TULSA, Okla. – The New Orleans VooDoo, the Arena Football League (AFL) and Rick Ware Racing today jointly announced a partnership for the balance of the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series. The “New Orleans VooDoo Car” will appear in several upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Road America in Wisconsin on June 25 and again at Daytona on July 1.
Additionally, its driver at Daytona – Jeffrey Earnhardt – will be at the New Orleans Arena on Friday, June 3, along with the “New Orleans VooDoo Car” for the pre-game Fan Fest and will serve as honorary captain for the game. The nationally televised game, “Arena Football Friday” on NFL Network at 8 p.m. EST, will feature the top ranked Jacksonville Sharks against the VooDoo, who are making their third home appearance of the season on the NFL Network.
“We are excited to join forces with the Arena Football League and the New Orleans VooDoo for an exciting NASCAR and arena football season for our fans. Both of us share the same fans who are always looking for an exciting and entertaining sports experience. Together we’re going to take that experience up a notch starting in New Orleans,” Rick Ware Racing Team owner Rick Ware said.
As part of the June 3rd experience, one of the fans attending the game will win a random drawing for an all expense paid trip for two to the July 1st Nationwide Race at Daytona where they’ll be part of the official Jeffrey Earnhardt Pit Crew (contest winner must be at least 18-years of age).
Fans will be able to see the “New Orleans VooDoo Car” in person, meet Jeffrey Earnhardt, get his autograph and purchase limited edition t-shirts for this event at the VooDoo Fan Fest on Friday, June 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST at the New Orleans Arena prior to the game. The Fan Fest, before every VooDoo home game, includes a band, face painting for kids, autographs from VooDoo players and VooDoo Dolls. The event is free to the public.
Rick Ware Racing is also giving away a block of tickets to the June 3rd VooDoo game against the Jacksonville Sharks. Interested fans should call the VooDoo office during normal office hours at 504-875-3900 to secure tickets while they last. The winner for the Daytona trip must be present at the June 3rd VooDoo game to win.
For more details visit www.aflvoodoo.com.