NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Justin Allgaier, Trevor Bayne, Brendan Gaughan, Brian Scott and Steve Wallace will bring fans an inside look at Kentucky Speedway's "Meijer 300 presented by Ritz" on Friday, June 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Cincinnati's Fountain Square at the intersection of Fifth St. and Vine St.

The free race rally will offer visitors the chance to meet both drivers and race head-to-head against them around the square on a Segway. Fans also will be able to enter to win June 12 "Meijer 300 presented by Ritz" tickets and see official Joe Gibbs Racing, Kentucky Speedway, Nationwide Insurance and Ritz racecars.

Meijer brand and Ritz refreshments will be available throughout the event while Cincinnati's Tupelo Honey provides the musical backdrop to the gathering.

Special guests will include Jim McCoy from Nationwide Insurance, ESPN and ABC race announcer Marty Reid, Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger, Nationwide Insurance representatives and speedway mascot Horsepower.

The first of two 2010 Kentucky Speedway race weekends will open with Nationwide Series practice sessions on "Click it or Ticket. Buckle-Up Kentucky Practice Night" June 11. Speedway gates will open at 4:00 p.m., and practice sessions will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The night will conclude with grassroots racing when U.S. Legends International Series competition takes to the paved Kentucky Speedway quarter-mile oval for feature races beginning at 8:30 p.m. Speedway gates will close at 11:00 p.m.

Two-time "Meijer 300 presented by Ritz" winner and Joe Gibbs Racing young gun Joey Logano will defend his title against a stout field on NASCAR stars that will include Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski on Saturday, June 12. Speedway gates will open at 2:00 p.m., "Meijer 300 presented by Ritz" qualifying will begin at 4:00 p.m., classic country music group Sawyer Brown will be in concert at 6:00 p.m., on the Turn 1 Concourse concert stage and the green flag will wave for the "Meijer 300 presented by Ritz" just after 8:00 p.m.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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