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Paducah, KY- April 19, 2010- Veteran race car driver and track co-owner Ken Schrader; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and headliner of the season opener, Rumble By the River, Kenny Wallace; and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and track co-owner Tony Stewart return to Paducah International Raceway for the Night of NASCAR Stars 1 this Thursday, April 22nd. Night of NASCAR Stars 1 is sponsored by WKYQ 93.3 FM.

Ken Schrader is the driver of the # 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Over the past 20 years in the Sprint Cup Series, Schrader has collected a total 640 starts. He has four wins to his credit in the series, as well as 64 top-fives, and 181 Top-10 finishes. Schrader has also led the field to the green flag on 23 occasions during his career.
Kenny Wallace drives the #28 Chevrolet for Jay Robinson Racing. This week at Texas Motor Speedway, Wallace and his team had a special sponsor on board in the form of Hope for Tiny Hearts which is an organization formed in memory of Chloe Duyck to raise awareness of and funds for researching infant heart defects. Wallace is Second on the all-time series start list with 453 starts, Eighth all-time in series Top 10’s with 159, and has finished within the Top 10 in points standings for nine of 12 full-time seasons.

Tony Stewart, who is currently ninth in Sprint Cup points standings, is the driver of the #14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet for Stewart/Haas Racing. His most recent pole was this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. He has a total of 37 career wins, 145 Top Five finishes, and 233 Top 10’s to his credit.

Schrader and Wallace both picked up Feature Wins earlier this season at PIR, will Stewart be able to pick up a win? If two of these favorites go head to head, who will come out on top? Do not miss when three of NASCAR’s finest battle it out with the local track favorites.

Pit Gates open at 4:00 PM and Grandstands open at 5:00 PM. Hot Laps are at 6:30 PM, and racing starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $5 for Children 12 and under, and Pit Admission is $30. Get your tickets by calling the ticket office at 270-898-7469 or logging on to Ticketmaster at

As April closes out and May begins, next on the schedule is the Super Late Model $3,000 to win spectacular on Friday, April 30th; followed by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Special on Saturday, May 1st. Calling all Late Model Fans… these are two events where you will see dirt track racing at its best. Reserved seating is still available for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Special on Saturday, May 1st. With $10,000 to win, it is sure to be an unforgettable night of racing. See Lucas Oil stars: current points leader Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dan Schlieper, and Dennis Erb, Jr. go head to head with the PIR track favorites. Who will go home with the top prize?

2010 marks Paducah International Raceway’s fifth year with the current NASCAR driver owners. “Get Dirty” at PIR with racing every Friday night.

For more information, please call PIR at 270-898-7469 or the Hotline at 270-898-7490. Visit PIR online at