As young up-and-coming NASCAR drivers like Chase Elliott go for broke in the Bank of America 500, the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, collegiate fans can join the fun this year with Chase University, the ultimate motorsports experience for college students seeking a day-long showcase of unmatched racing excitement on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  

Elliott, the rookie driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, will join the students for a corn hole challenge prior to his first Bank of America 500 start.

"I want to do my part to help draw more people around my age into NASCAR," said Elliott. "We've put something affordable together with Charlotte Motor Speedway that will be a great at-track experience for the students. Hopefully we get some people to a NASCAR event for the first time and they can see how our sport is unlike any other. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing the students and meeting everyone who comes out. It should be a great time."


Elliott, the 20-year-old son of 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, is one of the most promising newcomers to the Sprint Cup Series in recent memory. Known for his exceptional talent behind the wheel and his laid-back personality outside the race car, Elliott is one of the most popular young drivers in NASCAR and a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year honors.

Joining Elliott at Chase University will be a flock of his fans. Fitting of a teacher's pet, those who take advantage of the speedway's Chase University package will enjoy great parking, music, an A+ view of the only Saturday night race in the Chase and plenty of room for corn hole and tailgating games.

Among the extracurricular activities Chase University fans can enjoy leading up to the green flag for the Bank of America 500 are a 60-minute Aspen Dental 3 Doors Down Bank of America 500 pre-race concert and a 10-acre fan zone packed with interactive racing fun.


With a valid college ID, fans can enroll in Chase University for just $24. To purchase tickets, camping and race-day upgrades, fans can call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at


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