Kentucky Speedway

10 Tough NASCAR Questions: Part 4

Part 4 in a five-part series addressing issues facing NASCAR in 2012

As the 2012 NASCAR season approaches, Athlon Sports examines 10 controversial issues alive within the sport in the annual five-part, 10 Tough Questions feature, running throughout the week.

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<p> As the 2012 NASCAR season approaches, Athlon Sports examines 10 controversial issues alive within the sport in the annual five-part, 10 Tough Questions feature, running each day throughout the week.</p>
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NASCAR Fans Unlucky in Kentucky

Traffic debacle overshadows Kyle Busch's win

by Matt Taliaferro

Saturday was a date that over 10 years in the making for Kentucky Speedway. Following years of litigation, lawsuits and a buyout, the track finally landed a cherished NASCAR Sprint Cup race under the guidance of parent-company Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Unfortunately, the event will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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<p> Kyle Busch drove to a dominant win at kentucky Speedway, but many fans left (or were turned away) when traffic issues marred the facility's premier NASCAR Sprint Cup race.</p>

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NASCAR: Kentucky Speedway Preview

Scouting the inaugural Quaker State 400

by Matt Taliaferro

Quaker State 400
Location: Sparta, Ky.
Specs: 1.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 14°; Banking/Tri-oval: 8°; Banking/Backstretch: 4°
Race Length: 400 miles/267 laps
2010 Winners: None (Inaugural Cup race)

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<p> Previewing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' first visit to the Kentucky Speedway.</p>

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