Bowyer To Participate In Coca-Cola 600 Track Walk – RCR and Coca-Cola Racing Family driver Clint Bowyer will walk the 1.5-mile distance around Charlotte Motor Speedway with race fans during the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk on Friday, May 28.

The event starts at 11 a.m. Race fans will have the opportunity to walk the speedway and mingle with Bowyer. Fellow competitors Michael Waltrip, Ryan Newman, and Joey Logano are also scheduled to walk.

Following the walk, Coca-Cola 600 race fans can also enjoy music, racing simulators, and a question-and-answer session with the drivers.

To round out the activities, Coca-Cola and Charlotte Motor Speedway will again host a fan favorite – the Quarter-Mile Cookout, featuring the world’s longest grill. At 1,320 feet, the grill will use more than 3.5 tons of charcoal to cook up a picnic-style lunch. There will also be plenty of healthy food options including grilled chicken, wheat buns, apples, and baked Herr’s chips.

The event is free of charge and open to all ticket and annual credential holders for the Coca-Cola 600.

Special Father’s Day Ticket Offer Available to Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Fans – Father’s Day is June 21, and Charlotte Motor Speedway is currently offering race fans a unique gift idea. Race fans who purchase $75 worth of ticket gift cards will receive an additional $25 credit toward tickets to any 2010 race at the speedway.

Fans may purchase these at the speedway ticket office. The credit is good until September 15, 2010, and includes tickets for events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMax Dragway, or The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

SpongeBob SquarePants Joins Lug Nut and Digger at Powerade Play Zone – Nickelodeon Channel star SpongeBob SquarePants will entertain race fans and kids Sunday afternoon, May 30, prior to the running of the Coca-Cola 600. He will make appearances with fellow Charlotte Motor Speedway mascot, Lug Nut, and Fox Sports mascot, Digger the Gopher.

The mascots’ appearance will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Powerade Play Zone located next to the Avenue of Flags at the speedway’s main entrance.

SpongeBob will also visit the family seating area in the Diamond Tower at 7 p.m. and visit the Fourth Turn Terrace family area at 8 p.m. For a full list of appearance times and information on the Powerade Play Zone, visit the speedway web site at