The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway.
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY CELEBRATING EARNHARDT JR. THROUGH FANS THAT WERE HERE FOR HIS FIRST CUP WIN IN 2000
FORT WORTH, Texas (August 18, 2017)
With Earnhardt Jr.'s final season winding down and his final Texas Motor Speedway stop looming on Sunday, Nov. 5, for the AAA Texas 500, the speedway's marketing campaign will celebrate that first win through the eyes of his loyal fans that were there that day 17 years ago in Fort Worth.
Texas Motor Speedway produced an "I Was There" national television promotional spot for the AAA Texas 500 that will debut on NBC Sports Network during tonight's NASCAR XFINITY Series broadcast from Bristol Motor Speedway, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT. The spot features Earnhardt Jr. in the closing, but also includes fans Austen Cobler, of Lewisville, Texas, Deborah Smith, of San Antonio, Texas, and Colton Glaser, of Lorena, Texas.
The vignettes feature:
• Fans discussing "The Day" when Earnhardt Jr. won at Texas Motor Speedway
• Fans describing Earnhardt Jr. in one word
• Fans showing off items that they still have from that day of his victory
• Fans Garland Moore, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Smith and Glaser sharing their personal experiences from that day
Fans traveled hours to Texas Motor Speedway from areas such as Houston, San Antonio and Oklahoma City to share their stories of being at Earnhardt Jr.'s first win. The furthest came from Canyon, Texas, located 326 miles away in the state's panhandle.
Other fans that are featured in the vignettes are Texans Manuel Escobedo (Grand Prairie), Clay Thomas (The Woodlands), Mitze Knott (Collinsville), Mari Echavarria (Princeton), Larry Conley (Henderson), Jace Halter (Bridgeport), Mike Simmons (Little Elm), Jerry Faltinek (Canyon), Randy Kirby (Greenville) and Nick Morton (Hutto).
AAA Texas 500 tickets to see Earnhardt Jr. in his final start at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 5, are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.