Charlotte Motor Speedway is currently recruiting race fans to join the 2010 Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Council. Those interested in serving on the Fan Council and offering their opinions to improve the fan experience at speedway events are invited to download the application from the speedway's Web site, www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, and submit the form by Jan. 8.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Council was formed in August 2008 as a way to gather feedback from a diverse group of fans to determine changes that needed to be implemented to improve the fan experience at the speedway. Throughout the year members of the Fan Council join speedway management for conference calls, participate in surveys after events, attend meetings at the speedway during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event weekends and participate in online fan forums.

"We strive to be the greatest speedway in the world, and with the help of our Fan Council we're working on improvements to be even more fan-friendly," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "The Fan Council allows us to receive feedback from our fans that we can utilize to enhance our events and facilities. The fans are the backbone of our speedway and we try to do everything with them in mind."

The Fan Council consists of 30 members who serve one-year terms. Members are encouraged to share their experiences, offer ideas for improvement and help shape the creation of new programs and initiatives to improve the fan experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 2010 application form and additional information about the Fan Council are available online. Those with further questions can also e-mail .

Tickets for 2010 events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the May 22 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 30, are available by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455 FANS (3267) or shopping online.