Help send a soldier to The Rock

First Posted: 4/4/2012

Rockingham Speedway is offering a special program that allows fans to purchase tickets for servicemen and women.

“Send a Soldier to The Rock” is partnering with Fort Bragg to distribute tickets to men and women in uniform for the upcoming Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on April 15.

According to Rockingham Speedway Director of Public Relations Andy Cagle, the “Send a Soldier to The Rock” program, which was largely driven by race fans, generated more than 300 tickets sold the first day.

“Fans have begun adding an additional ticket to their order for the soldiers,” said Rockingham Speedway President Andy Hillenburg. “Some have even purchased blocks of three to four seats. This program started at the grassroots level, and we couldn’t be happier to give it our seal of approval. Nothing is too good for our military men and women, and we look forward to hosting them April 13-15.”

According to Cagle, fans purchase an extra ticket to be designated for a soldier. Those tickets will be distributed “through official military channels at Fort Bragg,” said Cagle. If you know one or more soldiers and would like to purchase tickets, you can have those tickets held at Will Call under the soldiers’ names.

“We are glad to be able to do that,” said Cagle. “It’s a way for people to support the track and the military.”

The event will be the first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Rockingham since 2004.

Three days of racing begins Friday, April 13, with practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck and UARA-STARS Late Model Series, along with practice and qualifying for Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals.

Saturday’s schedule features additional practice and qualifying for the Camping World Truck and the UARA-STARS, along with Twin 75-lap main events for the UARA-Stars Late Models and Frank Kimmel Street Stocks. After the final checkered flag falls, Little Texas and the Chris Lane Band will take to the stage for a concert that is free to all race ticket holders.

Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance Carolina 200 presented by Cheerwine takes the green flag at 1 p.m. A ticket to the race will get fans into the NCWTS drivers meeting and a special autograph session on pit road prior to the running of the race.

Fans can purchase Send a Soldier to The Rock tickets by calling the speedway office at 910-205-8800.

For more information on the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine, or to purchase tickets for any of the speedway’s events, contact Rockingham Speedway at 910-205-8800 or visit online at

— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at