Does Kentucky Speedway have problems?

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    Does Kentucky Speedway have problems?

    I'm sitting here watching the Kentucky Cup practice and I'm seeing a LOT of bouncing around by these race cars. Is the surface at the Speedway that bad? If so, does NASCAR require it to be fixed to keep NASCAR races there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    I'm sitting here watching the Kentucky Cup practice and I'm seeing a LOT of bouncing around by these race cars. Is the surface at the Speedway that bad? If so, does NASCAR require it to be fixed to keep NASCAR races there?
    Have you not seen any speedway advertisement this year? They have been promoted being the roughest track all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PutMeInCoach View Post
    Have you not seen any speedway advertisement this year? They have been promoted being the roughest track all year.
    Haven't really paid that much attention but as I type this, the commentators on Fox are talking about had bad it is.

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    2nd oldest surface in NASCAR circuit as just posted on Fox. Sounds like the commentators (some ex drivers or crew chiefs) say they "like it, it has character."
    The driver interviews seem like they're all being PC about the track so I really can't gauge if these folks actually really do like it or not.

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    Since the Indy cars are gone from the track they haven't had a need to keep it smooth. I believe they were planning a repave in 2018 or something like that.

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    I am darn tired of the ad.

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    I will say I think they have bigger issues than the track. In the past 2 weeks Ive been offered free tickets probably 8 times. Thats not a good thing.

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    The drivers like it because it makes it more challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I will say I think they have bigger issues than the track. In the past 2 weeks Ive been offered free tickets probably 8 times. Thats not a good thing.
    I will take them if they are for Saturday?

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    They set all kinds of track records during qualifying. It's rough but it has great grip and very fast.

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    I'd say from what I saw last night, that attendance is the biggest problem. #ghosttown

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch View Post
    I'd say from what I saw last night, that attendance is the biggest problem. #ghosttown
    The attendance you saw last night was average for events that host both nationwide and sprint races at the same track in the same weekend.

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    It's packed tonight and traffic wasn't bad at all pulled right in and parked. 30 minute trip from Pioneer Nation.

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