Friends of Kentucky Speedway,

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. In the midst of these unprecedented times, our collective efforts and sacrifices now will save lives later.

Experts are recommending social distancing and the need to limit large gatherings which has led to an almost nationwide canceling or postponement of events.  Presently, our July 9-11 Quaker State 400 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Kentucky Speedway is still on schedule and we are preparing for a fantastic event.

While several races have been postponed, the NASCAR Cup schedule is currently slated to resume at Martinsville May 9, a full ten weeks before the Quaker State 400.  NASCAR has announced its intention to make up all postponed races and run a full 36 race schedule.  We'll share that information as soon as it becomes available.

While the duration of this crisis is unpredictable, what is certain is our commitment to you that we will continue to put your well-being first. We are following the facts regarding COVID-19 and in constant contact with our state and local public health officials regarding the very latest information and recommendations.  We will also maintain communication with you as we move forward during these unusual circumstances.

Like many businesses right now, we have closed our offices to the public, and our ticket office staff is working from home.  If you have an immediate question, please call or text the ticket office at 859.578.2300.  We will also be posting any event related updates on our website at and on our social media channels.

If you are like me, you are already getting cabin fever. The thought of NASCAR racing and the Quaker State 400 never sounded better! Please know that we are working hard to give you another edition of the great NASCAR entertainment you look forward to - at a time you have never looked forward to it more. We will do so with you first in our minds, both from a safety perspective and also by protecting your ticket investment.

I can't wait to see you all in July. Until then, please take care of each other and be safe!


All the best,

Mark Simendinger

General Manager