Fan Fun Updates, Traffic Information on Radio – Fans can get updated information on a 40-minute continuous loop throughout the weekend on 87.9 FM. Performance Racing Network and Charlotte Motor Speedway launched this new Fans First initiative for the Bank of America 500 Weekend. Expands Racing Ties – Director of Motorsports Daniel Eubanks announced expanded motorsports plans for his company Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to a continued partnership with JR Motorsports for 2012, will become the title sponsor of the 27th annual Motorsports Journalism Awards of Excellence in honor of Russ Catlin. will sponsor JR Motorsports cars for 14 races next season – two with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Daytona and Bristol) and 12 with Aric Almirola.

“The fact they sponsor the race car and I get to drive it is a huge deal, but on a personal level, they’ve become friends,” Almirola said. “It’s a family-run business, just like JR Motorsports is. I really feel I’m part of what is, not just on the race track, but hanging out with them as well.”

The Motorsports Journalism Awards of Excellence are presented to individuals who capture the passion, excitement and compelling stories of motorsports through distinguished journalism. This year’s awards – in categories including daily newspaper, other written media, local radio and TV broadcast, national radio and TV broadcast and photojournalism – will be presented at the Jan., 2012 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour.

SCC Track Walk – Fans will have a chance to see Charlotte Motor Speedway from a whole new perspective Saturday morning at Speedway Children's Charities annual Track Walk. Participants will get a close-up glimpse of the 24-degree banked turns as they walk the famous 1.5-mile superspeedway on the morning of the Bank of America 500.

The event begins at 10 a.m., and fans wishing to participate should make their $35 donation online at Children 14 and under may walk for free with a paid adult; one child is permitted per adult registration.

Goodguys Back to CMS – More than 3,000 custom and modified cars will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals Oct. 28 - 30. The Goodguys show includes a manufacturers' midway, swap meet, car corral area with vehicles for sale and model car and pedal car display.

Street rods, customs, street machines and muscle cars displayed will span the spectrum of automotive history, ranging from Model A Fords stuffed with V-8 power to the radical Dodges and Chevrolets that ruled the streets during the late 1960s. Visit for more information.