Talladega, AL - Talladega Superspeedway’s popular “Two for $88” Dale Jr. ticket package is back for the May 7 GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in celebration of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s triumphant return Sunday, Feb. 19 after qualifying second for next weekend’s season-opening Daytona 500.
Earnhardt Jr., a six-time winner at Talladega – including his latest triumph in the 2015 GEICO 500 - returned to the track last weekend after being sidelined for the second half of 2016 due to medical reasons with concussion-type symptoms.
The Talladega “Two for $88” Dale Jr. ticket package, which salutes the return of NASCAR’s 14-time Most Popular driver and Talladega favorite, offers fans a $42 savings off the regular price for two Lincoln Grandstand tickets to the May 7 GEICO 500 – where the winner is all but guaranteed a spot in the 2017 Playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. The offer is for a limited time only. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/dalejr.
“The ‘Two for $88' package is almost as popular here as Dale Jr. himself,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “It offers two great seats in our Lincoln Grandstand at an amazing value. Dale Jr. calls Talladega Superspeedway his second home and the diehard fans of ‘Earnhardt Country’ will not want to miss the No. 88 team’s return at the biggest and baddest race track on the planet with Dale behind the wheel. He will be a favorite, and hungrier than ever for a victory in the GEICO 500.”
Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver in history to win four consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track, Talladega Superspeedway (2001-03), and trails only his Dad – Dale Earnhardt Sr., who has 10 Talladega triumphs – in victories at the 2.66-mile mammoth venue.
“The fans at Talladega love to see us win, they want to see us lead…every lap,” said Earnhardt Jr. of Talladega Superspeedway. “They get excited and they are happy when we are up front. I feel that. Looking forward to going back and putting on a great show for them.”
“I am disappointed we didn’t get the pole,” said Earnhardt Jr. after his runner-up qualifying run Sunday. “I am thrilled that we have an all-Hendrick front row. It is a good way to start the week.”
In addition to the “Two for $88” ticket package, Talladega Superspeedway is offering up additional great savings for the whole spring event weekend, May 5 – 7, which includes the General Tire 200 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race (Friday, May 5) and the Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series event (Saturday, May 6). By purchasing a ticket to the GEICO 500, fans get free admission to the traditional Saturday Night Infield Concert featuring the iconic Charlie Daniels Band.
For more ticket information on all three days of activities, log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.