Smith still confident Kentucky will get its Cup date
Speedway Motorsports Chairman Bruton Smith says he is confident that Kentucky Speedway will get a Sprint Cup date in 2011.
For that to happen, Smith needs track co-founder Richard Duchossois to agree not to appeal a federal antitrust case against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. to the Supreme Court. Duchossois and track co-founder Jerry Carroll, the managing partner of the original ownership group, are embroiled in a lawsuit over whether the case should continue.
The Supreme Court likely wouldn’t decide whether to hear the Kentucky Speedway founders’ appeal until October, and NASCAR – which typically has its schedule set by August – wants the suit over before it moves a race to Kentucky.
“I think eventually Duchossois will get tired of trying to do something that he can’t get done,” Smith said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “I think that [his dropping the suit] will happen. … I’m very confident.” Scenedaily.com
Copyright 1999-2016 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without