The inactive Kentucky Speedway is now a storage facility for a massive collection of unfinished Ford trucks visible from space

Ford uses the inactive Kentucky Speedway as a warehouse. And you can see the trucks in the parking lots around the speedway from space.
Kentucky Speedway in Sparta opened in 2000 and hosted NASCAR races at the track until 2020. The track went unused for racing after it was dropped from NASCAR's 2021 schedule, and its massive parking lots are now being used thanks to a Ford semiconductor shortage that has plagued the auto industry since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford has parked unfinished F150 trucks at the speedway since the spring, and the number of trucks on the track has only continued to grow. Just look at how many trucks are sitting in the lot this month while Ford waits to get the parts it needs to finish the trucks and ship them to buyers and dealers. As of this week, the unfinished trucks are taking up a majority of the route's parking lots, according to satellite imagery.
The Kentucky Speedway is less than two hours from the Ford Assembly Plant in Louisville. This plant is the main place where Ford trucks are built.
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The automaker said earlier this week that it currently has over 40,000 trucks and SUVs that it is unable to complete due to missing parts. It's not the only manufacturer facing the same scenario. GM also has thousands of unfinished cars waiting for parts.
At least Ford is finding a use for the Kentucky Speedway after NASCAR said goodbye to the Speedway Motorsports-owned track. Kentucky has hosted high profile Cup Series racing from 2011-2020 but has struggled with crowding issues in recent years following terrible traffic problems before and after the first few Cup Series races. Located between Louisville and Cincinnati off Interstate 71, the route had only one main route to get to and from the facility.
The Kentucky Speedway last hosted a NASCAR race in 2020. Now it serves as a warehouse for unfinished Ford trucks. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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