NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend Returns to Kentucky Speedway July 2015
GM Mark Simendinger Reaction
Sparta, Ky. - For the fifth time in the tracks history, NASCAR's elite drivers will battle on the roughest track on the circuit July 9-11, 2015 for three action-packed nights of racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Nationwide Series (NNS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) visit Kentucky Speedway.
"We are thrilled to maintain our position as the only mid-summer tripleheader weekend on the NASCAR schedule and we will again host the Nationwide Series for a return visit in September," said General Manager Mark Simendinger.
It will be the second time the NASCAR tripleheader weekend will be hosted in July featuring the NSCS Quaker State 400, a 300-mile NNS race and the NCWTS UNOH 225 opening the weekend. It will be the fourth time the NNS will return to the track for a second date when the series visits Saturday, September 26.
"The way the calendar falls in 2015 requires us to move back to our 2011 summer position of immediately after the Daytona Fourth of July weekend instead of before it. Summer in the tri-state means racing at Kentucky Speedway. Thanks to our great fans who have helped us establish that tradition," Simendinger exclaimed.
"Also, we welcome NBC back to NASCAR, as they will serve as our new broadcast partner for both weekends," he continued.
NBC returns to NASCAR next year broadcasting the last 20 NSCS races of the season, the final 19 NNS events including our September 26 NNS race and other NASCAR regional and touring series events. The rest of the NSCS and NNS races next season will be broadcast on Fox.
Kentucky Speedway over the years has produced record breaking pole speeds, first-time winners along with fans seeing its first repeat winner in this year's NSCS the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts when Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag.
Fans can renew or purchase season tickets by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N.