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Old 07-12-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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...how Bruton Smith makes all of his money. Fans describe nightmare at Kentucky Speedway - NASCAR - Yahoo! Sports

It's too late for Kentucky Speedway to apologize - USATODAY.com

Seems that little to no parking was added. The KY transportation cabinet even stated that the speedway can accommodate 33,000 cars only. No wonder why traffic was piled up. There was nowhere to park! Smith knew this and did nothing beforehand. Oh and the people that did make it inside, were treated to concession stands running out of food and drink. Remember...no coolers allowed in KY Speedway. I suppose Bruton can blame the interstate on that one as well.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:20 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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No coolers then it's not really a NASCAR Race.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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...how Bruton Smith makes all of his money. Fans describe nightmare at Kentucky Speedway - NASCAR - Yahoo! Sports

It's too late for Kentucky Speedway to apologize - USATODAY.com

Seems that little to no parking was added. The KY transportation cabinet even stated that the speedway can accommodate 33,000 cars only. No wonder why traffic was piled up. There was nowhere to park! Smith knew this and did nothing beforehand. Oh and the people that did make it inside, were treated to concession stands running out of food and drink. Remember...no coolers allowed in KY Speedway. I suppose Bruton can blame the interstate on that one as well.



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Old 07-13-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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And your post Gimme3steps has what cosmic significance????

You have no lower teeth??
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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And your post Gimme3steps has what cosmic significance????

You have no lower teeth??
If you have ever seen "Major League" you would understand.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Jay, I was at Kentucky Saturday night and I could go on about the traffic and about the 7 hours it took me to get to the track from Louisville which is a meek 45 minute drive. I won’t do that though because thousands I’m sure are already doing the same thing.

One thing broke my heart last night and made me feel extremely helpless and I’d like to at least bring it to attention. When we finally pulled onto Kentucky Speedway property they were already doing the flyover, now it still took us another 45 minutes to actually park. They shoved us up onto a hill directly under the high voltage transmission lines in Section 14, a very hilly walk to the track that would take at least 1.5 miles.

My husband and I saw 3 people that were wheelchair bound including a young boy. They had to give up going to the track because there was no way they could get their wheelchairs down that rocky gravel road and then up to the speedway and there were no accessible vans able to come up to that section.

I had to see a little boy with Down Syndrome start crying when his dream of going to this race was shattered because it was impossible to get him into the track. That Jay, was the straw that broke me.

Jocelyn P.
Louisville, Ky.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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And your post Gimme3steps has what cosmic significance????

You have no lower teeth??
Went clean over your head, didn't it?


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Old 07-13-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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No food, no water, high heat and humidity, parking 5 miles from the event, traffic gridlock. Maybe they were going for a reincarnation of Woodstock.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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No food, no water, high heat and humidity, parking 5 miles from the event, traffic gridlock. Maybe they were going for a reincarnation of Woodstock.
--now that made me laugh. Thanks for a good giggle!
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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Jay, I was at Kentucky Saturday night and I could go on about the traffic and about the 7 hours it took me to get to the track from Louisville which is a meek 45 minute drive. I wont do that though because thousands Im sure are already doing the same thing.

One thing broke my heart last night and made me feel extremely helpless and Id like to at least bring it to attention. When we finally pulled onto Kentucky Speedway property they were already doing the flyover, now it still took us another 45 minutes to actually park. They shoved us up onto a hill directly under the high voltage transmission lines in Section 14, a very hilly walk to the track that would take at least 1.5 miles.

My husband and I saw 3 people that were wheelchair bound including a young boy. They had to give up going to the track because there was no way they could get their wheelchairs down that rocky gravel road and then up to the speedway and there were no accessible vans able to come up to that section.

I had to see a little boy with Down Syndrome start crying when his dream of going to this race was shattered because it was impossible to get him into the track. That Jay, was the straw that broke me.

Jocelyn P.
Louisville, Ky.
what's with the flyovers at these sporting events? I mean, those planes cost 10's of thousands of dollars to operate per minuet.

they are in the air long before the flyover at the stadium and have to time it so they're flying around wasting all that gas.

where's the tea party on that one?
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