Earnhardt, Jr., Stewart and Other NEXTEL Cup Series Drivers Enter Aaron's 312 Busch Series Race

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. along with at least 20 other NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers, including Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick, are expected to compete in both the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series and the Aaron's 499 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series events next weekend, April 27 - 29 at Talladega Superspeedway, track President Grant Lynch announced today.

"Preliminary entry lists show numerous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers have already entered the Busch race and that added star-power is certain to enhance our already action packed weekend of racing," Lynch said. "Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR's Most Competitive Track and the interest shown from these drivers only solidifies the respect this track has earned over the years."

In addition to Earnhardt, Jr., Stewart and Harvick, others planning to qualify for the Aaron's 312 include Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo Montoya, David Gilliland, Jamie McMurray, Bobby Labonte, Casey Mears, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Martin Truex, Jr., Reed Sorenson, J. J. Yeley, Clint Bowyer, Regan Smith, David Ragan, Kasey Kahne, Dave Blaney, Ward Burton and David Reutimann. Of the drivers mentioned above, Carl Edwards, David Ragan, David Reutimann and J.J. Yeley have committed to running both series.

"Our fans will see the biggest names in racing on track all weekend long and that certainly adds value to the event for our fans," Lynch said. "With two-day tickets starting at $60 for Saturday and Sunday's events, you don't want to miss this exciting double-header NASCAR weekend."

Martin Truex, Jr. is the defending champion after winning this event for three consecutive years and out of the past 15 races, all but three of the dozen different Aaron's 312 winners competed in the Sunday NEXTEL Cup Series race (with exceptions being Mike McLaughlin in 2001, Jason Keller in 2002 and Martin Truex, Jr. in 2004).
Talladega Superspeedway welcomes fans back for another year of the most competitive racing on the NASCAR circuit! Get your tickets now for Aaron's Dream Weekend, set for April 27 - 29, 2007, featuring the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series and Aaron's 499 NEXTEL Cup Series races. Friday, April 27 will feature The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series. Saturday, April 28 will feature The Birmingham News Sunday, April 29, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers will compete in the Aaron's 499, the ninth race of the season. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA (462-3342) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, or by logging onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). You may also purchase tickets in person at Talladega Superspeedway's Ticket Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.

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