Join NASCAR young guns Trevor Bayne, David Ragan, Reed Sorenson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., as well as NHRA veterans Doug Foley, Doug Herbert and Angie and Matt Smith, to help speedway president Marcus Smith wave the green flag on the Fall Season of Speed during the speedway’s Parade of Power at noon on Tuesday, August 9.

Vehicles representing every form of motorsports that will compete this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte will parade from Concord Mills Mall to the speedway’s Avenue of Flags on Bruton Smith Boulevard. Following the parade, drivers and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials will hold a press conference and fan forum to discuss activities surrounding the speedway’s Fall Season of Speed.

Fans in attendance will participate in a Q-and-A session with the drivers and the first 100 fans to arrive at the speedway Tuesday morning will be invited to an autograph session in the speedway ticket office following the fan forum. Children 12 and under can take a ride in a monster truck and photo opportunities will be available with the cars.

The Parade of Power will feature more than 27,000 horsepower, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, Nationwide Series cars, a Whelen Southern Modified Tour car, a World of Outlaws sprint car and late model, a monster truck, an NHRA Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car, speedway Toyota Camry pace cars, a Rosenbauer fire engine and more.

Scheduled to appear:

Trevor Bayne, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford and reigning 2011 Daytona 500 champ

Doug Foley, NHRA Top Fuel driver and owner of Doug Foley Drag Racing School

Doug Herbert, NHRA Top Fuel driver and founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School

David Ragan, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford

Angie Smith, NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider 

Marcus Smith, president and general manager, Charlotte Motor Speedway

Matt Smith, NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider and winner of inaugural VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Reed Sorenson, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet. Currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., NASCAR Nationwide Series driver of the No. 6 Blackwell Angus Ford. Currently leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings.