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Under the rug: NASCAR, Ky. Speedway need to own up

July 21st, 2011 4:07 am by Dave Ongie

   The sight of so many people trying to cram into the sleepy Kentucky town of Sparta nearly two weeks ago was certainly something to behold.

   It looked a lot like Woodstock as more than 150,000 people tried to shoehorn their cars into a parking area at Kentucky Speedway that was never meant to hold half that many vehicles.

   As a result, thousands of people with tickets in hand were turned away without ever seeing a single lap of the first Sprint Cup race ever run at the 11-year- old s peedway.

   It wouldn’t be so bad if nobody saw this coming, but that simply wasn’t the case.

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