Incredible racing, driver appearances and autograph sessions, fun games, dynamite music and great food await fans during the fall’s biggest racing festival on the planet, the OktoberFast Fan Festival Presented by Budweiser, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

OktoberFast is highlighted by four nights of intense racing action at Charlotte Motor Speedway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte during Bank of America 500 Week. The lineup includes the World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown on Oct. 12, Bojangles’ Pole Night and the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on Oct. 13, the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage on Oct. 14 and the only prime time night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Bank of America 500, on Saturday, Oct. 15.

“OktoberFast will offer our fans a week full of racing activities and fun that you only get at Charlotte,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Our festival of speed with racing, music, food and games is the perfect way to celebrate the fall and add more excitement to the Bank of America 500 race week experience.”

Fans who purchase an OktoberFast party package will get the opportunity to meet NASCAR personalities and share a few drinks, brats and live music with fellow race fans. The Bank of America 500 single-day OktoberFast party package costs just $59 and includes:

  • A Q-and-A session with NASCAR star Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and winner of the 2011 Coca-Cola 600.
  • A variety of authentic Oktoberfest food and drinks, including vouchers for three beers or sodas, a sausage and a pretzel.
  • A limited-edition OktoberFast lanyard and credential.
  • Access to a special OktoberFast party area on Saturday with an Oktoberfest-themed pre-race festival of live music, games and giveaways.
  • An appearance by nationally-syndicated radio show hosts John Boy & Billy.

An OktoberFast three-day pass is available for just $99, which includes access to a special OktoberFast area on Friday and Saturday of Bank of America 500 Week. The first 600 fans who purchase the three-day pass gain access to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session on Thursday, Oct. 13. Drivers will include Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, A.J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears, Robby Gordon and Joe Nemechek.

Just 600 three-day OktoberFast passes are available and must be accompanied with race tickets for each day. Each three-day package comes with one pass for entry in the Thursday NASCAR Sprint Cup driver autograph session. Fans will receive two driver autographs per person as determined by a lottery the morning of the event. Driver participation and number of autographs is subject to change and without notice. Neither NASCAR, Inc., nor any of its affiliates are sponsors of this promotion.

A Bank of America 500 race ticket must be purchased separately in order to purchase either OktoberFast party package. Individual Bank of America 500 tickets start at just $49. For full OktoberFast package details, visit

Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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