Kentucky Speedway Sprint Cup Race

Calling all race fans....the Sprint Cup has FINALLY arrived in Northern Kentucky!!!  Race fans began their decent to the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky on Tuesday and are still pouring in.  The long awaited arrival of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has sent fans into a frenzy of excitement. 

Campers are lining up by the hundreds and there hasn't been a buzz in this area for decades.  The Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race will begin at 7:30pm on Saturday night on July 9, 2011 and consists of 267 laps.

Drivers have been sighted this past week all over the tri-state making appearances.  Tony Stewart was at the Florence Home Depot welcoming fans.  This surely is an exciting time for Northern Kentucky.

Below is a time frame of all upcoming events:

Thursday 7-7-11

10-11 a.m.: Trucks final practice

11:05 a.m.-3 p.m.: Sprint Cup testing

3:05 p.m.: Trucks qualifying (two laps, all positions)

4-6 p.m.: Sprint Cup testing

6:10-7:25 p.m.: Nationwide practice

7:35 p.m.: Trucks driver introductions

8 p.m.: UHNO 225 Trucks race (150 laps, 225 miles)

Friday  7-8-11

9-11 a.m.: Nationwide final practice

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Sprint Cup practice

1:30-3 p.m.: Sprint Cup final practice

3:35 p.m.: Nationwide qualifying

5:10 p.m.: Sprint Cup qualifying

7 p.m.: Nationwide driver introductions

7:30 p.m.: Feed the Children 300 Nationwide race (200 laps, 300 miles)

Saturday  7-9-11

7 p.m.: Sprint Cup driver introductions

7:30 p.m.: Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race (267 laps, 400.5 miles)

Download this map courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer to see all of the improvements as well as areas of the Kentucky Speedway.  We think it will help get you around as well as teach you something new.

Get ready ......Gentleman Start Your Engines.......

This blog is part of our ongoing series, "365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky."  View homes located near the speedway in Gallatin County, Kentucky or contact The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty for more information.