UPDATE: Faster than you can say, "bull's-eye," the faulty satellite was gone -- and so were 200 tickets to the Sam's Town 300.  On Wednesday night, the U.S. Navy's USS Lake Erie, armed with an SM-3 missile,  launched the one-shot attack at 8:26 p.m. PST and turned the errant "bird" into celestial confetti.  At 8 a.m. today, the LVMS ticket office opened for business and was deluged with calls.  The first 100 callers who said, "Go Navy, go Sam's Town," received two free tickets to the March 1 NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300.

Original release:

Sometime Wednesday, the U.S. Navy will attempt to shoot down a faulty spy satellite. If the Navy's mission is successful by 8 a.m. (PST) Thursday, a handful of race fans will get to see the NASCAR Sam's Town 300 - and the Navy-sponsored race car - at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free.

The speedway is offering a pair of free tickets to the March 1 Nationwide Series event to the first 100 callers to the speedway ticket services office on Thursday.  The callers must say, "Go Navy. Go Sam's Town." The phone lines open at 8 a.m. (PST). The contest is contingent on the Navy successfully downing the satellite.

"Not that the Navy needs any more pressure trying to shoot down a satellite, but a couple hundred race fans will have something at stake, too," said Chris Powell, LVMS general manager. "The Navy has been a loyal NASCAR sponsor for several years, and we thought it'd be interesting for a few free tickets to hinge on the Navy's success.  Go Navy, and go to the Sam's Town 300."