Kentucky Speedway Travel Guide - Stadium Scene

Kentucky Speedway Travel Guide

Home of the NASCAR Racing Series and Indy Car Series

Last Updated: 08-19-2023

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4760 Sparta Pike

Sparta, KY 41086 USA

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Seating Capacity:

Racing: 107000

Event Tickets:

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Stadium Information

About Kentucky Speedway:

Opening in 2000, this is a 1.5 mile tri-oval speedway that has hosted NASCAR and IndyCar Racing. It is an asphalt-racing surface and the speedway is on 1,000 acres.

Tour Info:

Track tours are available year-round for $7 for adults, but the website indicates that full-facility tours do not occur on weeks of events. To schedule a tour, call 859-567-3517.

Security Screenings:

Like almost all US and Canadian Stadiums, you will need to enter through a metal detector before entering the stadium.  Be sure to give yourself extra time and don't bring any weapons or devices that could be seen as a weapon inside.  Pat down searches may be required.

Bag Policy:

You may enter with a soft-sided cooler no larger than 14"x 14"x 14" AND a small bag or backpack. All bags are subject to inspections.

Note: Bag and security policy listed above are for typical sporting events. Special events, concerts, and other situations may result in variation to the policy. Please check event website for any changes or variation.

Parking & Transportation

Parking Options

There is parking available around the track. Parking is available for over 30,000 cars. A tram is available to take you to the track. Please visit the parking website for a tram map.

We're setting up a partnership with a new parking company. Stay tuned for more details!

Bus Service:

There is not a Public Transit Bus Route that services this area.

Rail Service:

There is not a Public Transit Rail Line that services this area

Taxi & Rideshare Service:

There does not appear to be a designated drop-off/pick-up area.

Closest Major Airport: Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

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Natalie H.

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Great outdoor space for this big event, LightsFest 2018! Getting out of the parking lots afterwards will likely be a long exercise in patience but...... fun...

Posted On: 2018-06-16 18:52:49

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Sarah C.

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I can honestly say that I have never been to a nascar race track in my life. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit this place with a friend...

Posted On: 2017-07-20 18:08:09

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Yochanan H.

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We've been to several races at Kentucky Speedway, but this was the worse one for secondhand smoke. Either people don't care or realize that it can cause or...

Posted On: 2017-06-28 12:23:36

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