SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 is the middle event of a tripleheader weekend at the 1.5-mile track including the 225-mile Camping World Truck Series race on June 26 and the Sprint Cup Series' 400-mile headliner on June 28.
Wednesday's announcement continues a partnership between the speedway and the department's HERO program intended to promote the use of designated drivers.
Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger says ''it's good to know that peoples' lives are being saved with this program.''
The race is named for Elliott, a Navy Ensign and U.S. Naval Academy graduate who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunken driver in July 2000 while traveling home to New Jersey from Annapolis, Md. Elliott's family established the national HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the Toyota Save Mart 350 @ Sonoma Raceway
Kurt Busch #41 +500
A. J. Allmendinger #47 +700
Jimmie Johnson #48 +850
Kyle Busch #18 +850
Kevin Harvick #4 +900

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Picks Which driver will be able to navigate the road course of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 and pick up a NASCAR victory today?
Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriescompetes tonight under the lights for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the win.
Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesdrives under the lights this week for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here’s a look at the odds to win this race.
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes to its first road course of the season this week when drivers compete in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes in Iowa later today for the American Ethanol E15 250. Here are some...
More inNASCAR Articles