Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sprint Cup drivers to introduce themselves before AAA 400 at Dover

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway will spruce up its pre-race driver introductions on Sunday, Sept. 26, by inviting all 43 starting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to introduce themselves on stage before the start of the race.

Pre-race ceremonies on the frontstretch stage begin at 11:30 a.m. ET with driver introductions scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will take the green flag at 1 p.m.

Each driver will introduce themselves and announce what car they’ll be driving, commencing with the driver starting in the 43rd position. The top-10 starters will introduce themselves and a military veteran who has recently returned home from overseas. The USO Delaware is helping to choose the 10 members of the military.


“NASCAR drivers are known for their colorful personalities, and this new driver introductions format will allow race fans at the track to see that in person,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports,\ Inc. “We’re also proud to welcome several returning veterans to the race to thank them for their service to our country. Together with NASCAR, we’ll get to honor them for protecting our freedom in front of the thousands in attendance.”

Throughout the Sept. 24-26 race weekend, fans can attend free autograph sessions, question-and-answer sessions, musical performances, product sampling displays and live television broadcasts. Click here to view the full list of attractions and activities for fans at the track this weekend.


Attractions are free for all Dover ticket holders. Autograph sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. All dates, times and events are subject to change.

The FanZone, located outside of Turn 4 at the Speedway, features eight acres of attractions for fans of all ages. Located just feet from the Monster Monument, fans will be able to get behind the wheel of an American Indoor Karting go-kart and race their closest friends, visit the AAA display and show car, see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship trophy at the Sprint Experience, sample a wide variety of food and beverages, among other fan friendly attractions. The FanZone is open all three days from 8 a.m. until the start of the day’s race.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 24-26. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

Release courtesy of DoverSpeedway.com

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