Below is a listing of the dignitaries scheduled to participate in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Sprint Showdown, Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge, and N.C. Education Lottery 200 events this weekend:


NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race – May 22

Honorary Starter: Michael Jordan

Grand Marshals: Richard Petty, Junior Johnson

National Anthem:  Kandi Burruss

Invocation: Joe Gibbs


NASCAR Sprint Showdown – May 22

Driver Introductions: Yoshimi Inaba, president/COO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; and Donald Esmond, senior vice president of automotive operations, Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Invocation: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach

God Bless America: The Wells Family Band from Clayton, N.C.


Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge – May 22

Judges: Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith; Creed band members Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti; SPEED personality and former NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer; and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Jeff Hardy

Participants: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, 2009 Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge winner Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman and David Reutimann


N.C. Education Lottery 200 – May 21

Honorary Starter: N.C. Education Lottery Contest Winner - TBD

Grand Marshal: N.C. Education Lottery Contest Winner - TBD

Invocation: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach

National Anthem: Jaime Butler, recording artist from Charlotte

Tickets for all May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS. Friends and family four-pack tickets start at just $39.75 per person for the May 30 Coca-Cola 600 and at $35 per person for the All-Star Race on May 22.

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