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South Boston Speedway has been represented well thus far at Daytona

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The eyes of NASCAR racing fans across the country are focused on Daytona Beach, Fla. during SpeedWeeks. And, thus far, South Boston Speedway has been represented well. Elliott Sadler took the first victory in the duel, posting atop the leader board in his 150 mile qualifier at the "World Center of Motorsports".

South Boston Va. native Jeff Burton, a former Late Model Stock Car Division competitor at America's Hometown Track swiped the pole position for the running of this weekend's Daytona 500.

Jeff Burton will be trying to visit Victory Lane in NASCAR's biggest event of the season just as his brother, Ward, did a few years back.

Shortly after Jeff Burton captured the pole position for the Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin, who competed in the Late Model Stock Car ranks two seasons ago at South Boston Speedway, scored a triumph in the Budweiser Shootout Sunday afternoon.

Burton and Hamlin won't be on the track on March 25 when South Boston Speedway opens the 2006 racing season, but a host of other talented drivers will take to the four-tenths mile asphalt oval to try and find their place in history.

The season-opening event at South Boston Speedway will get underway with a special starting time of 3 p.m.

A total of 19 events are scheduled as part of South Boston Speedway's 2006 schedule. Highlighting the schedule this season will be action for the Late Model Stock Car Division competitors as well as drivers in the Limited Sportsman Division and the Pure Stock Division.

Season tickets, good for all events in 2006, are available for the value price of $150 per person. A season ticket pass for youth, ages 10-15, is available for the 2006 season at a cost of $99.

Tailgating spots are also available for the 2006 racing season at South Boston Speedway. Spaces are available for the entire season or on a weekly basis.

The tailgating area will be open for cars and trucks. Grills and unlimited size coolers will be available in the tailgating area. Tailgating passes good for the entire season are priced at $285.

For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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