|The honors just keep rolling in...|
Keselowski, who won last spring’s Food City 500, as well as the 2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race, was honored today by mayors Joel Staton (Bristol, Tenn.) and Jim Steele (Bristol, Va.) with a proclamation naming Feb. 12 as Brad Keselowski day in Bristol.
The proclamation recognized Keselowski’s success at Bristol Motor Speedway, his passion for racing at the iconic concrete track, his dedication to military members, and the work of his Checkered Flag Foundation, which supports those who have sacrificed greatly for their country, including U.S. military members, veterans, first-responders and their families.
Keselowski, who was also surprised by the BMS staff with a birthday cake and gifts, was taken aback by the proclamation.
“Well, I sure didn’t expect anything like this,” said Keselowski, who spent the afternoon skeet shooting with local members of the National Guard. “You guys really got me. I thought you might do something to surprise me but not having a day named in my honor. That’s really so cool.
“I love this place. I love racing here and I love the people around here. It’s always been a great place for me and I always look forward to coming here. And I can’t wait to get back here in 30 days.”
Race weekend ticket packages, which include the March 17 Food City 500 and Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300/K&N East Series 125 doubleheader March 16, remain available, starting at $99. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower-row seating for the Food City 500 is available with tickets starting at $65 for adults and $32 for children 15 and under.
Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance while the price is $5 less per grandstand ticket than the race-day cost for the same seat.Purchasing tickets to the Food City 500 enters the guest in the Bruton’s Big Bristol Giveaway in which 10 lucky fans win a new Ford Mustang.
The K&N Pro Series East 125 takes place March 16 following Jeff Foxworthy’s Grip Chips 300 Nationwide Series race. Tickets for the doubleheader are available, starting at $35 for adults and $17 for kids 15 and under.
BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup races, as well as Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300, the Food City 250 and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.
For more information or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll free at 1-866-415-4158 or visit www.bristoltix.com.