Speedway debuts new track ahead of 2016 season

Speedway debuts new track

SPARTA, KY (FOX19) - The sound of revving engines have returned to the Kentucky Speedway following this major renovation project.

The speedway was considered the bumpiest in all of NASCAR.

Drainage improvements were made to the track, safety barriers were improved but the big upgrade is a completely repaved track.

"Kentucky is just going to be a whole new unknown for everyone. Coming here just with the repave and everything that it's essentially going almost to a
completely new venue," said Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver.

"The track was great before, but you have to do these things sometimes and sometimes people don't like it, but it has to be done. And I think in time
this place will get its character back," said Ryan Blaney, NASCAR driver.

Drivers have been testing out the new track all week, hoping to get comfortable with the smoothness and break the track in. This in preparation for next month's big race.

The 2016 season kicks off with the NASCAR tripleheader weekend July 7-9. The primary race of the weekend is the Quaker State 400 on July 9.

Tickets: Visit kentuckyspeedway.com or call 859 -578-2300.

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