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Holiday Cheer Is Just Around the Corner as Speedway Christmas Presented by Disconnect & Drive Returns Nov. 18

Holiday Cheer Is Just Around the Corner as Speedway Christmas Presented by Disconnect & Drive Returns Nov. 18

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway’s annual Christmas lights show returns Nov. 18 with 3.5 million lights totaling 3.75 miles of Christmas lights in addition to a family-friendly Christmas village and movie nights every Thursday-Sunday; Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive runs Nov. 18-Dec. 31 but is closed Christmas Day.
  • Fans can get a sneak peek at The Egg Nog Jog 5K Nov. 17 with a fun run through an illuminated infield course; Fans can register for the family-friendly, non-timed run by visiting http://eggnogjog5k.com/register/
  • On Tuesday nights, AAA Carolinas members receive $5 off a regularly priced Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive ticket by showing their AAA Carolinas membership card.

 

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CONCORD, N.C. (Oct 18, 2018) – Charlotte Motor Speedway elves are breaking out the trees, tinsel, ornaments and lights in preparation for a holiday light show extravaganza like no other. Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect and Drive returns Nov. 18 with over three million lights totaling 3.75 miles around the speedway, infield and concourse.  Mother Goose, Rapunzel and The Three Little Pigs come to life in this year’s “Storybook in Lights” theme that will illuminate the iconic race track.

Disconnect & Drive, an initiative by AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety, has partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway to offer fans safe, family-friendly holiday fun. AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety is committed to raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, especially hand-held cell phone use behind the wheel.

“Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Speedway Christmas light show is a time-honored tradition, recognized throughout the Carolinas for family fun, much like how AAA Carolinas is known for keeping families safe,” said Tiffany Wright, public relations manager for AAA Carolinas. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive to encourage everyone to have a safe holiday season and to urge motorists to put down their cell phones while driving.”

Building on the fan-friendly holiday atmosphere, this year’s Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive – which runs until Dec. 31 but is closed on Christmas Day – will also feature an infield Christmas village with an all-new 50-foot Ferris wheel, Bethlehem village, children’s games and photos with Santa. Additionally, fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday.

The Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive movie schedule includes:

  • 17-18 “Home Alone”
  • 22-25 “The Santa Clause”
  • 29- Dec. 2 “The Polar Express”
  • 6-9 “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
  • 13-16 “The Star”
  • 20 – 24 – “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Grinch (1966)”
  • 26 – 30 – “Home Alone”

Serving as a prelude to the ninth annual Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive, the Egg Nog Jog 5K, a high-energy fun run to kick off the holiday festivities with hundreds of runners taking to the speedway’s spectacular infield course will take place Nov. 17.

TICKETS:

Fans can buy tickets to the Speedway Christmas lights show, which start at just $20, by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/. Fans are encouraged to register early for the Egg Nog Jog 5K by visiting http://eggnogjog5k.com/register/. Speedway Christmas Tickets are also available at the speedway ticket office.

On Tuesday nights, AAA Carolinas members receive $5 off a regularly priced Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive ticket by showing their AAA Carolinas membership card.

KEEP TRACK:

Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

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ABOUT AAA CAROLINAS: 

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million members and the public with travel, automobile, and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

ABOUT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY:
For nearly 60 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard in motorsports entertainment for fans of all ages. Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the heart of NASCAR country. Visitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spectacles such as the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600 and Bank of America ROVAL™ 400; take behind-the-scenes speedway and race shop tours; explore the NASCAR Hall of Fame; and drive an 800-horsepower stock car. Through every event and every decade, Charlotte Motor Speedway puts FANS FIRST with a never-ending commitment to enhance the fan experience. That tradition continues with unmatched value through affordable tickets, unparalleled prerace entertainment and more opportunities for fans to see their favorite drivers. For all the latest news and information from America’s Home for Racing, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or download the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
tmwright@aaacarolinas.com
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768