Laps For Life
"This is obviously a good cause and we are very pleased that Racing Experience, Inc. has come on board to offer this additional incentive to those who participate," said Talladega Superspeedway Vice President and General Manager Rick Humphrey. "We've got the greatest fans on the circuit, and we hope that those in the area will come out and support us in this endeavor."
Talladega Superspeedway and the American Red Cross will welcome race fans and blood donors to stop by the Goodyear Building located in the track's infield between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 to give the gift of life through blood donation and bone marrow registry.
Talladega Superspeedway Laps For Life: A Blood & Marrow Drive For Alabama is part of a nationwide effort among multiple tracks. The NASCAR Foundation, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Hendrick Marrow Program and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced in June at Michigan International Speedway that it would build upon MIS's annual Spirit of America 500 Blood Drive by providing unique experiences at many different tracks that bring out the goodwill and community pride in all race fans. In addition to giving blood, fans are also encouraged to join the National Marrow Donor Program's Registry of volunteer marrow donors. Every day, thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases that could be treated with a marrow transplant are searching the Registry for a donor.
Other participating tracks and organizations are Michigan International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, California Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Dover International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Hendrick Motorsports.
Talladega Superspeedway will welcome fans back for the UAW-Ford 500 event weekend set for Oct. 6-8, 2006, featuring 1,000 miles of racing in 3 days. The weekend begins with the Food World 250 ARCA RE/MAX Series race on Friday, Oct. 6, followed by the track's inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Talladega Superspeedway & Racing Experience, Inc. Offer Special Incentives For Those Who Pre-register for Sept. 11 Laps For Life: A Blood & Marrow Drive For Alabama Saturday, Oct. 7. Then on Sunday, Oct. 8, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams will compete in the UAW-Ford 500, race four in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge on Friday and Saturday of race weekends in the general admission grandstands at Talladega Superspeedway. To order tickets, call 1-877-Go2-DEGA (1-877-462-3342). For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available online at www.racetickets.com, or in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.