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The Carlos Vieira Foundation and their Race 2B Drug Free Campaign have joined forces with the Madera Speedway to support the MAVTV-televised Nut Up Pro Late Model Series.  An additional $75,000 will be up for grabs during the Race 2B Drug Free BIG 3 on March 14, July 25, and October 3.
 
Both the season opener on March 14 and the Summer Speedfest on July 25 will pay $5,000 to win with $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third.  The Short Track Shootout finale on October 3 pays $10,000 to win, $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third.  Each night’s B Main event will also see exciting purse increases, with $1,500 to win followed by $750 for second and $500 for third. 
 
Drivers in the BIG 3 will be competing for a special point fund with $5,000 for the champion, $2,500 for second, and $1,000 for third.
 
A $10,000 bonus has been offered if any driver can sweep all three races. A $10,000 “Triple Main Challenge” will be offered for the fast-time qualifier.  If that driver can win the C Main, B Main, and feature all from the rear of the field they will win the bonus. An additional $5,000 bonus will be awarded if a driver can sweep all three fast-time awards.  $5,000 bonuses have also been posted for finishing in the top-three in all three races, leading the most laps in all three BIG 3 races, and a bonus for winning all three B Mains.
 
“I love the sport of racing and I believe that this sport is a great way to help in deterring some kids and adults from going down the wrong path in their life. Through our foundation and our Race 2B Drug Free Campaign, we are continually supporting ways to help kids stay away from drugs,” Carlos Vieira said.
 
The Race 2B Drug Free sponsors motivational speakers to visit schools, speaking first-hand about the consequences associated with experimenting with drugs. The foundation also helps by providing a safe place for kids to go after school.  Carlos Vieira Foundation sponsors a free, afterschool boxing and Jujitsu program where kids can positively release aggression and self-threatening behavior. They help youth replace it with learning discipline, camaraderie, and self-wellness.
 
“By sponsoring the BIG 3 Race Series, we are hoping to support a successful event in which kids and adults can look forward to the sport of racing, which is thrilling and exhilarating but does not involve being out in the streets and getting in trouble,” Vieira said.
 
“We are passionate about youth in our community and partnering with the Carlos Vieira Foundation to gain more awareness for the Race 2B Drug Free campaign is a great way to bring more people to the Madera Speedway that would otherwise not gain exposure to our sport,” Promoter Kenny Shepherd said.  “I also see this as a great opportunity for us to use the platform we have with the speedway and our MAVTV show to raise awareness for the campaign. We came up with the three-race series that will create record amounts of prize money available for the drivers while at the same time promoting a great cause.”
 
All nine races for the Nut Up Pro Late Models are televised on MAVTV as well as the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series.  $2,000 will be offered to the Pro Late Model winner on April 4, April 28, May 23, June 27, August 22, and September 19 in addition to the Race 2B Drug Free BIG 3 events.
 
For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on Nut Up Industries please visit www.nutupindustries.com and for more information about 51FIFTY visit www.51fiftyltm.com The Carlos Vieira Foundation is online at www.carlosvieirafoundation.org
 
Madera Speedway is presented by major partners Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.  Contingency sponsors include Five Star Bodies, Maita Motorsports, McCallister Precision Marketing, and StopTech Brakes.
 
Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week.  The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app.  The seventh round of the 2019 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series airs on December 5th!

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For much of the past eight months or so, a bologna burger has been the food of choice for many South Boston Speedway competitors, but Thursday, with engines and wrenches quiet, turkey will be the main course.

And giving thanks will be the order of the day.

“I’ll be at home with my family enjoying the day,” South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock champion Peyton Sellers said of his Thanksgiving Day plans. “I’m extremely thankful that I have all of my family and that we’ll all be together.

“I’m thankful we’ve got work. Business is going well. It looks like things are headed in a good direction. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for.”

Thomas Scott is thankful for a solid racing season … third in South Boston’s Late Model Stock standings with 11 top five finishes but he’s grateful for so much more in this season of giving thanks.

“I’m especially thankful for my family and friends,” said Scott. “They have really helped me a lot this year through a stressful racing season as well as a stressful year in my career.”

Scott has a wee bit more to be thankful for this year; he and his fiancé Brittany Wooten will be walking down the aisle soon. “I’m excited to be getting married soon and starting a new chapter in my life,” he said.

Danny Willis Jr. enjoyed a stellar season in his return to the Limited Sportsman Division in 2019 with six wins and 14 top-five finishes leading to his fourth Limited championship at South Boston. He plans to be back at the track in 2020, either in a Limited or a Late Model, but for at least a few days, his mind is far from going in circles.

“I’m thankful for my wonderful family and for them to always be at my side,” said Willis. “I’m thankful for all the great friends we have and I’m thankful for being healthy.”

Veteran Hornets Division driver Kevin Currin wrapped up a third division title in 2019 behind three wins and a dozen top five finishes. That season of fun is far from his mind this week as he gives thanks with his family.

“This Thanksgiving I’m happy for my wife, my son and my family and close friends,” the Chase City driver said. “I’m thankful for a healthy and prosperous year. I’m thankful for our freedoms and our savior Jesus Christ.”

It won’t be long though, before all drivers will be turning their thoughts back to racing at South Boston Speedway. The 2020 South Boston Speedway season begins on March 21 when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits for a 150-lap race. There will also be twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock races that afternoon.

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This holiday season, race fans can give the gift of the “World Center of Racing” with the return of Daytona International Speedway’s annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials.

From the leading events of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the 50th annual DAYTONA Supercross, the Speedway has a number of stocking stuffers that will provide the thrills of racing along with great value.

On Friday, Nov. 29 (Black Friday) and Monday, Dec. 2 (Cyber Monday), the Speedway will offer the following $60 ticket package specials:

  • Rolex 24 At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating and infield access for the 58th anniversary of North America’s most prestigious sports car race on Jan. 25-26, a Rolex 24 event hat, UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access and garage access on Sunday, a savings of 37 percent.
  • The Clash At DAYTONA/DAYTONA 500 Qualifying presented by Kroger: General admission frontstretch seating and $20 in concession vouchers for the Sunday, Feb. 9 NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader, a savings of 20 percent.
  • Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Feb. 13, a savings of 43 percent.
  • NextEra Energy 250: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday night, Feb. 14, a savings of 29 percent.
  • NASCAR Racing Experience 300: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener on Saturday, Feb. 15, a savings of 43 percent.

Kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission frontstretch seating and UNOH Fanzone for the above DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth events.

There are also ticket package specials for fans of Bike Week At DAYTONA and the Coke Zero Sugar 400:

  • 50th annual DAYTONA Supercross: Reserved ticket and Trackside Access, which gets you closer to the action than anywhere else on the circuit, can be purchased for $50 – a savings of 33 percent. The historic Supercross event takes place Saturday, March 7.
  • Coke Zero Sugar 400: Reserved ticket and a Racing Electronics scanner rental for $69, a savings of 28 percent, for the historic first NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 29.

To take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials, guests can call 1-800-PITSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/deals.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

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After getting their fill of Thanksgiving food, race fans can feel the thrill of driving on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s high-banked turns when Black Friday Blowout returns from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday.

In addition to 50-percent discounts on select 2020 All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 tickets in the ticket office, Black Friday Blowout gives race fans the golden opportunity to drive their personal cars on the same iconic track as racing legends like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon – and the only requirement is spending $50 on merchandise or tickets to 2020 NASCAR or NHRA events, or donating $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities. The ticket discount will run through Cyber Monday on Dec. 2.

The Black Friday Blowout will also feature major discounts on souvenir merchandise including men’s and women’s apparel. The gift shop will feature speedway items for as low as $1. Fans will find 1:24 and 1:64-scale diecast cars in the gift shop as well as souvenirs for just $5. The speedway’s Cyber Monday sales continue the string of big savings, PLUS free shipping.

A lunch buffet will be on sale in the Speedway Club to provide shoppers with an unmatched view of the speedway while enjoying exquisite holiday food. Fans interested in taking in a full day at the speedway can also witness the extravagant Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out light show on Friday evening, as well as every night leading up to Christmas Day.

Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out runs from 6-10 p.m. each night, with attractions including a family-friendly Christmas Village, 75-foot Christmas tree, festive carousel and photos with Santa.

TICKETS:
Fans can buy or renew tickets to 2020 events at the speedway by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), visiting the ticket office on Black Friday or visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/.

KEEP TRACK:
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

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Texas Motor Speedway has saved its biggest sale of the year for Black Friday, with a Friday ticket to the 2020 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 weekend just $30 as well as 30-percent off all other tickets for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 29, at 12:00 a.m., race fans will be able to take advantage of substantial savings while being the first to secure their tickets to see Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and more in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Black Friday sale will be the only chance to purchase individual O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 tickets until January 15, 2020.
 
These will be the lowest-priced tickets offered for the March 27 ticket that will include: practice sessions for the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, the first day of The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, and the Gander Truck race.
 
Texas Motor Speedway's Black Friday special offer ends Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm central.
For 2020 season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.
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The NASCAR champions for the 2019 season have been crowned and the grounds crew at Daytona International Speedway, in collaboration with Missouri Turf, is turning the page and preparing for the new season and the 2020 DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16.

On Monday, the process began of planting the grass that will create another eye-catching design in the famed tri-oval for DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth, which is highlighted by the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Cup Series season opener on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The crew of five plants two different types of grass in the tri-oval – perennial rye (dark grass) and annual rye (light grass) – on the most visible piece of real estate at Daytona International Speedway. This process creates the design that fans and television viewers come to expect in February when watching the races at the “World Center of Racing.”

The design in the tri-oval grass was selected by fans through the Speedway’s social channels and the new look will be unveiled in January prior to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA.

Here are some numbers behind the grass in the nearly five-acre tri-oval:

  • 3,350 lbs. of seed, approximately 837 million individual seeds
  • 90 man hours
  • More than 1,000 lbs. of fertilizer
  • Seed will germinate within five to 10 days and grow in within three weeks

Tickets for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 and other DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth events are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest news throughout the year.

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Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces a special offer for friends and family to find the perfect gift for the NASCAR fan on their holiday shopping list with an exclusive offer for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Holiday Offer begins on Black Friday, Nov. 29 at 12:01 a.m. (ET), with fans having the opportunity to purchase a package for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on April 19.

The Holiday Offer provides fans with a ticket to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 race, FanGrounds pass, and exclusive Richmond holiday ornament. The race ticket is located in the Dogwood grandstand located in Turns 1 and 2, sections AA-H, rows 1-10. The Holiday Offer is $94 for adults, and $39 for kids 12 & under. The offer is available while supplies last.

“If fans are looking for the perfect gift for their favorite NASCAR fan, Richmond Raceway has them covered this holiday season,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The gift of the iconic Richmond racing experience is one that is sure to be on any NASCAR fan’s wish list this year. This exclusive Holiday Offer gives fans a great value to see the sights and hear the sounds of the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at America’s Premier Short Track.”

The Weather Protection Program applies to all paid grandstand tickets to NASCAR races at Richmond that are postponed and rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather. Guests can exchange paid grandstand tickets that were not used on a rescheduled race date for a future NASCAR event at any NASCAR owned facility. Guests with an unused grandstand ticket have 60 days to contact the ticket office at the NASCAR-owned facility where the event was postponed. To learn more about the Weather Protection Program, visit richmondraceway.com/weather.

To purchase the exclusive Holiday Offer, fans can visit richmondraceway.com beginning on Nov. 29 at 12:01 a.m. (ET).

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America’s Home for Racing became America’s Home for the Holidays on Friday night, as 4 million Christmas lights brought Charlotte Motor Speedway’s historic 10th edition of Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out show to life in extravagant fashion.

The opening night of Charlotte’s immensely popular drive-through lights show saw a remarkable crowd of attendees drive through the 3.75-mile course in addition to enjoying a spectacular fireworks show and some holiday cheer in the infield Christmas village.

“This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season,” said Greg Walter, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s executive vice president and general manager. “What really energizes us is to hear families talk about the tradition that this event has for them and their families. This is the largest outdoor lights-to-music show in the United States and we’re continuing to grow. Our team is pumped up about what we can bring to our community.”

Chris Matthews drove more than two hours from his home in Laurens, South Carolina, to relish in the opening night’s festivities.

“This is a lot of lights and it really is something to come out and see and enjoy with the family,” Matthews said. “It’s really cool.”

This year’s show – which runs through Jan. 5 but is closed Christmas Day – also includes a festive carousel, a 75-foot Christmas tree, photos with Santa and a series of holiday-themed FOX 46 Movie Nights on the giant, 16,000-foot Speedway TV from Thursday through Sunday of each week.

TICKETS:
Fans can buy tickets to Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or by visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/.

KEEP TRACK:
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

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John Martin, a veteran of five Indianapolis 500 starts and the eighth-place finisher in the rain-shortened 1973 event, died Nov. 20. He was 80.

A gifted mechanic and engineer, who performed much of the work on cars he drove, Martin was active in racing until his death. His most-recent role was working near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at Billy Throckmorton's Grant King racing shop, restoring and preparing a variety of racing engines for vintage car meets, including normally aspirated Offenhausers, turbocharged Drake Offys, Volkswagen midget car engines and an abundance of vintage sprint car powerplants.

Last summer, he drove in Vintage Race of Champions (VROC) Charity Pro-Am race during the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at IMS, a race he competed in every year since the inaugural in 2014.

The Cushing, Oklahoma-born Martin, who lived in Missouri, Wisconsin, California and in the Indianapolis area, made a total of 52 starts in the United States Auto Club National Championship series and under the Championship Auto Racing Teams banner, placing within the top 10 on 17 occasions in Indy car events. His highest showing was a pair of fifth-place finishes, scored in the Ontario 500-mile races of 1973 and 1975.

He attempted to qualify for every Indianapolis 500 between 1971 and 1982 and was successful for five consecutive events between 1972 and 1976. Driving an ex-Peter Revson McLaren fielded by himself, Martin placed eighth in 1973, when the car was called the Unsponsored Special, and 11th in 1974 when it ran as the delightfully named Sea Snack Shrimp Cocktail Special.

Long after he was no longer driving, Martin continued to work on teams in a variety of capacities, including engineer, fabricator and spotter. Far into the night prior to an event, Martin could be seen dressed in an apron and engrossed in a mechanical exercise of some kind.

His early days of driving were as an amateur road racer with the Sports Car Club of America. While living in Wisconsin, he converted a 1963 Corvette Stingray into an A-production racer and won a national title with it in 1965. He also took part in several United States Auto Club stock car races between 1966 and 1969, and contested SCCA's Trans-Am series in 1968 with an AMC Javelin. In 1970, he drove a Surtees in the SCCA Continental series for stock block-powered Formula 5000 cars and placed within the top 10 in eight out of 11 starts.

A great storyteller, the laid-back Martin was blessed with a rich baritone voice which the professionals would describe as a "radio" voice.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, and a married daughter, Kristen De Muth.

Services are pending, but a celebration of life is being planned for some time in December at the Grant King racing shop.

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Tickets for the 2020 NASCAR season at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) will be available to the public on Dec. 1. The iconic Richmond racing experience returns for the 2020 NASCAR season for two action-packed weekends of racing with the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 18-19 and NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 11-12. Tickets will be available to the general public for purchase on Dec. 1.

“The first unofficial holiday of the season is always the day our NASCAR tickets go on sale for the upcoming race year,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “As we look ahead to the 2020 NASCAR season, we look forward to welcoming back our loyal race fans as they share the gift of the iconic Richmond racing experience with family and friends for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and NASCAR Playoffs Race Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track. With the return of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (Gander Trucks) and NTT IndyCar Series ‘under the lights’, the Capital City will once again be one of the top destinations for motorsports fans.”

Richmond will host the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 18-19. NASCAR’s best will compete for a berth in the NASCAR Playoffs in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 19. This will be the eighth consecutive year Richmond has partnered with Toyota for the spring race weekend.

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to America’s Premier Short Track for the ToyotaCare 250 “under the lights” on Saturday, April 18. The race will be the first in the Triple Truck Challenge. This will be the first Gander Trucks race at Richmond since 2005.

For the third consecutive season, the road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship will lead through Richmond “under the lights” on Sept. 11-12. The Action Track will be the second race of the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Richmond will also host the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Regular Season Championship race on Friday, Sept. 11. This will be the 28th consecutive year the fall race weekend is “under the lights” at Richmond.

For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on Saturday, June 27. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27. INDYCAR tickets are available now for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

Fans interested in attending both NASCAR weekends in Richmond can upgrade to become a RICHMOND NATION Season Ticket Holder. RICHMOND NATION presented by Topgolf members receive exclusive perks, such as discounts on tickets and FanGrounds passes and invitations to member-only events. For more information on RICHMOND NATION presented by Topgolf, visit richmondraceway.com/richmondnation.

The FanGrounds, Richmond’s modernized infield, puts fans in the middle of the action by providing an unparalleled fan experience. The FanGrounds pass offers attractions and enhanced amenities for fans including the Markel Entertainment Plaza, M&M’s Neighborhood, Sheetz Neighborhood, Virginia Tourism Visitor Center, Eternal Fan Pedestrian Tunnel and Fan Memories program. It also includes access to the fan-viewing walkway in the garages, immersive Pre-Race Ceremonies presented by va811.com, activities before the race with driver appearances and other interactive programming, and fan-friendly Gatorade Victory Lane, which provides fans the opportunity to be a part of the post-race celebrations. For more information on the FanGrounds, visit richmondraceway.com/fangrounds.

Kids 12 & under receive special discounts on grandstand tickets and FanGrounds passes at Richmond. On NXS and Gander Trucks race nights, kids 12 & under are free in all grandstand sections with a ticketed adult. For Cup races, kids 12 & under are $25 off in every grandstand section. Richmond also offers kids 12 & under a special price for the FanGrounds for single-day admission and race weekend passes. For more information on kids pricing, visit richmondraceway.com/kidstickets.

In appreciation for all that our service members do for our great country, Richmond is proud to offer the Military Appreciation Program. Past and present service members enjoy exclusive discounts on race tickets. Service members also receive a discount on FanGrounds passes with the purchase of a Cup race ticket. Additionally, the first 1,500 military ticketholders will receive complimentary access to the Military Hospitality area located in the Old Dominion Building. The hospitality area consists of food, beverages, entertainment, and appearances by NASCAR celebrities. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com/military.

The party returns in the Chaos Corner Turn 4 Party Deck Powered by Larry’s Hard Lemonade, which is an exclusive experience with tiered viewing, drink rail, and specific benefits to provide the lowest priced ticket at Richmond for Cup races. Tickets are available exclusively for fans 21 years or older. A ticket is a fan’s pass to additional benefits in the party deck. Benefits include exclusive access for rollback concession prices offering between 25% and 50% off of regularly priced menu items, including Larry’s Hard Lemonade. No coolers or outside food and drinks are allowed in the smoke free party deck. Learn more at richmondraceway.com/chaoscorner.

The Weather Protection Program applies to all paid grandstand tickets to NASCAR races at Richmond that are postponed and rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather. Guests can exchange paid grandstand tickets that were not used on a rescheduled race date for a future NASCAR event at a NASCAR-owned facility. Guests with an unused grandstand ticket have 60 days to contact the ticket office at the NASCAR-owned facility where the event was postponed. To learn more about the Weather Protection Program, visit richmondraceway.com/weather.

NASCAR tickets will be available for purchase on Dec. 1 via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com. INDYCAR tickets are available now for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

Stay connected to Richmond Raceway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, and by downloading the Richmond Raceway mobile app for Apple or Android.

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Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen Vacations”), a leading vacation ownership company, was announced today as the entitlement sponsor for the 150-mile qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway, part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth.

The races will be known as the Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, the pair of 150-mile qualifying races will finalize the starting lineup for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500, the prestigious season-opening event for the NASCAR Cup Series.

“The qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500 have been an integral part of Speedweeks since the inaugural ‘Great American Race’ in 1959,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “The qualifiers’ history is rich and now we’re beginning a new chapter of that history, thanks to Bluegreen Vacations.”

“The Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA will continue one of our cherished traditions,” Wile said.

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Bluegreen Vacations markets and sells vacation ownership interests and manages resorts in top leisure and urban destinations.

“Having just been a sponsor of the Bluegreen Vacations 500, a thrilling semi-final race of the 2019 NASCAR season, we are proud to be title sponsor of the highly anticipated kick-off duels for the 2020 season,” said Ahmad M. Wardak, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Bluegreen Vacations. “We are pleased to be a proud supporter of NASCAR and look forward to sharing more of these experiences with our vacation owners.”

In addition to the title sponsorship of the 150-mile qualifying races, Bluegreen Vacations was named earlier this year as the “Official Vacation Ownership Provider of NASCAR.”

Tickets for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500, the Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA and other Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

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