By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Speedway and state government have announced a plan to alleviate traffic congestion at the track on major race days. This summer’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race was marred by a traffic jam and parking shortage that left thousands of motorists stranded for hours. Now, the track’s owner […]
NASCAR’s top series is in Kentucky for the weekend. Starting tonight, the Kentucky Motor Speedway will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This weekend’s race ends a decade long struggle to get a major NASCAR race into the eleven-year-old track in Sparta, Kentucky. The one-and-a-half-mile track is hosting three national series races this weekend starting with […]
State incentives to help bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Kentucky have been approved in Frankfort. And another proposed attraction in northern Kentucky is seeking similar tax breaks.
The Sparta, Kentucky, track will become the 23rd motorsports facility on the 36-race Sprint Cup Series schedule. It’s the first race added to the national tour since 2001.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two of Gov. Steve Beshear’s four special session bills have cleared their first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. The first bill would create a government authority to oversee major bridge projects in the state. The authority would use bonds to finance the projects and likely impose tolls to […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to an early end Thursday. Governor Steve Beshear’s incentive package, which included tax breaks for the Kentucky Speedway, was among legislation failing to win final passage before lawmakers left town. Track officials were hoping to use the incentives to attract […]
Legislation aimed at helping bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to northern Kentucky is off to a fast start in the 2009 General Assembly.