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TS: GEICO 500 Gets the Green Flag on Sunday, May 3

TALLADEGA, AL – The GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama roars back into action May 1-3.

The GEICO 500 will serve as the anchor event of an exciting spring weekend that will also feature the Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, May 2, and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 ARCA event on Friday, May 1.

“GEICO is an incredible partner which continues to show their support of our facility with tremendous activation to promote both the GEICO 500 and Talladega Superspeedway. We can’t wait for the first weekend in May!” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch.

“We are excited to have a great partner like Talladega Superspeedway and the opportunity to sponsor a spectacular race like the GEICO 500,” said Ted Ward, GEICO Vice President. “NASCAR is a great market for our customers and the GEICO 500 attracts over a hundred thousand passionate fans from all across the country who come to take in the action and excitement that the weekend brings.”

Last year’s spring Cup classic at the 2.66-mile venue proved to be a pivotal event in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as Denny Hamlin claimed the checkered flag and a spot in the title battle in which he finished third. This year’s GEICO 500 will be the 10th event on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Both the GEICO 500 and the Winn-Dixie 300 will be televised LIVE on FOX and broadcast on MRN Radio, as well as SiriusXM. The GEICO 500 is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. ET start on Sunday, May 3 while the Winn-Dixie 300 will take the green flag at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 2.  Tickets are now on sale to the public for all three days of exciting racing action. Fans can call 1-877-Go2-DEGA, or log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. Fans can follow news and happenings at Talladega via social media on www.facebook.com/TalladegaSuperspeedway and @TalladegaSuperS on Twitter.

Talladega Superspeedway May 1-3 Schedule (Central Standard Time)

  • May 1

8:30 am: Full day of practice begins for ARCA, NASCAR XFINITY & NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

2:30 pm: International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 ARCA Qualifying

5:00 pm: Start of IMHOF 200 ARCA race

  • May 2

10:15 am: Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying

12:15 pm: GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying

2:00 pm: Start of Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race

  • May 3

12:00 pm: Start of GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

About Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR speeds back into Talladega Superspeedway May 1-3 for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY event. NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), with the circuit’s steepest banking (33 degrees) and longest distance (2.66 miles), is the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices and special offers for military members and college students. Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, which features the traditional Saturday Night concert and the world renowned Talladega Blvd, home of the “Big One on the Blvd” party. The historic venue features the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large video viewing boards (a new initiative planned for future implementation at all ISC tracks) lining the frontstretch and endless activities for fans throughout its event weekends. Log on towww.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 877-Go2-DEGA for more information.

About GEICO

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle). GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes and claims reporting, and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.

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