For 4 grand would you rather be a VIP or a sponsor?

For $4,000, Daytona International Speedway’s “High Banks Platinum VIP Package” includes a pretty impressive list of (fan-oriented) perks.

Bucket list for the race fan VIP?

But for somewhere around that same 4 grand, would you rather be a sponsor?

The Sponsor Option
Infield Jen, “…(i)nteractive personality btw fans/drivers/teams…” (see: @infieldjen) has lined up a few fan-sponsor VIP packages of her own. The benefits are similar ..or, let’s say “comparable” and with Jen they presumably go to a race team.

Comparison
With the $4,000 DIS package, you get:

Full Package Includes:
*Rolex 24 at DAYTONA Lounge admission
*Hot Laps around the world famous 2.5 mile trioval
*Meet-and-greet with NASCAR legend Richard Petty
*DAYTONA 500 Club admission
*Personal concierge providing golf cart service throughout the day
*Attend the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver’s Meeting
*Hot Pass with garage access prior to and during the race
*Meet & Greet with Coke Zero 400 Pre-Race Concert artist, country music star Tyler Farr
*Tour the Suite Tower roof overlooking the Speedway
*FanVision or RE Scanner Rental
*Seat in Gatorade Victory Lane to celebrate the Coke Zero 400 Champion
*Option to view the largest fireworks show in the southeast from atop the DAYTONA 500 Club
*Visit to the Starter Stand
*Guided Tour of the ISC Archives & Research Center
*Meet-and-greet with Motor Racing Network broadcast team
*Personal photo book of your Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola experience
*On-site parking
*DAYTONA lanyard and VIP Credential
(from DIS)

Sponsor for a Day?
Jen says she works with several teams, one of which appears to be Premium Motorsports. She’s offering to actually get your name on a Cup Series car, along with several other very cool sponsor-oriented perks.

Her Fan Sponsorship Package 4 (cost: $4,500) gets your name on the decklid of a Cup car, plus two of her “Red VIP Experience” packages, including the following:

* 1 Complimentary VIP Experience Pass – 1 Race of Choice 2017 (Good when garage is considered Hot)
* Your Name or Company Logo on a Cup Series race car
* Meet & Greet with the Team
* Garage Tour with ‘Infield Jen’
* Stand in Front of the stage for Driver Intros with ‘Infield Jen’
* Watch the Cup race from the Pits with ‘Infield Jen’
* Team Golf Shirt
* Team Hat
* Stainless Steel Team Tumbler
* All you can eat Food & Drink for the entire weekend (when garage is open)
* Photo opportunities which you can utilize the likeness & image for up to one year from the race date.

Jen’s Fan Sponsorship Package 3 (cost: $3,700) gets your name on both sides of a Cup car’s front lower quarter panel and includes the same two VIP Experience packages she includes with Package 4.

So you’ve got 4 grand, give or take, to treat that super-fan in your life to a bucket list experience. Which do you do? Treat them to the ultimate fan experience? Or make them a sponsor for a day?