NASCAR enthusiasts and Christmas shoppers will have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of driving around Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out on Friday, Nov. 25. Shoppers spending $50 or more on merchandise or race tickets during the annual day-after-Thanksgiving event will be allowed to drive their personal vehicle two laps around the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway (Good for Nov. 25 ONLY). As a special bonus, fans will receive a free CTC Pole Night ticket for each 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge or Coca-Cola 600 NEXTEL Cup race ticket they purchase. This one-day sale offer is good only from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office or by phone at 1-800-455-FANS. Bargains and thrills will be the order of the day Friday, Nov. 25, when Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, offering holiday gifts at bargain-basement prices and the opportunity to drive around the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

The 13th annual day-after-Thanksgiving event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers each fan who spends at least $50 on souvenirs or tickets or donates $25 to Speedway Children's Charities the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle two laps around the track.

This once-a-year opportunity puts fans in the tire tracks of Jimmie Johnson who dominated NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing this season at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning May's Coca-Cola 600 and the UAW-GM Quality 500 in October.

Tickets for the May 20 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge and the May 28 Coca-Cola 600 are the perfect gift for those with NASCAR fans on their holiday shopping list and the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office will be open throughout the event.

As a special one-day offer, each ticket purchased for the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge or the Coca-Cola 600 will be accompanied by a free ticket for CTC Pole Night qualifying on Thursday, May 25.

In addition to numerous track souvenirs, Charlotte Motor Speedway offers a wide selection of driver apparel along with memorabilia from the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. Non-racing apparel, focusing mainly on women's clothing, will also be available. Souvenir prices will start at just $1 with T-shirts selling for as little as $3.

NASCAR souvenir rigs will blanket the track's front entrance offering drastically reduced prices on a wide variety of memorabilia, T-shirts, hats, posters and die-cast cars. Nearly 30 vendors featuring merchandise from top NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers, including Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, are expected.

Information concerning the Nov. 25 Souvenir and Ticket Blow-Out at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be obtained by contacting the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop at (704) 455-3204 or the Charlotte Motor Speedway marketing and public relations department at (704) 455-3209.