Charlotte, NC – Several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will test their new 2013 cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 12. As part of a special off-season treat, race fans are invited to view the two-day test session from the grandstands, free of charge.
“This will be the first time most fans will have the opportunity to see the new 2013 cars and we are excited to give them a sneak peek,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “The teams will be working hard next week to figure these cars out in preparation for the biggest back-to-back weekends in motorsports here at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.”
Teams expected to participate in the test include Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Stewart-Haas Racing and Wood Brothers Racing. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch at noon.
Each day, the Ford Grandstand on the frontstretch will open at 8:30 a.m. for the public to enjoy the on-track debut of the new 2013 cars. Fans should enter through gate 5B, by the main ticket office.
Fans can visit the ticket office during the test to reserve their 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 seats for a down payment of just $10. Interest-free payment plans are available just in time for the holidays and race weekend ticket packages start at just $99. New Brad Keselowski 2012 championship merchandise is also now available in the speedway gift shop.
Following the conclusion of testing each day, fans can get in the holiday spirit by visiting the Coca-Cola Family Ice Rink at 4 p.m. and the Speedway Christmas light show at 6 p.m.
Ticket information for all Charlotte Motor Speedway events can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.