Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis announced this morning that less than 2,000 grandstand tickets remain for the June 19 "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" NASCAR Busch Series race. The facility is preparing for a fourth consecutive standing-room-only crowd for its annual Busch Series event. Should Kentucky Speedway deplete its remaining grandstand ticket supply, it will begin issuing $30, general-admission, standing-room-only tickets. "The enthusiasm the fans in our region show for the NASCAR Busch Series and our facility continues to amaze us," Cassis said. "We're expecting another standing-room-only crowd for this event, and that's a credit to our event sponsors: Meijer and Oreo, as well as our entire speedway team.

"You would believe it would be more difficult to put up this type of attendance number year after year, however, the support we receive is simply incredible. We'll continue working on selling the remainder of our grandstand seats and then begin preparing a standing-room-only viewing area on the main concourse."

The official grandstand seating capacity at the venue is 66,089. The annual 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.

"This weekend presents a great opportunity for devoted, casual and new race fans to get an idea of why NASCAR is the fastest growing sport in the country," Cassis added. "Weather forecasts for Saturday evening remain positive and it would not surprise us if we set a new attendance record with this event. I can't think of a better way to punctuate our fifth anniversary season."

The full day of activities at the speedway begins when gates open at 3:00 p.m. The race 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, complete with a scheduled military jet flyover. Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis is the event grand marshal and the Outback Steakhouse "Bloomin' Onion I" Airship is scheduled to be high in the skies over the speedway to provide aerial coverage of the race for the FX Network.

The weekend begins tomorrow, June 18, with Insight Communications Pole Night. The day features NASCAR Busch and NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division qualifying, practice sessions for both series, and "The Kentucky 150" NAEDSS race.

The full weekend schedule is available at

Advance "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" grandstand tickets are available while supplies last. Standing-room-only tickets will only be issued when the grandstand supply is exhausted. Tickets also will be available on June 19 at the Kentucky Speedway ticket windows located between Gates 15 and 16 at the main entrance.

Tickets can be reserved in the following ways:
• By phone at 1-888-652-RACE
• On the World Wide Web at
• In person at either the speedway's Ft. Mitchell ticket office or at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center off Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.
• At and all Greater Cincinnati retail outlets including all Meijer stores.

~ Kentucky Speedway ~