For all fans, guests, registrants and competitors planning to attend the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1), World of Outlaws Topless Showdown presented by Hungry Man (Nov. 4) and the World of Outlaws World Finals (Nov. 5 - 7), please be advised of the following travel conditions in Western North Carolina:

Due to a rockslide that occurred at mile marker 2.6 in North Carolina, near the Tennessee state line, on Oct. 25, Interstate 40 is closed from mile marker 451 in Tennessee to mile marker 20 in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Transportation engineers' initial estimates are that it could take several months to repair and restore traffic flow.

An alternate route has been outlined for those traveling to Charlotte Motor Speedway from the Tennessee area. Travelers should take I-40 to I-81 North to Asheville. Take exit 57A to I-26 East. Exit to I-240 East, then take a left exit to I-40 East toward Statesville.

The alternate route will add approximately 1 hour to trip time. Detailed directions and a map are available.