Louisville Motor Speedway

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Louisville Motor Speedway was a 3/8-mile race track located in Louisville, Kentucky. It was opened in 1988 and hosted NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races from 1995 to 1999. Also hosted TNT Motorsports RedMan Monster Truck Challenge from 1988 to 1990 and United States Hot Rod Association Super Bowl of Motorsport in 1992 and 1993.

On Friday nights, the track hosted a Sportsman division which were similar to camaros and they had Figure-8s.

Saturday night, LMS hosted Mini-Trucks, Street Stocks and Late Models.

Keith Gardener was a 4-Time champion in the Late Models from 1991–1994, and Bill Kimmel Jr. was Late Model champion from 1995-1998. Bill Kimmel Jr. is the brother of 9-Time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel. He was Franks's crew chief in the Automobile Racing Club of America division. He is now the sole owner of Kimmel Racing in which his son, Will Kimmel, is the #1 driver.

The track was closed and demolished shortly after Kentucky Speedway opened. The site is now home to an industrial park.

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Coordinates: 38°07′47″N 85°44′13″W / 38.129859°N 85.737008°W / 38.129859; -85.737008