Less than a week from today, the sights and sounds of NASCAR stock cars will once again return to the world center of racing. Following what is certain to be a spirited race for the ARCA Racing Series, fans will be given the opportunity to present The Sprint Unlimited winner’s trophy, be a part of driver introductions and ride in a Grand Marshal car, simply by attending The Sprint Unlimited At Daytona on Saturday night, Feb. 15 at the Daytona International Speedway.
For the second straight year, The Sprint Unlimited will feature 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole winners and past champions of The Sprint Unlimited.
Twenty drivers are eligible for the 75-lap race including six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart, who is scheduled to make his return to competition for the first time since suffering injuries the summer of 2013.
“The Sprint Unlimited is an event that is designed around the race fans,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “As we kick off the new NASCAR season with this exciting star-studded event, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in significant race roles and win some special experiences that will deliver long-lasting memories.”
In addition to the prizes listed above, fans can also register to be able to attend the driver’s meeting, become an honorary pit crew member, or get a photo with the winning Sprint Unlimited driver in Gatorade Victory Lane, amongst other prizes. There will be hundreds of other opportunities for race fans to win prizes such as Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 race tickets, Sprint FANZONE passes, Gatorade Victory Lane access, team hauler and garage tours and VIP viewing of driver introductions.
Race fans who already purchased tickets to The Sprint Unlimited may pre-register for the special prizes online. Fans can also register on-site at DAYTONA Reward Stations powered by Windows located in Sprint FANZONE, the Midway outside Turn 4 and in front of the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building.
The DAYTONA Reward Stations will also be open the following week on Saturday, Feb. 22 for the DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and Sunday, Feb. 23 for the 56th annual Daytona 500 with more opportunities for fans to win prizes.
Tickets for The Sprint Unlimited are available for purchase online or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Children 12 and under are free in general admission grandstands and the Sprint FANZONE. Fans can follow Miss Sprint Cup on Twitter and stay up to speed on the latest news by using the hashtag #SprintUnlimited.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opens with the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 23. The race will be televised live on FOX at 1 p.m. ET. The cars will also be on track throughout the "SpeedWeeks" leading up to the "Great American Race," including the Budweiser Duels qualifying races, which will be televised live on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
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