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Gateway Motorsports Park Celebrating Daytona 500

18 Feb, 2015


Fan Activities, Fun Races, More On The Agenda

Gateway Motorsports Park (MSP) and Fox Sports Midwest in Ball Park Village (BPV) will be hosting St. Louis’ largest Daytona 500 watch party to kick off the 2015 NASCAR racing season.

Parties and NASCAR go hand in hand, especially when it comes to experiencing the big race on the 40 foot television screen at Ball Park Village.  If you can’t be at the Daytona International Speedway to watch the race live, the next best place to be is with thousands of your closest friends, cold beer, and spicy chicken wings.  See the new Gateway Motorsports Park NASCAR ride truck, go karts from the all-new Gateway Kartplex and earn a chance to win prizes that include Gateway souvenirs and race tickets.

Register to win free tickets for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 13, 2015. Meet local NASCAR drivers Justin Jennings and Tyler Tanner of MB Motorsports, a White City,  Missouri racing team. Register to win a chance to go for the ride of a lifetime around Gateway Motorsports Park with track owner Curtis Francois on NASCAR race day in the Gateway MSP NASCAR Fan Drive Truck. This truck gives racing fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of NASCAR racing in an actual NASCAR truck, driven on the Gateway MSP NASCAR speedway.  No other track offers this type of fan experience.

Actor Vince Vaughn will kick off the 2015 NASCAR season by delivering the command to start engines as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500.  Kid Rock will perform the prerace concert.

Everything will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Fox will begin broadcasting the race at noon, and BPV opens at 11:00am at Ball Park Village, 601 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 will be held at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday, June 13, 2015 under the lights in primetime at the 1.25-mile NASCAR Speedway located just four miles from the historic St. Louis Gateway Arch. NASCAR made its historic return to the St. Louis area on June 14, 2014 for the first time since 2010 with the Drivin’ for Linemen 200, a race designed to bring awareness to electrical linemen as first responders and the critical role they play in assisting other first responders. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, February 23, 2015.  For race tickets, call 618-215-888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

At Gateway Motorsports Park the mission is to provide our fans, racers and sponsors with a first-class, up close and personal racing experience. This includes unprecedented access to the drag strip, the oval, the road-racing track and a nationally-sanctioned karting track as well as special events such as concert and corporate functions for year-round activity at Gateway Motorsports Parkwww.gatewaymsp.com

Local driver Justin Jennings is 22 years old and is currently racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series & the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the Mittler Brothers Motorsports team from White City, Missouri.

Justin Jennings first started his racing career in 2002 when he began racing go karts at TNT Kartways in West Quincy, MO. In 2009 at the age of 16 he made the next step up in his career as he moved into an ASA Late Model. In 2010 he moved into an IMCA Dirt Late Model while also racing the ASA car as well. He continued to race both cars in 2011 having more success. Justin graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute on November 30, 2012. He is currently living in Moscow Mills, Missouri and working for MB Motorsports.

 Tyler Tanner is a 22 year old graduate of Arizona State University and competes in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Mittler Brothers Motorsports team from White City, Missouri.

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