Individual tickets for Kentucky Speedway's inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400-mile event and five additional 2011 races can be reserved now by clicking TICKETS, at 888-652-7223 as well as through speedway offices in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., at 400 Buttermilk Pike and Sparta, Ky., off of Interstate 71, Exit 57.

The Saturday night Sprint Cup Series spectacular featuring five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and all of NASCAR's top-tier competitors highlights a two-weekend season made up of the most NASCAR and IndyCar Series action in Kentucky Speedway's 12-year history.

Reserved Sprint Cup Series tickets are available on six price levels ranging from $70 to $110 depending on seat location to provide fans ample opportunity to experience the first new venue to be added to the 36-race series schedule since 2001.

"Our season ticket plans helped expand our reach to 39 states as far away as Alaska; which indicates fans cannot wait to see their favorite Sprint Cup Series drivers compete at our venue for the first time.

"We've worked hard to create a competitive price scale to ensure passionate fans everywhere have the opportunity to experience our electric atmosphere on July 9 and throughout our six-race season," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event will conclude an opening weekend that further spotlights 225 miles of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing Thursday, July 7 and 300 miles of NASCAR Nationwide Series action Friday, July 8. The second 2011 tripleheader weekend combines a Saturday, October 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225-mile battle with a 300-mile IZOD IndyCar Series event and 100-mile Firestone Indy Lights dash on Sunday, October 2.

Reserved NASCAR Nationwide Series tickets are priced from $45 to $75. One grandstand ticket ranging from $50 to $80 will bring fans a combined 400 miles of IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights action on Oct. 2 while general admission tickets for the July 7 and Oct. 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits are $30 or $40. Race tickets can be complemented with season passes to a variety of infield and reserved campsites, many equipped with electrical service. Season campsite passes cover both 2011 event weekends and are priced between $200 and $600.

Six-race season ticket plans and campsite passes can be reserved by clicking TICKETS and CAMPING. Tickets and campsites also can be reserved by phone at 888-652-7723 or by visiting the speedway ticket office at 1 Sparta Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N.

Story by Mike Schmaltz



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