Buy Tickets, Donate Blood and Get Free Gas!
Talladega Superspeedway is offering up a special donor reward for race fans during the 3rd Annual Laps for Life Blood & Marrow Drive on Thursday, Sept. 11…Free Gas! All presenting volunteer blood donors who purchase tickets to the AMP Energy 500 prior to or during the blood drive will receive a $45 gift card that they can apply towards the purchase of a tank of gas.
“We are hoping gas cards will encourage our fans from all over the Southeast to come out and support the Laps for Life Blood & Marrow drive,” said Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey. “Now our out-of-town fans can come to the event, donate blood, enjoy a fun-filled day at the racetrack and Talladega Superspeedway will put some gas in their tanks for the drive home.”
The blood drive is sponsored by the American Red Cross, while the marrow drive is sponsored by the Hendrick Marrow Program. To pre-register, prospective donors can visit www.givelife.org and enter the keyword TALLADEGA in the search field. Everyone who pre-registers online and presents to donate blood will receive a Talladega Superspeedway souvenir hat.
The blood & marrow drive begins at the Speed Channel Dome in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, where each participant and one guest will receive a special credential for the day that allows access to five different Pit Stops. Once all five Pit Stops are completed, the participants will have made a “Lap For Life” around Talladega Superspeedway.
Events for the day include rides around the track in an official track vehicle, tours of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum, drawings for door prizes and much more!
Talladega Superspeedway Laps For Life: A Blood & Marrow Drive For Alabama, began in 2006 as part of a nationwide effort among multiple tracks. The NASCAR Foundation, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Hendrick Marrow Program and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced in June 2006 at Michigan International Speedway that it would build upon MIS’s annual Spirit of America 500 Blood Drive by providing unique experiences at many different tracks that bring out the goodwill and community pride in all race fans. In addition to giving blood, fans are also encouraged to join the National Marrow Donor Program’s Registry of volunteer marrow donors. Every day, thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases that could be treated with a marrow transplant are searching the Registry for a donor.
For more information on tickets to Talladega Superspeedway, please visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday- Friday.