Saturday schedule now includes racing doubleheader on FS1 as ARCA race will take green flag before the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Race
- General Tire and Kentucky Speedway partner to add a fifth race to its 2020 weekend lineup July 9-12; race weekend now features a doubleheader on Saturday, July 11
- After a three-year absence, the ARCA Menards Series returns to Kentucky Speedway with the General Tire 150 race on Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. on FS1
- The Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race moves to a 6 p.m. green flag start time on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio
SPARTA, Ky. (June 25, 2020) – When Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said recently that he’d be willing to host "all the NASCAR races at his track," little did he know that his wish would be granted less than a month later.
Due to a schedule adjustment on the NASCAR Cup Series, the General Tire 150 ARCA Menards Series race originally scheduled for Charlotte Motor Speedway has been relocated to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday, July 11. The race will be televised live on FS1 at 2:30 p.m.
The General Tire 150 will take the green flag before the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225, which will move to a 6 p.m. start time, and be broadcast on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
"I love that this opportunity knocked on our door to host five major motorsports races in four days all on FS1, while also seeing the return of the ARCA Menards Series and General Tire to Kentucky Speedway," said Mark Simendinger, executive vice president and general manager of Kentucky Speedway. "In a year when anything is possible, I said our team was up for any challenge and by golly, we’re ready for it. I can’t wait to hear the high horse-powered engines and see the cars hit the track in less than two weeks for the Quaker State 400 race weekend."
This marks the ARCA Menards Series’ first race at the unique 1.5-mile tri-oval since 2017. Current NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael McDowell and Corey LaJoie have all captured ARCA Menards Series victories in the Bluegrass State.
A strong group of talented rising stars headlines the ARCA Menards Series, including Michael Self, who won the season-opening race at Daytona, Hailie Deegan, recent Talladega winner Drew Dollar, Ty Gibbs, Tanner Gray and Riley Herbst, among others.
"During this unprecedented time, we are thrilled to continue our support of the ARCA Menards Series by bringing the General Tire 150 to Kentucky Speedway," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. "We applaud the efforts of the staff at ARCA and Speedway Motorsports as they continue their work to bring exciting racing to the fans."
ARCA President, Rod Drager, added, "The ARCA Menards Series has a rich history at Kentucky Speedway, and we’re excited to return. Our teams are ready for this challenge and we know our fans watching at home will be treated to an exciting race."
About Kentucky Speedway
Owned by Speedway Motorsports, LLC, Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval located in Sparta, Kentucky just 35 miles south of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. The track attracts fans from the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Entering its 21st season of racing, the speedway hosts all three national NASCAR series. In July, the venue will present the 10th running of the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. Prior to 2011, Kentucky Speedway hosted stand-alone NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races. The venue also is home to many other special events throughout the year including concerts, driving schools, car shows, and fitness runs. For more information, please visit www.kentuckyspeedway.com.