By participating in Speedway Children's Charities' Ultimate Race Fan Experience, fans attending the Oct.13 Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway have the opportunity to meet their favorite driver prior to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race.

Presented by Lowe's Motor Speedway and Charlotte radio station WSOC, the Ultimate Race Fan Experience gives fans the opportunity to bid on special Bank of America 500 pre-race ride-along packages. The winning bidders receive two pre-race passes that allow access to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers' meeting and they have the opportunity to ride in the parade lap with their selected NEXTEL Cup driver. The winning bids do not include race tickets, transportation or lodging.

Ride-along packages up for auction include the 12 drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup-Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

Additional drivers up for bid are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Elliot Sadler, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Casey Mears and Reed Sorenson.

Bids for the Ultimate Race Fan Experience will be taken at www.speedwaycharities.org. The auction begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and ends at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Bidders must be at least 18 years of age and must comply with EBay policies and procedures.

Proceeds from the Ultimate Race Fan Experience auction benefit the Speedway Children's Charities Grant Program which distributes funds to organizations that provide medical, emotional and social services to children in need.

For additional information about the Ultimate Race Fan Experience, contact Amanda Hollingsworth at (704) 532-3318.

Tickets for the Oct. 13 Bank of America NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.