For $350, today’s side deal gets a pair of speed freaks a Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup package (up to a $553 value). The race takes place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7. If driving in from afar, the package takes care of everything necessary for a smoothly surfaced trip and stay, including:
- Two reserved and adjoining seats in the Upper Earnhardt section, rows 29–71 (a $190 value)
- One night at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Choose either Saturday or Sunday night plus an ideal bed configuration—king, two double beds, or one childhood fort (a $182.85 value on Saturday and $263.35 value on Sunday)
- Shuttle via luxury motorcoach to comfortably traverse the approximately 30-mile journey between hotel and stadium (a $100 value)
The included transportation means you won’t have to worry about parking, traffic, or who will begrudgingly be dubbed DD for the day. The bus leaves from the hotel between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on race day and leaves the stadium 30 minutes after the final flutter of the checkered flag. Use this Groupon to take a worry-free second honeymoon or a non-romantic fuel-injected getaway with a good buddy. Without having to worry about tickets, lodging, and transport, you’re free to enjoy the action and knock back a few brews—all while making race-car sound effects with your mouth or any other parts of your body capable of speech.
Frommer’s recommends the Marriott Marquis: > * A total renovation to the tune of $138 million has put this hotel at the top of the list for downtown lodging, with an ultra-contemporary lobby bar as the main attraction…The rooms are attractively decorated in a contemporary style.
Yahoo! Travelers give the Marriott Marquis 4.5 stars, while two Insider Pagers award it a perfect five. TripAdvisors give the hotel four owl eyes, and Expedia reviewers rate it a 4.4 for overall satisfaction: > * Room was extremely comfortable – truly good bed and pillows, superb view from the desk, clean and comfortable facilities. – Ayilar, TripAdvisor > * The staff was very attentive and friendly. – PASkier, TripAdvisor