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Press Release For Immediate Release
 
Changes at I-44 Speedway  
 
Budweiser Fan Deck - New for 2013
Budweiser Fan Deck - New for 2013
  
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013
  
Jordan Kuehne, (815) 601-5673
    
  
  
  
 
WITH OPENING NIGHT FAST APPROACHING, CHANGES AWAIT FANS AND COMPETITORS AT LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY

  

 

 

(LEBANON, MO.) - If Saturday's practice session is any indication, fans and drivers alike can count on an exciting and unpredictable 2013 season at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Just months after becoming Missouri's only NASCAR HomeTrack, I-44 played host to area and regional racers - many including drivers new to the track - for practice under sunny skies. As suddenly as last season ended, the new 2013 campaign has rapidly taken shape and many changes are in store for everyone at the Show-Me State's only asphalt oval.

 

Opening night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, with a full slate of racing on tap headlined by a strong field of Pro Late Model challengers eager to contend for a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title. Also in action that evening will be Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors and Chargers, and Lebanon I-44 Speedway promoter Kevin Greven is expecting tight quarters in the pit area.

 

"We're just a few spots away from selling out our 2013 reserved pit spots," Greven said. "That's just one of the many indicators that signal an historic season under the NASCAR sanctioning body at Lebanon I-44 Speedway as the only NASCAR track in Missouri. We've also received strong support from our sponsors and the Central Bank VIP Suite Tower is sold out on opening night and 90 percent of our suites are sold for this season. We're expecting increased car counts in all five classes as our drivers are showing a renewed enthusiasm in anticipation of what promises to be a fantastic season."

 

While the action on track will be heating up with several special events on the 2013 schedule, fans can expect widespread changes outside of the racing that will help enhance their experience.

 

 

Concession and suite menus have been updated and expanded, and fans can expect changes and additions to the concession to help speed up the serving process and make it more efficient. Over the winter, construction crews have been working hard to construct a brand new Budweiser Fan Deck on the main concourse midway and Greven's pleased with the results.

 

"We had an idea of what we thought fans wanted," said Greven, "and the way it turned out, it's going to make the Saturday night racing trip a real experience. The goal is to make this the cleanest, friendliest and most entertaining NASCAR weekly racing facility in the region, and I'm confident that with our experienced staff, exciting racing and tremendous Mid-Missouri fan base, that can become a reality during the 2013 season. We have looked at everything from the sound system to the lighting and our racers have really bought into the program to put the best show possible on the track."

 

Staff also refurbished restrooms and added display lighting to brighten up the midway area. The track itself also received improved lighting in anticipation of a national TV appearance when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series visits the facility on Sunday, June 9.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway is located four miles east of the Lebanon city limits on Historic Route 66 and Missouri's only NASCAR sanctioned facility. Patrons using Interstate 44 may take Exit 135 and then drive approximately one mile east on Route 66 to the track's main entrance. Additional information about this event, including a full schedule of events, the rules being enforced, and a purse distribution, will be released on the facility's official website, www.i44speedway.net in the coming weeks. Keep up with news about Lebanon I-44 Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lebanon-I-44-Speedway

, and on Twitter (@i44Speedway).

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About Lebanon I-44 Speedway

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway is Missouri's only weekly Asphalt Racing Oval settled nearly 300 miles from any other and is Missouri's only NASCAR sanctioned facility. Located in Lebanon, Missouri, along Interstate 44 adds easy access from any direction. Just about 45 minutes to the West of Springfield, Missouri on I-44 and just 2 hours East of St. Louis on I-44 as well as just 30 minutes south of Lake of the Ozarks.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has a history of producing great racecar drivers, and some of the biggest stars in American motorsports honed their skills on our tracks high banked 3/8-mile asphalt oval. Legends such as the great Larry Phillips, the only 5-time national champion in NASCAR's weekly racing series, along with NASCAR stars like Mike Wallace, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and the late Tony Roper have either won races or even track championships over the years.     

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has perhaps the smoothest racing surface of any weekly racing facility in the nation along with new aluminum backed Monster Energy grandstand seating, Budweiser "Wild Side" tier parking that you can pull up in your car or tailgate in your pickup and enjoy all of the racing from a great view, the new Central Bank VIP Suites in the middle of the front stretch and entering turn one is the newest addition, the Budweiser Fan Deck.

 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway runs many special events throughout the race season as well as an exciting NASCAR weekly show that consists of Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors and the Chargers with special appearances by the United States Super Truck Series, Pro National Baby Grand Cars, NASCAR racing special events and various Concerts.

 

For all of the latest information always visit 

www.i44speedway.net   
2012 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Official Partners:

Budweiser - Official Beer

Caddy Shack Golf Cars - Official Golf Cars

Central Bank - Official Bank

Cintas - Official Uniform Rental Service Company

Hardee's - Official Fast Food Restaurant

Hoosier Tire - Official Race Tire

Missouri Eagle - Official Beer & Energy Drink Supplier

Monster Energy - Official Energy Drink

Munger Moss - Official Motel

O'Reilly Auto Parts - Official Auto Parts Store

Ozarks Coca-Cola / Dr. Pepper Bottling Company - Official Soft Drink, Water & Sports Drink Supplier

Racing Electronics - Official Radio Supplier

Safety-Kleen - Official Environmental Services Company

Sunoco - Official Race Fuel

 

2012 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Supporting Partners:

Commerce Bank, Contingency Connection, Dickies Barbecue, Energy Companies, E-Z Disposal, Graven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Headley's Value Tire Center, Helton's Home Furnishings, Heritage Bank, Independent Stave Inc., Lebanon Ready Mix, Lindsay Chevrolet, McGunegill Engine Performance, Missouri Arrive Alive Program, Missouri Tool & Automation, Rock Auto, Shadel's Colonial Chapel, Starnes Auto, Totally You, United Insurers, Waffle House, Whelen Engineering, Willard Asphalt, 107.9 The Coyote

Lebanon I-44 Speedway

Kevin Greven 

General Manager 

lebanoni44speedway@yahoo.com

24069 Route 66

Lebanon, MO 65536 

Track (417) 532-2060

Cell (417) 399-5756

Fax (417) 532-7624 

Lebanon I-44 Speedway

Jordan Kuehne
I-44 Speedway Public Relations Director
I-44 Speedway Writer/Trackside Announcer

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