Paducah, KY — The biggest night of weekly racing of the season at Paducah International Raceway has gotten even bigger. Track officials announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be joined by Ken Schrader for a special NASCAR Night of Stars appearance on Friday, April 25. Both drivers, who are business partners in the track, will be signing autographs and talking racing to their many fans.
Schrader, who focuses on NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, is also well known for his short track racing exploits all over the country. A fan favorite at PIR as well as all over the nation, Schrader will take time out of his busy schedule to join Dale, Jr. at the autograph table Friday night.
Reserved tickets for the event are still available and may be purchased by calling the PIR office (270-898-7469) during regular business hours.
Track gates will open at 3 PM Friday. The “Will Call” Window will open at 10 AM. The “Ticket Window” will open at 12 noon. Pit gates will open at 4 PM. Racing begins at 7:30 PM. Adult grandstand admission is $25, children 12 and under are $5.
A six-division racing program is on tap with heats and features for the UMP Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro (Crate) Late Models, and Street Stocks, along with the 4-cylinder Warriors and Vintage Racers. Because of the special nature of the evening’s festivities, the Super Late Model winner will receive $1500 and the Modified driver taking the checkered flag first receives $600.
NASCAR Stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Ken Schrader, and Promoter Bob Sargent purchased Paducah International Raceway in November of 2005. Two-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart joined the trio of co-owners as a partner in September of 2006. In 2008 the 3/8th mile high-banked oval will host several high profile events including three NASCAR Nights of Stars, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, the USA World 50, and the Tri-Track Challenge. PIR races every Friday night and is located off Interstate 24 at exit 11 in Paducah, Kentucky. For more information call the PIR hotline at (270) 448-4PIR or the track at (270) 898-SHOW (7469). Check out the PIR Website at www.paducahinternationalraceway.com or www.paducahracing.com.