(Sparta, Ky.) - After a long-lived lawsuit expired earlier this year it appears a NASCAR Sprint Cup race may finally be coming to Kentucky.
Race fans amy actually get to witness
a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the
Kentucky Speedway in 2011.
Since Friday, there have been various reports that the Kentucky Speedway will host its first major circuit race in July 2011.
An official announcement has not been made yet. That could happen Tuesday, Aug. 10 when track owner Bruton Smith and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear are at a press conference in Sparta.
The Gallatin County track which first opened in 2000 has been hosting NASCAR Nationwide Series and Truck Series races for several years, bringing large crowds at each event.
Since the track was purchased by Smith, president of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., in 2008 there have been a number of improvements made. Seating has been expanded to over 66,000.
Smith could choose to move a race from one of the seven other tracks owned by SMI to Kentucky.
An anti-trust lawsuit against NASCAR filed by the former owners of Kentucky Speedway had prevented a race from being moved there. The old owners dropped the lawsuit this past May, nearly five years after it was first filed.