Marlene White

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Guide: Marlene White             

Hometown: Huntersville, NC

Pets: None          

Hobbies: Racing and computer games            

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite NASCAR driver: Nelson Piquet Jr. and Jeff Gordon

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: 14 years

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Celebrating with Jeff Gordon and crew during his 1997 championship at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Fun Fact: Marlene attended 31 races with her mom in 1996 and have been to 17 NASCAR race tracks currently on the Sprint Cup Series schedule


Ray Wood

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Guide: Ray Wood

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Pets: 1 cat that thinks she is a dog!

Hobbies: NASCAR photography     

Favorite Food: In & Out Burger

Favorite NASCAR driver: Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: 1 year +

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Everyday working with the fans in NASCAR

Fun Fact: Had a bird fly into his windshield while driving around track during a tour!


Arlene Stone

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Guide: Arlene Stone

Hometown: Lodi, NJ - been in Charlotte, NC since 1968

Pets: 1 Dog, 2 Cats       

Hobbies: NASCAR Collectibles  

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite NASCAR driver: Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and David Pearson

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Since 1969

Most Memorable Racing Experience: 1992 "One Hot Night" and meeting and talking with NASCAR Drivers.

Fun Fact: Most memorable experience was enjoying my first ride in a race car around the CMS oval driven by Neil "Soapy" Castles in May 1969 during our open house. 


Randy Huffman

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Guide: Randy Huffman

Hometown: Mt. Morris, NY

Pets: None

Hobbies:  Restoring Classic Cars

Favorite Food:  Shepherd's Pie

Favorite NASCAR driver: Tim Richmond

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Since January 2013

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Winning the 2004 NASCAR Busch North Championship with Andy Santerre

Fun Fact: Randy is the father of boy-girl twins


Denny Petranick

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Guide: Denny Petranick       

Hometown: Johnson City, NY

Pets: None at this time

Hobbies: Golf, puzzles, hiking

Favorite Food: Pork chops, chopped sirloin

Favorite NASCAR driver: Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: 12 years

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Hearing about Arlene's many experiences, meeting people and talking about their trips.

Fun Fact: Almost had a tiger in his tour van, good thing he wasn’t hungry! 


Bob Parker

Guide: Bob Parker

Hometown: Middletown N.J.

Pets: None

Hobbies: Golfing

Favorite Food:  Italian

Favorite NASCAR driver: Mark Martin

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Sixteen years

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Driving back in the 50’s

Fun Fact: In 1956 Bob worked for Esso (now ExxonMobil).  At this time, he had a 1932 Plymouth 5 window coupe for drag racing. Since he worked for the Esso company, he named his drag racing machine "Esso Bee" and had a bumble bee paint scheme. 


Babette Newton

Guide: Babette Newton

Hometown: Lincolnton, N.C.

Pets: 2 cats, Rickley and Marilee

Hobbies: Boating on Lake Norman, reading, gardening and meeting new people

Favorite Food:  anything Italian or seafood

Favorite NASCAR driver: "The Intimidator" Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and NHRA driver, Jeg Coughlin, Jr.

Number of Years at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Since March 2013

Most Memorable Racing Experience: Sharing the racing experience for many years with her two sons at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  She also remembers leaving from Western Carolina University where she attended college and driving to see the race a Bristol Motor Speedway.

Fun Fact: Babette worked in the Corporate Customer Service Office at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia 


Torino Gray

Guide: Torino Gray

Hometown: Concord, NC

Pets: Spider/ Snake

Hobbies: Music production

Favorite Food: Pizza/ Pasta

Who is your favorite NASCAR driver? Matt Kenseth

How long have you been working at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Since April of 2014

What is your most memorable experience? My first race experience, I totally underestimated the crowd size and my ride could not find me after being dropped off.

Fun Fact: Just love music, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the North Carolina Tarheels.


Katarina Safran

Guide: Katarina Safran

Hometown: Clarkston, Michigan

Pets: French and Lovie (Cats)

Hobbies: Motorsports and horse enthusiast

Favorite Food: Grilled steak and vegetables; anything Cajun

Who is your favorite NASCAR driver? Jeff Gordon

How long have you been working at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Since 2009

What is your most memorable experience? My most memorable experience was at the Bristol Spring Race in 1998 when Jeff Gordon won.

Fun Fact: As a car enthusiast, I love the Nissan GT-R sports car.