SPARTA, Ky. - The 2015 Ford F-150 truck will serve as Kentucky Speedway's Official 2015 Pace Vehicle and lead the venue's fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State 400 presented Advance Auto Parts field to the green flag Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. 

Ford's popular truck also will pace the starting grids for the track's July 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) 300-mile event, July 9 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225, Sept. 26 NXS VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and Sept. 25 ARCA Racing Series (ARS) Kentucky 150. 

The prominent NASCAR manufacturer began providing cars and trucks to the speedway in 1998 and continues its partnership in 2015. The speedway also will employ Ford Super Duty trucks to tow free fan trams and transport its Fire and Safety Team during each event.

"Ford is excited to have the all-new 2015 F-150 pace the fields at Kentucky Speedway this year. Like NASCAR, the F-150 is tough to the core and we are proud to showcase this truck to racing fans at this year's races," Ford regional manager, sales and services Cincinnati Region, Greg Ruminski said.

Ford has been synonymous with Kentucky Speedway NASCAR milestones through the venue's 16-year history. Ford drivers have combined to earn one NSCS, five NXS, two NCWTS and 10 ARS race victories in the Bluegrass State.

In 2014, Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski became the first two-time NSCS Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts winner in the No. 2 Ford Fusion.

Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle earned the speedway's inaugural NCWTS 225-mile race victory in 2000.

His current teammate and 2013 NSCS rookie of the year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., snared his first ARCA Racing Series (ARS) victory on the venue's 1.5-mile tri-oval in 2008.

NSCS star Carl Edwards raced an unsponsored F-150 to his first NASCAR national series victory and turned his first celebratory NASCAR backflip following the speedway's 2003 NCWTS event. He added a 300-mile NXS victory to Ford's Kentucky Speedway ledger in 2005.

Tickets, Kroger Fan Zone passes that include a trackside view of Jerrod Niemann's Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race-day concert, and campsites for the speedway's five 2015 action-packed races can be purchased through the respective pages of this website, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N., in Sparta, Ky. 

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