Fans, Families, Enjoy Sun-Splashed Ford Fan Day
SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway's Ford Fan Day treated visitors to a sun-splashed experience while they toured many areas of the 107,000-capacity venue, cheered on U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) competition, walked the 1.5-mile tri-oval track widely known as the roughest track in NASCAR, rode in the official pace car and enjoyed family fun with children's activities April 26.
Guests arrived from as far away as Arkansas to build energy for the speedway's 14th season which begins June 26-28 when NASCAR's three national series visit for the Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts, Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.
Stephen from Indiana was introduced to NASCAR's roughest tri-oval during a pace car ride which benefited Speedway Children's Charities Kentucky Chapter.
"It was my first time coming out here. The best part was riding up close to the wall like the drivers. I was thinking, please don't let a gust of wind hit us," he said.
USLMA quarter-mile action and an elevator ride to the spotter's stand at the highest point of the speedway ranked among the day's most popular attractions for youngsters Justin, Madison and Morgan from Arkansas.
"We liked watching the lawnmower races and going in the elevators up to the top of the track," Morgan said.
Sarah Jo of Florence, Ky., brought her son to experience an afternoon of family fun in the Kids' Zone.
"We had an awesome time. We got balloon animals, we did some face painting and he got to run around and be crazy. He's loving the jump house, "she said.
The stately venue also impressed first-time visitor Terry from Indiana.
"Just to be out on a track with 14-degree banking was pretty cool. I'm a big NASCAR fan, this is a great track and I'd recommend it to anybody," he said.
Tickets, weekend ticket packages, campsites and infield Kroger Fan Zone passes for the track's June weekend can be purchased through the respective pages of this website, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting the speedway ticket office just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.
Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts tickets begin at $59 and include a prerace concert with country music artist Thomas Rhett, who created the No. 1 hit "It Goes Like This." Fans who upgrade their experience with Kroger Fan Zone passes will have access to infield activities and concessions beginning at noon on race day and will have trackside view of Rhett's performance.
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