NASCAR fan festival set for Jan. 21 in Charlotte; Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. to appear
Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time champion Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 11 other top drivers of the sport, plus champion Tony Stewart, will make 2-hour appearances at the all-day event at the Charlotte Convention Center. Driver appearances will include driver autograph and on-stage question-and-answer sessions.
NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint is a new addition to the annual calendar.
The festival-like event will also feature show cars, simulators, games, prizes and other fan-friendly and interactive activities. The event is part of the three-day NASCAR Acceleration Weekend from Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte.
NASCAR Acceleration Weekend kicks off Friday, Jan. 20, with the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2012, which features Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood. Following Saturday’s NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint event will be the unveiling of the Class of 2012 exhibits in the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Driver Appearance Times (Jan. 21, 2012)
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Kyle Busch & Matt Kenseth
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson & Denny Hamlin
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Brad Keselowski
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Kevin Harvick & Greg Biffle
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kasey Kahne & Ryan Newman
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Juan Pablo Montoya
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards & Kurt Busch
Additional driver appearances from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, plus all four living NASCAR Hall of Fame members inducted the previous night, will be announced at a later date. Appearance times are subject to change.
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase new 2012 NASCAR merchandise at the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint. New items for 2012 include NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee merchandise, new 1:24 and 1:64 scale die cast cars, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule T-shirts and new driver merchandise featuring Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne and more.
Tickets to NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint start at just $10 for individual event admission. A discounted $20 combo ticket includes admission to both the Preview event and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, while a $299 VIP weekend package includes all NASCAR Acceleration Weekend events, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com
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