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SPARTA, KY (FOX19) -

University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari will be the honorary Ford Fusion pace car driver for Kentucky Speedway's June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400.

Coach Cal will help lead a 43-car field to the green flag just after 7:30 p.m. 

"It's kind of like walking out in the Final Four and having your team behind you, excited and ready to go," Calipari said.

"We welcome Coach Calipari back to our speedway and look forward to him leading one of the quickest fast breaks in history of our commonwealth," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

The Quaker State 400 will be the finale for the speedway's triple header NASCAR weekend.

Racing begins Thursday, June 27 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225 and continues Friday, June 28 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Feed The Children 300.

Tickets for some of the events are available by calling (859) 578-2300 or on the speedway's website at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/tickets/.

 

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