Ryan Newman’s signature, right footprint and hand prints now have their place in the history of Daytona International Speedway.
During the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, Newman on Friday, July 4 at 1:30 p.m. will participate in a question and answer session with the race fans inside Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction and then proceed outside where he will have his 3x3 cement block with his signature, hand prints and right foot print placed into the Daytona 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame.
Newman, the winner of the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 earlier this year, put his right foot, autograph and handprints into the cement during his post-race Gatorade Victory Lane celebration.
Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig and Daytona 500 Experience General Manager Kim Isemann will assist Newman in placing the block into Daytona 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame, which is located just outside the “Official Attraction of NASCAR.”
Winning drivers of the Daytona 500 since 1996, the first year of operation for Daytona 500 Experience, have their hands, right foot and signature immortalized in cement in the Daytona 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame.
Daytona 500 champions Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Ward Burton, Michael Waltrip and Kevin Harvick all have had the honor of placing their hands, right foot and signature in the famous wet cement. There is a special plaque in the Daytona 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame honoring the late Dale Earnhardt and his 1998 Daytona 500 victory.
Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola are available online at www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
About Daytona 500 Experience: The Daytona 500 Experience, the official attraction of NASCAR, is a high-energy experience designed to appeal to both hard-core race fans and casual observers. Wall-to-wall activities, challenging thrills and one-of-a-kind sights pack the Ultimate Motorsports Attraction. Included inside the attraction is the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre, the 16-Second Pit Stop Challenge, three different motion simulators and the winning Daytona 500 car.
Tickets for The Daytona 500 Experience, which includes admission to the attraction as well as the Speedway tour, are $24 plus tax for adults, $19 plus tax for seniors 60 and over and children age 6-12. Children under six are free.