Get Ready for Night Chase Racing, Fan Fun This October at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway is gearing up for the only night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 16. Below are just some of the exciting happenings fans can look forward to at the speedway ahead of all the racing
Fans Given Unprecedented Access to Drivers with Special Ticket Packages
Building on its Fans First philosophy, Charlotte Motor Speedway is providing an unprecedented number of opportunities for fans to get closer to the stars of their favorite sport during Bank of America 500 Week, Oct. 13-16. Special ticket packages will give fans the chance to see their favorite NASCAR drivers and legends including Kasey Kahne or Kenny Wallace with the OktoberFast package; Jamie McMurray with the Bass Pro Shops package; Richard Petty and Junior Johnson with the Hall of Fame package; and Jeff Burton with a Scout package. Visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for a full list of ticket packages and promotions.
Popular Let the Troops Race Ticket Program Returns for Bank of America 500
Fans and companies are invited to purchase Bank of America 500 tickets for the men and women of the U.S. armed services with the Let the Troops Race ticket program. Charlotte Motor Speedway first launched the program during its NASCAR races in May and received an overwhelming response. For just $20.00 fans and businesses may donate a reserved seat to a soldier, Marine, midshipmen, or airman by visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Seats will be provided to soldiers via the USO. In addition, special military pricing is available for active duty and retired military personnel for the major events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or by visiting the box office on race days.
CATS Route Offers Convenient Transportation To and From the Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway is once again partnering with the Charlotte Area Transit System, or CATS, in Charlotte, N.C., to bring bus service from Center City Charlotte to the track. Starting from the Charlotte Transportation Center, race fans can take the 79X Concord Mills Express to beat the traffic and enjoy the Bank of America 500 at the speedway for just $7 round-trip. The route will run every 20 minutes from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16. Return trips will begin immediately after the checkered flag as race fans make their way to the buses near the track's main entrance. To purchase tickets or for more information visit the Charlotte Transportation Center at 310 East Trade Street in Center City, go online at www.ridetransit.org or call (704) 336-RIDE (7433).
NASCAR Night at zMAX Dragway Oct. 12
NASCAR Night returns to zMAX Dragway on Oct. 12. Fans are invited to come out and see NASCAR drivers, team owners, crew chiefs and team members compete on the concrete quarter mile at the Bellagio of drag strips. Fans can show a ticket to the upcoming Bank of America 500 at the zMAX Dragway gate and receive free admission. Adult tickets are available at the gate for just $5 and kids are free. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Speedway Children's Charities. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at
Mac Daddy Dogs Make NASCAR Concession Debut
A new concession item will be added to the menu at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Bank of America 500 Week. The Mac Daddy Dog is a hot dog encased in macaroni pasta and pimento cheese, then coated in a panko breadcrumb crust and deep fried. The fun fair food made its Charlotte Motor Speedway debut at the Food Lion AutoFair in August and was an instant hit. The concession is a creation of Levy Restaurants' Emily Williams and her staff. Mac Daddy Dogs will be available for $5 each at the Levy concession stand on the main concourse.
Legends Million Winner Daniel Hemric in UNOH Southern 150
NASCAR Modified Race Daniel Hemric, winner of the largest grassroots race in history, the Legends Million, will compete in the upcoming NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (NWSMT) UNOH Southern Slam 150 during Bojangles' Pole Night on Oct. 14 as part of Bank of America 500 Week. Hemric took home an unprecedented $250,000 purse after winning the Legends Million, a one-of-a-kind Legend Car race, held July 17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 19-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native will make his second career start in a NASCAR modified; he raced in a NWSMT event at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., earlier this year. Tickets for the UNOH Southern Slam 150 and Bojangles' Pole Night are $12 in advance or $20 the day of the event and can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).
Custom Cobra Replica Benefitting SCC Displayed During Bank of America 500 Week
In only five days during the August Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the team from Tommy Pike Customs in Greenville, S.C., turned a pile of parts into a custom Cobra replica. During Bank of America 500 Week, fans can get an up-close look at the high-performance roadster near the speedway's main entrance and enter to win the unique vehicle in a fundraising raffle for Speedway Children's Charities. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and will be available during all 2010 events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte until the annual Souvenir Blowout on Nov. 26. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org. The winner will be announced in December.
Sam Bass Unveils October Souvenir Program Cover; Programs for Sale During Race Week
Renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass unveiled an original painting that will serve as the cover for the 2010 Bank of America 500 souvenir program. "The Greatest Place to See the Race" highlights many of the activities in which fans can engage while they are in Charlotte for the races, including a trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a visit to one of the area NASCAR team shops or a ride in a driving school stock car. Images of these destinations are reflected in the helmet of regular-season points leader and Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Kevin Harvick. Other Chase drivers featured are current points leader Jimmie Johnson, as well as Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon. Inside the program are feature stories on Jamie McMurray, the new NASCAR Nationwide Series car and what makes Charlotte Motor Speedway "The Greatest Place to See the Race." Souvenir programs are just $10 and are for sale at multiple locations around the track during Bank of America 500 Week.
Cat Used and Cat Dealers Hold Sale at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Regional Cat dealers, including Carolina Cat, Blanchard Machinery, Carter Machinery and Gregory Poole Equipment, as well as Cat Used Equipment Services, will display more than 30 Caterpillar machines available for purchase adjacent to Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct. 14-16 during Bank of America 500 Week. The sale also will include systems to view the entire Cat dealer used equipment inventory on Catused.cat.com, which offers the largest selection of used Cat machines on the Web. The sale is open to the public and runs each day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, customers can visit http://catracing.cat.com/news.
Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Bank of America Fan 4 Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75 per person or fans can get four nights of great racing with the Bank of America 500 Week Super Ticket for just $99.
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