Kentucky joins Chicagoland in being dropped by NASCAR
Hours after Chicagoland Speedway introduced that it’s going to not be on NASCAR’s 2021 schedule, Kentucky Speedway confirmed that it, too, has misplaced its NASCAR race weekend.
“After all, we’re disillusioned the Bluegrass State just isn’t on NASCAR’s schedule for 2021, because the previous 20 years have been stuffed with memorable moments that can final a lifetime,” stated Mark Simendinger, government vp and basic supervisor of Kentucky Speedway. “This has been a troublesome yr for thus many, however there are nonetheless wild adventures forward.
“We’ll evolve right into a multi-use rental complicated and in addition search further entrepreneurial prospects. Kentucky Speedway is open for enterprise, and now we have the potential to host particular occasions, business tv manufacturing, music festivals, different racing collection, and stand-alone RV rallies and tenting occasions. Change is typically laborious, however I’m trying ahead to the numerous alternatives that lie forward for our facility.”
Stewart-Haas Racing rookie Cole Custer received the monitor’s most up-to-date race held in July. It was his first profession win within the NASCAR Cup Sequence and made him the one rookie to qualify for the playoffs.
Kentucky, an intermediate monitor owned by SMI, started internet hosting NASCAR races in 2000. It began with the Truck Sequence earlier than the Xfinity Sequence adopted in 2001. The monitor lastly acquired its first Cup Sequence race in 2011.
NASCAR is anticipated to launch the total 2021 schedule Wednesday.