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Growing up in the sport of NASCAR you always heard about Daytona, Martinsville, Talladega, Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, and Darlington. NASCAR started in the south and spread like wildfire. Today it is nationwide, and soon it will go even farther. Along the way tracks in North Wilkesboro, Nashville, Riverside, and Rockingham helped grow the sport. In recent years, talk about returning to tradition has been forefront. North Wilkesboro comes to mind. After being closed for way too long, it is coming back to life. There are only so many dates in a season. There is great history in all the tracks mentioned so far.

NASCAR returns to an area thirsty for the best stock car racers in the world: Nashville. Few towns have tripleheaders. This weekend Nashville comes alive when the stars of the Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series come together to put on a huge show! Expect some of the biggest names in country music to be there! NBC kicks of its "rest of the season" coverage in Nashville. It will be exciting to see.

It is probably not going to happen. But it would be interesting if 17 drivers in the Cup Series had wins. Since only 16 make the playoffs, that would mean one driver "with a victory", would be left out. That is why stage points, stage wins, and strong finishes are vital. So far, the Cup series has had 12 winners in the 2022 racing season. There are ten regular season races left. Those second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth place finishes and again, stage points will be so valuable by late August, especially for those without a victory.

We will be giving away tickets to the mega event in Louisville that attracts thousands of people. Be sure to check out the KMS Giveaway page soon. We're talking about the 53rd Annual National Street Rods will be in Louisville. It is August 4th through the 7th. Expect more than 10,000 vintage and classic cars at the Kentucky Expo Center just off Interstate 65 in Louisville. There are things to do for all ages, and there is plenty of air conditioning inside. If you've ever wanted to try and take an old classic car and fix it up, the experts will be there! You can even buy a new one! It has become tradition for families.

Locally, we remind you of Louisville's local track, the Sportsdrome Speedway, just off I-65 in Jeffersonville (Indiana) about 5 minutes from downtown Louisville. Gates open at 5:30 every Saturday. This Saturday it is the Jake Gibson Mid-Season Championship. Most points divisions are points racing. Tickets, $7-17. If you want excitement, you will see in, including the go karts! As for the high banks of the Salem Speedway (About an hour from Louisville in Southern Indiana), don't miss the giant racing there July 2nd and 3rd. It is the 33rd Annual Firecracker 200 Weekend, and it features the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. Always check social media for last minutes changes, and discounted ticket prices.

In the past twenty years we've had some great sponsors spending time with Kentuckiana Motorsports. We've done our television show, mega fan events, special radio programs, and much more! By the way, we've extended our giveaway in our KMS Giveaway page. Thanks for the response so far. Don't forget to register! Everything would not be possible without great sponsors. We support them, and hope you do too: Lucas Oil, PNC Bank (Sponsor of Scott Dixon's Indy Car Series Car) , Sportsdrome Speedway (Celebrating more than 75 years of Racing!) locally owned Bright Pest Control and Bright Retail in Louisville, (Offering Do-It-Yourself Professional Pest Products with a retail store), and Knox Ford in Radcliff (KY). KMS supporters also include: VoiceTel Kentucky (Offering telephone service for $30.00 a line, and that includes all taxes and fees), Temco Roofing, Andriots Paint, Flooring, & Blinds, ICA Dumpsters, Kentucky Raceway Ministries, St. Matthews Cycling, Nimlok Kentucky, Dynamic Healthcare, and Lyndon Mower Repair. We also thank our media friends in all series, especially NASCAR and with NASCAR Media for helping us bring the sport to fans in our area!

Enjoy the racing!

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