Kentucky Speedway™ and Blue Grass Quality Meats announce today they have extended their corporate partnership, making the Crescent Springs, Ky., company "The Official Meat Company of Kentucky Speedway" through 2005. "Blue Grass Quality Meats is an outstanding regional company with terrific products and people. Their team has been with us since our initial ground breaking, and to have them on board through 2005 is an honor," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said. "I know our fans will be happy as they love Blue Grass Quality Meats' hotdogs, metts, and brats." Established in 1867, Blue Grass Quality Meats produces and distributes a wide variety of Blue Grass brand hams, wieners, bratwurst, mettwurst, deli meats, beef bar-b-que, and bacon to retail grocery chains, independent grocers, food service and private label markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee.

"Blue Grass Quality Meats has been the Official Meat Company of Kentucky Speedway since its beginning and we are excited to extend our partnership through 2005," Blue Grass Quality Meats Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Kegley said. "It's valuable to be involved with Kentucky Speedway because its events represent good family fun and gives us the opportunity to sample our products to race fans through vending."

In addition to its "official" designation, Blue Grass Quality Meats receives a luxury suite, advertising and other promotional and ticket considerations under the terms of the partnership.

Kentucky Speedway opens its 2002 season May 10-11 with a Friday evening "Short Track Special" and the ARCA RE/MAX Series "The Channel 5-155" on Saturday evening. The May 11 evening also features a concert by country singer Chely Wright on the "B-105 Soundstage." Tickets for all 2002 Kentucky Speedway events, including the June 15 NASCAR Busch Series "Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo,' are on sale now and can be purchased in five easy ways:

  • By phone at 1-888-652-RACE
  • On the World Wide Web at
  • In person at either the speedway's Ft. Mitchell ticket office or at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center off Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.
  • At and all retail outlets located in Greater Cincinnati area Meijer Hader Hardware and Play-It-Again Sports stores.
  • In person at all Greater Cincinnati AAA locations.