DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Feb. 14, 2009) – After rolling back ticket prices from $99 to $55 as well as creating unique ticket packages and new concession offers – all in an effort to make NASCAR racing more affordable to the fans – the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday will again be played out in front of a capacity crowd and millions more around the world on FOX and MRN Radio.
While grandstand seats are no longer available, fans can still purchase infield tickets for “The Great American Race,” which will go green at 3:30 p.m. In addition to infield tickets, fans can still experience the festivities surrounding the Daytona 500 with Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access or tickets to the Daytona 500 After Party or ConAgra Champion’s Breakfast at the Daytona 500 Experience.
“NASCAR fans remain the most loyal and passionate in sports and we’re proud to host a full house for this year’s Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “These are tough and challenging times but the fans have responded overwhelmingly. We appreciate their support and look forward to hosting another history-making event that showcases the excitement and pageantry of ‘The Great American Race’.”
Fans that have purchased their tickets for the Daytona 500 will witness the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battle for 200 laps, 500 miles for the most sought-after trophy in racing – the Harley J. Earl. In addition, Grammy Award winner and country music star Keith Urban will perform in the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, the heart-pumping, one-of-a-kind pre-race prelude to the NASCAR’s season-opening event.
For information on tickets for any Daytona International Speedway events, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
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