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| , RacinToday.com Thursday, October 14 2010


Fort Worth, Texas– Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Texas Motor Speedway have collaborated on a ticket package offering substantial savings for next month’s AAA Texas 500 that will be available for only 48 hours beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday October 14.

The Jimmie Johnson “Drive For Five” promotion features a frontstretch ticket for the AAA Texas 500 Cup race on Nov. 7, Pit Stop Pavilion hospitality ticket and pre-race pit pass for $148. The Pit Stop Pavilion, located in the Village of Champions across from The Speedway Club, features complimentary food and beverage for guests as well as a special “Q&A” session with Johnson beginning at 11 a.m., CT, on race morning.

The promotion offers significant savings over the regular price for the Pit Stop Pavilion ticket/pit pass package, which sells for $149 but does not include the frontstretch ticket to the AAA Texas 500 – Race No. 8 in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. With the least expensive AAA Texas 500 frontstretch ticket available at $86, the Jimmie Johnson “Drive For Five” package offers an $87 savings at a minimum (higher depending upon seat pricing/location).

“We’re always happy to work with the tracks to come up with something cool for the fans,” said Johnson, who was at TMS Wednesday for a promotional commitment. “This ticket package is a great deal and I’m happy that it includes a chance for me to answer a few questions from the fans because, let’s be honest, they’re what keeps this sport going.”

Due to the price break, the Jimmie Johnson “Drive For Five” special will only be offered for 48 hours, beginning 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, and concluding 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The offer will be available via www.texasmotorspeedway.com, by calling the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or by visiting the ticket office in person.

Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Impala fielded by Hendrick Motorsports, is seeking to become the only driver to win five consecutive Cup championships. Johnson began the Chase seventh in points after the 26-race “regular season.”

Following a disappointing 25th-place finish in the opening Chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Johnson has clicked off three consecutive top-three finishes – including a victory at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 26 – en route to a 36-point lead over Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing is third, 54 points behind Johnson. And four-time series champion Jeff Gordon – Johnson’s teammate and car-owner – is fourth overall, 85 points out of first.

Round 5 of the Chase, the Bank of America 500, is scheduled for Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a sister 1.5-mile layout to TMS.

| , RacinToday.com Thursday, October 14 2010
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