Traffic backed up as fans head to Sprint Cup Race

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Traffic is backed up for miles as fans head to Sparta for the Sprint Cup Race.

This is Kentucky's first ever Nascar Sprint Cup Race. Cars could be seen lined up on I-71 North for miles. The race starts at 8:00 p.m. Fans tell WAVE 3 they hope they make it in time for when the green flag comes down.