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Fan Walk ticketholders to observe Saturday’s Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:04 p.m. CDT
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(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Race fans with Casey's Fan Walk tickets for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway will be in on the pre-race drivers' meeting. NASCAR has moved the drivers' meeting to the Fan Walk at 5:15 p.m. Iowa-native Landon Cassill, who is 11th in the Nationwide Series standings, stops to sign autographs for fans in the Fan Walk during May's race at the Speedway.

Race fans who’ve wondered exactly what transpires in a NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting can see for themselves this weekend. Iowa Speedway today announced the drivers’ meeting will be open to fans with Fan Walk access prior to Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our guests to peek behind the curtain on race day and be part of the action,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “In May, we held the drivers meeting in the Newton Club and we wanted to try something different for this race. We are grateful to NASCAR for arranging this special access for Iowa Speedway race fans.”

It’s a rare opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with drivers, crew chiefs, team owners and NASCAR officials as they go over procedural operations in this pre-race tradition prior to the 250-lap race. The drivers’ meeting will be moved from its usual venue in the infield Mediacom Media Center to the Casey’s Fan Walk area located inside of Turn 4 starting at 5:15 p.m.

“This is another example of Iowa Speedway providing fans with access that is unprecedented in sports,” Small said. “Fans don’t have the option to sit in the locker room before a football or basketball game.”

While these meetings are traditionally open only to competitors, fans will see NASCAR Nationwide Series Managing Director, Wayne Auton, relaying instructions for the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland. As the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ heated championship battle and the finale of the “Dash 4 Cash” take center stage, the competitors may express opinions and pose questions during the meeting. 

Fans interested in attending the drivers’ meeting must have Casey’s Fan Walk access. Weekend and single-day tickets are available now for NASCAR’s final stop in central Iowa for 2014, starting as low as $20 on race day. 

Get your tickets today for the best value and exclusive access to the NASCAR drivers’ meeting. Fans who already have race tickets can purchase Casey’s Fan Walk access separately at the inside windows of Ticket Booth 1.

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