Single race tickets Kentucky Speedway's five NASCAR races including the June 30 Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" are on now and and customers will be able to carry coolers through the facility gates to their seats for the first time in track history. Single race ticket prices for five NASCAR events scheduled June 28-30 and Sept. 21-22 will not increase. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" tickets range from $70 to $110 and NASCAR Nationwide Series race tickets range from $45 to $75 based on seat location. All NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race tickets are $30 or $40 for reserved seats.

Customers can purchase tickets at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, 888-652-7223 and through speedway offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., 41086, just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. State Highway 35. Five-race season ticket plans, three-race June weekend ticket packages, season and single-weekend campsites along with daily infield Fan Zone passes remain on sale by phone and online. Calls regarding season tickets, camping and Fan Zone passes should be directed to 859-578- 2300.

Coolers will be limited in size to 14 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches. Customers will be able to carry in snacks, unopened soft drinks and water to enjoy during events. Kentucky law prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind to be carried through the speedway gates.

"I know our fans will be excited by the new cooler policy. We will support the change by increasing the number of access points and personnel to assure a smooth entry. Guests also will notice more fan- friendly changes this season such as additional restrooms, more free trams, a new tram bridge, vastly expanded parking, reinforced parking lots and campsites as well as improved automotive and pedestrian traffic flows. Our schedule could not have shaped up any better and we cannot wait to showcase our facility," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

The Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" anchors a season-opening weekend that also spotlights the NASCAR Nationwide Series "Feed The Children 300" on Friday, June 29 and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "UNOH 225" on Thursday, June 28. NASCAR action returns to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader weekend consisting of a 300-mile Nationwide Series battle on Saturday, Sept. 22 and a 201-mile Camping World Truck Series tilt on Friday, Sept. 21.

Cooler Policy: Fans can bring one 14-inch cooler and one carry-in item (i.e. backpack or purse) into Kentucky Speedway. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED.* Coolers may contain unopened plastic bottles or aluminum cans of non-alcoholic beverages and food. All coolers and carry- in items will be inspected at the gates. Fans are encouraged to come through the gates at least one (1) hour prior to the green flag to allow for bags and coolers to be checked. *Kentucky ABC law prohibits alcohol to be carried through Kentucky Speedway gates.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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