Kentucky Speedway announces Kroger will present country music star Chris Young in concert on Saturday, June 30 at 5:15 p.m., before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" and will offer shoppers coupon codes redeemable for a $50 savings on infield Fan Zone passes.

Passes will provide fans infield and pit road access throughout "Quaker State 400" race day along with the chance to enjoy a trackside view of Young's performance that will include his five No. 1 singles "You," "Tomorrow," "Voices," "Gettin' You Home" and "The Man I Want to Be" along with more favorites.

Kroger shoppers at participating stores will receive Fan Zone pass discount codes on coupons printed when purchases are completed at check out locations. Codes can be redeemed by visiting the Tickets page of this Web site.

"Kroger is proud to partner with Kentucky Speedway as the presenting sponsor for the Quaker State 400 prerace concert featuring Chris Young. We know that our customers are very loyal to NASCAR racing and this sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity for our customers to experience this great prerace event at a $50 savings over regular price on the Fan Zone pass," Kroger Mid-South KMA Grocery Merchandiser Mike Murphy said.

Fan Zone passes must be accompanied by a "Quaker State 400" ticket for race day admission to Kentucky Speedway. Tickets and campsites also can be purchased through the Tickets page of this Web site, by phone at 859-578-2300 or by visiting the Kentucky Speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and the seven-lane Kentucky Highway 35.

The "Quaker State 400" anchors a tripleheader weekend that opens Thursday, June 28 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "UNOH 225" and continues Friday, June 29 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series "Feed The Children 300."

About Kroger: Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,435 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 791 convenience stores, 348 fine jewelry stores, 1,090 supermarket fuel centers and 39 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 125 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com.

Kroger's Mid South Division is based in Louisville, Ky., and includes 162 stores in Kentucky, Tennessee, S. Indiana and S Illinois.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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