The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (NWSMT), will spice up Bojangles' Pole Night with their fast-paced, short-track racing in the UNOH Southern Slam 150, Thursday night, Oct. 14. Sprint Cup Series qualifying and NASCAR Modifieds are just two of the many reasons that fans will head out to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. Here are 10 more:

1. Two events for the price of one. Not only will fans see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the only night race in the Chase, they'll get to witness the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour battle it out for 150 laps on the frontstretch quarter-mile. The best part? Tickets are just $12 in advance and $20 the night of the event.

2. Fans will have the chance to wave the green flag for their favorite driver. Charlotte Motor Speedway officials will randomly select fans in attendance at Bojangles' Pole Night to wave the green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the Bank of America 500.

3. One of the closest points battles in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour history.  Andy Seuss is just three points behind series leader James Civali going into the final race of the NWSMT season, with fifth place John Smith just 65 points behind Civali.

4. Fans shouldn't miss qualifying for the only night race in the Chase! The Bank of America 500 could make or break a driver's run for the championship and his starting position is key. Fans shouldn't miss a minute of this very important session.

5. The NWSMT has only one repeat winner this season. With nine of 10 races complete in the NWSMT schedule, the series has just one repeat winner in 2010, Andy Seuss. The series features great short-track racing with intense on-track battles and is sure to be exciting on the frontstretch quarter-mile.

6. Bojangles' Pole Night offers fans the chance to see their favorite driver. With practices for both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series in addition to the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race, fans have the chance to see every car that will compete during the weekend on track.

7. Fans can witness a bit of NASCAR history. A modified car is the oldest type of car used in NASCAR. The cars weigh only 2,645 pounds including the driver's weight, while a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car weighs 3,450 pounds without the driver. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified car is powered by a V8 engine producing 625 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 150 mph. The modifieds have a unique open wheel design and use the largest tire of any NASCAR touring series with a tread width of 83.75 inches due to the extra wide right-side tires.

8. Bring the kids for just $1 each. Children ages six to 12 are admitted for just $1, while ages five and under are admitted for free.

9. Fans can experience the luxury of The Speedway Club for a great price. Pole Night is a great night for fans who are not members of The Speedway Club to test drive Charlotte Motor Speedway's luxurious members-only seating for just $50.

10. The NWSMT will compete for the first time at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This event marks the NASCAR modifieds first visit to the famous motorsports complex. Fans will witness history as the lightning-fast machines compete on the quarter-mile oval. 

Tickets for Bojangles' Pole Night and 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). The Bank of America Fan 4 Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75 per person or fans can get four nights of great racing with the Bank of America 500 Week Super Ticket for just $99.

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