Shoppers from around the country will descend upon Charlotte Motor Speedway for special savings on 2009 merchandise at the 17th annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out Nov. 27-28.

On the biggest shopping weekend of the year, fans will be welcomed by a colorful array of nearly 20 souvenir rigs lining the front entrance of the speedway, featuring souvenirs from top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart and more.

At this two-day event, special deals will be available with driver hats and t-shirts as low as $5 and Charlotte Motor Speedway T-shirts starting at just $3.

Sam Bass, the official artist of Charlotte Motor Speedway, will have posters, holiday die-casts and copies of his book "The NASCAR Art of Sam Bass" available to shoppers at reduced prices. A special die-cast trailer will also be on hand to sell the scaled-down collectable cars at prices hard to resist.

Friday and Saturday will provide the perfect opportunity to purchase tickets for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 17 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 30, the perfect gift for the die-hard race fan. The ticket office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Tickets can also be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

As part of the tradition of the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, shoppers spending $50 or more on souvenirs or race tickets Friday, Nov. 27, will get to feel like real NASCAR stars when they are given the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the 1.5-mile superspeedway. This opportunity is available Friday only.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Information about the Nov. 27-28 Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be obtained online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by contacting the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop at (704) 455-3202.