Date Set For 23rd Annual RACE FEVER Night At Talladega Superspeedway

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TALLADEGA, AL. - Race fans…Start your engines!!!  If you are planning to attend the 2008 Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway April 25-27, we have another HOT ticket for you!  Make plans NOW to attend the 23rd Annual Race Fever Night, a barbecue dinner and auction fundraiser for Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, set for Friday evening, April 25th at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.  We are extremely excited about the '08 event because 2008 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and what better way to celebrate than at RACE FEVER!

 

This event has been a sell out for the last several years and track officials urge race fans to purchase a ticket now, or risk missing out on the opportunity to enjoy a delicious barbecue meal and the opportunity to meet their favorite NASCAR drivers as well as the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and experiences. "We are excited about the official kick-off of Race Fever 2008 and look forward to one of the most successful events yet," said Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey.  "It's been gratifying to see this event grow so much since Mr. France began it many years ago, and we are honored to be associated with raising funds for such an honorable organization."

 

Tickets are only $60 per person and include admission to the event, an all-you-can-eat barbecue feast, the chance to meet dozens of NASCAR drivers and an opportunity to bid on remarkable race memorabilia, vacation packages and other items donated by businesses and friends of AIDB. Gathering a group of friends attend provides an opportunity to save, as a complete table for 8 is only $450. Event tickets and sponsorships are available online at www.racefever.org.

 

Race Fever began in 1986, when the late Bill France, Jr., former NASCAR Chairman, organized the first event to benefit children and adults served by AIDB.  The event has come a long way since its beginnings on the football field at the Alabama School for the Deaf when it initially raised $12,000.  This year's event raised over $200,000. Through the continued support and coordination between the

racing community, AIDB and Talladega Superspeedway, Race Fever has grown steadily to raise well in excess of $2.5 million for AIDB Foundation, the designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway.

  

Race Fever 2007 was held on Friday, April 27, with over 1,400 race fans having the opportunity to see their favorite drivers and bid on great items in the two auctions.  This year's live auction items raised over $51,000.  The silent auction, with over 200 items, brought in over $21,000. One of the

highest bids of the evening was for a Golden Fiddle autographed by Charlie Daniels, selling for an amazing $11,000. Also among big ticket items was the opportunity to participate in pre-race driver introductions, during which the winning bidders shook hands with drivers competing in the Aaron's 499 on Sunday of race weekend.

 

Drivers appearing at the 2007 Race Fever were Bobby Allison, A.J. Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Ward Burton, Kurt Busch, Robby Gordon, Jeff Green, Bobby Labonte, Stephen Leicht, Sterling Marlin, Paul Menard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Joe Nemechek, Danny O'Quinn, David Ragan, Kyle Petty, Regan Smith, Reed Sorenson, Brian Vickers, Scott Wimmer and Jon Wood.

 

Race Fever Night 2008 is one of many exciting elements of the Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The 2008 Aaron's Dream Weekend will feature NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series on Friday, April 25, The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, April 26 and the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, April 27.

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. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.  Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge on Friday and Saturday of race weekend in the general admission grandstands with a ticketed adult.  For news and other information on Talladega Superspeedway, check out the track's website at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

 

Race Fever is the largest source of unrestricted funds for the AIDB Foundation.  Through the five campuses and nine regional centers throughout Alabama, AIDB serves thousands of children and adults who are deaf, blind and multi-disabled in all 67 counties of Alabama.  To learn more about Race Fever Night to benefit AIDB Foundation, log onto www.racefever.org, or call (256) 761-3317.

 

About Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is the nation's most comprehensive education and service program for deaf and blind children and adults. AIDB serves thousands of individuals annually through the Alabama School for the Deaf, Alabama School for the Blind, Helen Keller School, Gentry Technical Facility, Alabama Industries for the Blind and nine regional centers located in Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and the Shoals.

 

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"  -  Helen Keller

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

celebrating 150 years of excellence

1858-2008

 

style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">  About UAW-Ford 500 Event Weekend At Talladega Superspeedway

The 2007 UAW-Ford 500 weekend at Talladega Superspeedway will be held on Oct. 5-7 and will consist of the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday, followed by the Mountain Dew 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday.  The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Car of Tomorrow will make its first appearance in a superspeedway race on Sunday, Oct. 7, which is also the fourth race 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 with a ticketed adult. 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. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.

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