Kentucky Speedway Postpones July 9 Race Schedule
Persistent rains caused Kentucky Speedway to postpone its scheduled July 9 events to Saturday, July 10.
Rain cancelled qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series "Kentucky 150" and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" earlier this afternoon. Starting line-ups for both races were set by current points standings. Speedway gates will open at noon on July 10 and the ARCA RE/MAX Series "Kentucky 150" race will follow at 1:00 p.m. ARCA RE/MAX Series "Kentucky 150" tickets will only be honored for the ARCA RE/MAX Series event. "Kentucky 150" tickets also can be purchased for $25 at the ticket windows located between Gates 15 and 16 at main speedway entrance beginning at noon. The grandstands will be cleared following the "Kentucky 150." Fans holding NCTS "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" tickets will be admitted following the conclusion of "The Kentucky 150" at approximately 3:00 p.m. "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" tickets also will be available at the speedway main entrance beginning at noon tomorrow. The speedway will resume its original Saturday schedule with USAC Ford Focus Midget Series racing on the paved quarter-mile track at 3:00 p.m. The full day of activity also will include a pre-race concert with country music artist Rodney Atkins at 5:30 p.m. and pre-race ceremony honoring America. Racing will continue with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series "Built Ford 225 Presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" at 8:00 p.m. Defending race champion Carl Edwards enters the race second in the NCTS points standings after scoring his second win of the season at Kansas Speedway on July 3. Edwards will start on the front row with current series leader Dennis Setzer. "Rain doesn't bother me," Edwards said after qualifying cancelled. "I feel pretty good about our set-up. I wouldn't mind going ahead and racing. This is the same kind of track as Kansas. We really look forward to the month of July. Winning last week was great and winning here last year was unbelievable. It was kind of a turning point in my career." ARCA RE/MAX Series points leader Frank Kimmel will start from the pole in "The Kentucky 150," marking the fifth time he will start a Kentucky Speedway ARCA event from the pole position.
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