NASCAR & Auto Racing

Notes | Fans invited to watch NASCAR crowd compete at new drag strip

Some short takes from the race weekend notebook:

If you see a leopard-skinned stiletto on Carl Edwards' No. 99 Ford this weekend you're not hallucinating. That's the logo for Mystique Salon and Spa of Boise, Idaho, which has been named the "Official Small Business of NASCAR" as part of a promotion with Office Depot, the primary sponsor on Edwards' car.

Mike Wallace will drive the No. 33, a fourth car for Richard Childress Racing, at next week's Sprint Cup race at Talladega.

Victory Junction Gang Camp has selected a 71-acre site only a few miles from the Kansas track as the site for its second camp. The new camp here will help serve children from the western portion of the United States who have been traveling to the existing camp near Randleman, N.C.

ZMax Dragway @ Concord will open its gates to NASCAR drivers, owners and crew members for a night of street-legal drag racing on Wednesday. The activities are open to the public. Admission is free to anyone showing a Bank of America 500 ticket at the gate. Fans who don't have tickets can make a $5 donation to Speedway Children's Charities for admission, and will get a $5 credit toward a ticket to the Sprint Cup race on Oct. 11. Gates open at 6 with racing at 6:30.