Some might have questioned NASCAR’s decisions during the off-season to make some changes it felt was necessary to make the on-track activity more exciting. I believe after the Daytona 500 and all of the Speedweeks events, very few are questioning now.
For example, leading up to the Daytona 500, NASCAR decided to increase the green-white-checkered attempts to three instead of just one attempt. That rule change came as a surprise to me, but proved to be very pivotal for Jamie McMurray to win his first Daytona 500.
There might be more changes to come before the teams get to Talladega for the Aaron’s 499 April 23-25. Teams will be at the track March 16th to test things ranging from spoilers to restrictor plates. We are expecting a majority of the teams if not all of them and plans are to open the test to the public to let you test our new seats.
New seat construction is going well and ahead of schedule. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by mid March and ready for the NASCAR test on March 16th.
One other big announcement this week at Talladega is the addition of Aaron’s Gift Cards for our Allison Grandstand customers. For those fans purchasing a $49 two-day ticket in the Allison Grandstand for the Aaron’s Dream Weekend, Aaron’s is pitching in a $25 gift card that can used at any Aaron’s store across the country.
With the season underway, the countdown has officially started and I can’t wait to see everybody in April.