Talladega Superspeedway officials announced today that Kerry Earnhardt, driver of the No.37 GLOCK Chevrolet in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, will host an autograph session for fans prior to the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday, Oct. 5. The event is scheduled to last from 11:30 to 12:00 at the McCaig-Wellborn Research Library, located in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
"The Earnhardt name is steeped in tradition at Talladega Superspeedway," said track president Rick Humphrey. "I have known Kerry for many years now and while he is an excellent competitor on the track, I can't think of a more approachable and humble driver. I am glad to welcome him back to Talladega Superspeedway."
The autograph session with Earnhardt is free with paid admission to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 7 to 17 and free for kids age 6 and younger.
Earnhardt, the eldest son of the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. will be attempting to make his 12th career ARCA start during the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Oct. 5. Earnhardt is returning to the series after a six year absence.
Under the direction of car owner Jeff Spraker, the team will unload the same machine that NASCAR veteran Mark Martin finished second with in the 2007 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) will supply the engine for the car.
This is not the first time that Spraker and Earnhardt have teamed up to tackle the 2.66 mile superspeedway. In 2005, Spraker supplied Earnhardt with a Busch Series car in the Aaron's 312. After running in the lead pack all day, Earnhardt steered the machine to a fifth-place finish, his highest for all series 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. 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 - Sunday.