Why did Ky speedway close?

In the end, Kentucky Speedway ultimately succumbed to its inability to bring in enough revenue for its parent company. “This was something, while difficult, it is the right business decision,” Speedway Motorsports CEO Marcus Smith said Wednesday in an interview with Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass.

Will there be any races at Kentucky Speedway in 2021?

Last September, NASCAR announced it had removed Kentucky Speedway from the 2021 racing schedule. It was a major blow to the Gallatin County race track and some local businesses and nonprofits that depended on a surge in revenue earned from crowds flocking to the community.

What town is Kentucky Speedway in?

Sparta, Kentucky
Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, which has hosted ARCA, NASCAR and Indy Racing League racing annually since it opened in 2000.

What is a race track called in Sparta?

The stadion (or ‘stade’) race, a short sprint, was the most ancient – and indeed the only – event at the first 13 Olympiads. This is where we get the modern word ‘stadium’ and its winner had the Olympiad named after him. The track was not circular but straight, and measured approximately 192 metres.

Is Nascar coming back to Kentucky in 2022?

The agreement for the Quaker State 400 has been extended for five years starting in 2018. Kentucky Speedway’s annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race will remain the Quaker State 400 through 2022 under the terms of a new event sponsorship agreement announced today.

Who bought KY Speedway?

Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Speedway Motorsports Inc., the parent company that owns seven racetracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, announced Thursday it has agreed to purchase Kentucky Speedway. It is unknown what such a deal would mean for Kentucky Speedway’s future.

Is NASCAR coming back to Kentucky?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)- NASCAR won’t be returning to Kentucky speedway in 2021. Multiple reports say that the annual stop in Sparta is off of the schedule after ten Cup Series races dating back to 2011.

When did Louisville Motor Speedway close?

The larger 7/16-mile asphalt oval opened on May 15, 1994 and closed in 2001.

Will NASCAR Cota be in 2022?

Race fans will experience another unforgettable weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas, when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 25-27, 2022.

Who will broadcast NASCAR in 2022?

NBC Sports
NBC Sports will present a total of 39 races (20 Cup, 19 Xfinity) across NBC and USA Network in 2022. The NASCAR Cup Series on NBC kicks off on Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET from Nashville Superspeedway, the first of nine Cup Series races on NBC throughout the season.

What is the name of the Speedway in Kentucky?

Kentucky Speedway’s logo. Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, which has hosted ARCA, NASCAR and Indy Racing League racing annually since it opened in 2000.

When was the first race at Sparta Speedway?

On January 8, 1998, Jerry Carroll announced that he and four other investors were going to build a $153 million racing facility in Sparta, Kentucky. Five months later, groundbreaking ceremonies were held on July 18, 1998. While construction continued, it was announced that the speedway would open with an ARCA race in 2000.

Is Kentucky Speedway open for business?

“Kentucky Speedway is open for business, and we have the potential to host special events, commercial television production, music festivals, other racing series and stand-alone RV rallies and camping events.”

Who won the first IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway?

In August of the same year, Buddy Lazier won the inaugural IndyCar Series race. On August 29, 2000, NASCAR announced that Kentucky Speedway would also sanction a Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) race in 2001.