Struggling to find that perfect holiday present? Look no further than the incredible gift ideas from Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is offering a number of holiday gift-giving solutions for even the most difficult-to-buy-for family and friends.

Holiday Gifts
Charlotte Motor Speedway is known for some of the best racing action around, so what better gift to give than the gift of speed from the legendary superspeedway. Now through Jan. 14, 2011, fans can purchase $99 in tickets and receive a free $25 gift card, good towards a future purchase of tickets, camping or pit passes. Also, the speedway is offering $25 and $50 gift cards as the perfect stocking stuffers, also good toward the purchase of tickets, camping or pit passes.

Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out
For friends and family who may need an updated NASCAR wardrobe for the new year, a stop at the speedway's annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out on the day after Thanksgiving is a perfect way to find a gift for any race fan. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 in the speedway's gift shop and near the main entrance, Charlotte Motor Speedway will offer a full line of NASCAR memorabilia and apparel at reduced prices with many items selling for only $1. A wide variety of hats and t-shirts will be available starting at just $3. In addition, more than a dozen NASCAR souvenir rigs are expected to be on hand, offering driver and team merchandise at drastically reduced prices. As an added bonus, shoppers who spend $50 or more on merchandise or race tickets, or donate $25 to Speedway Children's Charities, will be allowed to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway.

Carolina Christmas
Have holiday guests visiting from out of town? Treat them to a ride through Carolina Christmas, the spectacular 2.5-mile drive-through Christmas light park and village located on the track and infield Charlotte Motor Speedway. Open nightly from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2011, Carolina Christmas will be one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring nearly 500 different LED, or light emitting diode, light displays, the Coca-Cola Igloo skating rink, a live nativity scene in Bethlehem Village, carriage rides, a festival of trees and photos with Santa.

Operating hours for Carolina Christmas will be 6 to 10 p.m., Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2011. Tickets are available online at or at the gate nightly during event hours for drive-up traffic. Admission is just $20 per passenger vehicle, with group and motorcoach packages available. Families may also take advantage of The Speedway Club's Holiday Dinners and Carolina Christmas packages, which includes a speedway-provided ride through the Carolina Christmas display and full individual or family-style holiday meals starting at just $20.

Speedway Tours
Finally, treat out-of-town family and friends to an up-close look at the speedway with one of the convenient daily tours operating over the holiday season. The Feel the Thrill Tour at Charlotte Motor Speedway lets fans see areas of the speedway that are not accessible to fans on race days.

The hour-long tour includes a lap around the 1.5-mile track, a visit to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series garages, a ride down pit road and stop for a picture in Victory Circle. Tours are held on non-event days Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are just $9 for adults and children 10 and older and $7 for seniors, military personnel and children nine and under.

The new, two-hour Over the Wall Tour is limited to fans ages 10 and older and includes the entire Feel the Thrill Tour experience listed above plus the opportunity to walk on the track surface, stroll down pit road, witness amazing views from atop the Ford Grandstand, visit one of the speedway's 113 suites and see the luxurious Speedway Club. The tour runs Monday through Saturday on non-event days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for adults and children 10 and older and $15 for seniors and military personnel.
The tour schedules are subject to change. Tours will not be offered Thanksgiving Day or the Friday following Thanksgiving, on Christmas Day or on New Year's Day.

For more information on tickets, Carolina Christmas, the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, or tours, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit

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