Originally written on Captain Thunder Racing  |  Last updated 9/8/14
Kentucky Speedway Data Season Race #: 17 of 36 Track Size: 1.5-miles Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 14 degrees Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 14 degrees Banking/Frontstretch: 8 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 8 degrees Frontstretch Length: 1,662 feet Backstretch Length: 1,600 feet Race Length: 200 laps / 300 miles History ·        In 1998, the track broke ground in Sparta, Kentucky, and opened as a 1.5-mile speedway in 2000. ·        The original owners, Jerry Carroll and four other investors owned the track until 2008, when current owners, Speedway Motorsports Inc. purchased the facility. ·        Since 2000, the track has hosted 13 NASCAR Nationwide Series (2001-2012) and 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races (2000-2012). ·        The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held there in 2011 – won by Kyle Busch. Notebook ·        There have been two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kentucky Speedway since the first race in 2011 – one race per season. ·        Fifty drive
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