Race fans can start the new year on a high note by purchasing single-event tickets for the 2005 Kentucky Speedway season at or below 2004 prices beginning Monday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m.

"We're certainly excited about our upcoming season and that our ownership was able to hold the line on ticket pricing to reward the fans that have supported our facility for the past five seasons," said Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis, who leads the venue into its sixth year of operation. "We look forward to presenting our fans with a solid variety of stock car, open-wheel and short-track action in 2005 as well as great pre-race entertainment with country music favorites Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, Billy Ray Cyrus, SHeDaisy and The Kentucky Headhunters."

Fans can purchase tickets online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or Tickets.com; by phone at 1-888-652-RACE, through Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores and at the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices located at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., or the Fan Center located outside Turn 3 of the track in Sparta, Ky.

Kentucky Speedway will pack 11 races and country music artists Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, Billy Ray Cyrus, SHeDAISY and The Kentucky Headhunters into five weekends of entertainment in 2005. The new season begins May 14 and ends September 10. All concerts are included with the purchase of a main event race ticket.

The 2005 schedule features main events with the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southeast Series. Four races will be broadcast to national television audiences over networks such as ABC, ESPN, FX and SPEED Channel.

The Kentucky Headhunters lead off the speedway concert line-up on May 14 and will be followed by superstar Travis Tritt on June 18, Billy Ray Cyrus on July 9, SHeDAISY on August 14 and The Charlie Daniels Band on September 10. All entertainers will perform on the WUBE-FM B-105 Country Music Stage located on the Turn 1 Concourse.

Season ticket packages are on sale now and begin at $200. New and renewing members will be able to attend Outback Steakhouse Tailgate Parties during the June, July and August weekends and enjoy access to a VIP concert area. Members also will receive one general admission pole event voucher and cold pit pass with each season ticket purchased, the opportunity to purchase pole event tickets at half price, and a preferred parking pass that can be exchanged for free access to general camping areas. Season seat locations can be renewed each year.

Packages can be reserved and renewed online at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by phone at 859-578-2300 or at the speedway ticket office located at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky. A mail in order form also is available on the tickets pages of the official track Web site.

The full schedule also is available at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

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