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Racing Returning To Paducah Int’l Raceway
November 9, 2017
After a one-year hiatus, Western Tennessee businessman Phil Colwell recently took over the lease of the 3/8-mile high-banked dirt track. He is expected to bring weekly Friday night racing along with several big events at the facility throughout the year.
Racing Returning To Paducah Int’l Raceway

After a one-year hiatus, racing is coming back to Paducah International Raceway next year.

The speedway, owned by longtime promoter Bob Sargent and NASCAR’s Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader, was closed during the summer of 2017 after the previous management team stepped away at the end of 2016.

Western Tennessee businessman Phil Colwell recently took over the lease of the 3/8-mile high-banked dirt track and is expected to bring weekly Friday night racing along with several big events at the facility throughout the year.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing that first green flag drop this coming spring. It’s a beautiful facility with the potential for great, high-speed action,” Colwell said.

Originally opened in 1972, the Paducah, Kentucky track has hosted the UMP Summer Nationals, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as well as highly popular NASCAR nights featuring some well-known drivers in recent years.