BUSCH: Harvick named Grand Marshal Kentucky Busch race

NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kevin Harvick named Grand Marshal for "The Kroger 300 Presented By Oreo" at Kentucky Speedway. Defending Track and Series Champion to appear during June 15 Event. SPARTA, KY. - Kentucky Speedway and Kraft Nabisco ...

NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kevin Harvick named Grand Marshal for "The Kroger 300 Presented By Oreo" at Kentucky Speedway.

Defending Track and Series Champion to appear during June 15 Event.

SPARTA, KY. - Kentucky Speedway and Kraft Nabisco announce today that NASCAR Winston Cup Driver Kevin Harvick will serve as grand marshal for the NASCAR Busch Series "Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo" on June 15.

Harvick is Kentucky Speedway's defending NASCAR Busch Series event champion after winning the inaugural event in front of a record-setting, standing-room-only crowd of 70,338 in 2001. Harvick led 131 of the 200 laps in the No. 2 AC Delco Chevrolet to take the win over the second-place Greg Biffle by 1.311 seconds. Harvick went on to win the 2001 series points title with five wins, 20 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes, all while driving a full NASCAR Winston Cup No. 29 Goodwrench Plus Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. Harvick is driving on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit full time in 2002.

"Our NASCAR Busch Series event continues to get bigger and bigger," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said."It's fantastic news for us that Kevin is taking time from his Winston Cup duties to serve as grand marshal of 'The Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo." I know our fans will enjoy seeing him, and his appearance will add yet another exciting element to an already great day. Kevin's presence will help us ensure another sellout, standing-room-only crowd at Kentucky Speedway in June."

Harvick and fellow drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Steve Park and Michael Waltrip will drive for Team Nabisco on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit this season. Team Nabisco helps extend its company's overall consumer reach by featuring the Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers, Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butter Cookies, Fig Newton® Cookies brands and the NabiscoWorld.com World Wide Web address on each driver's racing machines, uniforms and transport equipment.

Kentucky Speedway's 2002 season continues with the Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Friday evening features NASCAR Busch Series qualifying on "Lexington Herald-Leader Pole Night" at 7:00 p.m., and the NASCAR Hills Bros. All Pro Series "Kentucky 150" race at 8:00 p.m. Saturday features a day of family entertainment that includes "The Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo" at 8:00 p.m. and the NASCAR Goody's Dash "700 WLW 100" at 11:00 p.m. Tickets for all 2002 events are available in five easy ways:
* By phone at 1-888-652-RACE
* On the World Wide Web at www.kentuckyspeedway.com
* In person at either the speedway's Ft. Mitchell ticket office or at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center off Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.
* At Tickets.com and all Greater Cincinnati Tickets.com retail outlets in Meijer, Hader Hardware and Play-It-Again Sports stores.
* In person at Greater Cincinnati AAA locations.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Steve Park , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle
Teams Richard Childress Racing