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Discounted Tickets for Kroger Speedfest NASCAR Races

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Posted: 06/20/07 04:56 PM

Indianapolis O’Reilly Auto Part Stores will Sell Discounted Tickets for Kroger Speedfest NASCAR Races at ORP

Discounted General Admission tickets for the Power Stroke Diesel 200, NASCAR Truck Series race and Kroger 200 NASCAR Busch Series Race will be offered at all Indianapolis area O’Reilly Auto Parts locations. Tickets will go on sale at the stores beginning on June 15th.

General admission tickets for the Kroger 200 are $42.00 but will be sold for only $32.00. The Kroger 200, held on July 28th, is one of the finest short track races in the country and has the fans standing and cheering the majority of all 200 laps. Past winners of the event include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr. and last years winner, Kevin Harvick. Gates open at 10:00 A. M. prior to the first practice of the day.

The Power Stroke Diesel 200, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race takes to the oval on July 27th. General admission tickets are $37.00 and will be offered at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for only $27.00. The Power Stroke Diesel 200 features heart pounding action as 36 trucks take to the lightening fast ORP oval. Gates open at 10:00 A. M.

“This is going to be a great weekend of racing. I was here for the weekend in 2006. The crowds were huge and the racing was great. I am sure Ron and his team expects the same for this event and that is why we are so excited to team up with O’Reilly Raceway Park and Kroger for this great event. We are opening new O’Reilly auto Parts stores in the Indianapolis market area every month and this should make it much easier for the fans to get their advance discount tickets and not fight the lines at the track.” Said Eli Garner, Motorsports Marketing Manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our fans and the loyal customers of O’Reilly Auto Parts,” said Ron Anderson, general manager of ORP. “Kroger SpeedFest is the largest oval event of the season and we are excited that O’Reilly Auto Parts can be a partner with these races.”

When a customer purchases a discounted ticket at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store they will receive a receipt from the store that shows the purchase. The customer then brings the receipt to the ORP box office for a ticket. No other purchase at the store is necessary. For a listing of stores please visit or stop by any participating store in the Indianapolis market area.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the Company operated 1,640 stores within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming as of December 31, 2006.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis 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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