The state's vendor, My Plates Inc., is offering the checkered plates for $55 per year -- in addition to the usual registration fees -- or $295 for 10 years. The plates feature "The Great American Speedway!" motto. Ten percent of sales will go toward Speedway Children's Charities.
It's believed to be the first time a NASCAR track has been featured on a state plate. Also, the announcement comes about a week before the beginning of a June 9-11 racing weeking, which includes a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and IndyCar's Firestone Twin 275s.
-- Gordon Dickson, [email protected]