The Kentucky Speedway™ having recently completed its first summer session of racing is already gearing up for the 2001 season with the recent announcement of a NASCAR Busch Series date as well as new stops for the United States Auto Club (USAC), and The NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. The speedway announced today a four weekend, ten event race schedule for 2001, which will also see return visits by the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR All-Pro Series, Indy Racing Northern Lights Series, as well as The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA).

"We are very excited about next year. We are still on a high from this year as over 300,000 people came to the speedway to see three weekends of racing and one concert. We have experienced tremendous support, and we can't wait until next year when we will operate our first full season of events," said Mark F. Cassis, Executive VP and General Manager at Kentucky Speedway™.

Beginning Monday, September 25, 2000, fans will be able to purchase the remaining Personal Seat License seats in the "Club" areas in addition to 2001 Season Tickets located throughout the grandstand areas. "Both the PSLs and 2001 Season Tickets are available beginning September 25th. It's a great way to guarantee the fans that they have the same seats for each event and for years to come. We currently have over 14,000 Season Ticket subscribers, and we anticipate all of these being renewed plus adding another 5,000 to 10,000," said Michael Travis, Director of Ticketing at the speedway.

Current Speedway Season Ticket Holders have until December 31, 2000 to renew their seats at which time single event tickets will be placed on sale for the 2001 campaign. A renewal package had been mailed to all current subscribers September 15, 2000.

Weekend> 2001Dates Racing Series Event Time/TV**
#1 Friday, May 11th USAC Midgets "The Kentucky 50"* TBD
  Saturday, May 12th ARCA "The Kentucky 150"* TBD
#2 Friday, June 15th NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series "The Kentucky 150"* 8:00PM
  Saturday, June 16th NASCAR Busch Series "The Kentucky 300"* 7:30PM/Fox
  Saturday, June 16th NASCAR Goody's Dash Series "The Kentucky 100"* <10:00PM
#3 Friday, July 13th ARCA "The Blue Grass Quality Meats 200" TBD<
  Saturday, July 14th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series "The Kroger 225" 8:00PM/ESPN
#4 Friday, August 10th USAC Midgets "The Kentucky 50"* TBD
  Saturday, August 11th NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series "The Kentucky 150"* 2:00PM
  Sunday, August 12th Indy Racing Northern Lights "The Belterra Casino Resort Indy 300" 1:00PM/ABC
* Event sponsor will be named at a later date.
** All times are Eastern. Times subject to change. The state-of-the-art venue is also planning concerts, festivals, and will hold driving schools throughout the season. New dates for the Richard Petty Experience, Fast Track, and Skip Barber Driving Schools will be announced soon and the number of days available will be doubled, at a minimum, for the 2001 season due to the high demand. SEASON TICKETS AND PSLS CAN BE PURCHASED BY CALLING THE SPEEDWAY TICKET OFFICE AT 1-888-652-RACE.
The Northern Kentucky Office located at the Drawbridge Inn has Monday through Friday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). More information is also available at the Kentucky Speedway™ website located at