O’Reilly Auto Parts 500


FORT WORTH, Texas (September 27, 2017) 

Texas Motor Speedway and NASCAR have pride themselves on offering fans access to its stars unlike any sport. That accessibility will be on full display during the Nov. 3-5 AAA Texas 500 tripleheader playoff weekend with three different ticket packages. 

From a unique tailgate event fit for a college campus to a party celebrating Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s most loyal fans and his team, Texas Motor Speedway is offering plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with NASCAR’s stars. 

The ticket packages are: 

  • RaceDay University: Fans receive a crash course in NASCAR and the instructors are some of the sport’s biggest superstars. Danica Patrick and Austin Dillon highlight the list of drivers attending the fan-favorite RaceDay U with additional drivers and celebrities being announced in the coming weeks. The $199 ticket includes hospitality access with complimentary food and Coca-Cola beverages, pre-race pass for driver intros, grandstand ticket for the AAA Texas 500 and Q&A sessions with drivers and race day celebrities. Norm Hitzges of 1310 The Ticket serves as the host for the event. 
  • Chase U: College students from across the Metroplex can join Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott for the official collegiate tailgate party of the AAA Texas 500 at a college student-friendly price. Elliott and Hooters will play host to the student-only tailgate that includes free food, Q&A with Elliott and ticket to the AAA Texas 500 for just $24. A university e-mail address and student ID are required to buy a ticket to Chase U. 
  • JR Nation Appreci88ion Party: In celebration of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s loyal fan base in his final season, Texas Motor Speedway is throwing a party with JR Motorsports and its drivers Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m. CT before the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. JR Motorsports drivers Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, William Byron and Elliott Sadler, along with race spotters TJ Majors and Brett Griffin, will visit with fans during Q&A sessions. JR Nation Fan Appreci88ion Party ticket is $49 and includes access to the hospitality area with free snacks and beverages, along with a ticket to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Kids 12 and under are free and those already with an O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 ticket can upgrade for entrance to the party for $20. 

The AAA Texas 500 weekend begins Friday, Nov. 3, with the Texas Lottery Salute to Veterans Qualifying Days for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, followed by the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief truck series race at 7 p.m. 

The weekend continues Saturday, Nov. 4, with the Texas Lottery Salute to Veterans Qualifying Days for the XFINITY Series, followed by the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 XFINITY Series race at 7:30 p.m.

The weekend culminates Sunday, Nov. 5, with the AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at 1 p.m. 

To purchase or for additional information on the ticket packages, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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