One of the biggest day-after-Thanksgiving traditions in the Charlotte area, the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, returns for the 19th consecutive year on Nov. 25, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Shoppers who purchase at least $50 worth of merchandise or race tickets, or donate $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities during the annual blow-out sale, will get to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the 1.5-mile superspeedway. Race fans can experience the 24-degree banking and drive in the tire tracks of their favorite NASCAR stars.        

The Black Friday sale will give fans the chance to shop at more than 15 NASCAR souvenir rigs offering driver merchandise at incredibly low prices just in time for holiday gift giving. Many items will start at just $1 and a large variety of hats and t-shirts will be priced starting at $3.

The souvenir trailers will feature merchandise from top NASCAR drivers including Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick, among others.

In addition to the souvenir trailers, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office will be open throughout the event, offering shoppers the perfect gift for that race fan on their holiday shopping list. Shoppers who purchase $99 in race tickets will receive a free $25 gift card good for 2012 Charlotte Motor Speedway race tickets, camping spots or pit passes.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. For more information on the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop at (704) 455-3202 or visit online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

After the Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, shoppers are invited to stay and enjoy Carolina Christmas, the region’s largest holiday light show, featuring an expanded route of LED light displays made up of more than 3 million lights. The cost of admission is just $20 a car load for up to eight passengers.

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