Nearly 550,000 horsepower will surge through Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway as the legendary motorsports complex continues to celebrate 50 Years of Firsts with a Fall Season of Speed.

During the next 120 days, Charlotte Motor Speedway will host 350 race cars, Monster Trucks and motorcycles in the most aggressive fall event schedule ever produced for race fans.

"From Top Fuel dragsters to dirt late models to NASCAR's homecoming with the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America, we've got a lineup of events to satisfy anyone's need for speed," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Major highlights on the fall calendar include the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash on Aug. 15; Food Lion AutoFair Sept. 10-13; NHRA Nationals Sept. 17-20; NASCAR Banking 500 Week only from Bank of America Oct. 14-17; and the World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 5-7.

"Sixteen events will take place across our three venues during the next four months to bring nearly a half-million people to the greater Charlotte region. This drives our area economy and puts people to work," Smith added. "Our Fall Season of Speed will be a race fan's stimulus plan that's unmatched at any other speedway."

With children's tickets for many events priced at just $10, entertaining the entire family at a major sports event has never been more affordable. In recognition of the speedway's inaugural season in 1960, race fans can reserve a ticket to the NASCAR Banking 500, NHRA Nationals or the World of Outlaws World Finals for just $19.60. Convenient, interest-free payment plans will be applied to the balance on any ticket order.

Tickets to all events in Charlotte Motor Speedway Fall Season of Speed can be obtained by calling the ticket services department toll-free at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

The complete Fall Season of Speed schedule follows.

Aug. 6-9 NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
zMAX Dragway

Aug. 11 Summer Shootout Finale
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Aug. 13 Street Racing Challenge
zMAX Dragway

Aug. 15 Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash
The Dirt Track @ LMS

Aug. 18 Summer Shootout Overdrive
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Aug. 25 NASCAR Stars & Nitro Cars
zMAX Dragway

Sept. 10-13 Food Lion AutoFair
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sept. 17-20 NHRA Nationals
zMAX Dragway

Oct. 14 World of Outlaws Topless Showdown
The Dirt Track @ LMS

Oct. 15 Bojangles' Pole Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct. 16 Dollar General 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct. 17 NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Nov. 4 Street Racing Challenge
zMAX Dragway

Nov. 5-7 World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track @ LMS

Nov. 27 Souvenir & Race Ticket Blow-Out
Charlotte Motor Speedway