Mile Wallace gets look at new Kentucky track

SPARTA, KY (June 9, 2000) - Mike Wallace got a sneak peak of the new Kentucky Speedway and the experience left a very positive impression on the driver of the ...

SPARTA, KY (June 9, 2000) - Mike Wallace got a sneak peak of the new Kentucky Speedway and the experience left a very positive impression on the driver of the #2 Team ASE NASCAR Craftsman Truck. "We just got through with a Goodyear test at the new track in Kentucky and it is an unbelievably beautiful facility," said Wallace of the new 1.5-mile Kentucky oval. "They've got a few things to finish up before we get there for the race, but in general, it's going to be a great facility." The Sparta, KY track is one of four new venues on the 24-event, 2000 NCTS schedule. Unlike the other three tracks at Daytona Beach, FL, Cicero, IL and Dover, DE, the Kentucky Truck Series event will be the first race of any kind on the gleaming new facility. That has fan interest high, according to Wallace. "I'm hearing the fan support for the new Kentucky Speedway is tremendous," Wallace stated. "I understand they've already sold some 40,000 tickets for the race and all the suites are sold out for the next three years." Like any track on the tour, the Kentucky Speedway oval will present a number of challenges for Wallace and Team ASE. "The racetrack itself is a bigger version of the track at Pikes Peak," said Wallace of the Fountain, CO oval where Wallace scored a NCTS victory in the Team ASE Ford in 1999. "We're going have to try to make the best of the open test day we have before the race to get the right set up for our Team ASE Ford F150." The Kroger 225 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will open with practice and qualifying on Friday, June 16. The inaugural event will take the green flag on Saturday at 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time and will be telecast live by ESPN. The race will also be broadcast worldwide on MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Wallace