Ky. Speedway opens gates to fans

SPARTA, KY (FOX19) - Kentucky Speedway opened its doors to the public on Saturday giving visitors a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the 107,000-seat venue.

Free Ford Fun Day  provided patrons live music, activities, giveaways, food and INEX U.S. Legends International racing.

Fans were able to tour the media center, garages, owner's suite, press box and campgrounds, have their photo taken in Victory Lane, see Fire and Safety Team demonstrations on pit road and walk the speedway's 1.5-mile tri-oval track.

Guests also were able to learn more about the speedway from General Manager Mark Simendinger during "Ask the GM" question-and-answer sessions.

INEX U.S Legends International racing took to the paved quarter-mile track. Fans were able to meet Legends drivers during an autograph session and experience the tight turns of the quarter-mile track first-hand by taking 10-lap ride-alongs in a Legends car.

Ford Fan Day set the stage for the first of two Kentucky Speedway event weekends. The season opens with a NASCAR tripleheader featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400, Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 and Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.

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