DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT

Following every weekend, there’s a Monday. After sleeping off the celebration, it’s time to face reality; time to get back to work. Now that the 2012 champion has been crowned, and the season has been put to bed, NASCAR has some serious work ahead of it. From here, there are less than 90 days to go before magical motorsports tour descends on Daytona, so there’s no time for fooling around. While folks in Washington DC talk of a fiscal cliff, NASCAR is looking over a precip ...

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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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KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY OFFERS TICKET EXCHANGE WHILE INDIANAPOLIS AND MICHIGAN OFFER THEIR SUPPORT

The fallout from Saturday’s traffic disaster at Kentucky Speedway continued Monday afternoon. After NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France issued a statement late Sunday evening, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. responded by offering a ticket exchange and an apology. "To those fans that were not able to attend the Quaker State 400, we offer our sincerest apologies," general manager Mark Simendinger said. "We'd also like to apologize to all of our fans who endured challenging condi ...

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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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QUAKER STATE 400 ODDS

This will be different.For the first time in nearly a decade, the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule heads to a new track. Kentucky Speedway finally hosts its first race. Great for the fans in Kentucky and Ohio, of which I am one. Bad for people trying to wager real or fake money on a race with no data upon which to rely.Or so I thought. Some consider Kentucky a cookie-cutter track. It’s 1.5 miles in length with normal banking. Most previews lump it into the “intermediate course” clas ...

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ATLANTA LOSES CUP DATE FOR 2011

According to a release issued by the speedway Thursday afternoon, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host only one Sprint Cup Series event in 2011. The speedway located about an hour south of downtown Atlanta has hosted two Sprint Cup Series events for 50 years. With the much anticipated announcement that Kentucky Speedway will be given a spot on the Sprint Cup schedule, Atlanta is the first of Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks to lose a date. "Atlanta Motor speedway has pr ...

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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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