The annual Summer Shootout Series will go out with a bang Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway with fireworks and appearances by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and former Legend Car racer Kyle Busch, as well as NHRA driver and B.R.A.K.E.S. founder Doug Herbert.
As part of Champion’s Night, Busch
will serve as Grand Marshal and Herbert will be the Honorary Starter. Both
racers will participate in an autograph session on the concourse beginning at 6
p.m. for the first 150 kids to get wristbands from the main ticket office in
Smith Tower. Children can pick up their wristband starting at 4:30 p.m. on
The autograph session will take place at the special B.R.A.K.E.S. display
featuring a Top Fuel dragster. B.R.A.K.E.S., which stands for Be Responsible and
Keep Everyone Safe, is a nonprofit organization that teaches teens and their
parents about the importance of safe driving. Herbert founded the organization
after he tragically lost his two sons in a car accident in 2008.
On Tuesday night, champions will be crowned in six Legend Car and Bandolero divisions
during Round 10. At the end of the night, there will be a fireworks display
saluting the new Summer Shootout champions. In addition to Legend Car and Bandolero racing, four-cylinder,
front-wheel-drive Stadium Stocks, which run weekly at Bowman Gray Stadium in
Winston-Salem, N.C., will take to the frontstretch 1/4-mile oval for a
Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Summer
Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway
ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get
in free. For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway
ticket office at (800) 455-FANS (3267); or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.