Charlotte Motor Speedway Kicks Off Fall Season of Speed at Seventh Annual Parade of Power
Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon will join Charlotte Motor Speedway officials as they wave the green flag on the speedway's Fall Season of Speed at the seventh annual Parade of Power on Wednesday, Aug. 5. This free event marks the beginning of the action-packed fall motorsports schedule at the greatest place to see the race.
The Parade of Power is scheduled to feature more than two dozen vehicles - representing more than 30,000 horsepower - including NASCAR stock cars, a World of Outlaws dirt late model, a monster truck, NHRA dragsters and Pro Modified cars, a Legend Car and Bandolero, speedway Toyota Camry pace cars, the speedway's Rosenbauer fire engine, classic and luxury automobiles, and more. The vehicles will parade down Bruton Smith Boulevard, beginning at noon at Concord Mills Mall and ending at the speedway's Avenue of Flags.
Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Ty Dillon, driver of the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will join Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway to outline the exciting events fans have to look forward to this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with the drivers. The first 100 fans to arrive at the speedway Wednesday morning beginning at 8 a.m. will receive wristbands for entry to an autograph session with the Dillon brothers and NASCAR analyst Wendy Venturini.
The free event will also include special ticket offers, free monster truck rides, the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Van, photo opportunities with the various vehicles in the parade and more. Fans who purchase two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NHRA or World of Outlaws tickets or two pit passes or driver introduction passes, will get the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the 1.5-mile speedway.
The complete Fall Season of Speed schedule follows. All events take place at the 1.5-mile superspeedway, unless otherwise noted:
Aug. 8: Circle K Monster Bash presented by Mello Yello, The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Aug. 29: Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile, The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Sept. 11: Laps for Life Blood Drive
Sept. 19-20: NHRA Carolina Nationals, zMAX Dragway
Sept. 24-27: Charlotte AutoFair
Oct. 8: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Pole Night and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Southern Slam 150
Oct. 9: NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Oct. 10: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500
Oct. 23-25: Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
Nov. 5-7: Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals, The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 21: Eggnog Jog 5k
Nov. 21-Dec. 30: Speedway Christmas (Closed Dec. 25)
Nov. 27: Black Friday Blowout
To purchase tickets or camping, or to learn more about any of the upcoming events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit the Charlotte Motor Speedway website.