Sunday August 27, 2000
Brian accompanied me to the Belterra Resort and Casino 300 today. The Kentucky Speedway is a new track that opened this year and is nestled a little south of Indiana in Kentucky, between Cincinatti and Louisville. It is 1.5 miles around this tri-oval. It is kind of sunk down into the hilly Kentucky countryside and it's curves are pretty flat compared to most Nascar ovals. This year, Nascar trucks and Arca are also racing at this facility.
Scott Goodyear led the most laps today. His car obviously did not handle well in traffic though. He would lose his momentum severely when he hit dirty air. Its amazing he mananged to bring it home second today.
Sam Hornish, Jr. charged out of the gate today and in no time had taken the lead. He had an absolutely awesome car this afternoon. Unfortunately for him, his car ran out of fuel while leading, and then he was black-flagged for passing the Pace Car on the exit of the pits after a hurried stop. He lost a lap but still raced back to finish ninth.
Jimmy Kite also had a very strong car today and led 16 laps when his engine failed on lap 156 of 200. Sarah Fisher, 19, did well today, finishing in 4th and more importantly, missed the wall all day. Goodyear remarked, "I've never been on the podium with someone who couldn't legally drink."
Buddy Lazier was also very competitive and held off Scott Goodyear to win the race and retain his lead in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series championship.
This was a very fun race and I look forward to coming back next year.
The Kentucky girls alone, are worth the trip!
We decided to take the scenic route back. We were lost most of the time and it took us 3 times as long, but the rolling countryside of southern Indiana is a beautiful thing!
We eventually drove through a town called Greensburg. We had to stop and take a picture of their courthouse, for a tree was growing out of the top of it!!
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