BUSCH: IRP race benefiting children

INDIANAPOLIS (August 6, 2005) The Kroger 200, Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, NASCAR Busch race has been sold out for the second consecutive year. At this time IRP would like to thank the fans for their support of the event but if they...

INDIANAPOLIS (August 6, 2005) The Kroger 200, Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, NASCAR Busch race has been sold out for the second consecutive year. At this time IRP would like to thank the fans for their support of the event but if they don't have tickets please do not enter IRP.

"This is a tremendous success for IRP and our partners at Kroger," said Ron Anderson, general manager of IRP. "This race has continued to grow because of the hard work of all our partners and the continued support of our loyal fans."

The race will be televised live on TNT at 7:30 local time.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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Series Charity , NASCAR XFINITY