Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati will return as the title sponsor of the ARCA RE/MAX Series race that opens the Kentucky Speedway season on Saturday, May 13.

A full stock car field will take the green flag for the "Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150" at 3:00 p.m. The dealership sponsored its first speedway event in 2005.

Financial terms of the one-year renewal were not disclosed. Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati will receive facility signage, advertising, a luxury suite, grandstand tickets and other promotional considerations for the event under the terms of the agreement.

"We're certainly excited to welcome Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati back for a second season," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said. "The dealership and its faithful riders have proven to be a welcome and valuable addition to our fan base."

Cincinnati's oldest and largest Harley-Davidson dealership has been assisting riders with motorcycle service, parts, accessories and Motorclothes for 92 years. New and experienced riders can contact the dealership at 513-641-1188 or through http://www.harley-davidsonofcincinnati.com.

"Last year's successful event motivated us to move this partnership forward to this season," Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati President Robert Nolan said. "We know our customers enjoy the opportunity to attend an event of their very own at Kentucky Speedway."

The "Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150" will be preceded by a motorcycle drive-in that will originate from the dealership at 1799 Tennessee Ave., in Cincinnati. Phone the dealership or visit its Web site for more information.

The Kentucky Speedway opening weekend also includes a noon prerace concert with country music quartet Cowboy Crush and the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series "Kentucky 100" on the paved quarter-mile track at 1:30 p.m.

The 2006 Kentucky Speedway season will feature four race weekends. Other main events will feature the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Indy Racing League IndyCar Series races. Support events will spotlight the new USAC Silver Crown Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series, USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series and IRL Indy Pro Series. Future race-day concerts will include Lonestar, The Charlie Daniels Band and Hot Apple Pie.

Kentucky Speedway season ticket plans and single-race tickets are on sale now and can be reserved online at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com or http://www.tickets.com and by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223). Fans also can reserve tickets through Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores as well as the speedway ticket offices at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., and the speedway Fan Center off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.

Visit the schedule page on this Web site for complete schedule and event information.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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