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Talladega Superspeedway announced today that admissions are AVAILABLE NOW to the new, much anticipated Talladega Garage Experience, where fans will be immersed into the sport of NASCAR like never before when it debuts at the 2.66-mile venue in October upon the completion of Transformation – The Talladega Infield Project presented by Graybar.
Fans can simply call 1-877-Go2-DEGA to reserve their passes into the one-of-a-kind, ultimate Talladega Garage Experience, which will deliver extraordinary access and activities. The track also released a new, colorful, educational “flythrough” video and artwork that showcases what fans can come to expect. To see both, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.
Set to open Oct. 11-13 as part of Talladega Superspeedway’s 50th anniversary during the 1000Bulbs.com 500 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and the Sugarlands Shine 250 for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series (NGOTS), the Talladega Garage Experience will feature:
- Access inside all of the MENCS garages via an “up-close” fan viewing walkway – It’s like getting in the locker room on game day as fans will be under the same roof, just feet away from the teams and cars of NASCAR’s premier series as they are prepped for the track.
- Open Air Social Club – The 35,000-square-foot venue is just steps away from each of the top 22 MENCS garage stalls and will feature a bar, a large 41-foot diagonal video screen, lounge chairs, tables, televisions and more.
- Celebration Plaza – Be a part of the Gatorade Victory Lane celebration once the winner of each race takes the checkered flag.
- Iron Alley – After entering the Talladega Garage Experience, take a stroll down memory lane, filled with iconic track facts, historic race cars and memorabilia.
- Social Areas – Watch Zone with a magnificent 40x80 foot video board, a Kids Zone and a Beer Garden. A total of 140,000 square feet of engagement areas with plenty of seating for relaxation.
- Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi access available only in the Talladega Garage Experience.
- Other enhancements such as Concession Stands, Restroom Complexes, Guest Services Center and fan First Aid Facility are throughout the Talladega Garage Experience.
Advance-priced admissions for adults for Sunday in the Talladega Garage Experience are just $89. There are also special advance-priced offers for the Talladega Garage Experience for children 12 and under ($39 for Sunday), military members and first responders ($60 for Sunday). Full weekend options are available as well. Each Talladega Garage Experience pass must accompany a grandstand or infield admission ticket for that day’s on-track event. To see all pricing options, log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.
To guarantee their admissions, fans are encouraged to call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. An additional area located in the Talladega Garage Experience is the two-level Pit Road Club, and those tickets are sold separately.
The approximately $50 million Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project presented by Graybar is part of International Speedway Corporation’s (Talladega’s parent company) long-term capital allocation plan and reinvestment into its major motorsports complexes. A new oversized, 2-lane Turn 3 vehicle tunnel, as well as the new Finish Line Premium RV area (full hookups) and Infield Shower Trailers, will be in place for the upcoming tripleheader weekend, featuring the GEICO 500, April 26-28. Information on new RV spaces located inside the Alabama Gang Superstretch that will be in place for October is forthcoming.
Once again this year of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway is set to happen when the Second Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic takes place on Saturday, April 6. The starting time is set for 7PM.
The race, a 50-lapper on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval, will feature the Small Block Modifieds going up against Big Block Modifieds with the winner walking off with at least $7,500 out of a purse for the day’s racing that reaches almost $50,000.
Many racers like the fact that the race is paying $7,500 to win. And they like that every racer that makes the main event will go home with at least $1,000. However all that is secondary to them as they welcome the opportunity to again have the opportunity to win a race run in memory of a man they had so much respect for. The beautiful specially created trophy that goes to the winner will be treasured by the winner as well as just about any other driver that takes part in the big event and is able to win.
The Rogers Memorial is expected to attract quite a few outsiders as they seek the big bucks for the win and the prestige of winning the Classic named in memory of the late track owner. But of course the weekly regulars are expected to include 2018 track champion Mike Gular, 10-time track champion Craig Von Dohren, past champions Jeff Strunk and Duane Howard, 2018 track Sportsman champion Louden Reimert, Doug Manmiller, Ray Swinehart, and many others.
Also attracting a lot of attention will be a strong field of the popular Sportsman stock cars making up the second part of this special doubleheader event. The winner of this event walks off with $750 and each driver to make the starting field will earn $125.
Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do that by telephoning or texting Tina Rogers at 484.256.4375.
For the second year in a row adult admission will be $28 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under six are admitted FREE. Pit fee is $35. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 13th.
The very next Saturday, April 13th, if not needed as a rain date for the Rogers Memorial, the first of the weekly series of NASCAR sanctioned chase for the championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday night attraction throughout the season along with some special added attractions. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.
And on Sunday, March 23, the first of a series of doubleheader shows featuring the Outlaw Enduros and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers will be presented starting at 1 p.m.
When the racing ends each Saturday night fans are invited to head back to the pit area to see the race cars up close, take pictures and collect autographs.
Grandview Speedway is known for their excellent well-stocked concession areas and there is a great novelty stand that offers souvenirs, t-shirts, hats and more along with copies of the latest edition of the track magazine, The Inside Groove.
The one-third-mile, banked clay track, offering clear views of all the action from each seat, is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For up-to-date information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or Facebook. The track office telephone number is 610.754.7688.
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ISM Raceway is proud to continue its tradition of a pre-race flyover courtesy of Luke Air Force Base at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 on Sunday, March 10.
Sunday’s flyover will feature two F-35 combat jets from the nearby Luke Air Force Base 61st Fighter Squadron. The jets will be flying over ISM Raceway at the end of “The Star Spangled Banner” performed by 2018 winner of “The Voice” Chevel Shepherd during pre-race ceremonies.
“We’re deeply honored to have the 61st Fighter Squadron perform the flyover prior to Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500,” said Julie Giese, ISM Raceway president. “The sight and sound of the F-35’s, which are based in our backyard at the prestigious Luke Air Force Base, will truly provide an exhilarating and memorable moment for everyone in attendance and the millions watching on FOX.”
The 61st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Top Dogs,” were the first F-35 squadron in the United States Air Force. The 61st fly F-35A aircraft to train instructor pilots and initial qualification pilots for Air Combat Command assignments. Luke Air Force Base has the largest F-35 wing in the world and houses 70% of the world’s F-35 pilots.
Tickets and INfield access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 weekend March 8, 9 and 10, are available online at ISMRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223), or in person at the ISM Raceway ticket office.
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Micro Wrestling Federation, Winston Cup Mobile Museum, Del Rods Car Club coming to FanZone during May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend08 Mar 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
On the heels of Dover International Speedway’s announcement last month about free Harlem Globetrotters performances, the Micro Wrestling Federation will also perform multiple free shows in the FanZone on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, as part of the Monster Mile’s 50th anniversary celebration, track officials said today.
It’s just one of many attractions coming to the Monster Mile during the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend, including a 100-plus vehicle Hot Rod and Collector Car Show presented by the Del Rods Car Club, the Winston Cup Mobile Museum, Industrial Rhythm performances, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Monster Truck rides, and more.
The Micro Wrestling Federation has been drawing fans across the nation for almost 20 years for its shows featuring high-flying action, body slams and leaps from the top rope. Formed in 2000, the Micro Wrestling Federation features an entire cast of athletes and performers under 5 feet tall.
“During our 50th anniversary celebration, the entertainment options in our FanZone will be bigger and better than ever,” said Dover International Speedway President and CEO Mike Tatoian. “Before the green flag drops on the excitement on the track, fans will have the chance to enjoy plenty of free entertainment outside the grandstands.”
Other fan activities coming during the Monster Mile’s May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend include:
- Harlem Globetrotters (previously announced): The legendary basketball team that wows fans of all ages with its ball skills, trick shots, comedy and more, will hold multiple free performances on May 5.
First organized in 1926, the Globetrotters perform over 400 shows around the world each year with its distinctive red, white and blue uniforms. The exhibition team is known for its colorful personalities, audience interaction and supreme basketball skills.
- Winston Cup Mobile Museum: Features classic race cars, artifacts, photos and mementos from more than 30 years of NASCAR history. Winston (R.J. Reynolds) was the primary sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series from 1971 through 2003. Cars on display will include Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 8 Chevrolet from his rookie season, a No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr., a No. 43 Pontiac driven by Richard Petty, a No. 24 Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon and a No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Terry Labonte.
- Del Rods Car Club: The Delaware-based organization will bring hot rod and collector cars to the eight-acre FanZone. The vehicles will be on display on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 and trophies will be awarded for the “Best in Show” car each day.
“The Del Rods Car Club would like to thank Dover International Speedway for allowing us this opportunity to be a part of their 50th anniversary celebration,” said Del Rods Car Club President Rich Selg Sr.
- Industrial Rhythm: The New York-based dance and percussion group’s shows deliver high-energy music and choreography through its use of regular items such as buckets, keyboards, trash cans and briefcases to create a unique sound.
- Bear Hollow Wood Carvers: Skilled chainsaw artists create one-of-a-kind sculptures, both small and large. The unique creations will then be auctioned off throughout the weekend.
- Monster Truck Rides: Before the green flag flies inside the track, get the thrill of rolling around the FanZone in a real monster truck.
- Expanded Monster Mile Youth Nation: Designed for NASCAR fans age 12 and under, this free area is filled with fun and games for the next generation of fans to explore and enjoy on race weekend.
Tickets for children under 12 are free for Friday and Saturday races and start at just $10 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on Sunday.
The May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend includes the “JEGS 200” NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, May 3, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 4 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 5.
The Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 4, the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Oct. 6, 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race will be the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in track history. Dover International Speedway will be the 10th track in the nation to host 100 NASCAR Cup Series races.
Keep up to date on all 50th Anniversary announcements and schedules by calling (800) 441-RACE or visiting DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with all track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.
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Two veteran Ford drivers have announced that they will be a part of the Pre Race Experience at Martinsville Speedway ahead of the STP 500 on March 24.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., of Roush-Fenway Racing, and Paul Menard, of Wood Brothers Racing, will bring their expertise to the Pre Race stage as they participate in a moderated question and answer session exclusive to Pre Race Experience pass holders on the frontstretch.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is one of the most exciting wheel-men to watch in today’s NASCAR, while Paul Menard drives one of the most iconic cars that we get the pleasure of hosting,” Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Both drivers will offer fans some unique insight on racing at Martinsville and driving for legendary teams.
“While fans come for the racing, we want the day to be an experience and by giving them the opportunity to hear from two drivers who are with two of the top organizations in the sport, we are doing just that.”
The pair join Erik Jones, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Preece as drivers that will take part in moderated question-and-answer sessions.
Additional NASCAR personalities joining the Pre Race Experience will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Pre Race Experience gives fans the chance to watch driver introductions from the track, along with a morning full of fun and excitement on the frontstretch.
In addition to the emceed question-and-answer sessions, the Pre Race Experience offers fans the opportunity to walk the frontstretch on race morning, sign the start/finish line, and enjoy music, games and prizes.
The cost of the Pre Race Experience is $30 for adults and $15 for youth 17-and-under.
The driver question-and-answer sessions, music, games and prizes will be held on the frontstretch beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will remain open until the conclusion of driver introductions.
Admission to the Pre Race Experience does not include a ticket for the STP 500.
The STP 500 weekend presented by WhosYourDriver.org is March 22-24.
The weekend starts with a practice day for the truck series on Friday, followed by a truck series autograph session and the Hauler Parade.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is in action with a 250 lap race. Following the race the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will qualify for Sunday’s STP 500.
Sunday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is in action with the running of the STP 500. The race is the first short-track race of the season and the first race back on the East Coast after the Series’ “West Coast Swing.”
Advance ticket prices for the STP 500 begin at $47 with youth tickets for fans 17-and-under just $25 regardless of location. Youth 17-and-under are admitted free to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 lap race on Saturday. Friday’s practice day is free to everyone.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.
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The race known for making superstars into legends will feature one of music’s rising-star performers, as platinum recording artists AJR will headline the pre-race festivities for the 35th running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
AJR – a multi-instrumentalist indie pop band based in New York – is comprised of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, who have written and produced hit songs including "Weak", "I'm Ready", “Burn the House Down” and "Sober Up". The group combines elements of multiple genres, including pop, doo-wop and electronic music to offer a truly unique musical experience for fans gearing up for the biggest all-star event in sports.
The 60-minute concert, located at the speedway’s “party island” near the Fan Zone outside Turn 1, will take place at approximately 2 p.m. on race day. The show headlines pre-race action for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race: a no-holds-barred, non-points dash for $1 million cash among luminaries including Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott. With a new rules package offering closer, wheel-to-wheel battles throughout the field, only one driver can escape with the victory – but each fan will feel like a winner.
“We’re thrilled to showcase such a talented group in AJR before the stars shine on NASCAR’s biggest names,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “There’s really something for everyone on All-Star weekend at America’s Home for Racing.”
Weekend passes to the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race – which can include pit passes with access to the Pit Party and driver introductions – start at just $79 for adults. Kids 13 and under get in for just $10 with a paying adult. For tickets to all of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s events, including the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.
Keep track of all of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s attractions and events 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.
Michigan International Speedway recently named C. Ryan Shelton the Vice President of Business Operations. He has been named to the position effective April 16.
“We are excited to add Ryan to our team at Michigan International Speedway,” MIS President Rick Brenner said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to creating memorable experiences for our fans and partners.”
Shelton brings more than 10 years of experience working in the sports and entertainment industry. He comes to Michigan International Speedway after most recently working for the Salem Red Sox, the class A-Advanced Carolina League team for the Boston Red Sox. Shelton served as the president/general manager of the team beginning in 2015 after originally join the team in 2013 as the vice president of ticket sales and service.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Michigan International Speedway to carry on the tradition of excellence,” Shelton said. “The vision set forth by the team to create those of one-of-a-kind experiences for fans and partners made it an easy decision. I am looking forward to delivering on those exceptional experiences for our guests.”
During his time at Salem, Shelton oversaw increased season ticket revenue and sponsorship for five consecutive seasons. He was named the 2015 Calvin Falwell Award winner as the Carolina League Executive of the year.
Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shelton spent three seasons with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. He was instrumental in the team enjoying three consecutive seasons of new season ticket revenue growth. He guided the two best group sales seasons in club history.
Shelton started his career in sports with the Florida Marlins. Shelton has also worked with the Augusta Lynx of the East Coast Hockey League and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.
Shelton brings a wealth of knowledge in both sales and marketing to Michigan International Speedway. He looks to use his experience in sales, marketing, collaborative development and new product adoption to create a week-long event for fans and partners at MIS.
Tickets and campsites for two great weekends of racing at Michigan International Speedway are on sale. Don’t miss your chance to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite for all the non-stop racing action and the week-long entertainment at NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track in 2019.
It has never been easier to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite at Michigan International Speedway in 2019. Fans can visit www.mispeedway.com or call 888-905-7223 to get the best deals. Grandstand tickets start at $39 and week-long camping starts at $135.
Michigan International Speedway will continue to be a premier racing facility in 2019 when it hosts a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. NASCAR’s most entertaining track will host the Monster Energy Series on June 9 and Aug. 11.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 is on June 9. The series will return on Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400.
The XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 is June 8 while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled for Aug. 10.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It has been the love of NASCAR racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike for 50 years.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see heart pounding 800-horsepower,1600-pound pavement sprint cars take on Memphis International Raceway (MIR) Saturday, March 23 for the Memphis 100 as the stars of the iconic United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series open their 49th year on the paved ¾-mile oval.
MIR announce that World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell from Bartlett, Tenn., is the Grand Marshal for the event. Swindell raced at Memphis International Raceway in 2004 when the USAC Silver Crown Series last raced at the facility.
More than 25 teams including defending champion Kody Swanson, Aaron Pierce, Bobby Santos III, Eric Gordon, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr., are expected to compete making the Memphis 100 a must-see event on the schedule.
Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn., will be the Grand Marshal for Memphis 100 Ticket prices start at $25 for general admission tickets. Special add-ons include a single day pit pass for $40 and a two-day pit pass for $70.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday March 23 with two rounds of practice starting at 10:00 a.m. The green flag for USAC Silver Crown Series Memphis 100 is 2:20 p.m.
For more information about Memphis International Raceway visit RaceMIR.com or call 901-WOW-RACE (901-969-7223).
Many of the most heroic tales of racing excellence from The Last Great Colosseum don’t involve post-race burnouts, grabbing the checkered flag or hat dances in Victory Lane.
Some of those fabled epics leave would-be champions fuming in a heaping, steaming pile of crumpled metal dreaming of what might have been. Such is life for a NASCAR driver at iconic Bristol Motor Speedway, The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.
Consider Kyle Busch’s Herculean effort last August during America’s Night Race. After being caught up in a twenty-car pileup on the second lap, Busch managed to rally from four laps down at the controls of his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing machine and began marching to the front. Fans were hanging on every lap as Busch magically weaved in and out of traffic, skillfully working his way from last place back into contention. It was a Bristol story that nearly became legend.
But just as the most unimaginable comeback ever was about to unfold and add another chapter to Busch’s remarkable legacy at BMS, a tire shredded at the worse possible moment, sending his car out of control and crashing out of the race. He was but a few laps short of claiming Cup win No. 8 on the all-concrete high banks.
"The M&Ms Camry was fast, being able to drive up through the field like that with the car torn up, beat up and wrecked and everything else, it was still fast,” Busch said after the race. “We had a shot to win the race there, but I got to racing three-wide with guys and couldn't get clear of them and kept getting boxed in by the 11 (Denny Hamlin). Every straightaway I was boxed in and side-by-side, and was stuck and mired in there. We should have never even been in that spot with how banged up the race car was. We probably finished where we should have. We had a shot anyway."
There are many stories just like that one throughout history that have unfolded inside NASCAR’s toughest bullring. No doubt there could be another one just like it during the upcoming Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Busch, the race’s defending winner, will be one of the favorites when the green flag drops on Sunday, April 7.
Busch is the winningest driver in BMS history with 21 career victories spread out across NASCAR’s top three series. On two occasions at Bristol he has swept all three series races on a single weekend (Aug. 2010 and Aug. 2017), a feat no other driver has ever accomplished in NASCAR history.
After grabbing Xfinity and Truck wins last weekend in Las Vegas, his surging total of 197 career victories stands as a monumental feat and he may very well be past the 200 mark once he arrives in Tennessee to try and add to his total here.
He says he loves racing at Bristol and the track layout takes him back to his roots, racing short tracks across Nevada.
“We grew up at the Bullring (in Las Vegas) and (tracks) like that,” says Busch, who used a late race Bristol Bump-n-Run to get past Kyle Larson and take the 2018 Food City 500 victory. “They aren’t as banked as Bristol is, but I love going and racing at Winchester (Indiana) and at Slinger (Wisconsin), Salem (Indiana). Those are all really high-banked race tracks that are a half-mile in distance, or a quarter.
“They’re really fun to race around and you kind of get a great feel for racing in a bowl. You go down the straightaway, and you slam it into the corners, and you mash the gas, and you kind of sling right back out of the corners. It’s a lot of fun to do that. It’s kind of an art. Some guys are really good at it, and some find a knack that makes them really good at it and makes it seem easy.”
While Kyle won the Food City 500 last year, his older brother Kurt was able to keep it all in the family and snag the win at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. All of the mayhem that ensued in that race, including Kyle’s determined run from several laps down, gave that race the No. 1 ranking on Jeff Gluck’s “Was it a Good Race?” fan poll.
The victory added to Kurt’s long list of successes at BMS, which was his sixth Cup victory at a track that he proclaimed as “The Holy Grail of Short Tracks.”
Kurt, who is now driving the No. 1 Chevy for Chip Ganassi Racing, says as brutal as Bristol can be, it still requires a driver with a good feel for how to finesse the car when necessary.
“The biggest key is knowing when to run hard and when not to run hard,” Kurt said last August. “If you try to run hard every single lap, you’re not going to make it. There are certain points in the race when you run hard, and there are certain points when you’re not necessarily cruising, but just trying to maintain the right pace. You go hard, and then you save a little bit and then you go hard again because you saved a little bit. It’s a matter of applying it at the right time.”
In four weeks, NASCAR fans will have their first chance to witness short track racing at its best and see the top NASCAR stars such as the Busch brothers, Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in action during the April 5-7 Food City 500 weekend. In addition to Sunday’s Food City 500, the event also will showcase a Saturday doubleheader with the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Zombie Auto 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. On Friday, the Cup Series stars will try to break the BMS track record of 131.668 mph (Denny Hamlin, Aug. 2016) as they qualify during Bush’s Beans Pole Day. Friday afternoon’s Food City Family Race Night, held at the track, is the longest running fan event on the NASCAR circuit.
During the Food City 500 weekend you’ll definitely want to take advantage of so many activities to make a complete weekend of family fun, including great video entertainment provided by Colossus TV, the world’s largest center-hung video screen, premium VIP experiences like the Chairman’s Experience, tailgating, on-site camping, concerts, great food and beverages in the concession stands throughout the property, and so much more.
And for families who want to bring the entire clan, Bristol Motor Speedway officials are making it easier than ever for kids to have an awesome experience. You’ll also want to check out BMS’ new teen and college ticket pricing programs as well. Kids’ tickets (12 and under) are free and adult tickets are $10 for Friday’s (April 5) Bush’s Beans Pole Day. On Saturday (April 6), kids’ tickets are free and adult tickets start at $30 for the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Zombie Auto 150 NASCAR K&N Series event. On Sunday (April 7) adult tickets start at $50 for the Food City 500 and kids’ tickets are $10. For all races, each child must have a physical ticket in hand to enter the gates. The Bristol Motor Speedway ticket office is the only authorized location that can produce the free kids’ tickets.
To purchase tickets to the Food City 500, please call 423-BRISTOL or buy them online at www.BRISTOLTIX.com. For a limited time, tickets can also be purchased directly from any neighborhood Food City store.
Limited Quantity Available for Talladega Superspeedway’s VIP Experiences for Springtime Tripleheader Weekend, April 26-2807 Mar 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Fans can have the VIP experience of a lifetime during Talladega Superspeedway’s 50th anniversary celebration! But, they are encouraged to act fast as limited spots remain for the historic venue’s popular Sunday VIP Experience and Unrestricted Weekend VIP Package – opportunities that provide fans exclusive access and amenities during the upcoming spring tripleheader weekend, April 26-28.
The Sunday VIP Experience ($399) provides fans the opportunity to witness behind-the-scenes events prior to the GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 28. Included in the unmatched experience is a guided tour from former driver and Motor Racing Network (MRN) Pit Reporter Glenn Jarrett. Jarrett will lead fans on a personal, guided tour of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Garage, the MRN broadcast hauler and pit road, all while fans listen in via a Racing Electronics headset.
Additional perks of the Sunday VIP Experience include VIP parking behind the Tri-Oval Tower, a hot lap in a Grand Marshal car, a photo opportunity in Gatorade Victory Lane, and access to a reserved area near the front of the stage for GEICO 500 Driver Introductions.
The Unrestricted Weekend VIP Package ($599) provides exclusive, up-close and personal access to garages, pits and other exciting happenings throughout the entire race weekend at the 2.66-mile track. Other benefits include access to Friday night’s “Big One on the Blvd”, VIP access to the traditional Saturday Night Infield concert, reserved area by the Red Carpet to the Drivers Meeting entrance, a hot lap in a Grand Marshal car, weekend parking passes (both inside and outside the venue), and much more. Fans must be 19 years old and up to participate.
Both packages must be purchased in addition to a GEICO 500 ticket. The incredible motorsports weekend also features the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series (April 26) and the MoneyLion 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (April 27).
For more information on the VIP Experiences or general ticket information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).
Construction efforts at Talladega are also moving along for Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project presented by Graybar. The new Turn 3 Oversized Vehicle Tunnel, as well as the new Finish Line Premium RV area (includes full hookups) and new Infield Shower Trailers, are scheduled for completion in time for the much-anticipated weekend. The culmination of the project will occur in October with a one-of-a-kind Talladega Garage Experience, which will feature “up-close” access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.
Atlanta Motor Speedway, in conjunction with Henry County and Associates Group Insurance, is collecting supplies to help people impacted by recent tornadoes in South Georgia.
The Speedway is among several locations in Henry County accepting donated items. All supplies are requested to be new and items needed include: toiletries, non-perishable items, diapers & wipes and cleaning supplies.
Supplies will be collected at Atlanta Motor Speedway between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. near the Security Command Post at the main entrance to the Speedway through March 11. Donations are also being accepted at the Henry County Administration Building, the Sheriff’s Office, the Public Safety Building, and all Henry County Fire Departments between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is located at 1500 Tara Place in Hampton just off GA Highway 19/41. The Henry County Administration Building is located at 140 Henry County Pkwy in McDonough; The Sheriff’s Office is located at 120 Henry Pkwy in McDonough; and the Public Safety Building is located at 110 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy in McDonough.