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Sprint Cup To Kentucky Closer

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - NASCAR chairman Brian France said Speedway

Motorsports Inc. has submitted a scheduling request for 2011, and

it's no secret the company has coveted a Sprint Cup Series race at

Kentucky Speedway.

France said Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla., that track operators

SMI and International Speedway Corp. have both submitted proposals

for 2011.

ISC officials have already admitted they've asked for a second

Cup race at Kansas Speedway. SMI officials did not immediately

respond to a request for comment, but chairman Bruton Smith has

been vocal about his desire to bring the elite Cup series to his

property in northern Kentucky.

The track's former ownership group tried to bring a Cup race to

the 1.5-mile tri-oval for years before selling the venue to SMI in



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