Collectible Ticket Features Richard Childress
Childress first showed his entrepreneurial spirit selling peanuts at Bowman-Gray Stadium, a legendary short-track in his hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C. By the time he was 17, Childress had earned enough money to purchase a race car and he moved from the grandstand to the track.
Competing on both dirt and paved tracks throughout the Carolinas, Childress struggled to make ends meet while climbing the racing ladder. He finally made it to the big leagues on Sept. 14, 1969, at Talladega Superspeedway. His 23rd place finish that day drew little attention but it became the cornerstone for a team that would take the sport into the next century.
¿In today¿s world of businessmen who own race teams, Richard Childress is a racer who became a businessman,¿ said H.A. ¿Humpy¿ Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. ¿Richard started with a 1947 Plymouth and now has nine NASCAR owner championships and more than 125 victories. His accomplishments are amazing and we are honored to celebrate his team¿s 35th anniversary with this collectible Bojangles¿ Pole Night ticket.¿
Production of the collectible ticket, the 25th in a series of Pole Night ducats, was limited to just 7,500. The ticket, printed in vibrant four-color on quality stock, sells for $15 in advance and will be $20 the day of the event.
Time trial runs during Bojangles¿ Pole Night on Thursday, Oct. 14, will determine the 43-car starting field for the UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race on Saturday night, Oct. 16. Qualifying for the Oct. 15 Lowe¿s presents The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 Busch Series event and the Charlotte debut of the American Speed Association late model stock cars are also on the schedule.
The limited-edition Bojangles¿ Pole Night ticket, along with tickets for all October events at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway, can be ordered by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.