Kentucky Speedway will officially begins its "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" NASCAR Busch Series race week June 15-16 with driver and race celebrity appearances in Florence, Ky.

NASCAR Busch Series drivers Stacy Compton, David Green, Todd Kluever, Paul Menard, and Boris Said will greet fans and sign autographs Thursday, June 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Meijer store at 4990 Houston Rd., in Florence, Ky. The session will be limited to 250 people. Meijer will begin distributing admission wristbands at 4:00 p.m. Bill "SEG" Dennison of 700 WLW-AM's "Tide Racing Report" will broadcast from the event.

Miss USA Tara Elizabeth Conner, of Russell Springs, Ky., will greet fans at the same Meijer location on Friday, June 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Conner became the first Kentuckian to be crowned Miss USA April 21 in Baltimore, Md., and will compete in the Miss Universe pageant in July.

Visit the store locator page of www.meijer.com for directions.

Tickets for Kentucky Speedway's sixth NASCAR Busch Series event are still available by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), on the tickets pages of this Web site, through Meijer stores or at our ticket offices in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200, and our Fan Center in Sparta, Ky.

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