is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway
in Sparta, Kentucky
, which has hosted ARCA
and Indy Racing League
racing annually since it opened in 2000. The track is currently owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
and Jerry Carroll. Before 2008 Jerry Carroll, along with four other investors, were the majority owners of Kentucky Speedway. The speedway has a grandstand capacity of 87,000. Construction of the speedway began in 1998 and was completed in mid-2000. The speedway has hosted the Camping World Truck Series
, Xfinity Series
, IndyCar Series
, and the Firestone Indy Lights Series
and most recently, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
beginning in 2011.
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