Date Change For July ARCA RE/MAX Series Event At Kentucky Speedway

TOLEDO OH (1-29-08)–Officials from Kentucky Speedway, NASCAR, and ARCA have announced a date change to the July NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series/ARCA RE/MAX Series race event weekend for 2008. The ARCA RE/MAX Series Kentucky 150, originally scheduled for Friday, July 11th, will now take place one week later on Friday, July 18th, 2008. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers will also be rescheduled to the following weekend, set for Saturday, July 19th. Both events are LIVE on SPEED.

“We’re pleased to cooperate with Kentucky Speedway, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Speed Channel in moving our event date to July 18,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “We have great relationships with all three entities and this kind of lead time allows everyone associated with the ARCA RE/MAX Series to plan for July 18.”

The ARCA RE/MAX Series will begin converging at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, July 17th. The weekend includes a two hour, fifteen minute practice session beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, followed by SIM Factory Pole Qualifying at 4:30 p.m. and the Kentucky 150 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The July 18th Kentucky 150 will mark the second of two Kentucky Speedway appearances for the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2008 and the series? 17th appearance at the track since 2000. Last year, a pair of first time series winners made trips to victory lane at Kentucky Speedway, with Roush Fenway Racing?s Erik Darnell winning the Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 in May and Eddie Sharp Racing?s Michael McDowell finding victory lane in July.

Former ARCA RE/MAX Series race winners at Kentucky Speedway include nine-time and defending series champion Frank Kimmel, Chad Blount, Darnell, Ryan Hemphill, Kyle Busch, Brad Coleman, McDowell, Ryan Newman, Tim Steele and Steve Wallace.

Tickets to both the May 10 Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 and the July 18th Kentucky 150 are available by calling Kentucky Speedway at (888) 652-RACE.

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