Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Brad Keselowski Wins Quaker State 400 http://weku.fm/post/brad-keselowski-wins-quaker-state-400 <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120630/SPT0601/306300039">Brad Keselowski stretched</a> his fuel Saturday at Kentucky Speedway and pulled away to win the Quaker State 400 in a backup car. Driving his third race in as many sultry nights at the 1.5-mile track, Keselowski showed no signs of fatigue by taking his No. 2 Dodge to victory lane for a Sprint Cup Series-leading third time this season. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 15:41:07 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 28940 at http://weku.fm Brad Keselowski Wins Quaker State 400 Speedway Confident in Traffic Improvements http://weku.fm/post/speedway-confident-traffic-improvements <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120321/NEWS0103/303210099">The owner of Kentucky Speedway </a>occupied a front- row seat and watched as a computer model simulated traffic on the day of the Quaker State 400. The model reflected the speedway&rsquo;s newly expanded parking as well as the state&rsquo;s widening of a nearby interstate exit ramp and state highway. The longest traffic delay on Interstate 71 was 14 minutes. Wednesday&rsquo;s demonstration fueled Bruton Smith&rsquo;s conviction that ongoing efforts by the speedway and the state will fix the bugs that manifested last July when the track hosted its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:14:06 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 23641 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Speedway Adds Parking http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-speedway-adds-parking <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120125/SPT0601/301250092/Kentucky-Speedway-adds-more-parking">Kentucky Speedway will be capable</a> of accommodating as many as 18,700 more cars on its property this year after buying 171 acres from neighboring landowners and clearing 55 acres that it already owned. The speedway&#39;s owner and general manager spent almost an hour on Wednesday outlining the parking expansion and other improvements being made in response to last July when parking problems and miles-long traffic jams kept thousands from attending the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:15:33 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 20412 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Speedway Adds Parking IndyCar star Touched Kentuckian's life http://weku.fm/post/indycar-star-touched-kentuckians-life <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111017/SPT/110180329">Meeting an Indianapolis 500 winner</a> would be an unforgettable experience by itself, but Trey Taylor got to do more than shake Dan Wheldon&#39;s hand or ask for an autograph. The spunky 8-year-old from Clifton won a Sept. 30 shopping spree with the 2011 Indy 500 winner at the Macy&#39;s in Florence Mall, and a couple days later met with Wheldon at Kentucky Speedway before the IZOD IndyCar Series race. Tears welled in Trey&#39;s eyes Sunday when his parents somberly broke the news that Wheldon had been in a serious crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and did not survive.</p><p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:11:10 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 14532 at http://weku.fm IndyCar star Touched Kentuckian's life State-Speedway Partner on Traffic, Parking Fixes http://weku.fm/post/state-speedway-partner-traffic-parking-fixes <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110830/SPT0601/308300112/Ky-spends-3-6M-roads-near-Speedway?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Kentucky Speedway and state officials </a>unveiled their plans Tuesday to correct the traffic and parking problems experienced at last month&rsquo;s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Speedway Motorsports Inc., the company that owns the Gallatin County track, is investing an estimated $7.5 million. That amount includes the $1.5 million the speedway paid last week to acquire 142 acres of land across Ky. 35 from the track. The added land will allow the speedway to park about 10,000 more cars, general manager Mark Simendinger said. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects it will spend $3.6 million on road improvements to improve access to parking areas at the speedway.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:42:16 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer & Stu Johnson, WEKU 11527 at http://weku.fm State-Speedway Partner on Traffic, Parking Fixes Speedway Parking Fix Begins http://weku.fm/post/speedway-parking-fix-begins <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110825/NEWS0103/108260365">The rows of tobacco and corn growing on land across from Kentucky Speedway</a> will be replaced next year by rows of cars. This week the speedway bought a large tract near Ky. 35 in Gallatin County from Jo Wischer. The 84-year-old Florence resident did not say Thursday how much the speedway paid for the &quot;couple hundred acres,&quot; but said she knows how it intends to use the property. &quot;The speedway will be taking care of parking with it,&quot; Wischer said. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:44:36 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 11299 at http://weku.fm Speedway Parking Fix Begins Kentucky Speedway Sorry, Exchanges Tickets http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-speedway-sorry-exchanges-tickets <p><a href="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/shiftinggears/2011/07/11/kentucky-speedway-apologizes-offers-ticket-exchange-2/">Kentucky Speedway, which is owned</a> and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Monday issued the following statement regarding the fan experience at Saturday&rsquo;s &ldquo;Quaker State 400.&rdquo;&nbsp;Kyle Busch won the 2011 Quaker State 400.&nbsp;&ldquo;To those fans that were not able to attend the Quaker State 400, we offer our sincerest apologies,&rdquo; said Mark Simendinger, general manager, Kentucky Speedway. &ldquo;We&rsquo;d also like to apologize to all of our fans who endured challenging conditions during our event weekend. As we said earlier, we&rsquo;re committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and traffic experts to address Saturday&rsquo;s traffic issues to ensure that we never have this type of experience again.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:29:33 +0000 Kevin Kelly, The Kentucky Enquirer 8328 at http://weku.fm