Kentucky Speedway is inviting fans to lend their creative talents to designing the trophy that will be presented to the facility's inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400-mile race winner on July 9, 2011.

Fans are encouraged to feature elements unique to the Commonwealth in their designs and may submit drawings and descriptions along with their full name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number to: Sprint Cup Series Trophy c/o Kentucky Speedway, 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., 41017 or by e-mail to . If a fan entry is chosen, the designer will view the trophy presentation in Victory Lane.

The 2011 Kentucky Speedway schedule features two tripleheader weekends spotlighting the most NASCAR and open-wheel action in the facility's 12-year history. The inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will conclude an opening weekend that additionally showcases a Thursday, July 7 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event and a 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series battle on Friday, July 8. The speedway's second tripleheader weekend opens with a Saturday, Oct. 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race before closing out with a 300-mile IZOD IndyCar Series tilt and 100-mile Firestone Indy Lights dash on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Six-race season ticket plans are on sale now and include one reserved ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights races along with one general admission ticket to both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. Plan seat locations are in prime grandstand areas, including the new 19,000-capacity Ohio Tower and Kentucky Tower grandstands 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 order for future seasons, change seat locations for future seasons and take advantage of an optional, interest-free payment plan.

Fans also are able to purchase season infield and reserved campsite passes. Trackside and Interior season campsite passes in the Red, White and Blue infield campgrounds are priced at $400 and $350. Season campsite passes in the new reserved Millionaire's Row and Lakeside campgrounds made up of campsites featuring electric hook-ups are priced at $600.

Season ticket plans and season campsite passes can be purchased through the Tickets pages of this Web site, by phone at 859-578-2300 or by visiting the speedway between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., near the Montgomery Inn Restaurant or at a temporary Sparta, Ky., office located just past Kentucky Speedway Entrance 3 off of Ky. Hwy 35 N and I-71 Exit 57.

Story by Mike Schmaltz



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