The list of appearances for the famous Talladega Experience continues to grow, and this week’s additions continue to be the biggest – and most respected – names in NASCAR.
2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte, who will be making history with his 700th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, along with Jeff Burton, known as the “Mayor of the NASCAR Garage,” are scheduled to appear in the Talladega Experience on Sunday, May 5, the morning of the Aaron’s 499. They will join an already star-studded lineup which consists of Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The Talladega Experience offers fan hospitality unrivaled by any other sporting event. In addition to driver appearances, guests of the Talladega Experience are treated to unlimited catering and beverages, up-close and personal access to driver question and answer sessions, pre-race pit road tours, track access during driver introductions, VIP parking, event souvenirs, and more.
“Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte are both thoroughly loved in the sport of NASCAR for their success throughout the years as well as their dedication to their fans,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “They are veterans who know how much the fans mean to our sport, and no one knows any more about the sport than they do. We are thrilled to have them in the Talladega Experience. It will be a treat for our fans.”
Labonte, who pilots the No. 47 Toyota, has won in every kind of car he has driven at Talladega. He was victorious in the Sprint Cup Series when he won the Aaron’s spring event in 1998, and then captured two IROC races in 2000 and 2001. His last win came in the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide race.
Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, has been close to victory at Talladega on many occasions but has never made it to victory lane. He has five top-five finishes in the Cup Series, including a runner up finish in 2011 when he came up inches short to Clint Bowyer.
The Talladega Experience is designed for the FAN, with the ultimate goal of providing each guest with a world-class experience and memories to last a lifetime. The package, which must be accompanied by a Frontstretch Grandstand or Tower ticket, is $145 and can be purchased by calling 877-Go2-DEGA or visiting www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.