Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky Speedway Boulevard Sparta Kentucky United States. Kentucky Speedway Through the Years July 10, 1998 Investor group comprised of Jerry Carroll (Carroll Properties), Dick Duchossois (Chamberlain Industries), Richard Farmer (Cintas Corp.), John Lindahl (State Industries) and Outback Steakhouse, Inc., breaks ground on the 66,089-capacity Kentucky Speedway. The speedway was the largest excavation project in Kentucky history displacing 7.2 million cubic yards of earth. The facility was constructed with 48,000 cubic yards of concrete, the equivalent of a 50-story building. June 16-17, 2000 Kentucky Speedway stages its first event weekend with NASCAR All-Pro and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle takes the NCWTS event and Billy Bigley, Jr., emerges from the All-Pro tilt as the first race winner in track history. July 2, 2000 Kentucky Speedway plays host to its first ARCA event won by Tim Steele. August 26-27, 2000 Kentucky Speedway combines ARCA and IndyCar racing in its first dual-event weekend. Penske Racing driver Ryan Newman claims the ARCA title and Buddy Lazier nails down the first major open-wheel event in speedway history. May 11-12, 2001 Kentucky Speedway opens its first four-weekend season with a 150-mile ARCA race. Franklin, Ind., driver Frank Kimmel earns the first of his four all-time series triumphs at the track. June 16, 2001 Kentucky Speedway plays host to its first NASCAR Nationwide Series 300-mile event. Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick earns his first Kentucky Speedway win in front of a capacity crowd. August 12, 2001 Buddy Lazier becomes first back-to-back single-series event winner at Kentucky Speedway with a 300-mile IndyCar Series race victory. June 16, 2002 Todd Bodine nips Greg Biffle by .036 of a second in the closest NASCAR Nationwide Series finish in track history. August 10, 2002 IndyCar Series driver Sarah Fisher becomes the first woman to earn the pole award for a major North American open-wheel event and sets the standing series track qualifying record with a 221.390-mph qualifying circuit.  www.kentuckyspeedway.com//www.neary-aerial.com

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