The NASCAR Busch Series will take the green flag at Kentucky Speedway in front of a capacity crowd for the fourth consecutive year.

Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis announced that the last of the 66,089 available grandstand seats for Saturday's "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" sold out just after 5:30 p.m.

Standing-room-only tickets will be available for $30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center located outside Turn 3 of the $152-million facility. Tickets also will be on sale at the ticket windows between Gates 15 and 16 at the main entrance of the venue beginning at 2:00 p.m.

"Selling our NASCAR Busch Series event out in advance and attracting a fourth straight capacity crowd is an incredible testament to this region's love for motorsports," Cassis said. "This accomplishment reflects the efforts of our sponsors: Meijer and Oreo, and our speedway team as we continue to bring the excitement of NASCAR racing to new and established fans year in and year out."

The annual Kentucky Speedway Busch Series event has attracted an average of 70,333 fans through the past three race seasons. The speedway first hosted the series in 2001 and witnessed its current series and track record crowd of 71,299 on June 15, 2002. The full day of activities at the speedway begins when gates open at 3:00 p.m. The $30 standing-room-only ticket includes a pre-race concert with country music artist Tracy Byrd, K.O.I.L. Tour Legends Series racing on the speedway quarter-mile track and a pre-race celebration honoring the 70th Anniversary of Meijer. Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis is the event grand marshal for the race that will be carried live on FX Network. Friday has been busy at Kentucky Speedway with Insight Communications Pole Night. NASCAR Busch and NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division qualifying has taken place already. Busch Series Happy Hour and "The Kentucky 150" NAEDSS race are still to come on the track. The full schedule is available at

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