By Bob Baker

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 3, 2010) – With the 50th annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals presented by Lucas Oil just around the corner on August 11-14, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum continues to sell tickets to the races on its air-conditioned second floor. Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “According to The Weather Channel, the average high temperature for Knoxville in mid-August is eighty-four degrees. With that kind of heat and humidity, we are pleased to offer fans an opportunity to relax in an air-conditioned environment, complete with clean rest rooms. The four-day Knoxville Nationals ticket package costs $380, and allows the ticket-holder to sit in a non-smoking, air-conditioned environment on the second floor of the museum for the Wednesday-Saturday national championships. Only 150 tickets will be sold each night for the second floor by the non-profit museum foundation.”

Second floor tickets are available for all racing events on the Marion County Fairgrounds, including Knoxville’s non-winged, 360- and 410-cubic-inch sprint car, motorcycle and dirt late model national championships. Said Baker, “Additionally, we have closed-circuit television and the public-address system on the second floor. And we allow fans to bring their own food and drinks up to the second-floor clubhouse and the third- and fourth-floor suites on race nights, which is pretty unusual anymore at major sporting events. We feel we have one of the most fan-friendly environments in dirt track racing in all the world and we look forward to showcasing it at the 50th annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals.”

Those individuals interested in watching races from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to e-mail Bob Baker at bbaker@sprintcarhof.com or call him toll-free at 1-800-874-4488.