In less than two weeks, NASCAR racing will be back at Charlotte Motor Speedway and track officials are gearing up to provide an unforgettable experience for all race fans, both new and long-time. From a brand new NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race format that will add new challenges for the drivers and crews, to the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk & Summer Cookout during Coca-Cola 600 Weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk & Summer Cookout

The Coca-Cola Family Track Walk & Summer Cookout returns for the fourth year during the Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend. Partnering with the HISTORY Channel Smoker and Grill, the event will fire up following the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk on Friday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the menu are foods like grilled chicken, hamburgers and turkey dogs with all the trimmings. The event is free to all Coca-Cola 600 ticket holders and takes place on part of the frontstretch and pit road near the start/finish line. Coca-Cola Family drivers expected to participate include Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle, as well as a special appearance by Ned Jarrett.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Format Change

The 2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will have a new format, putting more emphasis on winning a segment, the crews and the final pit stop. The winners of each segment will line up in positions 1-4 for the final pit stop. It will be up to their crew chiefs to decide what to do on that stop: two tires? Four tires? Fuel? Stop-n-Go? If a driver wins multiple segments, then the second place driver of that segment will take their place in the lineup. The final 10 laps promise to be a good show under the lights of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Get $10 Off May Tickets from Jack in the Box

Guests who go to Jack in the Box and order either a breakfast combo meal or a Jumbo Breakfast Platter will be given a code for a $10 discount off the price of their ticket for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 19, the HISTORY 300 and Global RallyCross event May 26 or the Coca-Cola 600 May 27. The promotion is going on now at all 25 greater Charlotte-area locations including Hickory, Statesville, Monroe, Gastonia, Shelby and Rock Hill, S.C. Also all 11 Greenville, S.C.-area restaurants are participating in the promotion. At Jack in the Box, breakfast is served all day, so race fans can take advantage of this offer anytime they’d like. To redeem the discount, call the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) to purchase tickets and provide them with the code on the coupon. This promotion will run through May 27.

Rock Your RV Decorating Contest

Campers staying in the campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway can participate in an RV decorating contest called Rock Your RV for a chance to win a prize. There will be two contests, one for NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week and one for Coca-Cola 600 Week. Judging will be conducted by Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager Marcus Smith. For NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week, campers are asked to decorate their RVs in a country western theme. Judging will take place on Saturday, May 19, and the prize will be provided by Tom Johnson Camping Center. For Coca-Cola 600 Week, campers can decorate their RV in Coca-Cola Racing gear. The best decorated campsite will win a prize from Coca-Cola and Tom Johnson Camping Center. The judging will be held Friday, May 25.

Mayors to be Honored as Part of Long-Time Fan Program

Cabarrus County mayors Bob Misenheimer and Scott Padgett will be honored as part of the new long-time fan program, along with a group of other fans who have attended races at Charlotte Motor Speedway for at least 50 years. Misenheimer has been a race fan his entire life and as a Kannapolis, N.C. resident, he currently cheers for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mayor Scott Padgett of Concord, N.C. attended the inaugural race at the speedway when he was 14 years old. He was present for the infamous “pass in the grass” and Cale Yarborough’s trip over the Turn 3 fence. Charlotte Motor Speedway is launching a long-time fan program that honors fans who return to the track year after year. Misenheimer and Padgett are just two of the fans who will be honored this May. Those loyal fans will be commemorated with a granite plaque to be displayed on speedway property. Fifty-year fans also receive a car decal, a lanyard and hard card, souvenir program listing and recognition on t he Charlotte Motor Speedway website and the world’s largest HDTV.

Let The Troops Race Program Returns

For the third consecutive year, fans and companies have the opportunity to honor American troops by donating tickets as part of the Let The Troops Race ticket program. Through this patriotic initiative, fans who buy tickets to the May 27 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway via phone or in the speedway’s ticket office can also purchase an additional ticket for just $20 to send a member of the U.S. Armed Forces to the Memorial Day Weekend race. Tickets will be distributed through the United Service Organizations to active servicemen and women. To participate in the program, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Family Four-Packs Back for NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600

Due to popular demand the Coca-Cola 600 Family Four-Packs and All-Star Four-Packs are back. For one low price of $119, families can get two adult tickets and two kid’s tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 on May 27, four Coca-Cola soft drinks and four hot dogs. The All-Star Family Four-Pack includes two adult tickets and two kid’s tickets for the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, four Coca-Cola soft drinks and four hot dogs all for only $99. To purchase the Family Four-Packs, call the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Tickets start at just $39 for the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and $49 for the May 27 Coca-Cola 600. To purchase tickets, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Camping is also still available.

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