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07/01/11
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Ticket discounts latest dust up between Speedway, fans
There is more fan outrage over Kentucky Speedway's handling of its first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup race. First I exposed anger over the Speedway's no cooler policy. Now some fans say they feel cheated by the track's decision to slash prices on some tickets.

"I feel like I got a dollar sign stamped on my forehead and they're treating me like I'm nothing but a piece of money," said Michael Sallee, a Kentucky Speedway season ticket holder.

Still a week to go before NASCAR "goes racin" at the Kentucky Speedway, but the track already has some fans like Sallee running hot. He paid over $500 for two season tickets to the Speedway. But now the track is slashing prices on the two lesser races leading up to the NASCAR's Quaker State 400.

"You buy tickets and you're paying full price," Sallee said. "And then all of a sudden they're discounting them. You know who wouldn't be upset?"

On their website, Kentucky Speedway is offering $40 tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 8. Those same seats that cost other fans as much as $65. But using the promo code "SPEED" discounted every ticket in the track, even the most expensive ones, to $20. Meanwhile, the Speedway's Facebook page is offering tickets to the truck race at 75% off the original price.

"I want my money back," said Cindy Ezell, another Speedway season ticket holder. More at Wave3

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