2:14pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Commonwealth

Speedway Confident in Traffic Improvements

The owner of Kentucky Speedway 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’s newly expanded parking as well as the state’s widening of a nearby interstate exit ramp and state highway. The longest traffic delay on Interstate 71 was 14 minutes. Wednesday’s demonstration fueled Bruton Smith’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.