Struggling to find that perfect holiday present? Look no further than the incredible gift ideas from Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is offering a number of holiday gift-giving solutions for even the most difficult-to-buy-for family members and friends.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is known for some of the best racing action around, so what better gift to give than the gift of speed from the legendary superspeedway. Now through Dec. 24, fans can purchase $99 in tickets and receive a free $25 gift card, good towards a future purchase of tickets, camping or pit passes. Additionally, the speedway is offering $25 and $50 gift cards as the perfect stocking stuffers, also good toward the purchase of tickets, camping or pit passes. Finally, fans who purchase $199 in tickets to the Bank of America 500, O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race, or the Coca-Cola 600 will be automatically entered to win a 2011 Toyota Tundra with tow package and X-SP Tundra options in the speedway’s Race to the Outdoors promotion. Other prizes include NASCAR Edition FethaStyx fishing rods, Nikon Monarch rifle scopes (10x42) and Charlotte Motor Speedway camouflage caps.
Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out
For friends and family who may need an updated NASCAR wardrobe for the new year, a stop at the speedway’s annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out on the day after Thanksgiving is a perfect way to find a gift for any race fan. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25 in the speedway’s gift shop and near the main entrance, Charlotte Motor Speedway will offer a full line of NASCAR memorabilia and apparel at reduced prices with many items selling for only $1. A wide variety of hats and t-shirts will be available starting at just $3. In addition, 15 NASCAR souvenir rigs are expected to be on hand, offering driver and team merchandise at drastically reduced prices. As an added bonus, shoppers who spend $50 or more on merchandise or race tickets, or donate $25 to Speedway Children's Charities, will be allowed to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway.
Have holiday guests visiting from out of town? Treat them to a ride through Carolina Christmas,
the spectacular drive-through Christmas light park and village. This year’s expanded route starts at zMAX Dragway, continues under Highway 29 and onto the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway. Open nightly 6 to 10 p.m. from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Day, Carolina Christmas is one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring nearly 600 different LED light displays with 3 million lights, a live nativity scene in Bethlehem Village, the Festival of Trees, marshmallow roasting pits, photos with Santa and more.
Tickets are available online at www.visitcarolinachristmas.com or at the gate nightly during event hours for drive-up traffic. Admission is just $20 per passenger vehicle, for up to eight people, with group and motorcoach packages available. Families may also take advantage of The Speedway Club's Holiday Dinners and Carolina Christmas packages, which includes a speedway-provided ride through the Carolina Christmas display and a holiday meal. For more information, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Treat out-of-town family and friends to an up-close look at the speedway with one of the convenient daily tours operating over the holiday season. The Feel the Thrill Tour at Charlotte Motor Speedway lets fans see areas not accessible to fans on race days. The 45 minute tour includes facts and trivia about the storied history of the speedway, a ride through the Infield and down pit road, a stop for pictures in Victory Circle and an up-close view of the world’s largest HDTV along the backstretch. Tours are held on non-event days Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are just $9 for adults and children 13 and older and $7 for seniors, military personnel and children 12 and under.
The nearly two-hour Over the Wall Tour includes the entire Feel the Thrill Tour experience listed above plus the opportunity to visit the PRN Radio studios, witness amazing views from atop the Ford Grandstand, visit one of the speedway's 113 suites and see the luxurious Speedway Club. The tour runs Monday through Saturday on non-event days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and children 13 and older and $15 for seniors and military personnel.
The tour schedules are subject to change due to on-track events and inclement weather. Call the Tour Desk at (704) 455-3223 in advance to check availability or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tours for more details. There will be no tours offered on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day.
For more information on tickets, Carolina Christmas, the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, or tours, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.