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Kansas gains two dates for 2011

Updated: August 10, 2010, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTA, Ky. -- Former NASCAR star Darrell Waltrip promised the original owners of Kentucky Speedway that if they built the 1.5-mile track tucked in the northern Kentucky hills right, NASCAR would trip over itself trying to give the circuit a Cup race.

More than a decade, a bitter court case, a well-timed sale and some sweet talking from one of the sport's most powerful figures later, but Waltrip was right. Finally.

NASCAR's top series will debut at the track on July 9, 2011, part of ...

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