Kentucky Speedway loses NASCAR Cup race

Kentucky Speedway loses NASCAR Cup race
Kentucky Speedway in 2014 (FOX19 NOW/Dan Wood)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Kentucky Speedway will be on the NASCAR Cup schedule when it is released on Wednesday. NBC Sports reported that news on Tuesday afternoon.

The track has hosted a Cup race, the Quaker State 400, since 2011.

Tuesday evening, the Kentucky Speedway released a statement from executive vice president and general manager Mark Simendinger:

“Of course, we’re disappointed the Bluegrass State is not on NASCAR’s schedule for 2021, as the past two decades have been filled with memorable moments that will last a lifetime,” said Mark Simendinger, executive vice president and general manager of Kentucky Speedway. “This has been a tough year for so many, but there are still wild adventures ahead. We will evolve into a multi-use rental complex and also seek additional entrepreneurial prospects. Kentucky Speedway is open for business, and we have the potential to host special events, commercial television production, music festivals, other racing series and stand-alone RV rallies and camping events. Change is sometimes hard, but I’m looking forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead for our facility.”

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