The OktoberFast Fan Festival presented by Budweiser just got even bigger for Bank of America 500 Week, Oct. 13-15, with the addition of live post-race concerts, a Quaker Steak & Lube atomic hot wing eating contest and cornhole tournaments in the Budweiser Block Party.

It's all part of an expanded, new fan zone that will become the pre-race and post-race destination for fans when the action is not happening on track. Souvenir rigs and the Powerade Play Zone for children will be relocated to the fan zone, to make it even more convenient for fans to find the fun.

"We're going to throw the world’s biggest party with more than 140,000 of our closest friends for the Bank of America 500," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "With so much entertainment and the only prime-time Saturday night race in the Chase, we’ve put together an OktoberFast experience of racing, music, food, games and fun that only Charlotte Motor Speedway can deliver."

Located outside of Turn 1 near Morehead Road, the OktoberFast Fan Festival will also include dueling piano entertainment from Piano Man--The Sing Along Bar, an appearance by nationally syndicated radio personalities John Boy and Billy and a fan forum with Coca-Cola 600 champion Kevin Harvick on Saturday, Oct. 15. 

A three-day access pass to the OktoberFast Fan Festival is available for just $99 to fans who purchase tickets to the Bank of America 500, Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage and Bojangles' Pole Night.

The three-day pass includes a NASCAR driver autograph session at noon before Bojangles’ Pole Night, Oct. 13, in the hospitality village outside of Turn 2. Drivers scheduled to participate include Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, A.J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears, Robby Gordon and Joe Nemechek. Fans will receive one autograph each from two participating drivers, randomly selected through a lottery on the day of the session.

In addition, the three-day pass includes the Kevin Harvick fan forum on Saturday, six vouchers for beer or soda, two bratwurst vouchers, two pretzel vouchers and a limited edition VIP lanyard and credential.

A second option is available to fans that purchase only a Bank of America 500 ticket. For just $59, fans can get a one-day pass to the OktoberFast Fan Festival on Saturday. The single-day package includes the Kevin Harvick fan forum, three vouchers for beer or soda, one bratwurst voucher, one Pretzel voucher and a limited-edition VIP lanyard and credential.

The schedule for the OktoberFast Fan Festival presented by Budweiser follows:

Thursday, Oct. 13:
Noon - NASCAR Driver Autograph Session (located in Turn 2 Hospitality Village)*
Post-Qualifying Concert - Trial By Fire (Journey tribute band)

Friday, Oct. 14:
Noon – Budweiser Block Party / OktoberFast* Tent Opens
1:00 p.m. – Budweiser Block Party Cornhole Tournament #1
1:15 p.m. – Dueling Pianos*
3:00 p.m. – Budweiser Block Party Cornhole Tournament #2
3:15 p.m. – Dueling Pianos*
4:45 p.m. – Hoss Howard Band*
Post-Race Concert – Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band)

Saturday, Oct. 15:
Noon – Budweiser Block Party* Opens
1:00 p.m. – Budweiser Block Party Cornhole Tournament #1
1:30 p.m. - OktoberFast* Tent Opens
1:30 p.m. – Dueling Pianos
2:30 p.m. – John Boy and Billy Big Show appearance*
2:40 p.m. – Quaker Steak & Lube Atomic Hot Wing Contest*
3:00 p.m. - Budweiser Block Party Cornhole Tournament #2
3:15 p.m. – Dave Kellan Band*
4:30 p.m. – Kevin Harvick Fan Forum*
5:00 p.m. – Dueling Pianos*
6:00 p.m. – Dave Kellan Band*
Post-Race Concert – Shoot to Thrill (all female AC/DC tribute band)
*Purchase of OktoberFast Fan Festival access pass required.

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). Individual tickets start at just $49 for the Bank of America 500.  A special offer of two frontstretch tickets for just $99 is available while supplies last.

For more information on the October races and other events, connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.