Race fans can get traffic updates on social media

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Fans headed to Kentucky Speedway this week can check social media and radio for traffic updates.

The speedway at Sparta, Kentucky State Police and the Transportation Cabinet will update motorists on traffic and parking conditions. Meanwhile, state police are advising commercial vehicles to avoid the Gallatin County area on Friday and Saturday.

The speedway holds 107,000 spectators.

Fans can follow kystatepolice and KySpeedway on Twitter to get updates.

They can also join the "Kentucky State Police" and "Kentucky Speedway" Facebook communities.

Roadside message boards will give updates, and fans within five to seven miles of the track can tune to 1620 AM along with local outlets for updates.

Racing starts Thursday with the Camping World Truck Series event, followed the next day by the Nationwide Series race. The Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" is set for Saturday.

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