DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2008) – Daytona International Speedway officials announced that all grandstand seats for the historic 50th Running of the 2008 Daytona 500 have been sold.
While all grandstand seats are sold out, fans can still purchase infield tickets for “The Great American Race”, scheduled for Feb. 17. In addition to infield tickets, fans can still experience the festivities of other exciting events surrounding the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 by purchasing tickets to other exciting DIRECTV Speedweeks events including:
9 30th Annual Budweiser Shootout
14 50th Gatorade Duel At Daytona
15 9th annual Chevy Silverado 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race
Fans still looking for Daytona 500 tickets should visit StubHub.com, the Preferred Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of the 50th Running of the Daytona 500.
Fans lucky enough to have purchased their tickets for the event will see Brooks & Dunn, the most awarded duo in country music history with more than 80 industry awards including 20 Country Music Association Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards highlight the highly acclaimed Sprint Pre-Race Show – the heart-pumping, one-of-a-kind pre-race prelude to a sold-out crowd at the most anticipated event in racing history – the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500. Chubby Checker, Kool & the Gang and Michael McDonald will also perform.
In addition, seven-time Daytona 500 Champion Richard Petty will serve as the Honorary Starter and the Thunderbirds will perform the fly-over prior to the historic event.
Recording its earliest sellout of the event in modern history, Speedway President Robin Braig said, “The anticipation of the 50th running of the Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – has been at a fever-pitch level throughout the year. Although there are no grandstand seats left for ‘The Great American Race’, there are still tickets left for the other exciting Speedweeks events throughout DIRECTV Speedweeks.”
Tickets for these and all events at historic Daytona International Speedway can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or by visiting www.racetickets.com