What You Need to Know About the Kentucky Motor Speedway

Only 20 minutes away from Schenck Mansion, the Kentucky Motor Speedway is a Tri-State Area attraction that brings in thousands of onlookers each year. This NASCAR speedway is an exciting sports arena that features a variety of races with some truly phenomenal drivers throughout the season. If you’re looking for a fun, competitive event to watch during your stay at Schenck Mansion, the Kentucky Motor Speedway should be your destination. This is also ideal for those who have never seen a live race before! You might as well, since you’ll be staying so close by. Check the Kentucky Motor Speedway and a NASCAR race off your bucket list! Here are 5 things you should know about the Kentucky Motor Speedway before buying that ticket.

Track Tours

Maybe, you’re staying at Schenck Mansion in between races. If that’s the case, you still might be able to see the Kentucky Motor Speedway up close! You will get access to areas that are off-limits to fans during race weekends with a track tour. Tours are available throughout the year for just $7 a person. Another great note is that $2 of that ticket price will be donated to Speedway Children’s Charities.

Kroger Fan Zone

If you want some extra special treatment during your race day visit to the Kentucky Motor Speedway, purchase a pass to the Kroger Fan Zone. Here, you will receive an up-close-and-personal trackside view, possible driver photograph and autograph opportunities, exclusive concession offerings, and a view of inspection and garages during race day! You must have your Kroger Fan Zone pass along with a corresponding race ticket to get into the Kentucky Motor Speedway.

Race Day Cheats

After choosing which Kentucky Motor Speedway race you would like to attend and buying your tickets, here are some things you can bring on race day that you might not have known about. You can bring your snacks, food, and non-alcoholic drinks to your seats in a cooler that is under 14 by 14 inches, saving you some money that you might otherwise be purchasing inside the speedway. You can also bring a radio scanner and tune in specifically to your favorite drivers or their competitors for a different perspective! You should also bring ear plugs for a Kentucky Motor Speedway race. With blistering speeds, the thunderous noise that ensues will be loud, and you want to protect your ears. Also, protect your skin with some sunscreen. You don’t want the sun to ruin your day or the rest of your vacation!


If you’re a NASCAR fan, then the official Kentucky Motor Speedway gift shop is a must-see during your stay. Here, you will find a huge selection of NASCAR and Kentucky Motor Speedway logo apparel from some of the best brands in the business. Stock up on all the memorabilia you could desire at this store, which is actually located inside the Kentucky Motor Speedway corporate office building!

Upcoming Races

Mark your calendars for these upcoming races at the Kentucky Motor Speedway!

Thurs. July 7: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Fri. July 8: NASCAR XFinity Series

Sat. July 9: NASCAR Spring Cup Series

Fri. Sept. 23: ARCA Racing Series

Sat. Sept. 24: NASCAR XFinity Series

After the Kentucky Motor Speedway

After a thrilling competition at the Kentucky Motor Speedway, continue your vacation stay at Schenck Mansion in Vevay, Indiana. With so much more to do and explore, along with deluxe amenities and a homemade breakfast each morning, your vacation will be just the escape that you need! Download our free vacation guide to discover more!