Tuesday night, Cabarrus County first responders will trade in their emergency vehicles for 13-ton school buses at Round Eight of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series for the First Responder School Bus Slobberknocker presented by IKEA. In addition, all first responders will receive free admission to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series when they present their EMS, fire or police ID at the main ticket office.

Participants in the school bus slobberknocker include Jeremy Brown, of the Kannapolis Fire Department; Chris Hill, of the Kannapolis Police Department; Scott Honeycutt, of the Cabarrus County EMS; Jennifer Hyatt, of the Kannapolis Police Department; Carey Kovacs, of the Cabarrus County EMS; and Dean Lowder, of the City of Albemarle Fire Department.

Each night of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series features a full slate of the nation's best Legend Car and Bandolero racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile, as well as appearances by the World's Fastest Mascot, Lug Nut, and tons of family fun.

Families are also welcome to come get a cool down from Charlotte Motor Speedway's fire truck, Engine 343, as it sprays water into the grandstands.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway Play Zone will be open and will feature bounce houses, face painting and interactive games at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Van.

Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get in free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

Racing will be televised on the Fox Sports South network, with a recap show airing each Monday following the event at 6 p.m. and a re-air on the following Saturday. Fans should check their local listings for more information.

For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

For live updates during the Summer Shootout Series, follow hashtag #SummerShootout on Twitter. To join in on the conversation simply include #SummerShootout in your tweet.

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