Racing Redux

Kentucky Speedway to feature
five NASCAR-sanctioned events

Fans will have access to a new,
140-acre free parking field next season

From the Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (November 2011) – Kentucky Speedway in mid-October announced its 2012 schedule will feature five NASCAR-sanctioned events highlighted by the return of the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” in June and the addition of a second 300-mile Nationwide Series (NNS) race in September.
The “Quaker State 400” is slotted one week earlier on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule on Saturday, June 30. The second series event in track history will serve as the finale to a tripleheader weekend that also includes the NNS “Feed The Children 300” on Friday, June 29, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) “UNOH 225” on Thursday, June 28.

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Kentucky Speedway
2012 Race Schedule

Weekend No. 1
• June 28:
“ UNOH 225” Camping World Truck Series race
• June 29: “Feed the Children 300” Nationwide Series race
• June 30: “Quaker State 400” Sprint Cup Series race

Weekend No. 2
• Sept. 21:
Camping World Truck Series race
• Sept. 22: Nationwide Series race

• Tickets on sale Nov. 14 at www.KentuckySpeedway.com

The newly awarded, Saturday, Sept. 22, NNS race will close out the speedway’s fall weekend that opens with a 225-mile NCWTS event on Friday, Sept. 21.
“The ‘Quaker State 400’ weekend again promises to be our region’s biggest summer event when our inaugural race winner Kyle Busch defends his title against a field of the best and brightest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars,” said Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger.
“NASCAR’s decision to award us a second Nationwide Series date is very gratifying and an important endorsement as we continue to develop Kentucky Speedway. Already, the nation’s second most popular series by a wide margin, the Nationwide Series is poised to grow in popularity next season when drivers Austin Dillon and Danica Patrick begin their full-time quests for the championship. Our fans have always enthusiastically supported the series, and I can’t think of a better year to add a return date.”
Next year will be the first season since the track opened in 2000 that it has not played host to an IndyCar Series race.


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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will
return in 2012 to Sparta, Ky., when
the Kentucky Speedway presents
its second annual “Quaker State 400.”

“While we were unable to come to terms to bring the IZOD IndyCar Series to our venue in 2012, we have enjoyed our partnership with its drivers and executives. We wish them well.”
Fans visiting the speedway next season will be able to use a newly acquired, 140-acre free parking field immediately east of the facility and a 42-foot wide pedestrian tunnel that will connect the new parking area to speedway tram stops. Patrons will access the new parking area from a widened Hwy. 35 off of an expanded I-71 Exit 57 ramp. 
Current speedway season ticket holders and season campsite holders can renew their tickets and campsites or expand their orders beginning Friday, Oct. 21. Season ticket and camping plans will be offered to the public beginning Monday, Nov. 14.
Kentucky Speedway season ticket pricing will not increase in 2012. Season tickets will be offered on seven price levels starting at $169, allowing fans to enjoy all five NASCAR events at the track for as little as $34 a race. Season ticket pricing reflects a significant discount off individual event ticket prices and plans offer a variety of amenities such as the option to purchase with three interest-free installments.

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