Obamaâ€™s NASCAR Tickets Go For Less Than Face Valueâ€¦
Obamaâ€™s NASCAR Tickets Emblazoned With His Name Raffled Off For Charity, Go For Less Than Face Valueâ€¦
Via Sporting News:
When President Barack Obama turned down free tickets to this weekendâ€™s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track hoped to auction off the â€śpresidentialâ€ť tickets to raise big money for charity.
Instead, the tickets went for less than face value.
The four tickets, which are emblazoned with Obamaâ€™s name and the White House address, were sold for $300. Bidding began at $100 and the tickets, which are for some of the best seats at the track, are valued at $110 each.
â€śThough it didnâ€™t create the frantic, high-paced competitive bidding that we had hoped, it did raise $300 for Speedway Childrenâ€™s Charities,â€ť NHMS president Jerry Gappens said in a release from the track.
The two-week auction was won by Chesterfield, Mass. native Francine Slesinski, who has attended every NASCAR race at the speedway for the last 10 years.
â€śFrancine got a great bargain, excellent seats to the biggest sporting event in New England and a one-of-a-kind collectible!â€ť Gappens said.
â€śI planned on getting tickets anyway, but when I saw those up for auction I had to get them,â€ť Slesinski said.