Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger's statement regarding today's announcement of Las Vegas Motor Speedway's new September triple-event weekend to begin in 2018. This weekend will include the relocation of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race currently held at Kentucky Speedway in September.

"We accomplished great things with the NASCAR XFINITY Series race in September, and now it will continue to grow during this exciting new weekend.

We were the last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track to hold a XFINITY Series race on a non-Cup weekend. It makes sense to combine all three NASCAR national touring series as this big weekend in Las Vegas is launched. I fully expect Las Vegas to be THE place for NASCAR fans to be in the fall, just as it is in the spring.

Myrtle Beach is a great partner. We look forward to another exciting race weekend with them as the title sponsor in 2017 and will work together to find more creative ways to deliver their message of fun in the sun starting in 2018."