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Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky State Police, KDOT District 6 and the Kentucky Tourism Council collaborated to form a comprehensive traffic and parking plan designed to accommodate more than 100,000 race fans that will converge on the commonwealth during the facility’s July 7-9 NASCAR tripleheader weekend which will feature the inaugural “Quaker State 400.”
Kentucky authorities will halt current construction projects on I-71 for 11 days beginning June 30, to allow northbound and southbound lanes to operate at full capacity. The project is scheduled to resume on Monday, July 10.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is offering several tips for fans visiting the speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “UNOH 225” July 7, the NASCAR Nationwide Series “Feed The Children 300” July 8 and the historic “Quaker State 400”:
•I-71 expands to three lanes three miles from the track when traveling north and south to and from Greater Cincinnati.
•Fans with vehicles bearing parking credentials should use I-71 Exit 57.
A comprehensive Kentucky Speedway entrance plan will direct fans traveling from Greater Cincinnati and points north to I-71 Exit 57. Fans traveling I-71 north to Kentucky Speedway from Louisville, Ky., and points south will be directed to I-71 Exit 55.
Following each race, fans parked in Kentucky Speedway Lots D and E on the southwest and west side of the facility will be directed to state Route 1039 where they will be able to travel south to access both I-71 north and south via Exit 55. Fans also will have the option of traveling north on state Route 1039 in the direction Markland Dam, Belterra Casino Resort & Spa and state Route 42 north and south.
Guests parked in Kentucky Speedway Lots G, H, I and J spanning the northwest and southeast end of the track as well as those parked in Lots A, B, and C on south side of the speedway will be directed to state Highway 35 where they will be able to access I-71 north or south.
Kentucky Speedway is able to accommodate approximately 33,000 vehicles in its 10 parking lots. Fans can access free KOI Auto Parts shuttle busses and speedway trams at eight locations on a new access road that encircles the speedway.
Complete information regarding traffic and parking can be found in the maps section of the official Kentucky Speedway Fan Guide at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
Tickets for each event that comprises the first NASCAR tripleheader weekend in Kentucky Speedway history along with infield Fan Zone passes and “Quaker State 400” race day Pit Road Club hospitality tickets can be reserved at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by phone at 888-652-7223 or by visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off I-71 Exit 57 and Highway 35 north.