Dover International Speedway Creates Breakfast with the Bagman Ticket Option For May 15
DOVER, Mar. 4, 2011: Dover International Speedway has created a special, all-inclusive “Breakfast with the Bagman” package, featuring Delaware’s own Mike Bagley, for the Sunday, May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The $99 option includes a ticket to the race in sections 202-204, an all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet, a souvenir program, and a question-and-answer session with Bagley and friends.
Bagley is an on-air turn announcer with MRN radio, and also serves as co-host of The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR radio. He has strong ties to the area, growing up in Milford, Del., approx. 15 miles south of Dover International Speedway. Mike served for a short time as a PA announcer on race weekend in Dover, and went on to join MRN in 1992.
The breakfast and question-and-answer session will be held in the Rollins Center ballroom in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m., and Mike Bagley will arrive at 8:00 a.m. Ticket holders that already have purchased tickets to the May 15, 2011 event may add the package to their ticket for $29.
To make the morning even more fun, two special contests will be available to fans in attendance:
A contest called “Bagley’s Pick” will be open to all fans in attendance. The morning of the Breakfast with the Bagman event, Bagley will select his choice for the May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner. If his pick brings home the monster trophy that day, each attendee will receive a free ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover on Oct. 2, 2011. The prize is not transferable.
A “Top-10” contest will also be available to all fans in attendance. Each fan will select the finishing order for the May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover. If they correctly pick the top-10 finishing order, they will win Dover International Speedway tickets for life! The prize will include two tickets to every NASCAR-sanctioned event held at the Speedway. The prize is not transferable.
Bagley and The Morning Drive co-host Pete Pistone were jokingly discussing the concept on-air, and Dover officials heard the conversation. Within 30 minutes of their conversation, the Dover ticket office received eight phone calls from fans inquiring about the package.
“It was a no-brainer to create a package with our local racing veteran, Mike Bagley,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “He attended races here as a kid with his parents, and has made us proud. He is always quick to crack a joke, and is rarely seen without a smile on his face. Race fans appreciate that, and his warmth and energy shines through on the radio.
“We hope his fans come out for a fun morning of stories and laughter with the Bagman,” McGlynn said.
NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.