Kentucky Speedway is celebrating the opening of the 2011 race season by placing infield Fan Zone passes on sale for its July 7-9 NASCAR race weekend that will feature the track's historic first Sprint Cup Series event along with Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series action. A Fan Zone Pass will provide access to the infield area surrounding Victory Lane and give fans an enhanced view of Pit Road until one hour prior to the start of each race. Individual Fan Zone passes are required for each race day and pass holders must possess a race ticket to be admitted to the speedway. Fan Zone passes are $50 for the 225-mile July 7 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race day, $75 for the 300-mile July 8 NASCAR Nationwide Series race day and $100 for the 400-mile July 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race day.

The speedway is additionally offering a new Prerace Fan Zone Pass priced at $150 for its July 9 Sprint Cup Series race day. The Prerace Fan Zone pass will deliver the same amenities as the Fan Zone pass with additional access to an area close to a prerace stage where fans will have a one-of-kind view of Sprint Cup Series driver introductions and a concert artist to be announced in the coming weeks. Prerace Fan Zone pass holders must possess a race ticket to be admitted to the speedway on race day.

All children enjoying Fan Zone and Prerace Fan Zone access must possess a race ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult.

July weekend Fan Zone passes and race tickets for all six 2011 Kentucky Speedway events can be reserved online through the tickets page of this Web site, by phone at 888-652-7223 and through the Kentucky Speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive just off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N in Sparta, Ky.

Fan Zone passes for the speedway's Oct. 1-2 weekend featuring NASCAR Camping World Truck, IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights events will be offered at a future date.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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