Denny Hamlin wants to help race fans affected by the economic downturn by giving away four tickets to every race this season via his Web site.
The giveaway starts with the Daytona 500 at www.dennyhamlin.com/seats.
“They can sit in my seats every single week,” he said. “It’s for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be there in your Dale (Earnhardt) Jr. gear. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want to help the race fans out that don’t have the means to or have gone for the last 20 years and now aren’t able to because of financial reasons.”
Hamlin first broached the idea last month and has been busy working out the details. He’s buying the tickets himself, and doesn’t receive a discount from any of the tracks — and because they’re premium seats, prices range from $75 to $150 each.
He’s committed to giving away at least four tickets a race, but could do more at some races. He added that everyone has to do their part to help fans during the economic crisis.
“Some of these tracks are cutting down their ticket prices, cutting down their infield parking, and that’s what its going to take,” Hamlin said. “It’s going to take a little bit from everybody.”
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