In yet another Fans First initiative, Charlotte Motor Speedway has partnered with race teams and drivers to create NASCAR team fan zones for the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24.

With the purchase of a NASCAR team fan zone pass, fans can mix and mingle with other fans and sponsors in support of their favorite driver in unique pre-race hospitality tents. Each team fan zone pass will include a catered meal, soft drinks, souvenir gift bag and special fan forum appearances by the drivers for each participating NASCAR Sprint Cup team.

"This is another innovative and affordable way for us to bring the fans closer to the drivers on race day," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Each NASCAR team fan zone will give race fans a chance to have their own driver or team pep rally long before the green flag drops. It's also a creative way to combine corporate hospitality for team sponsors with the fans that are the lifeblood of our sport."

The speedway has partnered with Hendrick Motorsports, Penske Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to create the first-of-their-kind entertainment areas. Other participating NASCAR teams are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

All-inclusive NASCAR team fan zone passes including a Diamond Tower race ticket are affordably priced at $139 for the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600. Fans who have already purchased tickets can obtain NASCAR team fan zone passes for $99 each. Pit pass upgrades are available for an additional $50.

NASCAR team fan zone passes can be obtained by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or ONLINE.