NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett, driver Greg Biffle Help Wrap Up Bank of America 500 Trophy Tour
NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett and Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle greeted hundreds of race fans today in Concord as the Bank of America 500 Trophy Tour presented by Coca-Cola and Walmart made its final stop before the green flag falls on the only Saturday night race in the Chase.
The trophy tour kicked off at the beginning of September and has continued in multiple cities across four regions in advance of the Oct. 11 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"It's been a wonderful experience, getting to get out and meet the fans," said Jarrett. "Getting to see people get up close to the trophy, most people don't get to see that. You meet some wonderful people from all over the world really. It's neat to get out and hear their stories and interact with them."
Jarrett also shared his thoughts on the new Chase format and the pressure that drivers are feeling as the Contender round heats up.
"I like the Chase format," he said. "It does create a lot of pressure for all the teams really. I think the challenges are greater now for the drivers and the crew chiefs than it's ever been. It has to make the race more interesting and more competitive."
Jarrett was joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle, who is looking to get his first win at Charlotte when the lights come on Saturday night.
"All the teams look forward to racing in Charlotte, most importantly for the bragging rights," Biffle said. "This is the home of NASCAR so everyone has a little chip on their shoulder when they come to Charlotte. Everybody wants to win here. We have a lot of family and friends who want to come out and watch the race.
"We're able to run everywhere. We're able to run the bottom, the middle and the top, and that creates some really, really good racing. With all the excitement of the Chase and everything going on, it's going to make for a really good race."
The fun, free-to-the-public, interactive racing event featured appearances by NASCAR celebrities, Hall of Famers and Miss Sprint Cup; the Coca-Cola Racing show car and simulator; Charlotte Motor Speedway's Fan Van and pace car; plus the opportunity for fans to take photos with the Bank of America 500 trophy and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship trophy.
With the final Bank of America 500 Trophy Tour stop in the books, the next stop for the Bruton Smith Trophy is Victory Circle for a meeting with the Bank of America 500 winner on Saturday night.
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