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Events | More to mark on the race week calendar

Some more events to mark on the race week calendar:

Thursday

  • The Racing for a Reason custom car and motorcycle show at Cabarrus Arena on N.C. 49 concludes. More than 70 custom cars and bikes owned by NASCAR celebrities are on display from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
  • A five-mile stretch of U.S. 421 from the in Wilkes County will be dedicated at 11 a.m. as the “Benny Parsons Highway” in honor of the late Cup champion. The ceremony will take place at the Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge Wine Tasting Room and Racing Museum at 4187 Highway 421 in North Wilkesboro.
  • Country music group Whiskey Falls will perform at 2 p.m. at JR Motorsports in Mooresville. A collection of race cars and custom vehicles will also be on display.
  • Friday

    Richard Childress Racing will host its fan appreciation day at the team’s headquarters in Welcome from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clint Bowyer will sign autographs at 9:30 a.m., Scott Wimmer and Tim McCreadie at 9:45, Jeff Burton at 10 a.m., Kevin Harvick at 10:15 and Richard Childress and his grandsons, Ty and Austin Dillon, at 10:30. Tickets for each 30-minute session will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Kurt Busch will serve as a celebrity bartender at Buchkead Saloon at 201 East Fifth Street from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on behalf of the Hands on Charlotte charity.

    Saturday

    The NASCAR Foundation’s Track Walk gives fans the chance to walk around the track at the 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway to raise money for the foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Register online at www.nascar.com/foundation or at the track at a booth near the Avenue of Flags at the Smith Tower. It’s open Thursday from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can also register at Gate 26 from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $30. Children under 14 can walk for free with a paid adult.

    Sunday

  • Hickory Motor Speedway hosts the 250-lap “Fall Brawl” late model race. Grandstands open at noon and racing begins at 1:30 p.m. Trucks and limited late models also will run. One of the first public showings of the AMP Energy-sponsored No. 88 Chevrolet that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive next year is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for teens and seniors.
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