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07/11/11
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Kentucky Speedway offering free tickets to fans stuck in traffic
Kentucky Speedway is offering a ticket exchange to fans who were stuck in traffic and missed the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at the track.

Traffic jams before Saturday night's Cup race left fans in their cars for hours as they attempted to get into the track. Many fans said once they got to the gate, they were turned away because there was no more parking.

"To those fans that were not able to attend the Quaker State 400, we offer our sincerest apologies," said Mark Simendinger, general manager, Kentucky Speedway. "We'd also like to apologize to all of our fans who endured challenging conditions during our event weekend. As we said earlier, we're committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and traffic experts to address Saturday's traffic issues to ensure that we never have this type of experience again."

Speedway Motorsports Inc. says fans can swap their unused Kentucky tickets for entry to events at any 2011 race at an SMI track. The tickets can also be used to enter 2012 race at Kentucky.

The ticket exchange is good for the following events at Speedway Motorsports facilities while supplies last at each respective venue:

July 17 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Aug. 27 - Bristol Motor Speedway
Sept. 4 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 25 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct. 15 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nov. 6 - Texas Motor Speedway
2012 - Kentucky Speedway

In addition to the ticket exchange, Kentucky Speedway offers will issue these fans an equal quantity of tickets to either its Oct. 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225-mile race or Oct. 2 IZOD IndyCar Series 300-mile event.

For information on ticket exchange and redemption, fans should only contact the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 859-578-2300 or by email at tickets@kentuckyspeedway.com.

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