Tickets On Sale This Saturday For UAW-Ford 500 Weekend Offers Prime Seats and Smooth Rides
Fans who have not renewed seats from last fall will have their first chance to purchase prime spots on Saturday, March 10, for the UAW-Ford 500 weekend. As an added incentive, those who purchase tickets by May 28, 2007, in addition to those who have renewed seats by the February deadline, will receive a voucher to experience a racer's view of Talladega Superspeedway. A track ride voucher will allow each qualified account holder to drive his or her own vehicle around the freshly-paved, 2.66-mile tri-oval.
Fans who take advantage of this offer will have a choice of three dates to redeem their track ride voucher; June 30, July 28 or Aug. 25. Each voucher is good for a two-lap ride in one vehicle and as many passengers as there are seatbelts.
Judging by the spectacular weekend witnessed in 2006, this year's UAW-Ford 500 is a must-have ticket. The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 weekend marked the end of one of the most exciting years in track history and was the best-attended fall race weekend to date at the 37-year-old superspeedway. Paving crews had just placed the finishing touches on the track's first new racing surface in 26 years, and prepared to welcome the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the first time. Drivers in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NEXTEL Cup Series showed up ready to put on a good show for the record crowd and more than fulfilled that mission.
On Friday, Oct. 6, eight-time ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel posted his first Talladega Superspeedway win in the Food World 250. Then on Saturday, Oct. 7, fans witnessed the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series take on Talladega for the first time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250, which Mark Martin won from the pole position. Brian Vickers became the ninth driver to score his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career win here when he took the checkered flag in the UAW-Ford 500 on Sunday, Oct. 8. Twenty-three different drivers swapped the lead 63 times that day, the most lead changes fans had witnessed anywhere since the July 1984 race at Talladega which had 68 lead changes.
This year's UAW-Ford 500 event weekend kicks off with ARCA RE/MAX Series action in the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday, Oct. 5. Then on Saturday, Oct. 6, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will return to NASCAR's Most Competitive Track for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 7, when NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams battle for a victory in the UAW-Ford 500, the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.
Tickets for the 2007 UAW-Ford 500 weekend on Oct. 5-7 may be purchased by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA (877-462-3342) or by logging onto www.racetickets.com. More information on reserving a spot in Talladega's overnight parks and reserved infield area is also available online or by calling the Ticket Office.
The 2007 racing season at Talladega Superspeedway kicks off with Aaron's Dream Weekend set for April 27-29, featuring the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series practice and The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series on Friday, April 27, The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, April 28, and the Aaron's 499 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sunday, April 29. 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 are also available online at www.racetickets.com, or in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult on Friday and Saturday of race weekend.