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No NASCAR Cup Series at Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2021

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Posted at 11:51 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 23:51:46-04

There will be no NASCAR race at Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2021, first reported by The Athletic's Jordan Bianchi.

Kentucky Motor Speedway will join Chicago Motor Speedway as the two tracks that will not be involved in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series.

“Of course, we're disappointed the Bluegrass State is not on NASCAR's schedule for 2021, as the past two decades have been filled with memorable moments that will last a lifetime,” said Mark Simendinger, executive vice president and general manager of Kentucky Speedway. "This has been a tough year for so many, but there are still wild adventures ahead. We will evolve into a multi-use rental complex and also seek additional entrepreneurial prospects. Kentucky Speedway is open for business, and we have the potential to host special events, commercial television production, music festivals, other racing series and stand-alone RV rallies and camping events. Change is sometimes hard, but I’m looking forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead for our facility.”