Cincinnati mayor announces Kentucky NASCAR race sold out

Mayor Mark Mallory announced that the NASCAR race being held at the Kentucky Speedway was sold out Thursday while announcing an event that will bring NASCAR vehicles downtown.

Mayor Mallory made the announcement while announcing the arrival of the NASCAR Hauler Tour coming to Downtown Cincinnati July 6th. The Hauler Tour will feature Joe Gibbs Racing haulers transporting Kyle Busch's No. 18, Denny Hamlin's No. 11 and Joey Logano's No. 20 and Stewart-Haas Racing haulers featuring Tony Stewart's No. 14 and Ryan Newman's No. 39.

The event will be held in the parking lot at 5th and Race Streets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

"It's really exciting to welcome Sprint Cup Racing to Cincinnati," Mayor Mallory said at the event.  "This is the first new track to get a Sprint Cup race in over a decade.  This event will be a great chance for Cincinnatians to see NASCAR up close and personal before the big race on Saturday."

All 107,000 tickets have been sold for the first-ever race at the track in Sparta.

"Selling out the inaugural 'Quaker State 400' with more than a week before the event is a great testament to this market and our fans. Our packed stands will combine with overflowing corporate display, hospitality and camping to create an electric atmosphere as we make Kentucky sports history," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said on the track's website.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 will be raced at the Kentucky Speedway on July 9th. The same weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "UNOH 225" will race on July 7th and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 on July 8th.

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