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… Continue reading Officials Announce Kentucky Speedway Traffic, Parking Improvements
By Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Two of Kentucky’s political leaders are looking for ways to fix the traffic problems that plagued the NASCAR Sprint Cup race last weekend. Governor Steve Beshear called the weekend an overall success, but says changes need to be made so another traffic bottleneck and parking fiasco at the Kentucky… Continue reading Officials Vow To Correct Speedway Traffic Problems
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 track draws large crowds, but NASCAR rebuffed entreaties from its original owners to let the venue host a Sprint Cup Race.
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 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… Continue reading Legislative Session Ends In Frankfort
Legislation aimed at helping bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to northern Kentucky is off to a fast start in the 2009 General Assembly.