Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway, and Scott Smith, president of the Charlotte chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, will light a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree at the main entrance to Lowe's Motor Speedway and distribute in excess of $700,000 to 64 local organizations on behalf of Speedway Children's Charities.

The money will assist nonprofit charities making a direct and significant impact in the lives of children in need. The public is invited to attend the ceremony that will include lighting a 50-foot Christmas tree; holiday music; refreshments and appearances by Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot; and Santa Claus.Ceremonies will take place at the Avenue of Flags and you are invited to join us!