The nitro-fueled madness that is four-wide drag racing at zMAX Dragway has a new name as longtime Charlotte Motor Speedway partner Circle K has signed on as the entitlement sponsor of the April 29-May 1 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

This year’s showcase of speed, featuring 11,000 horsepower machines battling four-wide at more than 330mph, returns to the Bellagio of drag strips as the world’s best drag racers battle for bragging rights, chase world records and set their sights on a coveted Wally trophy.

“Whether it’s at Speed Street during our NASCAR event weekends or high-flying monster trucks at our Back-to-School Bash, we’ve seen Circle K’s passion for partnering on world-class motorsports events first hand through the years,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president and general manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “The continuation of that partnership with the entitlement at our NHRA four-wide event is just a natural extension as we look to deliver another unforgettable, first-rate event for the fans.”

Fueling fan excitement for an action-packed weekend of fun is a new promotion for Circle K customers headed to the track. Any fan who brings a Polar Pop cup from Circle K to the gate will instantly save $7 on their race ticket purchase.

“We’re excited to jump into the world of NHRA drag racing, and what better venue than zMAX Dragway,” said Mark Ostoits, vice president of operations for Circle K Southeast. For many years, we’ve seen the brand exposure that events at Charlotte Motor Speedway deliver and we’re thrilled to expand our existing partnership with a best-in-class entertainment company like the speedway to continue to bring fun, entertainment options to our customers and our staff.”

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals roar to life with the first night of qualifying on Friday, April 29. Qualifying continues Saturday, April 30, setting the stage for white-knuckled, edge-of-your-seat eliminations on Sunday, May 1. Every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans unmatched access to the drivers and crews who tame the 10,000-horsepower machines and push them to their limits after the tree illuminates.

Tickets, camping and upgrades to the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals can be purchased at the gate, by calling 800-455-FANS or online at Any fan who brings a Polar Pop cup from Circle K to the dragway will receive $7 off tickets purchased at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in free all weekend long.



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