What to Know for the Kentucky Speedway Double

As long as they're not like that bumpy sideroad to work...

While Mother Nature has wreaked havoc at Kentucky Speedway, conditions look perfect this morning for a doubleheader of NASCAR action.

Gates open at 10 a.m. for those watching today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 from the grandstands.  The field will take the green flag at 12:10 p.m., with driver introductions starting on the frontstretch at 11:30 a.m..

For fans holding a ticket to today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, those tickets will be good for the Quaker State 400 at 7:45 p.m.  However, the only catch for those ticket holders are fans with Cup tickets will take precedence for that seat.  Essentially, the ticket for the Xfinity Series race becomes the equivalent of general admission.

Ushers in the grandstands will have a list of available seating.  They’ll make every effort to seat fans as close as possible to their original seats.

Additionally, those with Xfinity Series tickets must be inside the gates by 3 p.m or that ticket becomes void.

According to track representatives, fans can leave the facility to go to their car and be readmitted, as long at it’s before 3 p.m.

Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration from the Kentucky Army National Guard Blackhawks.

The green flag will be delivered by the Special Tactics Squadron; 123rd Airlift Wing and 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade Blackhawk.

Richard Petty will have a birthday celebration with a special delivery at 6:54 p.m. and driver introductions will begin at 7 p.m.

Linkin’ Bridge of Louisville, KY and America’s Got Talent will perform the National Anthem at 7:30 p.m., with the green flag waving at 7:45 p.m.

Tonight’s special concert will feature country music recording artist Sawyer Brown.

Kyle Busch will start on the pole for both races today at Kentucky.

Make the most of a full day of racing action with the excitement and drama that only NASCAR can deliver. At the request of drivers, Kentucky officials dispatched the tire draggers earlier this morning. In summary, there may be that second grove offering drivers what they were hoping for.

Stephen Conley

If it races, I'll write about it, talk about it or shoot it with a camera.

I began pursuing a career in motorsports journalism immediately after attending college at Kent State University. I have hosted multiple Motorsports talk shows, worked in Country Music radio, and now i spend every day on the air in the morning with 1300 and 100.9 WMVO and in the afternoons watching the roadways around Central Ohio for 93.7 WQIO.

The excitement and the fans make everything I put out there worth while, it's been an exciting 15 years having covered everything from the Daytona 500 to the Rolex 24 and you can find me at pretty much any event run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

What I like to bring is a look behind the scenes, a look at what and who makes the sport grow. From the guy that welds pieces back at the shop to the host in the tv booth.

Everyone has a story and I like to tell it. My main focus here at TPF is looking at the men and women behind the microphone and cameras.

My life long goal is to become a member of MRN or PRN Radio and bring the races to you. I hope that what I share now is enjoyable and gives you a unique look in to the world of motorsports.

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