Kentucky Speedway Fans Will Enjoy 600 Miles of NASCAR Nationwide Series Action in 2014
SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway fans will be treated to 600 miles of NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) competition in 2014 when the drivers take on one of racing's toughest 1.5-mile tri-oval tracks June 27 and Sept. 20.
The June 300-mile test will be the middle leg of a tripleheader weekend that also features the June 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts and June 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225.
The September 300-mile battle, one of only six stand-alone events on the schedule, will carry heavy championship implications when it begins the closing seven-race stretch of the series 33rd season.
Daytona International Speedway plays host the season opener on Feb. 22 and drivers will decide the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 15. Remaining stand-alone events will be staged May 18 and Aug. 2 at Iowa Speedway, June 21 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., July 19 at Chicagoland Speedway, and August 16 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course.
The Nationwide Insurance "Dash 4 Cash" bonus program will return to recognize and further motivate full-time NNS drivers in championship contention. Complete 2014 program details will be released at a later date.
This season, Brad Keselowski became the third driver to register multiple NNS Kentucky victories by earning his second in June. He's captured the checkered flag for two of the past five series events at the speedway. NASCAR legacy driver Ryan Blaney earned his first Kentucky Speedway victory in his third series start at the speedway and 15th of his career in September.
The series made its first Kentucky Speedway visit June 16, 2001 and a young Kevin Harvick claimed the track's first series title. The series created more notable chapters in speedway history when Joey Logano earned three straight 300-mile victories from 2008-2010, Austin Dillon was first to earn two series track victories during the same season in 2012, Carl Edwards became the first driver to own both NNS and NCWTS track titles in 2005 and David Gilliland registered one of NASCAR's most shocking all-time upsets by taking the checkered flag in front of a 43-car field stocked with NSCS stars in 2006.
A variety of ticket and camping plans as well as single-race tickets for all 2014 events can be purchased by phone at (859) 578-2300 or by visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.