Shoppers will descend on Charlotte Motor Speedway the weekend of Nov. 28-30, in anticipation of fantastic savings on 2008 merchandise when Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out Sale. The event will not only offer fans great deals, but the chance to drive around the legendary 1.5-mile quad-oval.

The 16th annual day-after-Thanksgiving sale offers each fan that spends at least $50 on tickets or souvenirs, or donates $25 to Speedway Children's Charities, the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around the speedway for three laps on Friday, Nov. 28.

This once-a-year opportunity puts fans in the tire tracks of NASCAR legends such as Richard Petty, David Pearson and Dale Earnhardt.

Shoppers who spend at least $50 on tickets or souvenirs, or donate $25 to Speedway Children's Charities on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free souvenir gift and a tour of zMAX Dragway. Each tour is good for two people. The gift and tours will be redeemable at the gift shop.

Tickets for the 25th annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 and the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, are the perfect gift for those with NASCAR fans on their holiday shopping list. The Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office will be open throughout the event.

As a special weekend-only offer, each ticket purchased for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race or the Coca-Cola 600 will be accompanied by a free ticket ($12 value) for Windstream Pole Night qualifying on Thursday, May 21. Each ticket buyer will also receive a free gift valued at $10 or more.

In addition to numerous track souvenirs, Charlotte Motor Speedway offers a wide selection of driver apparel along with memorabilia from NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Hats and T-shirts start at only $2. There will also be a special die-cast trailer offering a wide assortment of deeply discounted die-cast cars, including special cars autographed by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR souvenir rigs will blanket the track's front entrance offering drastically reduced prices on a wide variety of memorabilia, T-shirts, hats, posters and die-cast cars. Nearly 20 vendors featuring merchandise from top NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, and Tony Stewart, are expected.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Information concerning the Nov. 28-30 Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be obtained by contacting the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop at (704) 455-3202 or online at