NASCAR Ticket Prices Falling Fast
Thanks to this whole recession thing, several tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit aren't exactly selling too many tickets at the moment, and the speedways have wisely dropped some prices trying to get people through the gate. Here's a few of the offers that would make some really great -- but really late -- stocking stuffers:
Daytona Int'l Speedway: Wanna get into "The Great American Race" for a decent price? The race, that has sold out many years in a row, if offering up some $55 seats on the backstretch. That price is the cheapest ticket for a Daytona 500 since 1995.
Talladega Superspeedway: Talladega has always had some good offers for backstretch seats ($60 for two days!) but this season has brought out some better discounts. 20,000 seats have been marked down to $40 in the Lincoln and Gadsden stands, and the track also has free overnight camping. If you want a party, well, don't say I didn't warn ya.
Richmond Int'l Raceway: The backstretch Henrico Grandstand has seen reductions of 25 and 50 percent for tickets in 2009, with the lower rows starting at $40 and the middle rows at $55. Not a bad deal for the track that saw the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-Kyle Busch rivalry of 2008.
Darlington Raceway: Tickets for the Southern 500 over Mother's Day weekend in 2009 have been slashed for this night race at one of NASCAR's true gems. Tickets in rows 3-14 of the Colvin Grandstand have dropped $10 to a $35 price -- accounting for some 9,000 seats.
Atlanta Motor Speedway: AMS saw some truly miserable crowds in 2008, but 2009 brings a Labor Day weekend night race to the track for the first time ever. The track is offering a couple of options including $39 adult tickets and $19 student tickets in Turn 3 and even a payment plan for other tickets requiring just $20 down on each seat.
California Speedway: I can't say I'd recommend this track over other options for NASCAR fans, but if you're in SoCal and are looking for a NASCAR experience, this track has tickets $35 tickets that get a person in for the second race of the Sprint Cup season.