Oval Track Press Releases

Paige Keselowski Tops Better Half Dash Qualifying

Paige Keselowski, the wife of 2013 Bank of America 500 winner Brad Keselowski, posted the fastest time in qualifying on Monday for Friday’s Better Half Dash during Bojangles’ Pole Night. Fans can donate to the 10 drivers’ charities of choice by visiting http://www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash/drivers.php; The driver with the most donation money chooses their starting position in Friday’s race. Fans can buy tickets to the Bank of America 500 plus camping and upgrades by visiting online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267); Adult tickets also include access to the Dale Jr. Appreci88ion Brad Paisley concert presented by Wrangler and Nationwide on Oct. 7 at zMAX Dragway; Kids’ tickets to the Bank of America 500 cost just $10

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 11:24 PM, 10.02.2017

Four Wheelers Make Four Times the Fun in Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

Four wheelers join Legend Cars and Bandoleros in taking to the frontstretch quarter-mile in Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway features quad racing along with Legend Cars and Bandoleros fighting it out for points positioning as the 10-race season eclipses the halfway point
CONCORD, N.C. (July 6, 2017) – Quads will quarrel, Legend Cars will tangle and Bandoleros will battle during an adrenaline-pumping night of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout action next Tuesday on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 10:21 PM, 07.06.2017

Fireworks Fly, Black Goes Back-to-Back on Fourth of July

-- For Immediate Release -- The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout featured a remarkable fireworks show on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in addition to a salute to Bojangles’ 40th anniversary, a driver autograph session and Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the frontstretch quarter-mile; Two-time defending Lead 2 Real Estate Pro division champion Jordan Black won his second straight race

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 6:25 PM, 07.05.2017

TV News Personalities Racing School Buses in Summer Shootout

Local television media personalities square off in school buses during Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway
In addition to the school bus slobberknocker, Tuesday’s racing action features a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero action including the rising stars of motorsports from across the nation 
Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates, online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)
CONCORD, N.C. (June 22, 2017) – Area media members will share the spotlight with rising racing stars of all ages when the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout continues Tuesday with the captivating Media Mayhem school bus slobberknocker joining Legend Cars and Bandoleros on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 6:50 PM, 06.22.2017

Mascots Lock Horns during Action-Packed Week 2 of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

Homer the Dragon, left, from the Charlotte Knights, celebrates during Mascot Mania at Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Homer won the go-kart race against opponents including Lug Nut and Lugette, right.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout played host to a spectacular Tuesday night of grassroots racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway; A thriller of a Mascot Mania go-kart race saw Homer the Dragon from the Charlotte Knights prevail in one of several nail-biting finishes on the night
Action continues June 27 with the Media Mayhem bus race, Legend Car and Bandolero action
CONCORD, N.C. (June 20, 2017) – Racing’s future stars shone under the lights on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Week 2 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout featured a series of exhilarating Legend Car and Bandolero finishes under challenging weather conditions.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:12 PM, 06.22.2017

Schuchart Slides Past Sweet in Outlaw Showdown Thriller

Logan Schuchart rocketed to his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Friday's Outlaw Showdown; Schuchart, whose victory was his third of the season, passed Brad Sweet with two laps to go and held on to win. Justin Williams won the South Eastern Crate Association Late Model feature over Thomas Robinson and Chris Ferguson

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 5:53 PM, 05.28.2017

Schuchart Slides Past Sweet in Outlaw Showdown Thriller

-- For Immediate Release – (CONCORD, NC – MAY 26, 2017) Logan Schuchart rocketed to his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Friday's Outlaw Showdown; Schuchart, whose victory was his third of the season, passed Brad Sweet with two laps to go and held on to win.
Justin Williams won the South Eastern Crate Association Late Model feature over Thomas Robinson and Chris Ferguson.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 7:34 AM, 05.27.2017

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Opens 2017 Season June 12

(CMS press release) The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout begins its 10-race season on June 12 with the future stars of racing joining a series of fun exhibitions including school bus races, the popular Mascot Mania race and a new Porta Potty competition on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates, online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 6:30 PM, 05.31.2017

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout 23rd Season Features Exciting Racing, Family-Friendly Attractions

(Track release: CONCORD, N.C. June 2, 2016) – The future stars of motorsports will tackle the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway when the thrilling 23rd season of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout kicks off with a rocking opener on June 14, including a full slate of wheel-to-wheel Legend and Bandolero action that is sure to keep up the excitement throughout the summer.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 6:01 PM, 06.09.2016

Media Mayhem School Bus Slobberknocker to Highlight Round 8 of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

CONCORD, N.C. (July 21, 2016) [Track release] – The cameras won’t be the only things rolling when Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts a scintillating Media Mayhem school bus race in Tuesday’s Round 8 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout, in what promises to be a fender-flying, tire-squealing, 13-ton turf war among media members on the frontstretch quarter-mile. Local media will square off in a fender-banging, 13-ton turf war in school buses on the frontstretch quarter-mile during Round 8 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on Tuesday. A full slate of Bandolero and Legend Car action will also take place as the fight for the championship builds up to an early-August crescendo

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 3:25 PM, 07.23.2016

Little Luggies Ring in Round 7 of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Faggart Chases Masters Division Crown

[Track release] The Little Luggies 600 returns to the Bojangles' Summer Shootout on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children ages 4-7 will take to the front stretch quarter-mile during Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout action for a power wheels exhibition race that allows them to compete on the same track as many of their NASCAR heroes.
Concord, North Carolina, native Robby Faggart has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway for more than 30 years and is in position to win the Legend Car Masters division of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.18.2016

Wreckers, Legend Cars, Bandoleros Rule the Roost July 12

[Track press release] CONCORD, N.C. (July 7, 2016) – The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is no stranger to bumper-banging action among Legend Cars and Bandoleros, but the racing extravaganza set for July 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will see the wreckers that normally clean up messes make some of their own in an exciting new showcase of tow truck tenacity on the frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 6:39 PM, 07.07.2016

Fun Summer Nights: Dana, 'Dirt Princess' Enjoy Bojangles' Summer Shootout Journey

CONCORD, N.C. (June 17, 2016) – Jessica Dana and Hailie Deegan traveled more than 2,400 miles to attend summer school, but the education the two West Coast girls will receive isn't the kind that comes from a book. Dana, an Olympia, Washington, native, and Deegan – a Temecula, California, native and the daughter of X Games freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan – traveled east to get an on-track education in Legend Car competition during the Bojangles' Summer Shootout on Charlotte Motor Speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 1:52 PM, 06.20.2016

World of Outlaws World Finals Friday Ends Early Saturday

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2015) - Track Release - A near-capacity crowd stuck around for Friday's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and were treated to a wild night of racing that saw first time winners and seasoned veterans hoist coveted World Finals trophies.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 5:01 AM, 11.07.2015

Record Fields Charge Into Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2015) track release - A record 189 cars rolled onto The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday Nov. 5 for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. The prestigious World Finals combines dirt racing’s three premiere divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 6:18 AM, 11.06.2015

Fireworks Finale to Light up Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Champions Night

-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (July. 24, 2015) – Fireworks will take place on and off the track this Tuesday as the 22nd annual Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series season comes to an end. The final rounds of racing action will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28. Fans will have the opportunity to see two nights of action-packed U.S. Legend Car and Bandolero racing as the drivers battle on the frontstretch quarter-mile for the final time this season. The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series will conclude with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza following Tuesday night’s activities.

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Volume 2015, Issue 7, Posted 5:06 PM, 07.24.2015

Kids to Race Power Wheels In Little Luggies 600 at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

190 MPH Slower than Kenseth, Kids to Race Power Wheels In Little Luggies 600 at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout
[Track release] CONCORD, N.C. (July 10, 2015) – NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth set the pole speed for this year’s Coca-Cola 600 at 194.252 mph. On Tuesday, youngsters will put their battery-powered machines to the test as they compete on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile at speeds nearing a blistering five mph, as Legend Car and Bandolero drivers at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout clear the track for children ages 4-7 to compete in the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race.

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Volume 2015, Issue 7, Posted 12:25 PM, 07.13.2015

From Pulpits to Buses, Local Pastors Gear Up to Race School Buses at Bojangles' Summer Shootout

-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (July 3, 2015) – On Tuesday, July 7, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, local pastors will step down from their pulpits and step on the gas as they race each other in the annual Faster Pastor school bus races at the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series. The holy men will strap on their helmets and zip up their fire suits as they take to the front stretch quarter-mile at full speed in these Goliath-like machines for the Faster Pastor championship.

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Volume 2015, Issue 7, Posted 10:55 PM, 07.05.2015

Fireworks Ignite On and Off the Track as Wilk and Whitaker Capture Wins During Round 5 of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series

Track Release: CONCORD, N.C. (June 30, 2015) – There were fireworks on and off the track during Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series as intense racing and Fourth of July festivities entertained a huge crowd Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Daniel Wilk and Scott Whitaker were among the seven feature winners of the night, which marked the halfway point of the season.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 AM, 07.01.2015

Fireworks, ChampTrucks, Legends Races Highlight Tuesday Night's Bojangles' Summer Shootout

-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 26, 2015) – There will be fireworks both on and off the track this Tuesday at the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to highly competitive Legend Car and Bandolero racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile, fans will enjoy the Charlotte area's first Fourth of July fireworks of the year. The show will cap off the evening after the on-track excitement concludes.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 8:05 PM, 06.26.2015

NBC News Channel's Joe Howard Gets Media Mayhem Win At Bojangles' Summer Shootout

Speedway release: CONCORD, N.C. (June 23, 2015) – Historically, rookies struggle at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that didn't stop first-time school bus racer Joe "Hot Wheels" Howard who ran away from the field to win the Media Mayhem School Bus Slobberknocker during Round 4 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout at the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway. Ashton Higgins and Jordan Black also took home the hardware during a full night of Legend Car and Bandolero action.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 12:19 AM, 06.24.2015

Hugo the Hornet, O'Connell and Wilk Score Round Three Wins At Bojangles' Summer Shootout

For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 16, 2015) – Charlotte-area mascots took over the frontstretch quarter-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway as Hugo the Hornet scored the win in the third round of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series. Devin O'Connell and Daniel Wilk were among the winners in the full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero feature events on Tuesday night.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 12:58 AM, 06.17.2015

Mascot Mania and World's Best Grassroots Racing Returns During Round 3 of Bojangles' Summer Shootout

- For Immediate Release - Concord, NC - June 12, 201 - Fur will fly as Mascot Mania returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 16, for the third round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, which features the best grassroots racers from around the country doing battle in seven Legends Car and Bandolero divisions.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 6:43 PM, 06.12.2015

Aldredge Wins School Bus Feathre; Holloman, Cormier And Torres Victors in Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 9, 2015) – Harris Road Middle School principal Tripp Aldredge took his colleagues to school during Round 2 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout leading the field of two-ton school buses from the green flag to the checkered in an action-packed slobberknocker that pitted Cabarrus County principals against one another Tuesday night. John Holloman Jr., Carl Cormier and Michael Torres also scored A-Main wins in front of a packed house at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 1:22 AM, 06.10.2015

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series Begins 2015 Racing Season

Stars of racing's future will battle on the frontstretch quarter-mile of Charlotte Motor Speedway throughout June and July.
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 4, 2015) – The world’s premier grassroots racing event, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, kicks off with an action-packed, two-night doubleheader Monday and Tuesday, June 8-9, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Entering its 22nd year, the 2015 racing series will feature more than 150 U.S. Legend Car and Bandolero racers competing in six divisions for 10 nights on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.

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Volume 2015, Issue 6, Posted 6:00 PM, 06.04.2015

Schatz Adds to Year's Total With Charlotte Win

CONCORD, N.C. (May 22, 2014) –Track Release -  The 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder moved over to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday as World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series points leader Donny Schatz captured his 10th win of the season and eighth victory at the lightning-fast, four-tenths-mile clay oval in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown.

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Volume 2015, Issue 5, Posted 1:47 AM, 05.23.2015

Reutzel Second at Short Track Nationals!

To say that Aaron Reutzel and the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team had a good week at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals would be a gross understatement.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.29.2014

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

The 27th running of the COMPcams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tire gave fans plenty to talk about this past weekend. Along with the action in Little Rock, Ark. the drama was also thick in Arizona as the ASCS Southwest Region took on the Arizona Speedway for the final time this season.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 10:50 AM, 10.28.2014

Fans Info for Halloween Havoc Includes Trick-or-Treat for the Kiddos!

The biggest three day racing event in the tracks history is set to take place this coming weekend as Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma is set to host the inaugural United States Modified Touring Series sanctioned “Halloween Havoc” from Thursday through Saturday nightOctober 30-31 and November 1. Not only will the biggest names in modified racing be descending to this racy Southern Oklahoma track, the top limited modified drivers in Oklahoma and Texas will also be in competition. And kids, it wouldn’t be a Halloween Havoc without involving you as well.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 10:50 AM, 10.28.2014

Fans Info for Halloween Havoc Includes Trick-or-Treat for the Kiddos!

The biggest three day racing event in the tracks history is set to take place this coming weekend as Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma is set to host the inaugural United States Modified Touring Series sanctioned “Halloween Havoc” from Thursday through Saturday nightOctober 30-31 and November 1. Not only will the biggest names in modified racing be descending to this racy Southern Oklahoma track, the top limited modified drivers in Oklahoma and Texas will also be in competition. And kids, it wouldn’t be a Halloween Havoc without involving you as well.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 11:49 PM, 10.26.2014

Moses Claims NCRA Victory; Powers Earns Championship!

It was a night of excitement, heartbreak, jubilation and disappointment as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products modified division wrapped up their 2014 race season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas and when it was said and done it was Darren Moses picking up his first career series feature victory while Dan Powers held on to claim his first ever series championship.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 8:43 PM, 10.26.2014

Limited Modified Info for Southern Oklahoma Speedway’s Halloween Havoc!

Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma is just days away from hosting the biggest three day racing event in the tracks history – the inaugural “Halloween Havoc” sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series, this coming Thursday through Saturday nightOctober 30-31, and November 1. As an added bonus, the tracks limited modified division will also be competing all three night’s utilizing the tracks weekly limited modified rules.  

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 8:43 PM, 10.26.2014

Early Deadline Tomorrow for USMTS Halloween Havoc!

Early entry deadline for the inaugural “Halloween Havoc” featuring the United States Modified Touring Series at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma is just one day away. This huge event, which will be the biggest three day event in the tracks history, is slated forThursday-Saturday nightOctober 30-31November 1 and will feature some of the top modified drivers in the country as well as drivers from throughout the states of Oklahoma and Texas.

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Volume 2014, Issue 10, Posted 8:42 PM, 10.26.2014