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Texas Motor Speedway will host a job fair for the 2018 race season on Saturday, February 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CT on the fourth floor of facility's Speedway Club. The event will provide job seekers the opportunity to meet with Texas Motor Speedway officials to discuss, apply and interview for a variety of positions the facility will have available for its NASCAR weeks in April and November, and  INDYCAR week in June.
 
With major crowds at each of Texas Motor Speedway's major event weekends, the track leans heavily on its event-specific employees to help provide the best fan experience in all of motorsports.
Interested applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes to the job fair at Texas Motor Speedway, located at 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth 76177.
 
Positions available include:
  • Promotional Team
    • Show Car
  • Operations Department
    • General Security (available for events all year)
    • Campground Security (day and night positions)
    • Suites Security
    • Garage & Pit Road Security
    • Ushers
    • Patron Assistance
    • Bus/Tram Drivers
    • Fan Assist Monitors
    • Speedway Club Security
    • Speedway Club Parking
  • Ticket Department
    • Event Ticket Seller
  • Speedway Club
    • Marketing Event Staffing
  • Levy Restaurants
    • Prep Cooks
    • Line Cooks
    • Dishwashers
    • Suite Attendants
    • Suite Bartenders
    • Banquet Bartenders
    • Banquet Servers
    • Concessions Stand Leads
  • Event Staff
    • Firefighter (Race weekends and day-to-day)
  • Speedway Children's Charities
    • 50/50 Ticket Sellers
  • Burn Out Alley Concierge
  • Suite Service Representative
  • Legends Corner Hospitality Representative
  • Client Relations Intern
The 2018 season at Texas Motor Speedway begins in less than two months when NASCAR returns April 6-8 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 doubleheader. The spring weekend includes the My Bariatric Solutions 300 XFINITY Series race Saturday, April 7 and O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday, April 8.
 
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the 1.5-mile speedway June 8-9 for a tripleheader of motorsports action. The weekend kicks off with the Rattlesnake 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday, June 8, followed by the Texas Indy 600 on Saturday, June 9. The jam-packed weekend also will include the No Limits Off-Road Ruckus both days as well as the No Limits Off-Road Rumble SPEED Energy Stadium Super Truck Series races before and after the INDYCAR event.
 
This fall, NASCAR will return for a tripleheader of playoff action Nov. 2-4. It all begins with the JAG Metals 350 Camping World Truck Series playoff race Friday, Nov. 2, followed by the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 XFINITY Series playoff race Saturday, Nov. 3. The weekend culminates Sunday, Nov. 4 with the AAA Texas 500 playoff race.
 
Fans may purchase season tickets and camping to all of Texas Motor Speedway's race events by calling the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and Noon-5 p.m. CT Sunday.
 
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Want to be in Gatorade Victory Lane when a NASCAR Cup Series driver celebrates their Auto Club 400 win? How about seeing celebrities walk the red carpet prior to the NASCAR drivers meeting? Well, here’s your chance.  Auto Club Speedway has released two VIP experiences starting at $59 for fans to go behind-the-scenes at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Prior to the green flag, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers attend a mandatory drivers meeting in a special VIP area, and fans can join the pre-meeting festivities with a “Drivers Meeting Red Carpet Package” experience. Special grandstands are next to the red carpet for fans to sit and watch NASCAR drivers go to the drivers meeting including seeing their favorite actors, musicians and social media influencers. Past celebrities include Channing Tatum, Eric Stonestreet, Kaitlin Olson, Pepe Aguilar, Jada Pinkett Smith and more.

Drivers Meeting Red Carpet Package - $99.50 ($145 value)

  • A reserved ticket to the Auto Club 400  
  • A Pre-race Pit Pass
  • GA ticket to the Red Carpet Grandstand
  • Auto Club Speedway limited edition hat

Once the checkered flag waves, NASCAR fans with the “Victory Lane Package” can go directly to Gatorade Victory Lane to celebrate with the winner of the Auto Club 400. Fans will be in the heart to see the winning car, and watch the driver and team celebrate.

Victory Lane Package - $59.00 ($95.00 value)

  • A ticket to the Auto Club 400
  • A Gatorade Victory Lane Pass
  • Fanatics Trackside Voucher for 10% off NASCAR driver or track merchandise

NASCAR Auto Club 400 ticket specials and packages are on sale through March 2, 2018. With a race ticket, fans will also receive access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone featuring live entertainment, NASCAR driver appearances, autograph sessions, motocross exhibits, Lefty’s Fun Zone, celebrity appearances and motorsport displays.

To purchase tickets or ticket packages to NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 Weekend at Auto Club Speedway, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), shop online at www.autoclubspeedway.com/specialoffers or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.  #FastestSunday #AutoClub400

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Kansas Speedway is introducing a new fan hospitality option in 2018, the Ignition Garage, which offers some unique opportunities for race fans. The Ignition Garage will only be open on Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race day.

The Ignition Garage, which will be offered for the first time on May 12, is located in the support series garage, and includes a hospitality parking pass, pre-race pass for access to the pre-race concert, driver introductions and the DC Solar FanWalk, a guided tour of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage, Q&A sessions with NASCAR drivers and VIPs, exclusive gifts, and an opportunity to watch Stage 1 of the race from a designated area near pit road.

The Ignition Garage will open when the grandstand gates open and closes at the conclusion of Stage 1. Transportation to and from the infield until the end of Stage 1 is available for fans who need assistance.

This one day hospitality option is $199 per person. To purchase the Ignition Garage hospitality, fans must have a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series grandstand ticket or RV admission.

All Kansas Speedway tickets are currently on sale by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com.

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 Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG winning and Emmy nominated actress Charlize Theron has been named the Honorary Starter for the historic 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Theron will wave the green flag for the DAYTONA 500, the season-opening race (TV – FOX, FOX Deportes; Radio – MRN, Sirius XM) for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Theron stars in and produces the upcoming Amazon Studios film “Gringo,” under her production company Denver and Delilah’s banner. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on March 9. “Gringo”, a dark comedy mixed with white knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka when he finds himself crossing the line from law abiding citizen to wanted criminal. The film also stars David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley.

Theron won both an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2003 for her stunning portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster.” She has also starred in such notable films as “The Cider House Rules” (1999); “The Italian Job” (2003); and “North Country” (2005), which resulted in Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. She has most recently been seen in box office hits such as “Atomic Blonde”, “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” as well as a producer on the Netflix original series “Mindhunter”

Recent DAYTONA 500 Honorary Starters include Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee LaDainian Tomlinson; actors Gary Sinise, Angie Harmon, Ashton Kutcher and Whoopi Goldberg; and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr.

“Charlize Theron is the latest in a long line of accomplished entertainers, athletes, U.S. military members and others to serve as the Honorary Starter for the DAYTONA 500,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “We are thrilled to have her as our guest at “The Great American Race” and we are certain race fans will feel the same way.”

Tickets for the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 and other Speedweeks events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterestYouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

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Race fans will rock and roll with Cole before the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Platinum-selling singer and songwriter Cole Swindell will light up the biggest all-star event in sports with the Monster Energy All-Star Race Concert Presented by Rayovac Batteries, Kwikset, George Foreman and National Hardware. The concert is FREE with the purchase of any Monster Energy All-Star Race ticket.

Swindell, a favorite among NASCAR luminaries including 2000 All-Star Race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., has charted seven No. 1 hits, including “Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” “Let Me See Ya Girl,” “You Should Be Here,” “Middle of a Memory,” and “Flatliner.” Additionally, Swindell’s status as one of country music’s rising stars is also solidified by his success as a No. 1 hit songwriter for performers including Luke Bryan (“Roller Coaster”), Thomas Rhett (“Get Me Some of That”) and Florida Georgia Line (“This Is How We Roll”).

“I’m pumped to be playing NASCAR’s Monster Energy All-Star Race this year,” Swindell said. “I’ve been a fan of NASCAR for so long, I can’t believe I’ll actually be part of the day’s activities. It will be great to see all my driver friends and cheer them on in person.”

The Warner Bros. Nashville artist will deliver a show-stopping performance for fans at the entrance outside of Turn 1 near Gate 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, adjacent to the Fan Zone. He will also co-host driver introductions.

Swindell’s travels saw the Bronwood, Georgia, native perform at Earnhardt’s retirement party at Whisky River in uptown Charlotte last December. This May, he’ll rock the pre-race festivities at 2 p.m. on May 19 with a 70-minute concert before the Monster Energy Open and the Monster Energy All-Star Race, where NASCAR’s most heralded drivers – including Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick – will clash for $1 million cash.

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The Cole Swindell All-Star Race Concert presented by Rayovac Batteries, Kwikset, George Foreman and National Hardware will kick off pre-race festivities for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on a stage located near the Turn 1 entrance. For just $20, fans can upgrade to a special Golden Ticket for early access to a reserved area directly in front of the stage. Golden Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

TICKETS:
To purchase tickets, camping and race-day upgrades, fans can call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

MORE INFO:
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.     

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Mahoning Valley Speedway will hold a Racers Swap Meet and Flea Market on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event will run in conjunction with the Speedway’s first Test and Tune day.

Any and all racers are welcome to partake as a vendor. There is a $15 vendor fee cost.

Set-up and selling will be held in front of the Mahoning Valley Farmers Market.

That same day the track will open its gates for the first time this season for the start of four scheduled Test and Tune days.

Test and Tune runs from noon to 4:00 pm. Pits will open at 11:00 am. All competitors are welcome to participate. Pit cost is $25 per car and $10 per person. Grandstands are free.

Sunday, March 18 and Saturday, March 24 & 31 will be the next days in line for Test and Tune.

Saturday, April 7 at 6:00 pm is Opening Day 2018 featuring a complete show of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Sportsman Modifieds, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks.

For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located adjacent to the Mahoning Farmers Market on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

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Michael Self won the action-packed Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, after two “overtime” shootouts.

The Lucas Oil 200 opened the season for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The race’s first overtime followed a multi-car backstretch incident on Lap 80 – the scheduled final lap – that necessitated a red-flag period. The first overtime lap went awry on the final turn on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, as several front-running cars got tangled up, bringing out another red flag. ARCA rules mandate a green-flag race finish, thus, a second OT.

That second try proceeded cleanly, with Self’s No. 15 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota breaking away early, and eventually edging Willie Mullins’ No. 3 Crow Wing Recycling/CW Metals/Bugsy’s Auto Ford by 0.562 seconds.

“We survived man, we survived,” Self said after a night spent cagily avoiding incidents. “We didn’t have brakes in the second half of the race, so in a couple of those wrecks I didn’t have a choice. I couldn’t slow down. I just kind of aimed it.”

Lucas Oil 200 polesitter Natalie Decker’s (No. 25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota) historic start ended with a fifth-place finish. Decker was the fourth female pole winner in Daytona International Speedway history, joining Danica Patrick (2013 DAYTONA 500), Erin Crocker (2007 Lucas Oil 200) and Patty Moise (1989 and ’90 Lucas Oil 200).

Also Saturday, a blind draw in the speedway infield’s UNOH Fanzone gave Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow Chevrolet) the pole for Sunday’s 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, which starts at 3 p.m. ET (TV – FS1; Radio – MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The draw was conducted by crew chiefs whose drivers have qualified for the event; Dillon’s crew chief Justin Alexander drew the top spot. Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Erik Jones and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top-five draw results.

The 75-lap Advance Auto Parts Clash (run in segments of 50 and 25 laps) is always a Speedweeks classic, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series non-points battle with a field featuring 2017 pole winners, former Clash champions, former DAYTONA 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017 and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy Series Playoffs. This year’s Clash field has 17 drivers.

Sunday will mark the return of an old-school Speedweeks scheduling tradition, as DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger and the Advance Auto Parts Clash combine for an afternoon doubleheader. Qualifying starts at 12:15 p.m. ET (TV – FOX; Radio – MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Sunday’s qualifying will “lock in” the top-two starting spots for the DAYTONA 500 and also establish the grids for Thursday’s Can-Am Duel, a pair of 150-mile races that determine the DAYTONA 500 field after the front row.

Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott is trying to win the DAYTONA 500 pole for the third consecutive year, which would tie a record shared by Fireball Roberts (1961-63), his father Bill Elliott (1985-87) and Ken Schrader (1988-90).

Prior to the Lucas Oil 200, NASCAR was on-track for the first time this year with one practice session for the Advance Auto Parts Clash and two for the 60th annual DAYTONA 500, set for Feb. 18. The Clash practice was topped by new Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Menards/Peak Ford) at 199.601 mph. The DAYTONA 500 sessions were led by 2015 Monster Energy Series champion Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota) at 199.743; and rookie William Byron (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet) at 201.681. Byron, last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and rookie of the year, is taking over the iconic Hendrick Motorsports ride driven to three DAYTONA 500 championships by Jeff Gordon.

Tickets for the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 and other Speedweeks events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

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George Shea, the mouth that roars as the colorful emcee of the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held annually on the Fourth of July at Coney Island, will be showcased in the television ads promoting April's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
 
Shea is well known for his hyperbole and voracious vocabulary, and Texas Motor Speedway enjoyed a taste of his talents when he was invited to handle the driver introductions for November's AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Playoff Race.
 
Shea's performance spurred Texas Motor Speedway to feature him in its TV ad campaign that kicks off this weekend in select markets around Sunday's The Clash at Daytona International Speedway (2 p.m. CT, FOX Sports 1). The ad promoting the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, April 8, will extend to multiple markets throughout Texas and parts of Oklahoma in and around next Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500 (1:30 p.m. CT, FOX).
 
Shea, who has served as emcee of the hot dog eating contest for more than a quarter century, wears his trademark straw boater hat along with his traditional blue sport coat and tie in the 30-second spot that was produced in house.
 
He opens with, "This is No Limits, Texas - sacred ground. These are the chosen, the anointed, the children of history selected for greatness by the finger of power. ..." The ad also highlights seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along with young stars Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney.
 
Click here for a sneak preview of the Texas Motor Speedway television ad featuring Shea - vimeo.com
 
Texas Motor Speedway's opening race weekend features the NASCAR XFINITY Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 on Saturday, April 7, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, April 8. Tickets are available by visiting texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.
 
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Natalie Decker won the pole Friday for the Lucas Oil 200 Dirven by General Tire, becoming the fourth female pole winner in Daytona International Speedway history.

In addition to Danica Patrick’s spectacular breakthrough in winning the DAYTONA 500 pole in 2013, Erin Crocker captured the Lucas Oil 200 pole in 2007, while Patty Moise was the Lucas Oil 200 polesitter in 1989-90.

The Lucas Oil 200, set for Saturday at 4:45 p.m., is the season-opening race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. It has its own rich history as an integral part of DIS’ Speedweeks. Past winners include some of biggest names in the history of stock racing such as Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Benny Parsons, Kyle Petty, Lennie Pond and Tim Richmond.

Decker, 20, is from Eagle River, Wisconsin. She turned a fast lap of 181.859 mph on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, in the No. 25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota.

“Oh my goodness, it was crazy … my spotter was talking to me the whole time, walking me through it,” Decker said. “There’s been so much learning [here]. I’m so thankful to be here. Last year we only ran seven races so we could run for rookie of the year [this year] So far, it’s a great start.”

Also Saturday, NASCAR competitors will be on-track for the first time this year with three practices sessions for Sunday’s 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash. The Clash is an all-star type event, with the exclusive field consisting of 2017 pole winners, former Clash champions, former DAYTONA 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017 and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The Clash starting field will be determined Saturday night in a blind draw among crew chiefs whose drivers have qualified for the event.

The Clash draw is part of the Speedweeks Premiere At DAYTONA event in the speedway infield’s UNOH Fanzone, following the Lucas Oil 200 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event features drivers and crew chiefs from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series involved in several interactive activities with fans. Activities include autograph sessions, participating in Facebook Live sessions in the infield media center and competing in the new 2018 Season Update for the video game NASCAR Heat 2 on the UNOH Fanzone’s main stage. In addition, young fans will assist crew chiefs in the Clash draw.

The top-flight list of drivers scheduled to participate in the activities include former DAYTONA 500 champions Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray and Newman, reigning Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon and 2017 Coca-Cola 400 champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Busch, the defending DAYTONA 500 champion, is also the 2004 Monster Energy Series champion.

Sunday will mark a return of an old-school Speedweeks tradition, as DAYTONA Qualifying Presented by Kroger and the Clash combine for an afternoon doubleheader. Qualifying starts at 12:15 p.m. (ET), with the Clash at 3 p.m.

Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott is trying to win the DAYTONA 500 pole for the third consecutive year, which would tie a record shared by Fireball Roberts (1961-63), his father Bill Elliott (1985-87) and Ken Schrader (1988-90).

Tickets for the 55th annual Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire, the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 and other Speedweeks events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

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More than 12,000 students at the 21 Dallas/Fort Worth elementary schools participating in Texas Motor Speedway's Speeding To Read program showcased their artistic talents this week with the opportunity to have their work featured in Lionel Racing's NASCAR die-cast line that will be available at major retailers nationwide.
 
Lionel Racing, the "Official Die-Cast of NASCAR," sponsored a week-long contest for the fourth consecutive year where students will design their own fantasy stock car paint scheme, similar to those in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, along with a brief essay outlining the thought behind the artwork.
 
Winners will be selected in both the KG-2nd and 3rd-6th grade divisions and each will receive an actual 1:24 scale, hood-opening, trunk-opening die-cast with their paint scheme presented to them in an acrylic case during a school assembly coinciding with April's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader race week at Texas Motor Speedway. The two winners also will receive four tickets each to the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 8.
 
The overall winning design among those two students will have the distinction of having their paint scheme added to Lionel Racing's commercial NASCAR Authentics line that will be available at various national retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys "R" Us, and more. Lionel Racing also will celebrate the winner at their respective school by providing every student and faculty member with that die-cast as a memento of the accomplishment at a later date.
 
The 21 Speeding To Read schools, which represent six of the 25 largest districts in the Metroplex, are B.B. Owen (Lewisville ISD), Black Elementary (Mesquite), Brent (Little Elm), Cannaday (Mesquite), Carter Park (Fort Worth), Diamond Hill (Fort Worth), Tom C. Gooch (Dallas), J.A. Hargrave (Crowley), Henrie (Mesquite), Homestead (Lewisville), Hughes (Northwest), Lakeview (Northwest), Manuel Jara (Fort Worth), Marsalis (Dallas), McAuliffe (Lewisville), Peters Colony (Lewisville), E.P. Rayzor (Denton), Seven Hills (Northwest), Shands (Mesquite), Stewart's Creek (Lewisville) and Vickery (Lewisville).
 
 
Students will produce their fantasy paint scheme on a car template sheet that consists of side and overhead view of the stock car, as seen in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Each school will vote on and submit their top design in grade categories K-2 and 3-6 to Texas Motor Speedway, where speedway officials and Lionel Racing will determine the winners. The designs will be judged on originality, incorporating reading and/or school elements into the design, having an orderly appearance that can be transferred to an authentic die-cast, and the essay behind the theme.
 
"Speeding To Read is one of those programs that our team at Lionel Racing looks forward to each year," said Howard Hitchcock, President of Lionel. "We are always incredibly impressed with the students' die-cast designs and we can't wait to see what paint schemes the students create and the stories behind them."
 
Lionel Racing is among the proud partners of Texas Motor Speedway's Speeding To Read program that also includes Speedway Children's Charities-Texas, NASCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series, Speedway World, Levy Restaurants, The Speedway Club, aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, Woolley's Frozen Custard and Team Texas High Performance Driving School.
 
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Chicagoland Speedway announced today that fans who purchase tickets for the Overton’s 400 using the code CLSTRUEX18 have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a ticket refund if 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. wins the 60th Annual DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 18. Truex, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry, has won back-to-back races at Chicagoland Speedway and has been in contention to win the last two DAYTONA 500s.

This limited-time offer is only available until 12:30 p.m. CST on February 18 or while supplies last. Following Truex Jr.’s title-winning performance during the 2017 season, fans are flocking to his camp in hopes of witnessing the two-time Chicagoland Speedway race winner finally obtain his first win in “The Great American Race.”

With this offer, fans who purchase a single-day Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400 ticket and pay in full between now and the DAYTONA 500 will receive a ticket refund following the race if Truex earns the victory. Eligibility for “Winning with Truex” is limited to single-day Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Cup Series purchasers in all sections of the grandstands by using offer code: CLSTRUEX18 or logging onto www.chicagolandspeedway.com/truex500.

Truex has had his share of success at Daytona International Speedway. His highest Monster Energy Series finish is a second-place in 2016, where he was narrowly edged out for the victory in the closest finish in DAYTONA 500 history. Truex has 25 Monster Energy Series starts at Daytona, with an average finish of 22.6, one top-five finish, three top-10 finishes and has led 68 laps. Could the third time be a charm for Truex Jr., after leading the DAYTONA 500 last year with two laps to go and finishing second in 2016?

The promotion will begin on Friday, February 9 and will close one hour before the start of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, February 18 (race start time scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET) or while supplies last. Fans can visit www.chicagolandspeedway.com/truex500 to purchase their tickets.

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