NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Tony Stewart whet local fans appetite for the start of the 2002 race season by appearing at the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Stewart dropped the ceremonial first puck, signed autographs for the many NASCAR fans in attendance and took on 700 WLW AM NASCAR guru Bill Dennison in a go-kart race on the ice.

Fans also had a chance to win tickets to win tickets to the NASCAR Busch Series "Kentucky 300" at Kentucky Speedway on June 15.

Coca-Cola and Kentucky Speedway presented the evening with Stewart.