Fans Can Wave Green Flag for Bojangles’ Pole Night – Charlotte Motor Speedway officials will select fans in attendance for tonight’s Bank of America 500 pole qualifying, to wave the green flag for NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m.

Fans to Return for Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway – One of the greatest Christmas light shows ever will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway from November 22 through January 2, when fans will have the opportunity to see more than 500 different light displays. More than 250,000 people are expected during the “Carolina Christmas” event.

The event is expected to generate more than $10 million in economic impact for the area and create 80 seasonal jobs.

The lights will be displayed over a 2.5-mile spectacular drive through the Charlotte Motor Speedway and infield. The light display will feature a realistic Bethlehem-themed village, NASCAR souvenir rigs for Christmas shopping and themed areas for children with food, rides, music and photos with Santa.

Carolina Christmas will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets will be available online at as of mid-October, and also at the gate for drive-up traffic. Admission is just $20 per passenger vehicle. Group and motorcoach packages are available.

Nationwide Series Autograph Session Set for Friday – Race fans arriving early for the Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series event can meet some of the series drivers during an autograph session on pit road starting at 1 p.m. Fans with a Dollar General 300 or Bank of America 500 ticket can enter through Gate 1. Among the drivers scheduled to meet the fans are Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Brad Coleman, Marc Davis, Brendan Gaughan, Carl Long, Robert Richardson Jr., Reed Sorenson, Ryan Truex and Kenny Wallace. Additional drivers now also scheduled include Jason Leffler, Colin Braun, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and Steven Wallace.