On the biggest shopping day of the year Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the 18th annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out. Held Friday, Nov. 26, the event will offer NASCAR memorabilia and apparel at drastically reduced prices, as well as give fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles on the legendary superspeedway.

Shoppers who spend at least $50 on merchandise or race tickets, or donate $25 to Speedway Children's Charities during the annual day-after-Thanksgiving event, will get to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the 1.5-mile quad-oval. This once-a-year opportunity puts fans in the tire tracks of their favorite NASCAR stars past and present.

The Black Friday sale will give fans the chance to shop at nearly a dozen 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 Sprint Cup Series drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart, among others.

In addition, 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. Fans who purchase $99 in race tickets will receive a free $25 gift card good for Charlotte Motor Speedway tickets, camping or pit passes. Tickets to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race start at just $39 and tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 start at only $49. Gift cards are also available for stocking stuffers in $25 or $50 amounts.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 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.

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