|Kentucky Speedway finally ready for close-up|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 07 July 2011 07:48|
Yet Harvick understands why it took 10 years for the northern Kentucky track to earn a Cup date. Change is sometimes hard to come by in a series steeped in tradition, and a bitter court battle between the track's former owners and NASCAR didn't help matters.
Those days are gone now. The track will host its first Cup race Saturday night, with a crowd of over 110,000 expected.
Officials expect a few hiccups the first time around, and traffic will be a major concern though general manager Mark Simendinger expects the weekend to be a success.