Tickets to witness Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s attempt to place his name, yet again, in the Talladega Superspeedway record book, went on sale Friday, January 15th – at a special value.
Advanced ticket pricing begins tomorrow at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, set for Sunday, May 1, as well as the Talladega 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series event on Saturday, April 30. Earnhardt, Jr. seeks to become the second driver in history to win back-to-back springtime classic GEICO 500s on two occasions.
Options for advanced ticket pricing options for the anticipated weekend include:
• $10 off regular pricing for the GEICO 500 set for 12 Noon CST on Sunday, May 1.
• $5 off regular pricing for the Talladega 300 scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 30.
• Two-day ticket packages for both Saturday and Sunday start at only $50!
• Advanced ticket pricing is available for a limited time.
“Talladega Superspeedway is located in ‘Earnhardt’ country so it will be exciting to see if Dale Jr. can rewrite our record book,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “He can join one of the sports best ever if he can pull it off, and fans have a great opportunity to reserve their seats now at great prices.”
Earnhardt, who held off teammate Jimmie Johnson to capture last year’s GEICO 500, claimed two straight GEICO 500 triumphs in 2002-2003. He can join NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson as the only other driver to win back-to-back GEICO 500s twice. The Silver Fox pulled off the feat in consecutive years from 1972-74.
“Talladega’s always been a race track where Earnhardt’s have had a great support fan base,” said Earnhardt, Jr., who owns six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories at Talladega, four behind his father Dale Earnhardt, Sr. “We have a lot of people that are looking forward to the next race at Talladega and coming to see us, hoping we do well. We appreciate all their loyalty.
“Talladega is a great experience for the fans. It’s just always been a great party, they always have a great race that’s always exciting from the green flag to the checkered. We hope to be a big part of the checkered flag when it drops.”
Many of those fans eager to see another Earnhardt victory at Talladega are children. Kids’ tickets (12-and-under) to the GEICO 500 are $50 off the Regular Adult price.
Anyone holding a Sunday admission ticket for the GEICO 500 will also have access to the traditional Saturday Night Infield Concert, located in the infamous Talladega Superspeedway infield.
The spring weekend kicks off on Friday, April 29 with practice sessions for both the GEICO 500 and Talladega 300 (Joey Logano is the defending champion), as well as the green flag for the traditional International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event. ARCA has been competing at Talladega since 1969.
Talladega Superspeedway offers over 15,000 free camping sites in three conveniently located parks. Free Campgrounds open at 9:00 AM on Monday of race week on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans must show a Sunday GEICO 500 race ticket for entry. All day parking on Talladega Superspeedway property remains free.
For more information on Advanced Price ticket options, which include all grandstand and tower tickets, fan suites, premium box seating packages, the infield Paddock Club, “Unrestricted” VIP Packages and more, simply visit our website www.talladegasuperspeedway.com