The NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck series will return to Kentucky Speedway during the 2010 race season.

NASCAR Nationwide Series stars will visit Kentucky for the 10th time and open the June 11-12 weekend with Friday practice before engaging in a 300-mile battle under the lights on Saturday. Kentucky Speedway will play host to Race No. 14 on a 35-event series ledger which opens Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway and concludes Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" will be part of the facility's first Labor Day weekend doubleheader. NCWTS drivers will take to the 1.5-mile tri-oval for the 11th time in track history on Friday, Sept. 3. The race will be followed by an IndyCar Series 300-mile event and a Firestone Indy Lights 100-mile race on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Kentucky NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will be Race No. 18 of a scheduled 25 while the IndyCar Series appearance will be Race No. 15 on a 17-event docket. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule opens Feb. 12 at Daytona International Speedway and closes Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The IndyCar Series slate will open March 14 in Brazil and finish up on Oct. 12 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"We're certainly looking forward to welcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights competitors to our facility for another entertaining, action-packed summer. We're happy our NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be featured as a premier event in our region in June and excited to offer fans a unique Labor Day weekend destination," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

Ticket information, event times and more details will be announced on future dates.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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