NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Fueling Dreams Tour Come To Columbus This Saturday

This Saturday, NASCAR will be making its first trip to the Famed Buckeye State Third-Mile, also known as Columbus Motor Speedway (CMS).  The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make its inaugural appearance in Columbus as the Jegs 150 will be contested at CMS.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series
provides fans access to drivers who are at the cusp of attaining their dreams
of reaching a national series. It will be just the third event in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East history in the state of Ohio following a pair of races at Mansfield Motorsports Park in 2007-08.

The race will also have a hometown entry as Freemont, Ohio driver Ali Kern is expected to attempt to make the Jegs 150 starting grid. Kern made her K&N Pro Series East debut in 2010 and competed in this year’s opener at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Along with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race, the 2011 Fueling Dreams Tour will also make its first ever stop at Columbus Motor Speedway. Fueling Dreams, through Revolution Racing, introduces a cross-section of young fans to NASCAR through experiential engagement within motorsports. NASCAR views this program as a necessary strategy to expose underserved communities to motorsports opportunities which can benefit all young people looking to connect with sports in non-traditional ways.

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission will be at the race and more details about the event, including a driver autograph session, are below.

The Race Jegs 150
The Place Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway
The Date Saturday, July 23
The Time 8:45 p.m. ET
TV Schedule SPEED, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. ET
Track Layout .333-mile asphalt oval
Event Schedule Practice 12-12:45 p.m., Final Practice 1:15-2 p.m., Qualifying 6
p.m., Driver Autograph Session 8 p.m.
Track Contact Jeff Nuckles, (614)491-1047, jnuckles@columbus.rr.com
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About GCSC

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC) was formed in June 2002 to provide leadership, guidance and marketing expertise in attracting regional, national and international sporting events and activities to bolster Greater Columbus economically and socially. Since its inception, GCSC has bid on and brought more than 150 new sporting events to Columbus that have generated an estimated $150 million in visitor spending. The GCSC also works to retain annual bid events that have generated an additional $100 million in visitor spending.
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