Kentucky Speedway: A postmortem

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We knew big changes were coming to the NASCAR schedule in 2021. The news that Chicagoland Speedway and Kentucky Speedway fell off the schedule, however, surprised us all. When the news broke on September 29, then made official September 30, many rejoiced. “None of the dropped tracks or race dates should cause fans to shed […] READ MORE


Burton and Gragson fight at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — As I sat in the press box, waiting for the post-race press conference to commence, I witnessed multiple officials sprinting towards the garage. I thought that a fight broke out. Sure enough, my instincts were right, and it was an actual fight. After making contact on track on the final restart of […] READ MORE


Jones collected in first lap wreck at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — A miserable stretch for Brandon Jones continued, Thursday, in the Bluegrass State. Rounding Turn 2 on the opening lap of the Shady Rays 200, Jeb Burton got loose and spun. Jones went up high to avoid him, but clipped the back-end of Burton’s car. “It’s just unfortunate,” he said. “We had a good […] READ MORE


Behind the scenes of a fan-less race weekend

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story left out Jason Hoffman’s name. SPARTA, Ky. — Take a right off Exit 57 on Interstate 71 and turn right at the bottom of the ramp, you’ll see trees and rolling hills. Peering over those hills is the control tower of Kentucky Speedway. I drove a mile up […] READ MORE