Three-time championship-winning NASCAR crew chief, former NASCAR team owner and car enthusiast Ray Evernham has been named the Official Ambassador for the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Evernham, CEO of Ray Evernham Enterprises, will participate in an autograph session during the weekend and will serve as emcee for the Best in Show Car Club Awards on Sunday afternoon. Ray Evernham Enterprises will also have booth space in the Manufacturers Midway, located in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage and Evernham will display several of his classic cars in the Showcase Garage, located in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage.

"I have always been a car guy, from building them and racing them to being a crew chief and team owner in NASCAR to restoring old cars today," said Evernham.  "I've always loved going to the Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, so being named the Official Ambassador for the Food Lion AutoFair is a real honor.

"Most of the cars I'm collecting and restoring are American classics, like my '57 Bel Air and the Plymouth Superbird I just bought," said Evernham, who recently returned from the Barrett-Jackson collector car
auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.  

"It's always exciting to add a new car to my collection and bring it back to life or add my own custom touches to it."

Evernham's Food Lion AutoFair display will feature his 1938 Chevrolet pickup, a 1955 Chevy Bel Air resto-mod and a 1933 Ford three-window Bonneville Salt Flats-type coupe.

This year's spring Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway will feature Showcase Garage attractions including the world's largest street-legal Radio Flyer wagon, complete with handle; an assortment of "Beauties and Beasts" from American automakers; high-riding "skyscraper"
sedans that roll on 30-inch custom wheels; a Legends of Drag Racing display and a collection of electric and hybrid cars. As always, the World's Largest Automotive Extravaganza will host more than 50 car clubs, 10,000 vendor displays, a collector car auction, a gigantic car corral, a kids zone, fun fair foods and much more.

"One of the greatest things about the AutoFair is the people you meet and the stories you hear," added Evernham.  "Car guys and girls are incredibly passionate about their cars and creative in how they restore and customize them. It's inspiring to see their cars and what they've done."

Hours for the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 per day for adults or $25 for a four-day pass; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.

Fans can also purchase the Car Show Season Pass in advance for just $89, a savings of $45 per person, for 11 days of access to Charlotte Motor Speedway's three car shows: the spring and fall Food Lion AutoFairs on April 7-10 and Aug. 25-28 and the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals on Oct.
28-30. The Car Show Season Pass also includes a personalized hard card and lanyard, VIP parking at each event and 10 percent off all merchandise purchased in the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop.
For more information, contact the speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.