans also tried to leave the race early in and effort to beat some of the rush away from the track, but that didn’t seem to work out very well either. At first all you could see were headlights coming to the speedway, and then it was just a sea of tail lights leaving the speedway.

As part of his plan to resolve the traffic issue, Bruton Smith has purchased the land of a 143 acre farm next to the track to create more parking spaces for the race fans; the highway has been widened to seven lanes, an extra lane was also added to the off ramp of Interstate 75, and a new 42 foot wide tunnel was built under highway 35 that will enable fans to safely reach the speedway from additional parking areas.

This years Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky, will be run on June 30th as a night race.

Kyle Busch Win’s In Kentucky

When you’re good you’re good. Kyle Busch won the Camping World Truck series in Kentucky on Thursday night and also won the inaugural Sprint Cup Race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.

For it’s first Sprint Cup race, the Quaker State 400 was a SOLD OUT show! It was so packed with race fans  reports estimated that possibly around 10,000-20,000 fans may not have been able to make it to the event due to traffic jams anywhere from 3-5 hours long on the interstate. Taking a look at the grandstand on TV I’m not sure where they would even have fit that many more race fans.

It’s seems as though some of the teams that typically run well week after week had trouble setting the car up for this track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. seemed to be having a tough time throughout much of the day. Also teammate Mark Martin wasn’t much of a threat either throughout the day.

However David Reutimann ran very well, so well in fact, that if he had a few laps left he may have well won the darn thing.