Kentucky Speedway announces that 66,089 grandstand tickets for its June 17 NASCAR Busch Series "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" event sold out this afternoon.

A limited number of $40 standing-room-only tickets are on sale now and can be reserved online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, through Meijer stores and at speedway ticket booths.

The $152-million venue will play host to its sixth consecutive NASCAR Busch Series capacity crowd when a 43-car field highlighted by eight NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series regulars such as Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch take the green flag at 8:00 p.m. The average crowd for the venue's previous five series races is 70,671 and the record crowd was set at 72,312 in 2004.

"This is super news and yet another strong testament to the great support we receive in our marketing areas," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said. "We're proud to have set a new facility record in announcing a NASCAR Busch Series sellout three days prior to our event. This market loves NASCAR, Kentucky Speedway and the excitement that comes with this event both on and off the track. Without question, this event continues to make an impact on a national scale and we look forward to going racing Saturday night."

The full day of activity also will feature a prerace concert with country music supergroup Lonestar as well as celebrity appearances by Miss USA Tara Elizabeth Conner, who will serve as the race grand marshal, and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who will be the race honorary starter. Speedway gates will open at 3:00 p.m., on race day.

Kentucky Speedway's second of four race weekends begins tomorrow on "Insight Communications Night." Speedway gates open at 4:00 p.m. The evening features NASCAR Busch Series practice and the first USAC Silver Crown Series "Kentucky 100" race in speedway history.

~ Kentucky Speedway ~