The Kentucky Speedway Gift Shop introduces new online shopping capabilities on the Gift Shop pages of the track's official Web site, www.kentuckyspeedway.com, to help meet gift givers needs this holiday season.

Shoppers can choose from a wide inventory of casual clothing and outerwear for men and women, t-shirts, hats and novelty items. All feature the Kentucky Speedway logo. Event merchandise from the 2004 season also is available.

Kentucky Speedway information technologies provider, Agency Technologies, Inc. (ATi), of Blue Ash, Ohio, developed easy-to-view inventory pages, an online shopping cart, customer information page and check out function. All transactions are protected by security software and shoppers receive an order confirmation by e-mail. Orders usually ship within five days through the United States Postal Service and express shipping is available. The recommended deadline for holiday merchandise orders is Wednesday, December 15.

Ticket packages for the 2005 Kentucky Speedway season also can be purchased and renewed online through the Tickets pages of the official Web site.

Packages offer members a new hospitality option, access to a VIP pre-race concert area, one general admission pole event voucher and cold pit pass with each season ticket purchased, the opportunity to purchase additional pole event tickets at half price, and a preferred parking pass that can be exchanged for free access to the general camping areas. All season package seat locations can be renewed each year.

The new season begins May 14 and ends September 10. The race schedule features main events with the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southeast Series. Four races will be broadcast to national television audiences over networks such as ABC, ESPN, FX and SPEED Channel.

The Kentucky Headhunters lead off the speedway concert line-up on May 14 and will be followed by superstar Travis Tritt on June 18, Billy Ray Cyrus on July 9, SHeDAISY on August 14 and The Charlie Daniels Band on September 10. All entertainers will perform on the WUBE-FM B-105 Country Music Stage located on the Turn 1 Concourse.

Season packages also can be reserved by phone at 859-578-2300 or at the speedway ticket office located at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky. A mail order form also is available on the speedway Web site.

Single-event ticket sales for the 2005 season begin Monday, January 10.

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