Charlotte Motor Speedway Christmas Tree Lighting And Speedway Children's Charities Grant Distribution

Monday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

What:

 Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte 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 Charlotte Motor Speedway and distribute grants to 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.

When:

Monday, Dec. 1. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. The formal program will start at 6 p.m., with the tree lighting tentatively scheduled for 6:18 p.m.

Where:

Avenue of Flags in front of Smith Tower at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The track is located at the intersection of Bruton Smith Blvd. and Highway 29.

Who:

Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Scott Smith, president of Speedway Children's Charities' Charlotte chapter.

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Tom Sadler, executive director of Speedway Children's Charities.