Kentucky Speedway Releases Statement Addressing Traffic Issues

The biggest topic during Kentucky Speedway's inaugural Sprint Cup Series event has been the nightmarish traffic that has plagued the track all day long.

Traffic was already backed up on I-71, the main route to NASCAR's newest venue, more than eight hours before the race. Things only got worse as the day went on, with fans reporting 20-plus mile backups.

Cars were still lined up and trying to get into the speedway entrance halfway through the race, but fans on Twitter reported being turned away due to a lack of parking spaces.

The post-race traffic jam is feared to be even worse.

With 100 laps remaining in the race, Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger released a statement:

We've had an overwhelming response to our inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400. We know we had challenges related to traffic. We're already planning improvements and looking forward to a much better situation for next year's event.

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