NASCAR Hits Kentucky Speedway For The First Time
This weekend might be the biggest weekend for the Kentucky Speedway because for the first time, NASCAR rolls in for the track's first Sprint Cup Series race which should draw more than 100,000 race fans. Veteran driver Tony Stewart is very excited about being in a region that he is very familiar with. Stewart, who is born and raised in Columbus, Indiana and even owns the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio says, "this is deep racing country and this will be a cool event because there's a lot of people who have deserved a race in this area that haven't had one, and it's neat to be here and be a part of the first one." Practice started yesterday led by five-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson pacing the first session. After his first practice, Carl Edwards said Kentucky Speedway has special "character". It is certainly going to be a big weekend for NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway. Saturday will feature the Quaker State 400 and anchoring the play-by-play for TNT will be Owensboro's very own Adam Alexander who spent many years as the play-by-play voice of the University of Evansville Men's basketball program.