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Kentucky Speedway

I-71 exits 57 and 55; 888-652-7223
All NASCAR, all the time.
A 106,000-capacity facility featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Truck and Indy Car series events. Watch for Kentucky Speedway's race weekend and events this year .

A race day at Kentucky Speedway is much more than just a great race at a great facility. Come early and take part in the interactive displays, stroll down our merchandise mall, get a Fan Zone pass to get up close to the cars and driver introductions, enjoy the concert and make sure you don’t miss the pre race festivities.

The speedway offers guests several camping options. Visitors can relax outside the track on spacious reserved campsites, many featuring electrical service, or enjoy a traditional experience on one of the speedway's ample general campsites. Those who wish to enjoy events from the heart of the action are able to camp on the Kentucky Speedway infield!

2014 race dates are
June 26
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225

June 27
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300

June 28
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400

September 19
ARCA Racing Series ZLOOP 150

September 2
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300
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Learn more about the full 2014 schedule, season ticket plans, single-race tickets, upscale club seating, driving schools and all Kentucky's fastest attraction has to offer by visiting www.kentuckyspeedway.com or calling 888-652-7223. Fans also can find Kentucky Speedway on Facebook and follow @KySpeedway on twitter.

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Yearly events include

March 29
Drive the Track Sale
Our world-famous Drive the Track Sale gives you the chance to drive YOUR vehicle on OUR 1.5-mile tri-oval. Experience why drivers consider our track one of the toughest tests in all of NASCAR. Just spend a minimum of $40 on any combination of tickets and/or Kentucky Speedway logo and driver merchandise in our gift shop. Join us for a day of fun you won't soon forget! Call (859) 578-2300 for more information.9:30am - 4pm
Phone: (859) 578-2300
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

April 26
Ford Fan Day
Our FREE Ford Fan Day returns to give you an inside look at our speedway from the garages, to the suites, to the press box, to the media center to Victory Lane. Bring the family for a day of fun and start building the excitement for our 2014 race season!11am - 4pm
(859) 578-2300
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

May 16 - 18
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

May 31
5K Foam Fest
The 5k Foam Fest is the newest and craziest race to hit the nation! Smiling and running don't usually go hand in hand but the 5K Foam Fest is an amazing mix of foam, mud and obstacles thus making fitness fun. Whether you like it dirty or clean the 5k Foam Fest has something for everyone.
8am - 5pm
Click to Register

Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

May 31 & June 1
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location :Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

June 7 & 8
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

June 13 - 14
Richard Petty Driving Experience @ Kentucky Speedway
Call 800-237-3889 or visit www.drivepetty.com/race-tracks/kentucky-speedway
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-800-237-3889
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

June 26
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225
(225 miles / 150 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

June 27
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300
(300 miles / 200 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

June 28
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400
(400 miles / 267 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

June 31
5K Foam Fest
The 5k Foam Fest is the newest and craziest race to hit the nation! Smiling and running don't usually go hand in hand but the 5K Foam Fest is an amazing mix of foam, mud and obstacles thus making fitness fun. Whether you like it dirty or clean the 5k Foam Fest has something for everyone. 8am - 5pm
Click to Register
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

July 13
Colavita-Zipp Time Trial Series @ Kentucky Speedway
Cyclists of a variety of skill levels compete to learn how fast they can traverse our 1.5-mile tri-oval!
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY 41086
Phone: 888-652-RACE (7223)
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

July 25, 26 & 27
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience.
Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

August 16 & 17
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

August 22 @ 23
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway

Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

September 4 - 7
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

September 19
ARCA Racing Series ZLOOP 150
(150 miles / 100 Laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

September 20
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300
.
(300 miles / 200 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

November 01
Drive the Track Sale
Our world-famous Drive the Track Sale gives you the chance to drive YOUR vehicle on OUR 1.5-mile tri-oval. Experience why drivers consider our track one of the toughest tests in all of NASCAR. Just spend a minimum of $40 on any combination of tickets and/or Kentucky Speedway logo and driver merchandise in our gift shop. Join us for a day of fun you won't soon forget! 9:30am - 4pm
(859) 578-2300
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com


 



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Welcome to Gallatin County, Ky

Nestled on the fertile banks of the Ohio River in the "Golden Triangle," of Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington, this rural gem boasts scenic waterways, picturesque country roads, quaint communities, and lots of friendly folks. Gallatin County has been proclaimed the Motorsports Capital of Kentucky, with the attraction of the Kentucky Speedway. Along with racing, enjoy the water sports offered by the Ohio River and use of two of our river marinas for your boating pleasure.

Gallatin County is small in size but large in hospitality. It has transformed from quiet rural farmland to a vibrant growing community. Come and visit to experience while we are "little, but in the middle of it all"

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ATTRACTIONS

Sugar Bay Golf Course LLC
975 Dry Creek Road, Warsaw; 859-567-2601
Sugar Bay was built in 1988. Designed by Roy Ladrigan, it is a 18-hole, par 71, public course. Mature trees throughout the course lend to short but tight holes. Several lakes and streams also come into play.

Craigs Creek Boating
Located on US 42, 1.5 miles west of Warsaw.
1,000-acre lake formed by the Markland Dam, Craigs Creek offers a convenient stopping-off point between Louisville and Cincinnati when approached by water. Two marinas offer a restaurant, two launch ramps and boat slips. Call either marina listed for more information.


MARINAS


Pier 99
379 Knox Lillard Road at Craigs Creek - 859-567-8811
Boat launch ramp and water access.

Smuggler's Cove
1147 US Hwy 42W. at Craigs Creek - 859-567-7601
Boat launch ramp and water access.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

127 Hotel
3050 US 127 - 859-643-4144

Ramada Inn
Exit 57 on I-71 - 859-567-7223

Smugglers Cove
US 42 at Craigs Creek - 859-567-7601
Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground is located on beautiful Craig’s Creek Lake just off the Ohio River in Warsaw, Ky. We offer a family oriented atmosphere and a safe and secure place to enjoy boating and camping. We invite you to come and enjoy all the marina, its campground and Sunset Grille restaurant have to offer.
The property offers comfortable overnight and weekend accommodations. Pontoon boat rentals, camper rentals, a spacious RV campground area and the area’s finest casual dining restaurant. Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground also sells used broker boats and has boating accessories available in the Ship Store on property.
Nearby, just north of the marina on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, is Belterra Casino Resort and Spa and its live entertainment, restaurants and championship golf course. The casino offers shuttle bus service from the marina. Only 10 minutes away from the marina is the new Kentucky Speedway. Just 30 river miles away by boat is beautiful Madison, Ind., the “Gem of the Ohio” that features historic buildings and unique shops.
Smugglers Cove Marina and Riverfront Campground is centrally located between Cincinnati and Louisville. Visitors can enjoy a vast array of nearby entertainment options for day-long and weekend excursions throughout the tri-state area, including casinos and entertainment venues, fine dining, shopping and major and minor league sports action.

Speedway Motel
125 KY Highway 465 - 859-643-3600

Backwood Acres Bed & Breakfast
450 Days Lane
Sparta, Kentucky 41086
(859) 643-3118
www.backwoodacres.com
Email: contact@backwoodacres.com

Backwood Acres B&B is a lovely "Cabin in the Woods" decorated as a hunting & fishing hideaway. This one bedroom cabin has a queen-size bed. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub and shower. The kitchen area is furnished with a microwave and refrigerator. We offer a 2 acre pond for fishing and 80 acres of secluded woodlands for walks through the woods.

Magnolia Inn
1519 Sparta Pike
Sparta Ky. 41086,
859-567-1124 & 859-743-0058
www.magnoliainn.org/
Magnolia Inn is a family-owned and operated bed and breakfast located in Sparta along the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky just minutes from The Kentucky Speedway on Interstate - 71 in Gallatin County. Magnolia Inn has been in business since 2006 and takes great pride in ensuring every guest has a wonderful stay. Magnolia Inn is an affordable and timeless bed and breakfast perfect for special occasions or just a relaxing weekend away from it all.

Riverside Inn B & B
85 US Highway 42 East
Warsaw, KY 41095
859-567-1329
877-313-7298
www.riversideinnbb.com
e-mail: riversideinn@zoomtown.com
Escape to Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast located in Warsaw, Kentucky... Where casual elegance and historic tradition meet. Built in 1869, a million plus dollar renovation and expansion was completed in the Spring of 2011, making Riverside Inn Kentucky’s newest and most luxurious bed and breakfast. No expense has been spared in providing an oasis of relaxation and pampered comfort with all of the modern conveniences discriminating travelers expect. High count linens on premium mattresses, spacious new bathrooms, luxurious robes, Sony LCD tv’s and Blu-ray DVD players, and wi-fi are just a few of the amenities that our guest suites feature. With five king sized suites, one queen room with private bath across the hall (with optional second bedroom), library, billiards room, piano parlor, conference room, screened gazebo and expansive grounds….. the Riverside Inn B & B gives you plenty of room to find your private hideaway or to host your group retreat. Located directly on the Ohio River, the Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast is about half way between the larger cities of Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Local attractions such as the Kentucky Speedway, Belterra Casino, and the Elk Creek and Ridge Wineries, are just a few examples of why our B & B is just moments away from all that our region has to offer. Experience a bed and breakfast beyond your expectations!

DINING

127 Restaurant
3050 US 127 - 859-643-2151

Dairy Queen
805 E. Main Street - 859-567-4263

Deaton's Market - Metro Chili
E. Main Street - 859-567-8800

Hometown Pizza
205 Roberta Drive - 859-567-4451

Jewell's On Main
100 E. Main Street - 859-567-1793
www.jewellsonmain.com

Ming Moon
103 W. Main Street - 859-567-6999

Sunset Grill On The River
US 42 at Smugglers Cove - 859-567-8044

 

CAMPGROUNDS

Edge of Speedway
Hwy 1130 - 859-567-2161
www.edgeofspeedway.com

Sparta Campgrounds
Hwy 467 - 859-356-9859
www.spartacampground.com

Smugglers Cove Marina Campground
Located south of Warsaw, Ky - 859- 567-7601
Smugglers Cove Marina Campground located south of Warsaw, Ky
8 Drive on Slots with electric, water and sewer included overlooking Ohio River.
Boat slips, launching ramp, and rentals on site
5 Camper rentals on Ohio River.
Beautiful Sunsets over Markland Dam. Across river from Belterra Casino.
Location has Sunset Grill restaurant, bar and and hotel on premises.
http://smugglerscovemarina.com

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