INDIANAPOLIS – Everything the Texas Motor Speedway is doing to gain fans for the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the end of this month is nothing short of brilliant. The series will head back to the 1.5-mile high banked track on Saturday, Aug. 27 to resume the rain delayed Firestone 600k from June.
Unfortunately, rain cancelled the race on the original race date on Saturday, June 11, and after 71 laps were completed the next day, rain postponed the event until a new date in August. With having a special circumstance, getting people to come back would be challenging. But, TMS is making sure they do enough to bring them back.
A few months ago, it was announced that the track will be offering fans attending the one-day event some additional perks including $1 hot dogs and Coca-Cola beverages from Levy Restaurants and the first 3,000 fans receiving a free vintage Indy-car t-shirt compliments of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Properties. SMIP also will provide fans with free souvenir race programs from the original June event while supplies last.
Also, all frontstretch seating, including premium sections, will be general admission and priced at $28 with children 12 and under at $10.
Furthermore, anyone with a ticket to the NASCAR race in November will be admitted into the race for free.
Now, TMS is doing something even more special. The “Restart Your Engines” will be known as “Back The Blue Night.” The track is showing its appreciation for the dedicated service of police officers. “Back The Blue Night” will honor police officers near and far by providing them and a companion free admission to the Firestone 600. Police personnel will be required to show their badge or proper identification at the gate for admittance to the event that will have general admission seating. Texas Motor Speedway also will extend this offer to all first responders that show proper identification at the gate.
The Firestone 600 will begin at 9 p.m. ET and be televised live on the NBC Sports Network.