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NASCAR track Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals and more

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All tracks that host 2019 Cup races are participating in a Black Friday deal that offers a special ticket and FanVision package at a reduced price – up to 30 percent in discounts.

You can get those deals all in one place here.

Below are further deals available from some NASCAR tracks.

Daytona International Speedway

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, DIS is offering the following $60 ticket package specials:

  • Rolex 24 At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating and infield access for the sports car race on Jan. 26-27 with a Rolex 24 event hat and garage access on Sunday, a savings of 33 percent.
  • Advance Auto Parts Clash/DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger: General admission frontstretch seating and infield access for the Sunday, Feb. 10 Cup Series doubleheader with UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access, a savings of 33 percent.
  • Duel At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access for the 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Feb. 14, a savings of 43 percent.
  • NextEra Energy 250: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday night, Feb. 15, a savings of 29 percent.
  • DAYTONA 300: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener on Saturday, Feb. 16, a savings of 43 percent.

More deals:

·         DAYTONA Supercross: General admission ticket and Trackside Access can be purchased for $45 – a savings of 31 percent. The only Supercross event in Florida takes place Saturday, March 9.

·         Coke Zero Sugar 400: Reserved ticket and a FanVision for $110, a savings of 25 percent, for the July 6 Cup Series event.

·         Coca-Cola Firecracker 250: General admission and UNOH Fanzone for $50, a savings of 29 percent, for the July 5 Xfinity Series event.


Darlington Raceway

The “Track Too Tough to Tame” will be offering savings of $20 – $55 on custom ticket packages for its 2019 race weekend.


Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Thanksgiving Weekend NASCAR Ticket Offer:

*   Purchase any single day Pennzoil 400 ticket and receive a Pennzoil Rally Towel
*   Purchase a three-day weekend ticket and receive a LVMS Hat
*   Valid 11/23—11/26

Cyber Weekend Sale:

*   Get free shipping on LVMS merchandise purchased on Amazon or through the LVMS site at: Use code: TURKEY2018
*   Valid 11/23—11/26

Black Friday Sale:

*   20% off entire purchase of regular priced items in the LVMS Gift Shop
*   Valid 11/23 in-store only

Black Friday Ticket Offer:

*   Only $119 for two tickets to the Pennzoil 400 (red section rows 4-10) and a FanVision with two headsets. Use code: BLACKFRIDAY
*   Savings of $108
*   Valid 11/23—11/26


Auto Club Speedway

The track in Fontana, California, will waive all service fees on any NASCAR tickets and ticket packages for the Auto Club 400 race weekend between Black Friday (Nov. 23) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 26).

Auto Club 400 tickets start as low as $42 and includes free parking.

A Holiday Ticket Package features two tickets to the Auto Club 400; two Pre-Race Pit Passes and a pair of Victory Lane passes for only $99.00 ($254 value). The special offer expires Dec. 31.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

The ticket office will have 2019 weekend packages for the Coca – Cola 600 starting at $79.

Fans will have the opportunity to driver their personal cars on the track from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ET  Friday if they spend $50 on 2019 NHRA or NASCAR tickets, camping, gift shop merchandise or pit passes or by donating $25 in cash to Speedway Children’s Charities.

The “Black Friday Blowout” will feature major discounts on souvenir merchandise in the track’s gift shop, including The North Face, Nike and Under Armour branded men’s and women’s apparel. The gift shop will feature speedway items for as low as $1. Fans will find 1:24 and 1:64-scale diecast cars in the gift shop as well as shirts for just $5 and hats as low as $8. The speedway’s Cyber Monday sales continue the savings, plus free shipping.


Kentucky Speedway

From Friday through Monday Kentucky is offering the following deals:

  • 1 Quaker State 400 $109 Tower Ticket
  • 1 Quaker State 400 Pre-Race Pass
  • 1 FanVision Rental
  • 1 Platinum Parking Pass
  • $320 value for only $125
  • Kids 12 & Under: $50

Black Friday Upgrade Offer

  • $100 Pre-Race Pass for $50

Richmond Raceway

Richmond has a Holiday deal and a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal.

The Holiday Offer provides fans with a ticket to the Toyota Owners 400 Cup race, DC Solar FanGrounds pass and exclusive Richmond Raceway ornament. The race ticket is located in the Dogwood grandstand located in Turns 1 and 2, sections AA-H, rows 1-10. The Holiday Offer is $99 for adults, and $39 for kids 12 & under. The offer ends on Jan. 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal provides fans with a ticket to the Toyota Owners 400 and a weekend FanVision rental. The race ticket is located in the Dogwood grandstand in Turns 1 and 2, sections I-S, rows 1-10. The deal is $50 for adults, and $30 for kids 12 & under. This is a 30 percent discount off the usual ticket price. The deal ends on Cyber Monday, Nov. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Texas Motor Speedway

The track in Fort Worth, Texas, will offer $25 Cup tickets from Friday through Sunday. Starting on Cyber Monday, all tickets will be 25 percent off through the week.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 21, 2019
Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Valid: 11/23-11/26 (Black Friday through Cyber Monday)
Offer: $100 for two select reserved grandstand seats, one Fanvision and two headsets
Value: $204 race day value
Savings: over 50 percent savings

September 21, 2019
Full Throttle Fall Weekend NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Valid: 11/23-11/26 (Black Friday through Cyber Monday)
Offer: $50 for two general admission seats or $99 for four for general admission seats
Value: $90/$180 race day value
Savings: over 50 percent savings

NASCAR Racing Experience

The program that allows fans to pilot stock cars has multiple sales.

Sam Bass, famed paint scheme and race program designer, dies

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Sam Bass, the artist known for designing many iconic NASCAR paint schemes and race programs, died Saturday.

His wife Denise confirmed Bass’ passing on Twitter. He was 57.

Bass, who designed Jeff Gordon’s striking “Rainbow Warriors” paint scheme, had spent the last few years looking for a new kidney. That was a result of a sepsis infection that originated in a blister on his left foot in 2005 and led to a below-the-knee amputation in 2008. Bass also had Type 1 diabetes, which he was diagnosed with at the age of 29.

Bass was inspired to become a NASCAR artist when he was 7 after attending his first race at Southside Speedway in suburban Richmond, Virginia.

“I was so amazed that night not only by the excitement and watching those cars run around and beat and bang on each other, but also the color – how all the cars were painted so many different colors,” Bass told NBC Sports in 2017. “I was like, ‘How cool is this?’ I couldn’t wait to get home to pull out my markers.”

The first car Bass designed was Bobby Allison’s Miller High Life car in 1988. That car went on to win the Daytona 500.

He went on to design the first Cup schemes for Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Bass first designed a race program for the 1985 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He designed programs for it and other Speedway Motorsports, Inc. tracks through 2018.

Marcus Smith, the CEO and President of SMI, issued the following statement.

“Our deepest sympathies are with Denise and her family today. Sam Bass has been a significant part of NASCAR’s history. He poured his heart, soul and talent into producing souvenir program covers at many speedways including Charlotte for more than 30 years. His work provided our fans a keepsake to treasure, and that was so appropriate, because Sam was always such a fan of our sport and he was such a treasure to the entire NASCAR family. His body of work will be a legacy that lives forever. We will miss Sam’s smile and positivity.”

NASCAR issued the following statement.

“Though he may have never turned a lap or a wrench, few captured the essence of our sport through his work more than Sam Bass. He was a consistent presence in the NASCAR garage, and his ever-present smile and endearing personality welcomed all. Though we have lost a member of the NASCAR family, his legend will continue in his art – all of which illustrated the greatness of our sport and the talent of a true friend.”

Michael McDowell leads final Daytona 500 practice

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Front Row Motorsport’s Michael McDowell was fastest in the final practice session for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on Fox).

McDowell and his No. 34 Ford recorded nine laps and a top speed of 191.440 mph.

The top five was completed by Ty Dillon (191.432 mph), pole-sitter William Byron (191.339), Alex Bowman (191.278) and Daniel Hemric (190.921).

Only 20 cars made at least one lap in the session.

Kurt Busch recorded the most laps in the session with 16 and was 11th on the speed chart at 189.741 mph.

Of four drivers to make a 10-lap run, Bowman had the best average at 190.334 mph.

There were no incidents in the session.

Click here for the practice report.

Jeffrey Earnhardt honors grandfather Dale Earnhardt with helmet design

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Xfinity Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is honoring the “GOAT” in his family with a helmet he’s debuting this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

The “GOAT” – or “Greatest of All-Time” – is his grandfather, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt.

The helmet, which you can see below, bears an image of the seven-time Cup champion riding a horse while shirtless and wearing a cowboy hat.

Next to the image is the text, “Just a goat on his horse!”

Earnhardt will have the helmet today as he starts on the front row of the Xfinity Series season opener (2:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1).

It is the first of nine Xfinity races he’ll start for Joe Gibbs Racing this season.

MORE: Jeffrey Earnhardt ready for challenge of winning in Xfinity

Today’s Xfinity race at Daytona: Start time, lineup and more

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the 2019 season today with the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

The 38-car field will feature defending series champion Tyler Reddick, who seeks to become the first driver to defend his Xfinity championship since Ricky Stenhouse Jr., won in 2011 and repeated in 2012.

Here’s how today’s pre-race schedule looks:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given by Drew Patey, VIP Partner of the NASCAR Racing Experience, at 2:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 2:49 p.m.

PRERACE CEREMONIES: Driver introductions begin at 2:10 p.m. The invocation will be given at 2:30 p.m. by Sonny Gallman, Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida. The National Anthem will be at 2:31 p.m. and sung by Gina Marie Incandela.

DISTANCE: The race is 120 laps (300 miles) around the 2.5-mile track.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: calls for cloudy skies with a high of 74 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Tyler Reddick won last year’s season-opening race. He started 11th and led 11 laps en route to the victory.

TO THE REAR: Pole-sitter Tyler Reddick will start from the rear after changing a tire with an air leak. Max Tullman also will start from the rear for a tire change. Jeremy Clements, unapproved adjustments.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.