Ragan, McMurray, Stenhouse & Hamlin Slated for Talladega Pre-Race Question/Answer Session For Fans with Pit Pass Upgrade

From Talladega Superspeedway 

Talladega Superspeedway announced today that four stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, two of which visited Victory Lane last season at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track, will be a part of a new fan question & answer session at the start-finish line the morning of the Aaron’s 499 on Sunday, May 4.

Defending Aaron’s 499 Champion David Ragan and Talladega’s fall race winner Jamie McMurray, along with two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and 23-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Denny Hamlin will conduct a Q&A session with Motor Racing Network’s Mike Bagley in front of fans who purchase the all-new “Pit Pass Upgrade.” Not only can fans get an up-close look at NASCAR’s finest with the Pit Pass Upgrade, but they can stay and take in Driver Introductions and the festive activities at the pre-race stage just under the starter’s stand. The driver Q&A is tentatively scheduled for 8:30 to 9:45 am.

“We have a great lineup of drivers for the Pre-Race Q&A session, where fans can hear first-hand drivers’ plans to tackle Talladega not long before they strap into the car for the Aaron’s 499,” said Talladega Chairman Grant Lynch. “The Pit Pass Upgrade gives fans incredible access and will create an experience you will never forget.”

Pre-race festivities at the stage will also include introductions of special guests and VIPs, as well as the Honorary Starter and Grand Marshal of the Aaron’s 499. The Pit Pass Upgrade is $75, but also includes more opportunities on race day.

With the Pit Pass Upgrade fans enjoy a crew member’s perspective on race morning. Fans can stroll down Pit Road, where the cars will be placed in position to start the race, and have the opportunity to see the crews set up each pit stall. It also allows access to a relatively new experience – The Red Carpet Entry into the Drivers Meeting. Fans will see the Sprint Cup Series drivers, crew chiefs, team owners, celebrities and NASCAR officials walk the Red Carpet into the mandated meeting, where race procedures and protocol will be explained.

The Pit Pass Upgrade goes in effect on Sunday from 8 until the conclusion of driver introductions. To purchase, simply log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

After time spent on Pit Road it will feel great settling into Talladega’s roomy and comfortable 21 and 22-inch wide chair back seats. And, new for the 2014 Aaron’s Dream Weekend, is the addition of Sprint Vision video boards that are four times the size of previous ones, placed all along the frontstretch to provide views of the whole track to every seat in the house.

NASCAR returns to Talladega Superspeedway in 2014 with the Aaron’s Dream Weekend, which is set for May 2-4. The NASCAR Nationwide Series and ARCA Racing Series will take to the track on Saturday, May 3 while NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series machines take the green flag on Sunday, May 4. For ticket information, log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

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