Kentucky Sues NASCAR

Kentucky Speedway have filed a lawsuit against NASCAR and the International Speedway Corporation alleging the companies have colluded to restrict the awarding of Nextel Cup races

Kentucky Sues NASCAR

The speedway currently runs Busch and Craftsman Truck series races but has been unsuccessful in gaining for a premium Nextel Cup race.

NASCAR and the ISC are both controlled by the same family.  ISC currently owns nine of the 22 tracks on the schedule, including Daytona, Darlington and Watkins Glen.

Kentucky Speedways attorney Stan Chesley said: "We have alleged that NASCAR and ISC have violated the federal antitrust laws. In my opinion, the facts clearly support a conclusion that NASCAR and ISC have colluded to exclude competition in order to financially benefit themselves.

"By doing so, they have harmed not only Kentucky Speedway but also all stock car racing fans nationwide. Stock car racing is the most popular spectator sport in the United States, and we intend to do our best to see that fair play and fair racing is re-established."

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