Camping at Daytona???

So we just bought our tickets for the Daytona 500 next year. We have an RV and we've taken it to races before, and camping was always something easy to find in Charlotte and Talladega...I was told by the people at Daytona that the only camping available ANYWHERE near the track is the lot they own, but the spots are over $500 a piece! Can anyone tell me if this is the truth and if I will really have to pay that much? I don't mind walking up to a mile to the track if I HAVE in my experience the unofficial camping areas are always more fun than the official ones...
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Fans to decide one driver's entry into All-Star Race

Sprint Fan Vote open a month prior to May 17 event

By Official Release
April 17, 2008
03:33 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Sprint announced the return of the Sprint Fan Vote, a voting competition powered by fans to award one team a starting spot in the May 17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Voting begins April 17 and closes at 7 p.m. ET May 17. Race fans may vote multiple times. New this year, as a bonus to Sprint customers, votes placed on Sprint phones will count twice.

Voting is available through the following channels:

• On Sprint phones text "NASCAR" to 7777 and follow the received directions (standard text messaging and data rates apply)

• At participating Sprint stores

• Trackside at the Sprint Experience

Past Fan Vote winners include Ken Schrader (2004), Martin Truex Jr. (2005), Kyle Petty (2006) and Kenny Wallace (2007).

"I wish that all the drivers could feel what I felt last year when I was voted into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race," Wallace said. "It solidifies what I've been doing the last 22 years. I look forward to rooting on the winner of the Fan Vote this year."

To be eligible for the Sprint Fan Vote, drivers must have been in the top 50 in Sprint Cup Series driver point standings in 2007 or have attempted to qualify for a 2008 Sprint Cup Series race prior to March 10. The driver with the most votes who finishes the Sprint Showdown on the lead lap will transfer to the prestigious field. The Sprint Fan Vote winner will be announced following the completion of the Sprint Showdown.

The winner of the 2008 Sprint Fan Vote will be announced May 17 at 7 p.m. ET on SPEED.

speed king
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April 29 set for seventh annual Dale Earnhardt Day

Event helps raise funds for Dale Earnhardt Foundation

By Team Release
April 16, 2008
03:29 PM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Inc. will host the seventh annual Dale Earnhardt Day at its corporate headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. on Tuesday, April 29th. The event, which celebrates the birth date of the seven-time NASCAR champion, also serves as a major benefit for the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, with a percentage of the event's merchandise sales being donated to the Foundation.

The event, which is themed "Behind the Legend, He was One of Us," will run from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET and will feature a variety of activities and displays for the entire family. Personal photos, mementoes and trophies highlighting Dale's personal and professional life through the decades of the '70s, '80s and '90s, will be on hand at the event.

During the official Dale Earnhardt Day ceremony, starting at 3 p.m. ET., The Hershey Company will unveil a replica of a fan photo mosaic as a tribute to the racing legend. A mosaic bearing Earnhardt's likeness will be comprised of more than 1,000 photos from fans across the country. Fans on-site will have an opportunity to be photographed for the final permanent mosaic at the Hershey's Photo Booth. When completed later this year, the final mosaic will be on display at the Dale Earnhardt Inc. headquarters.

In addition, Dale Earnhardt Inc. Sprint Cup drivers will be on hand for the ceremony, which also honors The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Legend Leadership Award Winners and the Dale Earnhardt Motorsports Scholarship recipient winner from Clemson University.

ESPN's Dr. Jerry Punch will serve as the emcee for the event, with live entertainment being provided by Nashville Star & Combustion music recording artist Brent Keith, who sang Looking for a Road, the title track for the movie DALE. Also performing will be local band Coconut Groove.

Fans at the event will have the chance to win prizes and bid on limited edition collectibles and raced sheet metal from Dale Earnhardt Inc. racecars. All proceeds from the raffle and auctions will benefit the mission of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation.

Furthermore, The Dale Earnhardt Tribute trailer will be on hand continuing to accept new or gently used books for the Dale Earnhardt Book Center at the Center of Hope in Charlotte, N.C.

In addition, Bass Pro Shops and the U.S. Army will operate outdoor activity areas, and Turtle Wax, the NASCAR Technical Institute and Hershey's will also be on hand with interactive displays.

Also, Dale Earnhardt Inc. drivers and personalities will be on hand for the ceremony and to sign autographs. The event will feature three separate autograph sessions, with upcoming DEI drivers, Kerry Earnhardt and Mark Martin signing at 11 a.m. ET.; Martin and Aric Almirola signing autographs at 4:30 p.m ET.; and Martin Truex Jr., Paul Menard and Regan Smith signing at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Taylor Earnhardt of the Earnhardt Equestrian division will be doing riding demonstrations during the day, and will be on hard to sign autographs as well.

Wristbands will be handed out for Martin's morning autograph session and each of the afternoon autograph sessions to the first 350 people in line requesting them, beginning at 9 a.m. ET on the day of the event. Each session WILL require a different wristband and only one wristband will be handed out per person for each session. Due to time constraints, autographs will be limited to ONE per person with NO EXCEPTIONS.

For more information about the event, click here.

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welp... looks like we were all wrong in the poll.

oh well, there's always next sunday!!!

also, wtg RCR... on the 1, 2, 3
that is one tuff thing to do!!

also, thanks for the memories dale
i'll never forget that 500 win!!
"the dale and dale show"

stupid easter break...
bring on m'ville!!!