Racing Action in Sparta
races, top country artists pack
2005 Kentucky Speedway schedule
SPARTA, Ky. (December 2004) The Kentucky Speedway
will pack 11 races and country music artists Travis Tritt, The Charlie
Daniels Band, Billy Ray Cyrus, SHeDAISY and the Kentucky Headhunters
into five weekends of entertainment in 2005. The new season begins May
14 and ends Sept. 10.
by Jim Chagares
driver Adrian Fernandez during last
The race schedule features main events with the NASCAR
Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Indy Racing League IndyCar
Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southeast
Series. Four races will be broadcast to national television audiences
over networks such as ABC, ESPN, FX and speed Channel.
The Kentucky Head-hunters lead off the speedway concert line-up on May
14 and will be followed by superstar Travis Tritt on June 18, Billy
Ray Cyrus on July 9, SHeDAISY on Aug. 14 and The Charlie Daniels Band
on Sept. 10. All entertainers will perform on the WUBE-FM B-105 Country
Music Stage located on the Turn 1 Concourse.
Were excited about the high-caliber race and concert lineup
well present in 2005 as well as the new VIP concert area and Outback
Steakhouse Tailgate Parties were offering our season ticket members,
Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark
F. Cassis said.
Fans will have the chance to see popular competitors from top
racing series and enjoy great concerts throughout the season.
Season ticket packages went on sale Monday, Nov. 15, and begin at $200.
New and renewing members will be able to attend Outback Steakhouse Tailgate
Parties during the June, July and August weekends and enjoy access to
a VIP concert area.
Members also will receive one general admission pole event voucher and
cold pit pass with each season ticket purchased, the opportunity to
purchase pole event tickets at half price, and a preferred parking pass
that can be exchanged for free access to general camping areas. Season
seat locations can be renewed each year.
Packages can be reserved online at www.kentuckyspeedway.
com, by phone at (859) 578-2300 or at the speedway ticket office located
at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
A mail in order form also is available on the tickets pages of the official
track website. Single event ticket sales will begin Jan. 10. Children
age 12 and under will once again be admitted free to pole events on
Meijer Family Discount Night.
Speedway 2005 Schedule
All times Eastern and subject to change:
Saturday, May 14:
1 p.m.: ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series Bluegrass
100 (100 laps/25 miles on the paved quarter-mile track)
3 p.m.: ARCA RE/MAX Series Kentucky 150 (100
Kentucky Headhunters pre-race concert
Friday, June 17:
Insight Communications Pole Night: NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying
8 p.m.: NASCAR AutoZone Southeast Series Bluegrass
150 (100 laps/150 miles)
Saturday, June 18:
8 p.m.: NASCAR Busch Series The Meijer 300 Presented
by Oreo (200 laps/300 miles) TV: FX (live)
Travis Tritt pre-race concert
Friday, July 8:
WLWT-TV Channel 5 Pole Night: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying
8 p.m.: ARCA RE/MAX Series Bluegrass 150 (100
Saturday, July 9:
3 p.m.: Ford Focus Midget Series Qualifying Heats and Feature
Races (paved quarter-mile track)
8 p.m.: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series The Built Ford
Tough 225 Presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers
(150 laps/225 miles). TV: SPEED Channel (live)
Billy Ray Cyrus pre-race concert
Saturday, Aug. 13:
The Louisville Courier-Journal Pole Day: Indy Racing
League (IRL) IndyCar Series Qualifying
2 p.m.: IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series Bluegrass 100
(67 laps/100 miles). TV: ESPN (delayed)
Sunday, Aug. 14:
4 p.m.: Indy Racing League Indy Car Series The Bluegrass
300 (200 laps/300 miles) TV: ABC (live)
SHeDAISY pre-race concertWeekend
Saturday, Sept. 10:
3 p.m.: USAC Ford Focus Midget Series Qualifying Heats and
Feature Races (paved quarter-mile track)
The Charlie Daniels Band Fall Classic
8 p.m.: NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southeast Series
Charlie Daniels Band 150 (100 laps/150 miles)
Charlie Daniels Band pre-race concert
Tickets available online:
Telephone: Season tickets: (859) 578-2300; Single event tickets:
1-888-652-RACE (beginning Jan. 10); In Person: Season and single
event tickets available at the Kentucky Speedway office, 2216
Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017. Single event tickets
only available at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center in Sparta,
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