Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry, Inc., one of the most widely recognized convenience store chains in the southeastern United States, will be the title sponsor of the 2010 Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"We are excited Kangaroo Express has come on board to sponsor the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series," said Seamus Curley, director of events at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We strive to provide affordable family fun at The Mecca of Motorsports and the Tuesday night tradition of racing offers fans great entertainment without putting a strain on their wallets. Kangaroo Express's support is just another step in establishing the Series as one of the best in short-track racing."

Headquartered in Cary, N.C., The Pantry, Inc. is one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country. The company operates 1,655 stores in 11 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner. Kangaroo Express stores offer a broad selection of gas, food, beverages and merchandise in a fast, friendly and clean environment designed for customers' on-the-go needs.

"Kangaroo Express is thrilled to sponsor the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway," said Brad Williams, senior vice president of operations. "The Series is a great way to enjoy grassroots racing at a world-class track, and Kangaroo is pleased to promote fun, budget-friendly family entertainment for our area customers and racing fans."

The Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout kicks off June 8 and runs each Tuesday night through August 10 on Charlotte Motor Speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile oval. Each night of the 10-race series will feature a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12, while children under 6 are admitted free.

Tickets for the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action at 5:30. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information go online or contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.