NASCAR Busch Series "Outback Steakhouse 300" Qualifying Rescheduled For Saturday June 16
NASCAR Busch Series Lexington Herald-Leader qualifying for the $1.15 million inaugural "Outback Steakhouse 300" scheduled for June 15 has been rescheduled for noon on Saturday, June 16. The new schedule will allow the 70,000 plus fans expected to attend the race to witness the full NASCAR racing experience. Speedway gates will open at noon.
"The largest sporting event in Greater Cincinnati history just became larger," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said. "Racing fans will now be able to experience a full day of NASCAR racing from qualifying through the checkered flag. The new schedule just adds to the excitement of the day."
Special events coinciding with "The Outback Steakhouse 300" at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday include a dedication of a bronze statue and walkway honoring Darrell Waltrip, an autograph session with Kerry Earnhardt and other NASCAR Busch Series drivers, a pre-race concert by country star Brad Paisley, an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales and other celebrities such as Grand Marshal Corey Dillon, record-setting Cincinnati Bengals running back.
Kentucky Speedway™ sold out its 66,089 grandstand ticket available for the "Outback Steakhouse 300" on Thursday, June 14. An additional 1,000 standing room only tickets were issued for the event. Tickets cost $40 and are available by calling 1-888-652-RACE or visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at the speedway.
In addition to one of the top five purses on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit this season, "The Outback Steakhouse 300" will feature current NASCAR Busch Series points leader and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kevin Harvick, his Winston Cup circuit-mate Kenny Wallace, defending NASCAR Busch Series champion David Green, two-time 2001 NASCAR Busch Series winner Greg Biffle, Earnhardt, the eldest son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr., as well as NASCAR veterans Geoffrey Bodine, Randy LaJoie and Elton Sawyer.