A federal judge has dismissed an
antitrust lawsuit filed against NASCAR by a Kentucky track that was
left off the lucrative Nextel Cup schedule.
Kentucky Speedway alleged that NASCAR conspired to leave the
Sparta track and others out of the Nextel Cup series despite their
Judge William O. Bertelsman threw out the speedway's suit in a
ruling Monday from U.S. District Court in Covington.
The track is located about halfway between Louisville and
Cincinnati. It has drawn huge crowds to some of its other races,
especially the NASCAR Busch race, which last year drew more than