A great weather pattern is allowing work crews to make significant progress toward transforming Kentucky Speedway from a 66,000-capacity venue to a 104,000-capacity facility for the 2011 race season.

Planned enhancements include the construction of the 19,000-capacity Kentucky Tower and Ohio Tower grandstands that will feature chair back seating, moving pit road closer to the grandstands, expanding infield, reserved and general camping areas and adding new concession and restroom facilities.

The 2011 Kentucky Speedway schedule consists of two tripleheader weekends spotlighting NASCAR and open-wheel action. The inaugural Saturday, July 9 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race concludes an opening weekend that showcases the first Thursday night NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in speedway on July 7 and a 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series battle on Friday, July 8. The second tripleheader combines a Saturday, October 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with a 300-mile IZOD IndyCar Series event and 100-mile Firestone Indy Lights dash on Sunday, October 2.

A season ticket plans will include a reserved seat for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights races as well as general admission tickets for each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Plan seat locations will be offered in prime grandstand seating areas, including the new 19,000-capacity Ohio Tower and 19,000-capacity Kentucky Tower that will feature chair back seats.

Five plan price levels reflect a discount off single-event ticket pricing. Customers ordering one to three plans will receive a 10 percent discount with prices ranging from $199 to $309 per plan. Those reserving four or more plans will receive a 20 percent discount with prices ranging $179 to $279 per plan.

Plan owners will have the right to renew reserved seat locations for future seasons, expand their ticket order for future seasons, change seat locations in future seasons and take advantage of an optional payment plan. Owners also will receive one infield FanZone pass voucher good for either day of the speedway's October event weekend with each season ticket purchased as well as priority notice on opportunities to purchase individual tickets for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IZOD IndyCar Series events at a 15 percent discount should individual race tickets be available.

Return to our home page and click the "2011 Season Ticket Info" graphic in the right column or the "Learn More About Season Tickets" graphic on the top third of the page to learn more about the speedway's three-phase season ticket campaign.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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