Charlotte Shakedown: NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Machines Roar Into Charlotte Motor Speedway For NASCAR Test Fest

by April 28, 2017

CONCORD, N.C.  – An all-star cast of drivers will take to Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR Test Fest on May 2 in a fan-friendly shakedown of NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines before the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder May 19-28.

Scheduled to participate are Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski as well as more than 40 NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series drivers. Grandstands will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, fans can enjoy exclusive “SPIN TO WIN” games that reward participants with free parking, concession bucks (good for food and drinks on race weekends), camping discounts or half-price adult tickets to the Hisense 4K TV 300 on May 27.

XFINITY Series cars will test from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. before the Camping World Truck Series drivers roll onto the iconic 1.5-mile superspeedway from 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

While an improved setup is the reward for participating teams, race fans are the real winners. Speedway Club members, season ticket holders, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ticket holders and Cup Series ticket buyers on Tuesday get special infield access and can watch the test from atop the Pit Suites overlooking pit road.

The Speedway Club will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speedway Club members and season ticket holders should check in first at the Smith Tower ticket office to receive a wristband for infield access. Two parent signatures are required on waiver registration for minors to enter the infield.

Drivers scheduled to participate Tuesday include:

NASCAR XFINITY Series
Chip Ganassi Racing: Tyler Reddick, Brennan Poole

Stewart-Haas Racing: Kevin Harvick, Cole Custer

JGL Racing: Dakoda Armstrong

GMS Racing: Spencer Gallagher, Ben Kennedy

JR Motorsports: Elliott Sadler, Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier, William Byron

Richard Childress Racing: Brandon Jones, Brendan Gaughan, Daniel Hemric

Joe Gibbs Racing: Matt Tifft, Christopher Bell, Denny Hamlin or Erik Jones

Brandonbilt Motorsports: Brandon Brown

Biagi DenBeste Racing: Casey Mears

Roush Fenway Racing: Darrell Wallace Jr., Ryan Reed

Kaulig Racing: Blake Koch

Team Penske: Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Hattori Racing: Ryan Truex

Kyle Busch Motorsports: Christopher Bell, Noah Gragson, Myatt Snider

GMS Racing: Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley, Kaz Grala, Spencer Gallagher

Brad Keselowski Racing: Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe

ThorSport Racing: Cody Coughlin, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger

Red Horse Racing: Brett Moffitt, Timothy Peters

NEMCO Motorsports: John Hunter Nemechek

AM Racing: Austin Wayne Self

Brandonbilt Motorsports: Brandon Brown

MDM Motorsports: Brandon Jones

Young’s Motorsports: Austin Hill

TICKETS:
Kids’ tickets for the Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend cost just $10 while adult weekend passes start at just $79 and include admission to the May 19 N.C. Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, May 20 Justin Moore All-Star pre-race concert presented by Rayovac and Kwikset and the Monster Energy Open. Tickets, camping and upgrades are available by visiting charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets or calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

KEEP TRACK:
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Source: Charlotte Motor Speedway

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