Kentucky Speedway is among several projects benefiting from economic incentive legislation to be signed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

The bill provides a wide array of economic incentives such as those designed to invest in local business as well as attract the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and film/documentary projects to the Commonwealth. The speedway will only benefit from the legislation if it secures a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series date.

"The State of Kentucky has been a long time partner to our facility. Today's approval of the economic incentives bill demonstrates Kentucky's ongoing commitment to motorsports and Kentucky Speedway. The legislation also provides a big step toward the goal of securing a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series date. We thank Gov. Beshear and the state legislature for their diligent work," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

Kentucky Speedway's third of four 2009 race weekends opens July 17 with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA RE/MAX Series practice sessions from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Action continues July 18 with a doubleheader race day featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" and ARCA RE/MAX Series "Click It or Ticket. Buckle-Up! Kentucky 150." The day also includes a concert with classic country music artist Lee Greenwood.

Weekend tickets, new infield camping and more Big Deals can be reserved online by visiting www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223) or through the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., or the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North. Fans also can reserve tickets at Meijer stores and Tickets.com outlets.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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