Ned Jarrett To Host Race Fever
He’s Back! In celebration of the 25th anniversary of RACE FEVER, one of racing’s all time great drivers and racing broadcasters, Ned Jarrett, will resume hosting duties for the highly anticipated October 29th event. This year marks 25 years that the racing community and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) have partnered in what has become Talladega’s Ultimate Party with a Purpose – Race Fever! And, it simply is not RACE FEVER without Ned Jarrett.
Known for his calm demeanor, "Gentleman Ned Jarrett” was the exact opposite when he got behind the wheel of a car. Two-time Grand National Champion (now Sprint Cup) and one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers, Jarrett shares, “I am thrilled to be coming back to Race Fever. This is one of my favorite events and I am looking forward to being with everyone in Talladega!”
Many race fans from across the country and Canada have already reserved their tickets. Don’t miss your chance to meet numerous NASCAR drivers and have an opportunity to bid on remarkable race memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime race experiences, vacation packages and more. Event tickets are $50 or gather a group of friends a reserve a table for 8 for $350. Purchase tickets by calling (256) 761-3317 or visit www.racefever.org.
In addition to meeting some of NASCAR’s greatest, a fun part of the experience is the 200+ item SILENT auction and the always exciting LIVE AUCTION skillfully chanted and conducted this year by Christie King and C King Benefit Auctions. Current items include a Victory Lane experience at the Sunday, October 31st AMP Energy Juice 500, garage tour and National Anthem ride with John Ray on the big rig, Simpson Helmet autographed by all the drivers participating in Sunday’s race and more. Check out www.racefever.org for a complete listing and updates on auction items and driver commitments.
No event would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. This year’s sponsors include: NASCAR Foundation; Talladega Superspeedway; WTDR Thunder 92; Regions Bank; Sound Solutions; Williamson Brothers BBQ; Good Deed Organization; I.B.I.S.; Merrill Lynch Private Banking; Abititi Bowater; Alabama Power Company, AT&T; American’s First Credit Union; Bailey-Harris Construction; Cooper Chevrolet Buick; First National Bank of Talladega; Golden Rod Broilers; Goodgame Construction; Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC; Brand & Oppenheimer Co., Inc.; Loder Plant Farm and Mary Anne’s Framing.
About Race Fever
Race Fever began in 1986, when former NASCAR Chairman, the late Bill France, Jr. organized the first event to benefit children and adults served by AIDB. This event has come a long way since its beginnings and through the continued support and coordination between the racing community, AIDB and Talladega Superspeedway, Race Fever has grown steadily and in 25 years has raised close to $3.0 million for AIDB Foundation, the designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway.
About Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Since 1858, AIDB has been a leader in education and rehabilitation services for Alabama’s sensory impaired children and adults. AIDB has five campuses in Talladega and a network of nine Regional Centers across the state with location in; Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia.
Will more NASCAR history be made when NASCAR returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the HALLOW-DEGA℠ Presented by Captain Morgan weekend? Race fans will have to be here to find out. NASCAR action returns with the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and Race Number Seven in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the AMP Energy Juice 500, Oct. 29 - 31. To experience it all, call 1-877-Go2-DEGA or visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.