We are a little over a month away from the annual NASCAR race at the Kentucky Speedway. This year the race track has a special offer for Louisville Cardinal fans who want to be a part of the Quaker State 400 on June 29th. They are calling it the “Cardinal Takeover” and that seems very appropriate considering the year our athletic program has had. This special package being offered to Cardinal Fans will cost around 135.00 and will include a hospitality area, special tours, concert and pre/post race access to the Pit area.
This isn’t the first time that the Louisville program has been involved in the festivities at the speedway in Sparta, Ky. Coach Rick Pitino was honored by the track back in 2008 during the Nationwide series Meijer 300 when he got to unleash the ultimate fast break and waved the green flag for that race. To my knowledge though this is the first time the track has had a promotion for this type of Cardinal celebration. The track had a similar promotion last year for the University of Kentucky and Michael Waltrip Racing also honored the cats by having a UK national title paint scheme on one of his cars. I’m hoping that the PR folks at UofL reach out to Waltrip Racing or one of the other Race Teams to work out a deal for one of them to race with a UofL paint scheme this year. It would be fitting seeing how Cardinal Nation will be one of the guest of honor.
I’m hoping that Cardinal fans take advantage of this special promotion and that we have a huge turnout for this event. If you have never been to one of these races this is a perfect excuse to experience it for the first time. I know I’m looking forward to throwing back a few cold ones with the Cardinal Nation and watching some racing. Below is the information from the Kentucky Speedway site and their link to purchase tickets for this promotion.