Fans purchasing tickets to the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 will have the opportunity to take a complimentary ride-along in a stock car courtesy of the Jeff Gordon Racing School on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"This is going to be a fun evening for the fans," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "They can come out to the speedway, get their tickets to the historic 50th Coca-Cola 600 and go flying around the speedway at 150 mph in a stock car. It's just another way that we can say ‘thank you' to our fans."

A $129 retail value, this unique opportunity puts fans in the tire tracks of NASCAR legends such as Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. The complimentary rides for ticket holders will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and are available until 8 p.m. while supplies last.

Fans purchasing tickets or those who have already purchased tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 are invited to check in at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office upon arrival on Wednesday. After receiving a voucher for the Jeff Gordon Driving School, they will report directly to the school's trailer, located at Victory Circle.

This offer is only valid for one ride per account and is available while supplies last on Wednesday.

Tickets for the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 start at only $49 and tickets for the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 start at only $25. Additional information for this event and all events at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be obtained online at or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.