NASCAR stars Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne will join legends Bobby and Donnie Allison and team owner Joe Gibbs for appearances at a one-of-a-kind infield Pit Party sponsored by the NASCAR Hall of Fame at the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Pit Party will be a fan-friendly event taking place on pit road from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. before the only 600-mile race on the NASCAR circuit. The party will feature driver appearances, live music from national recording artist Benton Blount, concessions, racing displays and more. Access to the Pit Party is included with the purchase of a pit pass or a driver introduction pass.

"We have an all-star lineup for this year's pit party and we are excited to partner with the NASCAR Hall of Fame on an unforgettable pre-race experience," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We love showing the race fans a good time, and it doesn't get any better than for fans to be able to interact with some of the biggest names in the sport on pit road before the Coca-Cola 600."

In addition to fan forums with Kenseth, Kahne, the Allison brothers and Gibbs, the Pit Party will  feature vintage military vehicles and displays from the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Paul Schadt, morning radio host for 96.9 The Kat, will serve as emcee for the Pit Party.

Pit passes are $100 for adults, $50 for children 14-18 and free for kids 13 and under with a paying adult. Driver introduction passes are $150 for adults and $75 for kids 13 and under. Pit passes must be purchased in addition to a race ticket.

During the Coca-Cola 600, get the best views of pit road and the world's largest HDTV with two frontstretch tickets for just $99. To purchase tickets, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit

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About NASCAR Hall of Fame

Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.