NASCAR Sponsors Concerts and Other Celebrations in May

NASCAR Rev’d Up Concert
Wednesday, May 18

NASCAR Rev’d UpTM, a free concert and festival put on annually by NASCAR to kick off NASCAR Sprint All-Star WeekTM, will feature performances by multi-platinum country artist Gary Allan (in photo) and singer-songwriter Josh Kelley on May 18 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR Rev’d Up will begin at 4 p.m. ET with vendor displays and interactive activities from official partners including Sprint and SPEED.

Singer-songwriter Kelley will perform at 7:15 p.m. while Allan will take the stage at 8:45 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18 from 4- 10 p.m. ET

WHERE: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, N.C.
Corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Brevard Street.

For more information, please visit

NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman
Thursday, May 19

The NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman will take place on Thursday, May 19 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., and is the only indoor event sanctioned by NASCAR. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be televised at 8 p.m. the same evening on SPEED.

The finishing order of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman will determine the order of pit selection for the Sprint Showdown or NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

Tickets are available for purchase online at

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET
4:30 p.m. Seeding Round Begins

WHERE: Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C.

INFORMATION: To request media access, please submit name, title, affiliation, phone number and e-mail to


NASCAR Unites on NASCAR Day: Car Wash for Kids
Friday, May 20

On NASCAR Day, an annual charitable celebration, NASCAR Unites will unify the motorsports community across the nation with Car Wash for Kids. NASCAR Unites on NASCAR Day: Car Wash for Kids will rally tracks, charitable organizations, fans and the NASCAR industry to raise funds toward the goal of $1 million for children’s charities.

WHEN: Friday, May 20 from 9 to 6 p.m. ET

WHERE: Concord Mills
NASCAR SpeedPark
8111 Concord Mills Boulevard
Concord, NC 28027

2011 NASCAR Day Facts:
¨ More than 15 locations will participate in Car Wash for Kids.
¨ Each attendee will receive a car wash and a NASCAR Unites band which encourages fans to pledge five hours of volunteer service at NASCAR.COM/unites
¨ NASCAR Day is one pillar of the NASCAR Unites initiative to generate $1 million and one million hours of volunteerism for children’s charities.

NASCAR Day Fast Facts:
¨ Annually celebrated on the third Friday in May
¨ Since the first NASCAR Day in 2004, the celebration has raised more than $8 million for The NASCAR Foundation.
¨ May 20 will be The NASCAR Foundation’s eighth NASCAR Day celebration.

For additional information visit NASCAR.COM/unites or

Food Lion Speed Street
Thursday, May 26 – Saturday, May 28

WHAT: Celebrating 17 years, Food Lion Speed Street delivers an unprecedented experience to an estimated 400,000 fans by means of live entertainment, access to NASCAR’s brightest stars, and vendor displays from sponsors such as Food Lion, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, General Mills and Chevrolet.

WHEN: Thursday May 26 – Saturday, May 28
12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Daily

LOCATION: Charlotte, N.C.

LINEUP: Thursday, May 26
Rose Royce
Midnight Star
Pat Green

Friday, May 27
Josh Turner

Saturday, May 28
Eddie Money
Clay Walker
*Please note, all times, locations and appearances are subject to change. Visit for updated information.