Kentucky Speedway™ announced today it will extend its ticket office hours at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Suite 200, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., to accommodate a notable increase in demand for tickets to its June 16 inaugural NASCAR Busch Series event, the "Outback Steakhouse 300." Approximately 13,000 tickets remain to be sold.

New Ft. Mitchell ticket office hours will be: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. through June 16. In addition to ordering in person in Ft. Mitchell, the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center and Cincinnati AAA locations, fans can order tickets by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), and online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or at all www.tickets.com retail outlets located in Meijer, Hader Hardware and Play It Again Sports stores. Fans also can order by mail by writing Kentucky Speedway at P.O. Box 176248, Covington, Ky., 41017-6248.

"We're extending our hours to give racing fans every opportunity to attend what promises to be one of the most exciting nights of racing at Kentucky Speedway this season," Speedway Ticket Manager Mike Travis said. "Every seat in our facility is a great seat because fans have a full view of the action at all times."

The Speedway expects a sellout crowd of 66,089 in Sparta, Ky., for the event that will feature NASCAR Busch Series points leader Kevin Harvick, who also stars in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, and other top stars including defending series points champion Jeff Green, two-time series champion Randy LaJoie, Jason Keller and Greg Biffle. Kerry Earnhardt, son of the late racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr., also will drive in the race for Michael Waltrip Racing and hold an autograph session for fans.

"This will truly be one of the premier entertainment events in Kentucky this summer," Mark F. Cassis, speedway executive vice president and general manager said. "We've planned an event that will truly appeal to both the racing enthusiast and casual fan."

The speedway's June 16 agenda also will feature the dedication of the speedway's Darrell Waltrip statue and Walkway along with an appearance by the racing legend, a pre "Outback Steakhouse 300" concert by country singing sensation Brad Paisley, and "The Kentucky 100" NASCAR Goody's Dash Series race following the NASCAR Busch Series competition.

Other events on weekend schedule include NASCAR Busch Series "Outback Steakhouse 300" qualifying on Lexington Herald-Leader Pole Night and "The Kentucky 150" NASCAR Gatorade All-Pro Series race, both on Friday, June 15. Gates open on Thursday, June 14, at 4:00 p.m. for NASCAR Busch and Gatorade All-Pro series practice.

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