Indy O'Reilly Raceway Park news 2009-12-11

KROGER 200 BENEFTTING RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN NAMED ONE OF TOP FIVE NATIONWIDE RACES IN 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2009) The 2009 Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, NASCAR Nationwide Series race, was deemed one of the 'Top...

KROGER 200 BENEFTTING RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN NAMED ONE OF TOP FIVE NATIONWIDE RACES IN 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2009) The 2009 Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, NASCAR Nationwide Series race, was deemed one of the 'Top Five Races of the Year' by NASCARmedia.com. The accolade sites the intense battle Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch waged during the course of the 200-lap race.

According to NASCARmedia.com: "Despite starting from the rear of the field because he missed qualifying to participate in practice for the Brickyard 400 at nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards quickly maneuvered to the front of the pack and sidestepped near-disaster on pit road to win what NASCAR Nationwide Series' "Twitter Nation" called the best race of the year. Edwards led twice for 72 of the race's 200 laps but lost the lead with 30 laps to go under caution after he was pinned behind Scott Wimmer's Chevrolet in the pits. Adding to that problem, Edwards then mistakenly put his car in the wrong gear. Kyle Busch led coming to the green flag on Lap 174, but Edwards battled him hard and finally made the pass for the lead on Lap 179. The race was the highlight of a spectacular stand-alone season on short tracks for the series."

The other races making the top five was the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Super Speedway, the U. S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, the Zippo 200 at the Glen and the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The excitement and action packed racing will return for 2010 on July 24th when the Kroger 200 will once again highlight the SpeedFest weekend. USAC racing will kick-off the weekend on July 22nd, Friday night marks the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the running of the AAA Insurance 200.

Renewal letters for our season ticket holders will be in the mail soon and tickets for the general public will be on sale in January.

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