Busch, Herbert Coming To Summer Shootout
CONCORD, N.C. – The Jack in the Box 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 presented by Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, 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 Tuesday.
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.
Tuesday, champions will be crowned in six Legend Car and Bandolero divisions during Round 10. One of the closest battles of the summer is in the Quaker Steak and Lube Legend Car Pro division.
Going into the last race of the year, just 15 points separate leader Tyler Green and second-place Justin Swilling. While Swilling has two wins, Green has been more consistent throughout the season, leading to the season-ending showdown.
At the end of the night, there will be a spectacular 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 quarter-mile oval for a special race.
The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a free lanyard keychain courtesy of title sponsor, Jack in the Box. Plus, kids can have fun in the POWERADE Play Zone, featuring bounce houses, interactive games, face painting and more.
Fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Oct. 12. They can also register at the U.S. Legend Cars International booth to win a Legend Car driving school.
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.