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Wesley Eversole: Plenty of summer events upcoming to keep sports fans occupied

This is usually the time of year local sports fans dread the most, the time of year when the state’s athletic teams are finishing their spring sports seasons, leaving fans with nothing to do but wait until football practice starts in August. But just because the spring sports season is almost over does not mean there is nothing fans have to look forward to between now and August. Listed below are...

WKYT: Fans who missed NASCAR race due to traffic can attend another race

The Kentucky Speedway general manager is apologizing for the traffic problems that caused many fans to miss the track’s inaugural Sprint Cup race last weekend and has announced a ticket exchange for anyone who bought a ticket to the Quaker State 400 but didn’t make it to the race.   Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger made no excuses for the gridlock that extended miles...

Mid-week parade brings Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Lexington

The Kentucky Speedway in Sparta will host its first NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Saturday with the Quaker State 400, and Lexington racing fans will have the chance to witness some of the race preparation on Wednesday.   Around 35-40 haulers — trailers that carry the individual race cars to Sparta — will be on display at the Hamburg Pavilion Walmart on Grey Lag Way beginning around 10:30...