Kentucky Speedway is seeking 15 race enthusiasts to found a Fan Council.

Selected members will work directly with the speedway management team to brainstorm, discuss, debate and focus on ideas that will enhance the speedway guest experience. Discussions will be conducted throughout the year by either conference call, e-mail, survey or meetings at the 107,000-capacity speedway.

Each council member must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to commit to a one-year term. Applications are available by clicking http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/FanCouncil.

"Our Kentucky Speedway team is committed to creating a world-class customer experience every time we stage an event. Our fans continuously bring us new ideas, so we expect our council's input to make a noticeable impact during future events," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said

Completed applications can be returned by mail, e-mail or fax to the addresses and number provided on the page. Applications being returned by mail must be postmarked by Sept. 14, 2012.

Council member selections will be made by Sept. 21, 2012.

Kentucky Speedway's Sept. 21-22 weekend features Austin Dillon racing for a second straight 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky crown on Saturday afternoon in a field that includes fan-favorite talents Danica Patrick, Kurt Busch, Elliott Sadler, Sam Hornish Jr., and more.

The weekend opens Friday with 201 miles of primetime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing. Up-and-coming talent James Buescher aims for his second series victory in the Bluegrass State against fellow rising stars Ty Dillon and Joey Coulter as well as veteran talents Todd Bodine, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday, Jr., and Johnny Sauter.

Tickets and daily infield Fan Zone passes are on sale now at Applications are available at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/tickets/ and great campsites can be purchased by visiting http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/camping. Fans also may call 859-578-2300.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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