Kentucky Speedway is making holiday shopping easy and affordable by offering gift certificates and a 15 percent gift shop discount.

Gift certificates are available in $5.00 increments and are good toward the purchase of season ticket plans, single race tickets or gift shop merchandise. Fans can purchase certificates by phone at 859-578-2300. Season plans include great benefits and are on sale now. Plans range from $165 to $255 depending on seat location. Click on the "Tickets" icon in the upper left corner of this Web site for more information. Single event tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9:00 a.m. Fans can purchase single event tickets online through this Web site or Tickets.com, by phone at 888-652-RACE, in person at the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices in Ft. Mitchell and Sparta, Ky., or at Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores.

The 2006 speedway schedule features four weekends of action beginning May 13 with the ARCA RE/MAX Series "Kentucky 150." The NASCAR Busch Series returns June 16-17 with the "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series makes its seventh all-time visit to the speedway July 7-8 for the "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers." Open-wheel Indy Racing League machines from the IndyCar Series and Menards Infiniti Pro Series highlight the August 12-13 weekend.

Each main event day also features great country music entertainment. Cowboy Crush will entertain in May, Lonestar takes the stage in June, the Charlie Daniels Band will rev up the crowd in July and Hot Apple Pie will occupy the spotlight in August.

Shoppers can save 15 percent on their merchandise total at the speedway gift shop through Dec. 23. Gift givers can shop online anytime by clicking "Gift Shop" in the main navigation bar on this Web site. Shoppers also can visit the gift shop from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday. Top-of-the-line men's and women's fashions displaying the Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR driver logos are in stock now. The gift shop is located in the speedway Fan Center just off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky. Phone the gift shop at 859-567-3400 for more information.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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