Race Fans Have a Chance to See History Made at Talladega
For the first time in the history of a NASCAR national touring series, a father and daughter duo will compete against each other…and it’s all happening at Talladega Superspeedway. Mike Wallace announced today that he and daughter Chrissy will compete against each other during the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 31.
Mike, the seasoned veteran, has one win at Talladega Superspeedway in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. In 31 starts he has amassed 8 top-10 finishes (2 ARCA, 4 NASCAR Nationwide and 4 NASCAR Sprint Cup). Chrissy, still a relative newcomer to the massive 2.66-mile superspeedway, has one previous start at Talladega in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2008, where she started 27th and finished an impressive 9th.
The historical moment isn’t lost on Mike who said, “We’d both love to see a large fan turnout to watch some NASCAR history. I mean, I may never be able to compete against her again.
“NASCAR, the sport and the series, has been good for the whole Wallace family. It’s personally very rewarding to have the opportunity to compete against Chrissy at Talladega, but the biggest reward is seeing a young person follow her dream and pursue her career. I’m happy that she’s picked this avenue, but more importantly, this is what she wants to do.”
Wallace said Chrissy has everything she needs to be successful in NASCAR, but cited a tough economy as one of his concerns for race weekend.
“We could also use some help with sponsorship dollars. We are both going to compete regardless, but anybody that would like to come along , we’d love to have them.”
Talladega Superspeedway is doing its part to make sure race fans can witness history being made. Prices start at $40 to the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s and children 11 and under are admitted free of charge to the General Admission grandstands with a ticketed adult. Two-day tickets to the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s and the AMP Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start as low as $60.
In 2009, Talladega Superspeedway proudly celebrates forty years of the most competitive racing in NASCAR. While the track has seen changes made to the cars that circle its high-banks, the surface that they race on and the grandstands that thousands of fans fill twice a year, one constant remains; Talladega Superspeedway is authentic NASCAR racing at its finest.
AMP up for the weekend with the Zac Brown Band and Southern Ground Records artists Levi Lowrey, Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh. The weekend features the AMP Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Tickets prices start as low as $40 for the AMP Energy 500. To order, call 1-877-Go2-DEGA or visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. 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.