KSP says Kentucky Speedway owes them thousands of dollars

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - State police say the Kentucky Speedway owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars and they want the track to pay up.

The state police commissioner addressed the issue in a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal. According to the paper, the Kentucky Speedway owes money for security and safety work over four races in 2012 and 2013.

The report says Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer has been trying to get the speedway to pay just under $300,000 for several months.

Brewers is quoted in the article as saying he's called them twice in the past couple of weeks and can't get anyone to return his calls.

According to invoices the Courier-Journal looked at, troopers worked security at large races in June and smaller ones in September.

Brewer told the Courier-Journal that work included security inside the speedway, parking, and moving money.

According the article, a speedway official said they had written a check for some of that money and had sent it on to their headquarters for approval.

WKYT contacted officials in Kentucky Speedway's communications office, they directed us to general manager Mark Simendinger. Our call has not been returned.

The Courier-Journal article says Governor Steve Beshear has asked his staff to look into the issue.

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