Race fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the world¿s tallest piece of NASCAR Winston Cup Series memorabilia during the annual Souvenir Blow-Out Friday, Nov. 28, at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

With NEXTEL taking over as the sponsor of stock car racing¿s premier series next year, Lowe¿s Motor Speedway will auction off a four-story, red-and-white Winston Cup Series banner that has hung near the track¿s main entrance during recent years.

The banner, measuring 40 feet tall by 10 feet wide, will be auctioned off along with other select NASCAR Winston Cup Series memorabilia beginning at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Speedway Children¿s Charities.

The day-after-Thanksgiving Souvenir Blow-Out allows shoppers with race fans on their holiday lists to find the ultimate gifts and stocking stuffers at unbeatable prices, some as low as $1. In addition to merchandise from the track¿s gift shop, many NASCAR team souvenir rigs will line the track¿s front entrance offering drastically reduced prices on a wide variety of memorabilia, including hats, T-shirts, posters and die-cast cars. More than two dozen vendors featuring merchandise from drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are expected to participate.

The event will also feature renowned NASCAR artist Sam Bass signing autographs from 9 to 11 a.m.

As an added bonus, shoppers spending a minimum of $50 on merchandise will have the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle two laps around the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway.

The Nov. 28 Souvenir Blow-Out runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free and plenty of space will be provided. For information, contact SMI Properties at (704) 455-3235.