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Headed to Sparta? Police ask for patience

More than 100,000 people will converge on Sparta, Ky. this weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway, which is likely to create a traffic headache.

Kentucky State Police troopers are hoping to prevent some of those problems by adding extra resources for security and traffic at the track.  Troopers will also be working 15 hour shifts.

"Realistically, the infrastructure here was not designed initially for this kind of influx of people," said Michael Webb with Kentucky State Police.

Troopers are emphasizing that the key for fans to have a smooth weekend will be to allow yourself plenty of time to get to the track, and practice lots of patience.

Police are advising non race goers to avoid Interstate 71 if they can. Police say to use U.S. 42 as an alternative.

Those headed to the race can use Exit 55 or Exit 57 on Interstate 71. Click here for more information on traffic: http://www.fox19.com/story/15027446/traffic-information-for-weekend

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