NASCAR Star Michael Waltrip Visits Auto Club Speedway $35 Ticket Tuesday Zucchini Patch

Michael Waltrip Hard Card

San Bernardino County, Calif. (July 21, 2009) – As Auto Club Speedway nears the inaugural Southern California Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race – the Pepsi 500 on October 11th – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Michael Waltrip, driver of the No. 55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota joined hundreds of local fans for a special Speedway season-ticket holder event on Monday.  While on site, Waltrip also had a chance to check out Auto Club Speedway’s $35 Ticket Tuesday Zucchini Patch.

The overbearing zucchini patch, located on ACS property, is part of a promotion that gives “goodies” each month to fans purchasing $35 tickets.  Every Tuesday in July and August, ACS will give away “extra goodies” that include delicious Krispy Kreme cheesecake-filled donuts (in celebration of National “Cheesecake Day” on July 30th) and California-grown zucchini (in celebration of National “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch” Night on Aug. 8th) to anyone purchasing a $35 Pepsi Rock N’ Rows ticket to the Pepsi 500.

Waltrip made a special trip to Southern California to harvest zucchini in the ACS $35 Ticket Tuesday Zucchini Patch, enjoy home-made zucchini bread baked by Auto Club Speedway president Gillian Zucker and took part in a Q&A session with Hard Card Members, the Speedway’s season ticket holders.

“There aren’t too many things I enjoy more than enjoying the Southern California sunshine and spending the day with NASCAR fans,” said Waltrip.  “Oh wait, putting on overalls and hanging out in the Auto Club Speedway Zucchini Patch ranks right up there, too.”

To purchase tickets to the Pepsi 500, including the Pepsi Rock n’ Rows $35 tickets, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com or call 800-944-RACE (7223).

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