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Kentucky Speedway To Be Renovated With New Track Surface And Banking


The Kentucky Speedway announced Tuesday a major overhaul of it’s racing surface.

Kentucky Speedway is undertaking a comprehensive renovation of its racing surface which is highlighted by increased banking in Turns 1 and 2 and further includes drainage improvements, additional SAFER barrier, and repaving of the entire 1.5-mile tri-oval.

“Modifying Turns 1 and 2 will present an exciting challenge to the drivers while addressing issues of the track surface, SAFER barrier and drainage will improve safety, which is always our paramount concern,” said General Manager of Kentucky Speedway, Mark Simendinger. The project will be coordinated by Vice President of Operations and Development for Speedway Motorsports Inc. Steve Swift.

The work on this project has already begun and should be ready before it’s NASCAR tripleheader in July.