DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race fans can purchase tickets for the popular Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.

The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take to the legendary 2.5-mile tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway for three days of testing on Thursday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 14.

The Preseason Thunder Fan Fest sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 and Friday, Jan. 13 and include autograph sessions, driver question and answer sessions, show cars and displays, music and a photo opportunity with the 2012 Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 trophy. In addition, fans can ride the high banks under the lights by purchasing a Richard Petty Driving Experience ride along.

Tickets for Daytona Preseason Thunder Fan Fest are $20 and available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at Children 12 and under will receive free admission.

Advanced reservations are available (limited availability) for the autograph sessions with participating 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Additional driver autograph sessions will be held on both days with wristbands available the day of the event.

Scheduled to appear on Thursday, Jan. 12 in the 5 p.m. session are 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Jeff Burton, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin, David Ragan, Kasey Kahne and Danica Patrick. In the 7 p.m. session, drivers scheduled to appear include Kyle Busch, Regan Smith, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr., Bobby Labonte, Clint Bowyer, AJ Allmendinger and Brian Vickers.

On Friday, Jan. 13, drivers appearing in the 5 p.m. session are Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne.

The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the tune-up session for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series teams in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, is set for Jan. 6-8. Tickets are $15 daily for the Roar Before The Rolex 24, which will include activities such as driver fan forums, tech talks, pit stop demonstrations and a photo opportunity with the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona trophy. 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona ticketholders and children 12 and under will receive free admission.

Tickets for both the Daytona Preseason Thunder Fan Fests and the Roar Before The Rolex 24 are available online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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