Veteran vs. Rookie in Celebrity Grudge Match
Edwards and Crawford will square off in a best two-out-of-three showdown as they trade paint on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval in NASCAR Winston Cup-style convertibles.
Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Roush Racing Ford, is currently 14th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings while Crawford, driver of the No. 14 Circle Bar Motel/RV Park Ford, is second, just 73 points behind Bobby Hamilton.
Charles Kline of Huntersville, N.C., and Randy Haigler of Charlotte were the lucky winners selected during the 2002 season finale and they will ride along with Edwards and Crawford during their Tuesday night battle.
Officials also announced that Amazing No. 3, a Nubian goat born with a white No. 3 on its right side, will become the first animal to serve as grand marshal for a speedway event, officially ¿kicking off¿ the 10th anniversary of the 10-week Summer Shootout Series.
Scheduled to run each Tuesday night through Aug. 12, the Summer Shootout Series features three divisions of 600 Racing Legends Car racing, three classes of Bandolero action and the extremely popular Thunder Roadsters.
Admission is just $5 for adults. Children 6-12 are admitted for $3 with kids under 6 free. Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at the new Gate 4 ticket office the night of the event. Parking is free. Contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS for information or to purchase tickets.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action at 5:25 p.m. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10:15 p.m.