NASCAR Fans Meet Their Heroes

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2010) – NASCAR fans are clamoring for more
chances to see their favorite drivers and Charlotte Motor Speedway is
listening.  Building on its Fans First philosophy, Charlotte Motor Speedway
is providing an unprecedented number of opportunities for fans to get closer
to the stars of their favorite sport during Bank of America 500 Week Oct.
14-16.
       Through a variety of ticket packages and free events, fans will see
the following NASCAR drivers and legends:
       – Richard Petty and Junior Johnson: The Hall of Fame ticket package
gives fans access to a forum with the only two surviving members of the
NASCAR Hall of Fame, Petty and Johnson. Starting at just $99, the package
also includes a tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a collector’s edition
magazine from That’s Racin’, by The Charlotte Observer.
       – Kasey Kahne: Fans who purchase the OktoberFast ticket package for
the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 16 can participate in a Q-and-A session with
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Ford.
Starting at just $89, the package also includes authentic Oktoberfest food
and drinks, a commemorative collector mug while supplies last and access to
a special OktoberFast area to enjoy a real Oktoberfest-themed pre-race
festival, with live music.
       – Kenny Wallace: Fans who purchase the OktoberFast ticket package
for the Dollar General 300 on Oct. 15 can participate in a Q-and-A session
with SPEED personality and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Wallace. Starting
at just $59, the package also includes the same additional benefits as the
Bank of America 500 OktoberFast package.
       – Jamie McMurray: Outdoor enthusiasts who are NASCAR fans get a
double treat with the Bass Pro Shops ticket package. With a $99 ticket
purchase to the Bank of America 500, fans get a meet and greet with Daytona
500 and Brickyard 400 winner McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops
Chevrolet. In addition, the package includes a $25 Charlotte Motor Speedway
gift card, $15 off $100 or more on a Bass Pro Shops purchase, a pro hunting
seminar at the Concord Mills Bass Pro Shops and a behind-the-scenes tour of
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
       – Jeff Burton: Families with Boy Scouts or Scout Masters can
participate in a Q-and-A session with Burton, driver of the No. 31
Caterpillar Chevrolet, through the speedway’s special Scout ticket package.
With tickets for children 12 and under starting at just $10, the package
includes seats in the family-friendly, non-alcohol, non-smoking sections in
Turn 4.
       – Nationwide Series Drivers: Before the Dollar General 300 on Friday
night, Oct. 15, fans can meet the stars of the NASCAR Nationwide Series
during an hour-long autograph session on Pit Road.
       – Other Top NASCAR Stars: Two additional activities will give fans
special driver access at the speedway this October. First, PRN Up To SPEED
is the popular free fan forum that will take place at the SPEED stage,
located at the speedway’s main entrance, prior to the Bank of America 500 on
Oct. 16. Several NASCAR stars are scheduled to join personalities from the
Performance Racing Network for the 30 minute Q-and-A session. Also, Victory
Lane Club members get a complimentary breakfast on race day in the
Nationwide Series garage, with special visits from top NASCAR personalities.
The speedway’s Victory Lane Club offers fans three incredible NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series events each year, along with unprecedented additional value and
behind-the-scenes access.
       “We want to give our fans every opportunity to enhance their
experience at the speedway by interacting with as many NASCAR stars as
possible,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte
Motor Speedway. “With our exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase racing under the
lights and unmatched driver access opportunities, we know fans will walk
away from the Bank of America 500 Weekend remembering Charlotte Motor
Speedway as ‘The Greatest Place to See the Race.'”
       Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be
purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the
speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Bank of America Fan 4
Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75
per person and fans can get four nights of great racing with the Bank of
America 500 Weekend Super Ticket for just $99.
       For daily updates on October race activities, connect with Charlotte
Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or
become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.

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