John R. Lindahl Sr., chairman emeritus of State Industries, is one of the developers building the Kentucky Speedway, a NASCAR race track scheduled to open next June. The $152 million complex includes a 1.5-mile tri-oval track, featuring 14-degree banking turns. Total capacity will be around 200,000. Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip is serving as a consultant. The track is located on a 1,000-acre site in Gallatin County, Kentucky, nearby Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Kentucky Speedway has already scheduled an Automobile Racing Club of American (ARCA) stock car competition and a NASCAR Truck Series race for next year.