Governor Beshear Inspects Improved Kentucky Speedway

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 6/11/2012 11:27 pm
        Governor Steve Beshear and members of the media were given a tour of the improvements made to Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on Monday.

        The Speedway and State spent nearly 15 million dollars in the past year creating more parking and improving roadways to the track after thousands missed Kentucky's first NASCAR Sprint Cup race due to a lack of parking that caused a 15-mile long traffic jam.

        A new parking lot was created which track officials say will be able to hold 15 to 20-thousand more vehicles than last year. A new pedestrian tunnel was also created connecting the parking lot to the track.

        Two more areas to the southwest of the track have also been designated for parking cars and campers.

        The State spent about three million dollars widening Kentucky 35 to seven lanes leading to the track. The State also widened the I-71 exit to Kentucky 35.

        The NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Quaker State 400 will run on June 30th.

        
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