Michael Buffer Lends Voice to Driver Introductions Prior to IRWIN Tools Night RacePress Release
$10,000 To Charity On The Line As Fans Will Vote For Best Intro
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Monday, Aug. 6, 2012) – Driver introductions for the Sprint Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway are unique in the sport – and for the upcoming IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 25, a couple of new twists have been added.
Well-known ring announcer Michael Buffer, whose “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble” catchphrase is known world-wide, takes part in driver introductions, adding his distinct voice to each driver’s entrance from a stage in Turn 3 of the track.
Fans have been involved pre-race ceremonies at BMS before, including introducing themselves before the drivers. This time, BMS guests get to determine who does it the best.
Fans will be asked to vote, via the Sprint Unlimited Text to Vote, for the driver’s introduction they like best. The winning driver then will receive $10,000 that will go to his or her favorite charitable organization.
In the distinctive pre-race ceremony at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup drivers select a specific song to make their entrance. Many become memorable, including Brad Keselowski’s “Won’t Back Down”, and Tony Stewart’s “How Do You Like Me Now?” The highlight of last March’s ceremony featured Denny Hamlin dancing “The Dougie” on his way down the ramp.
Tickets still are available for all three nights of racing at BMS in August. Race week begins Aug. 22 with a doubleheader, which features the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Whelen Modified event.
Tickets also are available for the IRWIN Tools Night race, starting at $75 while tickets for the Food City 250 start at $45. An August race weekend package, which includes a ticket to the IRWIN Tools Night Race and the Food City 250, starts at $110. A doubleheader ticket for Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 is available for $30.
Food City 250 tickets for children 15 and under are available at half price, starting at $22. Entry for children 15 and under is free for Wednesday night’s doubleheader.
Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally-owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture formed with International Speedway Corporation to produce, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.speedwaymotorsports.com.
Source: Bristol Motor Speedway, Press Release
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