AAA Texas 500 Ticket Demand

The 2014 Sprint Cup Series continues along with current leader Jeff Gordon looking to pad his lead this weekend at the GoBowling.com 400.  Taking place at the Pocono Raceway just two months after Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the Pocono 400, drivers will be jostling for position into the 2014 playoffs and try to win the race for the automatic bid.  With only so many races remaining, now is the time for drivers to make up valuable ground.

Fans in the greater Fort Worth area will be able to see many of these drivers compete later this year at the AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway.  The past two years have seen Jimmie Johnson take home the

PHOTO: AP
PHOTO: AP

victory for Hendrick Motorsports and it’s certainly a possibility he will do the same this year. Nonetheless, you never know who will be the one to take home the checkered flag and with dozens of great drivers this year, it’s sure to be a tight race. Gordon and Earnhardt have raced impressively this year, showing time is only a number for many of these seasoned drivers.

For fans looking to attend the AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on November 2nd, ticket prices have remained relatively high compared to other races on the schedule this year.  Currently, the average ticket price is $132 for the race with the cheapest ticket available at $76.  It will cost you a little more for tickets at the finish line with the average ticket price currently $193 and the cheapest ticket available at $83.  The cheapest area is pit side seats with a current average ticket price of only $92.

There are three races remaining on the Sprint Cup schedule with a higher average price than the AAA Texas 500, but that is all.  The Irwin Tools Night Race on August 23rd at Bristol Motor Speedway has an average ticket price of $159, the highest average ticket price of any remaining race.  Both the Federated Auto Parts 400 and Hollywood Casino 400 have average ticket prices above $132 ($135 and $142, respectively,) but the get-in price for each race is much cheaper at only $32.

In addition, there are less than 700 tickets remaining for the race, so chances are ticket prices will not drop too much during the next three months.  As a point of comparison, the Federated Auto Parts 400 has over 1,000 seats remaining and that race takes place September 6th.  Demand is clearly higher for the AAA Texas 500 than many other races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Currently, six drivers have clinched a berth in the post-season and several others have positioned themselves well to move along on points alone.  The aforementioned Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. have all clinched berths, as have victors Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, and Joey Logano.  With household names such as Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart still fighting for a spot, you can guarantee a wild finish to the Sprint Cup Series in 2014.

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