Bargains and thrills will be the order of the day Friday, Nov. 23, when Lowe's Motor Speedway hosts the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, offering holiday gifts at bargain-basement prices and the opportunity to drive around the legendary "Beast of the Southeast."

The 15th annual day-after-Thanksgiving event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., offers each fan that spends at least $50 on tickets or souvenirs, or donates $25 to Speedway Children's Charities, the chance to drive their personal vehicle three laps around the 1.5 mile superspeedway.

This once-a-year opportunity puts fans in the tire tracks of NASCAR legends such as Richard Petty, David Pearson and Dale Earnhardt.

Tickets for the May 17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Challenge and the May 25 Coca-Cola 600 are the perfect gift for those with NASCAR fans on their holiday shopping list and the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office will be open throughout the event.

As a special one-day offer, each ticket purchased for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Challenge or the Coca-Cola 600 will be accompanied by a free ticket ($12 value) for Windstream Pole Night qualifying on Thursday, May 22.

In addition to numerous track souvenirs including "Beast of the Southeast" merchandise, Lowe's Motor Speedway offers a wide selection of driver apparel along with memorabilia from the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. Non-racing apparel will also be available. Souvenir prices will start at just $1 with T-shirts selling for as little as $3.

NASCAR souvenir rigs will blanket the track's front entrance offering drastically reduced prices on a wide variety of memorabilia, T-shirts, hats, posters and die-cast cars. Nearly 20 vendors featuring merchandise from top NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, are expected.

Information concerning the Nov. 23 Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out at Lowe's Motor Speedway can be obtained by contacting the Lowe's Motor Speedway gift shop at (704) 455-3202 or online at charlottemotorspeedway.com.