Kentucky Speedway and Big Ass Fans have launched an initiative to provide enhanced patron comfort during this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart race weekend July 11-13. Big Ass Fans will be the "Official Comfort Provider" at the track.

"We are constantly trying to elevate our guest experience at Kentucky Speedway and partnering with our Lexington, Kentucky neighbor, Big Ass Fans, to create a more pleasant outdoor experience throughout the facility is a perfect example of those efforts," said Mark Simendinger, General Manager of Kentucky Speedway. "It's common for outdoor venues to acknowledge that Mother Nature is the one element out of event management's control; however, we are excited to be an innovation leader by tapping into the expertise of Big Ass Fans to find solutions to one of those Mother Nature elements…heat!"

In addition to the designation of being the "Official Comfort Provider" at Kentucky Speedway, Big Ass Fans will be prominent at the track's VIP Check-In along with other key locations throughout the venue.

"We couldn't be more excited and proud to serve our neighbors, friends and customers," says Lennie Rhoades, Big Ass Fans CEO. "Kentucky Speedway has been known as one of the most unique stops on the circuit and this year, it'll be the coolest stop."

Action begins at Kentucky Speedway in July with the NASCAR tripleheader weekend anchored by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart on Saturday, July 13. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 starts the weekend on Thursday, July 11 and the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 is Friday, July 12.

Tickets, Pre-Race Passes and campsites are on sa­­le at, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting our speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Kentucky 41086, just off Interstate Highway 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Highway 35 N.


About Big Ass Fans:

In 1999, Big Ass Fans pioneered the high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan industry by introducing large industrial fans to agricultural spaces. Recognizing the fans' versatility, our customers began to install them in warehouses, factories, commercial spaces, and homes. With each new application, our engineers set out to design the perfect solution to meet our customers' needs.

Our dedication to research, design, and innovation led us to build a 45,000 square foot R&D lab dedicated to large air movement, conduct an airflow experiment on the International Space Station, develop the industry's first silent motor technology, smart fan controls and automation, and the world's brightest and most efficient LED products.

Big Ass Fans products are in more than 170 countries and used by more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies. For more information about Big Ass Fans, visit or call 877-244-3267.


About Kentucky Speedway

Owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval located in Sparta, Kentucky just 35 miles south of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. The track attracts fans from the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Entering its 20th season of racing, the speedway hosts all three national NASCAR series.   

In July, the venue will present the ninth running of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. Prior to 2011, Kentucky Speedway hosted stand-alone NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Currently, all three races take place in a July NASCAR tripleheader weekend.

The venue also is home to many other special events throughout the year including concerts, driving schools, car shows, and fitness runs.