Making lasting family memories at Charlotte Motor Speedway just got a lot more affordable as track officials announced plans to offer 20 free events to children 13 and under throughout 2012.

The budget-friendly schedule, offered through partnerships with Circle K and Traxxas, solidifies Charlotte Motor Speedway as “the greatest place to see the race,” and includes a broad range of entertainment for the next generation of race fans, including NASCAR, NHRA, World of Outlaws and Legend Cars races, along with spring and fall Food Lion AutoFairs.

“At Charlotte Motor Speedway, we strive to promote family values and provide a great value to families every time they come to the track,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “These partnerships are our latest examples of that, and prove our commitment to helping introduce the next generation of fans to the high-octane action of motorsports.”

Children 13 and under can get in free to exciting events like the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 13-15 at zMAX Dragway. Free events also include a full day of racing on May 26, featuring the HISTORY 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the debut of Global Rallycross Championship racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Circle K will offer the free kids ticket coupons with the purchase of any size Polar Pop fountain drink from participating stores. The coupons will include a special promotional code that can be redeemed for free tickets for up to six children age 13 and under by logging on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/kidsfree or when purchasing tickets by phone at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The in-store promotion launches April 4 and will run all year in approximately 120 stores from Greensboro, N.C. to Greenville, S.C.

Fans can also receive free ticket vouchers through the Traxxas Race Day promotion. Sign up for the Traxxas Race Day program at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/kidsfree and receive a free-ticket voucher and a $10 off coupon for the Traxxas Mobile Support Center. In addition, participants can sign up for a free Traxxas catalogue and action DVD.

With the purchase of an adult ticket, children can get free admission to any of the following events:

  • NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 13-15
  • Food Lion AutoFair, April 19-22
  • North Carolina Education Lottery 200, May 18
  • LiftMaster Pole Night, May 24
  • HISTORY 300, May 26
  • Summer Shootout, Tuesdays from June 12-Aug. 21
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 14-16
  • Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 20-23
  • Bojangles’ Pole Night, Oct. 11
  • UNOH Southern Slam 150, Oct. 11
  • Dollar General 300, Oct. 12

Additional information on both the Circle K and Traxxas promotions is available at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/kidsfree. In addition, children 13 and under receive discounted admission to additional races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including $10 Family Grandstand tickets to the Sprint All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600 and Bank of America 500, the spring and fall World of Outlaw Showdowns and the Monster Truck Bash.

The kids-in-free promotion is the latest effort by Charlotte Motor Speedway to offer more family-friendly options at the track. Other initiatives include designating smoke and alcohol-free grandstands, offering special kids’ concessions and expanding the Powerade Play Zone, with face-painting, bounce houses and interactive games at numerous speedway events.

For all the latest information on events and promotions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, call the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267), log on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cltmotorspdwy.