(Sparta, KY) -- Last year, thousands of NASCAR fans were disappointed, after they were stuck in traffic, and unable to see the inaugural Spring Cup race at the Kentucky Speedway.
The Speedway and Kentucky State Police analyzed what went wrong, and say they've made the necessary improvements to prevent it from happening again.
It was parking that messed up traffic flow. Because motorists weren't able to get into parking lots easily, they weren't able to get off the Interstate. Captain Dean Hayes says things will be different this year, with 20,000 more parking spaces, twice as many parking lot attendents, and Hayes says they'll also have a trooper in every lot to keep things moving.
Race fans coming from the Cincinnati area will get off I-71 at Exit 57. There's now six lanes of traffic that lead from the Interstate to the parking areas.
Trooper Michael Webb says fans can either park in the Ford lots, across the street, or in the lots on the north side of the track. People coming from Louisville, will get off at Exit 55 and will park west, and south of the track.