Race fans can lock in their place in Kentucky Speedway's big future with Speedway Motorsports, Inc., when four affordable 2010 season ticket plans are placed on sale Monday, Oct. 5.

Plans start at $139 and feature fan-friendly benefits such as the right to renew the most sought after seat locations nearest the flagstand and finish line for future seasons, VIP parking, cold pit access vouchers, a discount on the purchase of additional race tickets and more. The speedway has made it easier than ever to become a season ticket member with the introduction of an optional payment plan which will allow members to extend payments to February 2010.

Kentucky Speedway will bundle competitive NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights action into a two-weekend schedule filled with speedway firsts.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will open a Kentucky Speedway season for the first time on Saturday, June 12 with its 10th all-time visit to the track for a 300-mile battle. The weekend will begin June 11 with series practice sessions. The 66,089-seat facility will play host to its first Labor Day Weekend celebration when it delivers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights events Sept. 3-4. The NCWTS will open the weekend under the lights on Friday with the "Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers." A Firestone Indy Lights 100-mile sprint will lead off Saturday's action before an international field of IndyCar Series talent races wheel to wheel in a 300-mile affair in prime time. Event times will be announced at a future date.

"Change continues to be the name of our game as we move into the 2010 season. We're happy we will be showcasing one of the largest sporting events in our region when the NASCAR Nationwide Series visits in June and excited to offer fans a new Labor Day weekend entertainment option with our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IndyCar Series races.

"Our season ticket plans continue to offer exceptional value at an affordable price as well as the opportunity to lock in our best seat locations for future seasons," Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing young gun Joey Logano became the first repeat NASCAR Nationwide Series race winner in track history; Ron Hornaday, Jr., earned his second career Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory; and Ryan Briscoe claimed Team Penske's second IndyCar Series win at the track by just 0.0162 of second. The average margin of victory for those events was 0.592 of a second.

Kentucky Speedway season ticket plans can be reserved or renewed by calling 859-578-2300 or visiting the season tickets page of www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

2010 Kentucky Speedway Schedule:

June 11 NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice Day

June 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race (200 laps/ 300 miles)

September 3 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" (150 laps / 225 miles)

September 4 Firestone Indy Lights Race (67 laps / 100 miles) IndyCar Series Race (200 laps / 300 miles)

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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