CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 31, 2008) – Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) has added Kentucky Speedway to its portfolio of motorsports facilities, expanding its geographic reach into the Midwest.
The completed purchase was announced today by O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
“We are extremely excited about the new opportunities this market is going to bring the company,” said Smith. “Since we announced this acquisition in May, we have been overwhelmed with the response of fans expressing their support and desire for a Sprint Cup event at Kentucky Speedway.
“We will continue to work with NASCAR to bring a Sprint Cup race to this fine facility as soon as possible. We are going to do everything we can to bring the great people of Kentucky what they want and deserve.”
Located on approximately 820 acres in Sparta, Ky., just south of Cincinnati, Kentucky Speedway features a 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway, with grandstand seating for approximately 66,000 spectators, 50 luxury suites with seats for approximately 2,000, private RV spaces, and reserved and unreserved camping spaces.
The speedway currently hosts a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, two ARCA RE/MAX Series races and an IndyCar Series race.
Tickets for Kentucky Speedway’s 2009 season are available online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or by calling (859) 578-2300.