Food, games and freebies will all be a part of the viewing party for the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. The NASCAR Kinetics team will host the free event at Poor Richards Campus beginning at noon.
“We will have the race on, but there will be activities for everyone,” said Kinetics Team Leader Heather Miller. “You don’t have to be a NASCAR fan, but if you’re are that’s awesome too.”
While the famous Sprint Cup Series race plays on television, the team of East Tennessee State University students will lead games fit for all ages and hand out prizes from local businesses, NASCAR and the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Miller says the group’s goal is to introduce a new generation to NASCAR. The M&M’s Makes Race Day More Fun NASCAR viewing party is a chance for Kinetics to reach out to the community during one of the most viewed races of the season. The checkered flag flies at 1 p.m. and Kinetics will be at Poor Richards Campus, 825 West Walnut Street, until 6 p.m.
“We’ve put a lot of effort into this and there will be something for everyone,” Miller said. “We think it will be great.”
The ETSU NASCAR Kinetics is one of 20 teams from other schools planning similar events and competing for a trip to the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“They want us to have more of an inside track on things to get our school involved and make a community event out of it,” Miller said.
The five selected teammates are studying public relations and sport management. They produced two case studies this semester focusing on Michael Waltrip Racing and Dodge Motorsports.
Miller says all five members are avid racing fans and look for their passion of the sport to transcend into a successful viewing party.
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