Green flag!!! Lexington embraced the Kentucky Speedway Wednesday night February 7th as it hosted the Lexington Chamber Business Link. The event was held in the Patterson Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Chamber officials estimated the crowd at double a normal Business Link function.

Chairman and Co-Owner Jerry Carroll was on hand to preview the upcoming 2001 Kentucky Speedway season. "It was a wonderful night. The crowd was even bigger than we expected. Lexington is into racing!" said Carroll. "We are going to do more functions like this as we continue to spread the word about this magnificent facility and our great schedule."

The Kentucky Speedway show car was the centerpiece of the room. Plus, the track gave away tickets and merchandise for the upcoming season.

Kentucky Speedway will host eleven race events over four weekends in 2001. The schedule will feature the Kentucky debut of the NASCAR Busch Series June 16th. Also, the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series, the USAC WorldCom Midget Series, and the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will race for the first time at Kentucky Speedway. In addition, NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series returns for the Kroger 225 and ARCA stock cars will run twice. Indy Racing will also return with the Belterra Casino Resort 300 August 12th. Tickets are still available for all events this summer at Kentucky Speedway.