Bank of America, the Official Bank of NASCAR, today launched "50 Days of NASCAR RacePoints," a new promotion giving fans the opportunity to get closer to the thrills of racing, including a place in Victory Circle. The unique promotion celebrates the 50th year of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway and makes available once-in-a-lifetime deals on exclusive NASCAR experiences and merchandise through the NASCAR RacePoints rewards program. Fans can redeem these exciting rewards at significantly discounted RacePoint values for the 50 days leading up to the bank's signature race, the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 (ABC, 7 p.m. EST).

"We're thrilled to celebrate 50 years of Charlotte racing in a way that involves fans around the country," said Bank of America Motorsports Platform Executive Mike Hargrave. "Our NASCAR Banking products and the NASCAR RacePoints rewards program are bringing fans real value and some true ‘firsts' - like the chance to present the trophy to the winner of our race in Victory Lane."

Through Oct. 16, fans can redeem special items offered at either 500 or 5,000 RacePoints, significantly less than standard redemption values, on great merchandise and unique race experiences including:

  • present the trophy in Victory Lane to the winner of the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America;
  • stand alongside your favorite driver during pre-race introductions;
  • meet "The King," Richard Petty, the most decorated driver in NASCAR history;
  • a behind-the-scenes view of a SPEED Channel show, including the chance to meet the show hosts; and
  • autographed, authentic driver merchandise such as race-used fender sheets, pistons, driving shoes and much more.

"I have been fortunate enough to find myself in Victory Lane a number of times, but I've never had a fan actually present the trophy to me before," said NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, who is also a NASCAR Banking driver. "It's always a special moment for me and the team, and I know it will be for this lucky fan as well."

For program details and a full calendar of the items offered during the "50 Days of NASCAR RacePoints" program, fans can visit www.bankofamerica.com/50Days.

To participate in "50 Days of NASCAR RacePoints," fans must be members of the NASCAR RacePoints program. The fastest way to earn RacePoints is through NASCAR Banking, the only nationwide suite of NASCAR and driver-branded personal banking products available only at Bank of America. Fans can learn more or sign-up for NASCAR Banking at banking centers across the country and online at www.bankofamerica.com/RacePoints.

NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank of America

In May 2009, Bank of America renamed its signature race on Oct. 17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the "NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America." The name change is part of a strategic marketing effort to bring greater visibility and awareness to the bank's popular line of NASCAR Banking products.

Bank of America first introduced NASCAR Banking in 2007, when the company signed-on as the Official Bank of NASCAR. Bank of America has continued to make investments in the product suite for customers, including enhancements to the NASCAR RacePoints catalog and the addition of new drivers like three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who joins Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Martin Truex, Kenny Wallace, retired driver Rusty Wallace and the late Dale Earnhardt among those featured on the check cards and credit cards.

In addition to the "50 Days of NACAR RacePoints" program, Bank of America continues to support a nationwide promotion that provides fans with the opportunity to acquire two tickets to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, including the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America, when they sign up for a NASCAR Banking checking account and apply for a NASCAR Banking credit card.

Bank of America is widely recognized as a major corporate supporter of motorsports, serving as the Official Bank of NASCAR and provider of the Officially Licensed NASCAR Credit Card. Bank of America's involvement with racing dates back to the early 1980's, when its legacy banks in Virginia and North Carolina sponsored races and provided financing for motor speedways throughout the United States. Over the last two decades, the company's foray into racing has continued to expand. In 2005, Bank of America announced sponsorship agreements with International Speedway Corporation and Speedway Motorsports Inc., which included sponsorship of the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. In 2006, Bank of America entered into a multi-year agreement with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) to become the Official Bank of NASCAR.

Bank of America

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