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, firstname.lastname@example.org|