Some of the fastest drivers, car owners and mechanics ever to turn left will give it their all to go straight on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as NASCAR Night returns to zMAX Dragway.


In past NASCAR Night events, more than 100 NASCAR industry personnel have descended on the Bellagio of drag strips to take their cars down the concrete quarter-mile. Participants can race anything they wish down the drag strip, making this a true "run what you brung" event. Previous NASCAR Night drag racers included NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth; team owner Rick Hendrick; and crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Lance McGrew.

"The first NASCAR Night they hosted at zMAX Dragway a couple of years ago, I told my guys, 'We're going to take something that nobody can beat,'" said Busch, who will compete on Tuesday night. "It's a lot of fun to go to one of the best drag strips in the world, right here in our own backyard, and do some good old fashion, heads-up grudge racing against some of the guys you compete against in the garage every weekend.

"We'll bring our '70 Dodge Challenger that we raced with at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville (Fla.) and PINKS All Out at Charlotte earlier in the year. We've put a lot of time and effort into that car and with the cooler track temperature and night air on Tuesday, we should be able to run in the low eights (seconds) if we can get it to stick."

NASCAR Night is open to the public with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. On-track action is set for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fans can show a ticket to the upcoming Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 16 and receive free admission. Adult tickets are available at the gate for just $5 and kids are free. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Speedway Children's Charities.

Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Bank of America Fan 4 Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75 per person or fans can get four nights of great racing with the Bank of America 500 Week Super Ticket for just $99.

For daily updates on October race activities, connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway. Connect with zMAX Dragway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zmaxdragway and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zmaxdragway.