Tickets to the October 3-5 AMP Energy 500 event weekend are on sale now. The AMP Energy 500 event weekend features 1,000 miles of racing at NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track with the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500, race number four in the in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, on Sunday. Tickets are available at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
The 2007 AMP Energy 500 event weekend featured thrilling side-by-side finishes in all three races. During the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250, up-and-comer Michael Annett edged veteran driver Frank Kimmel by a mere .042 seconds. While Annett’s win marked the first ever victory for Toyota at the historic track, Kimmel’s second place finish secured his ninth ARCA RE/MAX Series championship.
The Mountain Dew 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race featured another Toyota win, with Todd Bodine winning from the pole by a slim .014 seconds. The finish went to the wire with Bodine squeaking past Alabama native Rick Crawford and Johnny Benson for a three-wide finish.
The AMP Energy 500 kept fans on the edge of their seats, with Jeff Gordon slipping past Jimmie Johnson at the line by .066 seconds. The race featured a season high 42 lead changes among 22 different drivers. 2008 has shown no signs of slowing down, with 52 lead changes among 20 different drivers during the recent Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega.
To be here when racing returns October 3-5, 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.talladegasuperspeedway.com, or in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday- Friday.