NASCAR's decision Friday to not have a Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway in 2009, despite a change in ownership to Bruton Smith, has left the track's founder livid. Kentucky Speedway founder Jerry Carroll said in a phone interview Friday that he had contacted his attorneys to fight the decision.
“This is what bullies do and it's been going on too long,” Carroll said. “They've showed their hand again. If they want to break us and want to run us out of business, get more creative.”
Smith, the Speedway Motorsports Inc. owner, announced Thursday that he had purchased the Kentucky track, located halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville, with the intention of having a Cup race there next season. But after a sanctioning meeting Friday, NASCAR officials said it's too late to consider Kentucky for next season's schedule. Read more here.
-- The Associated Press