With the start of the 2005 racing season rapidly approaching, now is the time to purchase tickets for what promises to be NASCAR¿s most exciting two weeks of racing highlighted by the May 21 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge and the May 29 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Tickets for the NEXTEL All-Star race start at just $33 and tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 are as low as $49," noted H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "For just $82, an individual can attend two of the most exciting NASCAR races of the season."

Good seats are available for each of Charlotte Motor Speedway's May NASCAR events. The slate includes: the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge' NEXTEL Cup racing's annual all-star event¿on Saturday night, May 21; the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300-one of the premier events on the Busch Series schedule on Saturday night, May 28; and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing's longest race - the Coca-Cola 600¿on Sunday evening, May 29.

Charlotte Motor Speedway's May schedule and price range of available adult tickets:

May 20 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge Pole Night
& Charlotte Tailgate 200 - $20 to $30

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup & NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
May 21 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge - $33 to $88
May 26 CTC Pole Night - $12 & $15
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying
May 28 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 - $17 to $66
NASCAR Busch Series
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 - $49 to $131

Specially priced children's tickets are also available in certain grandstands.

For information, or to order tickets, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday at 1-800-455-FANS. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.