A Fan’s Take On Kentucky & The Quaker State 400

 They say it takes centuries to grow a forest, and just minutes to burn it down. Whatever good will had been forged between NASCAR fans and the Kentucky Speedway in years past went burning down like flash fire after the disaster at was the inaugural Sprint Cup race in the Bluegrass State last year at the Quaker State 400. The operators at SMI had a monumental reforestation on their hands. How did they do last weekend? We asked someone who actually went there, NASCAR uberfan and blogger ...

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FANS, YOU HAVE BRUTON’S ATTENTION

Yes Virginia, it’s true; money talks. You would have to have the vision of Mr. Magoo to not see all the empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday. The tribe has spoken, and the gate receipts don’t lie. It’s like that billboard said: “Do I have your attention now?” Track owner Bruton Smith tells the Associated Press he will look over the data, compare what the track is now- versus what it used to be- and report back next week. Call this observer slightly nerv ...

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KYLE BUSCH WINS INAUGURAL RACE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY AS TRAFFIC ISSUES STEAL THE HEADLINES

After nearly a decade of wait, Kentucky Speedway hosted its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event Saturday night. Leading 125 of the 267 laps, Kyle Busch scored the inaugural win in dominant fashion, but had to survive a late-race restart to hold on to the victory. The win propelled Busch into the points lead and gave him is 99th NASCAR victory.  “Couldn't be happier to be here in Victory Lane,” Busch said. “This one ranks right up there with the best of them. I hav ...

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Kentucky Wants to Help Bruton Smith’s Bottom Line

Oh, for the love of Pete, could somebody please explain to me how and why it is government continues to bend over and willingly spread 'em in an effort to help already rich guys get even richer? At taxpayers' expense?The latest example is brought to you courtesy of Kentucky, which is considering generous tax breaks for Bruton Smith and his company, Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI). Smith, a billionaire as recently as 2007, wants Kentucky to offset the $70 million he figures to spend i ...

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