Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a Twitter competition in honor of the world's largest automotive extravaganza as the Food Lion AutoFair returns to the track April 7-10.  Participants will compete for a chance to win not only an AutoFair prize pack, but tickets to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.

The Twitter contest will be based on the Food Lion AutoFair's "Beauties and Beasts" exhibit that will feature six top manufacturers, such as Chevrolet and Ford Motor Co., displaying their most successful model next to their least successful.  Contestants will have from March 1-31 to tweet a picture of their car to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Twitter handle (@CLTMotorSpdwy) and submit the car as either an elegant, mint condition "Beautiful Beauty," or an old, smashed-up "Beastly Beast." Participants must be in the picture with the vehicle holding a sign or poster that displays the Charlotte Motor Speedway Twitter handle in order for their submission to be accepted. 

One winner will be selected from the "Beautiful Beauty" category as well as the "Beastly Beast" by a panel of Charlotte Motor Speedway car enthusiasts. Each winner will receive a prize pack that includes two four-day adult passes and a $25 food voucher to the Food Lion AutoFair April 7-10, as well as two grandstand tickets to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21.

The four-day Food Lion AutoFair attracts thousands of automobiles and features collector car auctions, a flea market with more than 10,000 vendor spaces, a massive manufacturer midway, a car corral with more than 1,500 cars for sale, special exhibits, a kids' zone, crazy fair foods and much more.

Hours for the Food Lion AutoFair are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 per day for adults or $25 for a four-day pass; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is $5.

Fans can also purchase the Car Show Season Pass in advance for just $89, a savings of $45 per person, for 11 days of access to Charlotte Motor Speedway's three car shows: the spring and fall Food Lion AutoFairs on April 7-10 and Aug. 25-28 and the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals on Oct. 28-30.

The Car Show Season Pass also includes a personalized hard card and lanyard, VIP parking at each event and 10 percent off all merchandise purchased in the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop.   For more information, contact the speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or visit