County Connection: John Calipari's visit to the Kentucky Speedway

03/29/2017 08:35 AM

This month’s county connection feature takes a look at Gallatin County.

Back in the summer of 2013, John Calipari spent a day in Sparta, Kentucky where the Kentucky speedway is. He was asked to be the honorary pace car driver for the Quaker State 400. The race ended up being rained out and Calipari didn’t get to lead the cars out on the track, but it was still a special night for all involved. In celebrating Gallatin County, we sat down with Kentucky Speedway GM Mark Simendinger about what that night was like for fans:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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