This is an exciting opportunity for fans and sponsors alike to help us celebrate the 100th race event in Hampton Virginia with Joe and Norm
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2009
Arena Racing USA®, the nation's premier indoor stock car sport, announced today that retired Washington Redskins Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing will be appearing at the January 23rd Arena Racing USA® event at the Hampton Coliseum. During this special appearance, Joe will be racing Interstate Batteries Chairman, Norm Miller, a long time sponsor of the Joe Gibbs Racing's # 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Car.
They will be competing in two identical ARENACAR®s for bragging rights, and possibly the first race of its kind with a top NASCAR Sprint Cup Owner against his Sponsor.
"These guys are true racers at heart," Arena Racing USA® founder Ricky Dennis stated. "I would not be surprised to see some fierce competition between them. The winner will be bragging for a while after this event!" Dennis concluded. "This is an exciting opportunity for fans and sponsors alike to help us celebrate the 100th race event in Hampton Virginia with Joe and Norm," stated Bob Keane, President and CEO of Arena Racing USA®.
In addition, Arena Racing USA® will also be saluting the Military this special night by offering ½ price tickets at the Box office to all military personnel with an ID, and the evening's opening ceremonies will consist of an enlistment of new recruits into the Army.
"I am excited to be a part of the 100th race event in Hampton; it marks a significant milestone for Arena Racing USA®. It shows the unlimited potential of this new and exciting sports entertainment product," stated Joe Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing. "Interstate Batteries and I personally have seen the growth in sponsorship in auto racing over the past twenty five years, we are committed to Arena Racing USA® and believe it will see the same explosive growth," stated Norm Miller, Chairman of Interstate Batteries.
Blake Murphy, CEO of the Hampton Roads License of Arena Racing USA®, stated, "The enlistment is a special part of our Military Appreciation Night. This will be the third one we have done, and to have Joe Gibbs and Norm Miller here will make it all the more special. This will be the 100th regular season race held in Hampton Roads and I cannot think of a more special way to mark that achievement than to honor the Military; plus the fans will be in for a special treat when Gibbs takes on Miller for the shootout," concluded Murphy.
About Arena Racing USA®
Arena Racing USA® has just completed its sixth season in the market of Hampton Roads-Norfolk Virginia, its second season in Charlotte North Carolina and in 2008 launched its inaugural season in Grand Rapids Michigan. Arena Racing USA® was founded in 2002 by Ricky Dennis. Initial investors in the new racing series were Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Norm and Tom Miller of Interstate Batteries, a sponsor of the JGR #18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Car, and Gary Becker formerly of PACE Entertainment, an experienced indoor arena family entertainment and motorsports promoter. We have worked diligently to develop a new competitive spectator sport providing a unique family entertainment product within a racing league structure, combining the enormous national and international interest in competitive stock car racing and the strong demand from arena operators, sponsors and fans for profitable and cost effective, exciting, family-oriented events.
For more corporate information go to http://www.ArenaRacingUSA.com or call Blake Murphy of Arena Racing USA® Hampton for more event information at 757-216-4426.
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